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Arajilla Retreat

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Beach nearby, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Beach nearby, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Beach nearby, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Beach nearby, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
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Overview of Arajilla Retreat

Arajilla Retreat

4.5 star property
Lord Howe Island beach hotel with spa, restaurant

10.0/10 Exceptional

12 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Lounge area
Old Setlement Beach, Lord Howe Island, NSW, 2898

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Lord Howe Island, NSW (LDH) - 12 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle


  • Earl's Anchorage - 8 min walk
  • Coral Cafe - 16 min walk

About this property

Arajilla Retreat

Arajilla Retreat is only 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the airport and offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with massages, body wraps or facials. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and free bike rentals. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 9:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby
  • Street parking available


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach access
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bike hire
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Television

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens
  • Laundry detergent

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Selected Comfort mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee grinder


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Ayurvedic Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector and window guards on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Arajilla Lodge
Arajilla Lodge Lord Howe Island
Arajilla Lord Howe Island
Arajilla Retreat Hotel Lord Howe Island
Arajilla Retreat Hotel
Arajilla Retreat Lord Howe Island
Arajilla Retreat
Arajilla Retreat Hotel
Arajilla Retreat Lord Howe Island
Arajilla Retreat Hotel Lord Howe Island

Frequently asked questions

Does Arajilla Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Arajilla Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Arajilla Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Arajilla Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Arajilla Retreat?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Arajilla Retreat?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Arajilla Retreat?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Arajilla Retreat and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Arajilla Retreat?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Earl's Anchorage (8-min walk).
Does Arajilla Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Arajilla Retreat like?
Arajilla Retreat is located near Old Settlement Beach, only a short 1-minute walk from Lord Howe Habitat Protection Zone and 8 minutes' walk from Earl's Anchorage.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Picturesque and well located. Great low key friendly very efficient service
5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A Resort where you are treated as "special".
Our stay was all that we could have wished for! We could do lots, or nothing, as we wished. Meals were wonderfully presented and a delight to eat. The staff were young and enthusiastic to please our every whim. If we didn't want to walk, we could be driven where ever we wished to go and picked up again at a nominated time and place. Room service was prompt and well presented. The surrounding property is beautifully natural with winding paths through the Kentia palms and tropical gardens. Other guests were rarely seen except at meal times or in the lounge and there was no intruding noise from the other units, although the property was full during our visit. It was only a couple of minutes easy walk to the beach or the beginning of walks and hikes, which varied in length and difficulty, but always had wonderful views along the way. We loved Arajilla! and perfect.
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10/10 Exceptional

A great spot
This is a lovely hotel set amongst a palm forest. The rooms are large and clean, and the service is excellent. Arajilla is only a few minutes walk to Settlement Beach where turtles are frequently seen.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A restful place to stay
Arajilla, being on Lord Howe Island, is only 2 hours from Sydney and just perfect. You are met at the airport by a member of the friendly staff and given a quick orientation tour of the island. The rooms are lovely and clean with comfrotable beds. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The bikes provided are good to ride and comforable seats, with enough gears to get up the hills. All food is included. The meals are fantastic and diverse. If required breakfast can be arranged early or a tray in your room, if you are leaving on a tour before 8 am. Lunch can be eat in or sandwiches take away or even a BBQ. Everything is fantastic and couldn't be better
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Close to the heart of Lord Howe and the beaches.
Hotel staff and food were excellent. Easy to pop into the town by bike or walking. 500 Mb wifi included.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

getting away from it all
Unfortunately the weather was not great , but the hotel and the island lovely. We did a lot of bush walking, not as much snorkelling as we had hoped. Arajilla is located in a lovely area of the island although the island being small, everywhere is close. The food was good, some nights were great. Friendly staff but often have to ask for things more than once. Bikes are provided for getting around the island, and this is easy riding. We enjoyed the wildlife on the island. Mt Gower is the most challenging bush walk I have done, but a great sense of achievement when completed.Our room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Also a very comfortable lounge area in your room,one TV channel available if you want to keep up with news and Movies are also available to watch.It was our first visit to Lord Howe Island and we were very happy with our choice to stay at Arajilla.
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10/10 Exceptional

Love Lord Howe and Arajilla.
A beautiful location and great accommodation with incredible staff. Fantastic evening dining. Will surely return to Arajilla. First rate break in this idyllic setting.
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10/10 Exceptional

Facilities: Everything you could need; Service: Go the extra mile; Lord Howe Island is fantastic, terrific scenery, very quiet, many walks, a great place to relax. Arajilla Retreat was well located and well appointed
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

well organized cuisine
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review