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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Orpheus Island impressed and exceeded expectations from the initial contact months before our arrival right through our departure after a several day stay. The Orpheus staff made the reservation process incredibly easy and personal despite the time difference and all the logistics of arrival and departure(including helicoptering on and off Orpheus)were handled professionally and executed flawlessly. Orpheus is an incredibly...

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1Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travel a lot around the world and I really have to say: Orpheus Island is one of the most amazing places in the world!!! My husband and I spend there 6 days and we're really sad to leave! The island is amazing, the staff outstanding friendly and helpful, the food is fresh and very good & you will get...

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1Thank lisalP9772CH
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a trip! Firstly I will say from the moment we arrived we felt relaxed. We arrived at the island via helicopter and were greeted by management, Ross and Jen, who are absolutely lovely. We were also met by another couple who were flying out, they were so happy but very disappointed to be leaving, they told us 'they didn't...

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1Thank _reneegeorgas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a secluded island resort off the coast of the great barrier reef, this is a place worth visiting. The five-star review comes with some caveats. The "5" is due to the beauty, the seclusion, the food, and the amazing staff. the rooms while spacious are NOT luxurious. they are more beachy in nature and the bathrooms are somewhat poor, at...

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3Thank Mitchell K
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As part of a month long tour in Australia we stayed at Orpheus for Christmas and can not wait to return. It commences with a very relaxed and scenic helicopter trip and a warm welcome from the Orpheus Staff with every single need catered for. The service is personal relaxed and with every staff member addressing you by name.The location...

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1Thank abc96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you so much for everything. I had such a great time with you over the last 5 days. The effort put in by the staff and the chefs to accommodate me being vegan was greatly appreciated. I was so sad to leave orpheous island and it's friendly, happy vibe. The activities were amazing including the best snorkelling you'll ever...

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1Thank Jonezy97
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The view is magnificent and what makes the island even more special are the staff. The attention to detail like observing food allergies and the housekeepers always ensuring the room had everything we wanted and more. The meals were works of art and Jen, who ran the walking tour, has a wealth of history and knowledge. Liana gave a fantastic...

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2Thank NuriGeorge
OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear NuriGeorge It was lovely to have you and your family stay with us this month and thank you for your wonderful feedback. Our team in the island are highly professional and love to pamper all of our guests. No request is too big or small. We love to see how relaxed our guests become over the duration of their...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 December 2016

From the moment I boarded the helicopter for the scenic flight to get there to the moment I left, all was just perfect. The small resort, the island, the fringing reefs, the fish -- everything is simply beautiful. Being such a small resort you are sure to meet other interesting people which adds to the charm. I loved the freedom...

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OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear mellowmarcia On behalf of our team on the island, thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay earlier this year. It really is the perfect destination to relax or take advantage of the varied tours and activities and meet like-minded travellers. Hopefully you will come back and visit us again sometime in the future. Kind regards, Tammy @...

Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful, What more can you say? Friendliest service ever ! Incredible food, and you are staying on the Great Barrier Reef. Did not want to leave. Activities: . Outer reef dive . Outer reef snorkel . Massage . Dining with the tides . Stand up paddle board . Dinghy adventures . Beach picnics . Sunset cruise

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3Thank Simon S
OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Simon S Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time and experiences while on Orpheus Island. We hope you will come back to visit is in the near future…we’ll keep an eye out for your chopper. Kind regards, Tammy @ Orpheus Marketing

Reviewed 7 December 2016

To The Orpheus Dream Team... OK, so we are back to reality today, yes, back to work in the office and not on The Dream Island....the best we can say is that we were able to talk about The Island Dream a lot today! For all of you reading reviews...... just book the Holiday...we promise you that you will only...

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OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Manuel and Bobby On behalf of our wonderful dream team, thank you for sharing such a wonderful review on this forum. Our island team are one of our most valuable assets and they work extremely hard to ensure all of our guests have the most memorable Orpheus experience possible. We would love to welcome you back to our slice...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Orpheus is very much a secret to the outside world, a rare island hideaway of exceptional beauty!Located just 80km north of Townsville, amidst the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the island stretches across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline, and comprises of a pristine National Park and surrounding World Heritage-listed Marine Park. Access is either via a 25 minute helicopter journey from Townsville, or an hour journey from Cairns. The newly renovated lodge accommodates just 34 indulged guests at any one time, ensuring absolute seclusion and serenity! Offering the ultimate romantic escape, a luxurious family getaway, unique outdoorsy experiences, or booked in its entirety for exclusive use, Orpheus is emerging as the ‘new’ undiscovered tropical destination on Australia’s doorstep. Orpheus boasts a plethora of once in a lifetime experiences! Its principal dive sites boast 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef; the local waters are a fisherman's playground and home to the most sought after reef and game fish species in the world; and guests can take the helm of a dingy and discover the many pristine coves and reefs that fringe Orpheus. Alternatively, Orpheus provides the perfect backdrop for a more private interlude if guests wish to simply shut off from the outside world and succumb to the pleasure of a unique aboriginal-inspired massage. Accommodation rates are inclusive of all gourmet meals, celebrating a bounty of locally-sourced, wholesome and freshly caught and grown seasonal delights, a selection of regional wines and beers, a daily nature-based experience, and the island’s signature ‘Dining with the Tides’ experience which allows guests to enjoy an intimate dinner for two under a starlit canopy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orpheus Island Lodge

Address: PO Box 549 | Garbutt East, Orpheus Island, Queensland 4810, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Orpheus Island
Price Range: $1,265 - $2,179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Orpheus Island Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Organise to take a dinghy out. Such a beautiful way to explore the surrounding reef.”
 of 5 bubbles _reneegeorgas, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are perfect but the rooms to the left of the public area are closer to the sea and more private.”
 of 5 bubbles mellowmarcia, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose a North Room or Suite....best views”
 of 5 bubbles R7418AGrobertam, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any room would be fine.”
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“Every Room Has A Beautiful Ocean View”
 of 5 bubbles ginamcp, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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