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Orpheus Island Lodge

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found Orpheus on Google maps while trying to find a romantic island getaway for our honeymoon. The "All Loved Up" brochure looked too good to be true but we thought let's take a chance. It was above and beyond anything we could have imagined! Staff were extremely friendly and somehow remembered even the tiniest details to make our stay...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent 5 nights at Orpheus Island over Easter, which we thoroughly enjoyed. I agree with all the positive comments from other reviewers about the high quality of the staff, the accommodation, the food, the helicopter travel, the location and the activities. I'm going to see if I can write a review that doesn't simply repeat everything that other...

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4Thank 123Familytraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got married on this beautiful island. Everything was perfect and organized to our full satisfaction. Jennifer & Ross are superb managers and hosts. The daily food variety and quality is a true paradise for every foodie Excellent team and service

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OrpheusIslandResort, General Manager at Orpheus Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Localhost0 for your lovely review, and for sharing your very special day with us. It was such a perfect day and beautiful ceremony. The food and service is certainly exceptional, and our team love going the extra mile to make sure all of our guests have the most memorable experience possible. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were lucky enough to spend three amazing nights on Orpheus Island but next time we will stay longer. From the moment we entered the Nautilus hangar, we were treated like royalty and never lifted a finger to do anything. Arriving at the Island is hard to put into words, the helicopter leans over slightly, makes a right turn and...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you are considering visiting Orpheus Island I suggest you go! The food was amazing the scenery was great and the staff went above and beyond our expectations. There is plenty to do, or if you prefer, you can sit, relax and watch the sunset! It must be one of Queensland's best kept secrets, however it is worth discovering.

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

From touch down to take off, our stay on Orpheus Island was perfect. The accommodation was great, the food a real culinary adventure and drinks in the spectacular horizon pool was a great end to each day. We snorkelled, went scuba diving, fishing and hiking around the island, and there was still lots of things to do when we had...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We travelled with a group of friends and from the moment we are arrived, we were overwhelmed by the picture perfect surroundings and tranquillity of the island. The decor of the rooms and main lodge were tasteful, relaxed and very inviting; reflecting the ambience of the resort. We especially enjoyed relaxing in the infinity pool with a cocktail, but the...

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Do as much or as little one likes. With a maximum of 30 guests at any given time, this is a trip that will stay with us for a long time. The staff is fantastic and the food unbelievable. The corals are also a must.

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2Thank oromanerol
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Booking and Pre-arrival. The team on the booking desk was excellent to deal with, very timely responses to questions, and always going that bit further than I expected. Jade, Suzanne, and Renee from the reservation department did an amazing job all round. 5 out of 5. Arrival. The transfer out to the island was by helicopter from the Townsville airport,...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 January 2017

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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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Breakfast Available
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: $1,394 - $2,356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Orpheus Island Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Relative room rates are a good guide to the relativities between the rooms.”
123Familytraveller, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the northern villas, they were great”
davidsL4968BI, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are excellent!”
TravelForWork04070, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Organise to take a dinghy out. Such a beautiful way to explore the surrounding reef.”
_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.”
mellowmarcia, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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