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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Orpheus was a wonderful destination for my husband to take me to get away for a few days when I was feeling low after recent surgery had kept me couped up at home for too long. The resort was great for couples wanting a relaxing time rather than a party atmosphere but still had plenty of water based activities by... More 

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

Dear Lyn_17051960, We are pleased to hear you were able to get some rest when staying with us to help recover after your surgery. Our team really do provide a great level of service and comfort to those guests who need time to recuperate on holiday. Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience and we hope... More 

Sydney, Australia
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2,352 reviews
354 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2,225 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

" I vont to be alone", intoned the famous actress, and i for one adhere to that clarion call.... and where better than in our back of the woods, the Great Barrier Reef. Among the growing cadre of small lux resorts that leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of comfort yet without the pretentiousness. The main pavillion has a... More 

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

Dear shasha b, Thank you for your wonderfully descriptive review of your recent visit to our tropical isle. Our guests are able to set their own pace on Orpheus Island time and do it all or simply relax and let us spoil them. We’re happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the culinary delights of Chef Arie and his team, they... More 

Bathurst, Australia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

From the moment we flew into Townsville and approached the helicopter desk we could tell this was going to be relaxed and also above expectations. The helicopter flight to the island takes 30 minutes, there was another couple on board plus Jan the gardener who is a lovely lady. Upon landing we are greeted by the managers Ross & Jen... More 

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

Dear Mick & Stacey, On behalf of our island team, thank you for your lovely review. We certainly appreciate the time taken to share your Orpheus experience on this forum. Our team on the island are highly trained and very professional in their work. Their genuine care for our guests shows in the service they provide, always with a smile.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We have had 4 days and will go again. The only suggestion is book other than when tides are huge as losing the beach for 5 hours a drag. But that is 2 weeks a year I feel. Workers just terrific- young and enlivened and tollerant and could not be more helpful. Food excellent- breakfast in particular. No maddening crowds.... More 

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

Dear 664rodney, Thank you for sharing feedback on your recent stay with us. Our hard-working team really do go above and beyond to make sure all of our guests are looked after and have a memorable holiday. Even during the low tide our guests have plenty of options to explore the island. Snorkelling over giant clam gardens right in front... More 

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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

My wife and I had an amazing 4 nights at Orpheus. There really were no negatives to talk about, so I'll list the positives. The food: Expect top restaurant quality food for every meal. We knew Orpheus would be good, but the food really exceeded our expectations. The staff were all great. Jen and Ross, the General Managers, are very... More 

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

Dear Joel C, Thank you for your lovely review and we are happy to hear you both had an amazing Orpheus experience when staying with us recently. Our island team are truly one of our greatest assets and they work tirelessly to ensure all of our guests are looked after and made to feel comfortable while staying with us. With... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We recently spent 5 nights here and while it was of an acceptable standard, we were left feeling slightly disappointed and happy to leave for our next destination. Here are the points which I think could be helpful: Minuses: - It's not all inclusive: it claims to be but unless you want to drink a very ordinary Chardonnay or sauvignon... More 

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

Dear Livetoholiday101 Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us and we are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet all of your expectations. It is regretful you did not advise our General Managers of your concerns while at the Lodge as this would have enabled them to address any issues immediately. However we are... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Our family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children) enjoyed 6 amazing nights on Orpheus Island during the April '16 school holidays. Whilst the Island and the surrounding natural sights are truly amazing (as expected), it was the five-star service and unrivalled 'care factor' of the Resort Managers and their staff that remain etched in our minds. We were treated... More 

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

Dear vlad884 Thank you for sharing your family’s recent holiday experience with us. On behalf of our Orpheus team it was a pleasure to look after you and we are happy that you all enjoyed your time on our tropical isle. Our highly proficient staff work very hard to make every guest feel like the most important person in the... More 

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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted a week away and our requirements were; - all inclusive - remote but not too far away - spectacular scenery - great accommodation - excellent food and wine Orpheus met and exceeded all of our expectations and provided more than we could imagine. It was a small, intimate and deluxe setting with spectacular views. The... More 

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

Dear Gemma9870 Thank you for sharing such a great review after your visit to our tropical isle earlier this month. We are pleased to have ticked all of your requirements and exceeded your expectations during your relaxing week away. Being only 30min from Townsville via scenic helicopter makes Orpheus close yet far enough away to really escape – as well... More 

Norway
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35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

there is just not one thing that we could have wished different or better. Suite - we loved it (and recommend that you pay a little extra to have a suite). Food - we are quite spoiled, but we were so impressed. Setting/layout/activities - perfect! Staff/service - everybody had a sense for the little extra attention/details that makes a difference,... More 

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

Dear Fridag We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at Orpheus Island earlier this year and thank you for sharing your review. Our team’s friendly and relaxed style of service, without compromising on detail, is one that many of our guests return for. We do hope that you will come back for a visit on your next... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Orpheus is small, secluded island resort ranked in the top five in Australia in its category by Trip Advisor. Occupancy is limited to thirty lucky individuals, ensuring privacy. Our family spent four idyllic days there and, like everyone else, can’t wait to return. Here’s why: Location: Accessible only by helicopter, Orpheus is a picture of natural beauty, with abundant flora/fauna... More 

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

Dear aorrdalca On behalf of the entire team, we wish to thank you for sharing your holiday experience on Orpheus Island. We are fortunate to have some of the region’s most pristine and stunning fringing reefs around the island and are happy you were able to enjoy the wonderful world under the water. Back on land, our selection of rooms,... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
  • 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: $1,298 - $2,216 (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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“Any room would be fine.”
 of 5 bubbles onthegoLittleton_CO, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Every Room Has A Beautiful Ocean View”
 of 5 bubbles ginamcp, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“North suites have the best view of the bay/lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles Mangopieces, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the north side are cheaper and we thought the grassed area in front of them was nicer than the area the rooms on the south side”
  • View of Palm Island which is south / east of Orpheus
  • One of the private beaches you can paddle to in a kayak
 of 5 bubbles skippyjason, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Highly recommend the south rooms - they are more secluded from the pool/retstaurant area and have outdoor showers”
  • South room
 of 5 bubbles sarahcJ7941UM, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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