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Beachcomber Lodge

Anderson Road, Lord Howe Island 2898 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 25/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Beachcomber Lodge is a family owned and operated lodge located on beautiful Lord Howe Island - a world heritage listed island in the South Pacific, approximately 700km from Sydney. Beachcomber is surrounded by Lord Howe's natural beauty, set amongst native Lord Howe Island Kentia Palms with splashes of colour from an array of tropical flowers. Beachcomber is only a few minutes walk to Ned's Beach, famous for its snorkeling & fish feeding, and an easy walk or bike ride to convenient stores & visitors centre. Beachcomber is perfectly located for those wanting to explore those natural attractions that have made Lord Howe famous.
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Free parking
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
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BBQ facilities
Coffee shop
Tennis court offsite
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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English, Japanese
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Chad292 wrote a review Oct 2020
Sydney, Australia97 contributions15 helpful votes
Our stay at the Beachcomber met exactly what we were looking for: tranquil, relaxing and just downright ‘let the hair down’ type of experience. The rooms were basic and met our needs and to be honest you really don’t need much more than that as Lord Howe Island is a place where you want to be out exploring and making the most of the day. Gary the host was great to meet and speak with and really just a down to earth and genuine guy. I felt like I could sit and listen to him for hours telling stories of his family’s history and stories from the island. Peter who is the on site staff was also great and picked us up from the airport and was able to take us to dinner as long as we provided him with enough notice. To set your expectations, I think the Beachcomber is called a lodge because it is exactly that, it’s not your typical hotel/resort style service, it’s more a place where you are provided the essentials and then you are left to enjoy the holiday as if it was your own place. Now don’t get me wrong when I say that as both Peter and Gary are a knock on the door away if you need anything. RECEPTION One thing to get used to is the service as wifi is available but VERY expensive. Approx. $10 for 100MB. However there is a pay phone booth just outside of the lodge on the road (was actually quite in awe when I saw it as if it was an antique novelty). Alternatively, Peter can easily check on reservations or any activity bookings for you if you give him notice. Also with Wifi I thought a pocket wifi may work but unfortunately it didn’t. It seems to be tied to Thornleigh Farm who must run the island’s Wifi satellite and the. You just purchase it from there. FOOD AND RESTAURANTS One thing to keep in mind is if you don’t have reservations at restaurants for dinner make sure you make them ahead of time. During our stay there were still some Covid restrictions but the options are limited depending on the day and when places are open etc. Otherwise there is a small self-contained kitchen but just make sure you get to Joys Shop before it closes at 6:30, this is the one on Middle Beach Road before the massive hill. There’s another one down the road from Beachcomber called Thompson’s I believe but their selection isn’t as big and generally shuts quite early. Beachcomber also has an outdoor BBQ that looks like a great spot if it was a small group of you or even a couple. We just ended up going to the Anchorage, Golfy and the Bowlo which were all great. Izak is the chef at the Bowlo and the food was great and very fresh! I highly recommend the kingfish raw or cooked (grilled or fried) as it is some of the freshest I have had. Side note, Izak is also a phenomenal photographer and a lot of the photos you see around the island are likely to be his photos. Truly spectacular! We went to his gallery which is actually just a short walk down the hill but hey mentioned he would need to be moving it fairly soon as his rent was up there. In any event his insta handle is @Izakb4 🤙🏻. Enjoy Lord Howe Island and the Beachcomber if you end up coming and staying here, you won’t regret it and will be wanting to book your next trip as soon as you step foot off the plane and see the beauty the island has to offer across the sealife, seascapes and more importantly the locals that allow us ‘blow-ins’ to experience their island lifestyle with them!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Donna P wrote a review Sep 2019
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions11 helpful votes
Self contained studio apartment with full kitchenette. Recently renovated bathroom. Lovely gardens and outdoor sitting areas to watch the birds. Pleasant bike ride from town, hill elevation. On site pizzas were delicious. Helpful staff.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Response from Gary_Payten, Owner at Beachcomber Lodge
Responded 21 Sep 2019
Hey Donna Thank you for this very kind review , loved having you stay Gary
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Kerry M wrote a review May 2019
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia13 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family appreciated the clean and comfortable self contained family cottage at the rear of the property. Very comfortable beds, but no choice of bedding, only doonas provided which were too hot. Adequate appliances, crockery and cookware in the kitchenette, but no luxury extras such as a vegetable peeler or grater so don't expect to cook gourmet dinners! Minimal staff were very friendly and frequently serviced the bathroom, though didn't clean or sweep the floor during our 11 night stay so the cottage became pretty grubby. Homemade cookies and Easter buns were a lovely touch, and the Restaurant was fantastic. Very handy to have laundry facilities. No views, but private. Extremely pricey for the level of comfort provided.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gary_Payten, Owner at Beachcomber Lodge
Responded 15 May 2019
Dear kerrym236, Thank you for staying at beachcomber and for providing a detailed review, I will be looking at everything you mentioned.
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Gardengirl212 wrote a review Apr 2019
Sydney, Australia868 contributions49 helpful votes
Spent 8 glorious nights at Beachcomber Lodge. Our host and chauffeur Gary, took great care of us and nothing was a problem. All Beachcomber’s staff are extremely friendly and accommodating – namely Denise, Bex and Sujin (and sorry I’ve forgotten the other lady’s name). Our one bedroom apartment was spotlessly clean and comfortable with a great outside veranda which was ideal for an afternoon drink before heading off to dinner. The gardens are so lush and gorgeous, teeming with birdlife and the most beautiful flowers, trees and plants with many varieties of hibiscus as well as gingers, bromeliads and palms. The restaurant here at Beachcomber is top notch – make sure you experience the a la carte, the young chef here is turning out incredible food. And if you're dining elsewhere, your transport to other restaurants leaves at approx. 6:15 each night. Don’t pack a book as there’s a well-stocked library and beach towels are also provided. There is a guest laundry – and the view of the night sky is awesome from the clothesline out the back! We had such a fabulous holiday on Lord Howe, we cannot wait to return. Thank you Payten family and staff for making our holiday an absolutely perfect one!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: One bedroom apartment
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Response from Gary_Payten, Owner at Beachcomber Lodge
Responded 1 May 2019
Dear Gardengirl212, Thank you, what a wonderful review so happy everything was OK for you at Beachcomber and we do hope you visit again someday, kind wishes.
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CathElle01 wrote a review Apr 2019
Sydney, Australia24 contributions24 helpful votes
We recently spent 5 days at Beachcomber Lodge with friends, but wished we could have stayed longer as there is simply so much to do on Lord Howe Island. On arrival we were picked up at the airport and given a quick tour of the island which was really helpful. Our room at the lodge was very comfortable and had a small kitchenette which was great. Once you've hired your bikes it's just a short bike ride from the lodge to Ned's Beach, the Lagoon and other places of interest. At night the wonderful team at Beachcomber will drive you to your dinner destination with the restaurants dropping you home. If I'm lucky enough to come back to Lord Howe Island I would be happy to stay at the Beachcomber Lodge again.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Response from Gary_Payten, Owner at Beachcomber Lodge
Responded 25 Apr 2019
Dear CathElle01 We would love to have you come over and visit with us again and thank you for your very kind review
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beachcomber Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Beachcomber Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Ned's Beach (0.4 km), Lagoon Beach (1.2 km), and Mt Gower (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Beachcomber Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Beachcomber Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Beachcomber Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Beachcomber Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coral Cafe, Anchorage Restaurant, and Pinetrees Lodge.
Does Beachcomber Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Beachcomber Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Beachcomber Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Lord Howe Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Beachcomber Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Beachcomber Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.