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Beachcomber Lodge

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#1 of 1 B&B in Lord Howe Island
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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
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Bowling
Canoeing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Free airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Diving
Hiking
Snorkelling
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Jo C wrote a review Nov 2023
Darwin, Australia18 contributions20 helpful votes
Lovely low-key accommodation in a beautiful garden setting. The rooms are modern and comfortable, with a well-equipped kitchen. The small number of rooms at the lodge added to the calm and relaxed feel. Our host Paul was so friendly and helpful, meeting us at the airport and providing us with a tour of the island and taking us to various locations for dinner each evening. The lodge is a little further out from the town, but we hired bikes for our stay which made getting around easy.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Jose G wrote a review June 2023
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I recently stayed at the Beachcomber Lodge on Lord Howe Island and it was fantastic. The rooms were nice and simple, just right for a relaxing island vacation. Everything was clean and I had everything I needed. The location was also great, nestled close to the beautiful and secluded Ned's Beach, offering quick access to a tranquil spot for relaxation or a quick swim. But what really made my stay special was Gary, the owner of the lodge. He picked me up from the airport, gave me a tour, and was always there to help out. The hospitality offered by Gary and his family was very welcoming. The main stores are just a short walk away from the lodge, but you might find a rental bike handy to explore the island more widely. Beachcomber Lodge is a great place to stay!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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SJones wrote a review Jan 2023
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Too old - on top of a steep hill. Don't waste your money. Also outdated for the prices charged. The Island is nice - just alot of price inflation on accommodation. If you get stuck there !!! Hello Capella!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michelle P wrote a review Oct 2022
Peregian Beach, Australia1 contribution2 helpful votes
Prepaid $5K via Oxley Travel to secure 2 x 1 bd cottages at Beachcomber Lodge for a total of 5 nights. Unfortunately QANTAS cancelled our flights on three occasions to LHI (Oct 2022) and therefore we were unable to utilize or prepaid accommodation. Understandably guest who were unable to depart LHI were staying in our prepaid rooms, and likely paying some category of tariff to Beachcomber. Requested Gary from Beachcomber consider issuing us a partial refund or even a partial travel credit (to be used in non peak period) but to no avail. We were not seeking a full refund., nor even 50%. Have stayed at LHI previously, but this is an expensive lesson. Ensure you have adequate travel insurance (even though it is domestic travel), as QANTAS does cancel flights to LHI and Beachcomber will not offer any sort of remedy. Time for my family to find a new destination. Glen
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Date of stay: October 2022
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r0che123 wrote a review Sept 2022
Berlin, Germany4 contributions1 helpful vote
The stay was fine, its pretty basic so dont expect anything too flash but it does the job. Service was good here, not a lot of internet though! We came to LHI for our honeymoon and I would say the trip was a disaster. Couldn't get restaurant bookings & experienced rude hospo staff, it was hard to find fresh food (the island was running out of food due to the barge being turned around), we missed the Mt Gower climb due to a delayed flight by 1 day, fishing boats were broken & not going out, Balls Pyramid boat was cancelled on the day. BE PREPARED if you choose LHI for your next holiday destination.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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BrianOnTheWeb wrote a review Aug 2022
Sydney, Australia17 contributions11 helpful votes
Very comfy bed, everything works, well equipped (including the kitchenette) and a few extra nice touches you don't find at other places in this price range on Lord Howe (e.g. toiletries, tea/coffee/sugar/milk). Staff is very accommodating, more than happy to change out towels, take you to dinner each evening, pretty much anything you need. There is no mobile service on the island but the (paid) wifi here works very well, And there is a free Telstra phone booth right outside to call and make dinner bookings or schedule activities. I saw a recent review that seemed to be oblivious to the fact that this a small (and very hilly) island and you have to consider that when booking. I think Beachcomber does very well in this environment, but do research Lord Howe before heading off and make sure it's the right holiday for you.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Peter C wrote a review Feb 2022
Surfers Paradise, Australia54 contributions19 helpful votes
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This is a very different holiday especially for older visitors. Good place for the young and fit but they probably can’t afford it. Accommodation is ok but basic, spacious clean roomy but no air conditioning and a bit tatty. The biggest problem is the location. Bicycles are the main form of transport or walk. It is on the top of a steep hill about 1.5 km from the shops. Even the school kids had to get off and push their bikes up, so quite a problem for 70 year olds. Roads are also narrow and lumpy. Getting around is very difficult especially when we were unlucky that it rained four out of the six days. No wonder it’s green and lush. Virtually no internet or mobile phones and basic tv stops when it rains! You can get a lift to restaurants and they will bring you back although the bowling club forgot us and went home! The chef had to give us a lift after cleaning the kitchen. Only a small number of restaurants were open and most were only two nights a week due to Covid. Bowling club had the best food. You have to book usually using a public phone. The natural features are amazing but not in the rain or when it’s difficult to get there. They really need to provide more for older visitors. Understandably everything costs double the mainland price. Must admit this holiday was disappointing. A big thank you to the manager Paul who did a great job. Also the beachcomber restaurant was closed down.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Tamara Peters wrote a review Dec 2021
Newcastle, Australia42 contributions68 helpful votes
The bed was comfortable and the room had all the basics that we needed. Paul provided a great service including a trip to Joys shop when we couldn’t get a dinner booking. Be prepared to not have access to your room until later in the day. We arrived on LHI early so left our bags and went for a walk until the afternoon. This is typical on LHI. Note that this accomodation is on a higher part of the island. We planned our day to only return, and climb the hill, at the end of the day.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chad292 wrote a review Oct 2020
Sydney, Australia101 contributions35 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 Sept 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
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Responded 21 Sept 2019
Hey Donna Thank you for this very kind review , loved having you stay Gary
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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 Lord Howe Island Museum (0.5 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 Lord Howe Island Bowling Club Meals.
Does Beachcomber Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Beachcomber Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Beachcomber Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Beachcomber Lodge offers airport transportation 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.