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Orpheus Island Lodge

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12/06/2017 13/06/2017
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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016

As soon as we arrived our family knew it was world class service. Drinks were received as soon the helicopter landed, and talked to the 6-star chefs about our meals. (All of which were, of course excellent) The room was wonderful, spacious and catered to all our needs, which are a lot. The food and massages were fantastic, and the...

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

Dear Mangopieces, It was wonderful to welcome you and your family to our tropical paradise earlier this year. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and participated in many of our daily group experiences. We agree that our motorised dinghies are perfect for discovering the island at your own pace. As we have more beaches...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

After organizing a wedding in Argentina living in Australia and getting married, all we needed for a honeymoon was to not worry about anything, enjoy and relax. We thought Orpheus was going to be a good option, and we weren’t wrong. Everything was absolutely great. The scenery is amazing, the staff is always ready to help. I’m a bit fuzzy...

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

Dear NatiCelp, Congratulations on your marriage and we are very honoured to be your choice of honeymoon destination. Our priority was to ensure you and your partner enjoyed some well-earned rest and relaxation enabling you to recuperate from the challenges of planning your overseas wedding. We are pleased to hear that the special magic that is Orpheus Island was felt...

Sydney
Reviewed 19 October 2016

For those like me who dream of a luxury island getaway where you can be waited upon, eat, drink, sunbake, see the reef and marine life, and go fishing; this place is the goods. Let me break it down for you: Being Waited Upon: From the helicopter pilots, to all the staff on the island, everyone wants the best for...

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

Dear skippyjason, Thank you for taking the time to share such a fantastic and extensive review following your recent stay on our tropical isle. On behalf of our entire island team we are very pleased to hear that you both enjoyed your holiday. We do have a range of light fishing equipment available for our guests to use at no...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We spent part of our honeymoon at Orpheus Island and it was better than we could have imagined. From the moment we stepped off the helicopter from Townsville, every detail was perfect - it was pure relaxation. The resort is immaculately maintained and luxurious, but perfectly complements the natural beauty of the island. The staff is so friendly and accommodating...

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

Dear Sarah C, Congratulations on your nuptials and we were very honoured that you choose Orpheus Island for your honeymoon and the place to start your married life together. Also congratulations on your first dive experience and you couldn’t have chosen a better place than our local reefs to introduce yourself to the amazing world that lives beneath the water....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2016

So often you read reviews of resorts like this but they do not live up to the hype. This is not the case with Orpheus! Most people come to Orpheus by helicopter from Townsville but we came from Cairns because we wanted to see as much of the local scenery as possible. We were not disappointed as we crossed firstly...

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

Dear LiveMyDreams Thank you for such a wonderful review and sharing your recent experience. It was a pleasure having you both stay with us earlier this month. We completely agree that our staff are the backbone of the Lodge and one of our greatest assets. Teamed with the range of activities and the foodie experience created by our very talented...

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Orpheus island is all about relaxing in style on a tropical island right on the Great Barrier Reef. This resort has a very laid back feel that goes hand in hand with being in tropical north Queensland where nothing is too much trouble and everyone has a smile. Our family loved our stay here. Staff on the island and also...

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

Dear T-TEMPLEMAN, It was lovely to have you and your family stay with us recently and we are very happy to hear that you all thoroughly enjoyed your time on our magical isle. Our staff are highly trained and go above and beyond to ensure all of our guests have a memorable experience. No request is too big or small...

Shanghai Region, China
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Orpheus last June for 6 nites. Very laid back. Nicely appointed suites, very attentive staff. Great location with access to inner and outer reef. Outer Reef snorkeling is beyond comparison, hotel organizes and executes this like pros. See it before it's gone ! Various meals were consistently very good or excellent. Staff really does work with you to make...

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

Dear Al F, Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear you were able to visit both the inner and outer reefs while you stayed with us. We do have some of the healthiest fringing reefs and our activities team consistently advise on the excellent state of the reefs within access to the island. We are happy...

Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary on beautiful Orpheus Island. From the moment we arrived at Townsville Airport we had a wonderful experience. The helicopter flight over to the resort was wonderful, so scenic. Once arriving on the Island the staff make you feel extra special and the service from every single staff member was outstanding. We did...

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

Dear Lisa S, Congratulations and thank you for choosing Orpheus Island to celebrate your milestone anniversary. On behalf of the Ross, Jenn and the island team we hope the next 20 years are as equally special for you both. We can’t wait to welcome you back and please let our reservations team know when you are planning your trip as...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 September 2016

From the moment we arrived in the island we were greeted at the helipad by Cameron. We were then taken into the dinning area and provided refreshments, and a run down of what was offered at the resort. We were introduced to the Water Activities staff and Chef who took down any dietary requirements including the Children's dislikes. Our beachfront...

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

Dear SharonCBCO, Thank you for sharing your family’s experience while staying with us. We agree that our location is one of the best on the Reef and we are happy to hear that you all had an enjoyable time. Our staff do go out of their way to make sure all guests want for nothing including our younger guests. We...

Elburn, Illinois
Reviewed 15 September 2016

What constitutes a good review? When doing my research on places to visit, I want to know what it's like, the good and bad, the people, the activities, and how people similar to myself enjoy the place. So here is my attempt at the world's most useful review! Getting there---Helicopter rides are great. Brad the pilot rules. Eating there---Within 30...

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

Dear Kevin S Wow! What an excellent and very thorough review. Thank you for taking the time out to share your family’s recent experience on Orpheus. Our aim is to showcase our stunning island location at its very best while catering to our guests discerning tastes, all in a luxurious lodge setting. Our team strives to ensure all guests have...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: ₹ 67,235 - ₹ 1,10,121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Orpheus Island Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“We chose a south suite and liked being further away from the main reception area.”
WalkTalkTravel, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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