Lodge in Pristine Lord Howe Island Tops Listing of Greatest Lodges in South Pacific

A sixth-generation family-owned B&B has topped the perfect lodge within the South Pacific and in Australia, in line with the journey web site Tripadvisor.

Pinetrees Lodge on Lord Howe Island was named “Prime Lodge in Australia” and “Prime Lodge within the South Pacific” in Tripadvisor’s 2023 Vacationers’ Selection Better of the Greatest Awards, launched on Could 24.

The Awards checklist, now in its twenty first yr, examined over a 12-month interval from the information of over 1.5 million accommodations, figuring out the highest-rated accommodations based mostly on visitor opinions. Winners are decided in line with the standard and amount of traveller opinions and scores posted on Tripadvisor in addition to a further editorial course of.

“It’s clear that our group ventured far and huge within the final yr: Our 10 subcategories embody winners from 37 areas all over the world and embody a variety of wonderful locations to remain,” Sarah Firshein, head of the editorial division at Tripadvisor, advised The New Day by day.

Lord Howe Island, which lies 780 kilometres northeast of Sydney within the Tasman Sea, permits solely 400 guests at one time and is understood for its pristine white-sand seashores and mountain climbing trails.

Pinetrees Lodge has been open to visitors since 1895 and is at the moment owned by a pair, Dani Rourke and Luke Hanson, sixth-generation members of the family of the unique house owners.

The lodge boasts over 700 5/5 opinions on Tripadvisor, with travellers on the web site praising it for its pleasant employees, scrumptious meals, and a focus to element.

“Employees had been implausible & pleasant, nice service, they usually had been pretty to speak to,” reads one buyer overview on the web site. “The meals had been excellent, and the lodge is charming and in an excellent location. Rooms had been good, a beautiful place to remain on a particular island!”

“Pinetrees Lodge is a full-service lodge. We speak to our visitors, carry their luggage, ship picnics, mild wood-fired barbecues, information our teams by way of mountain climbing and swimming adventures, and serve stunning meals 4 instances per day,” the house owners advised information.com.

“Attempting to restrict the contact between visitors and employees at Pinetrees went utterly in opposition to the grain of what we do. We’ll by no means be a ‘contactless check-in’ sort of place.”

This isn’t the primary time the lodge has gained the award. Its most up-to-date award was in 2020.

Queensland and Victoria Lodges Additionally Make the Listing

For the highest accommodations in Australia on the checklist, each Queensland and Victoria had been residence to among the greatest accommodations across the nation, with every state boasting eight accommodations within the high 25. The Prime Lodges checklist examined the highest-rated stays across the nation, starting from countryside motels to luxurious venues.

Seven Australian accommodations made it to the Prime 10 within the South Pacific, with Pinetrees Lodge on the high for 2023. The Reef Home in Queensland’s Palm Cove and Tokoriki Island Resort in Fiji ranked second and third within the area.

Three accommodations in Australia had been additionally acknowledged as among the greatest on the planet. Whereas Pinetrees Lodge was awarded No. 25 on the planet for All-Inclusives, Victoria’s Yarra Gables got here at No. 3 on the planet B&B class, and Mount Lofty Home Adelaide Hills from South Australia got here in at No. 24 on the planet Small Lodges class.

Prime 10 accommodations on the planet:

  1. Rambagh Palace – Jaipur, India
  2. Ozen Reserve Bolifushi – Bolifushi Island, Maldives
  3. Lodge Colline de France – Gramado, Brazil
  4. Shangri-La The Shard, London – London, UK
  5. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong – Hong Kong, China
  6. JW Marriott Marquis Lodge Dubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  7. Romance Istanbul Lodge – Istanbul, Türkiye
  8. Ikos Dassia – Dassia, Greece
  9. Ikos Andalusia – Estepona, Spain
  10. Padma Resort Ubud – Puhu, Indonesia

Prime 10 accommodations within the South Pacific:

  1. Pinetrees Lodge – Lord Howe Island, Australia
  2. The Reef Home Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes – Palm Cove, Australia
  3. Tokoriki Island Resort – Tokoriki Island, Fiji
  4. The Remington Muswellbrook – Muswellbrook, Australia
  5. RACV Torquay Resort – Torquay, Australia
  6. Kingsford Smith Motel – Brisbane, Australia
  7. Ingredient on Coolum Seashore – Coolum Seashore, Australia
  8. Outrigger Fiji Seashore Resort – Sigatoka, Fiji
  9. The St Regis Bora Bora Resort – Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  10. Little Nationwide Lodge Sydney – Sydney, Australia

Prime 10 accommodations in Australia:

  1. Pinetrees Lodge, Lord Howe Island (NSW)
  2. The Reef Home Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes, Palm Cove (Qld)
  3. The Remington Muswellbrook, Muswellbrook (NSW)
  4. RACV Torquay Resort, Torquay (Vic)
  5. Kingsford Smith Motel, Brisbane (Qld)
  6. Ingredient on Coolum Seashore, Coolum Seashore (Qld)
  7. Little Nationwide Lodge, Sydney (NSW)
  8. Zagame’s Home, Melbourne (Vic)
  9. Sovereign Park Motor Inn, Ballarat (Vic)