Capella Lodge is Lord Howe luxury and Lord Howe Island's premium boutique accommodation. Commanding stunning ocean and mountain views the lodge affords a civilised, stylish and sophisticated escape. Capella's contemporary cuisine, first name service, relaxed sophistication and intimate surrounds combine to deliver a unique and exclusive Lord Howe Island experience. Lord Howe with luxe appeal.
With clear views over the Pacific Ocean and the world’s southern-most coral reef, Capella Lodge rests above Lord Howe Island’s tiny, secret beach at Lover’s Bay and at the foot of the imperious twin peaks, Mounts Gower and Lidgbird. The restaurant throws open its windows to catch the sea breeze and the scent of frangipani. Interiors are Lord Howe beach-house chic; washed wood and luxe organic finishes combine with modern mariner and Lord Howe kentia-themed Bruce Goold furnishings to create a relaxed, contemporary style and streamlined luxury.
With a flowing single level design offering cameo views of the ocean and mountains, the Capella Suite features king or optional twin bedding, integrated lounge area and private outdoor deck. High ceilings and marine finishes create a beach house feel, a sense of cool airiness in this subtropical paradise, Lord Howe kentia palms waving outside. Guests find a stylish refuge in this 45 square meter space, featuring such lounging treats as the addictive Danish 'Primetime' chair with classic Artemide Tolomeo lamp stretching above, ideal for an indulgent read in the afternoon breeze. Cool Julie Paterson custom designed fabrics and wood print art add a distinctive 'laid back' Lord Howe feel to this suite. A chic basalt-dressed ensuite offers natural sky lighting and an oversized shower with generous dual heads allowing guests to rejuvenate in the remarkably soft, pure Lord Howe rainwater. Custom Capella Spa amenities use Island botanicals and enriching marine elements to create a sensual Lord Howe bathing experience. An expansive outdoor deck with sumptuous day bed and sun lounge complete a picture of relaxed, rejuvenating island living.
Perfect for a small family or friends relaxing together, the generous single level Catalina Suite with king bedroom also features a separate lounge area with day beds that can convert to two single beds on evening turndown. Flexible bedding options also allow four single beds. Inspired by the lofty heights of the mountains just outside, vaulted white ceilings and marine finishes create a cool and airy feel to this 65 square meter suite. A generous outdoor deck flows easily to offer outdoor relaxation options including large daybed and occasional furniture. Guests are spellbound by views of the magnificent mountains soaring above and cool ocean glimpses beyond. A luxurious basalt-walled ensuite bathroom affords easy privacy and convenience, with treats such as island-scented handmade soaps, Capella Spa toiletries and organic ceramics. Technology to keep in touch or chilllout includes wireless internet connection and Bose music system. Danish 'Prime Time' chairs and textiles by Julie Paterson of Cloth create a sense of leisure at its most stylish
The popular Lagoon Loft is a comfortable mezzanine style 55 square meter suite with king bedroom upstairs, living area downstairs and private decks on both levels. Generous living area daybeds can convert to one or two single beds at evening turndown for additional guests on request. Lavish soft furnishings are custom designed by Julie Paterson of Cloth, and her woodcuts of the rare Lord Howe wooden line the walls. Basalt bathroom with rainshower and smooth slab vanity is easily accessible from the living area. Views are sensational from the upper level and extend to the reef-fringed lagoon, ocean and to the mountains rising ahead. The private deck areas with sumptuous daybed or teak armchairs provide a relaxed refuge, an ideal spot to unwind with a book, or to quietly contemplate the naturally calm surrounds, endemic kentia palms framing an idyllic island cameo.
New to Capella and inspired by the swashbuckling seafaring days of Lord Howe, this premium mezzanine suite draws mesmerizing views of Lord Howe's postcard twin peaks, Mts Gower and Lidgbird. The 90 square meter suite features a generous upstairs king sleeping area, reached by a striking red spiral staircase and is an ideal retreat for two people. Luxe daybeds in the living area below make for a perfect chillout, or can convert on turndown to one or two single beds for additional persons. A contemporary basalt bathroom is located on the lower level. Generous private decks on both levels with lounging furniture and retro Ditzel 'hanging basket' chair promote quiet contemplation of Lord Howe's dramatic natural landscape. Fat dairy cows munch contentedly on lush green grass at the mountains' foot; it's a world apart. The Makambo Loft is a superior suite and features a dash of red for fun with Mambo artist Bruce Goold's soft furnishings and lino cuts, already a Capella design trademark in the main Lodge. Organic artwork by Cardamatis and Saad features bedside. Complimentary room bar and private deck plunge spa complement the relaxed, fun-spirited sophistication of this luxe retreat.
The superlative new Lidgbird Pavilion is truly awe-inspiring at 120 square meters and is a popular choice for a special occasion. A generous upper level bedroom area with ensuite opens to wrap around verandahs capturing panoramic views of ocean and mountains. Sumptuous ground level living blends seamlessly with the private outdoor lounging area and features banquette lounge perfect to relax with a book or as a bed for an additional person. Living is decadent with and in and outdoor lounging featuring Bohlu and Julie Paterson custom soft furnishings and luxe features include Tomek Campfire Table, Bang & Olufsen television and sound system, personal laptop and complimentary room bar. Artists Cardamatis and Saad use natural botanicals to create rhythmic, textured designs. The basalt bathroom boasts a dual stone slab vanities, rainshower, extensive timber benches and Capella Spa toiletries. A refreshing dip in the private plunge pool beckons. Extensive decks surround with luxe daybed, rainshower and luxurious outdoor bathing in the freestanding Lotus bath beneath the frangipani tree. Private drinks and canapés delivered at sunset and a deck dining occasion are perfect options for indulging with a loved one. The Capella electric buggy is reserved for exclusive use.
Capella’s reputation as Lord Howe’s knock-out dining destination is far reaching, with the Lodge’s contemporary Pacific cuisine a tribute to superb quality and fresh flavor. The Restaurant commands spectacular views of the lagoon and mountains, providing a dramatic backdrop for savoring inspired menus.
The petite Capella Spa indulges body and soul. A signature menu of rejuvenating and relaxation treatments embraces the Island’s endemic kentia palms and marine environment. Guests have a choice of indulging in the quirky designer chic of Mambo artist Bruce Goold’s interiors or embracing the outdoors in the Kentia Pavilion. For tired and weary legs ‘Gower’s Foot Therapy’ is a brilliant post-climb treat, or try ‘Mountain Man,’ a back exfoliation, massage and facial designed especially for him. The ultimate indulgence is the three-hour ‘Dreaming’ that includes everything imaginable to leave you feeling balanced and renewed. For something a little different, ‘Sacred Stone Therapy’ draws upon the power of heated basalt stones from the Island’s windward beaches.
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