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All reviews washing machine middle beach delightful holiday big fluffy towels outdoor deck fish private bungalow fully equipped kitchen just returned from a week stand alone self catering accommodation bedroom unit guest lounge serviced daily comfy bed ned's beach per night
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The Bungalow was spacious, private and serviced daily. There was free WiFi, fully equipped kitchen, our own washing machine and bbq. There is a telephone to call The Anchorage Restaurant for pick ups nightly. The Anchorage Restaurant food and staff 5 Star all the way. Best food on the island.

The Earls Anchorage is located in a very quiet area and a short 10 minute walk to the centre of town.

This has to be one of the best locations we have come across for a relaxing holiday.

Room Tip: All 6 Bungalows are well appointed, spacious and private. Also very well maintained.
Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Robyn W
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We have enjoyed a very comfortable few days at Earls. We were very impressed at the presentation and cleanliness of the apartment. An absolute bonus is the guest lounge that is provided for early arrivals or late checkouts when you no longer have your room. This lounge has shower facilities and you can make a cup of tea and relax in this lovely room. The owners John and Kathy have thought of everything. Very friendly and helpful and always available to pick up or drop off to restaurants or to and from the airport. The room staff were extremely friendly and nothing too much trouble. The rooms were private and were beautifully set out. Each room has it's own outdoor seating area and a wonderful bbq where we enjoyed a casual dinner at 'home'. Thank you to everyone at Earls for a very happy stay.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank RNF_JJ
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

My husband and I just returned from a week here and we REALLY loved our stay at Earl's Anchorage. Here is why it's so good- 1. You can rack up your meals and purchases at their restaurant down the road by the same name and pay one bill at the end of your stay (very handy) 2. The spacious and private (all stand alone buildings) bungalows are very comfortable 3. Wifi included in the price (so you can brag to everyone on facebook each night) 4. There is a washing machine (so you don't have to take home dirty laundry 5. Fully equipped kitchen (to cook the fish you can catch with minimal effort) 6. Backpack provided for your daily adventures 7. at end of the boardwalk connected bungalows there is a short bushwalk down to the bike hire place 8. Bike racks to store necessary bikes 9. Close to everything you need/ want to visit (shops/ Restaurants/ Ned's beach/ Middle beach/ lagoon) but far enough away that it is SUPER QUIET. 10. telephone in room to call for restaurant reservations (mobile wont work on LHI) the only thing that bugged me was the noisy sheets- you know the luxury cotton kind, but then again I am a very light sleeper and used to jersey sheets that are absolutely silent so, you know, first world problems right? The hill you have to navigate along Anderson road on the bike wasn't too bad and definitely helps to tone up the legs. Would stay here again in a heart beat.

Room Tip: They are all good- we stayed in the Kathleen
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank worldwanderer75
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Firstly a big thanks to Melissa and her team who looked after the housekeeping - these lovely ladies really make the place - very friendly and helpful and they couldn't do enough to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable.

The setting here is tranquil and beautiful and our 2 bedroom unit was very large and having 2 bathrooms was useful. Great to have some good quality tea and coffee offered, and the back packs available were handy.

Our 2 bedroom unit was double booked for the first night of our visit but the mistake was graciously acknowledged and alternative arrangements were made for us.

I agree with previous reviewers that the location of Earls at the top of the hill could be problematic for some. It was a bit of a chore for us to have to lug all of our food supplies each day up the hill on our bikes (there are only a few cars to hire on the island - and best to pre book bikes and cars as these were all booked out when we visited in high season)

There is no phone reception on the island and it would have been helpful to have free access to local calls from the land line at the unit to make bookings and enquiries. We paid over $1200 per night for our accommodation so I was a little annoyed at being charged extra for local phone calls to the Anchorage restaurant to change our bus pick up times for dinner.

We'd love to go back to LHI one day but would probably stay somewhere a bit more central and hire a car for the first day or two to pick up food supplies and get around to some of the more remote parts of the island.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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1  Thank Tracyoh
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Alanna G, Owner at Earl's Anchorage, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, we appreciate your feedback that you've provided.

We are pleased to read that overall you enjoyed your stay with us at Earl's Anchorage, we are also disappointed to read some of your feedback.

To address a few of your concerns - when booking direct with Earl's Anchorage, we always advise of the challenges with bikes/cars during peak season and recommend booking this well in advance of travel. Generally, Agents will always also be aware of this. We apologise if this was not communicated to you prior to travel.

While we absolutely love to provide added bonus where possible to make our guests stay more comfortable, I am sure you can appreciate that phone calls cannot be included as free of charge as this is an added cost to our business. We have implemented this standard policy in line with the overwhelming majority of hotels and guest houses globally. We apologise that this small charge was disappointing enough to mention this in your review.

Thanks again for taking the time to write us a review.

Kind regards | Alanna

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

What a beautiful place this is!! Special Thank you to ''John & Kathy'' for your amazing hospitality during our stay! Special thanks to ''Melissa'' for her advice on what to do around the beautiful island! Also like to thank the housekeeping ladies for doing a remarkable job on keeping the place immaculate!!. You guys are just wonderful! You made us feel special. John & Kathy, Thank you for arranging sunset drinks and canapes on Christmas Eve! That was such a beautiful gesture! much appreciated! Good times, good company, one of the best nights we've ever had!!
Bay of Fires Pinot Gris is my fav wine now! :) hahaha

This is a gem of a place! Clean, wonderful location, comfy beds, great hosts! The place was kept spotless and the staff were amazing at what they do!

I highly recommend Earls Anchorage for anyone wanting a great holiday!! The restaurant makes the best coffee and the best king fish ever!

Will be back soon! This time we might stay there for good!!! :)))

V & G

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank M279KU
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