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10 Coolest Hotspots on the Planet


Marie Claire Magazine with Lord Howe Island

Marie Claire is one of Australia’s most stylish magazines, and it recently named Pinetrees as one of the ‘10 coolest hotspots on the planet’. This is not the Pinetrees of old with mink laminate bench tops, mission brown tiles and orange chenille bedspreads. No. This is the, and I quote, “ideal base in paradise”. It seems our renovations have hit the right spot with Marie Claire. Not that we’re overly swish – you can still walk around with sand between your toes – but we’ve found the right balance between the authentic Lord Howe lodge and the more luxurious lodges around the world that get, perhaps, a bit fussy.

The Marie Claire article reveals the recent filming of the Hollywood B grade movie on location at Neds Beach. For all of its enormous budget, schmoozy producers, serious crew with aviator sunnies, high tech plastic sharks, cars imported from Mexico, Hertz rental trucks, and famous film stars with intimidating body guards, it didn’t do much for Lord Howe except obstruct guests who were trying to have a relaxing Lord Howe holiday. Thanks Hollywood, but next time can you please film your Mexico-based shark attack movie in Mexico. 

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Transit Hill Room at Pinetrees LodgeTransit Hill bathroom at Pinetrees LodgeSunset drinks on the boatshed deckThe Pinetrees boatshed on Lord Howe Island

A unique holiday destination and guesthouse experience. You are guaranteed not to be disappointed and the high level or repeat guests is a testament to this.
Murray & Joanne, Strathfield NSW

5 Stars! Well done!
Bruke & Kym, Ubobo QLD

A unique location, lots to do or just do nothing! Excellent food and a wonderful, friendly, peaceful environment. We had a wonderful time.
Alan & Janet, Arcadia NSW

Traditional values upheld at a very high standard with abundance of fresh and original meals and service. Our room was ideal with a sunny outlook – just what we were looking for.
Jan & John, Inverloch VIC

We would recommend Pinetrees and Lord Howe Island for it exceptional beautiful scenery and it’s peaceful, crime free lifestyle. There are many activities catered for especially walking and photography. This was our second visit, and we can’t wait to come back again!
Ian & Rosemary, Park Ridge QLD

This was our first visit to Lord Howe. We had a lovely restful experience which was special because of our stay at Pinetrees. Access to the boatshed was a treat particularly with many stunning sunsets. We will highly recommend Pinetrees to our friends and relatives.
Malcolm & Sharyne, Dee Why NSW

Pinetrees offers their guests the best of service, friendliness, accommodation and facilities. The food is second to none and the staff go out of their way to ensure every need is catered for. If you want a truly relaxing and indulgent retreat from the world, this is the place for you.
Alexandra, Bathurst NSW

Pinetrees is in the middle of the island with everything easily accessible. Beautiful rooms, friendly staff and exceptional food. The beautiful boatshed where we had sunset drinks was the highlight of our stay.
Henk & Hennie, Launceston TAS

Comfortable rooms, full amenities, nice location, great food and staff bending over backwards to help. What else could you want on holidays?
Lee & Tim, Gosford NSW 

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