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Waves Hotel Byron Bay
Waves Hotel Byron Bay
Waves Hotel Byron Bay
Waves Hotel Byron Bay
Waves Hotel Byron Bay
Waves Hotel Byron Bay
Waves Hotel Byron Bay

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8.6

Excellent

822 reviews

822 reviews

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9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 160 meters to the beach
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
LJ Hooker

50 m

Professionals

130 m

Sundive

130 m

Byron Ayurveda Centre

130 m

Bim Bam

160 m

Popular landmarks
Byron Bay Farmers Market

510 m

Fisherman's Lookout

1.4 km

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

1.6 km

Wategos Beach

1.8 km

Arakwal National Park

1.9 km

Closest landmarks
Lone Goat Gallery

90 m

Star Internet

120 m

Apex Park

130 m

The Byron Bay Book Exchange

140 m

Mary Ryan's Books, Music & Coffee

220 m

Newly renovated

Waves Hotel Byron Bay

35 Lawson Street, Town Center, Byron Bay, Australia, 2481 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Town Center part of Byron Bay, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Cape Byron Lighthouse as well as Belongil Beach nearby. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

380 meters to public transportation

Check-in/out [express]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Kitchen

Shops

Bar

Restaurants

Cheaper than 98% of all properties in Byron Bay in the last 24 hoursCompared to 349 Byron Bay properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.1
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportBallina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK)
Distance to airport22.4 km

Rooms available at Waves Hotel Byron Bay

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

Penthouse Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed and 2 sofa beds
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Penthouse
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 2 sofa beds and 1 king bed
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Boutique Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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Waves Suite
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed a...
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Suite
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  • Room size: 47 m²/506 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 king bed and 2 sofa beds
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Boutique King
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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State Suite
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  • Room size: 47 m²/506 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 2 sofa beds
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Guest room, 2 Queen
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  • Room size: 47 m²/506 ft²
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Guest room, 2 Queen
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Waves Hotel Byron Bay?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Waves Hotel Byron Bay?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Waves Hotel Byron Bay has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Waves Hotel Byron Bay?

Waves Hotel Byron Bay does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Waves Hotel Byron Bay?

Byron Beach Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 410 m away from Waves Hotel Byron Bay.

What restaurants are nearby Waves Hotel Byron Bay?

Restaurants including Mad Racks Rib Shack, Aquarius Dining and Cafe and Blue Olive Delicatessen are popular in Waves Hotel Byron Bay’s neighborhood which is known as Town Center.

What popular shopping places are close to Waves Hotel Byron Bay?

Located in the Town Center area, Waves Hotel Byron Bay is close to great shopping choices like Byron Bay Farmers Market, Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective and The Byron Flea Market.

What are popular attractions near Waves Hotel Byron Bay?

Guests at Waves Hotel Byron Bay can easily visit Cape Byron Lighthouse, Lume Gallery and The Farm located in the Town Center area.

What popular beaches are close to Waves Hotel Byron Bay?

Guests at Waves Hotel Byron Bay can easily visit Belongil Beach, Wategos Beach and Main Beach in the Town Center area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Waves Hotel Byron Bay?

Waves Hotel Byron Bay is located in the Town Center area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Arakwal National Park, First Sun and Byron Bay.

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What people love about Waves Hotel Byron Bay

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Perfect location, close to town but not too close, easy stroll to the beach (2min)."

    Josh

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    September 29, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "Great location and the bathroom was lovely!"

    Kylie

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    May 19, 2022

  • 8

    Very good
    Breakfast

    "The complimentary towels, boogie boards and buckets were very handy and the breakfast fruit and muffins were a great touch."

    Karrie

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    April 26, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 349 Byron Bay properties
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Location score
9.6/10
Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
9.1/10
Service score
8.9/10
Better than
98
%
of Byron Bay properties
Better than
98
%
of Byron Bay properties
Better than
97
%
of Byron Bay properties
Better than
92
%
of Byron Bay properties
Overall rating:

8.7

Excellent
174 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Facilities
7.8
Location
9.6
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What travelers say they love:
Great friendly reception.
Leigh-anne from Australia
Couple
More about Waves Hotel Byron Bay

More about Waves Hotel Byron Bay

Waves Hotel Byron Bay

Whatever your reason for visiting Byron Bay, Waves Hotel Byron Bay is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away. The true local flavors and culture of Byron Bay are yours with a stay at Waves Hotel Byron Bay, located just 2.0 km from the famous Cape Byron Lighthouse.
Waves Hotel Byron Bay provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, a charming and cozy on-site fireplace will keep you warm on cold days and nights. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service offered at Waves Hotel Byron Bay. The hotel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
The hotel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Waves Hotel Byron Bay offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television, in-room video streaming and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer and toiletries provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Waves Hotel Byron Bay offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like wind surfing. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hotel's hiking trails.
You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops.


Around the property

Venture outside the hotel and explore Byron Bay. Sometimes the best vacation days are spent doing nothing. With Belongil Beach located 1.5 km away, you can turn a sunny day into a perfect chill out with sand and surf. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Lume Gallery located 3.1 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. You're sure to want to visit The Farm located 2.9 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Byron Bay.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 97% of other accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 97% of the city's other options.
This accommodation beats more than 96% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.8

Most talked about facilities

Beach

17 mentions

Housekeeping

8 mentions

Breakfast

6 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Hiking
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Wind surfing

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Heating in public area
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • DVD/CD player
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
Location
35 Lawson Street, Town Center, Byron Bay, Australia, 2481
Exceptional
Location

9.6

Airports

  • Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK)
    22.4 km
  • Lismore Airport (LSY)
    40.5 km

Public transportation

  • Byron Beach Station
    420 m
  • North Beach Station
    3.3 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Discount Chemist Byron Bay
    310 m

Shopping

  • Byron Bay Farmers Market
    510 m

Convenience store

  • NightOwl
    270 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    170 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Belongil Beach
    330 m
  • Byron Bay Farmers Market
    510 m
  • Fisherman's Lookout
    1.4 km
  • Cape Byron State Conservation Area
    1.6 km
  • Wategos Beach
    1.8 km
  • Arakwal National Park
    1.9 km
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse
    2.1 km
  • The Farm
    2.9 km
  • Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective
    2.9 km
  • Lume Gallery
    3.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • LJ Hooker
    50 m
  • Lone Goat Gallery
    90 m
  • Star Internet
    120 m
  • Apex Park
    130 m
  • Professionals
    130 m
  • Sundive
    130 m
  • Byron Ayurveda Centre
    130 m
  • The Byron Bay Book Exchange
    140 m
  • Bim Bam
    160 m
  • Main Beach
    160 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property does not accept Schoolies bookings. The property does not have the policies, procedures, or resources to accommodate the unique needs of school leavers during the annual Schoolies Period. For this reason, the property reserves the right to reject bookings from school and/or university leavers for the entire Schoolies Period.
  • Guests wishing to check in after hours must contact the property accordingly or else booking will be forfeited and treated as a no-show.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until18:00
  • Check-out from07:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until18:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee38 AUD
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)40

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 AUD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 20
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened2004
  • Most recent renovation2020

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 AUD

Reviews of Waves Hotel Byron Bay from real guests

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8.7
/
10
Cleanliness9.0
Facilities7.8
Location9.6
Room comfort and quality9.0
Service8.9
Value for money8.1
High score for Byron Bay
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9+ Exceptional (41)
8-9 Excellent (19)
7-8 Very Good (15)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (9)
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Mar - May (26)
Jun - Aug (19)
Sep - Nov (28)
Dec - Feb (15)
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10.0
Exceptional
Li from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Suite
Stayed 1 night in March 2022

Great location, spacious room”

Would highly recommend waves as the accommodation for Byron Bay - location was extremely close to the hustle and bustle of the town. Many food options nearby. Reception was friendly, comes with complimentary breakfast options (coffee/ orange juice/ muffins) and free parking.

Reviewed April 01, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Tracey from Australia
Couple
Boutique King
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Great location great hotel ”

This hotel was amazing with great staff and location was amazing - clean rooms and love the morning muffins and tea coffee and juice complimentary

Reviewed June 03, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Steven from Australia
Family with teens
Deluxe Suite
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Perfect ”

The hotel was clean, staff were brilliant. The location was perfect. Easy walking distance to the centre of town. I highly recommend Waves.

Reviewed April 17, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Brendan from Australia
Couple
Boutique King
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Stop over for a couple of days”

If you want access to the beach, close to CBD secure parking this is the place.Staff very welcoming and room good size. 5hey have large bath great showers. Highly recommend

Reviewed February 09, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Kim from Australia
Group
Boutique King
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Everything was easy”

Everything was easy, from check-in to check-out. Thank you. Loved the bathroom. Parking was a little tight but we did have a huge truck-like beast.

Reviewed August 26, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Caity from Australia
Couple
Boutique King
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

AMAZING!”

It was a great place to stay, the receptionist was so lovely! made us feel very welcome

Reviewed December 17, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
julie from Australia
Family with teens
Boutique King
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Exceptional”

great location. Walking distance to eating/shops clean and friendly

Reviewed July 30, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Pauline from Australia
Couple
Boutique King
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Central hotel.”

The hotel is central and near the sea and restaurants. Very affable and helpful receptionists. Clean big roons. There could have been chairs on the balcony though. Would recomend.

Reviewed March 02, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Jenny from Australia
Family with teens
Deluxe Suite
Stayed 3 nights in February 2022

Great accommodation ”

Ticks all boxes.

Reviewed February 28, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Kylie from Australia
Couple
Boutique King
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Great bathroom!”

Great location and the bathroom was lovely! Nice touch with complimentary muffins and coffee for breakfast. Very expensive for a nights accommodation though

Reviewed May 19, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Daisy from Australia
Couple
Boutique King
Stayed 3 nights in October 2020

Very relaxing stay”

Everything is very good. Will come back next time!!

Reviewed November 05, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Rachael from Australia
Couple
Penthouse
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Very good”

Location great Quite expensive for a one night stay Says it sleeps 4, but 1 queen bed and 2 extremely uncomfortable older fold out beds. We had a penthouse only 1 bathroom , no en-suite . Staff very friendly

Reviewed October 17, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Karrie from Australia
Family with young children
Deluxe Suite
Stayed 3 nights in April 2022

Great location!”

So close to the beach and the shops. Was great to be able to walk everywhere. The complimentary towels, boogie boards and buckets were very handy and the breakfast fruit and muffins were a great touch.

Reviewed April 27, 2022

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8.4
Excellent
David from Australia
Couple
Boutique King
Stayed 1 night in June 2020

Great location. Room ok. Wifi poor”

Excellent location. Room was ok. No Austar/Foxtel. Wifi poor and intermittent.

Reviewed June 16, 2020

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7.2
Very good
Sean from Australia
Family with young children
Boutique King
Stayed 6 nights in January 2022

Fantastic central location, but that's about it”

If you need somewhere that is close to town (literally in town) and somewhere to purely sleep, then it's OK - but for anything else, Waves doesn't really provide much. We went with small children and we wouldn't recommend families book this unless they are OK with no pool or BBQ facilities. The rooms were OK but a bit tired and beds were not very comfortable). Coffee and muffins were offered every day which was nice. The staff were also helpful and friendly too. Would I stay again? Probably not, because I would prefer a hotel that has more facilities.

Reviewed January 13, 2022

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7.6
Very good
Leigh-anne from Australia
Couple
Boutique King
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Great location a bit dated and we paid premium during peak period”

Great friendly reception. Spacious room and big bed. Room is dated, but we didn’t plan on spending much time there. We were there in holidays so it was mega expensive,

Reviewed April 28, 2019

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6.4
Good
Elizabeth from Australia
Solo traveler
Boutique King
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Could be so much better ”

Good location and should have been better but it felt as though the staff, other than Bronwen, were uninterested in offering anything other then the minimum of assistance. It feels more like a motel than a hotel.

Reviewed February 29, 2020

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5.6
Tammy from Australia
Family with young children
Deluxe Suite
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Above average”

Stayed for 1 night and had to pay for 2 rooms as there are 5 of us including young children. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Beds were quite comfortable but pillow is too soft and flat. Room were pretty old and worn out, toilet was quite smelly. Need to improve the cleanliness. Great Location closed to the beach and shops.

Reviewed April 17, 2022

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4.0
Christebelle from Australia
Family with young children
Deluxe Suite
Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

Very cheap”

We paid over $1200 for 3 days it’s more like a motel than resorts we were very disappointed

Reviewed June 23, 2022

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8.7
Excellent
Jillian from Australia
Couple
Boutique King
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

Great Location”

Friendly staff, clean room and beautiful bathroom

in my opinion, the best location in byron bay. one minute's walk to beach, one minute walk into town - very central. you can hear the waves sometimes at night from your room. very comfortable room, very clean and friendly staff.

Reviewed January 09, 2013

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