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Baystay Bed & Breakfast

30 Marvell St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Ranked #28 of 37 Byron Bay B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013
Terrib01 Sydney
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I come every year to baystay b&b for a week away from Sydney. We like the location because its only a 5 min walk to centre Byron/beach but a quiet area where you can still hear the ocean at night. John and his wife are fantastic and make life easy when you are there. We usually eat... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We were very thankfully (as a couple of travelling mates) that at last minute (well a couple of days before) this place accommodated us on Valentines Day for one night. But.................. on arrival we were greeted by the very nice man who had not only upgraded us to the two bedroom 'apartment'....... he also was quite upfront that breakfast would... More

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Baystay, Manager at Baystay Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay. We always react to guest problems asap and would have appreciated the opportunity to do so in your case. A couple of points to clarify from your comments: town is 400 metres from our house and takes about 6 minutes to walk to the main street,... More

3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

When we arrived the owners were not here (and we didn't see them at all during our stay) and nobody to welcome us. We had the badly surprise to find other people in our studio so they had to move at 9pm in an other room. But the studio was dirty (because they already used It for two days) so... More

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Baystay, Owner at Baystay Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hey things do go wrong sometimes and in the 20 years I have run this guesthouse the odd thing has gone wrong and I have fixed it. In these peoples' case they had a run of bad luck. Unfortunately they arrived tired at 2140 not to my place but to some other place in a different street. They called me... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The setting is fantastic and the location is also amazing. It was such a shame that the owners were away and left their son in charge. The door bell was broken, we had to find out own room with a key and note stuck in the door. Turns out they had stuffed up the rooms and we were in the... More

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Baystay, Owner at Baystay Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is always useful whether positive or negative. The sad thing with your feedback is that you failed to mention that you were told before you booked that I would not be there and given a special price. You were also told that you would be staying in our lovely Garden Studio which is a... More

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Run by friendly and helpful proprietors, John and Janet, this is a little gem in Byron Bay. Comparatively affordable, and located 5 minutes walk from the shops, restaurants and pubs of town, this bed and breakfast offers cosy and clean rooms. Ask John or Jane about local sights off the beaten track and definitely try the home-made bread for breakfast!

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Broadbeach, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Just spent two nights here with a friend on a brief mid-week trip away from the Gold Coast. Was very impressed with what we paid for. Stayed in the spa room. Very spacious, comfortable, quiet and felt very secluded. The room has all the basics. Double bed, mini bar fridge, comfortable living area with small tv, spa bath and even... More

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Ballarat, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The location, accommodation, food and hospitality were all great. Many of the B&Bs in Byron don't offer breakfast - but Baystay is a wonderful exception. It is really close to town, but without the noise of being right in the centre. We really enjoyed our stay - and will definately return!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We stayed at the Baystay B&B for 2 nights in the spa room. We were looking for something cosy, peaceful and handy to town and got all of this. The hosts were out when we arrived but had left a key and note explaining how to get to town, the beach etc. These are only 5-10 minutes walk away so... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I want to start by apologising to the family that looked after us for taking SO LONG to post this. I got there in the end. We stayed at Baystay for part of a long honeymoon at Christmas and we couldn't have been made to feel mroe welcome. Our room was upgraded so we had a hot tub and sauna... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
23 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Had a wonderful 4 days here. The spa suite was spacious with a great bath - see photos. Sauna an added bonus. Breakfast upstairs on the balcony with the birds was very pleasant as was the company of John and Jane who are a font of knowledge about the area. What we particularly liked was that we were in a... More

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Address: 30 Marvell St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Baystay is a lovely bed and breakfast situated within 5 minutes walk to both town and beach. It is a traditional style Aussie beach house of the 70s and has been operated as a B&B since 1995. Your hosts are locals of over 25 years and can help you with information about our beautiful area and give you an experience of our laid back beach lifestyle. Come and enjoy. ... more   less 
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