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Bay Motel

3.0 of 5 12 Bay St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Extremely rude management/reception. A friend & I stayed for 8 nights and the room wasn't cleaned once, only towels changed. Cockroaches running around & dead cockroaches & bugs under the bed. No sink in the kitchenette, however $50 charge is dishes left unwashed. Dirty dishes in the drawers. Bed was damp. The only positive is the location, however don't expect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic Location right on the main beach with the best bar in Byron just a couple of minutes down the road, the room was perfect and very clean. Parking also free which was a huge bonus, free WiFi also included in the stay, would stay again!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First impression on line was a 1980's era Motel, with about a dozen rooms but noting its location bang smack in the centre of everything in central Byron Bay and right opposite the beach we gave it a go, seeing photos showing a modern refurbishment. We were thrilled in every way!!! Location at the front is across the road from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect stay if you're intending to be out and about for majority of your holiday! Very simple room but had everything you need.. Excluding a sink. No oven or stove, so lots of eating out but you're only a very short walk away from all the delicoious restraunts! The service was wonderful and would definitely stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recent stayed at the bay motel for 1 night with two adults and a baby, (although I wish it had been longer) and I couldn't fault it! Fantastic friendly staff, clean rooms, very affordable for being right on the beach, and the location is amazing! You couldn't get any more central if you tried. There are two types of... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it may not look like much from the street frontage, but its actually a really nice, clean hotel with amazing refurbished rooms. The managers are very friendly and helpful. Secure off street car parking on site and right across the road from the beach. For Byron Bay, the room rate is very competitive. I'd recommend the hotel any time... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Bay Motel over Australia Day and it was great! It's directly across from the main beach and only a few doors down from the Beach hotel, which is close enough to all the shops to be able to pop back to your room if you need anything, yet far enough away that the noise doesn't penetrate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stayed 5 nights, had a great time, location is unbeatable right opposite main beach with a short stroll to shops, restaurants & bars. Once we parked the car on arrival, didn't start it again until we were leaving, everything is within walking distance. Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere added to the experience. Can get a little noisy with party goers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This mitel couldn't wish to be in a more perfect location. A stone's throw from the fantasic beach amd a very short stroll to the bars and restaurants. Rooms are light, clean and spacious. Customer service for us was great. The only downside was lack of a view but that was compensated for with the location.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Positives: excellent location, clean room. Negatives: we were greeted by the worst customer service I have ever experienced in a motel; very expensive; as it is close to restaurants and pubs it was very noisy at night and hard to get to sleep. If you are looking for a prime location and budget isn't an issue I could recommend it.... More 

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Address: 12 Bay St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay

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