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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is on a very goog location, perhaps the best in byron bay. The lady who was at front desk semmed to dislike tourist a lot. It felt she was doing a favor to check us in. The room was tidy and had a good size. If you are looking for location stay here. If you are looking for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is in front of the beach, and very close to the city center where shops, bars, restaurants etc are. The room was spacious and clean, with a small kitchen where we could prepare our breakfast. Staff was very helpful and nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This unassuming motel that looks so ordinary on the outside is an absolute delight. The Owners are consummate professionals genuinly happy and helpful. The Booking and check in process was flawless and the Big surprise came when we stepped into the rooms to find them flawlessly renovated and surprisingly spacious and comfortable as well as bright light and airy. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location,great staff, recommended to anyone going to byron, the rooms are clean and the staff went out of there way to make our trip enjoyable. Don't judge a book by its cover it looks a little old on the outside but the rooms have been renovated and it would be one of the best locations in byron

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Location - opposite beach - next to pub - close to any number of cafés Two bedroom unit - with kitchenette - clean - comfortable beds ideal for grandparents - kids and grand kids Secure off street parking Bathroom - clean and functional - comment = towels provided need updating - thin and almost useless For a two night stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very friendly, and accommodating people. Very motorcyclist friendly, upon arrival on my motorcycle, I was advised that my bike would be placed in the garage where it could be locked up and safe. The room was just what I like, equipped with utensils that you could be self contained, however the bay motel is right on the beach front and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is the second time I have stayed there on a getaway from the pressures of a modern world. As with the first the managers Nancye and Greg could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Rooms bright and airy to make a stay comfortable and relaxing. Thoroughly enjoyed will be back for strike three. John Brassall Qld

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My daughter and I, plus 3 grandchildren needed one night's accommodation on our way to the Gold Coast. We found the Bay Motel on Trip Advisor and it deserves all the positive comments posted. The motel is very clean, comfortable for the 5 of us, and the managers were friendly and helpful. We will certainly stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights with friends. Able to check in early which was great. Rooms are clean and updated. Beds were comfortable and shower hot with good water pressure. Impressed with the cleanliness of the motel. Beach straight across the road. Cafes next to the motel and bars and town all within easy walking distance. The hosts are fantastic........ More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is very central in Byron and within walking distance to everything. The rooms are basic but the beds are comfortable and the kitchen facilities are good. No balconies but there are chairs outside, but hey the beach is across the road and the pub is next door!

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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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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay

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