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Shambhala@Byron

14 Childe St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Shambhala@Byron
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, I am staying here until Sunday because they made me pay in full a month before arriving. Now I understand why. This is the WORSE hotel I ever stayed in! The "Shiva" is a tiny bedroom that they decided (according to the manager...) to add on a kitchen that connects to a yoga room (which is supposedly our "loft/TV... More 

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Coogee, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This was an incredible place to stay! Dierk was so lovely from start to finish- giving us a thorough tour of the grounds and ensuring we had everything we needed. The 'hut' was spacious and beautiful. Air-con was perfect and the projector screen was a nice surprise. The grounds are so tranquil and relaxing. The best bit for us was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I don't usually write reviews however this place surpassed all expectations. A beautiful and calm entrance with stunning statues of Buddha and Ganesh. All senses awaken with the incense sticks, soft music. With private areas for each cottage inclusive of loungers and hot tubs (and of course the private beach). A great get-away for some peace and quiet. Good facilities,... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Chose Shambhala with the intention of creating the perfect setting for a surprise proposal to my girlfriend on the deck of the Samadhi Retreat. What I found in Property Manager Dierk was nothing short of AMAZING - he helped / arranged / photgraphed and at times even waited his way to the most magical night that my partner and I... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The resort is beautiful, green and tranquil with a constant scent of incense through the air (that did tend to find it's way inside the accommodation, however we did have the windows open at times). The beach the resort backs onto is beautiful and convenient to reach! The manager, Dirk, was just wonderful. Charming and friendly you can have faith... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Stayed at the Shambhala for my 50th birthday weekend, 12 of us in total. This IS the best location and the most perfect layout , catering for both an intimate and a group gathering. I hired the entire property which was sensational, very peaceful and private, and we all loved the whole outdoor relaxed atmosphere which is what this property... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed in the Shiva Studio and had the most wonderful weekend. Joanna was incredibuly accommodating and I would highly recommend Shambhala to anyone -- I even hope to go back as often as possible. We arrived early and Joanna was so welcoming and even let us check in early and late on our last day. I cannot say enough... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We booked last minute at Shambhala and were only able to book 'Shanti' for our honeymoon. However, when we arrived and Joanna realised it was our honeymoon and there was obviously a cancelation or something, we were very kindly moved to 'Samadhi' with a bottle of champagne. This is possibly the ultimate place for a couple to hangout for a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Please note this review is based only on Shiva Studio. My husband booked the Shiva Studio underestimating the room size based on the high price of the room. Shiva Studio is tiny with approximately 1m room around the bed before you hit the wall. It was a little rainy on the weekend we went and we found it exceptionally claustrophobic... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We booked this accommodation for three nights and were in the two bedroom Shanti. The suite is very spacious with two large bedrooms and a bath upstairs as well as a large living room, kitchen, eating nook and full bathroom with a large shower downstairs.The kitchen had Byron Bay coffee and a coffee plunger, toaster, small fridge, dishwasher, microwave, gas... More 

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