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Rae's on Watego's

8 Marine Parade | Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Rae's on Watego's
Ranked #12 of 30 hotels in Byron Bay
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Saint-Tropez, France
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This truly is a unique style of accommodation, in a wonderful way. The old world charm of the rooms and common areas are delightful & more-ish, as are each of the dishes at the well-priced restaurant. It is hard to find such atmosphere in many similar establishments globally now, due to the lack of historical respect when hotels are refurbished... More

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Narlidere, Turkey
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have stayed many times over the years and see they have returned to their boutique neatness. The present hotel team are very personable and enthusiastic a good 4.5 out of 5 but not a patch on the excellent houseman Brett or Bert? of 5-6 years ago. He was the perfect host able to give intelligent and witty repartee...all panache... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Rae's met every expectation. Anyone looking for a typical resort type stay should move on. Raes is much more tasteful than that. Respectful, attentive service/assistance is always on hand, the rooms are indulgent rather than 'stock standard' resort variety, the dining is appropriate to the total experience, the pool is lovely (more so than just large) ... and the location... More

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We celebrated my husband's 40th birthday with a weekend at Rae's. We could not have been happier with the position, the service and our magnificent room. We had read that Rae's was getting a bit 'tired' and is due for a renovation. Although it is getting older, there is something magical and timeless about Rae's old world charm. We hope... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great property...great rooms....and the restaurant is still good....we recently stayed there with a group of friends and the restaurant produced the finest fish green curry I have had anywhere in Australia...so much so I had it for lunch three days in a row. The rooms were well appointed...try not to get the room next to or near the pool out... More

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The total experience of Rae's on Watego's is one I will always hold dear. It was unique, memorable, blissful, indulgent, personal and an experience of pure relaxation. The service was warm, professional and first rate including, in room dining, restaurant, housekeeping, spa and front of house. The spa experience was exceptional. The steam room wonderful, the decor beautiful, the massage... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I came to Rae's with my partner for dinner our host Ashleigh, was amazing she was very understanding to my dietary requirements (no seafood) and made sure I still got great food. When ever I come to Byron I know where to go now. Five star food five star service and all at a reasonable price. I had a beet... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We were at Rae's recently for my daughter's special birthday celebration. Being a visitor from Sydney I relied on her recommendation as a local of Byron Bay for special place befitting the occasion. was more than pleasantly surprised, and moreso we were totally blown away by the impeccable 5 star service we received from our host , Dan. Everything from... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Fell in love with this place instantly. Amazed I'd never ventured there before. Cocktails were delicious, service was authentic, friendly and detailed. For a small crew you could tell they loved the place and took great pride in everything. The banquet was exquisite and perfectly timed between drinks. Would live at Raes if I could. A perfect escape from the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I am a big fan of small over large, boutique over big so when I can, I try and stay at smaller more personal hotels. Now Rae's is an institution. It's been 'the' place to stay in Byron forever and it is like staying in someones rambling beach house complete with private pool and big baths.It's not cheap. The vibe... More

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Additional Information about Rae's on Watego's

Also Known As:
Rae`s On Watego`s Hotel Byron Bay
Rae`s On Watego`s Hotel
Raes On Wategos Byron Bay
Address: 8 Marine Parade | Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Byron Bay
#5 Family Hotel in Byron Bay
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rae's on Wategos in Byron Bay is Australia's most iconic boutique Hotel. It combines modern luxury with bohemian grandeur - a truly unique experience. Situated on absolute beachfront, Rae's on Wategos has been voted one of the world's top 25 Hotels by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine and offers a unique and unforgettable romantic experience. Whether you visit our Hotel, Restaurant or Day spa, Raes on Wategos is a boutique retreat with magnificent surroundings and personalised service like no other. With only only seven rooms in the Hotel, Rae's provides an elegant, opulent and exceptionally private space where one can lose oneself in the mystique of a bygone era. ... more   less 

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