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8 Marine Parade | Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Rae's on Watego's
Ranked #24 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 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last day at Byron we decided to drop by for a leisurely Monday lunch at Rae's. As we expected, it wasn't busy at all hence unlike some of the other negative reviews regarding service, we perhaps had one of the best service experiences we have had! The two gentlemen, Steve in particular, were the consummate hosts/waiters whom were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its location is second to none but it's starting to look very tired and the owners real need to invest some of the money from the exorbitant prices they charge on sprucing the place up. It's now quite Fawlty Towers quite yet but heading in that direction.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rae's restaurant overlooks Wategos beach in Byron Bay. Lucky for us we had the best table in the restaurant in which to take in the views. The waiter was extremely friendly from the minute we stepped into the restaurant, he looked after us so well. The restaurant looked to be understaffed as there were only 2 members of staff on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Just back from a week at Rae's. It's about our fifth visit (over many years) and each visit keeps getting better. The location is perfect, and the hotel is so relaxing and beautiful. It is a home away from home. We dined twice in the restaurant and had one night with room service. The food was fresh, seasonal and delicious... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

After being very excited to share my 50th birthday lunch with my good friends and family, we left being very disappointed by the extremely SLOW snail pace service. Waiting nearly an hour for a first drink when you have 5 kids with you as well is really not acceptable. Whilst the position is wonderful and the food was nice, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My fiancee and I visited Rae's in early January 2015 for dinner. We did not expect to get a booking at at late notice and a time when Byron had so many people, apparently well overcapacity. We showed up, but the waiter could not find my name on the booking sheet, and said that they had not been taking bookings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Truly a pure Byron experience ... where else in the world can you leave your room door open all day and move between pool and ocean without ever entering a lift or crossing a road... the days were so perfect we rarely left the hotel, choosing instead to savour that amazing view from every location - day bed, balcony, restaurant,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
36 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The hotel is located just a few steps from the magnificent beach. Parking is tight, but leave them the keys and they will sort everything out. This certainly is a hotel with a difference. Our room just reminded me of Morocco, with the tiling, marble, arches, oversized bath, lounge bed and collection of mismatching solid wood furniture. It is so... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We had dinner on a stormy night so they had lowered the clears. We were a bit disappointed that we would not get the whole experience but the quality of the food and service brushed everything away. The lonely waiter was extremely good in every aspect. Friendly, funny, experienced, helpful... Had a few nice drinks and excellent cocktails (had the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Had a gorgeous lunch at Rae's today! Apparently new chef started yesterday....the food was amazing, the service by Stephen and Nic was spot on, the wine choices were exquisite and thank you to Stephen for being so spot on in helping me with a great choice of Rosé. Thank you also to Marionne from the guest house who completed the... More 

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Address: 8 Marine Parade | Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Rae`s On Watego`s Hotel Byron Bay
Raes On Wategos Byron Bay
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Byron Bay
#6 Spa Hotel in Byron Bay
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay

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