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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 #26 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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Mooloolaba, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Rae's has it's Mojo Back! A fresh coat of paint and furnishings for the restaurant has signalled the rebirth at Rae's. Great ambience courtesy of Lucas and Sebastian on guitars, who's monthly set are an attractive fusion for the menu and the scenic Watego's Beach. Seafood is the order of the day. Scallops, bug, octopus, ocean trout and snapper all... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

After discussing with a group of great friends about a celebration of three birthdays we decided we would enjoy an advertised luncheon-two courses and a glass of wine for $45 deal. What more could you ask for with an aesthetically pleasing facade and a magnificent location. WRONG!! We arrived with great excitement and were quickly told that the special had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It was my 30th birthday. After hearing nothing but incredible things for years about Rae's on Watego's, when my boyfriend asked me where I would like to go for a birthday weekend away I said Rae's straight away and forwarded him the link of the hotel. He booked the weekend away and was excited that we would have a beautiful... More 

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Brisbane
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Stayed 3nights in front lower apartment. Mismatch of decor with heavy,dark,shabby furniture which was not appropriate for the windowless internal rooms. Very uncomfortable lounge. Steps internally bit of a danger, one down into lounge( hard to see if lights off) and one up to bathroom. Huge step into bath tub to have a shower with no grab rail. Rusty tap... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We decided fairly late to stay at Rae's on Watego's and so the only room left was the Garden Suite. It is their cheapest room but still costs $330 per night mid week. It was raining when we arrived so we had to wait inside the small entry area - and stand and wait we did - for 30 minutes... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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312 reviews 312 reviews
38 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was a pretty blowy day when we lunched at Rae's and we were seated snugly in the back corner away from the wind. We opted for the set price winter special of 2 courses and a glass of wine which was plenty for a lunch-time meal. Our entrees of calamari and balmain bugs were served with an Asian twist... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Seven of us booked into Raes for dinner, very disappointed, Clam Chowder starter was ridiculously small with numerous Clams that weren't opened. Our mains took 2 hours to come out to us, even though the Restaurant was not that busy for a Sat night. It was a shame there was no background music for some ambiance and one of the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Have only been to Rae's for lunch and I have to say it was flawless. Attentive service and the seafood curry was insane . Large group of us and everyone enjoyed all aspects of the lunch. Beautiful spot and good value. I will return.

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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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