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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 #27 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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Byron Bay, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
55 helpful votes 55 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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303 reviews 303 reviews
38 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

You can tell that this was once a grand lady, but has lost some of its shine. There was rust on the sign "Raes" and some of the wooden shutters could do with an oil. It is nevertheless still graceful and beautiful. If you are looking for corporate style perfection, this is not the place for you. If you are... More

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Saint-Tropez, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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

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