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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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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We met up friends who were staying in the penthouse ..to revisit the "Argentine Ant" as it was called in 1980. It has certainly changed from those heady days when we remember fondly the Christmas eve dinner that didn't happen as the cyclonic rain swamped the kitchen and we were issued with pots and pans and not plates of food.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today I experienced the most beautiful and extraordinary spa experience i have ever had - and I am an avid spa attendee. This treatment is heavenly and I highly recommend it. Beautiful, luxurious products and perfectly quiet and zen rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a special occasion stay. It's not cheap given the accommodation available in Byron however this hotel is iconic The rooms are all different but well appointed. This is one place you can mix with the richest of the rich and not feel out of place in a pair of board shorts. The location is amazing with a short... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We came here for a friends birthday dinner. It was our first night in Byron Bay and we had all taken early flights so we had booked an early dinner. The restaurant was quiet, only 3 other couples. From the moment we walked in the service was amazing. We sat in one of the booths which felt like a private... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stayed at Raes last weekend (Queens birthday weekend) for 3 nights. We were taken there as a present from friends. It was horrid, virtually no sleep due to the fact a compressor for the cool room below went on and off through the entire night. During the day it just hummed. When we contacted the management on more than... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The building definitely lives up to its billing of iconic and bohemian, and its setting above Wategos Beach is beautiful. Food at the restaurant was excellent and the service very laid back and friendly - perfect if you're in no rush. As an hotel experience though it didn't meet our expectations at all, especially given its premium prices. Our room... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Cannot see how they can justify the price. Good location but our room was ground floor on the main road and garbage vans woke us both mornings at 6am The place is tired, and cleanliness not up to expectations-no attention to detail $690 per night (cheapest) you would expect more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I wanted to push the boat out a bit for my last day in Byron Bay so after a wonderful stroll to the lighthouse, popped in here at lunchtime. There was already quite a large family group and another couple, but the charming waiter explained that if I didn't mind a leisurely lunch I'd be welcome. I'm so pleased that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We decided to go somewhere special for our anniversary and thought this hotel seemed perfect. We cannot speak for the other rooms but ours smelt damp and musty. They tried to cover this up using some sort of air freshener but that seemed to make the smell worse. I loved the decor of the room but it was definitely showing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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