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Waves Byron Bay

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   35 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Ranked #18 of 30 hotels in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014
bekandryan Gisborne, Australia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nice bathroom, rest of room is fine. Let down firstly by the price. Its a little on the expensive for what it is. And also that they charged $120 for carpet cleaning for having a couple of beers that weren't from the mini bar. Leaves a pretty sour taste in the mouth.

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Gisborne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Stayed five nights. Staff were super helpful and accommodating. Rooms are spacious and clean, serviced every day. Fruit/muffin/coffee breakfast is a good start to the day. Location is perfect. 100m to main street, 50m to beach. No pool, which was a little disappointing.

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Waves Resorts T, Guest Relations Manager at Waves Byron Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, and delighted you enjoyed the Waves hospitality. We take pride in our excellent staff and commitment to our guests enjoyment. We noted your comment regarding a pool, which is something we will address in the future. We are fortunate though to have the a stunning t beach-swimming pool at our door-step. We look forward... More

sydney
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We've stayed at this hotel before and the location cannot be faulted. The other good thing about this hotel is that in the face of many B&Bs in the area that are perfectly charming and offer yummy breakfasts the privacy aspect of this hotel is a big plus. I don't think it's necessarily good value for money although I suppose... More

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Waves Resorts T, Manager at Waves Byron Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, of Waves Byron Bay. We appreciate all feed-back and review accordingly. Your comments regarding the 'Light Start' Muffins is currently being reviewed. We were forced to use an alternative supplier in 2013 due to lack of supply, and was very disappointed in your assessment of them. We are in the process of sourcing other quality... More

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We booked late so we did get stuck with expensive accommodation. It was a really nice place though. We stayed at the apartments and it was a 2 minute walk to the beach. I would say it could be closer to the actual centre but it's like a 5 minute walk so it really doesn't make a difference. The apartment... More

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Waves Resorts T, Manager at Waves Byron Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your feed-back is invaluable to us, to assess the quality of our services and amenities to our valuable guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again in Byron Bay More

Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

As repeat visitors to Waves Byron Bay, we have to admit to being slightly disappointed this time around. Granted, the location right near the beach is fabulous, however the room we booked for seven nights is is unappealing. The bathroom floor floods when having a shower; the carpet is torn and the bed is somewhat saggy and itchy. Having spent... More

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The perfect location in Byron Bay. Very nice people at the front desk with helpful and sincere suggestions of great restaurants and things to do in this beachside, mellow town. The rooms are simply OK but the beds are very comfortable.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My family and I love the apartment. We had 5 days stay in the premises. We enjoy the good location. It is very near to the beach, supermarket and shopping mall. The 3 bedrooms were good in size and clean. The apartment is fully equipped with kitchen utensils, ovens, dishwasher, dryer and washing machine. All were in good condition. We... More

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Waves Resorts T, Public Relations Manager at Waves Byron Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review from your last visit to Byron Bay. We really appreciate all feed-back as it helps us to continue improving our quality and service to our valued guests. Please remember to tell us you are a returning guest on your next visit More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

There isn't a rating for 'good' - i.e. somewhere slightly above 'Average' and significantly lower than 'Very good'. If there were, I'd put this hotel there. I LOVE Byron. This hotel is in a good location, and is good value. It's a shame the WiFi isn't free (if nothing else, it's too slow and unreliable to pay for). The staff... More

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Darwin, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We chose to stay at Waves Resort as a kind of romantic break. Due to a late booking all that was left was the Penthouse suite...what the heck at $400 a night it must be good. Check-in fine, parking fine, the room...BIG but dirty, and pretty dam tired with paint pealing off benchtops and cupboards and built up grime on... More

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Yvonne M, Public Relations Manager at Waves Byron Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for submitting your review as this is the best possible way for us to improve our service and experience for our valued guests. We have made enquires regarding your booking, and in particular the two issues of wine service and room servicing. Our housekeeping staff have reported that due to a "Do Not Disturb" sign being... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My husband an I went on a romantic weekend away. We arrived at Waves which is across the road from the beach.. fantastic location. We were in a corner room and thought this might have been a problem with noise but we were pleasantly surprised at how quiet and peaceful it was. We enjoyed a lovely snooze in the comfy... More

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Also Known As:
Waves Byron Bay Hotel
Waves Byron Bay Hotel Byron Bay
Waves Hotel Byron Bay
Address: 35 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Byron Bay
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay
#9 Luxury Hotel in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Waves Byron Bay 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waves Byron Bay is a 20 room Stylish Boutique Hotel located in the heart of Byron Bay on the Beach. Guests enjoy a high standard of amenities. All rooms include Air-Conditioning, King Size Bath and separate Shower,STD/ISD phones,Plasma TV's, Austar, DVD Player, Stereo System, Clock Radio, Wireless Internet, Electronic Room Safes, Ironing Board and Iron, Mini Bar and Tea and Coffee making facilities. Secure undercover basement parking. Room rates include a complimentary 'light start to the day' of locally sourced muffins along with coffee, tea, orange juice and fruit. ... more   less 
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