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Planula B&B Retreat

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Lot 1, Melaleuca Drive | PO Box 1753, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Ranked #15 of 37 Byron Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an idyllic B&B 5 minutes outside Byron bay. It's surrounded by trees and there's lots of nature here with water lizards and even the odd wallaby. We had a garden room that was spacious and light and very comfortable. There is a communal lounge and continental breakfast is served en famille in the kitchen. It's help yourself and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We stayed her for a couple of nights and wish we'd have stayed longer. A short drive from Byron Bay and in a lovely setting. Breakfast was included and was a communal affair so provided a chance to talk with other travellers. The hosts were friendly and provide helpful advice on where to visit en route to Sydney. Our room... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

What a refreshing stay we had at Planula, the perfect spot to relax on our roadtrip - just wished we could of stayed for longer than one night. The setting was beautiful and loved seeing and listening to the little green frogs too - which our 8 year old delighted in! Wandy and Tim were the perfect hosts and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We booked online driving from Coffs to Byron. Stayed 2 nights in the garden room...so quiet, beautiful surrounds and lovely hosts...they made us feel very welcome. Only 2.5km from centre of Byron and shops less than 1km away for food, booze etc. Freshly baked muffins each morning and a lovely spreads for the included breakfast. Great little escape.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband and I spent 6 glorious nights at Planula B and B Retreat in Byron bay over the new year. I found this place through the internet and booked online. I was so impressed by the charm of the rainforest retreat and the graciousness of our hosts Wendy and Tim . Our room was very comfortable. I loved the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

A stay at the Planula retreat is a great place to relax and unwind. Tim and Wandy are fantastic hosts and always happy to assist. The place is set in a rainforest and is full of wildlife. It is 3km from main town, which was not a problem for us as we had bikes to commute back and forth. If... More

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Newark, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

One other review summed it up !! ..,.if you like camping , you will love your stay here . If however you are expecting a 4star hotel service you will be very disappointed as we were . Our room was very basic, the bathroom was full of bugs on arrival (I guess the down side to staying in the rain... More

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planula, Owner at Planula B&B Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Melissa, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we are very sad to hear that our motto 'Surrounded by Nature' did not seem to resonate with you. We are very proud of our green tree frogs and water dragons as you can see from our own website and our facebook page. Planula is situated on over... More

Newcastle, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My stay at Planula was very satisfactory. My room was quiet with a comfortable bed and pillow and open to lots of fresh air thru fly screens. I loved the setting which was rainforest all around so that it felt like I was staying in the middle of the bush even tho it was only a short drive into Byron... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

A wonderfully restful and relaxing retreat. Planula's hosts are so welcoming and helpful. Well located away from main road noise but still with easy access to Byron Bay highlights. Happy to highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I would highly recommend this place if you are going to Byron. It is a short 2k journey from the centre of Byron Bay. If you are lazy like we were and without car, the taxi service is super efficient and extremely reliable. Or weather permitting, it is a lovely walk into Byron along the cycle track. The place itself... More

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Address: Lot 1, Melaleuca Drive | PO Box 1753, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Planula B&B Retreat 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Planula Retreat offers beautiful accommodation set on over 50 acres amongst tropical landscaped gardens just over 3km from the centre of Byron Bay.You will love the relaxed atmosphere created in this modern B&B style retreat. We are the only true remaining oasis that close to town!Unwind on the extensive decks around the house overlooking the frog pond and enjoy the lush gardens. How about listening to the birds and frogs over a BBQ at night?Extensive continental breakfasts are included in all rates. FREE wireless fast broadband everywhere. Friendly hosts and great recommendations. ... more   less 
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