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Planula B&B Retreat

Lot 1, Melaleuca Drive | PO Box 1753, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chanced upon this unique B & B during a five day road trip north, staying midweek in a comfortable, clean, twin room. Didn't see any other guests and had the communal lounge and kitchen to ourselves. Wandy and Tim are charming and attentive hosts and the inclusive breakfast provided more than we could eat. The situation is one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a review based on our experience dealing with the B&B when cancelling. We booked 2nights accommodation 3months in advance and unfortunately had to cancel within first 24hours. There is a cancellation policy of $70 from time of booking but Some resort owners are flexible with their policy or don't charge till after 24hours in their policy. From all... More 

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

Sorry to hear you feel this way, despite you understanding all this when we talked on the phone and agreeing to the fee. Our cancellation policy is very clear on all booking agents sites and on our own website and again repeated on the booking confirmation. We hope you will have an enjoyable time in Byron Bay and if you... More 

Sao Paulo
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The owners of the property were quite helpful and pleasant as other reviewers have stated. Unfortunately your experience here will completely depend on who you are sharing the property with. It is a 5 bedroom house converted into a B&B with shared kitchen and outdoor space. We had a nice breakfast enjoying the homemade bread (but it's just breads and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We met Tim upon arrival at the reception and saw his diving photos all over the wall. After a friendly chat about diving at Byron Bay, he helped us to book a dive trip at the last minute and at a discount. We stayed at a room outside on the ground floor (next to the main house). The room was... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed 3 nights and found the rooms to be very clean and quiet, we had the queen room with spa which over looked the natural bushland setting. Breakfast was lovely with good selection of breads and homemade muffins, Kitchen facilities were great with a wide selection of tea and coffee available 24/7. Wandy and Tim were very welcoming and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed here with my partner at the weekend and it was exactly as described; serine, beautiful setting in the trees, just 3km out the town. YOU NEED A CAR to enjoy this location. Big clean room, with extra bedding of it gets cold during spring / winter. We didn't take advantage of the breakfast as we wanted to explore... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were travelling down the coast from Brisbane to Sydney and thought we might stop at Byron Bay for an hour to get a coffee and stretch our legs. The atmosphere and scenery are such that we decided to stay for one night. Planula Retreat looked good and we went to check. We are now staying a second night which... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The website for Planula set a pretty high standard before arrival, and I'm happy to say that in reality, this oasis of a B&B exceeded any of my expectations. The downstairs spa room is perfect to unwind in, with both the bedroom and bathroom looking out onto your own private rainforest. You wake to the sounds of Kookaburras and are... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We very much enjoyed having you at Planula and hope to welcome you again soon. All the best, Tim & Wandy (owners) More 

Towcester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We have just stayed 2 nights at Planula (3 of us). The owners Tim and Wandy were so helpful, and booked surfing lessons on our behalf. Planula is a place of peace and serenity near to Byron bay. We really enjoyed our stay, the use of the guest kitchen and cosy lounge with log fire was great, and Wandy baked... More 

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

Dear Jacqueline, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. Standing up on a surfboard for the first time is quite a thrill, isn't it and Byron Bay is such a great place to have a go. We very much enjoyed having your family at Planula and hope to welcome you again soon. All the best,... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A nice place to stay, friendly owners. Clean and comfortable. Log fire in the shared lounge. Very well set up kitchen with all you need. Breakfast cooked for you in the morning. And best of all, just off the main part of town. Lovely surroundings and peaceful.

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