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Wollongbar Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   19 Shirley St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Ranked #27 of 30 hotels in Byron Bay
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located close to the beach - just across old railway tracks and some bushes. With a special back gate, you don't even need to walk on streets - straight to the beach! And it's close to the town centre. This is best if you're looking for some quiet time after returning from dinner and/or drinks. The rooms aren't as new/shiny... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The motel was presented beautifully - just like it's photos. It is a very pleasant short walk to the heart of Byron. The family room was very spacious and well presented. Side tables and bed moved easily/were on wheels (which helped). We loved the security door because the glass door could be wide open and we were secure. And above... More

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Craig D, Manager at Wollongbar Motel, responded to this review

Hi Lara So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope the rest of your road trip went off well. As with all our guests comments our location is perfect and it's always great to see people enjoying the Bay. It was very nice meeting you and hope to see you in the future. Thanks Craig More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My work colleague and I always stay here when we come to Byron which is generally once a year. Craig and his staff have always looked after us and been very friendly. The rooms are basic but clean and have everything we need. The location is ideal between the beach and the cbd which is handy after a nice dinner... More

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Craig D, Manager at Wollongbar Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing our venue Greg. It's great you enjoy our rooms and location and can wind down after work. Also good to see you appreciate the dining variety the Bay has to offer. Regards Craig More

Burleigh Heads, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I am a repeat stayer here. Location is unbeatable, facilities are clean, comfortable and more than sufficient. All staff and manager are very accommodating and genuinely nice. Even let us have the small dog, threw in a trundle bed and dropped the price. wHAT THe!!! Great experience.....

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Craig D, Manager at Wollongbar Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Cassdanet. We do enjoy a great location and I'll pass on your thoughts to the team. Happy to be of service and we'll see you again in the near future. More

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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Attempting to find a room in Byron at short notice during school holidays can be daunting. Having phoned around the day before , looking for 'Family accommodation', we found the Wollongbar Motel with a 'Family' room available. The price quoted seemed a bit high, but, it is school holidays and it is a short 5-10 minute walk into the Heart... More

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Craig D, Manager at Wollongbar Motel, responded to this review

Hi Tin Dingo Glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate our location in Byron and interact with both the local flora and fauna. I've taken to your idea of removing the individual milk serves, once these stock have run out I'll replace with small cartons. As for the coffee I've only recently upgraded to the Expresso Granulated but I'll do... More

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

If you are going to go to byron bay and you have the means to spend a little more then do so. This is like a cheap motel and anywhere else they'd only be able to charge like $90-$100. We paid double that but I'd prefer to pay more again for something a bit more special. At the time it... More

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Munich, Germany
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

5 minutes to go to the beach, 7 minutes to downtown. The price was fair and the room was clean. Tried to use the guest laundry, but it was used also by the hotel staff and I had to wait 3 hours. Behind our room was a wonderful smelting tree, that was beautiful.

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Craig D, Manager at Wollongbar Motel, responded to this review

Hi Thomas Thanks for reviewing our venue. Apologise for the delay with the washing machine due to the other machine being broken down. We have since purchased an extra two machines to avoid the problem. More

Marcus Beach
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at the Wollongbar Motel in Byron Bay for 2 nights, not because we wanted to, but because the town was booked out. It wasn't cheap, but the reviews we read were terrible. I phoned, worried about reviews which talked about dirty carpets etc. To be frank, we were dreading it. When we arrived, the man... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Motel managers Craig and Jane were excellent to us this weekend. They were friendly and more than accommodating the whole time we were there. I would highly recommend this motel as a base to anyone travelling in the byron area. The location was sensational (2 minutes from the beach, 5 minute walk from restaurants and cafes), the accommodation was exceptional... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Outside appearance -lovely. Rooms did not feel clean because they were so old and dated. The carpet left soles of socks black!!?? However, staff said she would look into it and assured me that they are regularly cleaned. the room was quiet and dark (good for sleeping). The room is all open plan, with door on combined shower/toilet. Beds not... More

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Additional Information about Wollongbar Motel

Also Known As:
Wollongbar Hotel Byron Bay
Wollongbar Motel Byron Bay
Address: 19 Shirley St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #27 of 30 hotels in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wollongbar Motel 3.5*
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