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Ruskin House

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131 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely room with hot tub, clean, very comfortable bed, sofa to chill out and relax on after a days walking. Fresh breakfast served by the wonderful hosts. Would strongly recommend as close to town and beach. Nice courtyard area to use, quiet area of town.

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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed here for two nights, and we had a great stay!! The owners are very kind, service-minded and friendly. The rooms are extremely clean and comfortable, they give you a good "home-feeling"! Bathroom are also nice and good size. Conclusion: we would recommend this place to everyone who are staying in Byron Bay. Exceptional good value for money! If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We originally came for one night but found it so comfortable and welcoming we stayed another. It is in a great location for byron bay, within a few minutes walk of cafes and shops but far away enough from the evening rif-raff! Our room was at the end of the courtyard, and was perfect. Room was really clean, bed was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Great clean, big rooms. Amazing service. Nothing was too much. Lovely family. Wish there were more of these. I over slept... Way past checkout Gavin was so lovely about it. Byron was a great place for a weekend get-away and the house is close enough to be amongst it but far enough away so you're not being woken up by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Stayed here whilst in on a 3 week tour of the east coast. This was easy to find and get to (we had a hire car) and plenty of parking was available. The host was extremely welcoming and helpful when it came to local knowledge. Room was clean and spacious. Bed was very comfortable and we had the added luxury... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Lovely large room that was well set out, very clean with access to the patio. It was a 5 minute walk to the beach and shops so the guest house was in a quieter area of Byron Bay. The staff were very helpful giving information about good places to eat etc. I have say that we were not impressed with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We both loved this guesthouse. Ideally situated, close enough to experience the vibrant scene, that is Byron bay, but, far enough away, to experience tranquility. Lovely wooden built establishment, well maintained. Friendly host, laid back, not intrusive, but, there if you need him, for useful advice and information. Lovely little chalet, at the end of the courtyard. Well appointed rooms,... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is definitely not a Tripadvisor 4 dots hotel as we were led to believe, it's more of a 3 dots or 3.l5 dots lodging. I've since come to find out after staying in hotels for 4 weeks in Australia that a number of the hotels that were booked in North America (NA) before we left, were over-rated compared to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at Ruskin house after a long drive. Found home-like relaxed atmosphere, quiet with court yard. We had a room with a spa. It was like coming home. Location of Ruskin house is perfect to town, it's within walking distance from main centre, supermarkets and restaurants. Room to park. Room and furnishings very clean. The staff were most pleasant... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed here for one night and had a great time. The House is a bit away from the beach and the town "centre", but it's a nice walk there (about 15 - 20'). Parking is right in front. It's right at a main street but still very quiet. The setting is lovely with a nice little courtyard. The rooms... More 

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