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“Perfect stopover in Byron” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Baystay Bed & Breakfast

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Baystay Bed & Breakfast
30 Marvell St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia   |  
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Ranked #26 of 36 Byron Bay B&B and Inns
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Perfect stopover in Byron”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

What a great find Baystay is. A short stroll to all that Byron offers but far enough away from revellers, we enjoyed peaceful slumbers to be awakened by the musical chortling of magpies in the tropical gardens that surround this lovely B & B. A superb breakfast on the upstairs deck, seemingly set amongst the tree tops, consisted of numerous cereals, fresh fruit, preserves, fresh home baked bread and muffin sized frittatas straight from the oven. Fresh brewed coffee, juices and teas of every description (the lemon myrtle was terrific) finished off the feast and well and truly set us up for the day. Add perfect hosts and this place is a real winner and left us wishing we were staying longer than just overnight!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2010

We stayed two nights in the Cape Byron YHA before staying here for two nights and the difference was like night and day! The Baystay is the nicest place we have stayed during our travels down the coast of Australia and for a very good price, too.

John and Jane are excellent hosts and made us feel very at ease in their beautiful accommodation.

The breakfast they serve you in the morning is healthy and delicious.

The rooms are clean and comfortable and the Baystay is just a five minute walk to the action.

The free WiFi is not advertised on their website but was something which we found very handy.

If we come back to Byron Bay, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

John & Jane are absolutely fabulous people, friendly and polite. My room, with jacuzzi and sauna, was delightful. You're probably 1km or less away from the rumble of Byron, so you sleep perfectly.
This is the place to stay!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2010

Baystay was the perfect place for my wife and I to stay during our time in Byron Bay. John was the most gracious host (as was his son Luke and his wife Jane) and did all he could to make our time at his home most enjoyable (including helping me to fix a broken part of my rental car that would have ended up costing me lots of extra money!!!). Baystay is located in an ideal spot....minutes from town, parks and the beach. They have 2 bikes for guests to use and loads of information about local daytrips and area attractions. If you are looking for a comfortable, safe, clean, relaxing and eco-minded environment to spend your holiday...call John and do all you can to add Baystay to your list!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2009

What a great find this was....... Lovely owner, layed back made us feel right at home but giving us 100% privacy at the same time. Room clean and had all we needed. We had the spa room which was gorgeous. Spa set in bathroom surrounded by glass windows and tropical plants-also a sauna!
Outdoor settlings dated and dosnt feel that private, but everything inside is all you need. Great location, far enough away from teh hustle and bustle of the main strip but so close to beach-lovely walk.
The home-cooked breakfasts vary each day. The owner bakes his own muffins and breads and here is a selection of fresh fruits and cereals, tea, coffee and juices. HE is a fanstastic cook, really yummy. Nice relaxed way to start the day on the terrace!
Recommended for sure!

  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2008

Found this place on the net and it was understated by a long way. We were given a room with a personal spa and sauna for less than $100 per night. Seems you have to pick this room if you want it and we got a good deal. Breakfasts were great and filling. The atmosphere of the place was great. To top it all off the owner took me on a glider flight over Byron Bay. What can I say?
The best 3 days in Byron.

  • Liked — The friendly atmosphere
  • Disliked — No soap in bathroom
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 30 Marvell St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Baystay is a lovely bed and breakfast situated within 5 minutes walk to both town and beach. It is a traditional style Aussie beach house of the 70s and has been operated as a B&B since 1995. Your hosts are locals of over 25 years and can help you with information about our beautiful area and give you an experience of our laid back beach lifestyle. Come and enjoy. ... more   less 
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