The location sets the expectation. Watego Beach located in the Palm Valley below the Cape Byron lighthouse is a superb location - it has been rated as one of the top 20 beach locations in the world. Watermark is situated across the road from the beach. The quality of the accommodation and fitout, as well as the standards to which it is maintained, should satisfy the most discerning traveller. The only complaint is the poor internet connectivity - which some might consider a blessing. During the stay, the connection in the ground floor units was not working, and upstairs the wireless reception in the Ocean Suite was very poor.
We found the cleaning staff to be very friendly and helpful - a real delight to deal with.
We initially stayed in a beach suite - there are 2 on the ground floor. These do feel a little cosy. Unit 2 is a little larger than Unit 1. We then moved to the Ocean Suite, which is much more spacious.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Watermark at Wategos is a unique beachfront property offering luxury lodging in three separate suites/ apartments.Settle into your self-contained luxury suite, with absolute beach frontage of one of Australia's most beautiful beaches, Wategos Beach at Byron Bay.Watermark consists of two sumptuous Beachfront Studio Suites (Suite 1 & 2) and one Ocean View Apartment (Suite 3), all literally 10 steps from the sand and suitable for a maximum of 2 guests.Every detail of the interiors has been meticulously and lovingly styled, with Raffles-esque hand carved furniture, Pony chairs, a King leather lounge and Italian marble ensuite bathroom. None of the mod-cons have been overlooked with each Suite having its own flat screen LCD TV, CD/DVD player and an intergrated BOSE sound system with Apple universal iPod dock and wireless internet access.Open the concertina doors, breathe the fresh ocean breeze with a hint of frangipani and .....Exhale.Unfortunately no children ... more less