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“Little Gem in the heart of Byron” 4 of 5 stars
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Byron Bay Side Central Motel
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   14 Middleton Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia   |  
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Ranked #17 of 30 Hotels in Byron Bay
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Little Gem in the heart of Byron”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Arrived in Byron Bay Saturday 6th and found this little gem. Great value, kitchenette, balcony, washer dryer & very clean. Decor a tad dated but everything else made up for that.3 minute walk to everything. Kathy on reception was very nice and helpful one of the reasons we stayed there. Would stay again.
Rene & Gabrielle Kerstens
Sydney

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I stayed with my partner and our friend in a family room which was really spacious, spotlessly clean and well equipped. It had a small kitchen area with fridge which is really handy for backpackers.

This hotel felt more like a home from home and was much more comfortable than your average hostel - definitely worth the extra money. If you're sick of hostels/camping and can afford a bit more then this place is quite a treat. We paid $160 between three people but there was space for four (bunks beds which were quite large, sturdy and comfy and a double bed) so not that much
more expensive than a hostel anyway.

I would stay here again and would definitely recommend highly.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

It was a good decision to stay at this motel. We felt very welcomed because of the really friendly hospitality. The appartements are nice and have everything you need for a comfortable holiday, even for three weeks. The location is very central to the main beach aswell as to the shops and markets. Although it´s located very central, it´s not a party-motel, so you can sleep quielty. Next to the motel is the "Heart & Halo Bar" a lovely place with awesome organic ayurveda food and excellent coffee. Next time we will certainly stay at this motel again and we´re looking forward to see these nice people again.

Room Tip: Room 17 is the best room with a really nice balcony
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I got exactly what I asked for at this hotel. It was great value complete with washer and dryer and all basic self catering needs. I had no problem in my wheelchair and the room was clean, cool and well organised. I would recommend this to any wheelchair user and their friends , family. The staff were helpful and pleasant and the secured parking was a bonus. It's a top location too.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Hi there

Well this is my first time doing this,it's 12.20am,so I guess that's a good enough reason. I have stayed in this motel twice now,the first time I stumbled upon it,and got it I think last minute for $120 a night for just myself 2 years ago. I liked it so much I went back and took my mate and am happy to report,I'm even happier the second time. They mixed up the booking though which we were unhappy about,but the lady quickly fixed it and sorted it out and even gave us a discount for the mix up. They are happy ,friendly,reasonbly priced for Byron and in the heart of everything with free wifi,car parking and all on your doorstep, and clean and basic=perfect.....

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony,don't get a room without one if you can help it. Air con is good if yo...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Well located motel, 4 min walk to the beach, shops, restaurants, etc.

Bunk beds not comfortable amd main mattress outdated.

In-suite laundry and kitchen wares very useful and complete.

Free Wifi not throughout the hotel. Only available sometimes, often disconnects.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Our location is great and we are pleased that it suited you. We have made many changes our motel guests are very happy with.
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Port Macquarie, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Pro's; Price, Good location as only a few minutes walk to shops, restaurants, beach. Big balcony with table, chairs, drying rack. Washing machine and dryer in bathroom. Well equipped kitchen. Security parking.
Con's: Extremely hot in summer if unit is west facing. Overhead fan only for cooling. Very basic bathroom with nowhere to place toiletries, except laundry sink. No pool. No dining table inside. No change of linen for 3 days which was O.K. for us but same applied to towels. Bring your own toilet paper in case the supplied quarter of a roll runs out and find a bin down town to place your rubbish in if you get sick of it piling up in the apartment. Noise carries very well.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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TruePerson, Owner at Byron Bay Side Central Motel, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
We are installing air conditioners in all units.
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Address: 14 Middleton Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 30 Hotels in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Byron Bay Side Central Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Byron Bay Side Central Motel Apartments offer great value for money when booking Byron Bay Holiday Accommodation, making it a perfect holiday destination for friends, couples and families. Airport shuttles arrive frequently from Ballina / Brisbane and Gold Coast Domestic and International Airports to Byron Bay Side Central Motel Apartments. Friendly onsite managers will welcome you to the Fully Self contained, Hotel studio apartments providing guests with Free Wi-Fi Internet and undercover Car Parking for guests with cars. Byron Bay Side Central Motel Apartments is located in a very central, convenient and yet quiet location in Byron Bay with Main Beach, Byron Bay lighthouse walk, shops, restaurants, entertainment and coach station only 3 minutes' walk away. All studio apartments have air conditioning,a large open plan lounge, fully equipped kitchen and ensuite bathroom with washing machine & dryer. A private balcony attached to 18 of the 20 apartments ensures a feeling of spaciousness and an enjoyment of the outdoors. One fully equipped disabled apartment. Enjoy beauty, hair treatments & massages within the complex as well as the very popular vegetarian restaurant "'Heart and Halo'' ... more   less 
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