We were on the last leg of our 3 week holiday when we found the accomodation we had booked in a small town just inland from the coast was not what we had hoped for. The manager was very gracious about us not following through on our booking (luckily we hadn't paid a deposit) but we suddenly found ourselves without anywhere to stay. When planning our holiday I had looked at staying in Byron Bay but the price of accomodation was way out of our budget so we reluctantly headed towards Byron with the idea of staying just one night and then heading back to our relatives in Brisbane.
We drove down the main road into Byron looking for vacancy signs and stopped at a couple of places but they could not accomodate us for the money we were looking to spend. At one property the young woman on the reception desk said she couldn't help us but would ring someone who may be able to accomdate us for the 3 nights we wanted at the price we could afford. That is how we met Paul Hibbard at the Byron Beachcomber Resort.
The first thing Paul said to me when I walked in was "would you like to see the room we have available!' He showed me a lovely 1 bedroom unit with a sofa bed in the lounge for our 18 year old daughter, a kitchen, dinning room and a balconny overlooking the pool,spa and bbq area. I was very very pleased (and relieved). He was friendly, helpful and just plain nice and happy to have guests for 3 nights rather than no guests at all.
There was gate access to the beach at the rear of the property where just a short walk away you could watch the beautiful sunset, surf or look for whales and dolphins.
The property was clean, tidy and well maintained with friendly staff.
It just goes to show it doesn't matter how well you think you have planned your holiday you don't always end up where you think you are going to.
We had a lovely time in Byron (it was off peak so there were not 1,000's of people about) but you need to look at more than just the main street. There is the Micro Brewery and the Arts and Industrial Park is a must. We also travelled inland to Nimbin, Lismore, Ballina and Bangalow, the country is lovely.
It is definately on our list to go back to Byron and stay at the Beachcomber....hopefully at another great rate! Thanks Paul.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Byron Beachcomber Resort apartments in beautiful Byron Bay. We offer 34 spacious apartments suited to families, friendly groups, couples and singles alike. The property boasts a solar heated pool and spa, BBQ area and direct beach access to the pristine bay. It is also only a 5 minute walk to the heart of Byron where you can enjoy the cafes, shops, markets, main beach and all that this fabulous seaside town has to offer. The accommodation offers the best of both worlds as you can enjoy both relaxation and a chance to take in all the action. Make your next Byron Bay getaway a beachside escape at the Beachcomber. ... more less
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