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“Best location in Byron Bay.” 4 of 5 stars
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Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bay Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia   |  
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Ranked #28 of 30 Hotels in Byron Bay
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Best location in Byron Bay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Great location. Rooms are clean and a great size.
The place is starting to get a little dated and could do with a renovation but overall was a great stay.
Big tick was a very comfortable bed and friendly staff.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I came here in the 90's and really was amazed. Returned 12 years ago with my wife and still a lovely place.
Just got back a week ago and boy , how run down , uninviting and horrble its become.
The food was ojk but way overpriced . The staff were that rude and the security belong in a zoo . They had no manners or people skills at all.
The toilets were worse than a backpackers hostel and when I brought to their attention , the manager without taking his eyes off the tab screen gave me a sidewards glance and told me to go and clean them.

Room Tip: Stay away if you are a family.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Warriewood NSW
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We have always loved a meal or two at the Beach Hotel every time we are in Byron. This time however we really seemed to notice that there is a need for some maintenance here, the whole place in the Pub and beer garden area just looking the worse for wear. That plus the $18 burger prices (they were delicious, but that is an extreme price for a hamburger) gave me the feeling that it is a shame to see it going this way.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Albury, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Only stopped here for a quick brekky on our first morning in Byron, and found the food and location good enough to want to spend a bit of time here. The views are outrageously good, as is the fruit loaf! Lovely place from which to start the day.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Perth, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This hotel is located smack bang across from Byron Bay's main beach and within walking distance of some great restaurants and cafe's. I would recommend staying here for a short stay in byron as the rooms are quite pricey, however you really are paying for the location. The pool area is lovely and the grounds are tidy and tropical. A great spot!

Room Tip: We payed for a king room with beach view (with balcony) however we could only just see the sunset at...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This hotel charges outrageous fees to cancel or vary a booking. They do not let you cancel your booking at all, so you forfeit the whole price of your room/s. Plus, if you book through Wotif, you will be charged an additional $25. If you want to change the date of your booking, you will be charged $50 by the hotel and $25 by Wotif. A very costly experience - I definitely do not recommend!

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

This was the third time we had stayed and we had just as good a time as previously. The rooms are all the same downstairs so we knew what to expect - a few small things could do with some freshening up and the lighting could be better but it's still a big room with great access to the wonderful hotel pool area.

It's true there is a fair bit of night noise from the adjoining pub, at least on weekends - the bass of music mostly - but it was only really noticeable on the weekend nights we stayed.

The location is amazing - steps from the beach, centre of town and some of the best restaurants in the area. We looked around for alternatives prior to our latest stay and despite knowing about the weekend noise issues came back here because we still believe it is the best place for what we are looking for in Byron.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Beach Hotel

Address: Bay Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 30 Hotels in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Beach Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beach Hotel Resort offers a location unrivalled in a region renowned for its natural beauty and numerous beaches. The 4 star boutique resort is positioned on Main Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Julian Rocks and Mt Warning and backs onto the centre of Byron Bays shops, cafes and restaurants. Each of the 25 luxurious suites are spacious and well equipped to enhance your Byron experience. You can practically roll out of bed and onto the beach or let our friendly staff assist with planning the days activities. Stay one night or stay a while.Resort facilities include:- Beach Frontage- Luxurious pool (heated in winter)- Poolside heated spa- Air-conditioning / Heating - Secure, undercover carparking- 24 hour reception- Balcony or courtyard in every room (smoking permitted outdoors)- Complimentary Wi Fi- Complimentary coffee and tea making facilities- Minibar- King Beds- Flat screen TV’s, DVD players and AustarExperience the classic Byron beachside holiday. Simply sublime. ... more   less 
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