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“Beautiful and relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
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Planula B&B Retreat
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Lot 1, Melaleuca Drive | PO Box 1753, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia   |  
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Ranked #14 of 34 Byron Bay B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Beautiful and relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Stunning environment and wonderful hosts. Was looking for a spot to stay that was close enough to the town center but away from the noise and traffic and we found a gem! Incredibly relaxing, lovely breakfasts and not expensive! Couldn't have asked or hoped for more - highly recommended

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

We really enjoyed our week stay here. We picked it partly because it had trees around it, and being a guesthouse we thought it would provide a social setting where we could chat to other guests. It proved spot on. We loved the rainforest setting and even though it is really close driving proximity to Byron it is very much a world away from the bustle there. We really enjoyed chatting to other guests at the large kitchen table or in the living room. Tim was great about arranging activities with discounts for us as we spontaneously decided to include kayaking, snorkelling and skydiving to our holiday, and always interesting to chat to. Always a plus to have free wi-fi too!

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

Very quiet, rainforest environment with large rooms, huge beds and lovely outlook from room to nature. Breakfast was continental including various types of bread , yogurt , oj, cereals, plunger coffee. Kitchen very clean and lots of food if you are Hungary!!

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

Amazing place to relax and unwind ....the place is engulfed in a rich forest and gives the place an soothing vibe....nature lovers will absolutely love it

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

I decided to stay outside of Byron Bay for some R and R and Planula was the perfect choice. Homely, relaxing accommodation with very warm and friendly hosts. Despite being 3 kms out of Byron Planula is ideally situated within walking distance of the new shopping precinct and a beautiful private beach. I hired a bike for the day and managed to get around a lot of Byron Bay area - I can honestly say Planula was the best accommodation I could see for my purposes.

I spent a lot of time in the hammock on the beautiful deck overlooking the tranquil pond and forest, heavenly memories.

Thanks Tim and Wendy

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011

Lovely, charming and tranquil b&b, close to town but away from its noise, surrounded by some bush. beautiful deck to sit and have a bbq on or just relax. bicycle use for guests, very handy to go to town in the evening.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

My Husband and I had three very relaxing nights at Planula. Just what we needed after moving house. We really enjoyed the quiet tropical surrounds and the rooms were very comfortable. Thanks to Tim and Wandy for making us so welcome.Great spot for scuba divers to chill out after a days diving.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Planula B&B Retreat

Address: Lot 1, Melaleuca Drive | PO Box 1753, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Planula B&B Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Planula Retreat offers beautiful accommodation set on over 50 acres amongst tropical landscaped gardens just over 3km from the centre of Byron Bay. You will love the relaxed atmosphere created in this modern B&B style retreat. We are the only true remaining oasis that close to town! Unwind on the extensive decks around the house overlooking the frog pond and enjoy the lush gardens. How about listening to the birds and frogs over a BBQ at night? Extensive continental breakfasts are included in all rates. FREE wireless fast broadband everywhere. Friendly hosts and great recommendations. ... more   less 
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