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“Poor air conditioning” 2 of 5 stars
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Wollongbar Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   19 Shirley St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia   |  
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Ranked #27 of 30 Hotels in Byron Bay
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Poor air conditioning”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Rooms clean enough. Air conditioning doesn't work. A bit disappointing for the heat of summer. Short walk into town. Pillows were uncomfortable, fortunately there were spares but they too were identical.
If its only one night and you get it cheap enough then go for it. For extended stays I would avoid it.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Craig D, Manager at Wollongbar Motel, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Sorry to hear your air conditioner wasn't working. Often it can be as simple as replacing flat batteries in the remote , or ensuring power activation key is in the slot on the wall underneath. Had you let us know we may have been able to fix it or move you to another room. Hope you had a good time in Byron Bay.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Direct beach access. Great location for everything you need- close to beach, bars and shops! Super Clean and extra friendly staff!
Great value, even during peak season.
Will definitely stay here again.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Craig D, Front Office Manager at Wollongbar Motel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Hi Venessa,
Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Wollongbar Motel. You are most welcome back when you travel through town again.Hope to see you soon.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Nice location on the edge of town, few mins from town centre. Beach only 50 yards from hotel. Lovely big beach. Basic but clean rooms, good in size, we stayed in the lower deck. Didn't get to use the pool as beach was so close. Would stay here again. Staff were friendly.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Craig D, Manager at Wollongbar Motel, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thanks for taking time to comment.I am glad you enjoyed your stay and our easy beach access.
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Warrington, Cheshire
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Basic room although it was called a deluxe double! Balcony was with everyone else on the

The bathroom shower needed a good clean, didn't look like the glass doors had ever been cleaned.

Once you'd manoeuvred yourself into the toilet you needed to close the door before you sat down, otherwise you couldn't close the door!

Kettle didn't work but was changed immediately. Light above kitchen area flickering, but again changed promptly when asked!

Glad I found the huge cockroach on my bedside table the morning I was leaving!!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Moranbah, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Myself and 2 girlfriends stayed in a 2brm family room for one night. Check-in was friendly and the room was spacious and well fitted out for a family, with plenty of space and there was even toys and books in the 2nd room for kids (though my girlfriends did feel a little strange sleeping under Dora and Buzz Lightyear quilts lol). The motel is an easy 5 min walk from town and has a path direct to the beach (did feel a little like Bear Grylls negotiating it though). Overall a great experience, I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I stayed 2 nights. The first night I arrived late, after reception closed. I messaged the hotel ahead and was advised my key would be waiting for me under the mat in front of my room, and to check in next morning. This tired traveller really appreciated the friendly gesture. I also had the room with access for those with limited mobility. The bathroom was fitted with rails. The room was airy, clean and comfy. The beach is only a short distance behind the hotel, on the other side of the coastal reserve. The sounds of sea and surf lulled me to sleep each night. (Behind the hotel a path gives access to the beach. However this crosses disused rail lines and at the end there is a steep climb on loose sand to get out onto the beach).

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Room=motel style ground level,very clean/comfortable,tea/coffee/biscuits/sugar provided,even real milk in a small jug was handed to me on booking in at reception ! You can order a continental light breakfast if you want.Off Street parking provided in front of your motel room..An ashtray ( for us smokers)is provided outside your room on a side table with two chairs either side : ) Nice swimming pool,bbq area. WoW ! not many of the old style hospitality motels left in this beautiful country of ours. Very friendly down to earth/helpful staff. Great location,on the left handside on the main road driving into Byron from Paciifc Hwy..we walked into/and around town approx ( 5 minute walk at my slower pace into town) We enjoyed our mini stay and yes I would book into the Wollongbar Motel again when we get the oppotunity to go and visit Byron Bay !!
Thankyou for a lovely stay : )
Jackie & Chris

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Wollongbar Motel

Address: 19 Shirley St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 30 Hotels in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wollongbar Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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