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“Nice little motel” 4 of 5 stars
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Dolphins
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   32 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 34 Hotels in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
155 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice little motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We found this motel well-located for the price - it is a kilometre or so from the centre of town but an easy flat walk. The room was spacious and clean, with a larger (half-size) fridge than most motels and a microwave. Bathroom was also quite roomy. Only complaint was that the queensize bed was a little too soft for our liking, but overall a pleasant place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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English first
Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Great value for money. I was pleasantly surprised with the size of my room. It was spotlessly clean, and had a little kitchette which was very handy. The owner was charming, welcoming and helpful. I think that this would be great accomodation for elderly or disabled guests, as well as couples or small families.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Excellent accommodation close to all amenties. Very spacious, conformtable, clean modern apartment. The owner was very helpful and friendly. The cafe next door great food and handy to the motor inn. Would highly recommend accommodation for familes and couples.
Thank you very much and we will be back.
Tracey David and Matthew (Manly NSW)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Chose this motel for price and because the rooms looked nice and modern on their website. It was all as described and very comfortable. The room was really big which was good because we had a lot of luggage and it had a kitchenette with all the facilities including electric frypan. The car spot was shaded by palms and the whole motel area looked nice even with a grassy spot with picnic tables. It was not near the town centre but this made it quiet and u could still walk if need be, about 15min.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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73 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

The room is a little dated but spotlessly clean. It had a table and chairs for eating. They also provided outdoor furniture if you wanted to sit outside.

There was a microwave, fridge and kettle and cutlery.

It's about a 10 - 15 min easy walk into town and the beach.

There is a really nice cafe next door called Mac's.

Room Tip: Try not to get room 1 closest to the road. A bit of traffic noise in the morning.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Dolphins overnight en route to Surfers Paradise.. Clean large sized room and bathroom.. very friendly reception staff.. Check in and checkout were no problem at all.. A little bit out of the way, but we were happy to walk into town for dinner..

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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84 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We stayed only one night at Dolphins but were impressed with the room size and the total presentation. Really clean and well set up.
The staff were very helpful and friendly.I was also surprised to see their free dvd service. Their WiFi was free and easily accessed (not laways the case). It was also good value. We were a couple with one 14 year old and the room exceeded our expectations. It is pretty close to the Byron shops and has a convenient modern take away shop just next door.

Room Tip: The higher room numbers are further from the road
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 32 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 34 Hotels in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dolphins 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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