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Outrigger Bay Apartments
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   9 Shirley Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia   |  
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“perfect location, great apartments”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

You can't beat these apartments for value, location and size/cleanliness. Particularly if you are lucky enough to stay in a beach-side apartment as we were. We did, however, feel harrassed by half of the management team who visited our apartment many times accusing our small group of somehow being responsible for other guests staying up late (never met them), loud music (stereo was off) and the same female manager even stood on the lawn under our balcony dangling a pair of mens underpants yelling up to our room asking if they were ours and were we sure there were no men in our room! I thought I was back in boarding school. We put it down to local 'charm' and enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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tansey_8, Manager at Outrigger Bay Apartments, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Lief O,
Thank you for your comments. We do appreciate your feedback. However we would like to take this opporunity to point out, that at Outrigger Bay Guests know they will get quiet after 10pm and have a great night sleep. This is why they choose to stay at Outrigger Bay. Your group were asked not once but 3 times between 11.30pm and 2.30am to please respect other guests and move off your balacony. Your group ingnored Managements request, which is probably why you felt harrassed.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Harden-Murrumburrah, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Our group of 10 ladies, had a great stay at the Outrigger apartments. I have been many times over the last few years and have found our host Shannon to be the most friendly and helpful person with understanding with large groups! The location is tops with a short walk to shops and beach. Nice large apartments with everything you need for a relaxing or active holiday!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

What a wonderful family holiday apartment. We were 2 adults and 2 children and stayed in the 3 bedroom apartment. My husband and I have been visiting Byron Bay regularly over the past 10 years and have stayed in many different places and this one is by far our favourite. We will not stay anywhere else now. The management (Shannon and her hubby) are wonderful and friendly, helpful and easy to approach. The rooms are modern, renovated, clean, and spacious. The kitchen has a great bench space and is filled with all that you need to cook your own meals. The proximity of the outrigger is fabulous. A two minute walk and you are in the heart of Byron Bay yet the apartment block is peaceful and quiet. Wonderful strong airconditioning and fans in every room. We hired a car for our stay and only used it once. This is a family friendly venue and I felt that my children were very welcome. The pool, spa and bbq area has been renovated recently and it looks beautiful.
A very tropical, serene and relaxing place to stay. I give it five stars. You will not be disappointed.

Holly Doidge

Room Tip: All rooms are renovated and spacious. They have an option of a two bedroom or a three bedroom.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Byron is one of our favourite destinations. Our last two stays have been at the Outrigger.

Shannon is very helpful if you need some local tips.

They were able to accommodate a bed reconfiguration to provide two couple friendly options for us. The unit was super clean; decor was up to date; very spacious; and was well equipped. The car park was also very handy.

When we stayed, Ollie, the labrodoodle was also staying and we loved playing with him which helped fill the gap that was missing whilst we were away from our own dog.

Location wise, the Outrigger is just a short walk away from town giving us the option to party in town or enjoy the serenity of the grounds plastic glass in hand. There is also beach access out the back which makes it easy for a dip in the surf.

Looking forward to our next stay.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Great location. Away from the noise of the main streets but close enough that you can walk everywhere. The apartment was spacious and clean. The free car parking was a bonus. Could not fault the staff. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Shannon and her husband were exceptional managers during our 5 night stay. Particularly accommodating as we had to stay an extra 2 nights due to our flight home being cancelled due to cyclone Oswald. Even though the whole resort had no power for several hours due to the whole town being out Shannon loaned us DVDs and her husband was free to answer any questions. They are very hospitable and run a good operation for a reasonable price, I would definitely recommend this to anyone and stay again. The pool and jacuzzi were lush too.

My only advice would be perhaps to provide more toilet paper and dishwashing liquid as we kept running out and possibly more ventilation in the bathroom.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Location wise you are right on the edge of the heart of Byron. Walking distance to absolutely everything you could need from bars, to supermarket and shops.
The rooms are spacious and clean, we stayed in a three bedroom apartment which was very comfortable for the 5 of us there. In terms of beach access, it's all of a 3 minute walk to be on the beach and you are distant enough from the main section of the beach for it to feel like you own the place.
For the price and location you could be hard pressed to find a better spot.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Outrigger Bay Apartments

Address: 9 Shirley Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Outrigger Bay Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tropical gardens, direct access to beach, 3 minutes stroll to town with pubs,cafes,restaurants and shops. BBQ area, secure free underground parking, and heated outdoor salt pool and spa. ... more   less 
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Outrigger Bay Apartments Hotel Byron Bay
Outrigger Byron Bay
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