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Rae's on Watego's

8 Marine Parade | Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While Wategos beach is breathtaking and simply beautiful, I was so very disappointed when staying at Rae's on the weekend. I had been wanting to stay here for quite some time and was so let down. The property is in desperate need of a revamp - For $550 a night I would have expected the property to have a clean... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We hadn't been to Byron Bay before so on the suggestion of a friend decided as it was time to go. We booked 5nights in the Mirabella Suite. At around AUD$7,000 it was more expensive than the May Fair London where we had had a fabulous stay earlier in the year so we were very excited. Sadly, we were woefully... More 

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Newcastle
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nothing can take away the natural beauty of Wategos Beach, not even a 40-something year old hotel that looks and feels like, well....a 40-something year old hotel. Raes looks from the outside as you would expect. It's quaint, Faux-Spanish-hacienda cum art-deco style is eccentric but endearing. The welcome as we arrived was very welcoming although, at times, crossing the line... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went for a 6pm dinner reservation, (ask for a window seat/booth). We watched the ocean as the sun set behind the restaurant. Great views. A huge storm rolled in as night fell and we watched a spectacular wine show. Service is good. Personally I think that $5 an oyster is way over priced as was the $45 Moreton bay bug... More 

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Sydney
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

We've been once before and came back today - delighted once again! The staff on duty today (09/12/15) were wonderful, I recognise them from last time which shows tremendous loyalty as we were here almost 2 years ago. Perfect service, insanely great oysters, wonderful mains with divine presentation and a sensational wine list. I haven't even mentioned the view but... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I had previously stated at Rae's back in 2009 and attended the restaurant when the chef at the time was experimenting with Thai/Asian flavours and it was a revelation in beautiful elegant tasty eating. This time I attended with my new husband and whist we had excellent service, the menu was less than inspiring and little better than most gastronomic... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay's tourist hub is this quaint little hotel (perhaps over priced) but boutique and beautiful. The restaurant is amazing serving delightful fresh and contemporary seafood ... If you want to splurge but don't want to be disappointed, then this is the place ... The spot is perfectly suited to romance:-)

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We stayed at Raes for 4 nights. Raes is located next to Wategos Beach in Byron Bay. The location is beautiful. We could see and hear the waves from our room. We dined at the Restaurant a numbers of times and each time we found the food and service fantastic. Unfortunately, the rooms at Raes are terrible. I think they... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Good spot to unwind for a short break. It's a small place so don't expect 5 star hotel faculties on site. The location is great really nice part of the Byron. The aesthetic is beach shack and the place is comfortable. I would stay again and if you get good weather like we did great region to explore.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Always wonderful to dine at Rae's. The service overseen by Steve, is impeccable and the food is to die for! Try their seafood degustation for a special treat of flavours and delicate taste sensations. Friendly and efficient staff, wonderful ambiance and great views - you may even see a passing whale!

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