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Newcastle
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...

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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...

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Sydney
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...

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Newcastle, Australia
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...

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Gold Coast, Australia
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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2Thank Ppsflyer
Sydney, Australia
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...

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2Thank thedon825
Sydney, Australia
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
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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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed October 23, 2015

I'd been to Rae's for cocktails and eaten in the restaurant, but I'd never stayed. I never thought I would, to be honest: my recent visit was a complete (birthday) surprise. The location, overlooking one of the world's most beautiful bays, is second to none. A few steps away is beautiful Wategos Beach, far enough away from the centre of...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

I was left lukewarm from our dinner at Rae's. The place is nice enough and the staff friendly. The ocean views are breathtaking - but I found the food pretty average, lacking the sort of inventiveness that a restaurant wanting to have a sophisticated edge should have. My linguine vongole was ok. The steamed vegetables were bland. Not being in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rae's on Wategos in Byron Bay is Australia's most iconic boutique hotel. Voted one of the world's top 25 hotels by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, Rae's offers a blissful and unforgettable Byron Bay experience. Our restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine catering for large functions or romantic moments. Our spa is a sacred space of healing at the hands of the highest calibre therapists. Calming curved walls, rich soothing decor, this is the most intimate getaway in a secluded corner of Byron Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rae's on Wategos

Address: 6 - 8 Marine Pde, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Rae`s On Watego`s Hotel Byron Bay
Raes On Wategos Byron Bay
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Byron Bay
#5 Family Hotel in Byron Bay
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay
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