My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights one weekend. We greatly wished we had seen these reviews before we had booked, we were extremely disappointed. When we arrived the toilet had a foul smell coming from it; turns out it hadn’t been cleaned from previous guests, it was disgusting. There were cobwebs in the corner and ants going up the wall. The so-called “bathroom” was absolutely ridiculous. It was not a ‘marble or glass ensuite’ it was actually just a dirty toilet and a shower placed IN the corner of the room on the wooden floor! The only thing which was separating the room from the toilet and shower was a pathetic curtain! It was revolting sleeping about 2.5 meters away from a toilet. This was not romantic at all! There were no fly screens on windows either. There was a small tv which we could hardly even watch as the bed was blocking it.. We were disgusted that we were paying $200AUD for each night; there are so many other nicer places to stay in Byron, which are even cheaper. It’s a joke that they charged this much. $50 a night would have been more appropriate. ALSO the “5 star luxury room” shown on the wot if website is actually the owners room! The photos shown are misleading, we stayed in the ketut room which was filled overfilled with large furniture. We were also told by the people who ran the place that we were not allowed to use the kitchen.. Please do not waste your money staying here you will be greatly disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Under New Management Since MAY 2011. Byron Bay Guest House, 'Spirit Of Bali', is a large 100 year old refurbished Queenslander right in the heart of Byron. A lovely upmarket property furnished with Balinese antiques and artifacts. Located walking distance to the beach and town. All guest suites have romantic Balinese beds and en-suite marble, glass or natural slate bathrooms. There are four double beds and two singles, four large common areas, a fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, lounge with TV, DVD, stereo, balcony with daybed, indoor and outdoor dining and is surrounded by tropical gardens. We are eco friendly. The house is powered by solar energy and you can enjoy bathing in soft rainwater. We provide free high speed wifi Internet. We are located 100m walk to a great cafe. The perfect spot for breakfasts, snacks and good coffee. I can build breakfast or snacks into the price for you or prearrange for guests to have room service and in-house massages or yoga. The whole house can also be booked. We are happy to accommodate your requirements. ... more less