We chose to stay at Waves Resort as a kind of romantic break. Due to a late booking all that was left was the Penthouse suite...what the heck at $400 a night it must be good. Check-in fine, parking fine, the room...BIG but dirty, and pretty dam tired with paint pealing off benchtops and cupboards and built up grime on most surfaces. The much hyped king-bed was topped with a mattress worthy of the dump while the lounge..ready to be converted into more bedding at a moment's notice (at extra cost of course) was shoved up against the wall and as comfortable as 2nd class seating on a train in India. Yes all was functional but hardly Penthouse. Someone it seemed had decided to upgrade the bathroom to what I guess approached penthouse standard, but now taking a shower meant a climb over a huge spa wall..not to mention a build-up of water post shower everywhere around the holy-spa. We hadn't been to Byron for about 15 years..the shock of its tourism overload and accompanying over the top prices leaves a bit of a nasty taste in the mouth. Especially when your hotel doesn't bother to service your room and when you ask why all you get is a shrug of the shoulders and a couple more tubes of shampoo. The free muffins were a nice touch...a shame that the free-wine tasting they offered never materialised. At time of booking we were well aware the building was old but thought maybe the interior may have had some work done on it...alas no. All in all not too impressed, but the French Restaurant in town is a cracker
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waves Byron Bay is a 20 room Stylish Boutique Hotel located in the heart of Byron Bay on the Beach. Guests enjoy a high standard of amenities. All rooms include Air-Conditioning, King Size Bath and separate Shower,STD/ISD phones,Plasma TV's, Austar, DVD Player, Stereo System, Clock Radio, Wireless Internet, Electronic Room Safes, Ironing Board and Iron, Mini Bar and Tea and Coffee making facilities. Secure undercover basement parking. Room rates include a complimentary 'light start to the day' of locally sourced muffins along with coffee, tea, orange juice and fruit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Waves Hotel Byron Bay