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Wollongbar Motel
Ranked #22 of 32 Hotels in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
2 reviews
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“Comfortable and convenient”
Reviewed July 10, 2011

Just returned from a relaxing weekend (overnight) at Byron Bay staying at the Wollongbar Motel in a deluxe family room (2 adults, 2 kids). Furnishings are a bit dated and well worn, but the beds were comfy, linen crisp, everything was clean and the kitchenette and bathroom were well stocked.
The motel is in a great location about a minute from the beach (via an overgrown sandy track) and 3 minutes to the shops. Despite this it was very quiet, no traffic or party noise.
Staff were friendly and helpful. It also has an attractive pool area.
While being a bit pricey for a motel, Byron is expensive (even to camp), and one / two night accommodation is limited. On this basis we thought the Wollongbar was good value and hope to return next time we have the opportunity.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

There were two good things about our stay here, 1- the location very close to the beach and the town but still quiet 2- the staff were very helpful and friendly. The room however was awful. On a first look the room looks fine and then you look closer. The furniture is extremely old and has stains all over it (thats fine i can live with that) however it was only when i slept in the bed i realised that it was damp. I dont mean a little damp i mean wet. A really unpleasant night sleep. I am sure it is hard to deal with the humidity in rooms etc but seriously they need to put some money into the rooms to update them and try out their beds. Not a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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NHamilton, Manager at Wollongbar Motel, responded to this review, May 9, 2011
Thank you for choosing to say at The Wollongbar Motel and taking the time to post a review. Guest feedback helps us to improve the services that we provide. It would be appreciated if you could contact me to be more specific about the damp bed. We have procedures in place to prevent this situation and it will assist in streamlining these to ensure it won’t happen again in the future.
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 1, 2011

We drove from Sydney to Brisbane staying in motels that we found via tourist information centers. The Wollongbar was my favourite because of its location a short walk to shops, bars and restaurants. I also thought the pool area was the best we had seen in a motel with a great barbecue area. It also had its own track to the beach.
We would have happily stayed for a week.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed January 18, 2011

excellent place to stay, so close to the beach, close to town

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Christchurch
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

My Melbourne based daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing stay at Wollongbar. The room was airy, spacious, comfortable and contained all that we required. The manager and staff were friendly, welcoming, willing and helpful, keen to arrange things for us to do.
The proximity to the beach and the township was ideal, as we were able to walk about easily.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed January 16, 2011

Stayed here for 1 week and had a great time on the beach and exploring Byron Bay. We found Wollongbar to be in a great location, minutes walk to town and direct access to the beach. The accom was clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was basic but sent us on the way for the day.
have been to Byron a few times and found Wollongbar to be V.Good value for money. You will struggle to find better in this location.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Leipzig
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39 reviews
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Reviewed September 22, 2010

We stayed in the Wollongbar Motel for one night and really enjoyed Byron Bay. The Motel was ok, clean room and friendly staff, however, the rooms are really not for staying there, naked concrete, cold and non-inviting atmosphere. This would be acceptable for half the price we paid, but for something around US$120 just ways too expensive. So if you can get a good deal stay there, if not try to find something else in Byron Bay, or just visit the town on a day trip as accomodation there is in gerenal quite expansive.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Wollongbar Motel
Address: 19 - 21 Shirley St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wollongbar Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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