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Dolphins
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow Scotland
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“Charming hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

We stayed at Dolphins in Nov 2011 and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The room was spacious, clean and excellent value for money. The new owners could not have done enough for us.
Location is only a short walk to town centre and there is a charming cafe next door who do a great breakfast. We would recommend this motel to anyone planning a trip to Byron bay. We'll be back.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

It is located about 10 minutes stroll from the town centre which is the focal point for restaurants, cafes and pubs.

The room is a fair size but the bathroom is very large with a walk-in shower cubicle big enough for two people.

The decor was in good order and everything worked fine. The motel also offers free WiFi.

The staff were most helpful and courteous.

We had breakfast at the cafe next door which was a popular venue for locals. We would stay there again if visiting Byron Bay.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Isle of Arran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

Spent a week in Dolphins during October, and had a great time. The rooms were very clean, and had everything needed including hairdryer, and cooking equipment. The new Managers Ross and Helen were exceptionally kind and helpful, telling us the best places to see the Whales, eat, etc. The motel was within walking distance from town(we didn't have a car), but was far enough out that you didn't get bothered by noise at night. I would recommend Dolphins to anyone. Brilliant Cafe next door called Mac's that serves excellent breakfast, and also take away foods.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Burnett Heads, Qld
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

Reasonably priced ($120 p n 2adults & a child).... very friendly & welcoming staff as we requested to view room prior to staying as have been caught out previously with paying up-front to only be shown to a dodgy room! *****Very impressed as very clean & child friendly***** (incl: microwave & toaster, crockery, cutlery, tea & coffee & fresh milk!, Lrg tv with dvd player/ BBQ area with utensils available at reception.
Deffinately will stay here on our return trip.
14/9/2011

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2011

...we booked online as we were only needing one nights accom... Being school holidays we thought the price was reasonable - (In my opinion, I feel Byron Bay is generally overpriced!) .. we've stayed at the Youth Hostel on previous occasions so this accom was more than adequate for us!
... large motel type room where you drive up to the door - gotta love this for convenience!! ... the room was large in size with a table & chair setting, a small fridge (with freezer), kitchen sink & bench and a microwave ... bathroom was plenty big enough with the normal little extras (shampoo/ soap) - it was very clean and although it was on one of the main roads, we weren't bothered by traffic noiseat all (I guess we were a cple rooms from the road) - there was a television (and I think a DVD player) - security was good - and I presume the managers live on-site.
Check in was prompt - staff were efficient !
I'd recommend this Motel to people. .. clean / comfortable / reasonably priced /no frills!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Mullumbimby, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2011

On busy road but noise not too bad. Rooms are adequate. Further out of town than expected. If not for the snarly, unpleasant girl on reception, this would have been an okay stay.

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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2011

Found this on trip adviser so thought i'd give it a go, as we were only staying the 1 night.
We arrived in torrential rain, but the motel still looked ok. The reception staff were very welcoming and friendly.
The room was spacious, clean and had great facilities.
We were happy with the location, easy to find and it was easy to get to the beach/lighthouse the next day. We had breakfast at the cafe next door as recommended and found it ok. Quick service and the food was good.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dolphins
Address: 32 Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
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Wheelchair access
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Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in Byron Bay
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dolphins 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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