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Mariner Bay Apartments
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Brisbane
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed in unit 5: Great location away from noise of city centre but close enough to walk to shops & restaurants and beach.

Only downside was that the we found the beds too hard which could easily be rectified by adding foam overlay.

Otherwise we would definitely go back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Sam T, General Manager at Mariner Bay Apartments, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for your review. Apartment 5 has been fully renovated so we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the feedback on the beds – we will take this on-board and look at getting some mattress toppers which will rectify the issue. We hope you stay with us next time you holiday in Byron Bay.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

I went down to Byron Bay recently with a group of friends. We were after somewhere with a relaxed atmosphere and close to the beach and shops, this is exactly what we found in Mariner Bay Apartments. We hired a 3 bedroom and 2 bedroom for 3 nights, the apartments were beautifully furnished, and kitchen supplies and utensils were abundant, this is something I certainly value for a weekend away and when cooking your own meals. Would certainly recommend!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Sam T, General Manager at Mariner Bay Apartments, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Wow! What a great review. Thanks for taking the time to write and post on TripAdvisor. The apartments are fully self-contained so it is easy to cook and save some $$ making a holiday in Byron affordable. We hope you come and stay with us next time you come to Byron.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay, the apartment was furnished beautifully, quite large, everything we needed was there and it was clean. The pool was adequate, lovely but not huge and there was a well equipped barbeque area. We loved the fact we had a balcony out the front and a patio area at the back, close to the pool. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.

Room Tip: My only problem I had while staying here was the road noise, it's on the main road into Byron Ba...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Sam T, General Manager at Mariner Bay Apartments, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday and loved the apartment. The pool is not huge but it is salt water and heated so can be enjoyed all year around. Byron can get pretty busy at this time of year and there is some traffic noise on Shirley Street. It does affect all the apartment complex’s along this road. We do believe that council are looking at a Bypass solution so if this happens it can only be a bonus! We look forward to seeing you back at Mariner Bay next time you holiday in Byron.
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Waipawa, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We found Mariner Bay Apartments, were top accommodation in a great location and the staff were very friendly. It was easy walking distance of both the shops and beach and parking wasn't any problem. The grounds are beautifully laid out and the pool and BBQ area were excellent.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Sam T, General Manager at Mariner Bay Apartments, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Hi Diana, Thank you for a lovely review and we are glad you found our apartments ideal for your stay. The grounds are really blooming at the moment with this spring weather and the BBQ is being well used! We hope you come and stay with us again next time you visit Byron.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We were really pleased with our short stay at Mariner Bay as we were joined by friends visiting from France who wanted to see Byron Bay while visiting Australia. We had adjoining apartments and special arrangements were made as I am in a wheelchair and needed a walk in shower. This was our second stay at Mariner Bay and will definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Phone to discuss specific needs (if any) and a unit at the back would not have any noise from Shirle...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Sam T, General Manager at Mariner Bay Apartments, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are so glad you were able to catch up with old friends from Europe. We understand that it can be hard to find suitable holiday accommodation that is wheelchair accessible so we intend to always try and ensure we have this facility. We hope to see you back staying with us soon.
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

excellent location- a short walk to the beach, or the main shopping/eatery ares of town.Our room was on the street side, and we found it a bit noisy at night time.the appartments were a good size, and the pool was a bonus!

Room Tip: ask for a room towards the back of the property- you'll sleep better!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Sam T, General Manager at Mariner Bay Apartments, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed yourself and found our location and apartments to be ideal. We hope you will come and stay with us again next time you are in Byron Bay.
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Having lived in Byron Bay personally and now relocated we try and visit once a year. Over time we have stayed at numerous places but Mariner Bay is the place we keep coming back to. The pool is centrally located in the complex which is ideal to watch the kids. Great bbq area adjacent pool as well. Location is short stroll to centre of town and quick walk to neighbouring Belongil Beach. We introduced a first time family to Mariner Bay & Byron in this past trip and the general consensus was that it was the highlight of our holiday and making it an annual event was a must.

Room Tip: We found unit 8 seem to be a little bigger. It had ample natiral light and a great sunny aspect
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Sam T, General Manager at Mariner Bay Apartments, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Hi Robert, Thank you for the great review on TripAdvisor and we love it when guests come and stay with us time after time and year after year. I am so glad the new family also liked our apartments and we will see you next year for your annual holiday!!
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Property: Mariner Bay Apartments
Address: 41-43 Shirley St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mariner Bay Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This property offers modern self contained apartments in this family friendly resort complex. The one and two bedroom apartments are located on the ground level and have easy access to the heated saltwater pool and barbecue area. For larger families the spacious three bedroom apartments are on the first level and have a stylish mezzanine master suite, with two further bedrooms on the same level as the living accommodation.The individually furnished apartments are modern, air conditioned and well appointed, offering bright, spacious indoor and outdoor living space.Lounge around the salt water heated pool or surrounding gardens with a good book. Access to the beach is a stroll along a bushland path and the town centre is a short walk.Mariner Bay is great for a weekend escape or a longer leisurely holiday to really explore the wonders of Byron Bay and the hinterland area. Byron Bay is an amazing sensory experience that will mesmerise and capture you. Stunning beaches, littoral rainforests, the annual migration of the humpback whales and that famous icon the lighthouse makes Byron Bay a special place for everyone to enjoy.Please note that this hotel has a strict 'No Party Policy'. Any violation of this policy will result in eviction from the property and additional cleaning fees will be charged. ... more   less 
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