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“Great location and rooms but beware of the noise”

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Outrigger Bay Apartments
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Reviewed August 11, 2009

Having stayed at the Outrigger Bay Apartments last year a group of friends and I chose to stay again this year. Rooms are great and the proximity to town allows you to leave the car in the garage BUT we did specifically ask for a 2 bedroom on the non-road side of the building due to the excessive late night noise previously. We were told that we couldn't be guaranteed where the room would be and, of course, ended up on the roadside again. Had we been told when booking that this is where our room would be - which surely they would have known - we would have booked elsewhere. The noise of revellers returning from carousing continues until at least 4am on a Fri and Sat night so we were forced to sleep with earplugs and/or mp3s playing all night in order to get any sleep. It would seem that the quieter rooms are reserved for those making weekly bookings - to whom I'd highly recommend this place (and those who don't like to go to bed before 4am!).

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 3, 2009

This was a fantastic place to stay, located in an ideal area close to town which was walking distance. The room was very spacious and bright, very clean and everything required is available. Great to be able to walk out the back gate to the beach. Julie was a great Host, very welcoming and very informative with where to go to eat, shop and also for entertainment. Best thing about the hotel was its location and also the room, but did not like the fact that no clean linen is provided unless u pay for it. The idea is for u to wash your linen which I don't want to do while on holidays. Apart from that I would definitely recommend to stay here.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 15, 2009

This resort was exceptionally clean and the apartment we stayed in was a ground floor opening onto a private grassed area surrounded by a tropical garden. The two bedrooms had crisp white linen on the beds with matching doonas and fluffy white towels in the bathroom. The washing machine and dryer were new as was the bathroom & kitchen. Outdoor furniture on the two balconies made for a relaxing time at your apartment A short walk of about 50 metres through the back of the resorts security gate (no roads to cross) took you to beautiful Byron Bay Beach where you could walk to town along the beach in a few minutes. A heated pool and Spa was in the centre of the resort with the apartments looking over the gardens. A short walk along Shirley Street took you straight into Byron Bay Town Centre with plenty of Restaurants and shopping and the famous Byron Bay Beach Hotel nearby. Very pleasant on site Management greeted you on your arrival and we were able to leave our car in the secure under cover car park for a few hours even after we had checked out. We will definitely stay here again Thankyou ..... J&D Edwards

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank jendaveNewcastle
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Reviewed October 14, 2008

We have been staying at the Outrigger for extended periods (three weeks) every summer for the past three years, and are looking forward to returning this summer. The apartments are large, clean, quiet, and well appointed. The location is perfect, with a secure gate leading to the beach. The absolute highlight of the hotel, however, is the staff. One could not hope for a more attentive, helpful crew. They will get out of their way to accommodate guest’s needs – be it a mobile phone charger, allowing you to leave your car in the secure park after checkout, or getting a brand new aircon unit over the holiday weekend when the old one died.
The surf in front of the Outrigger (“the wreck”) is reasonable. To get to the town’s most spectacular surf spots, though, you would need to drive to either the “Pass” (about five minutes) or “Wategoes” (two minutes further down). This is not a major disadvantage, as parking is plentiful in both places early in the morning. Try to get there after 10 AM on a good day, and you are out of luck in terms of parking at both locations.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled with family
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Thank FresnoSurfer
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Reviewed September 30, 2008

We stayed at Outrigger Bay for the Byron Bay Blues Festival and have rebooked for next year. The apartment was colourful, spacious and well maintained while the gardens with saltwater pool, spa and bbq are lovely even if not too expansive.

What we particularly liked is the proximity to the town centre, relative quietness compared to where we've stayed before and walk to the beach out the back gate without crossing a road.

The on-site managers were friendly and attentive and we look forward to staying there again next year!

Nick

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with family
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Thank DongaNBH3
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Reviewed May 31, 2008

We (3 adults and two young children) spent a wonderful week in a three bedroom apartment at the Outrigger in October 2007. We could not have wished for anything better. The apartment was lovely and spacious with a balcony overlooking the pool. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect - with direct access to the beach (best beach in Australia!) and only a couple of minutes walk to the town centre. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone visiting Byron Bay.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled with family
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Thank agmorris
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Reviewed January 10, 2008

This was a special holiday and we travelled from the UK. We had a wonderful apartment at the rear of the complex (unusual for us we usually end up overlooking a car park wherever we go!). The apartment was truly spectacular with our own patio with chairs and table both front (overlooking the pool) and back (more secluded). The pool was fun, and we could walk to the beach without having to go near a road. Furnishings were of good quality and the management friendly. To sum up, one of the nicest places we have ever stayed.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank FlyingtotheSun
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Additional Information about Outrigger Bay Apartments

Address: 9 Shirley St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Byron Bay
Price Range: $173 - $475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Outrigger Bay Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located only a short stroll from town and with direct beach access, this complex has one, two and three bedroom apartments which are bright and spacious with a comfortable relaxed feel. Outrigger Bay Apartments are fully self contained and equipped with all modern conveniences, including air conditioning throughout the living area. There is also a heated outdoor pool, Hot Tub, BBQ Facilities, free wireless internet, Foxtel and secure underground parking. The landscaped gardens with BBQ area provide a relaxing escape and a safe area for children to play. There is direct beach access, and a two minute walk into town. These apartments offer a relaxing holiday experience, close to all the attractions of Byron. Outrigger Bay Apartments is also a proud winner of Gold Listing awards 2016 & 2017. ... more   less 
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Outrigger Bay Apartments Hotel Byron Bay
Outrigger Byron Bay
Byron Bay Outrigger

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