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Koonyum Range Retreat Byron Bay
Ranked #1 of 2 Mullumbimby B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

My husband and I went there from a recommendation from another friend! This place is absolutely exquisite, Piari was an absolutely outstanding host serving awesome food! The villa we stayed in was exposed to the awesome views across valley from every angle. Such a special place for our anniversary, we will return without a doubt, Thank you...

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Piari L, Owner at Koonyum Range Retreat Byron Bay, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2012

Jaix, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review. We're really happy that you enjoyed your stay and it made your anniversary so special. We appreciate your comments about the service you received and also that you enjoyed your meal. It is our goal that every guest who visits us has an experience as memorable as yours. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

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Reviewed July 22, 2012

After searching for a surprise romantic weekend away so we could spend some time together before the chaos of Christmas, New Year and school holidays took over, somehow I stumbled on Koonyum after searching around Byron and Kingscliff.
As with any website, I was a little sceptical about the pictures thinking that they were glammed up to show the place at its best but they were so accurate and probably didn`t do this place justice.
Koonyum is a very easy 45 minute drive from the Gold Coast airport, the directions make it easy to get to. Yes you do drive off the beaten track a little , but follow the directions given by Piari and you will be fine. I suggest buying your food in town before heading up and then not venturing back into town at all - that`s what we`ll be doing when we are there next time. The place is that good you don`t want to leave.
We chose the two bedroom villa because it had a kitchen. This place would comfortably fit two couples with two great bedroom and bathrooms. The villa is really well built , it is roomy yet cosy with a fireplace. There is a very large balcony and a heated spa which is perfect to sit and relax in. Even though we were there in summer it rained on us, but this just made it even better. We literally had clouds coming into the living room, it was amazing. Then to top it off you opened a bottle of champagne and sat in the sheltered spa whilst the rain come down and just enjoy the view down into the valley and out towards the sea.
On both nights we ate out, but the kitchen can easily cater for the most demanding chef. There are some great restaurants in town - we settled for a pizza at Milk and Honey which rates up there with one of the nicest pizza`s I have had. Byron is only a short drive away if you want to head to the beach, do some shopping, or try some different restaurants.
I strongly recommend a massage which Piari can organise for you and you have to try the local muesli and home made yoghurt which is provided - absolutely delicious.

This place has it all, forget your worries and escape to Koonyum, you will feel a world away from your troubles. Koonyum is the perfect romantic getaway for time strapped couples looking to spend some quality time together.
Thank you to Piari and her family for their kindness and hospitality. I still can`t believe a place like this exists.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Piari L, Owner at Koonyum Range Retreat Byron Bay, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2012

Louche 1864, Thank you for your kind review from your stay with us last year. We really appreciate the time and effort you have taken to describe us in such glowing terms. It is great to see that you had a wonderful time in the nearby areas of Mullumbimby and Byron and we would agree with many of the suggestions you have made for others visiting the area. Having the spa to enjoy and relaxing with a massage are often highlights for our guests, and we are glad that they proved to be for you also. We hope to welcome you to Koonyum again.

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Reviewed June 13, 2012

I chose the Koonyum Villa at Koonyum Range Retreat as a surprise getaway for my hubby's 40th birthday. We stayed 3 nights & were already planning our return visit on the first night.
Piari & her staff were fantastic & very dedicated to making our stay as perfect as possible.
The view was to die for! The villa was gorgeous & was finished with high quality detail, such as the shower head, the soft sheets, the comfy leather lounge etc. Sitting in the spa with views down to the ocean was pure heaven! Waking up each morning as the sun comes up over the ocean was beautiful (surrounded by windows was the perfect design). Sitting by the fire reading a book & the hubby playing his banjo was exactly the relaxing time away together we needed. The villa was spotless (although the glass doors & windows could have done with a quick clean).
We can't wait to go back in summer to take advantage of the gorgeous pool!
This place is pure relaxation! I highly recommend this slice of heaven to anyone wanting a relaxing & romantic place to get away from it all.

Room Tip: We also had a quick look through the other two villas. The Koonyum Villa definitely has the best vie...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

My husband and I were recently married at Koonyum Range Retreat. We had an amazing time in the peaceful hills of the of byron hinterland.Thank you to Piari (owner) for her wonderful hospitality and positive attitude while accommodating our wedding ceremony & party. It was such a magical place to get married.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Piari L, Owner at Koonyum Range Retreat Byron Bay, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2012

Dear Newlyweds
All of our guests are important to us, and we always like to ensure that everyone has an exceptional experience at Koonyum Retreat. We're very happy that you have such great memories of your wedding day here, and appreciate your positive comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the years to come.
Piari & Miki

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Reviewed March 22, 2012

Beautiful!
The food was outstanding. Beautiful presentation. amazing service!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ali054
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

What an amazing experience. After a busy year I can not think of a better way to escape & rejuvinate. The views from The Edge Villa are breath taking. The hospitality is perfect! Warm Green tea on arrival, the heated spa ready to get into. Once you get there you never want to leave.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

great views, romantic getaway! a wedding would be amazing here!!

Where do i start, as i walked through the door into our Chalet the only words i found myself saying was "ohh wow" the view is just STUNNING!! (previous comment said about a welcome note, that would have been ideal)

Our hosts seen us come into the drive way and came down to greet us once we were settled in! They were Lovely. previous comments have mentioned kids screaming? I did not hear any children screaming!

This trip was magical with only me and one of my best friends we had a ball! we went down to the town for dinner one night, the cab was around $50 each way very expensive cab fare so i'd suggest bringing your own meat and staying indoors to enjoy!

I am seriously considering having my wedding at this magical location! i would love to show it off to family and friends and what a better way to do it then a wedding! I believe the hosts rent out there own home for a wedding and you can ask caters to come in and do the rest!

the only time i found the place to be slighly dissapointing was that there were about 8 dead frogs in the spa outside, the hosts quickly came down emptied the spa cleaned it and filled up back up while we were down in the town and was steaming hot when we returned, also there were a few bugs on the main bed but that is to be expected when you have the doors open.

we had a lady come in after the day we arrived and gave us an excellent massage, i wished there were 2 of her so we could have been massaged at the same time instead of one at a time! but was still pure bliss!

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: 192 Koonyum Range Rd | Wilson's Creek Road, Mullumbimby, New South Wales 2482, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Mullumbimby
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Mullumbimby
Price Range: $1,946 - $2,000 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Koonyum Range Retreat Byron Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our private, award winning sanctuary is nestled among billowing eucalyptus with stunning panoramic ocean views. Perched on the edge of an amazing cliff, Koonyum Range Retreat offers ultimate rejuvenation and the perfect escape. Breathtaking ocean views across rolling hills, and beautiful sunrises in the privacy of your very own sunlit villa or studio, are just the beginning. Here time flows to the gentle pulse of nature. Koonyum Range Retreat is nothing short of spectacular. Just far enough away to be secluded, but only a short distance to both Byron Bay and Mullumbimby, our retreat is ideal for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, fun adventure, or a rejuvenating rest, where you can escape your busy life to enjoy special moments. Our 3 luxurious boutique villas and studio are suited to couples looking for that extra special romantic getaway or honeymoon, or singles looking for a self-indulgent break. We also have a beautifully appointed private studio located below the Main House next to the Infinity Pool with it's own separate entrance. Each villa has beautiful Japanese inspired red cedar interiors, providing a luxurious haven within cool Mediterranean style rendered walls, beautiful bedrooms, and spectacular views from your very own privately heated mosaic or sunken deck spa. Our poolside studio features rendered walls, marble flooring, kingsize bed, beautiful views and is fully self contained with it's own balcony area. All of our villa guests are invited to use the stunning infinity pool and gazebo perched on the edge of an amazing cliff. The panoramic mountain range, complete with waterfall and ocean views, are some of the most spectacular to be seen anywhere in Australia. At Koonyum Range Retreat we can also provide the experience of delicious gourmet dining and relaxing treatments, all in the privacy of your very own villa. All rates include a Gourmet Breakfast Hamper. ... more   less 
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