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Bay Motel

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The beach across the road. The pub next door and coffee shop on the other side ! So handy! .... . Just forget this is a motel with motel style rooms and facilities ... and it's dated .... go walking, riding, shopping or surfing what ever. Your right in the heart of the Acton !

Thank X7325MDrichardb
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Firstly, this is the best location in Byron Bay. Directly across from the surf club, the Beach Hotel is on one side and a few cafes are on the other. The room was clean and modern (recently refurbished I guess) with comfy beds, good sized new TV and quiet AC. The friendliness of the staff was top notch - I've...

Thank GMun186534
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible location, just steps to the sand! Room was great too, went with my parents and girlfriend. Off street parking, allowed us to leave the car after checkout for a few hours. Room was very clean and A/C worked great (priorities in summer).

Thank Michael F
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed here one night. Thank god. No wifi for my iPad or phone, although my husband got it on his. I suppose to be honest, and fair the location is good, and we were here in the aftermath of cyclone Debbie. Although I am not one to confuse the natural elements with a review, I am only talking...

Thank Karan L
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My broadcast tv crew has been staying at the Bay Motel, overlooking Byron Bay's main beach pretty much two to four times a year since 1995 when, back in the day, it was the Bay Mist Motel. It has had a number of different managers, but this time, just last week, was the first time I needed a room with...

Thank Andrew D
Simone183, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Motel, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, What a delight to hear you had such an excellent stay with us and that you choose to return to the Bay Motel time and time again. We appreciated your loyalty and commitment. I was also very pleased to learn that you found all our wonderful management team Sarah and Rod to be very friendly and to show...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Older couple staying in Byron Bay in first week of January. 3 nights and a wedding to attend. What could go wrong. Well nothing actually. It was fun. Anyway on to review Motel is close to main the venues, being on the main beachfront road at the front and a busy road with restaurants and attractions at the back. Despite...

Thank Peter W
Simone183, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Motel, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to post your comments. We love 5 star reviews at the Bay Motel. It is always pleasing to receive positive comments and to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are dedicated to constantly improve our services and your positive words are much appreciated by everyone...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I recently stayed here for a couple of nights and cannot rate it enough. The Motel is extremely clean, situated in a great location but not too noisy and is perfect if you want to be in the centre of everything. The lady that has just taken this Motel over was very friendly, very helpful and it was a pleasure...

Thank CliveSatch
Simone183, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Motel, responded to this review

Dear CliveSatch, Thank you very much for your excellent feedback. Our Management Rod and Sarah take great pride in offering a more personalised style of service so your kind words are sincerely appreciated. I hope the Bay Motel becomes your first choice when traveling to Byron Bay. Kind Regards, Simone

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed one night here on the way up the coast. The Motel is in a lovely location on the beach. We had a lovely welcome in reception. Check in was fast. Room was large and clean. Bed consisted of two singles pushed together which was nice and big. Had a nice sofa in the room and a big tv....

Thank Emma B
Simone183, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Motel, responded to this review

Dear Emma B, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay at the Bay Motel. It is wonderful to know that we met your expectations across many levels. We are dedicated to constantly improve our services and your positive words are much appreciated by everyone here. We look forward to you returning to the Bay Motel in the...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Bay Motel on Friday. Found it to be very clean and tidy and close to all amenities with the beach opposite. I found the Managers Rod and Sarah to be very friendly and helpful. Don't normally bother writhing these but I thought when you get exceptional service it should be noted. Be visiting again for sure.

Thank Paul C
Simone183, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Motel, responded to this review

Dear Paul C Thank you for taking time to share your feedback from your recent stay at the Bay Motel It is always pleasing to receive such positive comments and to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us. I am sure the team will be delighted to read it. Thank you for your support and we look forward...

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Rod and Sarah are fantastic,so helpful and very friendly. Room was very clean and tidy, great position walk to beach park and restaurants. Sarah even told us good places to eat . Would definitely recommend staying here.We will be back.

Thank Christine C
Simone183, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Motel, responded to this review

Dear Christine, Thank you for such a lovely review. It's very rewarding to receive such positive feedback on our wonderful management, Rod and Sarah, and our location here at the motel. We are dedicated to constantly improve our services and your positive words are much appreciated by everyone here. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly located on beautiful Byron Bay beach, a stay at the centrally located Bay Motel will have you coming back for more. With the white sand of one of the most pristine beaches just 50m away and the surf club directly across the road, the Bay Motel is the perfect location to soak in all that Byron Bay has to offer.Offering double, twin and suites with air conditioning, free satellite TV, microwave and coffee making facilities. Free secure parking is available for all of our guests. Across the road on the beachfront is a park offering barbeque facilities and children’s playground. At the Bay Motel we offer you the best location, friendly service and great value for your holiday dollar. Our goal is to make your stay with us in Byron Bay comfortable, enjoyable and most of all memorable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Motel

Address: 12 Bay St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Price Range: €120 - €268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay
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“Ask for Room 11 if you need accessibility”
198AndrewD, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Just ask for the second floor rooms.”
260scottf, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“our room was on ground floor right next to the office...parked outside it.”
Val2205, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Very noisy multi storey building site directly behind. Noise from very early morning and throughout the day, crane operating over motel.”
, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“On the top floor you have to carry your bags up so better the bottom floor if you have any walking difficulties.”
VickyS353, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
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