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Rowhedge, Essex
Reviewed 8 January 2013

We wanted to try B&B in Oz even though they are a little pricey. We picked the right one to try, Gavin and Lucie make you feel very welcome, the rooms are just lovely, very clean and spacious. The extra little things make all the difference like the docking station, beach towels if you need them, sweets in the fridge....

Thank RowhedgeRosie
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 November 2012

My wife and I stayed just one night at Ruskin House and we cannot speak too highly of the place, or of its owners, Gavin and Lucie. Our room was clean, comfortable and cozy and tastefully furnished. Everything worked (including the iPod/iPhone docking station by the bed) We had an early start the next morning and Gavin woke up especially...

Thank Mohan P
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2012

My wife and I recently enjoyed our second stay at Ruskin House and I'm happy to say it was just as enjoyable as the first. We stayed in the 'blue room' (Queen spa en suite) which was clean, light and airy. The bed was comfortable, the spa bath large enough for two and Gavin and Lucie remain the most accommodating...

Thank MTT82
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 October 2012 via mobile

The young couple who run Ruskin House do a fabulous job making you feel comfortable & welcome. Little extras like sweet treats in the fridge & a variety of teas including herbals made our stay most enjoyable. We've stayed before & will stay again

Thank roadtrip81
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Gavin & Lucie are great hosts. Nothing is too much trouble. The location is very good. We stayed in the twin room. Gavin offered us an upgrade (free of charge) to a suite, but we like twin beds so we stuck with it ... The twin room is quite small and dark. It has 1 window. It's not the kind...

Thank MichaelZZZ
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 20 August 2012

This little B & B is located a short drive away from the shopping streets of Byron Bay. Free parking was available at the front of the house and we were greeted by Miro who was very friendly and hospitable to us throughout the 3 days 2 night stay. We were early but he let us check in to the...

1Thank jumbosstar
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 13 August 2012

I had a lovely stay at Ruskin House recently. The location is great because it is a 10 minute walk to the shops and beaches, so you are close to everything but you can also enjoy peace and quiet when you get back. Gavin and Lucie are friendly and welcoming hosts. Our room was clean and modern with all the...

Thank Manu S
Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 4 August 2012

I stayed at Ruskin House with a group of four others last weekend. We were all so pleased with the accommodation and the lovely people who managed the B&B. Couldn't have been happier. The breakfast was fabulous and very generous. Beautiful personal touch at this place, but you still feel like you have your privacy. I will certainly stay again...

Thank jennifer t
Reviewed 3 August 2012

This B&B was in a lovely setting, quiet, clean, nice rooms (quite homely feel), nice people, great value for money, would definitely go back to this one if I go back to Byron Bay. I found it a nice walk to the shops, not to far. Far enough to be away from any hustle and bustle.

1Thank bobkate12333
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 August 2012

The rooms are adequate although my visit in winter was a bit uncomfortable as there wasn't sufficient blankets on the bed and no spares in the closet. There was an air conditioner however I prefer not to have those running all night. Ruskin House is located about 15 minutes walk from Byron and there are multiple shops, cafes and restaurants...

Thank David B

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ruskin House is a quaint 4 star Bed & Breakfast which has many features designed to ensure guests' comfort and privacy. Each of the guest bedrooms has private ensuite, some with spa baths, reverse cycle air conditioning, remote LCD TV, DVD players, direct dial phones, fridge, tea and coffee facilities and rooms are serviced daily. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ruskin House

Address: 131 Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Price Range: €90 - €121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ruskin House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Having a room opening onto the (shared) balcony was lovely!”
PipBristowe, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If there is two of you, and you like each other like 'that', this room will be a really good for you :D”
TamaBristowe, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1-4 have direct access to the garden.”
TomasSap, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Make a request to the owners.”
paulinec232, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I had a corner room. It was excellent. I closed the windows at night but was not bothered by traffic noise.”
operagoerCanberra, 11 Aug 2014 | Read review
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