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The Bower

28 Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481 Australia
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#9 of 25 guest houses in Byron Bay
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The Bower - combines the barefoot ambiance of Byron Bay with the discreet and effortless elegance of New York boutique accommodation. The Bower – positioned on one of Byron Bay’s original properties – is a destination. It's relaxed, palm-filled compound features accommodation offerings for all experiences: The Bower Suites, The Bower Cottage, The Bower Barn and The Bower House. Each one is unique, re-envisioned and redesigned to offer the understated luxury and simplicity of Byron Beach Abodes, with the emphasis on beauty and simplicity.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Complimentary tea
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, German and 1 more
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brandon_deb wrote a review May 2023
Melbourne, Australia178 contributions46 helpful votes
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Super luxe and so many beautiful details that made our stay so elevated and super special! Such a warm welcome and property tour with the super lovely Nikki who was so helpful and made our day extra special with glasses of bubbles on arrival to celebrate our special occasion which was so thoughtful and also delish! We stayed in a Queen room which is so beautifully curated with luxe bedding, robes and comp slippers which made our stay so extra comfy! The little details in the space are so lovely and the room also features a coffee machine along with lots of goodies if you require. The pool is stunning and warmed with the addition of magnesium which was so enjoyable and it was so super relaxing being able to order drinks ( cocktails ) pool side and soak in the relaxing tunes. We can’t wait to return soon and check out some of the other rooms! There is also the Byron Bay General Store next door which has good coffee and good vibes!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Toni S wrote a review Apr 2023
46 contributions12 helpful votes
Owner is his honest and will sell or give away your personal belongings without notice. As required by law she is obliged to let her customers know, however Cath thinks she does not need to notify the owners and will do as she pleases if you leave anything behind. Cath clearly stated in an email to me that she doesn’t need to notify the owners and that she is not required to by law. Cath then quickly changed her uncollected good policy to cover dishonesty. Luckily I suspected she was a fraud and took screenshots prior. Do not recommend supporting this horrible woman
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Date of stay: May 2022
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martin s wrote a review Apr 2023
Exeter, United Kingdom7 contributions
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We stayed here on our way to the Gold Coast great location nice 20 minute walk to the beach through the town centre The staff were very friendly and helpful The room was clean and had its own parking space Bikes available to use Swimming pool had holistic properties with a outside hot shower which was set with a tropical garden around it Would highly recommend
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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robmaizels wrote a review Jan 2023
Gold Coast, Australia217 contributions138 helpful votes
My beautiful wife and I visited this establishment on the 14th To the 16th of January. Gotta say on opening the door to the accommodation it was like a motel...not a hotel. Extension small and basic. The wall mounted air conditioning unit was a noisy nightmare.? What were the owners thinking? That along with the power blackout for several hours on our last night there added to the worst overpriced accommodation we have ever stayed in. The only saving grace for this property is the pool area is extremely well done, however overall...Don't bother, you will be disappointed.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 Jan 2023
I'm so sorry that you were disappointed with your stay with us. The Bower prides itself not only on our award winning mineral pool, but also the luxurious extras such as french linen bathrobes, beautiful bed linen, high end hair and body products, our curated mini bar selection and our extremely friendly staff. We are committed to try to make everybody's experience as special as it can be. It was unfortunate that the town of Byron Bay did experience a power outage during your last night with us. Unfortunately this was beyond our control. Again, our sincerest apologies that you have had this experience. Warmest regards, team Bower.
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J.. wrote a review Jan 2023
13 contributions5 helpful votes
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The Bower is a gem! We were impressed from the moment we arrived with a warm friendly welcome, immaculate grounds and pool. The barn conversion we stayed in was stunning and had been cleverly and sympathetically renovated, full of designer touches and all the mod cons, not to mention the extremely comfortable bed and well equipped kitchenette. In particular, the designer bathroom had the wow factor - see pic ! The friendly staff anticipated anything we needed during our stay. Located a short distance from Byron centre with a fantastic cafe next door, other restaurants and shops a short walk away. Highly recommended - we will most definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 Jan 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back next time. Warm regards, Team Bower.
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38elliot wrote a review Nov 2022
London, United Kingdom7 contributions12 helpful votes
We wanted a clean room in a hotel with a cool vibe which is what we got. The room was small and you could hear the road however there was a few little extras which made it feel nice and luxe. The hotel also had a pool and a really great guide for the area which were both useful. The location was good - we walked in town a few times but would probably recommend renting a car (there’s allocated parking at the hotel) to explore a bit further, however they also have bikes available to use.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kristy J wrote a review July 2022
Port Macquarie, Australia204 contributions66 helpful votes
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What a spot! I absolutely loved staying at the Bower! It’s luxurious but the service is so personalized! I couldn’t fault anything about our stay, just that we should have stayed for 2nights! It’s centrally located that you can walk into town, the next door General Store makes one of the best coffees I’ve ever had. The finishing in the rooms are so gorgeous and the ability to get bubbly water on tap blew my mind! I’ll be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AussieP14 wrote a review Mar 2022
19 contributions4 helpful votes
Fabulous accommodation for a child-free getaway. Located just a short walk from the centre of town, The Bower was a great find for an all-girls weekend away. Bikes were available to use between 9am – 6pm – the same time as reception was open. This makes getting into and around town quite easy, but walking is just as good, particularly after needing to walk off a large meal and a few sneaky beverages. Every member of staff that we encountered were very friendly, and very happy to help with anything we needed. The pool area is gorgeous. It’s a large pool surrounded by day beds and a bar just outside the gate. There was background music creating a nice ambience and (apart from us being quite talkative) it was generally a peaceful area. The pool is heated which adds that nice level of comfort year round. Only opens at 8am though and closes at 7.00pm. Would recommend this as a place to stay – maybe not for families …. But definitely for the big kids. Down-side: paying the price you do for this accommodation, it would be preferable to have all the amenities in the room without having to call reception to get them. If you need an ironing board and iron post 6.00pm, reception is closed. So think ahead.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 19 May 2022
Thank you AussieP14 for your booking. Your feedback is valued and we will pass this onto our Management team and we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Byron Bay getaway. Warm regards The Bower Team
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gandalf_skywalker wrote a review Feb 2022
Hobart, Australia27 contributions44 helpful votes
We stayed in the Bower Studio. The room was actually a bit bigger than expected. The room was very private, with an external gate which led to a small outdoor area behind a fence, where there was an outdoor shower and the entrance to the room. The room itself was a single open space (except a closeable door to the toilet space) with a robe, bench, and kitchenette type area on the right, the bedroom area in the middle, and an ensuite area on the left. Nice big bath, rainfall shower and the provision of good quality toileteries were appreciated. The TV was a smart TV and could chromecast from my phone to watch Netflix etc. when we were having a lazy night, which was handy - compared to having to watch free to air or pay for movies as with many other hotels. The pool at the Bower was also great and plenty of lounge spaces to hang out poolside in the shade. The accommodation is about a 10 minute walk from the main town area and 15 minutes down to the beach, which may be an issue for some but was good to start the day with a nice walk. There is a breakfast spot right next door as well. Nothing to complain about with the service. Room was serviced well each day, and the couple of requests we made were met efficiently. The price is a little more than you might pay for a similar room elsewhere, but probably reasonable for Byron. Overall, a great stay.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 19 May 2022
Thank you gandalf_skywalker for your booking and review. We value your feedback and time and are thrilled you enjoyed your getaway to Byron Bay. Warm regards, The Bower Team
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JayHi96 wrote a review Dec 2021
Balmain, Australia717 contributions298 helpful votes
We stayed at The Bower for 5 nights and it was outstanding. Well appointed rooms that are quiet, cool and very clean. There was a small bed for our son and a fridge and basic utensils. The pool is a highlight, being a magnesium style and a welcome relief from the standard chlorine. The staff were friendly and accommodating and made us feel at home, regularly interacting with our young son. We made use of the bikes, the cafe next door and the general store down the road. The main strip is with ink walking distance or a short Uber. We will be back!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 19 May 2022
Thank you for your choosing the Bower for your family getaway. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback and hope to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards, The Bower Team
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AU$314 - AU$435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesByron ShireByron Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bower
Which popular attractions are close to The Bower?
Nearby attractions include Byron Bay Farmers Market (1.2 km), The Rails (0.8 km), and Dr.Moose (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bower?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Bower?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Bower?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bower?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bower?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manna Haven, Chihuahua, and Dip.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bower?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Bower?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.
Is The Bower accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.