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Bay Motel

12 Bay St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481 Australia
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4.0
#7 of 10 motels in Byron Bay
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
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 family 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Beach
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Shops
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Telephone
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Modern
Languages Spoken
English

Location

12 Bay St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481 Australia
247Reviews4Q+A32Room tips

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Sally W wrote a review Jan 2021
8 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
my son, his wife and two young children stayed for 4 days in january 2021. they had stayed the previous year at the same time for their beach holiday. i live locally and spent a lot of time with the kids and they again said it was the perfect place to stay - across the road from the beach, large rooms, beautifully clean and airconditioned, and the again hosts couldn't be more helpful and friendly. they'll be back again next year. sally warriner.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: there are two bedroom suites for families.
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Annielas wrote a review Oct 2020
Tweed Heads, Australia18 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is always our go to in Byron Bay. Not only is it located in the most amazing area, but the owners always go above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable.

Considering it’s beachfront location, it’s always has surprisingly reasonable rates and is great value!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Anybelle wrote a review Sept 2022
Sydney NSW63 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beachfront location, keyed rear entry leads straight to shops, hot powerful shower, cleanliness and bed comfort A1, room size ample, parking easy, friendliness of management 5 stars. Verandah light stays on outside the room, so room was not entirely dark. I heard 3 bottle bins emptied at various times but it is next door to the beach hotel & at this price point u r totally winning, my next visit I will be booking here again!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dave C wrote a review Sept 2022
11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
EXTREMELY NOISY!!! Rubbish skips at the restaurant get emptied by trucks, three times before 6:30Am everyday that we stayed! Extract fan on the roof next door obviously has worn bearings and is also very noisy! Rooms were clean but very basis.
$300 a night is very expensive for just a basic room, no pools, kids area etc!

On the plus side, very convenient to the beach and shops and a very powerful shower. Staff were friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Take ear plugs if you want to sleep any hours other than 12-5am
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Penny C wrote a review Sept 2022
Gold Coast, Australia3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
As mentioned in reviews in TA this is a very basic old motel & not value for money. It is in a good position close to the hotel and beach. With this also comes noise from the bars & trucks collecting bins in the mornings at 6am.

We were in Byron for a wedding, Checked in Fri wanting to have a shower, no hot water. I spoke to mgt who advised me that because it was a windy day the pilot light had been blown out for the hot water system. They would light & in 30mins we would have a hot water - 1hr later no hot water. 6hrs later no hot water. Next morn no hot water.
I approached the male mgr and expressed that we weren't happy to pay $300 a night to have no hot water. He said don't worry we will look after you. The female manager had other ideas. She said I am coming up to see if you have hot water. She came into our room - hubby still in bed, put her hand under the shower & said "that's warm water" it's a hot day that is all you need.

Mgr said she would contact the owner, Peter Croke. Mgr said we can't guarantee you hot water, we think it’s better you find somewhere else to stay, She offered a $300 refund for Sat night ( not both nights) we had to be out by 10am. It’s now after 9am, we have a breakfast at 9.30 & hair appt after that. It was going to be very difficult to find someone else with very short notice.

As a property owner/ mgr myself, I was appalled with this type of bully management. Just because you can treat guests with this type of disregard doesn't mean you should.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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lainielynch wrote a review Nov 2020
Gold Coast, Australia398 contributions122 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the worst unit ever at $350 per night and bedrooms with views blocked off half a slider door opens only so get ready to suffocate.
It is disjointed and didn't even have adequate crockery see photographs.
Oh and even the light was broken overthe basin in the already dimly lit bathroom.
Any wonder the manager refused viewing the day before.
Absolutely disgusted....
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrew wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at this accommodation and booked 1 month in advance for 2 nights lucky only stayed for one. Upon arrival we were assigned room 12 which was seperate from the other rooms, behind the building situated next to the cleaners storeroom. Disappointed is an understatement. It was mouldy, damp and wasnt clean and had no natural light. It resembled a dungeon. It’s definitely not worth $300 a night.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Meredith Wellington Wellington, General Manager at Bay Motel
Responded 23 Mar 2023
Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for your feedback, Yes they are our older rooms for those who are looking for a cheaper room but still on the beach, which we do explain prior to taking the booking. All our rooms are cleaned to the highest of standard. As everyone knows who live on the beach mould can be a constant battle and hence regularly clean for this and have prioritised that particular room. Thank you again and we hope you give us another opportunity when visiting Byron. We recommend our King deluxe rooms with plenty of natural lighting. Kind Regards
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sharon S wrote a review Apr 2023
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed a night in this motel for $250 a night , got the dungeon room at the bottom of the property at the back.
Room was full of mold on roof and on curtains (such a bad health hazard) and had cockroaches running around.
Yes It was across from beach , but all rooms look directly at the hotel next door (only reception and there residency looks at the beach)
Was extremely noise through out the night (back of building has all the alley way restaurants, so pretty loud) and then the garage trucks and other trucks start round 6am.
I would not recommend this property!!!
spend that little extra more and go somewhere else , even next door (at least there rooms are nice, have water views and a pool in complex)
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Date of stay: April 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: No pool , rooms look at other hotel , noise.
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Bwshields wrote a review Sept 2020
Dubbo, Australia28 contributions61 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Bay Motel is in a perfect location and the price is right. Customer service at the front desk is really good.

However, it could use a bit better cleaning - especially in the bathroom.

The biggest problem I had with the motel is that they did virtually nothing to stop drunken guests with loud parties. While this sort of thing is to be expected in Byron Bay - this was extreme.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lily Tilly wrote a review Feb 2020
Macclesfield, United Kingdom125 contributions99 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed as a family for 1 night. 5 adults. Booked on the last minute. Lovely clean rooms with everything you need. Great location right on the beach, with loads of excellent restaurants and bars close by. Helpful staff. Great value for money.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Viss5721, Manager at Bay Motel
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Hi Lorraine, Thanks so much for your awesome review. We are so happy you guys had a great time and yes our location is fantastic !! Take care. Kind regards, Michele and Mike
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Kelly F asked a question Mar 2018
Sydney, Australia18 contributions7 helpful votes
Are Sarah and Rod still managing??? They were amazing!
Answer from bella11636
Geelong, Australia15 contributions16 helpful votes
No they're not, Sarah did my booking last year & was amazing, very return customer orientated. New manager has a different agenda to them.
Answer from Michael
Byron Bay, Australia1 contribution
Hi FlossP91, Thank you for taking the time to email us. We currently have construction at the rear of our property, unfortunately I have been unable to locate the review that mentions a 5.30am start. If I could read this it would help with me get a feel of what the previous guest was describing. The construction team has requested they start early on 1 occasion to complete a large concrete pour. This was a one off request and they started setting up at 6.30am. Please be assured that the building site in not allowed to start prior to 7am. As previously reviews have mentioned the building site did not bother them during there stay. Thanks for noting your concerns and look forward to seeing you in August. If you would like to discuss this further please call reception on 02 6685 6121. Kind Regards Simone Public Relations Manager
sharon S wrote a tip Apr 2023
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"No pool , rooms look at other hotel , noise."
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Dave C wrote a tip Sept 2022
11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take ear plugs if you want to sleep any hours other than 12-5am"
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Sally W wrote a tip Jan 2021
8 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"there are two bedroom suites for families."
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stugillCheshire wrote a tip Apr 2020
Runcorn, United Kingdom30 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"GPS may send you to the rear entrance, you need to be by the beach"
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Andrew D wrote a tip Mar 2017
Hong Kong, China9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for Room 11 if you need accessibility"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$233 - AU$351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesByron ShireByron Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bay Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Bay Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lets Go Surfing Byron Bay (0.1 km), Byron Bay (0.08 km), and Byron Bay Farmers Market (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bay Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Bay Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Bay Motel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bay Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chihuahua, Dip, and Betty's Burgers.
Does Bay Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Bay Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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