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Shambhala@Byron

14 Childe St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481 Australia
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#7 of 12 villas in Byron Bay
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Filipino, Khmer
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Beach
Kids stay free
Spa
Secured parking
Internet
Wine / champagne
Massage
Steam room
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Safe
Iron
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Refrigerator
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Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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KazC wrote a review Oct 2022
28 contributions57 helpful votes
The location is stunning, however sadly that’s where most of the positives end. Stayed in the Shanti retreat. For the price we expected luxury, instead it felt not clean, the layout cramped and furniture uncomfortable. The poor design upstairs with the low ceilings had us bumping our heads in the two bedrooms and bathroom. While the property is private, you don’t feel like you have privacy while inside, we had to keep the curtains drawn mostly as people could walk past and peer straight in. The garden is lovely, and the proximity to the beach is wonderful but the stairs leading down are steep and narrow. I am sure Shambhala was beautiful once, but now it’s just tired and in desperate need of some TLC, a decent clean and a move away from the dark colours that were a little depressing. This is a three star accommodation at best pretending to be 5 star as advertised.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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JV wrote a review Aug 2022
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
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Do yourself a favour and take that special someone here! This place is something special. This was our second stay and doubt it will be the last! You have privacy but also close to the hub if you want to go out. I was reading the guest book and seems to be a popular spot to get engaged. Can’t fault it and looking forward to going back! The photos just don’t do it justice.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gina F wrote a review June 2022
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Stayed 6 days and loved this place. Pros Gorgeous surroundings with stunning gardens Accommodation had literally EVERYTHING provided Lovely external private spa (though temperature setting was quite hot and we couldn't turn it down lol) Beach literally at back of premises Easy pin-coded access instead of keys Few minutes drive to Byron Bay shops and cafes Issues: Sand in both mine and sons bed from day 1 Dirty iron stained new shirt No immediate communication with staff Spa bath in bathroom not working Shower screen quite small which caused a lot of water to spill over to the bathroom floors every time Quite expensive accommodation Was given an extra day free to compensate for issues. Staff, when contactable, were pleasant and accommodating.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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JV wrote a review Dec 2021
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
This is the second time we've stayed here for our wedding anniversary, we love Shambhala! Would highly recommend anyone wanting to stay in a beautiful beachfront retreat, a serene place close enough to the hub but still has privacy. The property is beautifully designed and gives you a feeling of tranquility from the moment you arrive. The staff are always warm and welcoming and the little extra touches they added made our anniversary even more amazing. Until next time Shambala.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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AusCouple wrote a review Dec 2021
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Absolutely stunning and pure bliss, my husband and I had a recent getaway and we couldn't have been happier. Breathtaking views of the ocean from our bedroom and balcony (it even had a gorgeous bath on it) The location seemed perfect as you can either take the short walk along the beach into town or a short walk in the opposite direction and have one of the most beautiful beaches all to yourself and afterwards the spa and steam room was a great way to unwind and relax before taking a bottle of wine down to the beach to watch the sunset. We can't wait to go back! see you next year.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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SamAdams2010 wrote a review Aug 2021
Portsmouth, New Hampshire16 contributions7 helpful votes
We were booked for mid August and were really looking forward to our stay but being in Qld and dealing with hard border closures and with Byron Bay being a hotspot, we are obviously unable to make it. We requested a refund, but the only option was a credit for a future stay or 80% of our original fully paid fee. We have no idea when things will open up or when we would be able to get down the coast again so we chose the refund but are very disappointed that management chose to keep 20% of our money (the booking was well over $1000) for doing nothing other than taking our reservation. I know hospitality is doing it tough, but so is everyone else. The whole thing just strikes me as being very mercenary.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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rohini t wrote a review May 2021
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I booked this retreat to have some time out from a busy life to reconnect, and treat myself. I was disappointed with the accommodation provided to me despite booking well in advance, the room provided was like a shoebox, stained pillow covers, no table/chair, no place to put the luggage on, shared toilet and bath with no lock (I couldn't have a shower in the accommodation, had to utilize the shower near spa). The location was amazing, food was the best part of the retreat. The yoga was good
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Shambhala Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Shambhala@Byron
Responded 6 June 2021
The guest stayed with us during a yoga retreat where the experience differs from booking a getaway. When booking direct, guests are not sharing villas or bathrooms as described. In regard to the statement of stained pillowcases on the bed, we feel this to be incorrect. The photos show a used bed, and the photo of the pillow in question includes a hair which would have been picked up by our supervisor prior to check in. While we are unlike other hotels with identical rooms, our four villas here at Shambhala are all unique; we always value guests' feedback as to how we can improve and appreciate comments. We are aware that the facilitator of the retreat has tried to contact the guest several times to address her experience during her stay without success. Best to contact us anytime to discuss any concerns, our staff if always happy to assist.
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g k wrote a review Jan 2021
Sydney, Australia5 contributions3 helpful votes
Booked the Samadhi Retreat with private spa bath. On arrival there was no spa bath which was very disappointing - I had booked this hotel especially for this. There was no notification that is was not working and so they had taken it out. Rooms are dark and small and not really very nice. Overall the garden is quite nice. It is not very private as other guests can walk past each room. Nice to have the beach access but very overpriced and I wouldn't stay there again. Pictures on the website are very different to reality
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Butterflygirl54 wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia283 contributions244 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights in two different rooms. What a beautiful property but there were a few issues. We didnt realise that was is no reception area and getting to the property at night wasn't easy as it was very dark and lighting and signage wasn't very good. Parking can be a bit awkward. Our first room was beautifully decorated but I found it hard to sleep in this room because there was too much light coming in from the front door into the bedroom and no bedroom door so for me it made the room too bright to sleep so it was a sleepless night unfortunately. There should be more block out covers/dark blind covering the door so the light does not go into the bedroom as this is not good for light sleepers. The king bed was lovely and comfortable and lounge area lovely decorated. Aircon worked ok and kitchenette was small. The second room was a bigger apartment and was lovely decorated as well. The rooms did have curtains that blocked out most outdoor lighting but there was so many windows that were uncovered but luckily it was somewhat better (not 100%) and able to sleep. The beach is very close and lovely views from resort. Our daybed that was allocated to us was a nice size but unfortunately did not have any shade cover over it so we didnt use it. Staff were friendly but we only saw one very briefly as there was no reception desk. We loved the Balinese decor around the property. No pool. Staying here was expensive and it was disappointing that we had the issue with the lighting in the rooms at night which made sleeping difficult.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Shinester888 wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia673 contributions165 helpful votes
Friends tee'ed this up, away from the main drag which was good. A small walk to get to town, by road or beach! It has its own beach access. There are a few options on site for accommodation, we had the 3 room option. It also had access to a steam room, sauna, spa and some dedicated relaxing type areas.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AU$447 - AU$645 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesByron ShireByron Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shambhala@Byron
Which popular attractions are close to Shambhala@Byron?
Nearby attractions include Belongil Beach (0.3 km), Byron Thai Massage School (0.9 km), and Thomgallery (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shambhala@Byron?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Shambhala@Byron?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Shambhala@Byron?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Shambhala@Byron?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shambhala@Byron?
Conveniently located restaurants include Treehouse on Belongil, Folk Kiosk and General Store, and 100 Mile Table.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shambhala@Byron?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shambhala@Byron?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shambhala@Byron?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, Filipino, and Khmer.
Does Shambhala@Byron have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.