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Rae's on Wategos

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a lunch at Raes to suprise my husband for his 30th birthday. From the moment we walked up the steps the service was prefect. Lots of smiles, friendly, attentive and yet professional. The food was amazing. We had an entree each, a main each and shared the cheese platter for desert. Every meal that arrived was presented beautifully...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As expected from a place with long standing reputation as a boutique hotel, the restaurant did not disappoint. Beautiful setting by Wategos Beach, with very attentive and knowledgeable waiters. Expensive, but what else would you expect for a place like this? Mixed meze plate; linguini and fish mains could not be faulted, and the deserts were just wonderful. Must for...

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1Thank Masami M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location without a doubt BUT Food was average not what you might expect from the price paid Service efficient but slow We dine out a lot and don't mind paying for great food but this defiantly wasn't up to scratch Think they might be trading in past reputations Disappointed!

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Thank Murray A
London Colney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch with my best mate but was massively disappointed. Upon arrival the greeting was pretty 'informal' which is ok because it's Byron Bay. But the restaurant was near empty, the tables all over the shop presentation wise and even the floor boards on the way to the (poor) bathrooms were creaking. We went for the degustation menu and...

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

I stayed at this property with my best friend the night before her wedding in the penthouse suite. The day of checking in we had a hens do, complete with manicures, massages & 11 people booked in for lunch at the restaurant. The restaurant I could not fault, the food and service were brilliant - as you would expect for...

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2Thank EmergencyPoncho
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday lunch at Rae's in December 2016. The food is delicious and the menu extensive. The oysters were particularly excellent. The setting is beautiful with a lovely view of Wategoes beach. The service was friendly and attentive. The wine list was good with some great Australian wines. I would definitely go back.

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1Thank CPCP222
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Booked 12 months in advance, paid months in advance. Room was not really for 2 hours after check in. We booked this for our daughter and her bridesmaids to stay night before her wedding and for her and the groom the night of their wedding. Receptionist abused the photographer for taking photos outside ( apparently unless your wedding is there...

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4Thank Linda W
Paris, France
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I have been to Rae at Watego on quite a few occasions but have never been so so disappointed & discussed with the treatment by the manager of the restaurant (Steve) at the infamous restaurant Raes @ Watego's I had booked a week prior to ensure the booking was possible having had Steve serve us on a number of previous...

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Thank Mary S
Ballina, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2016

First time back after a long break, was sincerely impressed, has improved in lots of ways, decor,welcome update, food excellent, service great,nice atmosphere great location.Staying in Byron must give it a go.

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2Thank Patricia K
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Wategos Beach sets the scene for Rae's. First impression was quirky luxury. We loved the ocean views from our room. Our room was non traditional Luxury which we like. We loved the fact that just a few steps outside we were at the beach and we could return quickly for chilled champagne. We did have a hiccup with our booking...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rae's on Wategos in Byron Bay is Australia's most iconic boutique hotel. Voted one of the world's top 25 hotels by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, Rae's offers a blissful and unforgettable Byron Bay experience. Our restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine catering for large functions or romantic moments. Our spa is a sacred space of healing at the hands of the highest calibre therapists. Calming curved walls, rich soothing decor, this is the most intimate getaway in a secluded corner of Byron Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rae's on Wategos

Address: 6 - 8 Marine Pde, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Rae`s On Watego`s Hotel Byron Bay
Raes On Wategos Byron Bay
Rae's On Wategos Byron Bay
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Byron Bay
#5 Family Hotel in Byron Bay
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay
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“Penthouse is lovely, not much of a view though.”
 of 5 bubbles EmergencyPoncho, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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