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14 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my stay at Ruskin House. It was clean, quiet and close to town so I was able to walk everywhere I wanted to go within minutes. The rooms were clean and well maintained, and the outdoor courtyard was nicely secluded. Gavin and Lucy couldn't have been more welcoming.

Thank Mel O
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We don't usually stay in B&B's but Ruskin House is a place I would recommend. The bedrooms are set in a courtyard which in itself was lovely. We were able to have our breakfast served outside. The continental breakfast is such good value - everything was fresh and good quality. The room was comfortable, clean and the furnishings were modern.... More 

Thank Mrs Eileen M
Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I had the pleasure of staying at Ruskin House for 10 days during the Byron Bay Film Festival. Very centrally located to the heart of Byron Bay, everything we needed was within walking distance. Lucie and Gavin were amazing hosts! They gave us tips on local beaches and hiking trails, and a map for the town sights. The room was... More 

Thank Lkent17
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Was so glad we decided to stay here and will definitely recommend to those wanting something quiet and self contained within easy access to all Byron has to offer. We booked here for one night and then decided to stay longer instead of staying with friends as we loved it here so much although Drew was fully booked the next... More 

Thank PipBristowe
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I have heard so much about Byron Bay I had an expectation that I would really enjoy my time here. Ruskin House was a last minute booking for us, and we found it on Trip Advisor. It was such a cool place. Our room had everything we needed including a spa bath and a comfortable leather two seater. The room... More 

Thank TamaBristowe
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed three nights here in the twin room. Great service from phoning to confirm our booking, to being offered a great rate for an extra night, to Drew helping us with our luggage upon arrival. Everything was fabulous and I would highly recommend to others. Great location with great value services club across the road. Beautiful friendly owners. Breakfast... More 

Thank Linda R
Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Wow, what a lovely surprise! Only a few rooms, but the feeling here is quiet, cosy, and it is very comfortable and clean. It is like a home away from home and is only a short stroll to shops, restaurants, and a club. Although the rooms are in a private residence, the purpose built design allows separate access to rooms... More 

RuskinHouse, Owner at Ruskin House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and glad you such a pleasant, albeit short, stay with us! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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143 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This would have to be one of the best rooms I have stayed at in Byron. Location is walking distance to main area, beds are comfortable and spa bath. They do serve breakfast here but have to pay extra. Comes with a fridge, kettle, coffe and tea with milk provided. Staff are welcoming and give extra toiletries if you run... More 

Thank Desiree C
RuskinHouse, Owner at Ruskin House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for A) staying with us and B) such a lovely review of Ruskin House. Glad you enjoyed it! More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Came down from Sydney with my daughter & her friend for the long weekend and have had a really nice break here at Ruskin House, the family are lovely and made us feel at home, the rooms are very clean and with all the facilities, the breakfast was delicious!!!! We highly recommed to stay at Ruskin House only five minutes... More 

1 Thank Libia L
Lucie B, Owner at Ruskin House, responded to this review

Thank you very much Libia, it was wonderful to meet yourself and your daughter, a pleasant contrast to the pace of Sydney I'm sure! Hope to see you again in the future, regards, Gavin & Lucie More 

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62 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

My partner and I stayed here after reading all the positive reviews, originally we booked for two nights after falling in love with the area we booked an additional two more nights in Byron and had to move rooms, the owners were very kind in refunding us some of the booking fees as we arrived back late in the evening... More 

Thank TomHPhoto
Lucie B, Owner at Ruskin House, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thank you for the lovely review, we could use it as a sales pitch! Happy that you enjoyed the town and Ruskin House so much that you wanted to double your stay here. Enjoy your continues travels, seems you cover a good part of the globe. Regards, Gavin & Lucie More 

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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 Bay
Price Range: £85 - £147 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles TamaBristowe, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1-4 have direct access to the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles TomasSap, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Make a request to the owners.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles operagoerCanberra, 11 Aug 2014 | Read review
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