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Tallow Beach Motel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Suffolk Park
Certificate of Excellence
Nimbin, Australia
1 review
“perfect brake”
Reviewed 29 November 2012

Nice pool and gardens especially the flowering Jasmine that smelled so lovely as I had my morning cuppa by the pool. It's right across the road from a stunning beach, I fell asleep to the sound of the ocean which is fantastic being a mountain dweller.

Came to the Byron area for peace and quite and peace of mind, provided me the perfect location for my "time out", next time I will bring the kids.

Room Tip: Sun room was a great place to chill and read. Was there a restaurant?
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

The website really undersells the motel! We came not expecting much, and were very pleasantly surprised. The spacious room was cosy, clean and comfortable with carpeted floor, soft lighting and newish bathroom. It is evident gradual improvements have been made and are still being made, and our twin room looked newly furbished. We had a queen bed and a single bed, and still there was plenty of room for 3 of us. The kitchenette works for simple cooking needs, plus there is free reliable wifi.

The motel has smartly built a green corridor behind the back windows, so you almost feel like you are living in a park. It also has a pool which while pretty, wasn't well maintained. But why go to the pool when the beach is just a short walk away?

Just a short drive away is the town centre with decent pastries and pastas, and specials on Tuesdays. Or you can drive into Byron itself which is 10min away.

Compared to the crowded and pricey Byron Bay I think this is the better choice, esp. to avoid the bustle. For A$140-150 it's a good bargain. But you'd need to drive to get here.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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susie971, Owner at Tallow Beach Motel, responded to this review, 13 November 2012
Thank you for your great observations of the motel - yes, we have done some work recently and are still improving things slowly, trying not to change the character of the place. At the same time you have mentioned so many helpful facts, i would like to thank you for your comments and sorry about the pool itself, it usually is sparkling, we had a lot of wind at the time and the pool guy must not have been around to attend to the leaves. You wrote a very informative review, thank you.
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Singapore
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

Byron Bay has crazy expensive hotel prizes! Suffolk Park is a bit further away from the busy Byron Bay but we had a car so no problem! Room was clean and just fine for 2 nights , 2 min walk to the beautiful quiet beach was awesome, it's a gorgeous walk to Byron Bay via the beach ! There is a great bakery and coffee place down the street , good stuff! And on the way to Byron you pass Mac's Milk Bar and Cafe with really good burgers!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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susie971, Owner at Tallow Beach Motel, responded to this review, 13 November 2012
Thanks for your review on the motel and also for the great information about the local eatery, e.g. bakery, pub etc. it is so good to have some places nearby so that guests can just walk to the shops without having to get in the car to drive to Byron, even though it is only 5mins. away. It is always interesting to get such comments, in order to let other people know the area a little more.
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

My girlfriend and I are still here as I write this review. Love this place.. It has got everything we need even if we feel like eating in after a long day out. Everything works well. You can park directly in front of your room! Lovely bakery and coffee place just down the road. 2 mins from tallow beach where u get a nice view of the lighthouse...

And if you drive, it is a good start point to other interesting places around. This location is perfect..

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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susie971, Owner at Tallow Beach Motel, responded to this review, 13 November 2012
I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us - and also that you mentioned the bakery and local shops. They do help make this area a little bit unique.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

My partner & I stayed here for 5 nights 28/9 - 02/10 after booking it on-line with lastminute. We initially wanted somewhere in Byron Bay, but were so pleased we ended up in Suffolk Park... it is so much nicer..! The motel is across the road from beautiful Tallow Beach, and the area is so chilled and relaxed. For those who haven't been to Byron Bay recently, the shopping centre is quite commercialised & crowded with lots of pedestrians and even traffic jams. At night there are lots of groups of teens & early 20's wandering the streets from pub to club etc while Suffolk Park is chilled, relaxed, residential area and less commercial (so don't dismiss Suffolk as a 2nd choice... it will be our 1st choice next time (and this motel) again.
Your host Susie takes pride in her little motel, and you can see her personal touches in the rooms and gardens... you can tell it's not just a commercial business for her, she decorates the rooms with ornaments she has collected on her travels, has ivy growing in a vase in the bathroom etc. If you're expecting a 5 start Hilton don't stay here, but if you're after a relaxed "homely" type place 5 minutes from Byron Bay's hustle & bustle, this is great..! Tim

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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tallowbeach, Owner at Tallow Beach Motel, responded to this review, 11 October 2012
Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive and constructive review about my motel. I really appreciate it and look forward to your return visit.
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

We spent two nights here at the beginning of August and found the location ideal, walking distance from the most ideal beach you can imagine, although it wasn't swimming season, and the motel room very spacious and well furnished.
The owner is a friendly warm woman and expert traveller, full of suggestions, the garden lush and peaceful, with a small pool.
We would recommend the motel as a great base to explore the area, in a peaceful location and great value for money.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Chigwell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

Only stayed here for one night whilst passing through Byron Bay, smashing little pool area & very friendly helpful owners. Room was basic but very clean however did find 3 cockroaches in room on return from night out in town which wasn't great.....once lights were switched on they soon done a runner. Don't want to put a negative on this place as its a gem only 10min drive outside town but as you can imagine never had best nights sleep & left very early next morning.

  • Stayed April 2012
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tallowbeach, Owner at Tallow Beach Motel, responded to this review, 19 June 2012
thank you for taking the time to write your comments about your stay at my motel - so sorry to hear about the "visitors", - they do appear sometimes due to the proximity to the beach and the amount of rain we have had recently so i will attend to the problem and thanks for advising me as the rooms are regularly sprayed for insects.
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Property: Tallow Beach Motel
Address: 108 Alcorn St, Suffolk Park, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay > Suffolk Park
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Suffolk Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tallow Beach Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small friendly motel, across road from beautiful Tallow Beach. 5kms of long sandy beach Lovely tranquil garden area set around outdoor solar heated pool. Tavern,shops,chemist.post office, great bakery,restaurants, a 5 min walk away. Rooms furnished in tropical style with queen bed and sunroom area with tropical rainforest/garden outlook ... more   less 
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