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Tallow Beach Motel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Suffolk Park
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great service and good value”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Great place to stay and really friendly owners. When I went in to ring a cab she insisted on dropping us off for free, I have never know that before, it was like staying with a friend of the family.

The room is basic but it was very clean, comfortable, and great value. It's about $20+ in a taxi to Byron town but worth it to have some peach and quiet in a lovely location.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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susie971, Owner at Tallow Beach Motel, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
Thanks for staying with us and where possible, we are happy to take guests into town - there is a local bus service every 2 hrs. or so which picks up/drops off directly out the front of the motel, but doesn't run after 6.30pm. thanks for your appreciation and info about the taxi fare for other guests
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Grafton, Australia
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

I have been staying here when travelling north for the last few years. I feel quite blessed to be able to recharge my batteries in this Balinese inspired little gem. I love the crisp white sheets, the tropical breeze and the green oasis I can see through my louvres. The pub is walking distance and you can grab a great curry and a chilled bottle on the way home. Susie is a very welcoming host.

Room Tip: Choose one with a sun room attached. This feels less like a bedroom and more like a chill out room.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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susie971, Owner at Tallow Beach Motel, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
Great to read that you had time to chill out here. A walk across the road to the beach in the early morning is very uplifting and the bakery certainly does help with its great coffee and munchies. Thank you for staying with us and we look forwarding to your next return
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

My friend and I had to move accommodation as the first place was dirty and not up to standard for us to stay 4 nights so we moved out very quick only after 2 hours after arrival.
We found Tallow Beach Motel by stopping by, it was night time and Suzie the host was the most helpful and flexible host with us 2. We were delighted to find a very clean room with clean white linen and towels.
We have already decided we will go back and stay at the same place.
Thank you Suzie for your kindness, also thank you for the FREE entry to the Crystal Castle, we've loved the time we've spent at the Castle just before our flight!!! See you in a few months again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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tallowbeach, Owner at Tallow Beach Motel, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
Thank you sonia for your kind comments about our motel. We try hard and welcome all feedback - It was a pleasure having you both staying here, your energy and smiles were contagious!! I am very glad you enjoyed your trip to The Crystle Castle in the hinterland - it is well worth a visit, beautiful countryside along winding country roads and a fascinating experience to wander around the grounds of The Castle and learn about the value of crystles in our lives. I look forward to welcoming you back here again.
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Buddina, Australia
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Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

What a little gem hidden amongst residential area directly opposite the beach. Room was so cosy and comfortable and quiet! Close enough to the restaurants etc but far away enough for peace and tranquility. Very enjoyable stay!! Would definitely come back maybe with the husband!!

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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susie971, Owner at Tallow Beach Motel, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our motel. thank you for your comments
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Clarens, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Tallow Beach is really an Hidden Treasure!
Always stay at Tallow Beach, when arriving from Europe.
It's a Great and relaxing stop by the sea! With easy escape
To Byron Bay....
Amazing and very helpfull host. Dream to come back....

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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tallowbeach, Owner at Tallow Beach Motel, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your comments on our motel.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

I always believe in giving a fair and accurate review highlighting the good and bad so starting with the good....This motel is in a great location literally on the beach which is fantastic. There is a swimming pool here and parking for private cars.

The room itself was very basic, needed refurbishment and a really good clean! There was thick dusk on the shelves and I unfortunately looked under the bed. If you ever stay in Room 8 just check under the bed and see if that half drunk bottle of water is still there! It looked like it had been there some months.

As for the bed itself, it's pretty uncomfortable. It needed throwing out and a new one being bought. It sank in the middle as though the mattress was knackered.

The wifi also does not broadcast that far away from the main property so when we needed to email we had to go outside for a walk - a bit annoying but not too bad.

I realise that this is a "budget friendly" place and I do not expect that "wow" factor or any luxuries but i do expect it to be a clean room. I have given it 2 stars because of its location but I personally would rather stay somewhere nicer and cleaner, a bit further away and have to walk to the beach than stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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susie971, Owner at Tallow Beach Motel, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
So sorry to read your comments about your stay in one of the economy rooms at our motel. This review only just got listed hence the delay in responding, . we apologise for the fact that the room was not up to standard with regard to cleanliness, that was most unfortunate and we have certainly rectified that problem -not to mention the empty bottle of water under the bed, as the room had just been re-carpeted it must have been overlooked by the cleaners quite recently. The wifi connection varies with different guests computers etc. but it should have worked in the courtyard area outside your room, it has done previously. the aerial is just above the courtyard. Thank you for advising us of your difficulty and we have had it checked out.
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This motel is in a great location near beautiful Tallow Beach. Unfortunately we found that our unit was outdated and cleanliness was below acceptable standards. We had to rewash the crockery and it was obvious that the floors and toilet had not been cleaned for some time. In addition the TV did not work and the smoke detector was hanging from the ceiling.

I would not recommend this motel

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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tallowbeach, Owner at Tallow Beach Motel, responded to this review, 7 September 2013
We were disappointed to read your comments on Trip Advisor, rather than discuss with us directly the problems associated with your recent stay. with regard to the tv not working, when you came to the office to tell us about it, i went to your room to help solve the problem and found that the cord attached to the back of the tv was loose - that was immediately put back in place and the tv functioned normally. We apologise that the cleaning was not up to standard - we value customer feedback to enable us to improve our standard accordingly - perhaps it was to do with the fact that this bathroom had just had a new toilet, tiles, paintwork done, and there may have been some residual dirt. As a result of your comment we did check the smoke alarm and found that someone has taken out the battery, staff did not notice this, however it has been replaced. you mentioned the word, outdated, yes this is an older motel with a great repeat business and we are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. thank you for bringing these issues to our attention.
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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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