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Baystay Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #28 of 34 Byron Bay B&B and Inns
Glenrothes, Scotland, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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“THE nicest B&B we've stayed in.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

What can we say about the Baystay B&B? -

The owners are the nicest couple, really friendly and welcoming. They have a little poodle called Chino who is the cutest dog ever! Really placid and friendly, good with kids too.

Breakfast is from 8-9am and is worth getting up early for! I'm at Baystay as i write this and have to leave at 7am tomorrow, gutted we have to miss breakfast!

Easy place to find, just a 5 minute walk from the Greyhound bus stop (middle of town) to Marvell street - just over the rec grounds.

5 minute walk to the beach, spectacular sunsets and crystal clear waters - one of the best beaches we've seen (that includes Thailand!)

Byron has some great shops to look around and some really nice places to eat. (The Balcony has excellent Tapas for a treat - some bars have lots of live music, really nice)

The rooms are spotless, the garden is well kept and tropical and the bathroom/kitchen area is faultless.

One of the most relaxing stays we've had since coming to Australia and we most certainly will come back.

Thanks again to the owners - Their hospitality really made the stay extra special.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

We booked the Baystay based on other reviews and the information on their website. Out of all the places we stayed in Australia the Baystay was a big disappointment despite being the most expensive place we stayed. The location is great - 5/10 minutes walk to centre of Byron Bay and the beach. The garden is lovely and we really enjoyed our breakfasts on the terrace. We stayed in the double studio which we felt had seen better days - the living room furniture was dated and the kitchen and bathroom, as well as needing a good overall clean, could do with a revamp as surfaces and units etc have seen better days. When we arrived there was no-one to meet us and no instructions left - luckily we only had to wait 15 minutes. The studio has two rooms and, what we found strange, was that the room we didn't use was then locked up, despite it having access to a small seating area outside - when we asked if we could have the room open to use the outside area we were told this wasn't possible. We had to for an extra bedside lamp as only one, a hair dryer and more hangers - all provided on request albeit reluctantly. The Baystay has WiFi and the password was given to us with reluctance as it was intimated other guests had used it too much. The hosts at the Baystay were there on a temporary basis and leaving that weekend - they were friendly and helpful (despite our initial issues) but we kind of got the impression that they were winding down.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

We stayed there for 5 nights and had a very good time. It´s a 5-10 minute walk to the beach and a 10-15 min walk to the center. Location is great as it´s quiet and peaceful but just a short walk to the main scene. Room is quite basic but has aircon, microwave and a little fridge. TV is indeed quite old but you are in byron bay, why would you be watching tv anyway?
Beakie was simple but very good, with bread, jam, fruit, cereal, sometimes muffins or croissants.
Annie and Jack were very friendly, great hosts. We left on the 14th of January and found out that Annie and Jack are leaving and the previous owners were taking over again on the 15th of January so I am not quite sure if the place will be run the same way. Hopefully they will.

Room Tip: We had the little studio (outside the house) and were really happy with it
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

Can't say enough good things about this bed and breakfast. The room was comfortable, spacious and clean. The hosts were lovely people, friendly and helpful, and provided a delicious breakfast. The location is fantastic - 5 minute walk to the beach and town center. We loved our stay!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Tewantin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

Many thanks to our lovely hosts Annie and Jack who were very welcoming. Jack kindly supplied us with a local map pointing out some places of interest, and then in the morning we met Annie who cooked up a storm in the kitchen.
We stayed in the spa room which I booked months in advance so our trip would be on the weekend of the Byron markets which were well within walking distance.
We made very good use of the spa and sauna - so relaxing.
Breakfast was delicious and plenty to go around. We enjoyed fresh fruit, juice, tea, coffee, cereals, fresh baked bread, banana pancakes one day and fresh muffins the next. All of this was enjoyed on the lovely deck upstairs.
This was my forth stay at Baystay, and I will definately be returning. Make sure you book well in advance for weekends and peak periods.
We also arrived early and were able to check into our room around 1pm which was great after our 3 hour road trip.
Best B&B in Byron. Make sure if visiting Byron you make a trip to Twisted Sista Cafe - great coffee and cakes.

Room Tip: Book early
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2011

I luved my stay @ this B&B. Set in its own oasis of gardens & trees a few mins walk out of town.
First few nights I stayed in the shared accomodation which has everything you need with kitchenette for light meals.
I then moved into the self contained Spa suite with Spa, sauna own living room, private garden area & patio.
Hosts Annie & John were very welcoming & helpful with local information.. The homemade breakfast was delicious on the balcony & a great chance to talk with the other guests.
I would recommend a stay here & look forward to staying @ Baystay on my next visit to Beautiful Byron Bay.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

The accommodation (studio room) whilst being clean and tidy was very basic, lacking in character and old fashioned in style, the tv was archaic and dvd didnt work. The bathroom was damp and badly in need of refurbishment. The external appearance of the studio was lovely as were the surrounding gardens. We were informed that the breakfast had not been included as we had a paid a lower rate (we could however pay $30 for breakfast for three people). The caretakers were very friendly. Location was close to the beach and a 10 min walk into town.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Baystay Bed & Breakfast
Address: 30 Marvell St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Baystay Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Baystay is a lovely bed and breakfast situated within 5 minutes walk to both town and beach. It is a traditional style Aussie beach house of the 70s and has been operated as a B&B since 1995. Your hosts are locals of over 25 years and can help you with information about our beautiful area and give you an experience of our laid back beach lifestyle. Come and enjoy. ... more   less 
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