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Watermark at Wategos
Ranked #24 of 32 Hotels in Byron Bay
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“Beautiful accommodation, right on beach”
Reviewed 17 November 2008

We stayed for a long weekend in Nov 08 as a 'babymoon' and Watermark was beautiful. Location was one of the main considerations for us as I was heavily pregnant and didn't want anywhere that was too much of a walk to the beach. It is situated on Wategos beach - the hotel website says 8 steps to the beach, well it is more like 16 but really that was the only complaint!!

We stayed 2 nights in one of the beach suites - they are self-contained 1 bedroom apartments and while I wouldn't rate them as 'spacious' there is enough room to be comfortable and really when you have such a beautiful location on your doorstep, you really don't want to spend that much time in the room anyway. The suite we stayed in had a full but compact kitchen (no oven but a convection microwave) that was well equipped, comfortable lounge area, separate bedroom (sliding doors to close it from the living area) and a well appointed marble bathroom, no bath but a lovely spacious shower. The photos on the website are actually indicative of the accommodation (which is not always the case!)

Probably the only downside of the 2 ground floor suites is that there is a shared path that runs pretty much outside your door. We were lucky that there was no-one in the other unit on the first night and then on the 2nd night we only saw them once. However if you had people who were constantly coming and going you would be walking past each other quite a lot. I would recommend asking for Suite 1 (as then people aren't walking past you (we were in Suite 2) or paying a bit extra and opting for the upstairs apartment (Suite 3)

Everything around Wategos is pretty expensive (Watermark starts at $390/night) but the location is amazing, we spent most of our 'beach time' at Wategos not needing to venture into the main/busier beaches at Byron Bay.

Watermark at Wategos is definitely a great place for couples who like quality accommodation and being very close to the ocean.

  • Liked — proximity to beach
  • Disliked — potentially limited privacy
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Watermark at Wategos
Address: 29 Marine Pde, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #24 of 32 Hotels in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Watermark at Wategos 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Watermark at Wategos is a unique beachfront property offering luxury lodging in three separate suites/ apartments. Settle into your self-contained luxury suite, with absolute beach frontage of one of Australia's most beautiful beaches, Wategos Beach at Byron Bay. Watermark consists of two sumptuous Beachfront Studio Suites, one Ocean View Apartment and of course the magnificent 3 bedroom Private Residence, all literally 10 steps from the sand. Every detail of the interiors has been meticulously and lovingly styled, with beautiful hand carved furniture, Pony chairs, a comfy lounges and Italian marble ensuite bathrooms. None of the mod-cons have been overlooked with each Suite having its own flat screen LCD TV, CD/DVD player and an integrated BOSE sound system with Apple universal iPod dock and wireless internet access. Open the concertina doors, breathe the fresh ocean breeze with a hint of frangipani and .....Exhale. ... more   less 
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