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Byron Central Apartments
Ranked #10 of 32 Hotels in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

Visited Central Apartments recently and were disappointed with the accomodation.We had a ground floor apartment which was very much in need of a refurb.It looked tired and dated added to which there was a musty/damp smell which hung around the apartment and corridor outside which whilst not disastrous was unpleasant.The location is good and the outside facilities were very good. Can't say anything about other apartments in the block as we did not visit any but would not recommend where we were.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

We stayed here in a deluxe loft over the bluesfest/easter period and really couldn't complain about much with these apartments. The location is very central and easy to get to the beach/shops/restaurants/pubs, the undercover parking was a bonus and the apartment itself was neat and clean (although a little smaller than i expected, but enough for just the 2 of us). The only downside is the layout of the complex with all the apartments being located around common areas so not much privacy at all and when people are congregating in the communal areas it does get really noisy. The owners have tried to combat this by putting in strict curfews and fines for those guests being noisy after 930pm and they strongly encourage you to dob in the other guests by calling security if the noise gets too much, however we found the noise in the mornings more of an issue - just when youre trying to have a sleep in. Perhaps the owners should consider placing a curfew of noise in the morning as well (say before 9am). We had no issues with the YHA backpackers next door as some other reviewers did and found the staff very friendly . Overall not a bad option when other apartments can be very pricey!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

Located just off the Main Street in Byron. Apartments are simple, with dated furniture and finishing. Kitchenette was handy. All apartments have a side facing to the pool, and with paper thin walls, noise from the swimming pool travels well into the room.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Thank Simon S
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BCA-Scott, Manager at Byron Central Apartments, responded to this review, 18 March 2013
Hi Simm0-7,
Thank you for your review. I would just point out that we actually have a whole flight of apartments upstairs which are not located near the pool similarly deluxe units 8 & 13 plus Studios 2 & 3 downstairs have very little impact from the pool. Another important distinction I would make is that we have Deluxe loft apartments which have been recently renovated and Standard loft apartments which haven't been but are still clean and functional. Many people are happy to save the extra costs and enjoy a standard loft apartment but our deluxe apartments are particularly well received by the Tripadvisor community. All of our apartments have a full kitchen which includes an oven and full size fridge.

Cheers,
Scott
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Tamworth, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

The apartment was clean and nicely presented and the location was perfect. Right in the middle of town but still quite quiet around the actual building. Would happily stay there again on my next trip to Byron.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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BCA-Scott, Manager at Byron Central Apartments, responded to this review, 15 March 2013
Hi Justin,
Thank you for your positive review and we hope to see you again.

Cheers,
Scott
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

The central location was great. The secure underground carpark was great, just parked the car and walked everywhere. We are a family of 3 and stayed in apartment #18. It was a little smaller than I expected but it was clean and comfortable. We had no noise concerns or complaints. Staff at front desk were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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BCA-Scott, Manager at Byron Central Apartments, responded to this review, 15 March 2013
Hi Samantha,
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to post a review.

Cheers,
Scott
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Jindabyne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

I was on the town side and it was ok noise wise, others in our party were on the YHA side and got little sleep as the placed partied loudly until daylight hours. However that is hardly this places fault, you cannot pick your neighbours.
There is no lift which could be a problem for some as the carpark is below ground level and the apartments are 2 stories above.
The room was a loft style apartment and was immaculate.

Room Tip: town side away from the YHA
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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1 Thank Rigseismic67
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BCA-Scott, Manager at Byron Central Apartments, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
Dear Rigseismic67, to have such a highly rated review from someone so well travelled is quiet an honour thank you. We use the same security firm as the YHA so a call to the 24/7 security service gets results quick. Unfortunately, being right in the centre of town can be a double edge sword but as you point out being on the other side of the complex can mitigate the problem.

Cheers,
Scott
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Red Rock, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

We have been going to Byron Bay ever since the seventies and love the area. For the past decade or so we have been staying at the Byron Central Apartments, which is well positioned and extremely good value for money. Everywhere within town is in easy walking distance. You can lock you car up in underground security parking. Facilities includes a spotlessly clean swimming pool set in the courtyard surrounded by nice greenery. Outdoor BBQ, tables, chairs and banana lounges.The unit itself is fully self contained so you can do your own cooking or you can stroll to the many good eating places around town. We also highly recommend the Organic vegetarian kitchen and the neat little book shop within the complex. The most important aspect of the accommodation is the friendly service from Scott, Suzanne and the staff to make your stay a most memorable one. Phil and Helen. Red Rock NSW.

Room Tip: Ask the staff as everyone has a different idea of a good room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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BCA-Scott, Manager at Byron Central Apartments, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
Helen & Phil, thank you for your constant patronage over the past 10 years it has been an absolute pleasure to provide you with a service. Its guests like you that make our job fun. Thanks again and see you soon!

Cheers,
Scott
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Property: Byron Central Apartments
Address: 5 - 7 Byron St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #10 of 32 Hotels in Byron Bay
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Byron Central Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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