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BreakFree Eco Beach
Ranked #9 of 32 Hotels in Byron Bay
Sutherland Shire, Australia
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Overall Wonderful stay!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

My mum and I recently stayed at the BreakFree Eco Beach Resort for 3 nights.
The room was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay i.e. cups and saucers, bowls, cutlery, dishwashing liquid, towels etc.
We found the staff very helpful and always friendly!
They did their best to accommodate our requests and to answer any questions!
The location was perfect and was only a short walk into town and to the beach!
Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone both families as well as couples or friends!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kasey H
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sharon_coleman, General Manager at BreakFree Eco Beach, responded to this review, 5 April 2014
Your comments are appreciated and it's lovely to hear that you and your Mum enjoyed your stay at BreakFree Eco Beach. We supply a small start up kit, as you mentioned, to help guests enjoy their first night and then guests may purchase more items from reception or the local supermarket for the rest of their stay. Looking forward to your next visit. Regards, Sharon Coleman, General Manager
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Alice Springs, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

We have just stayed at Breakfree Byron Bay and had the best time. The location was great a couple of minutes walking distance to CBD. The rooms are spacious clean and modern. Facilities are lovely, fantastic friendly family BBQ area and pool/spa. Lovely comfortable beds and nice quiet location. Staff were very friendly and so helpful. Me will definitely return.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alices C
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sharon_coleman, General Manager at BreakFree Eco Beach, responded to this review, 5 April 2014
Thanks so much for your positive review and rating of BreakFree Eco Beach resort. It's lovely to hear you appreciated the rooms which have recently been refurbished. Most of our rooms, now have stone bench tops, new curtains and new dining/lounge furnishings. My team and I love helping guests make the most of their holiday by offering suggestions and even booking tours for them. Looking forward to your next stay. Regards, Sharon Coleman, General Manager.
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

I stayed here recently in a studio room and found the room to be clean, spacious and comfortable with all that I needed. Love the location within easy walking distance to beach and town yet still quiet at night. Really enjoyed my stay here, have stayed at BreakFree Eco Beach before (have stayed at a few Breakfree properties this one is my favourite!) and would definitely stay again next time in Byron Bay! Staff friendly and extremely helpful. Thank you for a fantastic stay!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank claireti2014
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sharon_coleman, General Manager at BreakFree Eco Beach, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Thanks so much for your positive comments regarding your stay and BreakFree Eco Beach. I have passed them on to our team. We are thrilled that we are your favourite BreakFree resort and look forward to your next visit. Regards, Sharon Coleman, General Manager
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

We stayed 2 nights with 2 rooms and found the service great and the rooms suited our needs, we have stayed at Breakfree Eco beach before and always found everything to be satisfactory. thanks Sharon and team.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travellingwesleys
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sharon_coleman, General Manager at BreakFree Eco Beach, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay at BreakFree Eco Beach and that it was a return visit. We love welcoming guests back time and again and look forward to your next visit. Regards, Sharon Coleman, General Manager
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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Located on a noisy main road. Room was old and smelled musty and of cigarette smoke (even though they say they charge a fee for removing smoke smell, our room stunk when we got there). Even after 24 hours of trying to air the room out, it was unbearable.
Room was dirty also - pubic hair left on the bathroom floor.
I don't think they clean much at all as you are required to pretty much clean the room yourself when you leave. You had to do all your own dishes and take out your own rubbish (if not you get charged a fee)
Only good thing about this hotel was the staff - maybe they needed to try harder due to the poor standard of hotel?
Heaps of better places to stay in Byron Bay

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Barry S
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sharon_coleman, General Manager at BreakFree Eco Beach, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Thanks so much for your positive comments regarding our staff. I am a bit perplexed as to your comments as the studio room stayed in had brand new furniture, new stone benchtops and new curtains. On inspection I found the room to smell clean and fresh. Perhaps the smell was from the new furniture which was only installed 3 weeks ago. I apologise for the housekeeping issue and assure you that all rooms are professionally cleaned after every guest. We are self catering apartments and as such we do ask guests to leave the apartments neat and tidy which includes removing their rubbish and doing their dishes. Our friendly team are happy to assist guests with any issues that arise and we aim to rectify them as soon as possible to ensure guest satsifaction. Regards, Sharon Coleman, General Manager.
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

Our recent stay at Breakfree Eco Beach Resort Byron Bay was very enjoyable and comfortable. My partner and I were passing through on our way back home to Brisbane from Sydney and decided to get a room instead of driving on. We were greeted with a smile on arrival by Sharon and Tamara and felt an instant welcome which made the decision to stay quite easy. The studio was roomy, clean and had a spacious, sunny balcony which was lovely to sit on in the morning. The resort pool was relaxing and we didn't want to leave. I would recommend staying at Breakfree Eco Beach Resort to anyone. We hope you like it as much as we did.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tamara J
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sharon_coleman, General Manager at BreakFree Eco Beach, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
It is great to hear that you felt so welcomed to BreakFree Eco Beach and that your stay was a comfortable one. The pool, although small, is complimented by a large heated spa and is very popular with guests. Alfresco dining at the BBQ area is also a lovely way to relax and enjoy a meal. Looking forward to your next stay with us. Regards, Sharon Coleman, General Manager.
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for our first wedding anniversary this weekend and were very happy with our stay. Although the shower took sometime to warm up and the palm trees need a trim, it didn't make our stay unpleasant at all. This is the first unit we have stayed at in Byron as we usually camp there so it was nice not to have to queue for showers. I had called prior to our stay to make sure our booking was confirmed and mentioned to Sharon that it was our anniversary and when I checked us in, I noticed that she had taken the time to put this on our booking sheet and wished us a happy anniversary weekend. These little things don't go unnoticed and it made us feel special. The rooms are large and comfortable and very clean as is the whole complex. Lovely short stroll into town. We have been Byron visitors for the last 7 years and adore the place even getting married there last year and now spending our first anniversary there. I would highly recommend Breakfree Eco Beach to anyone! Thanks Sharon for a lovely weekend!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank TanandBen
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sharon_coleman, General Manager at BreakFree Eco Beach, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
It is so lovely to hear how much you enjoyed spending your wedding anniversary at BreakFree Eco Beach and that we made it that little bit more special. The unit you stayed in is located at the opposite end to our hot water service and unfortunately it does sometimes take a while for the hot water to reach that particular apartment.Thank you for sharing your experience with others and we look forward to seeing you for your 2nd wedding anniversary. Regards, Sharon Coleman, General Manager
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Property: BreakFree Eco Beach
Address: 35-37 Shirley St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Byron Bay
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BreakFree Eco Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BreakFree Eco Beach offers a great location, affordable accommodation, and the perfect base to enjoy all the fun activities and attractions on offer in one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations. This resort offers a selection of studio rooms and one and two bedroom suites. Featuring modern decor and open plan designs, all accommodation has a casual feel suited to Byron Bay and its surrounds. All rooms include air conditioning, a balcony or patio, wide screen LCD TVs with Austar, DVD players, iron and ironing board, ensuite in all rooms, kitchenette and tea and coffee making facilities. BreakFree Eco Beach offers many onsite facilities including private surrounds with a central swimming pool, and a spa and a barbeque area far removed from the busy heart of Byron Bay. If you want to laze on the beach or hit the waves, the beach is just a 350 metre walk away. From here, guests can enjoy the distinctive character and alternative lifestyle Byron Bay is famous for by joining a surf school and yoga class, or go dolphin kayaking and enjoy a wildlife tour. The Byron Bay Lighthouse, Main Beach, Wategos beach, shopping, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs are all within easy reach. Every activity is catered for in Byron Bay and is within easy reach from BreakFree Eco Beach, the perfect base for your next getaway. ... more   less 
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