I rely on trip advisor, however there was no mention on the reviews about road noise, perhaps no one had stayed in room number 1.
When I booked there were 2 family rooms available, however when we arrived we got the dud room, the room that should be sold last, at a reduced rate.
We were in the first room from the street, LOTS of road noise.
I asked to be moved because of the noise but they were full and after a long drive, I was not prepared to go look for another place at 5pm on a Saturday.
The gentleman was polite and suggested we kept the doors and windows closed to combat the noise which quietens we were told at 10pm...which it did....then it started up again at 6am - which we were not told.
We chose to keep the windows slightly open for fresh, cool air as we don't want to have the air con on all night.
Was woken by someone running past the motel and yelling out at 2am, then again by the road noise at 6am.
Toilet continuously running, had to shut the bathroom door to get to sleep.
No fan in the bathroom so it steams up while showering, I could open the window however I don't like to be looked in on from the rooms next door which look directly into the shower.
Room was VERY VERY tired with dated and bad decor, have stayed in better places for less than their rate of $189.00, not in Byron Bay but still expect a certain standard for $189.00
Before we left we did one last check of the room to make sure we hadn't left anything behind, looked under the double bed and there was an empty plastic container that is used for sushi take away, tissues and general dirt, all not from our stay.
The location is perfect, close to the beach and shops.
The pool and bbq area looked nice but didn't use it.
I'm sure units further in from the street would be better, especially if house keeping cleans under the beds, therefore making it a more suitable place to stay for the price.
Perhaps if the room was cheaper you could over look the noise, ugly and tired decor factor and steamy bathroom but didn't like parting with my money for something unsuitable and over priced for what it offered.
I was prepared to talk to the staff upon check out about our experience, however when I handed over the room key I was greeted with:
"Checking out ?"
"Would you like an invoice ?"
No question of " How was your stay ?"
Think they know now, but too late, not staying there again.
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