We stayed at Glen Villa over the Splendour in the Grass weekend so although the price per night was expensive for what you got, it was the cheapest rate going for the weekend. The staff are very friendly, bubbly and happy to help.
The basic cabin is just that but there was a good little stove and grill in the kitchen so we could cook. The shower makes a loud strange sound when you turn on the hot water, which is just the pipes warming up so don't stress. The bed was on the soft side but that's to be expected from older style facilities. There was an extra warm blanket which came in handy.
The only thing that seemed to bother me was the strange acoustics. You could almost always hear your local neighbours while they were outside and also if they were inside with the windows open. Distant noise also travelled if there was something major going on in the main street (5 minute walk away), but it wasn't loud enough to disturb you from sleeping - just loud enough to notice. There were plenty of windows (you could see straight in from any angle without the curtains shut), which we shut before we went out for the night. Otherwise there was a small older style air conditioning unit we could have used.
Overall, I would stay here again and would recommend it to others, especially given its location. It's a five minute walk to the main street and a ten minute walk to the beach, so you're close enough yet far away enough from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay. If you come understanding what you're paying for (perfectly adequate yet basic cabin / campsite etc), then you'll enjoy the stay. If you're after complete silence, absolute privacy and a few more conveniences or luxuries, you'd best look for a hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glen Villa Resort is a quiet, green oasis, a caravan park with a difference, catering for couples and mature groups. Boasting 40 deluxe cabins, 5 spa cabins, 6 holiday huts and an array of powered and unpowered camping and caravaning sites, Glen Villa Resort has you covered. Either laze by our beautiful salt water pool and spa or take a 5 minute walk to Byron Bay beach. We are situated just 400m from the lively Byron Bay CBD and 150m from the market grounds, the Glen Villa Resort is the perfect destination for your next getaway, come and relax with us you will not be disappointed. Stroll just 5minutes down the road and you will have at your finger tips all that Byron Bay has to offer. Ask the friendly staff for information on what to do and where to go. And after a long day, when you’ve had enough, it is just a short stroll to return to our quiet, peaceful oasis that is the Glen Villa Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glen Villa Hotel Byron Bay