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Victoria's at Wategos
Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in Byron Bay
Sydney
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“Fantastic Getaway!”
Reviewed 16 February 2009

This was the first time I had been to Byron Bay and everyone was telling me that we had to stay at Wategos beach! And they were right!! What a GREAT part of the world! And Victoria's is equally as fantastic! When we got there we were greeted by Helen who made us feel so welcome! She had even cooked a cake for us to enjoy! It was the little touches at this property that made it so special. The room was small but it didnt matter as it was devine. The is a plasma TV mounted on the wall and the bathroom had a spa. The pool and main living areas are great to chill out and read and watch the world go by!
about 100m from the beach we cooked a bbq down there one night with the locals which was great fun!
You must stay here - you wont be disapointed at all.

  • Liked — The small touches - ie cooking of a cake each day for the guests
  • Disliked — Leaving!
  • Stayed February 2009
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 15 September 2008

What a fantastic stay at Victoria's. We stayed for 3 nights, were one of only a few guests as it was off season. The hotel is in a great location out of the city area of Byron Bay on Watego's beach; some may need a car as the walk into town for dinner may be to far (Parking is available).

The room was fanastic (Room 3); with king size bed, two bathrooms and seating area with two different patios. The service and food was amazing throughout; breakfast made daily with local organic products from the local market. My wife even had a massage in the room arranged by the hotel.

Short walk away from Cape Byron to watch for whales and dolphins, as well as the lighthouse. Highly recommend for anyone staying in Byron Bay.

  • Liked — Location to Wategos beach, service
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2008

What a gem of a hotel. Even though you wouldn't really call it a hotel as the small number of rooms and excellent service makes it feel like you are the only guests there.
The hotel is situated a 1minute walk from Watego's Beach and a world away from the pressures of work. It's not right in town so don't expect to be able to walk to the pub, although they organise taxis!
From the moment we got to our room with spa ensuite, lounge room and powder room we were impressed with the eye for detail displayed at every turn. The King bed was very comfortable with excellent linen and turn down service.
Helen, Sarah and the staff could not have been more helpful both during our stay and also in the lead up by helping to organise massages, golf rounds and a hairdresser to do an appointment at short notice at the hotel. Well done.
Although everything mentioned above was excellent, the highlight for us were the breakfasts. Fresh local, organic produce cooked each morning with obvious care. Now, the only trick is trying to find that organic honey yogurt in the local Marketplace....

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Forgot to take port for Airmac so no qireless internet access was missed
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank JoJoZep1970
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2008

What a lovely little place that I stayed at in Byron. The weather was a little off it times, but the hotel definitely can’t control that. However what they controlled was delightful. If I was ever back in Byron- I will pop back any day.

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  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2007

Byron is a sentimental favourite of ours. It's laid back, has great beaches for walking & swimming & great restaurants (we're big foodies).

We'd previously stayed at Rae's (first few days of honeymoon) & we had popped into Victoria's to check it out for possible future stays (when we wouldn't splash out on the Rae's rates!).

Our stay at Victoria's was superb, and very much enhanced by the lovely manager, Helen. She was friendly, extremely helpful & just so pleasant to have around. She was happy to book / recommend anything, & nothing was too much trouble. She is a huge asset to the business (& no, I'm not related!). Our whole stay was so relaxing, greatly enhanced by how it felt just to hang out & relax at Victoria's.

Victoria's has about 6 rooms & really has the feel of a boutique hotel, not a B&B. We had the large room on the first floor with a lovely big balcony (with 2 sun longers & tables) that looked down towards the sea. Our room is probably the sunniest, although the bathroom is v. small (tiny loo / basin area, with spa bath that is almost part of the bedroom). One thing we really appreciated is the sound-proofing - you didn't hear a thing from any other room. But I had a look at the other rooms & they are all of a v. good standard. The 'look' of the hotel & rooms is quite smart, & there's a bit too much ornate decoration (eg. columns around the spa bath, gold taps, curtain swags etc) for my preference, but it's all in very neutral colours (cream predominantly) so it just feels very light & airy.

There's a small pool & a day bed & sun chairs downstairs, as well as a comfy sitting area. Breakfast is delicious - always lots of fruit, yoghourt, pastries & an interesting hot dish made to order (pancakes with mango, scrambled eggs & smoked salmon), & nice touches like a whole jug of orange juice per table. They also make great coffee!

Wategos is probably the nicest beach & area for swimming (Belongil is a bit wilder, main beach much busier, Clarke's is ok but parking a nightmare at school holiday times). Victoria's is about 2 minutes amble from the beach, & they have boogie boards (SO much fun! - you will undoubtedly feel like a child again!), beach chairs & shade umbrellas that you can borrow. We loved the position of Victoria's being so close to the beach, & the whole feel of the place.

Tips on great restaurants: Boomerang (although we had such indifferent service it nearly put us off, but food was excellent - very imaginative, but really well executed), Fins (good food & friendly, helpful, knowledgeable service - fantastic seafood curry), Rae's (excellent New Year's Eve dinner) and Dish for good food & great cocktails (lounging around on day beds with a mojito is great!). The restaurant at The Byron at Byron was also great. We tried the spa here too, which I didn't think much of.......you could hear the cars in the car park & my massage was terrible. But the pool area at The Byron at Byron is nice......but the position isn't nearly as good as Victoria's. But if you like the big 'resort feel', then you'll probably like it.

Victoria's at Wategos doesn't take children but they have another property called Victoria's at Ewingsdale, about 10 minutes outside of Byron, that does take children.

We loved it, and a big thank you to Helen.

Stayed December 2006
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Property: Victoria's at Wategos
Address: 1 Marine Pde | Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
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Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Victoria's at Wategos 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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