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“Room Claustrophobia”
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Dolphins
Ranked #22 of 32 Hotels in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Australia
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96 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Room Claustrophobia”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

We recently stayed here, booking through bookings.com and requesting a studio room based on the photos on the bookings.com and the motel websites. Staff were friendly but the room we were given was not the same as the one in photos. It was scrupulously clean and modern but - a big but for us - the only window in the bedroom was small and when you closed the door you were in a box. It was not a room to spend time in other than to sleep, albeit a comfortable sleep. It wouldn't take much to make the window bigger, down to the level of the table in the room, and this would make a huge difference. Everything else was fine though a showercap would be appreciated.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

This accommodation has super friendly staff. We loved that the DVDs were free to borrow and watch in our room :) This place is such great value for money - and just a quick drive into town or to the beach. This place was perfect for us.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here in late December so were paying peak rates. This place is a clean, modern motel just outside the centre of Byron (15min walk to the main beach). The proprietors are very friendly and overall I couldn't fault it. Byron Bay accommodation is expensive so this place is good value in the scheme of things.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

This motel was slightly away from the hustle and bustle of the main strip and town-centre - which for a young family is perfect. We also had a car with us, so it was no problem getting to the supermarket (a 5-minute drive) or to the Lighthouse (15-minutes drive).

The room we had was comfortable and had everything you need for a short stay en route (microwave, satellite TV, air-conditioning, hot water, kettle, mini fridge).

It was very busy when we stayed so felt a little crowded, but otherwise no complaints of our stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank PG_Cumbus
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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We recently stayed at Dolphins Motel and found it to be a very nice place to stay with lovely clean well presented rooms at a realistic price. the staff & management were very friendly,helpful and went out of their way to make sure our stay was as enjoyable as possible.
dolphins is in a great location, close to all amenities,with just a short stroll to town.
we had a great time and would not hesitate to stay their again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank ginny m
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

This motel is neat, clean and well located. It is just a 5-10 minute walk to town (depending on how fast one walks) and there is also a convenience store right next door for food and drinks. We found the room had everything we needed, a clean bathroom, kitchenette (with fridge, microwave, kettle and dishes to make simple meals) and comfortable beds. We could park our car right outside the room which made hauling luggage and bits and bobs easier. The managers were also helpful and pointed us in the direction of places we needed to find. We really enjoyed our stay in Byron because we chose to stay somewhere down to earth but perfectly clean, comfortable and convenient which allowed us to spend more on dinners out and a bit of shopping.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jacqueline H
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Nice place to stay in Byron Bay. Lovely clean rooms and bathrooms, and especially comfortable beds. Great price for such a popular beach resort. Easy walk to the shops and beach and delicious food right next door serving scrumptious burgers!
Would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Lee V
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Property: Dolphins
Address: 32 Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 32 Hotels in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dolphins 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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