We booked the Belongil Penthouse for a girls weekend away. The unit had a double lockup garage, a double room with ensuite, a twin room and a fold out sofa bed in the media room.
Nicely presented, however a number of things ensured that this room was not value for money.
At $700 per night, expectations were high. Entering the unit, by walking under the stairs of the unit above, the entry way had not been cleaned with insects and spiderwebs near the door. As you enter the unit, the wall paint has clearly over time been worn away and when the light hits the wall you can see old water trails down the paint.
The master bedroom was nice, but upon our arrival we noticed that one of the bars on the window shutters was broken, and obviously so - a cleaner should have noticed this. Also the master bedroom had a queen, I would have thought at this level, kings were standard. The media room contained the the sofa bed, however had no blinds, both a problem as a media room and an additional bedroom. It also had a smaller tv then the lving room not quite sure what qualified it as a media room except being able to call it such to sound more lush. The whole room orientation was not layed out for this use either, for if sitting on the couch to watch the television, one
The main lounge, dining and kitchen were open and very presentable. The couch was comfortable. The dining table was spacious The kitchen was ok and moderatley equipped.
The air con in the unit was moderatly ineffective and made a noise - I suspect it needs a service.
The pool and out door area was unuseable sadly as we attended on a wet weekend and whilt a lot of it is undercover there were more mosquitos then we could deal with and the pool had some local residents - a number of frogs and toads. This pool is really on a small lap pool nothing more - only one person at a time could swim here.
This unit could have been great. The rain is out of their control but a number of other things could have been done to lift this from average and over priced to great.
Things that could have been better, clean and with out breakages, the provision of a coffee machine\fruit bowl\welcome bottle of champagne. A carton of milk. Not just a couple of small 15ml long life containers but actual milk, curtains in the media room/extra bedroom, Citronella candles or bug zappers outside. FULL FOXTEL.
There is a cafe outside that does nice food, and a cab to Byron costs $12-15
So in all, this apartment was nice and my gripes may seem petty, but at $700 a night, I believe I have earned that right.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled amongst the peaceful settings of Belongil Beach, East on Byron is the new style of holidaying in Byron Bay. It is positioned directly opposite the beach and is just a short 15-minute stroll to the town centre. Two acres of naturally landscaped gardens frame a billabong pool. Stunningly appointed and generous in size, these 2 and 3 bedroom villas are set in the most secluded of settings. Perfect for families, groups and couples looking for a relaxed beach vacation. ... more less
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