Paradise One Retreat.
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Paradise One Retreat.

139 Newes Rd Byron Hinterland, Coorabell, New South Wales 2479 Australia
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Peppers Coorabell Retreat is an intimate rainforest retreat set in the Byron Bay Hinterland on NSW's far north coast. With deluxe accommodation in charming cabins, you'll find the perfect escape to relax, rejuvenate and be pampered whilst still being able to enjoy the distinctive beach atmosphere and lifestyle of one of the most popular seaside destinations in Australia, Byron Bay.
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Soosie999 wrote a review Apr 2014
Fremantle, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked Paradise One because of the beautiful photos of the forest and our choice was completely rewarded. This is an alternative resort so don't expect a slick corporate experience - it is no longer owned or run by Peppers (thank heavens!). It is run by a group of people who are offering an alternative to the norm.

Firstly the place is completely relaxed, yet we experienced professional service from check in to check out. Our room was a clean and well appointed, private cabin nestled into the trees. There is no alcohol sold so therefore no mini bar. BYO is absolutely NO problem and much cheaper than overpriced drinks from either a bar or mini bar fridge.

The resort is also meat free - my carnivore husband grimaced at first but was completely won over when presented with the amazing Japanese/Chinese vegetarian spread. Food is served communally and shared amongst guest and staff alike - which made for very interesting and varied conversation.

Given the chance I would have moved into this place, from the morning chorus from awaking birds through to their good night serenade we were completely relaxed and rejuvenated. A true paradise on earth.
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Date of stay: April 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SereneSeahorse wrote a review Jul 2013
Lismore, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I spent the night of our anniversary here. We got the package with dinner, breakfast and lunch and admission to the nearby Crystal Castle which I thought was a great deal for the $385. It was a lovely spot in the forest with a creek you can swim in, lovely pool and spa and fine dining in a gorgeous restaurant. The masseuse we booked to come to our room was very good. The only down side to our experience was the room. It was clean and comfortable but not up to the standard I was expecting from Peppers. It was more like a good 3 star room. Not up to the standard of the Restaurant feel and décor.
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Date of stay: August 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Granadi11a wrote a review Jul 2012
Sydney, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent the most wonderful week escaping from all the stresses of the hectic city grind at Coorabell Retreat. The charming property is set on a beautiful creek - complete with platypuses, private cabins look out over the valley, tons of peace and quiet and all the fresh air you can breath. The Restaurant was amazing - warm friendly and inviting - great wines and a fabulous chief whose food made you feel you were in a trendy brasserie in Melbourne with his stunning take on nouveau cuisine infused with local produce - every mouthful bringing a new taste sensation.
The staff were fantastic - friendly and informative - and as I told them, I will be back - feel I have found my perfect retreat... thanks Coorabell for being there
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Date of stay: July 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Cascadatextiles wrote a review Mar 2013
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I needed a well earned break so chose Peppers for its brand and also the location which is beautiful. This is the one star rating I give it.
The rooms were more like a 2 - 3 star accommodation. Very basic and mouldy smell.
Chef did not turn up for breakfast.
They had run out of various product for the evening meal the night before.
We were not ready to vacate our room by 10 am each morning, so did not have the room cleaned for 2 days.
We will never stay with Peppers again.
No apology. No remuneration. Not good enough Peppers!
My advice - DO NOT STAY. For the amount of $$ there is no value what so ever!
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Date of stay: March 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FoodieObsession wrote a review Jul 2012
Greater Sydney, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm not sure how the company decided that 'retreat' would be the best word for this venue. Glorified camping may be a bit better. You know that feeling when you walk into a room and thinkg - 'oh dear, how will we make it 4 days in this!?' I assumed warm, rustic lodge feel, comfy robes, huge bed, awesome shower. What we got was Cabin with a mini fridge.

For $250, you get a really nice view. Not amazing, to die for, OMG - but ok, there's some pretty trees by a river in the hinterland. Breakfast was lovely - simple and really tasty, continental although cooked to purchase would have been welcome as well.

As per previous comments, everything was dirty. Dirty duvet, bedding wasn't changed at all during a 4 night stay, mouldy shower, ants in a bag of crisps within hours of opening them, thin aged towels.

Upon booking I mentioned that it was my birthday during our stay. Also learning that no one was staying at the resort during multiple nights in our stay - I thought some small attempt might be made but apparently repeat customer visits aren't exactly a high priority.

When we checked out - we were told "Oh it would have been nice to have you here yesterday as we had local musicians and our very popular tapas menu." Good to mention at check out vs. a day in advance so we knew about it.

BEYOND disappointed [again] with Peppers and will finally give up trying to find a fab one.
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Date of stay: June 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TripFanatic1 wrote a review Feb 2009
Brisbane
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed at many a Peppers so the reputation somewhat lent itself to the decision to stay here. However, I would not class this as a Peppers. The rooms are very very very basic, the musty smell is overwhelming, the cleanliness is very poor and the facilities just plain two star for the price you pay. The service from beginning to end was embarassing, no one seemed to know what they were doing and it showed. They were bordering on rude when we checked out as we'd been given a free bottle of wine at dinner only for the receptionist wanting to charge us for it or have us give it back at checkout! Unbelievable. The location is pretty and the grounds peaceful, the deck overlooking the grounds is lovely but not enough of a reason to go. Don't bother.
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Date of stay: September 2008
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Antsuz78 wrote a review Jun 2012
Brisbane, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I'll start with the positives which won't take long from our 2 night stay. The location of this 'retreat' is great, in the Byron Hinterland and is very quiet and secluded. It was easy to find and we stayed in a stand alone cabin. There appeared to be some rooms that were interconnecting. We were told we had the best room in the place, and I assume this comment related to the view, which was lovely. Even though it rained the entire time we were there this didn't affect our review as we were more than happy to do nothing and have a rest.
Now the negatives: the big one for me was cleanliness. Our bedspread had massive red stains all over it, and also hairs. One of the towels also had hairs on it and there was hair on the floors in the lounge and toilet, There was mould in the shower and hair. I wondered if the room had even been cleaned. Two of four mugs were dirty so we washed everything. It had been awhile since the blankets had been cleaned.
The other big negative was the lack of information provided. Usually there is a compendium with info on what is available to guests. There was nothing in our room and so I make the next comments based on the fact that if the facility was available no one told us: there was no DVD player, no phone or internet service, no books or games, no electric blankets (it was FREEZING while we were there) and the TV reception was intermittent. There was a heater in the bedroom but it was too noisy to have on while you slept.
Next was the restaurant - we had a 2 course dinner included in our room rate and breakfast. All the food was incredibly disappointing. The entree of cold tomatoes and cheese smothered in raw onion was terrible. The main of snapper was so so tiny I couldn't believe they called it a main. The dessert of flourless chocolate cake tasted like a square of cocoa powder that disintegrated in your mouth. And for the price it was just terrible value. I've eaten many gorgeous meals at hotels, and these were the size of a meal in a 7 course degustation. Also, we paid $110 extra for the 2 course meal. If we had just paid the room rate it would have been cheaper to order straight from the menu. The breakfasts were bland - the first day was slightly better with croissants and banana bread, but the second day was Helgas bread, cereals, fruit and some pastries. The advertised 'homemade breads' didn't make an appearance.
We paid top dollar to stay here, and were left bitterly disappointed. This property could learn so much from a Spicers retreat. My husbands pet hate was the day bed which was the only lounge chair to sit on - it was so uncomfortable for two people to share. The general decor was really motel style and just outdated and felt unclean. The shower was so small there wasn't even room to shave your legs!! There was no microwave which would've been great as it is a fair drive to any food, and the restaurant wasn't open on the Sunday night after 6pm. There was a door in the bedroom with glass in it which didn't have a blind or curtain so the light came straight in early in the morning. Just stupid design for a bedroom.
On checkout I mentioned to the lady that the torch in our room wasn't working, and that the bedspread had stains all over it. She nodded and agreed that she knew about that. When I mentioned the hairs she said 'oh that's disgusting' - no apology. I think it's disgusting that if you know a bedspread is stained all over with some red substance that you wouldn't just put it in the bin. Overall I felt the staff member didn't really care. Also, on our first day I asked for our room not to be serviced during our stay as we had computer equipment and there was no safe in the room. I was looked at like an alien and on checkout was referred to as the 'one that didn't want us to service the room'. It was the first trip anywhere in the world that all I wanted was to go home after the first night. I felt anything but relaxed. I would never go back and would never recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ness_08 wrote a review Jan 2012
Brisbane
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Peppers Coorabell in December, taking advantage of one of their great mid week deals which included a two course dinner for two.

On arrival we were greeted by the wonderful Paul who made our stay very memorable and enjoyable. The cottages are well equipped and comfortable and the views lovely. The highlight of our stay was most definitely the three course dinner we had at the restaurant, Wilsons by the Creek. This was some of the best food we have eaten anywhere in Australia. What an amazing, hidden gem!

We used the pool facilities, and although the spa wasn't working during our stay, we enjoyed the swim. And as it was quiet we were lucky enough to have the pool facilities to ourselves - perfect for me who is learning to swim! There are platypus down in the creek, but unfortunately we were unable to spot any during our stay.

Breakfast was continental - but a very high quality continental with beautiful muesli and yoghurt, fresh fruit and pastries. The gluten free muesli was spectacular! Thanks guys. I would definitely stay again - next time for longer.
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Date of stay: December 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Everywhere is good in this place!
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bajanative wrote a review Mar 2011
San Diego
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first choice was the Byron at Byron Bay, but it was completely booked during our stay and our Qantas representative recommended Peppers Coorabell Retreat.
We drove from Hunter Valley to Byron Bay- and our GPS got us lost. The area has no cell phone reception or very poor reception. Because of this, the GPS went crazy sending us to residential areas and off the normal path. So I suggest to call ahead and get directions from the front desk- DO NOT RELY ON YOUR GPS!
We stayed at cabin #13- it was very nice and roomy- the bed was comfortable! The room was equipped with umbrella, insect repellant, refrigerator, sink, dishes. It had a comfortable sitting room and balcony as well.
Our rate included breakfast- it was very good: fresh fruit, yogurt and frittatas- arrive early for a better selection.
We also, ate dinner at the hotel and the food was excellent, the restaurant was very romantic- if weather permits, eat at the balcony and try the chai latte. The staff was very helpful and courteous.
On a down side- there is no cell phone reception in the property. The manager told me that a WIFI router would be available at the restaurant in the mornings, but that never occurred. I was completely disconnected from the world during my stay.
The jacuzzi was not working while we were there- that was a disappointment. And the hotel did not have a fitness room
We ventured off to Byron Bay during the day- it is a 20 minute drive through windy roads- totally worth it! If you are not familiar with the area or driving on the left side of the road be careful!!!
We were able to rent sunshades at Byron Beach- do so and wear plenty of sun block!
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Date of stay: March 2011
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GR8FUN wrote a review Oct 2007
Brisbane, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrival: We arrived a couple of hours early so were not surprised to find the room still being made up. To their credit a quick phone cal to housekeeping and we were advised that the room would be available within 15 min. We made our way up after 20 min to find a very clean and made up room. The check in staff were friendly and proficient.

Location: We didn’t have any trouble finding our way here. The only turn off which could be easily missed (in the dark) was the right turn off Coolamon Scenic Drive. You really have to keep a good eye out for the small blue sign on the left hand side of the road. The resort is in a very picturesque valley. Lots of trees, a large lawn area that the main restaurant overlooks which leads down to a creek and small billabong, where apparently there are platypus. The whole resort is well laid out, surrounding a fairly large orchard.

Accommodation: Of the two types of accommodation, we stayed in a suit (17). It was probably one of the better positioned rooms, only being surpassed by suit 15 for privacy. Timber floors throughout the living areas with beige painted walls and a contemporary country feel, with a large balcony, the ambiance was fantastic and very relaxing. The shower had a good spray, lot’s of pressure and steaming hot water. The bed and pillows were very comfortable, firm but not hard. The only complaint was the noise and swaying the room encountered when the neighbours walked around their unit. Due to the design of the suits, two suits per building and sharing the same timber floor, you could hear every footstep the people next door took. We could also hear their TV at one stage, over the top of ours. The one good aspect of the design was that the master bedroom did not share a common wall with theirs, so it was quiet there. Suites are essentially two units sharing the same roof and floor within one building. Suites with a view of a valley are numbered 3&4, 6&7, 8&9, 10&11. Suites 14&15 and 17&18 have a view of rain forest (The trees are right up to the building (except for room 18)). The lodges are numbered 2 and 5 with a view of the valley, 12 and 13 in the middle of a garden area and 16 with a view of the forest.

Food: We had continental breakfast each morning and diner on one of our two nights. Breakfast consisted of a few cereal choices, a couple of types of yoghurt, toast, croissants and muffins. All very fresh. With diner, there were plenty of choices for each coarse. We had the leek tarts for the entre, and a steak and Fish of the day for mains. Both were cooked perfectly and tasted very good. With a very reasonably priced bottle of wine it was a very enjoyable experience.

Service: The staff were friendly and attentive. Checking In and Out was very efficient and friendly. The wait staff in the morning looked a little rushed off their feet and at night as though they didn’t have quite enough to keep themselves occupied but then this at least meant we were well looked after.

Overall: It was a very pleasant weekend away, something I’d do again, only I’d pay the extra and stay in one of the Lodges, either No 2 for a valley view or 16 for a forest view, depending on how we felt.
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Date of stay: October 2007
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ChiaraPel90 asked a question Oct 2018
London, United Kingdom7 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi. Do you provide towels? Thanks
Ness_08 wrote a tip Jan 2012
Brisbane10 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everywhere is good in this place!"
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Ian M wrote a tip Jan 2012
Sydney, Australia7 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask if your room can overlook the creek............but any rooms are good."
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Damian_Sillars wrote a tip Dec 2011
Kingscliff, Australia14 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are very good, interconnected with privacy for both couples or couple and kids. All rooms are very quiet though as it's a rainforest area."
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Traveloscopy wrote a tip Dec 2011
Adelaide, Australia251 contributions197 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are appointed the same, so just choose your proximity to the main building as you wish."
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Paradise One Retreat.?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Paradise One Retreat.?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Paradise One Retreat.?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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