The Sunseeker, Byron Bay
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The Sunseeker, Byron Bay

100 Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481 Australia
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4.5
#1 of 9 motels in Byron Bay
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Sunseeker is an 80’s brick motel nostalgia reimagined (in every way) into a boutique accommodation experience for the modern conscious traveller. Hidden behind the magnificent beaches of Byron Bay, Australia, The Sunseeker is nestled just out of the hustle and bustle of the main town. Beautifully considered rooms, bungalow-style stays, poolside lounging and an abundance of lush, tropical gardens. The Sunseeker blends a thoughtfully curated hospitality experience with mindfully considered design, creating a secluded holiday hideaway for the most discerning traveller.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

100 Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481 Australia
Getting there
Car recommended
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 37 out of 100
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Ballina Byron Airport
20.3 km
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Lismore Airport
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Laura D wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome staff and great value for money over the Christmas break! Everywhere else was 2 or 3 times more!!
We found Sunseekers staff friendly and accommodating in every way. The pool is fantastic with great deck chairs and umbrellas. Rooms are spacious and clean and surprisingly really quiet inside. It’s about a 15-20min walk to the main strip which was totally fine as you can get an Uber cheap enough if you want to. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Crannah10 wrote a review Jan 2023
Southampton
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this hotel as it was one of the cheapest in the area and felt it was great value. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful and the room was clean and tidy. It is situated on a busy road so there is some traffic noise but we walked into town and to the beach with no issue.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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58Green wrote a review Feb 2022
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at The Sunseeker last week of January 2022.
After many months of changing bookings, and re booking it was wonderful to finally be at The Sunseeker. To finally meet the amazing team of Mia, Tilly, Jimmy and the gang (so sorry you were all so kind and friendly and I have forgotten all your names, forgive me) From the minute I entered the reception area I felt at home .Nothing was to much trouble. We stayed in one of the smaller rooms, which was more than comfortable, and the access to the pool perfect, outside the door.
The pool area was for me the highlight, an OASIS, with its surrounding garden and area near by to sit and eat. Cold water on tap and for the little people it was Kiddy heaven, go karts, trampoline and play equipment all there to be played on and enjoyed. Our children live in Byron and now ovoid is behind us (hopefully) we hope to visit very regularly. The Sunseeker is our preferred home away from home.
Thank you look forward to seeing you in March.
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Date of stay: January 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Richard M wrote a review Feb 2021
Sydney, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Had two nights at the Sunseeker after an recommendation. The motel is styled exceptionally well with the rooms having all the modern conveniences. The issue for me was noise and a little lack of care for the price range. Room 4 is located right next to the housekeeping store room so from 10am the staff talking and moving in and out, it was like they’re in the room with you. The pool is out the other side so you hear chatter from all the guests. On top of that they forgot to service my room so after purposely going out I came back to an unmade room. The second night the neighbourhing house had a party and again the conversations that went till 4am made for an unsettling night. This is of no fault of the motel but ruined my stay.
Good things: close to town and nice staff.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Robbie L wrote a review Oct 2022
Sydney, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Noise noise noise !
What a great renovation to the Sunseeker !
Unfortunately the house next door likes to party into the early hours. Booked for 4 nights stayed 2 and had to check out as both nights I got no sleep.
The assistant manager was helpful but the owners declined with a request for a refund.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Melbsfoody wrote a review Mar 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is adorable very Byron Bay! The renovation is true to the real Byron decor.
The service is amazing the lady at reception was very knowledgeable on everything we asked. The rooms were very comfortable and pool area was great. We will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jessicareviews1 wrote a review Dec 2022
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning motel with great service, clean and spacious rooms, and good amenities (e.g. surf boards, electric bikes). The decor is beautiful throughout and the staff went above and beyond during our stay here. We loved every minute.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Lyssa B wrote a review Dec 2010
Brisbane, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I had never been to Byron but had heard many great things. Staying at this place really ruined our trip and if it wasn't for the good times we had outside our stay then our trip here would have surely been tainted. I and 3 friends stayed in the 2 bedroom studio. We drove up from Brisbane after finishing work Friday at 5pm and hit a traffic jam on the highway.

We called the manager to let her know we would be late. From that first moment we called, the rude and disrespectful behaviour started, her tone was pushy and not at all polite and she started accusing us of lying saying she couldn’t hear traffic in the background and alleged that we were not in a traffic jam but had stopped off for a drink!

After trying to reason with her to see if she could leave a key out somewhere, which she said no, she called me ‘rude and condescending’ and threatened me saying ‘If I speak to her like that again we won’t be staying there’. After this we realised what we were in for and tried our best to stay calm and get down there asap. On our arrival we were made to feel unwelcome and inconsiderate.

The next morning we were accused of running around that night at an early hour in the pool area and even a nudie run which is impossible as we were so exhausted from our trip down we had gone to bed by midnight!

This followed a series of run ins with the manager, we continued to feel unwelcome, were spoken too and treated like school children on camp, with a grumpy, mean and tactless manager. She was intrusive, poking her head into our rooms and speaking over the top of us when we spoke, then saying we were speaking back when we asked her to reason.

To top it off when we signed out the final day we were told a $300 bond would be held from our account and put back in if everything was fine, this money was only put back into our account OVER A MONTH LATER, after having to ring, give invoice numbers and persistently ask where out money had gone or what the problem was. Of which there was none that’s why our money was given back.

However it’s this type of unprofessional running of a business that made us realise she could have kept the money as it would be our word against hers, that’s the scary thing and I wouldn’t wish what we went through on anyone.

The people who run this place have NO IDEA how to interact with people, let alone holiday makers just wanting to be left in peace! Do yourself a massive favour and avoid this place at all costs!!
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Date of stay: November 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MargaretShanghai wrote a review Jan 2008
Union, Kentucky
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The “family suite” that we were given would be suitable if you were of a Lilliputian size, but as we are a family of 4 tall Americans it was overly cozy. As you entered the dark (for a purpose) “suite” the so-called full kitchen consisted of a refrigerator and a microwave. There was only one bedroom that was large enough for one double bed and that was the extent of the room – no closet, no art, just some cobwebs hanging around. The other room consisted of a double bed, which served as the viewing area to watch the TV, as there was only a loveseat as the only other piece of furniture. Fortunately it did not rain too much, as there was no table for dining inside the room, only outside of the door.

I do have to admit that the tropical landscaping around the small outdoor pool was nice and hid for the most part the parking lot.
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Date of stay: December 2007
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with family
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DavidBoyd wrote a review Nov 2007
The Entrance
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Totally overpriced for the quality of the room and level of service. The man working at the check out desk was bordering on rude and seemed very unhappy to have to deal with guests. Our room, number 1, was clean but super-basic for the price. It was dark, damp and had very little going for it. For the same price, we stayed in a really nice apartment in Coolangatta so it was such a let down to stay at the Sunseeker Motel when we went to Byron. Would not go again and would only advise people to stay there if they are desperate since finding accommodation in Byron is tricky.
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Date of stay: November 2007
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Jennifer
Sydney, Australia2,339 contributions121 helpful votes
Jan, Thinking a fair walk, thought I saw bicycles for hire at the motel. Also, I would think there’s a bus service. Just my thoughts, hope that helps.
Tony E asked a question Jun 2016
Port Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
I am looking for a double with two single in one room
Answer from Graham manager E
Byron Bay, Australia
Hi Tony, Whilst we don't have an option with 2 x single beds, our Studio with Queen and Single and Cottage with Double and Single both have 2 beds in the one room. These can be viewed on our website. Kind regards, Nigel
Answer from Graham manager E
Byron Bay, Australia
Hi Barbora, My apologies for the delay in contacting, I'm just learning about the message service. We are about 1.5km from the town centre/bus station which is around a 20 minute walk. Public transport is available by the local bus service which is $2.20 per person. If your like me and prefer to make things easy, a taxi is around $8-10. Kind regards, Nigel
Ruth H wrote a tip Jul 2018
Hobart, Australia8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I enjoyed the self-contained cabin"
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scouting_emu wrote a tip Jul 2018
Harrogate, United Kingdom27 contributions12 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"well based on my experience (probably not the norm!) you don't get a promised room"
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Louanne1971 wrote a tip Oct 2017
Perth, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are close to the pool and have garden views"
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Brian J wrote a tip Oct 2017
Batemans Bay, Australia1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No tip required all rooms were close by the pool/BBQ area with sufficient parking at the door."
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chazza05 wrote a tip Jul 2017
Brusbane34 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs, sunny balcony overlooks pool and gazebo"
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PRICE RANGE
$334 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
byron sunseeker hotel bay
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesByron ShireByron Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Sunseeker, Byron Bay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
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Guests can enjoy a poolside bar, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sunseeker, Byron Bay?
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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