Bay Haven

16 Shirley StreetByron Bay2481Australia
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About Bay Haven

Combining an old character with modern elegance, Bay Haven is a one of a kind, fully renovated traditional whaler's cottage located in Byron Bay.

Four suite types are offered which have their own particular features. Each suite is individually furnished with art prints by local artists and all are equipped with air conditioning, remote control ceiling fans, dim-down lighting, free Wi-Fi, LCD TVs, DVD players with MP3 connection and en suite bathrooms featuring rainfall shower heads.

The property features a Balinese-style garden with barbecue facilities and sun loungers. Beauty treatments, in-house massage and yoga are available on request. Guests booked into the Superior and Grand Suites have spa access. Free on-site parking is available.

Breakfast is offered at a surcharge.

Bay Haven is just minutes’ walk from ‘The Wreck’, one of Byron Bay’s most popular surf beaches, and two-minutes’ walk away from the town centre.


16 Shirley Street, Byron Bay, 2481, Australia
Telephone: +61 6102 56098109 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Short stroll to beach and shops

Centrally located, the hotel is within metres of the beach and just two-minutes' walk from the shops, cafes and restaurants in the town centre. Public transport is also readily accessible and a Woolworth supermarket is 15-minutes' walk away.

Beautiful and modern lodgings

Guests described their rooms as clean, beautifully furnished with modern amenities and comfortable beds. The atmosphere is a peaceful one where guests can relax in their rooms or in the shared areas which are also well presented and maintained.

Hospitable staff

The staff have been described as very friendly, helpful as well as accommodating and willing to provide assistance and make guests feel comfortable.

Negative Reviews

Lack of privacy in a share house layout

Guests warned that the property lacks privacy as the rooms rented are in a house and the common areas and facilities are shared with other guests. The shared lounge is under CTV surveillance which may make some guests uncomfortable. The lounge is also used as a walkway by staff and other guests and the noise of guests entering and leaving the premises throughout the day and night has disturbed those residing in the front rooms.

Smaller than expected rooms

Different sized rooms are offered and guests complained that both the bedrooms and en suite facilities were smaller than advertised, had limited storage facilities are were overpriced for the space and amenities offered.

Strict rules and limited use of facilities

Guests reported that there are strict rules such as the rule that guests are not permitted to have friends enter the premises. Use of the facilities are also limited and only guests staying a particular number of nights are permitted to use certain facilities such as the shared kitchen.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 334 reviews across the web
8 /10
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8 out of 10 based on 334 reviews