The Lord Byron is a great hotel to base yourself in and wind down whilst you discover and enjoy the famous hippie surf town of Byron Bay on Australia’s East Coast! The Lord Byron is a luxurious mid-range priced boutique hotel that just oozes boho luxe vibes. And with just over 30 rooms, the hotel never feels crowded and there is always space at the pool, even on busy sunny days! The Lord Byron is perfect for any type of traveller – whether you’re travelling as a family, looking for a romantic getaway, celebrating a special occasion with friends or you’ll be travelling as a solo/business traveller.
THE LORD BYRON HOTEL – BYRON BAY
The Lord Byron Hotel is situated in a really convenient location in Byron Bay – within a stone’s throw from plenty of cafes and restaurants, as well as a large Woolworths supermarket and a bottle shop within a couple of minutes walk.
Whilst The Lord Byron is located in the heart of Byron Bay, with palm trees and lush foliage surrounding the hotel, you honestly feel in a secluded tropical paradise! Despite being near the action, The Lord Byron is located in a quieter area of town slightly away from the bars and so you can’t hear the noise from nightlife entertainment venues, which is certainly appreciated when you have an early start or want to head up to Cape Byron Lighthouse for sunrise!
The beach is within easy walking distance (a 10 minute walk) of The Lord Byron Hotel, and you pass by some lovely boutique clothing shops and restaurants along the way.
THE LORD BYRON HOTEL – BYRON BAY
Swimming Pool & Spa:
The Lord Byron Hotel has a lovely outdoor swimming pool and hot tub spa, with plenty of sun loungers and complimentary towels. The pool gets lots of sun all day long throughout the day, but if you want to get some shade there are plenty of sun umbrellas to escape the sun. The view is west facing, so you can witness some fantastic sunsets from the pool!
The temperature of both the pool (heated) and the jacuzzi spa were perfect. Both were maintained and looked after by the staff very well and always appeared exceptionally clean.
There is also a full size tennis court out the back, which several guests seemed to enjoy.
In addition, something really unique and one of my favourite parts about The Lord Byron is that they offer complimentary bicycles throughout your stay. The bicycles are so cute with a retro vibe and are of a very high quality. The bikes proved to be so useful during our trip – we used them several times throughout our stay to cycle down to the beach and just ride around town to see some of the best Byron Bay photography spots and to visit the shops.
The bikes come with an easy to use key and a lock so you can chain your bike up safely when you are out. They also come with a rack at the back and the front so you can pop your shopping onto the rack whilst you cycle home from the boutique shops or Farmer’s Market!
Some of the bicycles also have a surfboard holder attached to them, so you can borrow one of the surfboards from The Lord Byron Hotel and go for a surf! These are great added extras included for free, which many hotels will charge for. There are about 15 bikes, so you’re never waiting for one, and there was always plenty spare. Helmets are available and the bikes also have a battery light on them if you will be cycling after dark.
Byron is super easy and fun to cycle around! Parking can be extremely expensive and often limited in Byron Bay, so having free access to the bicycles meant we didn’t need to use our car once during our stay, which was just perfect.
There is a lovely undercover BBQ area and spacious outdoor cabana area – again designed in boho chic style, which you can enjoy when you need shade from the sun or if it starts to rain, or you just need some chill time to yourself!
Whether you’re in your room or by the pool, if you fancy a drink it’s super easy to order drinks with your phone using the contactless Tap And Go system, and the staff bring the drinks out straight away.
There is free undercover parking at the hotel and there were plenty spaces for cars (often a rarity in Byron!), plus checkout is at midday which is a bonus!
The Lord Byron Hotel also had a very spacious lounge room and games room, equipped with many board games where you can enjoy some fun times – again with lovely decor.
The Reception staff are extremely pleasant and attentive and will go out of their way to help you feel welcome. They are available from 8am until 8pm, and in keeping with the rest of the hotel, the reception area was light and airy and decorated in a really nice way. Plus it always smelt so nice as they had some lovely scented candles burning there! It’s the small things like this that really makes the difference!
Just one thing to note – although it is not a problem for the majority of guests, is that there is no elevator at The Lord Byron. Rooms are located up either one or two flights of stairs, so if carrying your suitcase up the stairs will be a problem I would advise you to notify the staff beforehand so they can assist you.
THE LORD BYRON HOTEL – BYRON BAY
The Lord Byron has over 30 rooms in a range to suit many budgets – from Deluxe Queen Suites to 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. All of the rooms and apartments are well presented and have a light and airy feel with boho chic inspired vibes, with half of the rooms overlook the pool area. All of the rooms have slightly different interiors that are individually curated, which just adds to the uniqueness of The Lord Byron!
All the rooms have balconies, a Nespresso machine and a spacious fridge if you want to stock up on anything in the supermarket!
The apartments are particularly great if you are travelling as a family or a group of friends. They are decorated to the highest level of boho chic, are very spacious and have a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook meals if you don’t want to head out for lunch and dinner every day. The apartments are located adjacent to the main building of The Lord Byron so you have a little more privacy!
Deluxe Queen Rooms:
We stayed in one of The Deluxe Queen Rooms – set out like a standard hotel double bedroom, and it was totally sufficient for the two of us. Our stay was very comfortable and the unique hand-selected interiors inside the bathroom and bedroom really made us feel like a lot of care had been taken in designing the property. It was nice to know each room was decorated a little differently and that the whole hotel wasn’t homogenous. It gave the hotel more personality and really made you feel at home.
The TV came with Netflix and all the other channels expected on a Smart TV, so we weren’t stuck with the basic TV channels, which was great for lazy evenings or mornings. Plus, waking up to the view of the pool from our balcony was amazing. If you want to be sure to have a pool view, book one of the Deluxe Queen rooms. The Deluxe Queen/Single rooms face out onto Jonson Street, and whilst it is a lovely street, we are much happier we had a pool-facing view as opposed to the view of the street.
The housekeeping staff were also great making up our room each day and always left the room clean and tidy for us. The beds were comfy, there was complimentary bathroom toiletries, and we were happy to see that the housekeeping staff only replaced used towels that were on the floor so as to help the environment. Sustainable and responsible travel is really important for us and so we were happy to see The Lord Byron was doing it’s best to be environmentally friendly.
THE LORD BYRON HOTEL – BYRON BAY
Byron Bay has since become a very expensive town in Australia and the prices in accommodation reflects this. However The Lord Byron is still very reasonably priced and offers good value for money. Plus if you stay 4 nights or longer you get 10% taken off the price when you book online, which is a great incentive to stay longer!
The Lord Byron Hotel Byron Bay – Summary
The Lord Byron Hotel is a great hotel that offers a very convenient location and excellent amenities. If you are looking for somewhere comfortable, relaxing and reasonably priced, then The Lord Byron Hotel is an excellent option! I would definitely recommend to stay at The Lord Byron Hotel, we had a great time here and we hope to stay again one day – CLICK HERE TO BOOK!
What Else Is There To Do In & Around Byron Bay?
If The Lord Byron Hotel alone hasn’t convinced you that Byron Bay is the perfect holiday destination, check out these things to do around the trendy laid-back town of Byron! Whether you want to relax or want to do different activities each day, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Byron Bay. Byron Bay is a very popular place for all types of travellers, from backpackers and grey nomads to the elite and rich and famous and is a firm favourite on any East Coast Australia NSW road trip itinerary! Many people come back to Byron again and again as they just love the energy and good vibes here. There is just something about this place that makes you long to return!
Cape Byron Lighthouse
A must when you are in Byron Bay is to visit Cape Byron Lighthouse – mainland Australia’s most easterly point. As this is the most iconic photo spot in Byron Bay it does get busy, especially at the weekends – but it is most definitely a magical experience! The lighthouse is so picturesque, located ontop of a cliff overlooking the ocean and you can get some fantastic photos here.
Sunrise is a popular time to visit as this is the first place in Australia where you can see the sun rise every day. The view of the sun coming up over the ocean is magical. Sunset is also popular and people often come up here with groups of friends with some food, drinks and music and enjoy the view and the sun disappearing over the hills.
Visit The Pass Or Wategos Beach
Byron Bay is known internationally for it’s epic surf beaches. The Pass and Wategos Beach are firm favourites for surfers to catch waves. If surfing isn’t your thing and you’d prefer to stay on dry land, take a walk up to The Pass from Main Beach to get a lovely view back over Main Beach.
The Pass is an elevated viewing platform and is a lovely place to watch the surfers – plus you can often spots dolphins here too! You can get some lovely pictures of the staircase overlooking the beach, or you can get some looking out over the ocean. If you visit at low tide it will be a lot easier to walk here, whereas if you visit at high tide you’ll need to wade through the water a little to get to the steps!
Halfway between Cape Byron Lighthouse and The Pass is Wategos Beach. Wategos is a beautiful sheltered beach popular with surfers and locals.
Visit The Trendy Boutique Shops, Cafes & Restaurants
There is a lovely atmosphere in Byron Bay with lots of family businesses and start-up companies. There are many lovely boutique clothes stores to wander round, plus there are so many great cafes and restaurants here. As Byron is a free-spirited place, you’ll find many vegan restaurants that offer simply delicious food. We tried out many vegan restaurants during our time here, but our absolute favourite was No Bones.
Kayak With Dolphins or Snorkel With Sharks At Julian Rocks
The marine life in Byron Bay is honestly out of this world. Here at Byron Bay you can kayak with dolphins – which is an incredible experience, or you can go snorkeling or free diving with sharks at Julian Rocks with Wild Byron. Julians Rocks is one of the best snorkeling sites in Australia and one of the best dive sites in the world and it is honestly an incredible experience! During the summer months you can swim with the endangered leopard sharks, and during the winter you can swim with grey nurse sharks. Dolphins, turtles, rays and many unique fish such as clown fish are here year round.
During the months of April to October roughly, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales on their migration – a truly magnificent sight!
Minyon Falls, Nimbin or Crystal Castle Day Trips Into Byron Hinterland
If hiking and swimming underneath waterfalls if your thing, then a trip to Minyon Falls should definitely be on the cards for you. Hike down to the waterfall and swim at the base of the waterfall (100 metres high) before hiking back up and continuing your journey to Nimbin. Nimbin is the hippie and marijuana capital of Australia and is certainly an interesting place – you’ll feel like you’ve walked back into the 1970’s!
Crystal Castle is also located in the Byron Hinterland, and the highlight is the twin amethyst crystals here. These crystals are the largest and most beautiful crystals in the world, from the amethyst fields in Uruguay, standing at a breathtaking 5.5 metres tall. These crystals were created millions of years ago from molten lava flow and are extremely rare, usually hidden deep below the earth’s surface. When they were discovered in 2016 they were transported to Crystal Castle.
Beach Horse Riding With Zephyr Horses
Another totally unique experience in Byron Bay is to go on a horse ride on the beach with Zephyr Horses! The feeling of riding on the sand and your horse wading through the water is simply magical.
This article is sponsored by The Lord Byron Hotel. All views and opinions expressed however are my own.
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