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Waves Byron Bay

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very nice and clean place, very large bathroom and spacious room. In July it is quite cold so no swimming and no surfing but we took a walk up to the lighthouse. Staff very kind in fact, even if the reception closed in winter at 18, they waited us until 18:30.

Waves is quiet, comfortable and well situated, aone minute walk to the beach and easy walk to great dining places. There are beach towels etc to borrow for no extra charge and muffinsapples and coffee included for breakfast. The coffee machine has been upgraded and makes an excellent coffee and the muffins are great on Monday but that is the only day they are fresh, by the end of the week they are well past their best. The same can be said for the carpet in our room which I don't think has been replaced in the ten years we have been staying there. That said there is nowhere else we would stay in Byron.

Two nights here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Right by the beach but away from the crowds. We paid for a suite and it was worth it. Massive room, massive bathroom and great balcony. The free small breakfast was enough to stop us pigging out elsewhere and the lady on reception was very friendly and helpful.

Waves is a nice little hotel. The room we stay was spacious. It could easily fit up to six people. With two sofa beds and one queen size bed. The bathroom is another plus well designed and layed out. For food and ths beach it's an easy walk just a few hundred meters to the restaurant strip and the beach is almost on your door step. Overall Waves at Byron Bay very good. One downside is the price its a little high. but we stayed over the busy Christmas/New year School hoilday period.

Stayed for one night, place is still excellent, check in is quicker, undercover security car parking with lift access, very clean rooms, stocked mini bar, 3 minute walk to the main beach of Byron Bay, rooms have their own air con unit which is good for summer. Good modern accommodation.

Excellent location, very helpful staff, room and amenities were fantastic for what we were looking for and we had a wonderful twin night stay. The undercover parking and internal access through the lift was helpful as it rained on the day we were leaving. Everything we needed as in beach and restaurants and cafes were all within a short walking distance.

This was our first stay at Waves. Very very average service and communication. We booked for 3 adults for one night, we only received two towels so I had to share a towel with my sister as reception had closed by the time I showered. I must admit the room was clean. When first entering the room(room 2) I went to use the toilet and the door rail fell out of the track, when flushing the toilet the toilet flusher was broken, we told a staff member and she told us she has ordered a new button for the toilet.. Good to know but it didn't help that we couldn't flush the toilet properly. I then went out and told reception and she said she would let someone know and they would fix it. Still waiting... no one ever fixed it. (The whole button had fallen out and we had to hold the plastic and pull up the button in the compartment). The pull out sofa bed was on a lean and felt like I was going to fall into the couch. Upon checking out we weren't asked how our stay was, just handed the keys over and left. Probably wouldn't go back unless it was my last option.

This is our second visit to the Waves.. We really love the location, just one street away from the main hub of Byron. The room was clean, and the little court yard with water feature was really nice. We would book here again.

This is a great spot away from the centre but close enough to be walking distance to everywhere. Clean studio room with fridge table couch. Lots of room and nice and quiet. Parking too which is a real bonus

Great location, friendly staff, large spacious & clean room (Boutique King), great shower, and car parking underneath. All up would highly recommend! Possibly a little on the pricier side, but could have been because I was staying there for the weekend of Splendour in the Grass.

35 Lawson Street Byron Bay NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located within a mile (2 km) of Captain Cook Lookout, Waves Byron Bay is within 2 miles (3 km) of Wategos Beach. This 20-room, 4-star motel has in-room conveniences like balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. It's also near Cape Byron Lighthouse and Byron Bay Golf Course.


For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Waves Byron Bay's 20 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes.

Property features

Waves Byron Bay features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. This beach motel also has a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Deluxe Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

State Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Waves Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3


King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 323 reviews