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Waves Byron Bay

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

This hotel was the worst I have ever booked! $190 for the night and couch was so dirty and stained, lamp stained, dirty walls. Toilet still had skid marks from previous guest and crumbs on table. Thankfully the receptionist was really nice and understanding and gave us a full refund so we could go elsewhere.

I had a short 3 day stay at Waves. Love big clean room with a garden, friendly service by long time local staff and a comfortable stay but for loud tenants upstairs one night. Great locations in town and a minute's goal from the beach.

An enjoyable time at a nice hotel. The best part was the helpful, friendly and kind assistance provided by Bronwyn, the front of house desk person. Bronwyn is a real credit to this hotel and should be commended. Thank you Bronwyn.

I found the reception staff were very friendly and willing to help when asked. My only complaint was the room we stayed in was not well equipped. Only one bedside lamp, the tv was tiny and there wasn't any information sheet on how to operate the Foxtel channels and no information on what's on at the time or what channel you were watching. It was a rainy couple of days so that was important to us at that time. Aside from that I rate it well.

Our room looked right into another flat across the way. So shades had to be closed for privacy . Felt like a motel . The hotel is well located but has zero hospitality. Very low key place and maybe good for a long term stay if the price was better

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. Also close to this Byron Bay motel are Cape Byron Lighthouse and Tallow Beach.


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% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 318 reviews