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Wollongbar Motel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Chose it on location and reviews. Weren't disappointed. Very clean, great location only a few minutes walk to 100's of shops, private beach access. No meals but plenty of nearby options. Very large bathrooms. Good parking. Would return.

We were in an upstairs room very quiet and loads of parking.A short walk to the main street and beach at the back of motel.House keeping needs attention ,sheets had marks on them pity ruined the experience.Beds comfy and bathroom spacious.Reception lady outstanding!

Although the motel is older than some that are nearby, it is extremely well maintained. The rooms are generous with large bathrooms. The shower was walk in and used a shower curtain so it would be suitable for disabled access. Foxtel and internet wifi were free. The pool area was large with BBQ facilities and plenty of tables and chairs. The room was very clean as were the rounds.

The location is fantastic, 10 minute walk (max) to the main shopping and restaurant precinct, and motel has direct access to a lovely beach. Staff are very friendly and helpful, and offer really great extras such as trays with BBQ utensils, oil, paper towel etc, plus other extras such as beach towels and kids' beach toys. That's all great. But, the housekeeping left a lot to be desired. On the days the linen wasn't changed, bed making consisted of just pulling the blanket over the top of the messy bed, the bathroom wasn't cleaned well and although we were there for five nights, the floor wasn' t vacuumed once. We are clean and neat people around the house, but the room still looked very much worse for wear when we left due to poor housekeeping. We will give it another try next time we are in Byron Bay, in the hope the deficiencies have been rectified, as it does have so many positives.

Posting guidelinesSubmit Alan We go to Byron bay every year (from Brisbane) and almost every year we stay in this hotel. We like it because is close to the beach and everything is ok. Well almost everything ok with few minor issues. 1) The internet reception is quite poor but this is something that is common with every other hotels so what to do? 2) the carpet look old and smell a little bit. Not a big big deal but it would be nice if the management look after this issue.

The accommodation is very dated. Bed cover smelt although bed was comfortable. We overheard a couple checking in before us and they were told a nightly rate which was considerably less than we paid thru It was not apparent that there were different room standards. It was difficult to park because of the number of vehicles in place when we arrived (at 4pm). Room was cold and the aircon seemed ineffective. Would not stay again.

Stayed for 2 weeks while trying to find permanent accom. Staff were all very kind and we felt well looked after. As we were staying for a while, they provided us with hot plates, pans, cooking utensils, oil/salt/pepper etc to avoid having to eat out every meal. There was also the gas BBQ outside which we commonly used. Staff were keen to help with anything we needed. Room was very spacious and huge bed. Location is perfect! A 5 minute walk into centre of town and a back gate that goes directly onto main beach/the wreck. Was ideal as we didn't have a car initially. The only improvement would be the range on the wifi, it was a bit temperamental in the room, but worked well by the pool.

Apparently under new management, we found the motel to be ideal for our needs. It is located very close to the town centre yet far away enough not to have noise from night venues. A track leads from the back of the property out onto the beach. The room was amazingly spacious and you could have held a small party in the bathroom! The room was clean and the bed was comfy. What more can you ask for?

My 16 year old daughter and I enjoyed 2 great nights. The motel was clean and centrally located. We checked in after hours with no problems after a long day traveling. Upon check out we chatted with a really lovely man who genuinely sought our feedback. Thank you for your hospitality and a lovely few days

My experience with this motel is pretty sad – they charged me twice by mistake (two rooms instead of one), refused to admit the mistake. I had to fight my way through Agoda and Booking to get my money back. Hotel never apologised which makes me question their managements moral integrity. While this is not directly related to accommodation quality, management style matters (especially in tourism industry) and I hope some users find this review helpful.

19-21 Shirley Street Byron Bay NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Located within a mile (2 km) of Captain Cook Lookout, Wollongbar Motel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Wategos Beach. This 3.5-star motel welcomes guests with 23 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also near Cape Byron Lighthouse and Tallow Beach.


Wollongbar Motel's 23 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free local calls, ceiling fans, and desks.

Property features

Guests of Wollongbar Motel enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and an arcade/game room. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Family Room

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Standard Family Room

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Twin Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 169 reviews