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310 Skinners Shoot Rd, Skinners Shoot, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 21/09/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/09/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Skinners Shoot
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Rooms offer magnificent views of Mt Warning and hinterland or in the Studio's you can relax in the large king beds or on the privacy of your own balcony & just soak up the sun in peaceful, tranquil setting's & enjoy outstanding rural views or enjoy the worlds top beaches & restaurants close by.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Polish
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Deb L wrote a review May 2021
Newcastle, Australia118 contributions66 helpful votes
This retreat is just a few minutes drive into the hinterland from Byron. We booked a villa- a large bedroom/ lounge space and lovely huge bathroom. The place is exactly as advertised online, very pretty and tranquil. The outdoor furniture could go with a clean and unfortunately the bath tub in our room was too slippery for me to use. Nevertheless the staff were lovely and the breakfasts beautifully cooked and delicious. The hot tubs had covers on which I couldn’t work out, then I decided it was a bit too cool to use the anyway. I’m sure the staff would have helped but it was after 4pm and that’s when they finish. Highly recommend for people needing time out from everything. Waking up to birds every morning was just what I needed.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Libbi2017 wrote a review Apr 2021
Sydney, Australia25 contributions6 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our stay here. Booked the couples Villa which is beautifully decorated and the bathroom is awesome. Great outdoor area with a swing seat and laid back chairs which was lovely but not very private as it’s overlooked by another room and shares a path with two rooms. The Villa is great but I just wish they’d spaced the rooms out a bit more. It stated the rooms would be serviced every two days but ours was done each day although towels weren’t changed and we ran out of toilet paper once. That said it was still very good and great value for the price! And yes, we would go back!
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Date of stay: April 2021
n9andy wrote a review Mar 2021
London19 contributions10 helpful votes
Byron Bay is a very busy town at times - packed restaurants, traffic queues - but is also very beautiful and staying at Cape Byron Retreat, a five minute drive from town, was a great way to experience the town without being overwhelmed by crowds. The grounds, rooms and living space were smart, stylish and well-maintained. Location was very quiet, peaceful, and I didn't cross paths with many others while staying there - the retreat was full, but the layout gives you lots of privacy if that's what you're seeking. We were in the pool room. The pool is shared, but I didn't see others using it while there - so it was like our own private pool! The outdoor hot tubs had great sunset views over rolling green hills.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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stewartjacks0n wrote a review Mar 2021
Sydney, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
What a wonderful place this is. We just loved listening to the different bird sounds and being visited by the wild peacocks. The views of the hinterland make for such a tranquil setting. We stayed in the self contained bungalow which we found well equipped. The staff are extremely helpful and polite and nothing seemed too much trouble. Would recommend this place if your looking for a place just a short distance from town and yet very peaceful.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sherpa98053 wrote a review Mar 2021
Mosman, Australia4 contributions4 helpful votes
What a find. So close to Byron (4 minutes) yet to peaceful, quiet and tranquil. Beautiful rooms and that breakfast! Great setting and wonderful hosts. So good that we’re going back next week and really looking forward to it.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$120 - US$223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Byron Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Cape Byron Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Lighthouse Trail (5.3 km), Cape Byron Lighthouse (5.7 km), and Wategos Beach (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cape Byron Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a spa, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Cape Byron Retreat?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Cape Byron Retreat?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cape Byron Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cape Byron Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manna Haven, Betty's Burgers, and Chihuahua.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cape Byron Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Cape Byron Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Skinners Shoot.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cape Byron Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Polish.