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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2014

We were travelling down the coast from Brisbane to Sydney and thought we might stop at Byron Bay for an hour to get a coffee and stretch our legs. The atmosphere and scenery are such that we decided to stay for one night. Planula Retreat looked good and we went to check. We are now staying a second night which...

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2Thank John F
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2014

The website for Planula set a pretty high standard before arrival, and I'm happy to say that in reality, this oasis of a B&B exceeded any of my expectations. The downstairs spa room is perfect to unwind in, with both the bedroom and bathroom looking out onto your own private rainforest. You wake to the sounds of Kookaburras and are...

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2Thank DMDigby
planula, Owner at Planula B&B Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We very much enjoyed having you at Planula and hope to welcome you again soon. All the best, Tim & Wandy (owners)

Towcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We have just stayed 2 nights at Planula (3 of us). The owners Tim and Wandy were so helpful, and booked surfing lessons on our behalf. Planula is a place of peace and serenity near to Byron bay. We really enjoyed our stay, the use of the guest kitchen and cosy lounge with log fire was great, and Wandy baked...

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3Thank Jacqueline B
planula, Owner at Planula B&B Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Jacqueline, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. Standing up on a surfboard for the first time is quite a thrill, isn't it and Byron Bay is such a great place to have a go. We very much enjoyed having your family at Planula and hope to welcome you again soon. All the best,...

Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

A nice place to stay, friendly owners. Clean and comfortable. Log fire in the shared lounge. Very well set up kitchen with all you need. Breakfast cooked for you in the morning. And best of all, just off the main part of town. Lovely surroundings and peaceful.

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3Thank Kirsty J
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at Planula Retreat for a three night stay. What an amazing place, set away from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay and tucked away in a lush rainforest setting, we couldn't have asked for more. Hosts Wandy and Tim made every effort to make us feel right at home. Our room was clean...

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planula, Owner at Planula B&B Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review and so great to meet you guys. You are a very fun couple and congratulations again to recently tying he knot! We very much enjoyed having you at Planula and hope to welcome you again soon. All the best, Tim & Wandy (owners)

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 June 2014

What a find in the busy busy Byron Bay! We found Planula a relaxing and quiet retreat in the busy land of Byron Bay, a convenient 3kms from the town centre. The rooms were practical and warm with no TV which was GREAT! The common lounge and kitchen were welcoming with a lovely wooden fire place on the cool damp...

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5Thank BernadetteC2013-4
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 June 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights. We loved it! The location is great, you feel secluded on the property but have the convenience of town only a few kms away. It is very relaxing with the sounds of birds in the trees and a few bush turkeys running around. We were also lucky enough to see a...

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3Thank jemmykate
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 June 2014

I stayed here for 4 nights - Planula is a great place to unwind and get away for some R&R The property is very relaxing and has a cabin feel. It's close enought to Byron to feel included but far enought to escape the business of the nightlife. Wandy made me feel at home and cater to my needs. I...

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2Thank Joanna F
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We stayed at Planula for three nights what a great place to relax and unwind away from the busy day to day grind. The property is relaxing and very comfortable what a great time of year to visit Byron not too many people and the weather was great even warm enough for a swim. Loved the home made muffins and...

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1Thank cvolpato1
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 21 May 2014

The location itself is amazing, and the accommodation is of high quality. To be fair though, it's the service that will see us come back in the future. Wandy and Tim went above and beyond and for that we are truly appreciative. Highly recommended.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Planula Retreat offers beautiful accommodation set on over 50 acres amongst tropical landscaped gardens just over 3km from the centre of Byron Bay. You will love the relaxed atmosphere created in this modern B&B style retreat. We are the only true remaining oasis that close to town! Unwind on the extensive decks around the house overlooking the frog pond and enjoy the lush gardens. How about listening to the birds and frogs over a BBQ at night? Extensive continental breakfasts are included in all rates. FREE wireless fast broadband everywhere. Friendly hosts and great recommendations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Planula B&B Retreat

Address: Lot 1, Melaleuca Drive | PO Box 1753, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Price Range: $166 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Planula B&B Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ask for a garden view room with ensuite.”
 of 5 bubbles Pebbles300188, 6 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Spa room was lovely, big spa overlooking bushland, very quiet with deck from your door”
 of 5 bubbles kels44, 6 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Ask for upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles SimmyDono123, 21 Sep 2014 | Read review
“There are five rooms to suit various groups of travellers. The common lounge area, decks, kitchen/dining and outdoor areas are so comfortable and attractive that the bedroom size is not critical.”
 of 5 bubbles johnfK9872GJ, 10 Sep 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in the downstairs spa room, which was great. Secluded with access to the kitchen and deck.”
 of 5 bubbles DMDigby, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
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