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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

Planula is a wonderful place to stay if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful location away from the buzz of Byron. Linda and Phil are very welcoming and hospitable and ensure you stay is everything you want it to be. at just several km's outside of town the accomodation is within easy reach of Byron by bike or taxi... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

You couldn't find a nicer , more friendly host and hostess than Linda and Phil. The muffins were to die for and far surpassed those bought at a down town cafe. I couldn't wait for the 2nd breakfast! Clean comfortable suite and a large kitchen for all guests to use. Close enough to the beach and shops but far from... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

Was just such a great place to stay... we booked for two nights and couldn't leave so stayed a third! Might have had something to do with the freshly baked muffins for breakfast each morning. Planula is small with only a handful of rooms but each have their own uniquely designed privacy. At first I was a touch nervous about... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2012

had most excellent stay here for one night - clean bright rooms and fresh sheets and stuff; room is spacious enough, and there's a groovy bay window seat platform thing which was fun. bathroom/ shower was nice and water is hot! can't compare it to anything cause i haven't really stayed anywhere like it. heaps of timber (construction), and in... More 

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Sydney
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

5/5 on all criteria. The retreat has a supply of mozzie coils and aerogard, and my sis brought her own repellent, so mozzies are NOT a problem, like I expected them to be. Great location..close enough to all the action, without the noise. Hot water a godsend after a long day. Nicely designed, clean rooms. Communal kitchen and lounge are... More 

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1 Thank Jac W
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

We had a great stay! The staff couldn't be friendlier, the hot tub is amazing, breakfast and juice included. Will stay again!

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sydney
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

This place is so good. I've been annually at Easter for the last 3 years. Tim and Wandy are fabulous hosts. The guest house is separate from the main house, and has 5 very comfortable guest rooms - all with at least double accommodation (or can be adjusted to suit families or twin beds) and ensuite. There is also a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Great accomodation if your looking for something basic. Breakfast was not overly extensive but the fresh baked bread in the mornings was delicious. A beautiful location set in the bushes and only a very short (3min) drive to town. The hosts are fantastic people who will do anything and go out of their way to help you have a fantastic... More 

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Reviewed 10 March 2012

If you're making the effort to travel to Australia you really need to try things which you wouldn't normally do on holiday. Staying at the Planula Retreat offers exactly that, something completely different, something away from the ordinary. This is not your typical 4 star hotel with sea views, heated swimming pools, repetitive food and over priced drinks.This is bed... More 

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Surrey
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

We stayed here in january 2012 and found the property to be tranquil but quite remote and therefore quite a distance from Byron bay town centre. Although we enjoyed our stay here we found it quite expensive (£160.00) a night for a shared house. We enjoyed the bike hire and the bbq which is available to guests as well as... More 

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

Planula is a wonderful retreat just over 3 kilometres away from the centre of Byron Bay. This means that even at busy times we can still offer our guests a relaxing get-away a short car drive or 10 minute bike ride away from the excitement of Byron Bay. As mentioned in the review these guests stayed in January which is... More 

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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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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $171 - $282 (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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