Need to know
Before 10am. Check-in is available between 2pm and 5pm (guests planning to arrive after 5pm should contact the hotel for instructions).
Double rooms from $308.57 (AU$450), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates usually include breakfast (paleo granola with organic yoghurt, house-made fruit compote and milk) and a free minibar – topped up daily – to dip into. Rates exclude a credit card surcharge (2 per cent for MasterCard and Visa, 3 per cent for AmEx).
The hotel offers in-room massages and private yoga or surfing lessons; it often runs workshops – miso-making, for example – and hosts artist residencies.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: iPod dock, beeswax candles, Bose bluetooth speaker, free minibar (with chocolate, nuts, local beer and soft drinks), tea- and coffee-making kit, and Kevin Murphy bath products. The Main Master and Main Classic Rooms share the lap pool, gourmet kitchen and living and dining area; they also benefit from free bar items in the main fridge, along with tea- and coffee-making kit in the main kitchen.
Our favourite rooms
The Private Lighthouse rooms are knee-weakeningly lovely, on account of their lashings of space and winsome views; the claw-foot bath tub is another highlight (there’s also a separate shower). The beds used throughout are super comfy; bonus points for all the memorable in-room extras: pot plants, beeswax candles, organic Cultiver linen, Biology Skin bath products, Strangelove drinks and so on.
The small plunge pool within the main house uses a special, low-chlorine water system from Austria, called Grander Water Revitalisation. Water-babies can also get a liquid fix via one of the three Private Plunge Pool rooms.
No need to bring a beach bag or hairdryer: they’re provided.
To keep things relaxed and romantic, the hotel's only open to over-21s.
Very. The hotel uses earth-kind light bulbs and cleaning products; laundry is conscientiously done on-site; local, organic ingredients feature in the breakfasts; there are water tanks and low-VOC paint features on the building. Unused toiletries and food items are donated to the local Byron Bay community kitchen for the homeless. Floors star recycled French oak, finished with a low-toxic USO coating. The pools use an eco-kind water-revitalisation system.