Georgia Hopkins

HALCYON HOUSE

www.itsbeautifulhere.com
  • Where:Cabarita Beach
  • Why:A quick stopover between Noosa + Byron Bay.
  • When:September 2015
  • Who:Sister time.
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Bikes and hanging lights make us happy.

One of Anna Spiro's fanciful bedrooms (no two rooms are the same).

Pretty perfection.

Breakfast is served.

Even the bikes are adorable.

Paper Daisy's breezy beachy corners.

We have this thing with walls.

Poolside.

Views that go ok.

The Halycon House.

Highs & Lows

  • Friendly service (led by Mauro De Riso, brought over from Italy’s JK Palace in Capri).

  • Fun and inspirational design by Anna Spiro. A color/print/textile heaven.

  • Paper Daisy for “confident coastal cooking in a relaxed environment” by Aussie chef Ben Devlin. Try Ben’s homemade crumpets for breakfast.

  • Proximity to Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    A totally luxe + revamped 1960s Aussie beach hotel.

  • Vibe

    Low-key, but luxury beach vibes.

  • Location

    Cabarita Beach - a little-known Aussie surf town (halfway between the shiny Gold Coast and laidback Byron Bay).

  • Rooms

    21

  • Music

    Chilled in the background.

  • Year Opened

    2015

  • Designed By

    Anna Spiro

  • Pool/Gym

    No (spa treatments on offer though).

  • Restaurant

    Yes, Paper Daisy - one of the hotel’s highlights.

  • Bar

    Yes. The perfect place for an afternoon spritz.

  • Minibar

    Yes, and perfectly curated.

  • Children

    Didn't see any, but would be fine to bring them.

  • Price

    Not super cheap, but worth it.

Grab coffee at Jones and Co. Eat at Fleet. Have a drink at the pub (if it’s a Sunday afternoon).

A day trip to nearby Brunswick Heads

Brunswick Heads, New South Wales

Grab coffee at Jones and Co. Eat at Fleet. Have a drink at the pub (if it’s a Sunday afternoon).

Grab coffee and breakfast at Folk or the Farm. Head up to Doma in the tiny hilly town of Federal for lunch (and some of the best sushi you will ever experience). Drink coconut chill martinis at the Italian. Surf at the Pass or Wategos, and hike up to the lighthouse (the most easterly point of Australia). If you are feeling really adventurous, go looking for Whites Beach…and the waterfalls (there are so many hidden wonders to be found).

A day trip to Byron Bay

Byron Bay, New South Wales

Grab coffee and breakfast at Folk or the Farm. Head up to Doma in the tiny hilly town of Federal for lunch (and some of the best sushi you will ever experience). Drink coconut chill martinis at the Italian. Surf at the Pass or Wategos, and hike up to the lighthouse (the most easterly point of Australia). If you are feeling really adventurous, go looking for Whites Beach…and the waterfalls (there are so many hidden wonders to be found).

And walk along the beach at sunrise and sunset (you may even spot a Great White Shark or two - we did (eek)!

Take bikes from Halcyon House and ride north along the paved bike path along the beach

Cabarita Beach, Australia

And walk along the beach at sunrise and sunset (you may even spot a Great White Shark or two - we did (eek)!

HALCYON HOUSE

Halcyon House, 21 Cypress Cres, Cabarita Beach NSW 2488, Australia

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