Georgia Hopkins

HALCYON HOUSE

with Georgia Hopkins www.itsbeautifulhere.com
  • Where:Cabarita Beach

  • Why:A quick stopover between Noosa + Byron Bay.

  • When:September 2015

  • Who:Sister time.

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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

    • Life Changing

    • Environmental Consciousness

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

    • Refer a Friend

    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.

    • Wifi

      Yes

    • 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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