Georgia Hopkins

HALCYON HOUSE

  • Where:
  • Why:A quick stopover between Noosa + Byron Bay.
  • When:September 2015
  • Who:Sister time.
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HALCYON HOUSE Bikes and hanging lights make us happy.

Bikes and hanging lights make us happy.

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

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

HALCYON HOUSE Pretty perfection.

Pretty perfection.

HALCYON HOUSE Breakfast is served.

Breakfast is served.

HALCYON HOUSE Even the bikes are adorable.

Even the bikes are adorable.

HALCYON HOUSE Paper Daisy's breezy beachy corners.

Paper Daisy's breezy beachy corners.

HALCYON HOUSE We have this thing with walls.

We have this thing with walls.

HALCYON HOUSE Poolside.

Poolside.

HALCYON HOUSE Views that go ok.

Views that go ok.

HALCYON HOUSE The Halycon House.

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

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

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