Georgia Hopkins

The Sunseeker Byron Bay

"‘80s brick motel nostalgia with a retro LA aesthetic"

The Sunseeker Byron Bay Welcome to The Sunseeker

Welcome to The Sunseeker

The Sunseeker Byron Bay A sunny welcome

A sunny welcome

The Sunseeker Byron Bay Design perfection

Design perfection

The Sunseeker Byron Bay  Every little detail

Every little detail

The Sunseeker Byron Bay Enough said

Enough said

The Sunseeker Byron Bay  The Sunseeker Suite

The Sunseeker Suite

The Sunseeker Byron Bay Tile city

Tile city

The Sunseeker Byron Bay Super sunny sofa by the Dusty Road

Super sunny sofa by the Dusty Road

The Sunseeker Byron Bay Happy to holiday here

Happy to holiday here

The Sunseeker Byron Bay Jungle poolside vibe

Jungle poolside vibe

The Sunseeker Byron Bay Tropical Tiki bar situation

Tropical Tiki bar situation

The Sunseeker Byron Bay Family-friendly cabins

Family-friendly cabins

The Sunseeker Byron Bay The cute lil shop

The cute lil shop

The Sunseeker Byron Bay Barefoot and happy

Barefoot and happy

The Sunseeker Byron Bay Get your coffee fix here

Get your coffee fix here

The Sunseeker Byron Bay All the pretty things

All the pretty things

The Sunseeker Byron Bay  Detail, detail, detail

Detail, detail, detail

The Sunseeker Byron Bay Until next time

Until next time

The Sunseeker Byron Bay An 80s brick motel done right

An 80s brick motel done right

Highs & Lows

  • The focus on local — everything at The Sunseeker, from the furniture to the food, is sourced locally.

  • The super friendly welcome (thanks Bec and Fran).

  • The complimentary, help-yourself, chilled, ambient or sparkling water available at the Tiki bar water station. There’s also an old-school ice machine in the walkway.

  • The rancho relaxo kidney-shaped pool.

  • The color and texture of The Dusty Road’s furniture throughout.

  • The cute shop with its sun-seeking holiday souvenirs.

  • The e-bikes, which are coming soon.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    A reimagined '80s brick motel with a retro LA vibe

  • Vibe

    Barefoot holiday mode

  • Location

    Just a smidgen out of town, but perfectly so

  • Rooms

    12 hotel-style rooms and 6 family-friendly bungalows

  • Pre-Arrival & Arrival Experience

    Relaxed, sunny and warm

  • Future Forward

    The Sunseeker revitalized the hotel in the most sustainable and eco-conscious way they could — with a firm but simple respect for nature at the heart of everything they do. Some examples include the custom terrazzo bench tops made from recycled concrete found in landfills; the jagged paved entrance made with salvaged tiles from old rooms; 82 solar panels and 27kWh system powering the hotel; the 3 x 15,000-liter water tanks which service the pool and garden, and the 3,000-liter water tank for each bungalow; recycled timber is used throughout; hemp is used to insulate the bungalows and so much more

  • Music

    Holiday beats

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    A big bunch of talented creatives in the Byron Shire — artists, craftspeople, makers, designers and fantasists. An incredible clash of color, texture and form

  • Health & Wellness

    Surfboards and bikes (both pedal and electric) will soon be available to rent. There are complimentary scooters and skateboards on offer for the kids (as well as a nature inspired playground, a trampoline, and basketball hoop). They've installed educational planter boxes and Subpods™, which grow all of the special plants and garnishes for their cocktails, and a special beehive from Flow® where kids can tap honey straight from the hive without opening it or disturbing the bees

  • Food

    No restaurant, but guests can order baskets from Bay Grocer down the road (amazing food). Each room is stocked with a minibar full of delicious snacks and drinks

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    The poolside Tiki bar is the perfect place for an arvo cocktail or snack

  • Minibar & Retail

    A super impressive minibar can be found in each room showcasing a perfectly considered mix of local brands — we love the Jilly’s wine, Mayde Tea, Mindful Foods’ Teriyaki Munchies, Loco Love Chocolates and the rest

  • Accessibility


  • Pet Friendly


  • Children

    Yes. Your kids are not only welcome, they’re doted on

  • Price

    Superb value

  • Website

    Visit website

The Sunseeker Byron Bay

The Sunseeker Byron Bay

Byron Bay Road, Bangalow NSW, Australia

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