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4.4 out of 5

"Loved the tranquil garden forest bathing and beautiful lighting. Close to Byron but far enough out to be really quiet. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 15 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

At Planula Bed & Breakfast Retreat you'll be within a 20-minute walk of Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve and 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from Main Beach. Highlights at this B&B include free continental breakfast and free self parking.

All 5 rooms feature free WiFi, ceiling fans, and safes. Additionally, hair dryers and free toiletries are available.

This bed & breakfast offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a library. Additionally, you'll find a terrace, a garden, and barbecue grills. There's also free RV/bus/truck parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Byron Bay B&B, attractions include Wategos Beach and Tallow Beach.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Planula Bed & Breakfast Retreat ratings based on 51 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Planula Bed & Breakfast Retreat

Everyone (20) Couples (26) Family (7)
5 out of 5
Loved the tranquil garden forest bathing and beautiful lighting. Close to Byron but far enough out to be really quiet.

Posted by on 15 Mar. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Mar. 2020 by Planula B&B

Thank you for leaving a review! How wonderful. you enjoyed our place so much. Perfect! Kind Regards, Wandy & Tim

5 out of 5
The owners/managers made the stay very welcoming. Nothing was to much trouble.

Posted by on 9 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Oct. 2019 by Planula B&B

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you back soon! Kind Regards, Wandy & Tim

4 out of 5
Quiet and peaceful, but good facilities. Perfect for a group stay. Only inconvenience for some is the drive into Byron town.

Posted by , from Sydney on 11 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Aug. 2019 by Wandy

Thank you for leaving a review. We hope to se you next time you come to Byron Bay. As we are just over 3 km from town, our B&B offers a great place to stay when you are looking for a quieter, more natural setting.

5 out of 5
Lovely hosts, great breakfast. Felt comfortable and relaxed. Would recommend

Posted by on 21 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Jun. 2018 by Planula B&B

Thank you for leaving a review. Great to hear you enjoyed our B&B. We hope to have you back another time! Kind Regards, Wandy

5 out of 5
Great place to stay and is in a quiet location not far from the beach and shops

Posted by on 14 Jan. 2018

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4 out of 5

Good Bed and Breakfast away from the Byron humbug

Pros: Secluded quiet environment
Cons: There was an odour in the bathroom that could be addressed
Location: Relatively easy access to tourist attractions in Byron Bay, especially if you love walking
Located in a bush setting that is quiet and relaxing. Staff were excellent and accommodating. A long walking distance to the shops and other tourist activities within Byron Bay. Comfortable room with plenty of room along with clean ensuite area.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 24 Aug. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Aug. 2017 by Planula B&B

Hi, Thank you for your time to write a review. We love feedback, especially when people enjoyed their stay with us and appreciate the quiet location. We will definitely have an inspection of the ensuite of the room you were staying in, so we can make sure any odour issue is resolved. Thanks again and we hope to have you back very soon. Kind Regards, Wandy & Tim

4 out of 5

Idyllic B&B

Planula is a gorgeous B&B, nestled among bush land. It is minutes from central Byron and the beaches, but having your own car is fairly essential to get around. Tim and Wandy are excellent hosts, and the freshly baked muffins, banana bread etc. set off the continental breakfast nicely. Being a B&B, the kitchen, TV, lounge etc. are shared facilities, and you will get to meet your fellow guests over a morning cup of coffee. The rooms are large and comfortable.

Posted by , from Samdstone Point, QLD on 27 Sep. 2016

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3 out of 5

Backpackerish

Pros: The setting is lovely. Proximity to Byron would be a plus if it's important to you.
Cons: Proper breakfast. Shower soap/gel.
Location: Byron Bay and everything it has to offer is just 5 minutes away.
The garden is beautiful and serene. The rooms were clean and quite nice, but the place reminded me of a backpackers hostel. Very little privacy; lots of shared facilities. We skipped breakfast altogether, because we didn't feel like a small yogurt, some fruit and breakfast cereal. We paid extra for the spa room. At the price we paid, we expected a little more. There are other places nearby (especially in the Hinterland) that offer better value for money.

Posted by , from Brissie, Qld on 15 Apr. 2016

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5 out of 5

Great B&B in a calming 'Rainforest' setting.

Pros: We loved the setting. Close to Byron Bay centre but with a feeling of being miles away from any hustle and bustle. Totally relaxing atmosphere.
Location: Close to Byron Bay and all it has to offer e.g. Cafes, beaches, shops and also to other great spots such as Bangalow, Newrybar and Brunswick Heads.
Relaxing stay at Planula. All expectations met adequately from delicious continental breakfasts in the morning to cosy slow combustion fire at night. Wandy and Tim were very welcoming and most hospitable. Lovely people and great hosts. We felt very much at home.

Posted by , from Sydney on 8 Aug. 2015

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4 out of 5
Unique experience, very friendly people. Would recommend

Posted by on 27 May 2015

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About the Planula Bed & Breakfast Retreat

Location Lot 1, Melaluca Drive, Byron Bay, NSW 2481

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Free breakfast is served. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Planula Bed & Breakfast Retreat. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 building
  • 5 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 2000
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Business facilities
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway) (32.1 km / 20 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Planula Bed & Breakfast Retreat offers 5 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 7 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests are requested to provide hotel with approximate arrival times in advance.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 7 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 7:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 12 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Planula Bed & Breakfast Retreat
  • Planula Bed & Breakfast Retreat Byron Bay
  • Planula Retreat
  • Planula Retreat Byron Bay
  • Planula Bed Breakfast Retreat
  • Planula Retreat Byron Bay
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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Children 12 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Planula Bed & Breakfast Retreat.
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