I recently took a quick getaway to Byron Bay, which is located about an
hours’ drive from the Gold Coast. It was a spontaneous trip so everything was
booked at the last minute. After researching hotels online, we decided to book
Aabis is a small, adults only resort located a few minutes’ walk from
the main city centre. It is a privately owned hotel with only four rooms and the
personal touches are apparent everywhere. From the beautifully decorated rooms
to the clean, well-kept swimming pool, Aabis prides itself on offering a calm
oasis for those wanting to escape from it all.
We booked an upstairs room which looked out onto treetops and the
beautiful Balinese style swimming pool. At night we would leave the windows
open and wake up to the faint sounds of the ocean.
The rooms come stocked with tea, coffee, milk and the famous Byron Bay
cookies. Australian hotels usually stock tea and coffee at no extra cost, which
I know isn’t common in a lot of other countries.
Aabis has a communal kitchen downstairs and guests can help themselves
to extra teabags, coffee and sugar. There is also a communal laundry for guests
As well as a pool, Aabis also offers an outside bbq and kitchen area,
perfect to enjoy with friends and family.
It is a great hotel if you’re after some privacy. Unlike most hotels
that make you walk past reception every time you come and go, Aabis has a
separate path to the rooms. The owners are very friendly and helpful without
The room itself is clean and bright. Cleanliness is really important for me; if the room is dirty I will not be able to relax. The bed linen was clean, the bathroom was spotless and I didn’t have to worry about wiping anything down before touching it.
I recommend Aabis for those wanting some quiet time in a central location. It is walking distance to the heart of Byron Bay (less than a 5 minute walk), so you’ll be able to visit restaurants, shops and the beach without having to go too far. I’d say the hotel is geared towards couples or friends who are wanting a peaceful getaway.
Have you stayed at Aabis?
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