Hotels Fairy is a FREE service to save you money. We never add any fees or commissions.

City Guides

Top 10 destinations by continent

Category Archive: Hotel Guides

Visiting Byron Bay Australia

Byron Bay is an iconic Australian Destination. It beautifully combines the natural serene surroundings with an eclectic mix of activities making it the perfect holiday destination. From Yoga, Shopping, Clubbing, Dining, Surfing, Bush walks, Sky Diving, cocktails & cinemas you will always find something interesting to do in this coastal town of New South Wales.

With a subtropical climate, the perfect time to visit Byron Bay is from Dec to Jan as well as the Easter long weekend for the infamous Blues and Roots Festival www.bluesfest.com.au

Visiting Byron Bay

 

PAMPER

Overhaul Hair Spa

Holidays are the perfect excuse to take the time out of your busy life to pamper yourself. Claire from Overhaul Hair Spa will take care of everything for you! I can walk in from a year in the jungle and I’ll walk out feeling like a princess!

Marvell St. Byron Bay

P. 02 6680 8801

Byron bay

Light house National Park walk

A must do when visiting Byron Bay is to walk up to the light house.  With breathtaking views, the walk along the cliff edge is simply amazing. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for Whales in winter and in the summer you are sure to see dolphins, Manta rays, eagles or turtles.

www.byronbayeguide.com/lighthouse.php

Shopping

Markets

The Byron Shire has great local markets that occur mostly on a Sunday with food, live music, entertainment, clothing as well as arts and crafts. A must do! If Byron Bay doesn’t have a market on while you’re visiting, rent a car hire and check out the surrounding areas. Not only are they beautiful but they are also easy to navigate around.

www.byron-bay.com/byronbay/market.html

The main streets of Byron Bay are great for shopping! Just take a wonder around and you will be amazed at what you will find.

ACCOMMODATION

The Villas of Byron

If you’re really looking for a weekend getaway of absolute bliss The Villas of Byron will slip you away to an oasis paradise. With each villa containing their own private heated pool and spa set, you will never want to leave!

www.thevillasofbyron.com.au

P.  02 6685 6746

A. 19-23 Gordon St. Byron Bay NSW 2481

ENTERTAINMENT

The Beach Hotel hosts a number of great live music acts. Keep your eyes open for any gigs by THE GRAINS, they are a surf culture group that play epic tunes. You’ll be humming their beats for days! While you’re there hit up the dance floor where it will undoubtedly be shaking!

www.beachhotel.com.au

A. Bay St, Byron Bay

P. 02 6685 6402

The Grains : www.facebook.com/thegrains

Byron Bay sunset

FOOD

Pass Café

The Pass Café is iconic and delicious! It has the best location in all of NSW, on the beach surrounded by national park.  With gourmet burgers, chips, salads, juices, smoothies, coffees and sweet treats it has the works!

P: 02 6685 6074

Soul Bowl

A healthy and tasty concept! Soul Bowl has a delicious selection of salads, sweet potato spuds, wraps and soups. Make sure you try the town favourite, the Spuddy Gonzalez. Located at the main beach in town just in front of the Surf Life Savers Club, enjoy your meal in the café or take it down to the park or beach for some beautiful views.

14 Bay St, Byron Bay

P.   02 6685 5252

Chameleon

Containing a varied menu with fresh local produce, Chameleon is the best way to taste what the local town has to offer. Their divine pizza deserts are worth treating yourself and their Sangria goes down well after a day at the beach!

109 Johnson St, Byron Bay

P.   02 6680 7798

Savvy

This teppenyaki cocktail bar cooks up beautiful modern Asian cuisine. Their cocktails are the best in Byron Bay and are shaken up with a smile by their eclectic staff.

9 Fletcher Street, Bryon Bay

P.   02 6685 7856

 Byron Bay
copyright: Zoe Bosco Photography

SURFING

Byron Bay is renowned for its easy waves, making it perfect for those who want to give surfing a try. Mojo Surf offers surf lessons for beginners, so you don’t have to watch everyone else have all the fun!

www.mojosurf.com

T. 02 6639 5100

For those who want to join in the activities head to Bay Beach Hire. Their lovely staff will organise boards or bikes for you to make use of your beautiful surroundings.

1800 089 699

How to get to Byron Bay

Virgin Blue & Jetstar both fly to Coolangatta Airport (Gold Coast) or Ballina airport. Both airports are similar distances from Byron Bay.  For those who don’t want to hire a car for your visit, you can simply arrange transfers from the airport to the door of your accommodation.

www.jetstar.com.au

www.virginblue.com.au

Transport from Airport to Byron Bay

P. 02 6685 7447

www.byronbayshuttle.com.au

This article is provided by Amy Camilleri

Top Hotels in the Rockies for Hiking and Skiing

Rockies

Coming from the eastern coast of the United States, for me, any trip out west has always been an adventure. I can’t put my finger on it but skiing and hiking in the Rocky Mountains is a completely different experience than trekking the trails or boarding down the slopes of mountains in the east.

So with that in mind, here are my suggestions for some of the best accommodations for enjoying these activities in the Rockies. Many hotels and spas in the area offer the amenities skiers and hikers are looking for. Find the one that suits your taste and your budget and start packing.

Make sure to bring lots of warm clothes and gear, and I’ll see you soon out on the slopes! Click here to read more »

Hotels With Stunning Swimming Pools

For many of us a luxury holiday is something we may only do once or twice every decade, and rightly so. Flights, hotels and other expenses can soon add up to a staggering amount, so while it’s nice to splash out one a little luxury, it’s important to make the right choices in regards to destination and accommodation.

Luxury hotels are an amazing place to spend a few days of the year and the facilities on offer by many luxury hotels are amazing. Their plan is to encourage clients to use the facilities in the hotel to maximise their profits, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

One of the larger, more luxurious facilities offered by many hotels is the spa and pool area. A place where guests are encouraged to be pampered, relax, unwind and leave feeling refreshed. Click here to read more »

Dublin: Paint the town green on St Patrick’s Day

Dublin

Whether you visit Dublin for St Patrick’s Day, rugby, beer, whisky or the history, the welcome from the locals and the excellent tourist attractions will mean a break here is guaranteed to leave you with a whole host of memories. Click here to read more »

Record Breaking Hotels

Tallest, oldest, smallest, largest, the world is full of record breakers, things are constantly changing, but how would you like to spend a weekend in a record-breaking hotel.  Here are some suggestions….

The oldest functioning hotel in the world is the Houshi Ryokan in Komatsu, Japan.  The hotel opened its doors to the public in…..718… that makes it 1300 years old.  It is also the world’s oldest continuously operating company, and has been in the same family for forty-six generations!

If you want to stay at the hotel it  offers hot springs, a spa, theatre, pottery making opportunities, a fortune teller and a tranquil garden, perhaps Hotels Fairy will start featuring it soon? Click here to read more »

Last Minute Hotel Deals

Are you looking for last minute hotels?

If you’re rushing off on a spontaneous trip, or if you’ve left your hotel bookings to the last minute, Hotels Fairy is here to help.

You’re already in a hurry, so you don’t have time to trawl through loads of different hotel websites trying to find and compare the best deals on last minute hotels. Click here to read more »

Tagaytay Hotels Guide

Want to save money on Hotels in Tagaytay?

Hotels Fairy is one of the world’s leading hotel comparison websites.  Use our search box below to find the best Tagaytay hotel deals on the web.

Although one of the lesser known cities in the Philippines, many consider Tagaytay as one of the most favorite destination for tourists and foreign and local travelers. Among the main attractions of the city is the Taal Lake and the Taal Volcano. Tagaytay serves as a vantage point over the Taal Lake, given its elevation. Click here to read more »