Between Gold Coast and Byron Bay stands one of the best beach hotels in Australia. Located at a beautiful waterfront position, Halcyon House is easily the best luxury accommodation in Cabarita Beach, New South Wales. The award-winning boutique hotel is situated inside a crisp white complex, previously a hideaway surf motel in the 60s. The complex has been refurbished completely by Sydney architect Virginia Kerridge, but many of its original features are still intact, which adds a chic retro feel to the hotel.
Rooms & Design
The interior is what brings Halcyon House to life. As you walk inside, you will feel like you have been teleported to the Mediterranean coastline. Led by interior designer Anna Spiro, the beachside hotel showcases a heavy European resort influence with its central pool deck, striped loungers, and a white & blue colour palette. The space is further elevated by handmade tiles and handpicked vintage objects.
Halcyon House offers only 21 exclusive guest rooms and suites. Each of them is designed uniquely, with no two being the same. From the bespoke furniture and fabric to the hand-curated art, they each present a distinct character. Inside the luxurious room, you will also find exquisite furnishing, king-size bedding, a private balcony or terrace, a smart TV, a minibar, and free wifi.
Amenities & Dining
The central pool is a major highlight of Halcyon House. Feel free to go for a swim or unwind at the sunbeds with a drink from the bar. If you want to further revitalize, Halcyon Spa offers a range of soothing treatments. Besides, the hotel provides free bicycles and surfboards, so you can easily cruise around the town or go for a surf at one of the most scenic beaches in Australia.
Halcyon House is also meticulous about its dining experience. Head by executive chef Jason Barratt, Paper Daisy is a hatted restaurant with multiple accolades. It showcases a sophisticated menu with an emphasis on sustainably sourced seafood (a vegan menu is also available). You will also find a wide variety of vibrant cocktails at the bar, featuring over 120 gins from 40 distilleries.
If you are looking to visit Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach is only a 15-minute drive away from Gold Coast Airport and a 30-minute drive away from Byron Bay. If you are coming from Gold Coast Airport, transfers can also be arranged upon request when you make your reservation.
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