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  • Written by Lauren Cowan



Byron Bay’s hottest new address, The Surf House is set to open today offering a bold new accommodation experience right in the hub of the bustling beachside town. A first of its kind for Byron, the boutique design led property will feature the quality service and facilities of a hotel, alongside the laid-back vibe and social aspects of a hostel.

Located in the heart of Byron Bay town centre, just two streets back from Main Beach in the heritage-listed Byron Council Chambers building, The Surf House effortlessly combines the buildings original architecture with modern design to bring guests a one-of-a-kind memorable accommodation experience. 

The Surf House will be home to Byron’s only open-air rooftop bar. Drawing inspiration from Northern NSW old school surf culture, The Rooftop is decked out with beach chic bric-a-brac and vintage Aussie surf posters and photos, including one featuring a young Bob Hawke. The bar is the perfect spot for guests to unwind with a cold beer from local brewery Stone & Wood after a day catching waves or to kick of their night with a Brookies G&T from Cape Byron Distillery.

The Surf House is the third Byron Bay property from family owned and operated Millett Group and is set to provide a completely new offering for sun seeking travellers heading to the Northern Rivers hot spot. The Group also run The Lord Byron, recognised by Tripadvisor with a 2019 Travellers Choice award and Wake Up! Byron Bay awarded best hostel in Byron Bay in the 2020 Hostelworld HOSCAR’s.

“The last few months have been tough and like so many businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry we’ve had to shift our goal posts and look to provide something that will be attractive to the domestic traveller” says Christian Millett, Owner Operator Millett Group.

“In a competitive market like Byron Bay, we’ve come up with something unique in The Surf House, offering a quality yet affordable accommodation alternative for guests looking to immerse themselves into the iconic Byron Bay lifestyle.”

“Our team have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to get the property ready to open and we can’t wait to host a range of Aussie travellers coming to explore Byron, whether it be for weddings, weekenders with friends and family, remote working, adventure or a romantic getaway!”

The Surf House offers a range of room types to cater to every traveller’s needs. The private queen rooms with balconies, ensuite bathrooms and ocean views will be perfect for those looking for an affordable alternative to Airbnb’s and up market hotels in the area. Alongside the privates is a range of shared room options accommodating four, six or eight guests that are perfect for groups or solo travellers looking to connect with others.

Guests can enjoy complimentary use of surf boards and free high speed Wifi with multiple working spaces making it an attractive haven for digital nomads looking to set up base from Byron. Other features include secure underground parking, 24-hour reception and on-site cooking and laundry facilities.

Launching during the current pandemic means that doors will open with the highest hygiene protocols and restrictions on numbers in shared dorms. As restrictions ease later this year guests will be able to enjoy of a range of complimentary social activities including yoga and personal training classes, guided lighthouse tours and regular social events at The Rooftop.


The Surf House
A: 23 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
E: info@thesurfhouse.com.au 
P: +61 2 66 858750
W: thesurfhouse.com.au

About Millett Group

Millett Group is a family run hospitality and property business founded in 1984 by Margaret and Warren Millett, with son Christian having taken the reigns in recent years.

Leaders in the youth travel markets their Wake Up! business been a main player in the market since the opening of Wake Up! Sydney in 2002. Wake Up! Sydney was recently crowned Best Hostel in Australia in the Hostelworld HOSCAR awards for 2020. The property is also home Side Bar and Roy’s Café.

In recent years under Christians leadership, the group have introduced boutique hotels into their portfolio with the opening of The Lord Byron Hotel in Byron Bay in 2015. This boutique hotel on Jonson Street has held the number one hotel in Byron Bay position on Tripadvisor on numerous occasions since opening and was recognised with a 2019 Travellers Choice award. 

Alongside Wake Up! Sydney and The Lord Byron the group now operates six properties throughout Sydney, Melbourne and Byron Bay including Wake Up! Bondi Beach which joined the group in 2019, The Mill House bar which opened in Melbourne in 2015, Wake Up! Byron Bay which launched in 2018 and their newest Byron Bay property The Surf House set to open on 29 June 2020.
www.millettgroup.com.au

The Lord Byron Hotel
www.thelordbyron.com.au

The Mill House
www.themillhouse.com.au

Wake Up! Hostels
www.wakeup.com.au

Side Bar
www.sidebarsydney.com.au

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