Room For Two: Basq House ~ Byron Bay

Woman in Pool Basq House Byron

Reviewed by Tanya Joslin

A luxurious yet unpretentious boutique hotel in Byron Bay with a magnesium pool, Moroccan-inspired decor and a perfect location.


Discover an eclectic, design-led retreat in Byron Bay at Basq House. This newly opened boutique hotel offers 32 rooms for an intimate and memorable stay in the heart of Byron’s coastal village.

You’ll be ideally placed to unwind on the region’s beloved beaches, enjoy the lively seaside town with its array of restaurants, bars, and shops, or explore the picturesque Byron hinterland and its charming villages.

Look & Feel

Entrance to library Basq House

Designed to evoke a sense of home, the interiors blend the expertise of StudioFab’s Creative Director and Co-Founder Matt Dalby with locally based French architectural interior designer Léo Terrando. The result is an inviting, contemporary, and uniquely stylish sanctuary where indoor and outdoor spaces are effortlessly integrated — ideal for Byron’s beautiful weather. 

The Moroccan-inspired decor features woven pendant lighting, ceramics, and carefully curated artwork. Everywhere you turn, intricate details catch your eye, from striking paintings and artisanal wooden tables to brass Moroccan-style rugs and cushions. Even the placement of books adds an artistic touch, enticing you to settle in and delve deeper.

woman in poool basq house

The highlight of Basq House has to be its stunning, temperature-controlled magnesium pool (available for guests only) which serves as a focal point for many rooms. Relax at your own pace on the pool deck, glide through the softly restorative waters, lounge on sunlit daybeds, or retreat to the chic cabanas. The self-service bar offers all-day refreshments, ensuring you can fully enjoy this coastal gem until you’re ready to venture out.

Need an escape from the midday sun? Slip away to the library, a serene haven featuring low-slung leather sofas, floor-to-ceiling bookcases filled with an eclectic collection of classics, travelogues, art books, literature, and photography, and an open fireplace for the cooler months.

Grab a book or cosy up fireside and take in the passing parade in the pool area. Or challenge each other to a board game in the speakeasy-style lounge area, which also serves as Basq House’s reception, seamlessly flowing outdoors. 

The Location:

Basq House is perfectly positioned for those seeking to immerse themselves in the heart and soul of Byron. Many highlights are within walking distance, including the beach, boutiques, artisan markets, wellness activities, and superb dining options. Active couples can also enjoy complimentary Lekker bicycles and foam surfboards. For further adventures, rent the in-house vehicle and explore Byron Bay and its luscious hinterland.

Best Room for Two:

Bedroom Basq House

Among the 32 thoughtfully designed rooms (all with floor-to-ceiling windows and king beds), the Pool Rooms are our pick for couples. With eight available, they offer views of the pool and courtyard. Some feature a balcony with a table and two chairs, providing a lovely retreat, while others offer a north-facing Juliette balcony and a more expansive interior.

Whichever you choose, you’ll find all the amenities to make you feel welcomed like an old friend. The minibar is stocked, bathrobes and slippers are provided, and the WiFi is free. Freshen up with Mr Smith bathroom treats, unwind in front of the tv, or draw the curtains for a restful nap.

Food & Drink:

Help yourself to coffee, tea, and snacks at the self-service bar or opt for the à la carte menu for a more substantial meal by the pool, in the lounge, or in the library.

Plentiful dining options, from casual eateries and organic cafes to beachside fine dining experiences, are just a short walk away.

Couples Will Love:

For memorable holiday in Byron Bay, Basq House feels more like staying at a cherished, quirky-but-incredibly-stylish friend’s home, offering the warm welcome and comfort you and your love deserve. Enjoy the cosy atmosphere, exclusive pool access, and Byron Bay on your doorstep at this charming boutique hideaway.

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Besides where indicated, images were supplied by Basq House.

P.S: If you are heading to Byron Bay, put some of these great adventures on your itinerary – the ultimate list of things to do in Byron!

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