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Halcyon House

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Halcyon House

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The tranquil, carefree days of Australian summers passed will be recaptured at Halcyon House – Australia’s most unique beachside property. The former surfer motel turned luxury hotel is situated at one of the country’s best surf breaks and in one of its most idyllic beachfront towns – Cabarita Beach, Northern New South Wales. The area has a rich and colourful history. The town grew from a predominantly agricultural based existence with the farming of sugar cane and timber, to be more widely known for its beauty and tourist attractions, beginning in the 1950’s. Attractions such as water skiing on the Bogangar lake and even a glass bottom boat at the old Cabarita Pub. What has not changed is the natural beauty and timeless simple pleasures that Cabarita is renowned for.

The story of Halcyon House began in 2011 with the purchase of the ‘Hideaway’ hotel by Brisbane-based sisters Siobhan and Elisha Bickle and their husbands Adam Flaskas and Dave Wadley. The two couples purchased the property with the intention of creating a refuge to house their families on holidays. It wasn’t long before the sisters, decided to alter their holiday plans and allow others to share the experience of their beachside treasure. This is the first hotel development for the two couples who spearheaded the highly successful up market and award winning ‘Bunk’ backpackers hostel and the Victoria Park function centre in inner city Brisbane.

Halcyon House underwent extensive renovations under the gise of renowned architect Virginia Kerridge and interior designer Anna Spiro. Twenty-one individually designed rooms and two suites have been created with a definite sense of beachside nostalgia, perfect for creating memories. The hotel is now lead by Italian national and customer service revolutionary, Mauro De Riso. Born into a family which run and own luxury hotels, his passion, charm and 5-star expertise continues to be infiltrated throughout the entire Halcyon team.
Paper Daisy, the aptly named on-site restaurant and bar is named after the wildflowers that bloom on the nearby Norrie’s Headland. Chef Ben Devlin (ex Noma fame) pays homage to Australian coastal cooking with an emphasis on local organic produce which is either grown in the onsite kitchen garden or sourced from nearby farms.

Acclaimed design, professional yet personal service and industry leading food and drink combine to offer the ideal setting for weekends away, celebrations, corporate meetings, and memorable weddings and romantic minibreaks. Halcyon House is defining a different type of beach holiday, providing an experience of uncomplicated luxury reflective of Australian summers gone by.

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Review date:   June 13, 2018 9:36AM
Review:   Great staff, excellent food all done in a beautifully renovated motel. The rooms are lovely and the whole mini bar is complimentary! Situated at Cabrita beach, about 45mins drive from Suffers Paradise. The beach is out the back and an adequate pool in the grounds. Very nice for a weekend getaway.
Author:   Bruce Ballard
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Review date:   February 24, 2018 5:06AM
Review:   Beautiful hotel. Beautiful location. Excellant staff. Great food. Pretty perfect really. We only spent 1 night here but will definitely be back.Loved it😎
Author:   Pauline Mcgee
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Review date:   April 29, 2018 2:23AM
Review:   As locals went to Paper Daisy for breakfast, nice food although not incredible or outstanding, and a friendly ok service, at $50 a head way too expensive for the wares they were peddling. Simple yet extravagantly priced to be worth it, because it is not at 'high quality hotel standard' and too pricey for a wonderful lush breakfast choice in a region bursting with better options at sensible pricing.
Author:   Arabella Douglas
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Review date:   June 21, 2018 4:23AM
Review:   Thank you for a great stay. 11/10
Author:   Seherzada Omerbegovic
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Review date:   January 26, 2018 7:33PM
Review:   Spent 5 nights here at Christmas after spending 5 nights at Elements of Byron. If we had been here first, I think I would have enjoyed it more but as a hotel, Elements was so much nicer. I feel like this is all about Paper Daisy and the hotel is a side note. Rooms are nicely decorated but lack privacy. Our curtain was a pain to open and close and it had to be closed or people walking past along the beachside park or the pool could look straight in.There is a small lounge in the room, only suited for 1 person. There is a desk in the room, but no chair to sit at it. Also nowhere to sit and eat if you do order room service. Bathrooms are great as are the toiletries. Turn down service is great and the rooms are kept really clean. The pool is okay. Deck chairs could use some love but again, there's a lack of privacy between pool and restaurant. Food at Paper Daisy is okay, but just misses the mark. Dinners were nice with a few dishes being really nice and others mediocre. While they all looked great, flavours were a bit off on a few. Breakfast is a shambles and all the dishes need work. Sydney breakfasts are 10 times better in flavour, size and presentation. It was included in our rate but if I would never come here for breakfast alone. Had a massage at the spa which was great. Location is great, 50m walk to the water. Overall a good experience but some tweaks would make it great.
Author:   Daniel Spiteri
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