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Hotel Marvell Is Byron Bay's First-Ever Five-Star Hotel — and Boasts the Town's First Rooftop Bar and Pool

Levelling up Byron trips, this new hotel opens on August 1 with 24 rooms and suites, plus onsite restaurant Bonito.
By Sarah Ward
July 31, 2023
By Sarah Ward
July 31, 2023

Think about Byron Bay, and a quiet coastal town with stunning beaches is no longer the only thing that comes to mind. Hemsworths pop up, plus other celebrities. So does the New South Wales spot's stint backdropping TV shows. Fancy leaning into the locale's luxe side? Enter its first-ever five-star hotel, with Hotel Marvell opening its doors on Tuesday, August 1.

It boasts Marvell in its name, but Marvel Cinematic Universe fans will have spotted the spelling difference. No, even with Chris Hemsworth virtually synonymous with Byron Bay of late, this new place to stay has nothing to do with superheroes. Instead, this new addition to Marvell Street features 24 rooms and suites, the town's first rooftop bar and pool, and onsite restaurant Bonito.

Owners Scott Didier and Scott Emery have gone lavish, aiming to give holidaymakers a one-of-a-kind stay. "Hotel Marvell is designed to offer our guests an extraordinary experience like no other. From the exclusive rooftop bar and pool with breathtaking views to the Bonito restaurant showcasing the finest local ingredients, we have crafted a haven for those seeking refined luxury in Byron Bay," said Emery.

"Our passion for Byron Bay and our belief in the potential of this incredible destination inspired us to create Hotel Marvell. We want to offer our guests an unparalleled experience that combines the beauty of the surroundings with the luxury of our accommodations," added Didier.

The 24 spots to slumber include 16 hotel rooms, six suites and a pair of two-bedroom rooms, all equipped with private balconies. Guests will sleep on Bemboka & Eadie linens, hit up the mini bar stocked with locally sourced products, make coffee from their in-room Nespresso machine, and take in the Byron Bay vibe and surroundings. Keen on room service? That runs from 11am–8pm.

For a dip, head to level three — and for a bite beyond your room, to Bonito, which features chef Minh Le (ex-Spicers Peak Lodge, The Byron at Byron, The Foraging Quail) at the helm. His menu heroes seafood and plant-based cuisine, as well as his own heritage. On offer: organic sourdough with house-cultured miso butter, oysters in a Japanese dressing and Hiromasa kingfish glazed with spiced soy sauce

Harley Graham of Harley Graham Architects is responsible for the hotel's look, which skews tropical, warm and colourful — complete with plenty of greenery and a pedestrian laneway.

Unsurprisingly, a night at Hotel Marvell doesn't come cheap, starting at $600 per night for a hotel room. If you're keen on a suite, that'll set you back at least $780.

Find Hotel Marvell at 4 Marvell Street,  Byron Bay from Tuesday, August 1 — head to the hotel's website for further details and to make a reservation.


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Published on July 31, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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