The Surf Yamba opens its doors



Perched on the southern promontory of Yamba, the twelve-room Surf Yamba is the first boutique hotel on Yamba’s iconic Main Beach.

If someone were to say the words ‘coastal town on the north coast of New South Wales’, no one would fault you for thinking of a certain popular hotspot. However, there is another town which so far remains both a little less discovered and a little more relaxing – as a seaside town should be. Enter Yamba, a hidden gem, where you’ll find the Surf Yamba, a new boutique hotel opening on September 24, which should really put this charming town on the map.

Located just over an hour’s flight from Sydney or an easy seven-hour drive and three-hour drive from Brisbane, The Surf Yamba is the perfect destination for those looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle. from the city, where you can relax in the picturesque town and breathe the sea air. Perched on the southern promontory of Yamba, the twelve-room Surf Yamba is the first boutique hotel on Yamba’s iconic Main Beach.

The Surf Yamba has occupied its current beachfront location for nearly a hundred years, but this new iteration delivers a truly local experience in an exceptionally private space, where guests are invited to ‘check in and relax’, enjoying the views. from most rooms and relax on the unmissable roof terrace with breathtaking views.

David, Andrew and Phillip Mayne are the founders and co-owners of The Surf Yamba and have regarded Yamba as a second home for over forty years. Graziers in their day-to-day lives, the Maynes are no strangers to the hotel scene, having owned and operated the Barkly Homestead in the Northern Territory for 15 years. The Mayne family bought The Surf Yamba twelve years ago and saw the potential for redevelopment of the site.

“Yamba has always been our go-to vacation destination, and with The Surf Yamba we hope to introduce this beautiful region to a new generation of Australians. The hotel was inspired by the local scenic landscape, iconic beaches and headlands, and the rich heritage of Australian surf culture, ”said Andrew.

Designed by the Design King Company of Sydney, a distinctive curved building houses the hotel, depicting the classic ocean liners of the 1930s, while from the rooftop terrace and plunge pool, guests will have unobstructed 360-degree views of the ocean.

Responsible for the exterior of the hotel right through to the interior finishes including furniture, lighting and artwork, manager Jon King said: “From the start, our team wanted the Surf Yamba to be both casual and sophisticated, with just a hint of nostalgia and romance. With a nod to the nautical and deco details evident on the exterior of the Surf Hotel Yamba, it was also essential that the interiors were equally well detailed and thoughtful, with bespoke touches creating a complete experience. Our goal was to create a special place to experience Yamba and its beautiful surroundings.

At the Surf Yamba, guests will find Italian terrazzo tiles, limited edition artwork by Macedon Ranges artist Elizabeth Barnett and Melbourne visual artist Caroline Walls, bespoke sofas and desks made to order. handmade, Scandinavian-inspired Muuto chairs, Hay Bella coffee tables and Australian-made exteriors. Tait furniture. Leif products will be among the in-room amenities, along with bathrobes from luxury Australian linen designer Bemboka, both of which speak to Surf Hotel Yamba’s desire to be the hero of local Australian brands.

The Surf Yamba is also fast becoming a sought-after wedding and event venue on the North Coast, with the rooftop terrace offering stunning views of the coastal landscape. Choose from views of the main beach from the pool deck, with lounge chairs, and views of Pippi’s beach from the aptly named ‘Pippi Terrace’ or host a corporate retreat in the Breakwater Room.

In keeping with the laid-back nature of the city, guests of the Surf Yamba can order breakfast baskets and platters of cold cuts from the local Gather Cafe, to be enjoyed in their ocean-view room, on the terrace overlooking the sea. rooftop with heated swimming pool, or to be enjoyed on the sandy shores of the main beach.

The Surf Yamba is fast becoming the new vacation destination on the NSW North Coast, and as the hotel makes guests feel like it’s Sunday afternoons all year round, it’s easy to see why.

The Surf Yamba will officially open on September 24, with rooms starting at $ 295.


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