My husband and I stayed in the Honeymoon Suite recently, albeit for a long weekend and not for our honeymoon. For those who haven't been to Yamba before, there is a very steep hill that separates the beach from the main street. ClubYamba is ideally situated in between the beach and main street but a couple of blocks away from the really steep streets. This makes it a fairly easy walk up over the hill to the beach (your heart may pump a little more than you might be used to but you'll get over it pretty quickly) and an even easier walk to the main street.
The suite has a comfy bed, is clean, well appointed and spacious and would be great for a week long stay where you're keen to cook your own meals etc however I would have been disappointed if I had booked this for my actual honeymoon. My idea of a honeymoon is staying somewhere secluded where you can do what you like without worrying about other people. The first two nights we stayed were great because there was no-one in Villa 6 below us or in the main residence so it felt really private. The last night we stayed the owners had returned and people were staying in Villa 6.
The main residence is attached to the Honeymoon Suite so there is a door in the hallway and one in the bathroom that are locked and have "Private" signs on them. The courtyard for the Suite also backs directly onto the courtyard for the residence and is separated by a wooden fence that you can see in my photos. At times we could hear the owners however it was only very faint muffled noises and not anything that would worry you unless you were really concentrating on it. But I'm telling you all this because on the night the owners were home I felt like we were naughty teenagers sneaking around while the parents were next door!
Other reviewers had commented on Villa 6 being able to hear noise from the Honeymoon Suite so this also had me slightly on edge on the final night because I was conscious of the people staying downstairs.
A few other things that might help you decide if this is the place for you to stay include the very steep driveway, small undercover carpark for Villas 5 (Honeymoon) and 6 if you have cars anything large than medium sized, the internal stairs to access the Honeymoon Suite (see photo), the Honeymoon Suite spa being a spa bath not a normal outside spa and the private courtyard not being so private if other holiday makers from adjacent properties are on their balconies (see photo). The stairs are steep and cramped and even as an able-bodied younger person I felt I had to be very cautious when carrying luggage up and down them.
In summary, this place is nice but not really what I was expecting. If in Yamba again I don't think I'd return to the ClubYamba Honeymoon Suite, especially if I had to pay peak season prices.
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Thank you for your candid comments and feedback on your stay. We hope you will stay with us again and I would like to suggest you try our Boathouse. I think for privacy and luxury it would be more suitable to your needs and its very affordable 5 star accommodation.
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I would also like to clear up a couple of points for guests considering our 'Honeymoon Suite'. We call Villa 5 'The Honeymoon Suite' because it is the largest and most spacious villa in the complex. It has its own laundry facilities, dishwasher, full size oven/stove,outdoor spa bath and robes unlike the other villas which share a common laundry and spa area.
Villa 5 has also been carpeted with an extra think underlay for comfort and to reduce noise.The dinning room chairs have all been fitted with thick rubber feet which we have found has greatly reduced the impact of noise on the villa below.
I would also like to reassure guest that the doors marked 'private' are all fully soundproofed.The one in the hallway which leads to the main residence is actually two doors back to back with sound proofing between and the door in the bathroom has a soundproof wall behind it and is no longer accessible from the main residence.
It is interesting to note here that the original complex was built in the early 60's and was renovated and rejuvenated 13 yrs ago by the present owners. Villa 5/6 and office used to be one main residence hence the extra doors and the installation of a separate internal stair case especially designed for the space available.
The Management and staff at Clubyamba appreciate your feedback as it helps us to continually improve on our service and facilities and in turn make your stay more enjoyable.
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