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River of Gold Motel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

After a problem with another hotel in Cooktown, we booked at this motel and were happy from the beginning. Prior to arriving in Cooktown, Sandra contacted me to advise that their restaurant would be closed over the Easter period and recommended where we should book dinner for Good Friday. Very impressive! The motel itself was a bit tired - nothing...

Thank Cynth72
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the River of Gold, the first day they didn't make our room up, just put new towels in the room, thought that was average service. In general the rooms are in need of updating, and a little TLC . Same with the pool , missing tiles and in need of maintenance. Wifi was hit and miss and really...

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights we had room with kitchen must say nice size room good air con and room fan all works clean Guy a bit grumpy when asked to put up umbrellas in swimming pool area Wifi only really works near reception not in rooms

Thank garysc1957
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel, only stayed one night. Service was lovely, and couldn't do enough for you. Meals were very quick and average priced. Rooms were a good size although they are quite old. Plenty of parking on-site. Not sure about the free wifi though as for some reason it wouldn't let me connect. Will be back.

2Thank Ethan F
Moncton, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stayed two nights at the River of Gold Motel about a week ago when were in Cooktown as part of our drive around Australia. It’s a good basic hotel, nothing too fancy but close to everything you need to see and do in Cooktown, clean, quiet, nice pool and definitely in our budget. We enjoyed our stay here and...

3Thank JGDynamo
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Modern, hotel with comfortable, clean rooms. Walking distance to the main street. Very friendly helpful owners, obviously a well run hotel. We had been told the restaurant served the best meal in town but unfortunately it is closed on Sunday nights, the night we were there, so cannot confirm that; the breakfast was good though. We would stay there again.

3Thank KenRW
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2016

My wife and myself and our brother in law had adjoining rooms on the first floor. Both rooms had a queen size bed and a single bed. Rooms were very nice and spotlessly clean. The Hosts were very nice and so helpful regarding any local enquiries you may have had. Beautiful swimming pool and the room rates were exceptionally cheap....

3Thank RegClaybrook
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2016

mick and lee were wonderful hosts. clean rooms, excellent food at reasonable prices. a very well run hotel. I'll be back!! Next time I'll stay longer and get loads of fishing in. 2mins walk to shoreline and boats and restaurants but didn't need the restaurants!

2Thank brianthepom
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This I would recommend lovely rooms pool, and restaurant and room service. The managers could not be more helpful I was very happy staying there and would again. the there is a continental breakfast. or you can pay a bit extra for a hot breakfast, and what a feast.

2Thank 60helga4
Mission Beach, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2015

no guide for Foxtel no support from manager to supply one, how can you find acceptable programs if not for yourself but for children as some of the movies were definitely not suitable but you have no way of knowing whats on or when. Providing a photocopy to rooms should be part and parcel of the service the excuse for...

1Thank swincer

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
River of Gold Motel Restaurant
River of Gold Motel Restaurant
Cuisines: Australian, Seafood
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The river of Gold Motel is situated in the centre of Cooktown with beautiful views across to the mighty Endeavour River. We cater for both business and pleasure. Our restaurant "Annan's" has seating for fifty as well as poolside dining in a tropical setting. Our unique and internationally acclaimed Stone grill dining along with a comprehensive A La Carte menu will have you returning over and over. Annan's also offers in house and outside catering for conferences and meetings. We are also very happy to cater for your pre booked luncheon whether it be business or birthday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River of Gold Motel

Address: Hope Street | P.O. Box 392, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cook Shire > Cooktown
Number of rooms: 23
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“The self contained family room was great for 2 adults and 2 kids with a double and 2 single beds.”
Cynth72, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have kitchenettes and some don't.”
RegClaybrook, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I stayed on ground level and was quite happy next to the pool”
60helga4, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“try room close to reception for wi fi signal”
swincer, 1 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Nice sunset view for upper storey balcony”
Dundee33, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
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