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    River of Gold Motel

    Hope Street | P.O. Box 392, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
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    Overview
    • Excellent48%
    • Very good30%
    • Average17%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible4%
    Travellers talk about
    “the river” (12 reviews)
    “clean rooms” (3 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Family Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
    Kitchenette
    Wheelchair Access
    Conference Facilities
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Shuttle Bus Service
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    Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown
    270 reviews
    #1 of 3 hotels in Cooktown
     
    Lizard Island Resort
    609 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Lizard Island
     
    Seaview Motel
    178 reviews
    #2 of 3 hotels in Cooktown
     
    Lakeland Hotel Motel
    10 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Lakeland
     
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    Reviews (69)
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    1 - 5 of 68 reviews

    Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

    Our welcome was friendly and we were very happy to be given one of the renovated rooms which included a kitchen. It was spacious, clean and included good views. As we were only there for 2 nights we declined room service. On our 2nd night...More

    Thank Sandy A
    Reviewed 28 July 2017

    Wonderful service and meals are all 5 star! Have succulent local seafood and meats and everything was cooked perfectly or cook on hot rocks at table which is fun! I tried the whole barra and seafood plate and was perfect!

    Thank Faye P
    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...More

    1  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...More

    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...More

    Thank garysc1957
    Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown
    270 reviews
    #1 of 3 hotels in Cooktown
     
    Lizard Island Resort
    609 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Lizard Island
     
    Seaview Motel
    178 reviews
    #2 of 3 hotels in Cooktown
     
    Lakeland Hotel Motel
    10 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Lakeland
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 23
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    • Location
    • Australia >
    • Queensland >
    • Cook Shire >
    • Cooktown
    Nearby
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    10 reviews
    60.64 km away
     
    Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown
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    .48 km away
     
    Lizard Island Resort
    609 reviews
    91.75 km away
     
    Seaview Motel
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    1.03 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Bowled Over Bistro
    190 reviews
    .64 km away
    Cooktown RSL Memorial Club
    93 reviews
    .64 km away
    Capers Cafe
    125 reviews
    .76 km away
    River of Gold Motel Restaurant
    50 reviews
    .58 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Grassy Hill
    373 reviews
    1.13 km away
    James Cook Museum
    353 reviews
    .17 km away
    Cooktown History Centre
    57 reviews
    .52 km away
    Nature's Powerhouse
    79 reviews
    1.14 km away
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    Questions & Answers
    ros0101
    17 April 2017|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from bigj369 |
    Maybe contacting the motel by email or phone will give you an answer. Works for most people.
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    marina293
    13 October 2014|
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    Response from | Property representative |
    Thanks for your enquiry, but, sorry we are not doing lunch this year. The Sovereign Resort Hotel is the place to go for Christmas Lunch. Cheers.
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    Room Tips
    "The self contained family room was great for 2 adults and 2 kids with a double and 2 single beds."
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    "Some rooms have kitchenettes and some don't."
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    "I stayed on ground level and was quite happy next to the pool"
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    "try room close to reception for wi fi signal"
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