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Cairns, Australia
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

I arranged 2 nights accommodation (Bed & Breakfast) for my small group of Cairns locals on tour to Cooktown for the weekend. The rooms were clean and adequate for what we needed although I do think that the rate was a bit high and no discount was given for the six rooms that we occupied or for the breakfast. With... More 

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Thank Kathy B
Perth, Australia
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We stayed at this motel for one night on an overnight visit to Cooktown. It wasn't our first choice but was the only accommodation available at short notice. Room had everything in it for our needs and was very clean. Whilst not being warm enough for a swim the pool area was lovely. Motel was a bit dated but that... More 

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Thank Dundee33
Cairns, Australia
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45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

Been 8 years since last visited, and then I decided not to visit again, but this time booked by my new employer. Tired and very dated is all I can say about the place. Redecorated since, painted over fixtures and fittings. Adjacent shower and bathroom audible, as was their air-conditioning. Turned on the fan, (with corroded and dirty fan blades),... More 

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Thank Chris B
LeerRiver2015, Owner at River of Gold Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your 'lovely' constructive criticism! I find it very disappointing that you are so quick to plaster your biased views for all the world to see without having had any kind of discussion with the Owners or managers of the motel WHILE YOU WERE THERE! Giving them the chance to do something or at least respond to your... More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 5 July 2015

This motel though basic has improved dramatically over the past few years and is good value. It is entirely serviceable. There is an efficient front desk and a restaurant which is growing in reputation. It will always be basic, it is that sort of place - and is a little noisy. But the years when the walls smelt of mildew... More 

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Wele-Nzas Province, Equatorial Guinea
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

What an amazing meal. We arrived unbooked, the restaurant was full but they found tables for five of us. Meal was superb. Hubby had steak on stone, three had avocado chicken salad and I had pork with scallops. Followed with pavlova and sundaes. Best meal we have had in a long time and great value. Highly recommend.

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Thank Bev E
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

We loved staying at this motel as we were on the ground level and the rooms open on to the pool. In the evening we sat by the pool relaxing and chatting to the other guests. The room was the traditional basic motel layout and was spotless. The restaurant is excellent. Congratulations to the chef! It's an easy walk to... More 

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Thank Suevan2006
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

We we a last minute walk-in and were met by friendly , helpful and hospitable staff. We required a ground floor room since mum cannot walk very well; a poolside room was available with good access. The pool and garden room was very nice and the grounds kept beautifully. We were most impressed. The pool look particularly inviting. The room... More 

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1 Thank V W
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

The owner went out of her way to help us. We only stayed one night but would have definitely stayed longer had we realised what a great place Cooktown is. The motel was excellent value, but the stand out was the customer service. Were not able to dine in the restaurant as it was a Sunday night, but would be... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

I have stayed at the River of Gold a few times and have always received great service and amazing fresh food. Mick and Lee go out of their way to be helpful in any way they can. The best restaurant in Cooktown!

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4 Thank ShazzaMaree
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

Only stayed one nite but found a nice cool clean room,friendly staff and a pool that was great after the Bloomfield Track drive. Very central to most of the the things to do or visit in Cooktown. Sorry I never got to the motels restaurant, was told it is very good. Will stay a bit longer next Feburary. ,

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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, Queensland 4895, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cooktown
Number of rooms: 23
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“Some rooms have kitchenettes and some don't.”
 of 5 bubbles RegClaybrook, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I stayed on ground level and was quite happy next to the pool”
 of 5 bubbles 60helga4, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“try room close to reception for wi fi signal”
 of 5 bubbles swincer, 1 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Nice sunset view for upper storey balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Dundee33, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Awesome place for a meal can't comment on the rooms but would suggest that they would be excellent too”
 of 5 bubbles 284beve, 3 Jul 2015 | Read review
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