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The Riversleigh

3.0 of 5
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1 Nicholson St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
The Riversleigh
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Bairnsdale
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Warragul, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted something with a little character and away from the busy highway and we found it! Riversleigh is a unique old mansion close to the beautiful Mitchell River and the shopping centre of Bairnsdale. It is a gracious old building with old world charm and modern facilities. Ore room was cosy with an understated elegance and the beds comfortable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On Sat 11/4/15, 100 friends and family shared my 60th celebration at what was a perfect day. The venue was perfect for my needs; private, lots of space and being a heritage home, made it extra special. The staff provided an efficient but friendly service and the 'Feasting on your Feet' with a variety of gourmet foods was fantastic. Feedback... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure if it's because our stay at the Riversleigh came after camping on The Prom for a few nights, but we have been taken by the luxurious sized rooms, beautiful yet simple furnishings and excellent service. We were given an upgrade to king option when we arrived and we took the option- the room was fantastic. Good continental breakfast,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night at the Riversleigh as part of a motorcycling tour along the East Coast to Melbourne. Had not pre-booked but was taken with the description provided by the local visitor centre who couldn't do enough to help and made the reservation on our behalf. On reception we were warmly greeted and shown our to our room by... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed this lovely old old establilishment, room was clean, spacious and had everything we needed for an overnight stay. Check in was easy. Breakfast (continental) was nicely presented in the pleasant surrounds. Would recommend.

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Basingstoke
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived too late to check in but a lovely note with instructions was pinned up for us. The room or should I say rooms as there was a bedroom and separate kitchen and lounge room, beautifully decorated - but just lacking in some pictures on the walls, but the owners are still renovating I am sure pictures will appear.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed without a prior reservation on a Sunday. The gentleman at reception was extremely helpful but was misinformed about the River Grill opening hours. The room on the ground floor was comfortable and convenient. The bed was incredibly comfortable. There was an ambience to Riversleigh which is becoming harder to find. The bar, lounge facilities and breakfast included was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

On our way to NSW from Melbourne we decide for an overnight stop at Bairnsdale and looked for something different from the many motel type offerings that are in town. The Riversleigh appeared attractive online, good location away from the main noisy road, with the old time charm that a building from the late 1800s was providing. We had requested... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Loved the location, quite street corner w beautiful views but close to good restaurants and supermarket. Best of all close to start of East Gippsland Rail trail. Accommodation newly refurbished. Restaurant for b'fast was simple but the setting was nice & cosy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Full of character and charm, we thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. We didn't stay long enough to take advantage of the location on the river, but there was a range of places to eat in walking distance and we enjoyed a great pub meal. The room was large and comfortable, and the whole building was beautifully decorated with stained glass... More 

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