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The Riversleigh

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1 Nicholson St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Riversleigh last night. The property is beautiful, character-filled, and exceptionally clean. The service at Reception and during breakfast was warm and obliging. The bedding and bed was of excellent quality and the property is in a quiet location, so we sleep very well. The room was spacious and tastefully decorated. Overall, very good value. We would... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best spot in Bairnsdale after driving around town. The house has recently been renovated and the rooms are lovely. Very comfortable beds and quality linen. Coffee maker in room and plates, cutlery etc if needed. Continental breakfast is included which is very nice. Staff were very pleasant and helpful.

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Rachel B, General Manager at The Riversleigh, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments Amanda. We are pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us. More 

Bairnsdale, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were married in the Riverslea and stayed there two nights at the time. We found it to be a lovely place. The staff, Rachael, Robyn and Stuart could not have been more accommodating and helpful. We have been there several times as well for drinks and Tapas, and always find the staff and the atmosphere to... More 

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Rachel B, General Manager at The Riversleigh, responded to this review

Oh Graeme you're too kind! We loved having your wedding at the Riversleigh and are so pleased you are coming back for your honeymoon - how time flies! Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Riversleigh in March. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived thinking reception was open til 7 as per the paperwork we had to find the reception closed at 6 on weekends. The receptionist flew through the formalities and was gone although the next day she was lovely. The room was spacious as was the bathroom but we felt it lacked the character that the facade promised, there were... More 

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Thank Sue C
Rachel B, General Manager at The Riversleigh, responded to this review

Hi Sue, I'm sorry the paperwork you had showed the incorrect time of our closing on week ends. I will try to find where it was printed incorrectly & correct it. I'm pleased you found your accommodation and the bathroom spacious and unfortunately have to agree with you re the lack of artwork on the walls. This is one of... More 

Berks
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely restored old property, very stylish rooms, no restaurant on site but they do serve continental breakfast. Very quiet location on the edge of town. Comfy bed and good hot shower. What more could you want

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Rachel B, General Manager at The Riversleigh, responded to this review

We are so pleased you found our rooms to be stylish and that you enjoyed our fabulous bed and had a good hot shower. They are very important points for travellers and extremely important to us. Thank you for taking the time to review the Riversleigh. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just recently stayed at The Riversleigh in one of their deluxe king rooms which was absolutely stunning - the bed was very comfortable, and I felt very at home there. The staff were all so kind and helpful - and being gluten-free, I especially liked that they had those options available in their continental breakfast buffet. I definitely... More 

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Rachel B, General Manager at The Riversleigh, responded to this review

Hello Emily Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Riversleigh. We loved having you and your friends stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Goonellabah
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Staff were not people persons. The room in which we stayed has creaky floor boards and in my opinion should not have been used. On entering the bathroom there were long black hairs on the floor and a used shower cap under our towels. The bathroom door handle came off from the inside. It was documented in the compendium that... More 

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Rachel B, General Manager at The Riversleigh, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, however, I must say I am very disappointed to hear that you felt you were an inconvenience to the staff during a recent stay with us. It sounds to me like a string of unfortunate events happened during your stay and for some reason Robin didn't meet your customer service... More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We have booked the Riversleigh through Airbnb back in August trying to be organised so we could get a nice boutique hotel after a planned two day camping trip in the national park. I have dislocated my shoulder the night before at our trip and was looking forward to an air conditioned room with a hot shower after all the... More 

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Rachel B, General Manager at The Riversleigh, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent tripadvisor review. Unfortunately I was on leave during your stay with us so you have mistakenly assumed one of our staff members was the manager. I can assure you if I was there the whole situation would have been handled differently. I have discussed the issues with the staff members concerned and sincerely apologise on... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Lovely hotel with lovely staff! I came here with my husband while he was working on a job in Bairnsdale and the Manager really does go above and beyond, my husband was working nights so sleeps during the day and because there was a wedding taking place that weekend ahead there was a lot of noise taking place to get... More 

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Narre Warren, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights on an Our Deal deal which was excellent value for $159.00 including continental breakfast. The hotel is centrally located overlooking the Mitchell River. The room was large and the bathroom was also a good size but lacked shelves. The only downside were the people in room next door who came home at 3am and proceeded... More 

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