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Riverview Boutique Motel

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4 Wellington Drive, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales 2448, Australia (Formerly Riverview Lodge Nambucca)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed here a couple of times now and each time I have found the owners of the Motel to be very friendly and helpful. The rooms and bathrooms although a bit dated are extremely clean and comfortable. The breakfast in the morning is excellent and I am looking forward to them (if they decide to) doing dinner as... More 

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riverviewnam, Manager at Riverview Boutique Motel, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed a relaxed return visit to the Riverview Boutique Motel. You will be pleased to hear that we are now doing some limited home cooked meals and are receiving some very positive feedback in this regard. Also, we are in the process of updating our bedspreads and cushions which should really lift the rooms. Looking forward... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely property with a rich history, lovely down to earth hosts. Breakfast was good, not a lot of choice but well executed. Nambucca is wonderful and Matilda's restaurant next door a real find. The room is a little dated but clean and with great views. Sadly though the bed was just terrible. So soft you were sleeping up hill and... More 

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riverviewnam, Manager at Riverview Boutique Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. It is lovely to hear you appreciated the history behind the Riverview Boutique Motel which was built in the 1880s and enjoyed the free breakfast. Bed comfort is a tricky one, as everyone has different tastes from firm to soft. Having said that we would appreciate you contacting us and... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable, if a little tired, bedroom with a balcony with a view. Enjoyable cooked breakfast although similar to other reviewers found the dining room rather cold. Location good, adjacent to a fantastic restaurant-Matilda's -recommended by the owners. Great for a short stopover but not sure I would have wanted to stay longer....wifi intermittent.

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riverviewnam, Manager at Riverview Boutique Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your stay at The Riverview Boutique Motel. It is great to hear you enjoyed your free breakfast and that your stay was a comfortable one. We are pleased to advise that we are in the process of updating the bedspreads and cushions which will give the rooms a lift. For longer stays, we recommend one of our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable room and the proprietor is friendly but this must be the only place in Australia where there is no offering of cereal or fruit for breakfast. You also have to nominate your time to attend for breakfast so better not sleep in. And there was no effective heating in the breakfast room so dress warmly in winter. The new... More 

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riverviewnam, Manager at Riverview Boutique Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your stay. We offer a choice of a cooked breakfast or continental. Apologies if this was not made clear to you. Other than the cooked breakfast, guests may choose from 3 cereal options with a piece of fruit and yoghurt. We ask guests to nominate a time of their choosing between 7am and 8.30am as the cooked... More 

Sydney
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed overnight, but you could easily settle in here for a few days. The building is old heritage vintage and beautifully restored. The hosts were welcoming and helpful and the room was warm and inviting. Breakfast was absolutely excellent and nicely served, and they offer a small choice for dinner if you wish to dine in. We had... More 

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riverviewnam, Manager at Riverview Boutique Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience of the Riverview Boutique motel and of Nambucca Heads. The motel is full of old world charm with mod cons such as reverse cycle air-conditioning, microwave, bar fridge and electric kettle for guest comfort. Unfortunately the spa is no longer in use. It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and... More 

Tamworth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Set on a hill overlooking the Nambucca River, this motel has the feel of a heritage guest house. Our room was upstairs and had plenty of space, pleasant fittings, a private balcony and a great view. It had everything we needed and was quiet and comfortable.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Rooms were very tidy and cosy, felt like being at someone's home. Breakfast was delicious and the views were lovely. Free wifi and Austar and helpful staff. Would recommend for anyone wanting a personalised service. Close to walking tracks and food.

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Australia
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We loved this place! The hosts were very hospitable and made us very welcome. The room was large and warm and yet cosy. Bathroom was bright and clean. We had a view of the river and a nice balcony. Breakfast arrived at exactly the time we ordered it and was hot and delicious. Highly recommended!

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Very nice boutique motel/hotel overlooking river. Fully restored but retaining old charm. Rooms clean & some have a balcony where can sit for sundowners or breakfast. Stayed overnight travelling north & south on Pacific Highway. Very handy also for local golf course. Our Hosts provided a great breakfast. Maybe new Hosts by time you read this but hopefully they maintain... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stayed overnight on a trip back to Brisbane, we would have liked to stay longer and explore the area. The room was adequate in size, however not wrapped in the bed being so close to the wall, not even room for a bedside table. However, bathroom was larger than expected and shower good and hot. The breakfast in the... More 

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