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“A warm welcome” 4 of 5 stars
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River of Gold Motel
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Hope Street | P.O. Box 392, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Cooktown
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A warm welcome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I stayed here with my elderly mum and dad on July 9th, visiting from the UK.
Originally chose the motel because it was the only one in Cooktown with a disabled bedroom for my parents but so glad we stayed. Mick and Lee provided a charming Aussie welcome. Rooms are clean and tidy with iced water in the fridge and a fresh carton of milk a nice touch. A quick swim in the motel's pool was followed with a great dinner of locally caught Spanish mackerel.
We would have happily stayed a second night but sadly the disabled bedroom was booked.
The passion fruit jam at breakfast was a nice treat and fresh fruit salad as well.
All in all a good offering for a motel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We are locals and eat here around twice a week . Fabulous food and wine at good prices?Fresh veggies and a changing specials menu .Open on Monday - Saturday from 6pm
Recommend it to all visitors and locals alike

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mona Vale, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The hosts made us most welcome on arrival and during dinner. The restaurant has a good menu and a comprehensive selection of wines. Close to the centre of Cooktown, and very reasoanbly priced would stay again when in the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Palmwoods, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What a great place it was to stay. I was recently there for work and Mick and Lee were the perfect hosts. They couldn't be more accommodating - picked me up from the airport, dropped me off for work, set up for the workshop and provided delicious and abundant food. They were also more than happy to drop me back at the airport the next day - thanks to you both for the perfect stay - we will be back!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuranda
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have stayed at this motel quite a number of times and did so again this week. I really like the place as its simple, easy to find, clean and the food is excellent. Staff are always friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rockhampton, Australia
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Not only great hospitality but quality accommodation. Very clean,tidy and a pleasure to stay in. You know...one of those places you're happy to shower in without wearing thongs! The meals were the best I've ever had and a reasonable price, you have to try the crumbed calamari (I did twice). Very helpful and friendly hosts,thanks guys.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a lovely time. Mick and Lea were fantastic hosts. The meals served at the restaurant were huge and beautifully prepared. We enjoyed sitting around the pool after a day of exploring Cooktown. Great Motel, I highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about River of Gold Motel

Address: Hope Street | P.O. Box 392, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cooktown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Cooktown
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A very clean and tidy motel in a quiet location but within walking distance of supermarket, the town centre and attractions. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
River Of Gold Motel Cooktown, Queensland

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