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“Comfortable clean budget motel” 4 of 5 stars
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Goolwa Riverport Motel
Noble Avenue, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Goolwa
Perth, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Comfortable clean budget motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Stayed a night in this motel and found the room to be clean comfortable and quiet. Comfortable bed. Lots of hot water for the shower too! It is an older style budget motel situated near a canal to the river which was nice to stroll along the next morning.
Nice choice!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Goolwa Riverport Motel is in a quiet area of Goolwa a great place to relax and chill out away from the noise of the main street. The owners are very friendly and the food is absolutely beautiful.You can eat in the restaurant or have room service. If you want to cook a bbq they have one in the garden area for guests to use. There is a tennis court and a swimming pool. They have family rooms & spa rooms. We went for nice walks as its flat around there. It was relaxing just watching the ducks and birds near the river from outside our room. All I can say is go and try it and enjoy as much as we did.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My sister & I got one of those website deals for 2 nights at this motel and we were pleasantly surprised at just how good it was. The Motel is in Goolwa North and is approx a 5 minute drive from Goolwa's main street. We received a very warm welcome on our arrival and check in was quick. We were advised that the bistro would only open for 4 or more people, which wasn't an issue for us as we'd planned to eat elsewhere. The room was large with a queen and single bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, table and 2 chairs, flat screen tv (which looked fairly new and had a FANTASTIC picture), fridge, toaster, kettle and lots of storage. The bathroom is large and the shower worked really well - no problems with water pressure. There was also a container with cups, saucers, tea/coffee/sugar etc. and a combined air cond/heater which we put to good use, as it got rather cold at night. We really enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Bunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

This place was a good value and the rooms were clean and serviced every day. Upon check in, they explain that they will open the restaurant if you book before 4pm, and while we haven't had dinner here we have had room service breakfast which was on time, good value, and tasted good! The rooms are a bit out dated, but for the location it is a perfectly nice and decent place to stay. TV was updated and my heater/air con worked great. Mini fridge in the room was a plus. Goolwa is a charming little town, and I would recommend this accommodation if you prefer to be outside of town but a 5 minute drive :)

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Male owner very very arrogant and rude.
The whole complex is so untidy, dirty and needs a lot of money spent to be worth the accomodation charge.
Accomodation charge excessive for what it is, did not eat there drove to Victor Harbor for dinner then Mt Barker next morning for breakfast.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

comfortable bed although nowhere to sit other than the bed or a rather uncomfortable dining chair. the tv was good though. owner very grumpy but the lady very pleasant. Will not return
although the views across the lagoon were lovely

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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New Zealand
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I would call this Motel a Motor Inn, as the rooms did not have cooking facilities. We were provided with a toaster, electric jug and a plastic container with cups saucers, plates knives, spoons, but NO FORKS, and tea and coffee. The bathroom was large, excellent shower. One double and one single bed. The decor is old and tired. The grounds are overgrown and the whole place needs tarting up! A pretty outlook from our room but one plastic chair for every second unit. Would love to have been able to sit outside on a table and chair. This complex is next door to a large Caravan Park. No Wifi. A Laundry available, desperatly needed cobwebs removing. Very few pegs to hang out the washing. Apparently their is arestaurant but you need to book the day before, otherwise they don't open. We did notice that the complex is for sale, hopefully new owners will give it a facelift. Has heeps of potential.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Goolwa Riverport Motel South Australia
Address: Noble Avenue, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Goolwa
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Goolwa
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