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“Quite nice, but not special” 3 of 5 stars
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Riverview Boutique Motel
3.5 of 5 Inn   |   4 Wellington Drive, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales 2448, Australia (Formerly Riverview Lodge Nambucca)   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Vevey, Switzerland
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54 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Quite nice, but not special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

The building itself is nice, but the inside is very average. The family room is spacious and very suitable for 4. breakfast quite good with nice bacon and eggs and toast. Service is friendly, but not too impressive, compared to the Australian standard. Overall, Nambucca Heads is quite boring and not worth visiting.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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riverviewnam, Manager at Riverview Boutique Motel, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you for your feedback Peter. I must say, however, your comments are quite surprising. We recall how very pleased you were to stay here, despite the bad weather you experienced, and are quite perplexed by your last two sentences;

" Service is friendly, but not too impressive, compared to the Australian standard. Overall, Nambucca Heads is quite boring and not worth visiting"

When you were departing, my wife gave your little girls some interactive Australian Animal books to enjoy on their drive to the next stop, and we clearly remember the joy on all your faces at that time. Your wife seemed to be particarly happy with her stay here, so much so she wrote the following in our Guest Comments Book;

" It was great meeting you! Your hospitality is amazing. Beautiful and cosey house. Highly recommended! Regards,"

Peter, we work extremely hard to give all our guests not only great service, but an experience they can fondly remember and recount to others. We are extremely sorry, therefore, that your experience wasn't as we would expect, and that you took the time to write it such.

Regardless, we wish you all the best of travels,

David, Bebe & Cooper.
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Rating summary
  • 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Just what we needed for a stop over between Brisbane and Sydney. Beautiful establishment with well appointed rooms. Service was exceptional and complimentary breaky was top shelf. Great location close to sensational restaurants.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Great, friendly service.
Yummy breakfast that we were able to order the day before and choose a time to be served.
Very clean rooms with a beautiful view.
A great little place. A bit more private than a normal bed and breakfast but more personal and homely than a normal hotel. Wonderful.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Stayed at this place for two days during our trip from Brisbane to Sydney. The House has its own history with some pictures and descriptions. Our room was not big, but we could feel, that the owner love their bussines. Everythin was tidy and in good condition and we had a view over the river.
The Breakfast was delicious and freshly prepared.
The little town has some phantastic beaches. We really enjoyed our stay at that place.

It wasnt cheap because of the peak-season but it was still a good value.

Room Tip: we had the river view room and it was great.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

So glad I found this motel. Beautiful homely rooms. Gorgeous location on the river. Restaurants to walk to at night. Quiet. Absolutely perfect. Warm reception from management. Great stop over from Sydney to Queensland but would have to stay longer next time.

Room Tip: I had a lovely room with a veranda overlooking river.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Very comfortable room, nicely furnished. Great breakfast on our own private balcony overlooking the river. The owners are charming and helpful - nothing is too much trouble. A lovely stay in a beautiful part of the world.

Room Tip: Room number 1 was lovely.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We loved our front room with river views. To arrive with such a lovely welcome at this historic b & b was a pleasant surprise. We had a lovely small balcony to sit out on and enjoy the view and a beautiful air conditioned room to enjoy after a warm day driving. There were ample places to walk to eat and it was a lovely quiet spot.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Additional Information about Riverview Boutique Motel

Address: 4 Wellington Drive, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales 2448, Australia (Formerly Riverview Lodge Nambucca)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Nambucca Heads
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Nambucca Heads
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverview Boutique Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riverview Boutique Motel Nambucca is a beautifully refurbished and historic former hotel in Nambucca Heads. Built in the 1880's, this charming old former Nambucca hotel has now been completely remodeled as a comfortable seaside accommodation retreat where you will enjoy an overnight stay or a full length holiday.Our accommodation offers relaxed sophistication with a country ambience. Set amid Nambucca Heads' renowned ocean, river and rainforest scenery, Riverview Boutique Motel is Nambucca's hidden gem. ... more   less 
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