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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely victorian hotel used to be three old houses. Stayed five nights with our daughter. Recommend Friday night tapas. Great base to explore East Gippsland. Breakfast very good. Loved that you don't have to pay until you depart. Very friendly staff.

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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Only stayed one night in a King Spa Suite on ground floor. Very welcomed at reception, with a quick check-in to room. Recommended a close restaurant only about 100 metres from hotel. Room was delightful, and although we didn't see them think maybe upstairs rooms have a view and a small balcony. Breakfast included was continental with many choices. Homemade... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Like most of the reviews here, I highly recommend the Riversleigh and from now on, will never stay anywhere else in Bairnsdale. Lovely staff, gorgeous facilities, and a great continental breakfast (including good coffee). You really don't need to keep searching for your accommodation - unless they're booked out - stay here. (Friday nights are now tapas and wine nights)

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Thank MelbKB
oknim, Owner at The Riversleigh, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We have just started serving a new coffee blend, so that's great you enjoyed it. Next time you'll have to try one of our fabulous house made cakes too! More 

Carrum Downs
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having to go up to Bairnsdale for a death in the family, i really needed a nice place to stay and this place was absolutely lovely. My daughter said it was fancy. The room was quite, everything in the room worked perfectly and the people there were really helpful and friendly. Breakfast was included which was great but it was... More 

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Thank Rose F
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived at reception to the moment we departed Kathy was the perfect hostess for this beautifully appointed Boutique Hotel. What a gem! We are almost tempted not to review this property and keep this hidden treasure all to ourselves. However, this was just the perfect overnight stay and this magnificent old two storey Victorian property has... More 

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Thank Kim D
Rachel B, Owner at The Riversleigh, responded to this review

Wow, Kim thank you for such a wonderful review of the Riversleigh! I couldn't agree more about Kathy being a gem! We are so lucky to have her as part of our team. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our little touches. We work really hard to ensure our guests have a memorable stay and it... More 

Werribee
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful service , so clean, great ambience. This beautifully restored hotel is a pleasure to stay at. The restaurant food was amongst the best i have had. New Chef. We were upgraded free of charge to a suite.

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Thank Peta K
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is beautifully presented. It has been tastefully renovated. The rooms are spacious, clean and ours had the best bed. The spa was a bonus we did not expect. We stayed in a front room, you can hear the traffic pass, but it did not disturb us in any way and it is definitely not a busy road. We... More 

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Thank Anne A
Mussoorie, India
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riversleigh is a quaint boutique accommodation. Rooms are clean, with a wide selection of in room tea and coffee making options. Its ideally located, with good eating options nearby. They have a good spread of breakfast, the only thing missing were eggs, perhaps because I think they were not providing hot breakfast.

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Thank Dhvl
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I write in a sumptuous bed looking up to a 14ft ceiling with ornate late Victorian plaster work or out through a large window onto a cast iron balcony overlooking a river trying to articulate what I love about this place. The renovation has been exquisite with extraordinary attention to detail and we love the intimate bar, the fireside lounge... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful rooms, good heating, nice welcome and wonderful shower! Great breakfast the next morning. Thanks for having us. Restaurant next door also an added bonus if you are up for a nice dinner. Quiet location and parking onsite, with the river just across the road

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our boutique 20 room hotel provides the perfect weekend getaway or corporate retreat. The Riversleigh is conveniently located near the central business district in Bairnsdale on a quiet street over-looking the Mitchell River. This historic hotel - an East Gippsland Icon, dates back to 1886. The Riversleigh (3 Victorian terraces) were renovated to their original elegance in 1987 and has recently undergone a major refurbishment to provide modern day comfort within the original elegant surrounds. High ceilings, plush linen, a picturesque setting and attentive service are just the first things you will notice upon your arrival at the Riversleigh. Three room options are available; Classic Queen, Deluxe King, & Executive Suites all offering private ensuites (two of which feature spa baths). Whichever you choose, you'll be impressed by the relaxed, warm feeling and the sense of history that pervades this 1880's mansion. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Riversleigh

Address: 1 Nicholson St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Gippsland > Bairnsdale
Price Range: $104 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Riversleigh 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn Bairnsdale
Bairnsdale Comfort Inn
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Bairnsdale
#4 Business Hotel in Bairnsdale
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