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“Worse than it looks”
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Riverview Motel
Ranked #5 of 63 Brisbane B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Booked in here by accident by a family member. What a horrible motel. The outside was shabby and the inside worse. Very basic and flimsy. Road noise bad and just across the road from a hotel carpark. Lots of noise late at night from that.

The room we had was not even a proper motel unit and didn't have a window. It had a skylight without a curtain so couldn't even block the light. The "room" is an annexe type corner cupboard area or office that someone has out a bed and a few things in. No aircon. Just a fan and a window in the bathroom.

Brisbane heat, with no window in the main room, stifling and uncomfortable. Like a youth hostel in a third world country.

Owner tried to get us to go to the local overpriced hotel. Not good at all.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

First impressions were that it looked a little run down but they kindly let me check in early (I'd just arrived from London), which improved my impressions instantly. The room was fine, tea and coffee provided and the two main things I judge a room by the shower and the bed could not be faulted. A short walk to racecouse road which has a great variety of resturants etc. Also close to ferry connections, but I didn't test this out. I left early the next morning via the airport shuttle which reception booked for me.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is handy between Brisbane city and the international airport, but why else would you stay there? There are many other hotels in the area, costing the same or more, and this one is clean and comfortable. They coped very well with our very late check-in and late check-out.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank stella317
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We stayed at this motel on 2 separate occasions in November . .It is what it claims to be -a 3 star motel, reasonably priced . Rooms good, clean with refrigerator ,. It is close to Racecourse Road where there are myriads of places to eat -plus supermarkets, Also close to the Hamilton Hotel and Bretts Wharf where one can catch the River Cat to the city. Reasonable proximity to the airport. Downside for some -the motel doesn't do breakfasts ! Anyone looking for basic 3 star accommodation in Hamilton could do a lot worse than use the Riverview Motel

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank jangeoff
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Room was very basic and looks like it hasn't been renovated since the 70s. Not at all soundproof, could even hear the person next door clearing their throat! Didnt feel safe all night, curtains didnt even close properly. Went to check out in the morning, rang the buzzer twice and no one came. When someone did show up 20 mins later, we were treated extremely rudely. I think the lady needs an update on how to treat paying customers. Would not stay here again, purely because of her attitude. There is a reason this hotel is cheaper than others in the area. And Riverview? That's a joke. It's at the end of the oaf the hotel is on, that's it!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

The motel is very basic and simple but in a perfect location if you are transiting to or from the Brisbane airport. I am a heavy sleeper and I found the location noisy in the night from the traffic along Kingsford Smith Drive, so I would not recommend it for light sleepers. Our room was a bit dated but everything was clean and fresh and what you would expect for a motel in this price range. Easy access to restaurants and Fortitude Valley.

Room Tip: There are two stories and you need to take the stairs to the top level. If you have a lot of luggage...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

This motel is one off the cheaper motels near the water. It is situated in a great location. Easy walk to pub, eateries and ferry. The ferry can drop you off near Brisbane CBD. Although this motel is basic, it is clean and our bed was comfortable. We have stayed here twice now - once when going to the Eagle Farm races and once when going to the Powerhouse to watch live comedians. A taxi from this motel to the Brisbane international airport is approx $26.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riverview Motel

Address: 20 Riverview Tce, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Brisbane
Price Range: $95 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverview Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location is without a doubt what makes us stand out. Being away from busy Kingsford Smith Drive in quiet Riverview Terrace Hamilton. We are family owned and run and proudly offer comfortable and homey rooms ensuring your stay is a pleasurable one. Living onsite gives us direct relationships with all of our guests which means we can provide a personalised service and offer real value to our guests. Just a 2-minute walk from the Brisbane River and easy access to the city and places of interest by fast River Cat or express Translink Bus. We are a handy 10-minutes to the Airport by Conxion Shuttle Bus or Taxi. The RNA Showgrounds, Royal Brisbane Children’s Hospital and Brisbane Powerhouse are also within 10-minutes’ drive. Walking distance from the Brisbane Cruise Ship Terminal, Portside Wharf Restaurants and Dendy Cinema and Famous Eat Street Markets. We are adjacent to Racecourse Road a well-known dining destination with its many restaurants. All rooms feature 24-hour check-in with prior arrangement, Free Wi-Fi and parking, ensuite bathrooms, heating and air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, food preparation areas with microwave, refrigerator, toaster, crockery & cutlery, kettle and tea making facilities. Cooked and continental breakfasts can be provided along with evening meals upon request. ... more   less 
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