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“Nothing fancy, but "does the job" for a short stay.”

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Riverside Hotel Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Riverside
Hong Kong, China
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“Nothing fancy, but "does the job" for a short stay.”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

There is nothing fancy about this place... but it does the job if you require a clean and relatively comfortable place (at an affordable price) to spend a night. We arrived in Launceston quite late and had planned to leave early the next morning; the Riverside Hotel was the right choice for us. The double room we were given was 'basic' and felt dated but it was quite spacious for my party of 3. No real cooking option with a simple micro-wave but there is a good pizzeria in the immediate neighborhood and the motel also has a restaurant. Staff was OK without being particularly friendly. For a longer stay, I would definitely look for another option which would add charm to functionality.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from 3 nights at the Riverside. Comfortable room with king bed and good bathroom with great water pressure. The only 'miff' about the room was the bed was a 'zip king' (yes, we ALL hate those) and you could definitely feel the join in the middle. Perhaps another/thicker mattress protector over the top might help??

The staff were lovely and professional and very friendly and were happy to help.

We ate in the bistro the 3 nights we stayed and found the meals very good and well priced.

All in all a great stay. Close to Launceston, easy to find and a definite bargain for those looking for somewhere clean and comfortable for a few nights.

Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Central Coast NSW
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

We really enjoyed staying here for 2 days. The room was dated but very roomy, good ventilation via upstairs windows, comfy bed, professional staff, good location and incredibly good price. The Oasis also had lovely meals at their bistro. The only negative I have is that the only cooking option was the microwave. It needed to have some sort of cooktop or at least an electric frypan.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gold Coast
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed here for one night in a double room. Room had been refurbished and was clean and very nice. Basic hotel room with just a few extra touches- good selection of teas. Bed was comfortable. We had a rate that included breakfast and we ordered bacon and eggs - the serving was large and very nice. Breakfast was delivered to the door in the morning. A little noisy in the mornings as cars are parked outside the motel rooms.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We visited Launceston and stayed at the Riverside Hotel/Motel - which is located at the rear of the hotel on the West Tamar Highway 6 km's outside Launceston. The location was excellent with easy access to most of the attractions in Launceston.

The rooms have been recently renovated and included A/C, tea/coffee facilities, guest laundry, fridge.

Off street parking is available

Considering the location - the rooms were quiet and tastefully done.

While this is not a 5 star facility - is is clean, neat, tidy and well worthwhile staying at when visiting Launceston.

Meal were available at the hotel dining room - in fact the hotel guarantees a table for house guests - the food was excellent, reasonably priced, tasty and plentiful.

The staff were very friendly and courteous - in fact we found out that the hotel/motel is part of the ALH chain (that is - it is a WOOLWORTHS owned hotel/motel) - so standards have to be maintained.

Room Tip: There are two blocks of rooms - ask for a room in the rear block - further away from the Highway
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Yes it is cheap, the rooms are okay. No aircon, essentials not working(exhaust fan, 2 bathroom lights). What really gets me is the rude and incapable workers at the oasis(which the reception is located). Please stay away from this place, pay the extra couple of bucks and stay in launceston.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Lake Macquarie
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

We booked into this motel for 4 nights and after finding it so good and convenient we extended for another 2 nights.
This is a well maintained older style motel with large rooms, good sized kitchenette, share laundry. The staff are friendly and helpful.
There are 2 blocks of units, one block has air conditioned rooms, the block that we were in had a fan. We found this an excellent location to use as a base to explore the surrounding area.
Meals in the hotel were very good with lunch specials.

Room Tip: Parking fills up quickly, so get in early.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riverside Hotel Motel
Address: 407 West Tamar Rd, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston > Riverside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Riverside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Hotel Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riverside Hotel Motel is located 4.7 kms from Launceston city centre, within close proximity to the Cataract Gorge, Penny Royal World, the Gunpowder Mill and Launceston Lakes Trout Fishing Complex. It is also the gateway to the many attractions of the Tamar Valley and wine route. The Riverside Hotel Motel offers excellent guest accommodation, and guests can enjoy a meal at our family friendly Bistro or unwind after a long day in the Sports Bar. Just 20 minutes from Launceston airport, the Riverside Hotel Motel is a family orientated establishment offering true Tasmanian hospitality. ... more   less 
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