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River of Gold Motel
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River of Gold Motel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Cooktown
Reviewed July 30, 2014

I stayed here with my elderly mum and dad on July 9th, visiting from the UK.
Originally chose the motel because it was the only one in Cooktown with a disabled bedroom for my parents but so glad we stayed. Mick and Lee provided a charming Aussie welcome. Rooms are clean and tidy with iced water in the fridge and a fresh carton of milk a nice touch. A quick swim in the motel's pool was followed with a great dinner of locally caught Spanish mackerel.
We would have happily stayed a second night but sadly the disabled bedroom was booked.
The passion fruit jam at breakfast was a nice treat and fresh fruit salad as well.
All in all a good offering for a motel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

We are locals and eat here around twice a week . Fabulous food and wine at good prices?Fresh veggies and a changing specials menu .Open on Monday - Saturday from 6pm
Recommend it to all visitors and locals alike

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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

The hosts made us most welcome on arrival and during dinner. The restaurant has a good menu and a comprehensive selection of wines. Close to the centre of Cooktown, and very reasoanbly priced would stay again when in the area.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

What a great place it was to stay. I was recently there for work and Mick and Lee were the perfect hosts. They couldn't be more accommodating - picked me up from the airport, dropped me off for work, set up for the workshop and provided delicious and abundant food. They were also more than happy to drop me back at the airport the next day - thanks to you both for the perfect stay - we will be back!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have stayed at this motel quite a number of times and did so again this week. I really like the place as its simple, easy to find, clean and the food is excellent. Staff are always friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Not only great hospitality but quality accommodation. Very clean,tidy and a pleasure to stay in. You know...one of those places you're happy to shower in without wearing thongs! The meals were the best I've ever had and a reasonable price, you have to try the crumbed calamari (I did twice). Very helpful and friendly hosts,thanks guys.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a lovely time. Mick and Lea were fantastic hosts. The meals served at the restaurant were huge and beautifully prepared. We enjoyed sitting around the pool after a day of exploring Cooktown. Great Motel, I highly recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about River of Gold Motel

Address: Hope Street | P.O. Box 392, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cook Shire > Cooktown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Cooktown
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The river of Gold Motel is situated in the centre of Cooktown with beautiful views across to the mighty Endeavour River. We cater for both business and pleasure. Our restaurant "Annan's" has seating for fifty as well as poolside dining in a tropical setting. Our unique and internationally acclaimed Stone grill dining along with a comprehensive A La Carte menu will have you returning over and over. Annan's also offers in house and outside catering for conferences and meetings. We are also very happy to cater for your pre booked luncheon whether it be business or birthday. ... more   less 
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