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Goolwa Riverport Motel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Goolwa
Reviewed January 30, 2014

An older style motel that we were very happy with. Loved having a kitchen sink! And a back & a front door!
Room service breakfast was available at a very good price.
I loved being able to sit outside and relax watching the pelicans and other birdlife. Very very peaceful.
The room had two queen beds & one single with a good sized bench & a dining table.
Only downside was there weren't any face cloths provided.
Overall, its nice to stay in a smaller facility that cares for its guests.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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4  Thank Tounga
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

The room needed refurbishing and maybe a little extra cleaning but had a back door where you could watch parrots and other birds. The receptionist was friendly although we arrived after official check-in hours and had to ring a service bell. This was quite ok for a 1 night stay but Goolwa is a nice base to explore Coorong so if you want to stay longer and require a perfect spotless room, maybe take a look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jana_HK
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in a spa suite which was fantastic value for money. Yes, there were a few things like the bathroom floor tiles that were a bit dated, and the wall skirts were scuffed, but the room was spacious and spotlessly clean, with quality curtains and quite new carpet,
and the bed was very comfortable. It looks like renovations are taking place a bit at a time. The best thing was that our room had a second door that opened onto a lovely lawn area with a barbecue, shady trees and plenty of bird life. The furthest reach of the marina canal bounds the lawn area, and beyond that is open land. At night its peaceful with no traffic noise. We didn't use the shower (having a spa room), so can't comment on that, but there's plenty of hot water and good quality towels are provided. We were disappointed that the restaurant wasn't open during our stay, but that was the only thing I can fault. The owners are friendly and helpful people. Excellent value for money.

Room Tip: If you're riding the Encounter Bikeway, a spa room is well worth the value.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Liz P
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Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Our room was clean and spacious and there were lots of birds around the property but that is all this dated motel had going for it. The furniture had big chips missing, the carpet was threadbare and there were big gaps around the doors even the mattress was starting to sag.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank vanisle_al
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Margery M, Owner at Goolwa Riverport Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2013

Sorry your stay wasn't to your satisfaction. We have a lovely quiet motel with no cars driving by, a great view with lots of birds etc...Yes our rooms are getting old, but Rome wasn't built in a day!! We try to keep the facilities clean and comfortable and would love to spend hundreds of dollars on the place...We will keep trying!!!

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

While the room is a little old, staying here was still a great experience - the staff was very helpful and the setting was incredible, right on the river with a beautiful sunrise and lots of birds around. Simply magical.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Houb
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have stayed here a few times over the years and marvel at the fact that the word has not gone out effectively that this Motel is worthy of much greater patronage. It is located in a quiet area, the owners are very friendly and eager to please and the outlook is absolutely superb!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank levymal
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Stayed a night in this motel and found the room to be clean comfortable and quiet. Comfortable bed. Lots of hot water for the shower too! It is an older style budget motel situated near a canal to the river which was nice to stroll along the next morning.
Nice choice!

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Roundtheworld
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Address: Noble Avenue, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Goolwa
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Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Goolwa
Price Range: $2 - $2 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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