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“This motel is a credit to its owners - exceeded our expectations”
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Motel River Bend
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tailem Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
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“This motel is a credit to its owners - exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We attended a wedding in the country and needed a place to stay the night. Tailem Bend was the closest and the Riverbend was where we stayed.

To be perfectly honest, we weren't expecting much of this place, given its location and target market. Generally you find saggy beds, poor maintenance and upkeep, below average cleanliness, and plenty of wear and tear in these types of motels.

We were very pleasantly surprised to find that this motel was the complete opposite to what we expected. The owners have had the place for about 2 years and you can see that they have worked very hard to bring this motel up to a standard far better than most. Everything was freshly painted in contemporary colours, the carpet was quite new and clean, the bed comfortable, the bathroom fittings were new, and the overall cleanliness of the room was of a 5 star standard. It had a decent digital TV, perfectly clean bar fridge, and decent tea and coffee facilities.

Its not the Hyatt, but for what it is, this place punches well above its weight. You can book a room here with confidence.

Room Tip: Don't get a room facing the highway.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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traralgon
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Coober Pedy to Tailem bend A fair days travel So we were very happy to stop .May not be the newest motel but what a gem. Very clean room with wi/fi daughter very happy. The owner was very pleasant and helpful . Nice to feel welcome Thank You.

Room Tip: We had the family room very happy.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stopped here on the way back from Adelaide. The owner made us welcome and was helpful. The room was basic, but clean, comfortable and had tea and coffee making facilities. The bed was comfortable and the the shower was good. The one big plus was that they had internet access ($6/hour) that was quick and reliable. The highway is very close so the trucks make a bit of noise at night. Good cheap price and worth the stay. The hotel around the corner has meals at night and the Shell service station has a great bacon roll and good coffee for breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Passing through on a road trip back from South Australia, rang while we were on the road and was able to book a family room for the nite for $120. The owner at reception was most friendly and helpful and pointed us to the local pub which had great food.

The motel itself appears to frequented by tradies and technicians working in the nearby factories, who kept to themselves and made for a very peaceful stay.

The room itself was outdated in terms of furniture and decor but was clean, quiet and comfortable. Clean toilet and shower with good water pressure.

The motel offered a continental breakfast for $7 each which we gladly took up as we had to hit the road fairly early the next morning.

Will definitely stay here again if we are passing through.

Room Tip: Stay here instead of Murray Bridge.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Motel River Bend
Address: 39 Princes Hwy, Tailem Bend, South Australia 5260, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Tailem Bend
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tailem Bend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Motel River Bend 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We take great pride in offering you personalised service, quality accommodation and making sure you have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Offering a selection of stylish and modern ground floor rooms to suit all travellers, all with FREE off street parking, reverse cycle air conditioning, ensuites, flat screen TV's and FREE Wi-Fi. A short stroll will find you at the banks of the Murray River, shops, restaurants and parks. Our convenient location gives you the comfort of a short journey to major destinations. Capital city Adelaide - 1hr, Coorong National Park - 1hr, McLaren Vale and Barossa wine regions - 1hr 15mins and the Kangaroo Island Ferry - 2hrs. ... more   less 
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