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River of Gold Motel

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Arrived to a hot & humid Cooktown. Camp sites were quite full so we splurged on a night in a Motel. Service was great, the pool was welcoming and cool and the owner was very accommodating and helpful with information and assistance. Dining room was closed but the owner recommended going down to the Bowling Club or the Soveriegn Resort...

Thank Catherine M
kylie876, Owner at River of Gold Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your comments are appreciated.

Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2014

Only stayed the one night, staff were really nice,room since and clean, air conditioning provided, good restaurant and breakfast was more than enough. Cant thank the staff enough, I left my glasses there, and they posted them back, I offered to pay, but they wouldn't hear of it, thanks again. When I come back, I will definitely stay at the...

Thank LISWA999
Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Stayed here by myself for 3 nights on business. Found the staff to be very friendly, and the room were very clean and comfortable. The restaurant and bar were very welcoming spots at the end of the day. Ensure you try the hot rock meals.

Thank BillnDav
kylie876, Owner at River of Gold Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 10 September 2014

Stayed recently on business. Plenty of space in the room, exceptionally clean and fresh. Mick and Lee were wonderful hosts and more than happy to go out of their way to assist, even posting back my phone charger which I left behind! Would certainly stay again!

Thank Michael L
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

We were booked in but asked to see the room before we paid. Very pleased we did as the room was musty and tired and not worth $115. Noisy workers sitting out on the balcony drinking so the place was not at all appealing.

3Thank HClappison
kylie876, Owner at River of Gold Motel, responded to this review

I don't think a person who hasn't even stayed in a motel has any right to write a review on it for starters! You walked into a room for two seconds and make a judgement as if you had stayed for a week! If you find the sight of a couple of workers having a quiet beer after a long...

Reviewed 2 September 2014

We visited cooktown for 5 nights. tried different places for dinner and we chose this motel restaurant for the last night. Wish we had found it the first night. The food was absolutely wonderful. The host mick is a funny, cheeky informative bloke. We were not staying at the motel but were welcomed as if we were guests there. we...

Thank BairnsdaleSetmefree
Reviewed 30 July 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...

1Thank Travelprecious
Reviewed 29 July 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

Thank Deirdre M
Mona Vale, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 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.

Thank IDMillar
Palmwoods, Australia
Reviewed 29 June 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...

2Thank Michelle R

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
River of Gold Motel Restaurant
River of Gold Motel Restaurant
Cuisines: Australian, Seafood
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about River of Gold Motel

Address: Hope Street | P.O. Box 392, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cooktown
Number of rooms: 23
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 of 5 bubbles Dundee33, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
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