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The Riversleigh

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1 Nicholson St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875 Australia
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#3 of 13 hotels in Bairnsdale
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Our boutique 21 room hotel provides the perfect weekend getaway or corporate retreat. The Riversleigh is conveniently located near the central business district in Bairnsdale on a quiet street over-looking the Mitchell River. This historic hotel - an East Gippsland Icon, dates back to 1886. The Riversleigh (3 Victorian terraces) were renovated to their original elegance in 1987 and has recently undergone a major refurbishment to provide modern day comfort within the original elegant surrounds. High ceilings, plush linen, a picturesque setting and attentive service are just the first things you will notice upon your arrival at the Riversleigh. Three room options are available; Classic Queen, Deluxe King, & Executive Suites all offering private ensuites (two of which feature spa baths). Whichever you choose, you'll be impressed by the relaxed, warm feeling and the sense of history that pervades this 1880's mansion.
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Silken93 wrote a review May 2021
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions14 helpful votes
A couple of days spent in Bairnsdale found us booking into this lovely old place. A few hiccups with regard to booking but all was sorted by friendly staff. Liked the idea of no keys. Easy walking distance to Main Street and restaurants. Dry quiet and comfortable.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Doug G wrote a review Mar 2021
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This is probably the closest thing I've had to a "Fawlty Towers"experience. We stayed 3 nights. The room wasnt made up after the first night. We tried to complain but got an answering service. When the room was made up, the rubbish was not removed and the room was not clean anyway. The water in the fridge / coffee etc was never replenished during the stay. If you stay here save yourself the angst and dont run your fingers on any of the tiled ledges they were filthy. The breakfast was pleasant but basic. A firend paid the extra $3 for tomato with his eggs and it was a source of amusement each morning to see if he got it, someone else got it or no-one got it. The coffee comes from an automatic serve youself machine that made me regret forgetting to bring coffe bags. The staff seemed completely indifferent to any of our issues or the similar issues of other couples in our group.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Tandembiker H wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed 3 nights here and felt really lucky to have found this gem. Gorgeous old building, rooms in lovely condition and very nicely appointed. Staff were delightful and really accomodating. Breakfast in the downstairs bay-windowed dining room just a lovely way to start the day. Hotel in great location for access to town, river and bike paths. Good storage for our bike. Overall a fabulous stay. Thank you!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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EMH wrote a review Jan 2021
Chicago, Illinois9 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at The Riversleigh for one night while passing through Bairnsdale. My room was stunning and spacious, the bed very comfortable. I particularly enjoyed the selections of tea and the Nespresso machine in the room. Staff was lovely in facilitating self check-in process as I arrived late that day. Breakfast was delicious, made fresh to order. I would definitely stay there again!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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WernMachine wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia301 contributions133 helpful votes
I paid nearly $200 for the room with b'fast but it was a large ground floor room with a very comfortable bed and we were very grateful for that after some unsatisfactory experiences elsewhere recently at the same price point. The Riversdale is super well situated to the town and its eateries, would certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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USD 90 - USD 142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
comfort inn bairnsdale, bairnsdale comfort inn
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaGippslandBairnsdale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Riversleigh
Which popular attractions are close to The Riversleigh?
Nearby attractions include East Gippsland All Abilities Playground (0.3 km), East Gippsland Art Gallery (0.08 km), and Seven Sundays (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Riversleigh?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Riversleigh?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Riversleigh?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Riversleigh?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Riversleigh?
Conveniently located restaurants include Earth and Soul Pizza, MMM Truffles, and Mitchell River Tavern.
Does The Riversleigh offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Is The Riversleigh accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.