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Motel River Bend

39 Princes Hwy, Tailem Bend, South Australia 5260 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Tailem Bend
Conveniently located on the Princes Highway, just over an hour from Adelaide, our motel is a perfect stopover point. We pride ourselves on our location, cleanliness and customer service - nothing is too much trouble. All rooms are on the ground floor and have secure off street parking available adjacent the room in the courtyard, or in the side street for trucks and buses. TV, reverse cycle air-conditioning and kitchen facilities, including toaster, kettle, microwave and fridge are found in all rooms. With comfortable beds and warm showers, we have a variety of rooms with ensuites to suit singles, couples and families. Free WiFi is available throughout the motel complex. If you fancy dining out, the motel is within easy walking distance from our local hotels. For those who prefer takeaway/bakery food there are several options available, also within walking distance. Continental and cooked breakfasts are available at the motel. Motel Riverbend is within walking distance from the beautiful Murray River. Less than 10 kms away you will find The Bend Motorsport Park and Old Tailem Town. Other tourist attractions, including Monarto Zoo, Coorong National Park, Cleland Conservation Park and the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Barossa Wine Regions and are only a short drive away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Canoeing offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary tea
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Ian N wrote a review 15 Jul
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Was initially allocated a room right at the front looking out onto the busy Princess Hwy with loud trucks barrelling past constantly. Double glazing on that window shows they are aware of the problem. The room also smelled mouldy, despite the window being wide open and a wad of scent sticks wafting out of a bottle. HOWEVER. Went had a whinge, and the lovely reception person immediately gave me a much better room on the far end. It was it quiet, bright, and with a nice big bench, accessible from both sides, and no smell of mould.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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LindsayMann wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia1650 contributions265 helpful votes
Booking was simple and reception was very friendly and efficient. This is a mid range motel, average size room, furnished very simply, well presented and clean. The queen bed was comfortable, the bathroom is small but good size shower with plenty of hot water. Minimal kitchenette with crockery and cutlery for breakfast use. Wi-Fi was ok as was the aircon. But noisy being on main road and having gravel parking area. It represents good value for money.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Craig wrote a review Nov 2020
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Every time I use this motel the owner is more than helpful with any of your needs. She even has home made biscuits in the for for you. The rooms are always clean and very well maintained. If your in Tailum Bend this is the place to stay
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Date of stay: November 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Any room is great
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500warrior wrote a review Jun 2020
Port Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
stayed there last weekend with my family, first full house they have had since COVID, I was greeted like and old friend at reception. room was modern and very clean, the wall heater wasn't working, management jumped to the rescue with portable heaters, Although it wasn't needed they came by later again to say sorry with wine and chocolates. So Nice .
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Date of stay: June 2020
Response from Carolyn Wilson, Owner at Motel River Bend
Responded 1 Jul 2020
It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Thank you for your great review and your understanding in regard to the wall-heater - it was much appreciated. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time away. Best Wishes and I hope to see you again one day.
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Eveline H wrote a review Jan 2020
Coonalpyn, Australia25 contributions47 helpful votes
Situated in the small river town of Tailem Bend on the Princes Highway this motel is a convenient stop-over on the road between Adelaide and the South East or Victoria. The owner/managers are helpful and accommodating and certainly helped me out in an emergency situation. My room was small but clean and adequate, and I gather there are larger rooms and suites available. A very well run place with pleasant owners and staff.
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Date of stay: December 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from Carolyn Wilson, Owner at Motel River Bend
Responded 1 Jul 2020
It was great to have you stay with us Eveline during such a worrying and uncertain time. Mother nature occasionally turns our world upside down, so it was great to be able to help you out. Thank you.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel River Bend
Which popular attractions are close to Motel River Bend?
Nearby attractions include The Bend Motorsport Park (6.7 km), Old Tailem Town (4.7 km), and Tailem Info Station (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel River Bend?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Motel River Bend?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Motel River Bend?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Motel River Bend?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel River Bend?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Local Co, Tailem Bend Bakery, and Tailem Bend Hotel And Restaurant.
Is Motel River Bend located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Tailem Bend.
Are there any historical sites close to Motel River Bend?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Tailem Town (4.7 km).
Is Motel River Bend accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.