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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.

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#2 of 2 hotels in Tailem Bend
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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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Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Canoeing offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary tea
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Tim J wrote a review May 2022
Canberra, Australia1479 contributions738 helpful votes
The rooms are fantastic renovated comfortable and cosy. The check in was very friendly and helpful. Good pizza about two minutes walk. Room 11 was excellent. Don’t forget to say hi to the ginger cat, who is a character. Great stay thank you.to all staff.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Good park outside your room with nice table and chairs. Garden lovely.
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Responded 14 May 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review Tim. Claude (the cat) and I are glad you enjoyed your stay, and that the room was to your liking. The motel location is perfect being only a short walk to the main street where there are several options for dining in or takeaway. I hope you had a successful weekend and thank you for staying at Motel Riverbend. We look forward to having you stay in the future. Kind regards
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777chrispy wrote a review Apr 2022
Ararat, Australia69 contributions23 helpful votes
Delighted with our room. Everything was beautifully clean and comfortable. The thought that had gone into equipping the room was evident, from the great bed to the delicious little packs of home-made biscuits. This motel was a real ‘find’. It’s not new, but it’s an asset to its area.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Carolyn Wilson, Owner at Motel River Bend
Responded 14 May 2022
I am as equally delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Motel Riverbend. I really appreciate your positive comments and feedback as knowing that guests have had a comfortable and pleasant stay is very important to me. Thank you for choosing to stay and who knows, perhaps I will see you again one day. In the meantime I will keep up with the home-made biscuits!! Kind Regards
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Ian N wrote a review July 2021
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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
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Inspect the available rooms if possible.
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Response from Carolyn Wilson, Owner at Motel River Bend
Responded 8 Oct 2021
I am pleased that we were able to make your stay more enjoyable by moving you to another room and would like to thank you for your favorable comments regarding this. I am sorry that the initial room was unsatisfactory and have taken on board your comments.
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LindsayMann wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia1729 contributions272 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
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Response from Carolyn Wilson, Owner at Motel River Bend
Responded 8 Oct 2021
Thank you for your lovely review Lindsay. I appreciate your comments as I am always looking for ways to improve, what I can, to enhance the overall guest experience.
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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
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Any room is great
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Response from Carolyn Wilson, Owner at Motel River Bend
Responded 8 Oct 2021
Thanks for your great review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Motel Riverbend ...and the cookies!! :) I look forward to having you stay again in the future.
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500warrior wrote a review June 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
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Response from Carolyn Wilson, Owner at Motel River Bend
Responded 1 July 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, Australia26 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
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Response from Carolyn Wilson, Owner at Motel River Bend
Responded 1 July 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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rosalielackie wrote a review Dec 2019
Adelaide, Australia20 contributions4 helpful votes
We have been most impressed staying in this excellent, comfortable motel run by very friendly staff, who were most helpful. The room was large & very nicely furnished. This was the first time we have stayed here. We can now highly recommend it to anyone going through Tailem Bend.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Robyn M, Owner at Motel River Bend
Responded 22 Dec 2019
Hi Rosalie, We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Motel Riverbend. Thank you for your positive review and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best Wishes to you and your family for the Festive Season. Kind Regards, Carolyn and Pete
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Msds wrote a review Nov 2019
71 contributions25 helpful votes
Hassle free check in, we arrived late and manager was very happy to work with us. Room was clean and comfortable. Very little road noise. Good location. There is pub in walking distance with good meals.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Carolyn Wilson, Owner at Motel River Bend
Responded 1 July 2020
We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and are very happy to work with our guests to make their stay enjoyable. Thank you for your great review and we welcome you to stay again.
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SalnLy wrote a review Nov 2019
Corowa, Australia69 contributions37 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay here, new management/owners who have clearly made a massive difference in the short time they've been here. New paint, new air conditioning, renovated bathroom, very comfortable. We usually have issues with beds, all travellers do, although it's the usual standard of bed, it was comfortable with a pillow top on it, so we were happily surprised. This motel is on the main road so there is some road noise, but not so bad. I think this is a lovely place to stay with a pub around the corner that serves a beautiful meal.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Robyn M, Owner at Motel River Bend
Responded 6 Nov 2019
So pleased that you chose to stay with us and that you enjoyed our hospitality and accommodation. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you again one day. Thank you.
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USD 90 - USD 97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 Hotel And Restaurant, and Tailem Bend Bakery.
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.