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4.6 out of 5

"Im not happy about hands off management. Guests are expected to check emails for info and even this info is hard to follow. There is noone present at ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 11 Jul 2021

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Hotel Description

At The Riversleigh you'll be steps from Nicholson St. Gallery and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre. Highlights at this B&B include free weekday breakfast, a restaurant, and free self parking.

Free WiFi, TVs, and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 22 rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Free bottled water, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

At the bed & breakfast's own lounge bar, you can stop for a drink. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Free continental breakfast is available on weekdays between 7 AM and 9:00 AM and on weekends between 8 AM and 10 AM.

With a stay at this 4-star Bairnsdale B&B, you'll be 17.3 km (10.8 mi) from Koala Trail and 34.9 km (21.7 mi) from Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre.

Classic Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$140* Per night/room 31 Jul. - 1 Aug.

Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

1 Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe King Twin

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe King with Spa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Riversleigh ratings based on 98 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Riversleigh

Everyone (50) Couples (32) Family (17)
4 out of 5
Im not happy about hands off management. Guests are expected to check emails for info and even this info is hard to follow. There is noone present at rhe establishment, no human interaction. Cafe staff at breakfast were busy and efficient, but not expected to lift the atmosphere at all. The room was comfortable and warm. It had everything we needed. Its a dark room though unlike the photo. Night lighting is poor and there are dangerous potholes in the carpark which cant be seen at night. As this is the only passage to restaurants etc it needs thought.

Posted by on 11 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5
Water pressure low. Belinda is an exceptional hostess.

Posted by on 11 Jul. 2021

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3 out of 5
Centrally located but the shower was awful no pressure, only entry was from the back of the car park to a upstairs back outdoor staircase which was dark and hard to find. Disappointing overall as this was the executive suite.

Posted by on 14 Jun. 2021

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5 out of 5
I love this place. I’m in Bairnsdale for work and staying here is so comfortable. Beds amazing. Clean and yummy biscuits to have with a cuppa. Feels like home away from home.

Posted by on 19 Apr. 2021

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Apr. 2021

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2 out of 5
I received an anonymous text message saying the pre check in registration has not been completed please click on the link. Everyone knows NEVER to click on links to avoid scams. Would have been better if the message mentioned the name of the hotel! Needless to say the form was unnecessary and inconvenient to fill out on ones phone whilst driving.... total time waster, despite covid and all the precautions that must be taken.

Posted by on 11 Apr. 2021

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5 out of 5
The accommodation is so comfortable. Beautiful beds and really lovely rooms. The breakfast that is provided is perfect and served in a gorgeous dining room overlooking the garden. It feels like home away from home.

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Jan. 2021

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4 out of 5
Pleasant surroundings, more care needed in the garden areas - pot plants dead. Staff overworked, rooms often not made up until late afternoon- not always stocked correctly. Breakfast we’re delicious.

Posted by on 14 Jan. 2021

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4 out of 5
The one bedroom apartment was well equipped with lovely decor and a super comfortable bed.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 12 Jan. 2021

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at The Riversleigh. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of The Riversleigh was completed in March 2015. This 4-star Bairnsdale bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 22 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1885
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne Airport (MEL) (302.6 km / 188 mi)
  • Train station: Bairnsdale Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Riversleigh offers 22 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Bairnsdale bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 8 AM to 10 AM.

The Riversleigh has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 20.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • No lifts
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Private entrance
  • Security system
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 20.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.05 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Riversleigh B&B Bairnsdale
  • Riversleigh Bairnsdale
  • Riversleigh
  • The Riversleigh an Ascend Member
  • The Riversleigh Bairnsdale
  • The Riversleigh Bed & breakfast
  • The Riversleigh Bed & breakfast Bairnsdale

You should know

  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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