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4.5 out of 5

"The location and surroundings was beautiful and peaceful. You were still close to town, but felt like you were miles away. The owners provided great ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 07 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Gold Coast awaits you at Riviera Bed and Breakfast. You'll be 17.9 km (11.1 mi) from Warner Bros. Movie World and 17.9 km (11.1 mi) from Chevron Renaissance. Highlights at this Colonial B&B include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and all 4 rooms feature balconies or patios, living rooms, and dining areas. Refrigerators, microwaves, and room service make in-room dining convenient. Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like free toiletries. Private yards, WiFi, and in-room massages are also available. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

This business-friendly bed & breakfast offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a library. Added amenities include coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 8 AM and 9 AM. Bring your pet along and take advantage of this property's pet-friendly amenities such as food and water bowls. There's also RV/bus/truck parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Sights within a 20-minute drive of this 3.5-star Gilston B&B include Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast and Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Le Mediterranean Room (Private Bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Le Monet Rose Room (Ensuite)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Le Provencale Room (Shared Bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Le Parisien Room (Shared Bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Riviera Bed and Breakfast ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riviera Bed and Breakfast

Everyone (15) Couples (9) Family (6)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 13 May 2021

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5 out of 5
The location and surroundings was beautiful and peaceful. You were still close to town, but felt like you were miles away. The owners provided great service. Having breakfast with the birds each morning was definitely a highlight.

Posted by on 7 Jul. 2019

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10 Jul. 2019 by carrie

Thank you CG for your very generous review which encouraged us untolds. I am was thrilled for you with that exceptional bird experience your first morning when the friendly little lorikeets came onto your breakfast table to give you such a warm welcome! I hope you returned home and then to work much rested after your stay here in the hills and bush! Thank you again for having chosen our B&B, Warm regards, Caroline

1 out of 5
The hosts had forgotten about our booking and we were not made to feel welcome at all even after it was verified. I was asked to provide my mobile no. so the other host could ring me because she "didn't know who I was". The facilities are run down, and our bed had a doona without a cover, the bins were unlined, and there was religious paraphernalia littering the establishment which made us uncomfortable. When we arrived back from our function, one of the hosts was sitting outside our room waiting, which was very intrusive. The room was stuffy and hot, with only a small fan and no security if the windows were open. The bathroom facilities were not completely functional, and after over-explanation by the hosts we were confused as to whether we were actually able to use the shower or not. Overall a very unpleasant experience and would not recommend to others.

Posted by on 19 Jan. 2019

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15 Feb. 2019 by Carrie

Thank you Sara for your booking. I am sorry your comments were made without being privy to behind-the-scenes events. I no longer had access to bookings as my computer had crashed with a widespread windstorm on the Coast and I could not locate my data as my computer was with the Technician for more than 3 weeks. I, the hostess, was not present the weekend of your visit as I had to take an urgent flight interstate to atttend to a very unwell elderly parent. My mind was on the seriousness of her health. I had not informed my husband of your arrival as I no longer had access to that information on my computer. I was still scrambling to find whatever was able to be recuperated. Because of this I was not in a position to transfer any information to my 2019 diary. Hence, my uncertainty initially regarding your booking. I am sorry if you felt uncomfortable but I was simply sitting near your room writing a note to be put under your door on your return regarding your breakfast needs. The newly-renovated bathroom facilities were totally operational but were still being improved, hence the explanation. You may remember I offered a second fan (in the cupboard) for you but I noticed your disinterest. As doonas are not needed in summer, we do not provide them, hence, there was no doona but a bed cover placed over the sheets. I am sorry but I'm nott sure what facilities you are speaking about that are run down. Other reviews would not indicate this. Maybe you would like to email me with these details so we can look at this. We endeavour to maintain a high standard throughout our B&B so if there was some discrepancy, I am sorry but I was not aware of it. As you'd imagine, living in the bush we live differently to city-dwellers. It is a shame you didnt have time to enjoy the beauty of the bird-life, the bushland, the peace and quiet

4 out of 5
We had a pleasant stay. The hosts were very accommodating and made us feel very welcome.

Posted by on 15 Oct. 2018

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15 Feb. 2019 by Carrie

Thank you for your very helpful review which encouraged us by your kind comments. We hope you can again enjoy the beauty of our bushland B&B - a retreat experience with the birds!

5 out of 5

Relaxing and Friendly Stay

A lovely place to stay. Owners were friendly and welcoming. Beautiful, quiet surrouncings.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 1 Feb. 2018

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6 Feb. 2018 by Caro

Thank you Angela for this encouraging review. I am always blessed in a special way to have mother/daughter guests celebrating together at our B&B. You do have a lovely daughter! It was great to chat at breakfast on your last day and I hope all goes well for you in your special health venture. Hope you can make it back again sometime!

5 out of 5
Host graciously welcomed us after a late booking. Rooms are quiet and private, pool sublime and French cooking a classy surprise.

Posted by on 29 Jan. 2018

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6 Feb. 2018 by Caro

Thank you so very much for your generous review, SL, which is always greatly appreciated. I am glad I could help out in a challenging situation and you yourselves were gracious guests. Yes, Robert's French breakfast never disappoint and happy you enjoyed it so much. Come again!

4 out of 5
I had an excellent stay and I will stay again if I am in the area again, it's central to the national parks and the coast.

Posted by on 2 Sep. 2016

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4 out of 5

Located halfway between beach and mountains

Pros: Good location, friendly hosts and beautiful surrounds.
Cons: Provide a curtain and overhead shower set-up in the ensuite room as the current bath layout is a bit difficult.
Location: Check out nearby Hinze Dam while you're there - a very interesting place to visit, with a cafe serving great food. It was buzzing with visitors.
We enjoyed our two night stay very much. Our hosts were friendly, welcoming and great breakfast companions.This B&B is charming and homely, and is situated most conveniently between the Gold Coast and mountain destinations such as Springbrook. The location was peaceful and quiet.

Posted by on 7 May 2016

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5 out of 5

Little slice of paradise

This was such a pleasant surprise, particularly for the price. Waking up to the beautiful rainforest surrounds was gorgeous. The hosts were lovely and made a delicious brekkie. Would definitely like to stay again. One night wasn't enough!

Posted by , from Melbourne on 22 Apr. 2016

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2 out of 5

Hinterland B&B

Pros: friendly people
Cons: The value of the meals.
Location: Panorama Drive is worthwhile to experience and drive to Binna Burra
We thought that a B&B meant room and breakfast but after purchasing a night stay was sent an email to say that breakfast would be $10. Also we were offered dinner for $35pp ,one course and expected that at that price it would be a very flash dish but were presented with a plate of rice and french casserole and green beans that I would expect to pay about $14-$18 for.I was shocked to pay $70 for this meal.Very disappointed. the room was clean and comfortable but the light shade was broken and a folded bed was along the wall with a blanket thrown over it as if it was storage.Very nice friendly people and the surrounds were nice. We were told our room had been upgraded but then the host told us that she was trying to sort the issue of the toilet of one room being right next to the bedhead of our room. I had not heard the noise but my husband later told me he had heard the flushing and the people in the other ensuite.I do not think that is an upgrade.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 18 Nov. 2015

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29 Jan. 2016 by caro

Thank you Mary for your comments. Yes, B&B does mean breakfast included and I offer this for a 2-night stay but for a 1-night stay there is an extra cost for my husbands French Speciality Breakfast which is of a higher quality than a continental. I believe this was indicated on your booking form before you arrived. I am sorry you were disappointed with the cost of the meal, even though I did explain to you in detail what was on offer. Robert prepares his French dinners from scratch and with quality ingredients. His French sauces are not made with any starch products but with vegetables so this is a much longer process and also healthier. Sorry about the broken light shade...with difficulty, I am trying to find a match to the other one Yes the folded bed is there for a child to use when necessary. Yes, your booking was for a guest-share bathroom and I upgraded you to a private bathroom, B&B is community living and it's true that sometimes there is more unexpected' interaction' in such a situation....

About the Riviera Bed and Breakfast

Location 53 Evanita Drive, Gilston, QLD 4211

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. An airport shuttle during limited hours and a train station pick-up service are available for a fee. An outdoor pool, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the family-friendly Riviera Bed and Breakfast. The bed & breakfast can provide concierge services and wedding services. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Gold Coast bed & breakfast.

  • 1 building
  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1853
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • 1 conference room
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riviera Bed and Breakfast offers 4 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and shared/communal kitchens. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms and include desks. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include complimentary toiletries and ceiling fans. In-room massages, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • In-room dining
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 8 AM to 9 AM.

Onsite venue - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves dinner only. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: AUD 20 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


For double occupancy stays in Le Mediterranean Room, Le Parisien Room, Le Provencale Room, use of the single bed requires a fee of AUD 15 per night.

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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Social distancing measures are in place.

  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: AUD 15.00 per day

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 8 and AUD 10 for adults, AUD 5 and AUD 8 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 5 per night (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 90.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Pet fee: AUD 20 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in fee: AUD 10 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 10 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Hotel Names

  • Riviera Bed & Breakfast Gilston
  • Riviera Gilston
  • Riviera And Breakfast Gilston
  • Riviera Bed and Breakfast Gilston
  • Riviera Bed and Breakfast Bed & breakfast
  • Riviera Bed and Breakfast Bed & breakfast Gilston

You should know

  • Riviera Bed and Breakfast offers transfers from the airport and train station (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.