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4 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights we had room with kitchen must say nice size room good air con and room fan all works clean Guy a bit grumpy when asked to put up umbrellas in swimming pool area Wifi only really works near reception not in rooms

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel, only stayed one night. Service was lovely, and couldn't do enough for you. Meals were very quick and average priced. Rooms were a good size although they are quite old. Plenty of parking on-site. Not sure about the free wifi though as for some reason it wouldn't let me connect. Will be back.

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1 Thank Ethan F
Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stayed two nights at the River of Gold Motel about a week ago when were in Cooktown as part of our drive around Australia. It’s a good basic hotel, nothing too fancy but close to everything you need to see and do in Cooktown, clean, quiet, nice pool and definitely in our budget. We enjoyed our stay here and... More 

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3 Thank JGDynamo
Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Modern, hotel with comfortable, clean rooms. Walking distance to the main street. Very friendly helpful owners, obviously a well run hotel. We had been told the restaurant served the best meal in town but unfortunately it is closed on Sunday nights, the night we were there, so cannot confirm that; the breakfast was good though. We would stay there again.

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3 Thank KenRW
Cairns, Australia
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60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

My wife and myself and our brother in law had adjoining rooms on the first floor. Both rooms had a queen size bed and a single bed. Rooms were very nice and spotlessly clean. The Hosts were very nice and so helpful regarding any local enquiries you may have had. Beautiful swimming pool and the room rates were exceptionally cheap.... More 

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3 Thank RegClaybrook
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

mick and lee were wonderful hosts. clean rooms, excellent food at reasonable prices. a very well run hotel. I'll be back!! Next time I'll stay longer and get loads of fishing in. 2mins walk to shoreline and boats and restaurants but didn't need the restaurants!

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2 Thank brianthepom
Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

This I would recommend lovely rooms pool, and restaurant and room service. The managers could not be more helpful I was very happy staying there and would again. the there is a continental breakfast. or you can pay a bit extra for a hot breakfast, and what a feast.

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2 Thank 60helga4
Mission Beach, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

no guide for Foxtel no support from manager to supply one, how can you find acceptable programs if not for yourself but for children as some of the movies were definitely not suitable but you have no way of knowing whats on or when. Providing a photocopy to rooms should be part and parcel of the service the excuse for... More 

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1 Thank swincer
Cairns, Australia
1 review
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

I would like to thank all the staff at River of Gold, the restaurant staff and office staff. I think they have the best chef in the region. The food was amazing. The rooms are not resort style rooms but are very clean and comfortable. They go out of the way to make you feel comfortable and special. Even taking... More 

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1 Thank Patricia B
Townsville, Australia
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31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Rooms are standard 1990s and usable. I do not believe they are priced correctly ( a bit high in the nightly tariff.) The pool is good. Laundry is $4 a load, drying is free. At night the A/C makes enough noise to wake the dead three graves over. The staff are very friendly and try to please. Be patient when... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The river of Gold Motel is situated in the centre of Cooktown with beautiful views across to the mighty Endeavour River. We cater for both business and pleasure. Our restaurant "Annan's" has seating for fifty as well as poolside dining in a tropical setting. Our unique and internationally acclaimed Stone grill dining along with a comprehensive A La Carte menu will have you returning over and over. Annan's also offers in house and outside catering for conferences and meetings. We are also very happy to cater for your pre booked luncheon whether it be business or birthday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River of Gold Motel

Address: Hope Street | P.O. Box 392, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cooktown
Number of rooms: 23
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Some rooms have kitchenettes and some don't.”
 of 5 bubbles RegClaybrook, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I stayed on ground level and was quite happy next to the pool”
 of 5 bubbles 60helga4, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“try room close to reception for wi fi signal”
 of 5 bubbles swincer, 1 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Nice sunset view for upper storey balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Dundee33, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Awesome place for a meal can't comment on the rooms but would suggest that they would be excellent too”
 of 5 bubbles 284beve, 3 Jul 2015 | Read review
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