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“Little piece of paradise - perfect stay”

River of Gold Motel
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River of Gold Motel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Cooktown
Palmwoods, Australia
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Little piece of paradise - perfect stay”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

What a great place it was to stay. I was recently there for work and Mick and Lee were the perfect hosts. They couldn't be more accommodating - picked me up from the airport, dropped me off for work, set up for the workshop and provided delicious and abundant food. They were also more than happy to drop me back at the airport the next day - thanks to you both for the perfect stay - we will be back!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Kuranda
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

I have stayed at this motel quite a number of times and did so again this week. I really like the place as its simple, easy to find, clean and the food is excellent. Staff are always friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Moore Park Beach, Australia
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139 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Not only great hospitality but quality accommodation. Very clean,tidy and a pleasure to stay in. You know...one of those places you're happy to shower in without wearing thongs! The meals were the best I've ever had and a reasonable price, you have to try the crumbed calamari (I did twice). Very helpful and friendly hosts,thanks guys.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Townsville
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a lovely time. Mick and Lea were fantastic hosts. The meals served at the restaurant were huge and beautifully prepared. We enjoyed sitting around the pool after a day of exploring Cooktown. Great Motel, I highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Cooktown, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in one of the fully self contained rooms, very spacious, had all the necessary things for cooking utensils. Great views from front & back veranda's beautiful cross breeze. Wanted to stay longer.
Mick & Lee were fantastic hosts. Will definitely be back.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Atherton, Australia
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Mick and staff had a full house for the Cooktown and Cape York Business Conference in February, a month when monsoon heat and rains can produce tropical torpor in this part of the world. Not so at River of Gold Motel where I was treated like a princess with every wish catered for. Thank you. You gave me a great stay! I could not recommend the place more highly!
Christine, Atherton

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Being a plumber the smell that you getting from the bathroom is likely to be coming from the shower floor waste they sometimes dry out the water seal in the trap and allow the smell from the sewer to enter the premise routine topping up is required by turning on the shower for 30seconds each week im sure thats your problem

Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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kylie876, Owner at River of Gold Motel, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Thank you for your review, however, I am very disappointed that you would wait 9 months to write a review about a problem that no longer exists. The motel has had new owners/managers for 6 months now and any problems such as you describe have been addressed and are no longer a problem. We have worked extremely hard in the past 6 months to build the motel up and have engaged on a major maintenance and repair program. We are also updating the rooms, we have a wonderful restaurant and bar with (we are told) the best meals in town and much more, that's why I find it so disappointing that you would post this review now, 9 months after the fact. I just hope users of Trip Advisor can see that this review is old and should have been done at the time and don't think that this is still the case.
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Property: River of Gold Motel
Address: Hope Street | P.O. Box 392, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cook Shire > Cooktown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Cooktown
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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