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9.1

Exceptional
/10
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Highly rated by guests – 100% would recommend
Housekeeping6
Breakfast1
Shops1
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Newcastle Airport 20.3 km
Taree Airport 99.3 km
Palm Beach Seaplane Base 119.7 km
Port Macquarie Airport 160.5 km
Sydney Airport 160.7 km
Bankstown Airport 167.4 km
Kempsey Airport 192.0 km
Tamworth Airport 204.0 km
Gunnedah Airport 248.4 km
Riverside Motel

"Everything was perfect for my family getaway"

Kim - May 7, 2022
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Riverside Motel

428 Tarean Road, Karuah, Karuah, Australia, 2324 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Karuah part of Karuah, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money9.0
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Riverside Motel

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

10

Queen Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed & 1 queen bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Deluxe Queen Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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Executive Two Bedrooms Suite
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  • Shower
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EXECUTIVE QUEEN BED DOUBLE BED 2 BEDROOMS
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    Suite 2 bedrooms - Executive
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      Deluxe Quadruple Room
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        Executive Suite, 2 Bedrooms (1 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds)
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Riverside Motel?

          Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

          How do I get to Riverside Motel?

          Riverside Motel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 20 AUD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the motel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Riverside Motel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the motel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Riverside Motel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

          What are my dining options at Riverside Motel?

          Riverside Motel features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

          What is the smoking policy at Riverside Motel?

          Riverside Motel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

          What restaurants are nearby Riverside Motel?

          Riverside Motel’s neighborhood is Karuah which includes popular restaurants such as Bridgeview Resturant, Karua and District and Riverview.

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          What people love about Riverside Motel

          • 10

            Exceptional

            "Everything was perfect for my family getaway"

            Kim

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            May 7, 2022

          • 10

            Exceptional
            Location

            "Very good location, good room side."

            Zhang

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            February 7, 2022

          • 10

            Exceptional

            "The room was bright and fresh and very comfortable with everything I needed."

            Lynda

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            April 10, 2021

          Overall rating:

          9.1

          Exceptional
          55 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.6
          Facilities
          8.3
          Location
          9.2
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          What travelers say they love:
          Great refurbished rooms
          george from Australia
          Couple
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          Riverside Motel

          The superior services and facilities offered at Riverside Motel will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Karuah can be assisted with the shuttle services available here.
          Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. The motel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
          Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
          Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Riverside Motel. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the motel come with air conditioning. Some rooms have television to keep guests entertained. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, bottled water and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms.
          You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer provided in some guest bathrooms.


          Dining and things to do

          What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the motel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. The motel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities for its most selective guests.
          Riverside Motel promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the salon. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like fishing.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Excellent
          Facilities

          8.3

          Languages spoken

          • English

          Accessibility

          • Wheelchair accessible

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Internet services
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Fishing
          • Garden
          • Ticket services
          • Tours

          Cleanliness and safety

          • Daily disinfection in all rooms
          • Daily disinfection in common areas
          • First aid kit
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Bar
          • BBQ facilities
          • Coffee shop
          • Kitchen
          • Room service

          Services and conveniences

          • Air conditioning in public area
          • Contactless check-in/out
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Elevator
          • Facilities for disabled guests
          • Heating in public area
          • Ironing service
          • Luggage storage
          • Salon
          • Smoking area

          For the kids

          • Family room

          Land sports

          • Golf course (within 3 km)

          Access

          • Check-in/out [express]
          • Fire extinguisher
          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Pets allowed
          • Smoke alarms

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer
          • Car park [free of charge]
          • Car park [on-site]
          • Shuttle service

          Available in all rooms

          • Air conditioning
          • Coffee/tea maker
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Desk
          • Free bottled water
          • Hair dryer
          • Internet access – wireless
          • Ironing facilities
          • Microwave
          • Non-smoking
          • Private bathroom
          • Refrigerator
          • Satellite/cable channels
          • Seating area
          • Shower
          • Toiletries
          • Wi-Fi [free]
          Location
          428 Tarean Road, Karuah, Karuah, Australia, 2324
          Exceptional
          Location

          9.2

          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Infant 0-1 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
          Children 2-3 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from13:00
          • Check-out until10:00
          • Reception open until18:00

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer fee20 AUD
          • Distance from city center0 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

          Extras

          • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 AUD

          The property

          • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
          • Number of restaurants2
          • Number of rooms 6
          • Room voltage180
          • Year property opened2000
          • Most recent renovation2011

          Parking

          • Daily parking fee0 AUD

          Reviews of Riverside Motel from real guests

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          9.1
          /
          10
          Exceptional
          Cleanliness9.6
          Facilities8.3
          Location9.2
          Room comfort and quality10.0
          Service9.5
          Value for money9.0
          High score for Karuah
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (14)
          8-9 Excellent (7)
          7-8 Very Good (4)
          6-7 Good (1)
          <6 Below Expectation (1)
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          Mar - May (6)
          Jun - Aug (4)
          Sep - Nov (6)
          Dec - Feb (11)
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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Kim from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in January 2021

          Close to eveything”

          Location great,walk to shops,rsl club & river. Good size room,shower big with good water pressure. Room was refreshing but the bed was a bit low but thats just personal preference. Owner very helpful & friendly. Karuah is a quiet little town. Pizza at rsl club cafe is terrible.

          Reviewed January 08, 2021

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Karen from Canada
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2016

          Clean, safe & friendly”

          Riverside Motel is everything you need from a budget location - Lisa, an owner, was friendly when getting me settled in my scrupulously clean room (#5), the room was quiet at night, the bed was comfortable, and the shower had excellent water pressure. Travelling alone, I felt safe here and enjoyed my stay.

          Reviewed November 09, 2016

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Angela from Australia
          Family with young children
          Deluxe Twin Room
          Stayed 1 night in September 2019

          A little disappointed ”

          My new born was crying and so i had to go to a nearest motel.. I had booked this 1.. we never made it this 1. I understood that i booked it and was our fault but still disappointed they took full price even though we didn't make it there..

          Reviewed October 07, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Margaret from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in September 2016

          Lovely country motel”

          A small 6 unit motel not too far from the Freeway. Great for an overnight stay. Staff very friendly and helpful. Close to club for quick drink and dinner. A small cafe nearby for a delicious breakfast and coffee.

          Reviewed September 21, 2016

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Cynthia from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2015

          A very comfortable stop over.”

          Lisa's pleasant welcome. Decor in the room. Cleanliness

          The motel room was very comfortable.There were several restaurants and the RSL close by & within walking distance to the water.

          Reviewed November 21, 2015

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Peter from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2013

          This motel is an ideal stopover on a road trip. ”

          modern interior, spacious and comfortable

          We used this property as a stopover on a long road trip. The township has very little to offer but the motel enabled us to relax overnight for the next day's driving.

          Reviewed December 28, 2013

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Liz from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

          Perrrct base more than basic”

          This small establishment had all you need and quiet too. A bit more than your basic motel - nicer decor. Still good 50 minutes drive to Nelson Bay but only 20 min to Tea Gardens and the ferry. Very friendly staff. Felt very personal

          Reviewed January 15, 2018

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Christine from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in July 2016

          Lovely decor but uncomfortable bed needing a padded topper.”

          A great little motel but the mattress was needing a padded topper to add comfort to what is a hard, spring based bed.

          Reviewed July 29, 2016

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Graham from United Kingdom
          Family with teens
          Deluxe Twin Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2017

          One night stop over”

          Excellent reception, very polite and attentive staff, clean and well equipped room. Perfect for the price. Received excellent advice about what to do and see in the area in 24 hours. I would give this place mu highest recommendation.

          Reviewed December 21, 2017

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Jessop from United States
          Family with young children
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018

          Great roadside motel”

          Very clean and spacious room with nice decor. Everything you want from a roadside motel.

          Reviewed March 09, 2018

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Jennifer from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in January 2020

          Nice but too much light in room”

          The modern design of the motel doors with multiple rectangular glass slats meant that we were woken up in the early hours of the morning with light flooding into the room. We didn’t like that.

          Reviewed January 09, 2020

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Paul from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in February 2020

          It was close to everything and very quiet ”

          The RSL was close and the people running the motel was very pleasant and help full

          Reviewed February 21, 2020

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Nick from Australia
          Family with teens
          Deluxe Twin Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2019

          Exceptional”

          Super nice staff, clean and modern room. Good location, worth the money. Will stay there again if needed in the future.

          Reviewed December 29, 2019

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Ronals from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

          Very good”

          No plates and cutlery to eat food in room. No toaster unless asked for. TV unable to pick up Channel 7 most of the time. We wanted to watch the AO Tennis. Otherwise very well appointed.

          Reviewed January 22, 2018

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Brian from Australia
          Group
          Deluxe Twin Room
          Stayed 1 night in June 2017

          A pillow to rest on.”

          Perfect for 1 night stop half way during a long road trip, easy access well away from noisy freeway. (7 hours from home) Will use again if travelling this away. Cheers Brian.

          Reviewed July 11, 2017

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Andrew from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2014

          Convenient”

          Accommodating Staff, proximity to everything, great rooms

          Fine

          Reviewed March 25, 2014

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          george from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in September 2020

          Exceptional”

          Great refurbished rooms

          Reviewed September 07, 2020

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          8.0
          Excellent
          yvonne from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

          Very good”

          need plates and cutlery cant eat in room as their is none

          Reviewed August 20, 2017

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          7.2
          Very good
          Michael from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

          Short stay”

          Very nice clean rooms very thin walls could hear everything happening in the next rooms be careful !

          Reviewed August 25, 2016

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Dianne from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Twin Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2018

          Sparkling clean. Helpful owners.”

          Clean and comfortable. Convenient location. Welcoming owners

          Reviewed December 02, 2018

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