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The Riversleigh

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Executive Suite | Balcony
Classic Queen | In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
1 Bedroom Apartment | Living area | TV
1 Bedroom Apartment | Living area | TV

Overview of The Riversleigh

The Riversleigh

4.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
1 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNicholson St. Gallery1 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt Mary's Catholic Church10 min walk
  • Popular LocationRobb Street Gallery15 min walk
  • AirportBairnsdale, VIC (BSJ)11 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Bairnsdale, The Riversleigh is in a rural area. Don't miss out on a visit to Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre. Guests appreciate the bed & breakfast's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Nicholson St. Gallery - 1 min walk
  • St Mary's Catholic Church - 10 min walk
  • Robb Street Gallery - 15 min walk
  • Bairnsdale Historical Museum - 19 min walk
  • Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Bairnsdale Station - 12 min walk


  • Lake Of China Chinese Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • AJ's Pizza - 3 min walk
  • The Old Grain Store - 4 min walk
  • Lantern Palace - 4 min walk
  • Oz Mex Mexican Restaurant - 4 min walk

About this property

The Riversleigh

4-star bed & breakfast in a rural location
You can look forward to free continental breakfast, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe at The Riversleigh. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and laundry facilities.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • Free newspapers, concierge services, and express check-out
  • Luggage storage, a front desk safe, and express check-in
  • Guest reviews say great things about the breakfast
Room features
All guestrooms at The Riversleigh feature thoughtful touches such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available 7 AM–9:00 AM on weekdays and 8 AM–10 AM on weekends
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • Cable/satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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93% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 2 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Express check-in


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

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; access will be through a private entrance

Access methods

Private entrance


Pets not allowed

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

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
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.

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is The Riversleigh pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at The Riversleigh?

As of Oct 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Riversleigh on Oct 20, 2022 start from $110.53, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Riversleigh?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Riversleigh?

Check-in is from 2 PM - anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).

What time is check-out at The Riversleigh?

Check-out is at 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).

Where is The Riversleigh located?

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Nicholson St. Gallery and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre. Koala Trail and Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre are also within 25 mi (40 km). Bairnsdale Station is 12 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Riversleigh and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Riversleigh offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Riversleigh cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 150 out of 251 reviews
5 - Excellent 60%
Rating 4 - Good. 77 out of 251 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 15 out of 251 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 251 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 251 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was an absolute amazing stay. The staff are great and the rooms are fantastic certainly exceed my expectations. Will definitely stay again
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful Riversleigh
We had a wonderful 3 night stay and couldn’t have been better especially Belinda giving us Gr8 local eatery options and looking after us at breakfast as well/much appreciated and above her call of duty
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What a lovely place to stay. The room was clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was lovely and plenty of it - lovely breakfast rooms too. The staff were very friendly and helpful - would definitely stay again.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This Majestic old girl
The Riversleigh was one of the most beautiful places I have stayed. This majestic old building was very well kept for its age. The room was cozy and bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was very satisfying. Will definitely stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

2/5 Poor

Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A very comfortable place to stay, quiet but within easy walking distance of shops and places to eat.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Lovely building beautiful rooms spacious comfortable will be back
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
I have stayed at this place several times. Its a grand old building in excelent condition. The breakfasts is presented very enticingly. Its a short walk into town or for a walk along the river.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022