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Donald Riverside Motel

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In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board

Overview of Donald Riverside Motel

Donald Riverside Motel

3 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Housekeeping
3 Woods Street, Donald, VIC, 3480

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationApex Park1 min walk
  • Popular LocationDonald Playground and Train Park7 min walk
  • Popular LocationDonald Racecourse2 min drive

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About this area


Located in Donald, Donald Riverside Motel is near the beach. Donald Playground and Train Park is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Buloke Wildlife Management Co-operative Area and Purcells Tank Bushland Reserve.

What's nearby

  • Apex Park - 1 min walk
  • Donald Playground and Train Park - 7 min walk
  • Donald Racecourse - 2 min drive
  • Purcells Tank Bushland Reserve - 6 min drive
  • Lake Jil Jil Wildlife Reserve - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Litchfield Station - 11 min drive


  • Woods St Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Bullocks Head Tavern - 6 min walk

About this property

Donald Riverside Motel

3-star motel in Donald with free parking
This motel features a snack bar/deli, a garden and barbecues. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and hairdryers. Guests can appreciate conveniences such as fridges and electric kettles, and other amenities include furnished balconies and flat-screen TVs.
Donald Riverside Motel offers 7 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Donald motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily

Family friendly

  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 1 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

Donald Riverside
Donald Riverside Motel Motel
Donald Riverside Motel Donald
Donald Riverside Motel Motel Donald

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 16 out of 25 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 25 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 25 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 25 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 25 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Sure, Donald isn’t the biggest town out there, but with a motel like this, you don’t need it to be – it is just so relaxing. It is located right next to the river, and not only that but they have balconies out the back where you can sit and just enjoy the natural surroundings, and the surroundings are certainly really natural. The service was also great, and the rooms were pretty comfortable as well. Yeah, this turned out to be a great place to spend a couple of nights.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Lovely riverside setting but checkin could have been handled better by staff.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
View from deck to river was beautiful. Clean, functional room. Good location. Bed hard, pillow too soft. Had tea & coffee making facilities, but if you wanted food had to heat up outside in communal microwave. No plates or utensils. TV, electric blanket, air-con worked, but had trouble working out On button on air-con control. Handy place for a stop over.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019