Mitchell River Tavern

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel in Bairnsdale with restaurant and bar/lounge

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Mitchell River Tavern

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Bar (on property)
Queen Room

Overview of Mitchell River Tavern

8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
59 Main Street, Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/banking services
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Budget Room

  • 14 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room

  • 14 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Queen Room

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Family Room

  • 27 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

About this area

Getting around

  • Bairnsdale Station - 11 min walk


  • Pepper's Fish & Chips & Takeaway - 7 min walk
  • McDonald's - 8 min walk
  • Oz Mex Mexican Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Bairnsdale Charcoal Chicken - 8 min walk
  • Oaktree - 1 min walk

About this property

Mitchell River Tavern

Mitchell River Tavern is a great choice for a stay in Bairnsdale. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from noon - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Mitchell River Tavern – On-site restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies


This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Mitchell River Tavern offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Mitchell River Tavern does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Mitchell River Tavern?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Mitchell River Tavern?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Mitchell River Tavern?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near Mitchell River Tavern?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Mitchell River Tavern.
What's the area around Mitchell River Tavern like?
Mitchell River Tavern is a short 9-minute walk from St Mary's Catholic Church and 11 minutes' walk from East Gippsland Rail Trail.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

This was good value for money. Clean and spacious. One of the globes over the mirror needing changing - flashed on and off but in fairness I didn't report it to the Tavern. Bottom sheet was small and not able to be tucked in at the sides, a little troublesome. Was a bit noisy but not excessive - it is a Tavern after all. Would happily stay again. People friendly, dining options very good.
Marilyn, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Martin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I was pleasantly surprised. Most Tavern/hotel rooms are very basic, with often shared bathrooms etc. This had it all. Good value for money also.
Yvonne, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

We had an enjoyable meal in the restaurant. Our room was clean and spacious. Check in at the pokies bar was a bit unusual and there was no obvious signage on the exterior of the building to indicate it was the Mitchell River Tavern. Also, the lack of a lift to our room upstairs was an inconvenience for bringing in luggage.
John Roger, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We loved our stay since it was the perfect Australian hotel that we imagined an Australian hotel would be. It was clean, had a great dining room, very helpful staff, and a great bathroom in our queen suite. We will stay there again and will recommend it to all our Californian friends
Vicky, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The room was a lovely surprise and the meal in the bar was excellent
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The property had just been painted on the outside, so there was no name on the front of the building, but it was fine
Simon, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Robert, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice little country tavern
It was a 1-night stopover on our way from the Snowy Mountains down to Melbourne. For the price that we paid, we could not fault it too much. There were a whole lot of stairs to climb from the basement car-park up to our room. Room was a little cramped but was clean and tidy. The bathroom was a good size and had been renovated. So was the corridor. Overall the place was in very good condition.
Daniel, 1-night family trip
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