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Donald Riverside Motel

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Twin Room, 1 Single Bed | In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Twin Room, 1 Single Bed | In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Triple Room | In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board

Overview of Donald Riverside Motel

Donald Riverside Motel

3.0 star property
3-star motel in Donald

9.2/10 Superb

25 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
3 Woods Street, Donald, VIC, 3480

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Litchfield Station - 11 min drive
  • Massey Station - 17 min drive
  • Watchem Station - 24 min drive


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

About this property

Donald Riverside Motel

Enjoy your visit to Donald with a stay at Donald Riverside Motel. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. Other features include a snack bar/deli and a garden. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM until 9 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 8 AM - 9 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card 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 on-site self-parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge)
  • BBQs
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Garden

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Donald Riverside
Donald Riverside Motel Motel
Donald Riverside Motel Donald
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Frequently asked questions

Does Donald Riverside Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Donald Riverside Motel 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 Donald Riverside Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Donald Riverside Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Donald Riverside Motel?
You can check in from 1 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Donald Riverside Motel and nearby?
Donald Riverside Motel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Donald Riverside Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Woods St Cafe (4-min walk) and Bullocks Head Tavern (6-min walk).
Does Donald Riverside Motel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Donald Riverside Motel like?
Donald Riverside Motel is a short 1-minute walk from Apex Park and 7 minutes' walk from Donald Playground and Train Park. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Lovely riverside setting but checkin could have been handled better by staff.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A pleasant surprise
I was very pleased I had made Donald my halfway point between Adelaide and Melbourne. It might have added 50 kms or so to the journey but I enjoyed the scenery and it’s only another 35 kms to Charlton, where you join the Calder Highway, an excellent road to Melbourne. The motel was pleasantly located, being right next to the Richardson River. This is kept full of water by a dam further down the watercourse. Can recommend for a pleasant stay, well maintained and with a helpful, welcoming owner.
Peter, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The room was comfortable, warm with the heater and the bed was also comfortable. Enjoyed the balcony overlooking the river. Had tea at the local pub, took a while to get a steak but it was busy. A Chinese restaurant was over the road. Cooked breakfast was a good start to the day.
John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very comfortable and stunning balcony views of the river framed by a gorgeous gum tree
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Very comfortable and homely accommodation.
Frederick, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review