Set among 8 acres of tropical rainforest, the 19th-century Riviera Nerang offers guests an outdoor swimming pool, barbecue facilities and massage services.

Riviera Bed And Breakfast is within 20 minutes’ drive of popular Gold Coast theme parks, including Dreamworld and Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World. Surfers Paradise is a 25-minute drive away.

Nerang Riviera B&B features French Provincial style decor with mosquito nets. All rooms feature either a shared veranda or a private balcony with garden views.

Facilities include a guest lounge with a shared kitchenette, which includes a microwave, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. A laundry and ironing service is available for an additional charge.

The Riviera features French specialty breakfast on weekends, and continental breakfast on weekdays, served on the deck with views of the rainforest and exotic birds. French and Italian cuisine is available for dinner upon advance reservation.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Riviera Bed & Breakfast has been welcoming guests since Feb 22, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Riviera Bed & Breakfast

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
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  • Hi Do u have private shower in the room.. or shared?
    HELLO, In the Monet Rose Room, there is an attached Ensuite to the Bedroom. This is 100% private. There is both a bath and a shower....all private...
    Answered on June 11, 2021
  • Is there air conditioning?
    Hi 2 rooms that share a bathroom have airconditioning Provencale and Parisian. Also guest lounge/kitchenette area. Look forward to your stay rega...
    Answered on March 7, 2022
  • is there a shuttle bus / to theme parks ..thankyou marissa
    Hello! I am sorry for delay in responding and allso sorry to say that we do not have a shuttle bus to theme parks. 99.9% of our guests hire a car w...
    Answered on March 23, 2022
  • How much extra for pets
    Sorry for late reply but I was away from my desk. We allow only fully house-trained dogs as guests with booking-no puppies younger than 2 yrs. $10-to...
    Answered on March 26, 2021
  • How far from Coolangatta Airport are you please?
    By car, it is approximately 30 minutes from the Airport to 53 Evanita Drive, Gilston
    Answered on March 26, 2021
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Hosted by Caroline and Robert

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Caroline and Robert
Riviera B&B (formerly Gilston Retreat) was built in 1837, then consisting of just 4 rooms, the current kitchen and dining room as well as 2 bedrooms. In 1953 the rest of the house was built (upstairs only) with outhouse & laundry sink underneath. It was restored in 1985 and beautified some time later by a Dutchman and his wife. We have retained their style because of the European flavour whilst adding French touches throughout the B&B. The greatest beauty of our B&B property is the fact that we are in the Hills of the Gold Coast Hinterland, a former farming area, secluded in the beauty of rainforest bushland, yet close enough to suburbia and shopping complexes to be able to have easy access to whatever needs you may have.
Caroline is a Queenslander, birthplace being Bundaberg & having lived in 2 Queenslanders as a child. She had the privilege of living in Switzerland then 4 cities in France for several magnifiques years! Robert originates from Nice. For him, food has always been a family affair - his father, a wonderful French cook, Robert fondly remembers his Italian Nonna rising at 5 am to make homemade gnocchi, teaching him from age 12 to cook French/Italian dishes
Riviera B&B (formerly Gilston Retreat) was built in 1837, then consisting of just 4 rooms, the current kitchen and dining room as well as 2 bedrooms. In 1953 the rest of the house was built (upstairs only) with outhouse & laundry sink underneath
Languages spoken: English,Spanish,French,Italian
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: French

Amenities of Riviera Bed & Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Cooking class Additional charge
  • Massage chair
  • Hiking
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Baby safety gates
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Pet bowls
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Mosquito net
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Seasonal
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Fenced pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool with view
  • Saltwater pool
  • Shallow end
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Riviera Bed & Breakfast takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
AUD 10 per child, per night
2+ years
Extra bed by request
AUD 20 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Riviera Bed & Breakfast accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 2% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Please note, twin bedding will incur an extra charge of AUD 15 per night.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform Riviera Bed & Breakfast of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Swimming pool #1: Closed from Fri, May 22, 2020 until Thu, Sept 03, 2020

Swimming pool #1: Closed from Sat, May 01, 2021 until Thu, Sept 30, 2021

FAQs about Riviera Bed & Breakfast

  • Riviera Bed & Breakfast is 6.8 miles from the center of Gold Coast.

  • The prices at Riviera Bed & Breakfast may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Riviera Bed & Breakfast include:

    • Double

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Riviera Bed & Breakfast is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at Riviera Bed & Breakfast can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Riviera Bed & Breakfast by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 30min

  • Riviera Bed & Breakfast offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Massage chair
    • Cooking class
    • Swimming pool

  • Riviera Bed & Breakfast has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant