Reviews for Riverview Rise Retreats

Accommodation reviews and testimonials from our guests

It’s our mission to provide you with an outstanding luxury accommodation experience. Riverview Rise Retreats is a small exclusive accommodation establishment offering a luxury experience. Our guests say that we have captured the "x-factor" in quality and service!

We take great pride in delivering exactly what we promise in our advertising. This is reflected in the Guest Book reviews of our patrons. When you arrive, you will be able to read the original handwritten guest books.

Riverview Rise Retreats is your perfect little hideaway on the Murray River in Mannum. It’s a romantic getaway destination unlike any other.

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We've done it again in 2023!

In 2023, has again awarded Riverview Rise Retreats with a coveted Traveller Review Award!

As say, this award is proof that we consistently exceed travellers' expectations.

Even during the COVID pandemic, Riverview Rise Retreats has delighted in delivering the most exceptional level of luxury and service to our valued guests.

To be officially recognised once again by as providing consistently outstanding service is a great honour.

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5 Stars - Based on 58 User Reviews
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Award-winning accommodation award TRA 2023
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Award-winning accommodation in Mannum SA

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Roger + Dianne ChandlerRomantic getaways

Oh my goodness! Absolutely gobsmacked! Your Retreat is just gorgeous!!
I could feel the stress just disappear as we walked in the door. The view is magnificent. Michael + Wink amazing + friendly. Facilities - everything you could want + more. Thank you for this beautiful retreat  ❤ ❤

Kelly & GeoffRomantic escape

We had a wonderful time, what a fantastic getaway! Beautifully presented, probably the best place we have stayed. Thank you Wink & Michael you have created paradise.
Kelly & Geoff:)

Kerry BrownMagic

Stayed in lotsa places in Australia, overseas and more importantly in this State, you've nailed it.
What a spectacular place, very impressive, designed and fitted out perfectly. I'll be spreading the word cto many others for sure - We'll be back for sure!

GregmiffsmithPerfect in every way

5 of 5 stars
Very private, really had the wow factor, had everything you needed, very natural Really well laid out with spar bed flat screen and kitchen. loved the enclosed veranda with shade cloth. really cool place

Mahadev MshallyA Great Place to Stay

A great place to stay for a weekend getaway. Both wink & Michael are amazing. We absolutely loved our romantic time away from home.Would definitely come again in future.

Kane HolmanWonderful Retreat

Wonderful Retreat perfect for our quick childfree getaway to recharge and re-connect. Dinner and breakfast were amazing. Hospitality spot on!Thank you so much!

Don MooreExceptional Experience.

Trip Advisor rates Riverview Rise retreats the #2 of 2 specialty lodging in Mannum. What's first? The Mannum Riverside Caravan Park. This comparison is chalk and cheese. I'm sure the Caravan Park is a great choice for families travelling on a budget. For those seeking a very high level of amenity, spectacular scenery and outstanding hospitality, Riverview Rise Retreats should be your first choice. It has few peers in South Australia, indeed in the country. This property is a gem. Once more people find out about it, it will be hard to book. Go now, while you have the chance. You won't regret it. D. Moore, Adelaide SA

Wendy & Paul SavillFantastic Stay!

Thank you Michael & Wink for a fantastic stay. Paul had booked this as a surprise for our 22nd Wedding Anniversary. What a fantastic surprise! Loved the views and it was so relaxing. Great massage :)Kindest regards
Wendy & Paul Savill

Rinna Issa WinnenMagnificent hideaway!

Two nights of magical bliss. The outside world ceased to exist. What a way to celebrate our belated 15th Anniversary! The room was amazing, the ambience, the utilities, right down to finest, luxurious details. We didn't want for anything. Romance was a given, it didn't need to be created. Food provisions were more than ample and suitable for many dietary requirements. Privacy was fantastic and customer service second to none. Thankyou so much for having us! Next time we might actually venture out of the room

Glen & Kristen

Thank you for a beautiful stay this is our second-time here and we will be coming again soon.Everything was beautiful.


The definition of rest and relaxation restoration for the spirit in a beautiful setting. Thank you Wink & Michael for sharing.

Ted the Event OrganizerLOVED IT!

Thank you so much, Bfast, chocolates, little gifts! So wonderful.
Thank you again.

Caitlin Meyer

This place blew me away. Exceeded my expectations and will 100% come back and stay longer!Lovely Staff!

Deb & GeoffExpectations exceeded

Lazy Jane exceeded expectations. The view was exceptional & sunset on the first night was spectacular. Breakfast and meals were generous and flavorsome.Our first experience at trap shooting was enjoyable and with full safety brief and attention to detail felt extremely safe.
We had a wonderful stay.
Thanks for your hospitality.

Jade & JesseAmazing.

Amazing getaway, excellent self catering, home away from home, Perfect!

Johnmark & JenniferPerfect place

Love everything about this place. A great place to get away even if it was just one night. It is a perfect set-up here and love every moment. We will recommend to friends and family.

Kim & Leigh PomarioIncredible Place!

Incredible place. Attention to small details a winner - the first detail I realized is the gorgeous smell. Beautifully layed out and extras well thought out.Totally romantic.
Perfect breakfast supplies and late check out a winner!

Chris & Meagn NilliddenA Wonderful place.

What a wonderful place to stay and celebrate our 1 year anniversary! We loved everything about Molly's Hideaway. Everything is beautifully appointed and the attention to detail is lovely. I was really impressed with how clean everything was.A wonderful stay thank you. The BBQ Platter and breakfast was exceptional.

Pam & Trevor

What a lovely way to celebrate our 34th Wedding Anniversary and to relax in absolute privacy, with great views. A gorgeous way to wind down after enduring months of illness & struggle. Perfectly decorated creating a beautiful ambience, comfy bed, spa and all the facilities to indulge. Entertained friends on the enclosed balcony, BBQ, darts, champs. What more could we ask for. Hosts - /thank you for attending to every detail Michael & Wink. Loved the clay shooting too, although windy managed to hit some targets.

Kristen & Jonathon

Beautifully decorated room. Gorgeous view & so peaceful!
Will definitely be raving about this place to everyone & would love to come back ourselves again multiple times. Thank you so much for everything, an absolutely delightful stay!

Effie & JeremyFantastic Stay

Fantastic stay in Bob's Bungalow, came here to relax from our busy lives and we sure accomplished that. Thank you to the staff for being so welcoming.We can not wait to get back here and tell all of our family and friends about this enjoyable retreat.
Michael and Wink, you both should be very proud of what you provide for the customers.
Once again thank you for everything.

Aimz150930th Birthday Getaway

I was given a 2 night total indulgence package as a surprise for my 30th! It was a wonderful surprise! An absolutely beautiful place, very relaxing! The room has everything you could think of including a TV in the bathroom and huge spa bath! The massages were perfect and our meal cooked by the fabulous Mick, was divine! Wink is a gem! A very memorable experience! Thanks Wink & Michael ??


We received a Birthday gift voucher and the excitement was surpassed only by the absolutely fantastic Lazy Jane Lodge. The location and view was spectacular and the lodge was filled with 5 star luxury. The bed was so comfortable, the cooking facilities first class and the bathroom and spa was decadence at its best. The outside deck with its fly/mosquito netting was so secluded and private we didn't see any others guests on our stay. An absolute must for anyone who wants some time out, just 1hr from Adelaide.

Paula Berretoni

We stayed for three nights - wish it was more! We stayed in Molly's Hideaway! Absolutely beautiful - the scenery, the spa - everything laid on for comfort and relaxation - as we were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary it was perfect! Cannot say enough except we will be back!

Pavla Berreetoni

We really enjoyed our stay. Everything was perfect. I will certainly be sharing this little gem with everyone!

Raelene A

My husband & I celebrated our 43rd wedding Anniversary here at the Riverview Rise Retreat, our stay was in Bob's Bungalow which is so lovely, it is beautifully decorated, a large comfy king bed with beautiful linen, a well appointed kitchen with everything we needed to cook up our own special dinner, the large spa to soak in and a dual head shower with good water pressure to share, it was also especially nice to have a stack of fabulous large fluffy towels. There is just no negative to this accommodation, you receive everything you would expect for accommodation in this price range and the night we stayed was topped of by a beautiful sunset over the river. I suggest you go spoil yourselves as we did, you won't be disappointed.

Courtney & Steven Rossely

By far the best place we have ever stayed. We will definitely be back.

JayTee47"Stunning peace and relaxation"

i can't think of a better place to rest, recharge and relax. Everything is perfect and it's the first time I've been able to truly relax in months! There's no pressure, no choices to make, everything you need is exactly where it needs to be. Nothing has been left out! Brilliant!!

Sam Gourd

The peaceful serenity of the mannum Murray river looking down from our stay Was amazing in its self.

But when we slide the door inside the welcoming platters and wine was quite a surprise with the beautiful candles and decorated room and the amazing spa I knew this was going to be a stay to remember .

Love was in the air joy was all around luxury was upon us and the stay had only just begun.

The smell of aroma from the candles and perfume in the room created the perfect romantic atmosphere.

The night was setting the bbq was starting another wine to wash down the local produce was delightful and delicious.

The darts on the balcony was a must full of laughter and jokes and then another spa before a movie and chocolates and those comfy cosy beds .

A romantic night and an amazing sleep to sleep in too was quite the treat a morning coffee then to start the day with a BANG! Shooting shotguns at flying targets was a good start to the day then a brunch cooked up and to go back too relaxing the rest of the day I didn't want to have to go away?

The perfect stay?
A memory of a life time for two
To expierence this all again would be absoulutly wonderful

Mr & Mrs Wahlquist"Money Back GUARATEE" well founded.

Your attention to detail and 'little touches' help to make the stay as comfortable as 'home'.
Your confidence in your 'Money back Guarantee' is well founded.

Chris & Natolie Soar

My husband and I have stayed here for 2 nights to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary. The time together is invaluable and has revitalised and reconnected us. I must admit a hesitance to spend so much money on such a short stay but I do not regret it and if we get the opportunity in the future we would definitely return.
Thanks for the memories.

Lynne & GaryAn Outstanding Retreat

An outstanding Retreat which delivered everything and more, that it promised. Fantastic views, peaceful surroundings, total relaxation with very friendly service... nothing was too much trouble - quite the opposite.
We will be back!!

Hazel Parker

Gorgeous Retreat in a beautiful location. The perfect spot to relax, kick back and unwind. Cheers Michael & Wink xxx

Brad & Renee6 Star Rating

This is the most beautiful place we have stayed. Views are breathtaking & the service went above and beyond what we could have expected, ranging from taking us to the river to providing fabulous breakfast and BBQ food. Wink & Michael were there for us 24/7 & were relaxed & inviting with a good balance of ****** (6) Star rating.
Thanks again. Brad & Renee

Wendy Goowin

Our stay turned out to be all that we expected from the information on-line.

Louise BoumaFABULOUS

In a word - 'FABULOUS'
Loved our mini stay. Great work in providing such a hassle free Adventure!
See you again soon:)

Helen & Mark

Thank you. We came to getaway and relax which we have.
Facilities Great!
Massage Wonderful!

Alan & KarinIndulgence

We spent 3 days and nights relaxing in the peace and quiet of our luxurious accommodation. The massages were excellent as was the food. We indulged in the BBQ, the platter and the in-house chef cooked meal. All were very tasty and plenty of it, but the chef experience topped the lot. Very importantly - we didn't have to drive home afterwards.
A delightful long weekend, strongly recommended.
Many thanks to Wink and Michael

Rachel & John Abbott"Postcard Picture"

"Postcard Picture" Perfect views. Love the enclosed veranda - don't have to fight with flies & mozzies!
Huge amount of delicious food, wonderful service, brilliant activities eg. canoeing and exceptional training in Trap Shooting.
Fabulous location and relaxing Massages. Peaceful.

Anne & AStephen WilliamsonWonderful

Will certainly recommend your accommodation, everything was excellent. Thank you

Jeannete RobsonIt was Perfect

We had a Great time away. Just the break we needed. Thank you so much for your Hospitality, Everything was perfect.
Would love to come back again.

Bill & SophieExcellent

Thanks Wink and Mike for a wonderful weekend of massage, meals and Trap Shooting. WOW what an experience.
The Retreat was above and beyond what we expected and so close to home - who would have thought.
Will certainly be telling all of our friends and family.

Ryan & RachaelPerfect Anniversary Getaway

What can we say, another fabulous weekend!
We got engaged here at Bob's and Celebrated again this year.
We both work busy schedules and this place recharges our batteries.
Thank you!
See you both this time next year.
Take caqre Ryan & Rachael

Sam & AntonAmazing

amazing villa, beyond expectations, will definitely return again.
Thanks again

LeahLovely place to Relax

A wonderful way to spend our 10th anniversary!
The view was Beautiful and everything we could possibly need was provided.
A lovely place to relax and luxuriate!

Anthony & Tara WinterBeautiful Accommodation.

Beautiful accommodation, perfect views, peace and tranquillity - a true luxury home away from home. We don't want to leave!
Love to return.
Well done on creating 'Something Special' in SA!

Andrew & Louise Willetts

A beautiful outlook. You've done an amazing job on the design & decor of the units. The provisions are generous & your friendly service - amazing!
Thank you very much.
The visit to your "Rescue Roos" was very special!

Jennie & MarvinParadise of Tranquility

We wanted to have a rest and relaxation holiday so we came to the retreat and found"Paradise". Tranquillity via the environment and massages, service that was not intrusive and much appreciated.
The river views were beautiful and "slowed our pace" so congratulations Wink & Michael on achieving excellence.

Jan & Allan SandfordFirst Class.

First Class, relaxing, beautifully appointed, loved every moment.
Everything is clean. Colours are excellent, amenities all that you need. Food presented beautifully and best quality.
Thank you so much.

Lyndall TalbotHope to come back Soon!

Bob's bungalow certainly ticks all the boxes for a luxurious weekend away. You have thought of everything and we feel very refreshed. Love the optional extras. Hope to come back soon!

Eva & Graham

Great location - View is stunning Food is beautiful -Staff are very helpful - Massage was awesome.
We would definitely come back and stay again for longer.
Best wishes Eva & Graham

Camile SchultsExcellent!

Best place I've ever stayed and will 100%be back!~ Loved it.
Thank you.

Mary & DarrenAn Amazing Escape

Thank you Wink & Michael for such a relaxing ecape. Nothing to do or worry about, apart from enjoying the beautiful room and amazing views. We loved the facial + massage, and compliments to our chef (and Wink) for a spectacularly indulgent feast!
Would love to return xx

Tammy C

My husband and I have had the pleasure of enjoying a weekend stay at Riverview Rise Retreat twice now, and we will be back again. Michael and Wink are wonderful hosts, never intrusive yet only a moment away when you need them (and well worth stopping to chat with). They truly go above and beyond to make sure your stay is exactly what you are looking for. The attention to detail is evident when you enter your private self-contained bungalow, and the effort taken to meet your individual desires adds wonderfully to the sense of secluded luxury. The opulent indulgence of these beautifully appointed retreats is well balanced and comfortable - it never feels excessive or suffocating. The food is amazing as well (if you really want to indulge, arrange for the private chef to come to your cabin!!) and the breakfast provisions were a feast of country goodness that did us for lunch as well - which was good because we stayed until the last moment of the most appreciated late checkout time (2pm). Highly recommended anytime of year - we've been in winter and summer and both were great.

Michael NormandaleBliss!

Peaceful, Tranquil, Relaxed, just a few words to describe our little getaway. It's very nice to be able to shut the world away and get back to being us and enjoy the experience.Thank you wink for our beautiful Massage - was Bliss.


Absolutely fabulous.
Thank you

JodieAbsolutely Fabulous

Very impressed with the service. You above and beyond to ensure a fabulous stay.
Excellent massage by the beautiful Kate & the gorgeous Wink.
Food was outstanding, we were so relaxed we decided not to go to the 'Sounds by the River'
Awesome Thank you.

Mike & JanPerfect Anniversary Getaway

Mike & Jan
What a delight! Enough superlatives dessert us. Exactly what we were looking for. The perfect way to relax and enjoy our 20th Wedding Anniversary, being on the back of a busy time in our lives, we could not have chosen a better location.
Thank you Wink & Michael for your attention to detail and completing our celebration.

Sam & Hailey GaurdPerfect Anniversary getaway

100/100 Just Perfect, excellent way to relax. Just amazing:)
We will be back very soon.
Thank you so much.

Mark & AndreaOur Perfect Getaway!

Words aren't enough to describe how perfect our stay was!
Bob's bungalow is such a relaxing & wonderful place to stay in. Mark & I definitely made the right decision to spend our anniversary here in Riverview Rise Retreats.
Thank you Wink for being so pleasant & accommodating!
We'll come back here for sure to have a longer stay :)

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