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“Having opened just earlier this year, the motel features all-new interiors with tones of eucalyptus greens, earthy rusts and wattle golds inspired by South Gippsland’s striking landscapes.”
“Located near Venus Bay, the River Drive Motel has five rooms, and is decorated with beautiful Australian-made furniture and works from local and Indigenous artists.”
“The self-contained rooms have been sympathetically designed with modern sensibilities by the couple's Melbourne-based design and event agency, Moth Design. A relaxed palette of eucalyptus greens, earthy tones, and vintage pink highlights feature throughout the rooms.”
“River Driver Motel includes thoughtful touches throughout, from the curated minibar stocked with locally produced wines and snacks, to the entirely self-sufficient approach that sees guests checking in to a reception-less motel.”
"Moth Design brushes off the Scout Hall vibes on an 80s- motel, to create the River Drive Motel in Victoria’s South Gippsland. It is all careful consideration and poignant touches, while still being ‘family-fit’."
the local rag
"Working with their team at Moth Design, Kate and Dic infused the interiors with the surrounding landscape, featuring eucalyptus greens, earth tones, and wattle golds. Each room is unique, with thoughtful touches throughout and a mini bar stocked with local products."
"Each of the five self-contained rooms have been restored to create a contemporary stay. Forget daggy, worn-in motel furnishings, think polished chrome, custom-designed and built Victorian plantation hardwood furniture and joinery, and vintage pieces throughout."
"The ‘holiday nostalgia’ theme is woven throughout its very-Australian colour palette, inspired by the surrounding landscape of eucalyptus greens, earth tones and wattle golds."
With 5 self-contained rooms, the motel has been recently restored and echoes the lush green habitation of its setting - a gorgeous one-acre garden.