Located on the corner of Norton Street and River Street, Riversleigh Heritage Guesthouse is the oldest two-storey building in Ballina.
Riversleigh, as it was originally named, was built in 1879 by Alexander Heugh as a family home. During the early 1900’s Riversleigh became a boarding house managed by Alexander’s sister, Mary eventually becoming flats during mid last century. Over time it fell into disrepair and by the late 1990’s the building became derelict.
In 2000, Riversleigh was meticulously restored and operated as a B&B and tea rooms before being sold in 2002 when it was transformed into the “River Thai” restaurant.
Riversleigh Heritage Guesthouse was purchased by the current owners, Sam , Melissa and Emily in May 2018, from the previous owners Sandi and Martin who had been welcoming guests since September 2014.
The six guest’s suites have been transformed into luxurious heritage accommodation.
During the refurbishment, there was a large focus on sustainability with solar hot water, solar power and water tanks being installed.
“We would love for you to stay with us at Riversleigh Heritage Guesthouse and discover this truly unique, historic residence.” – Melissa, Sam & Emily