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Riverbend Motel & Cabins

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Smithville, Georgia
Reviewed 17 October 2015

A couple of points- We did not spend a large amount of time actually in the room, however it was easy on the eyes and had everything we needed. Our stay was very short and we did not ask for or receive any room service. Room had Air Conditioning, ceiling fan, fridge, TV, shower, comfortable king bed. Location is very...

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Florida
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Room ok but definitely a one star motel. Linens didn't fit the bed, room needed a good cleaning, e.g. mirror dirty, tub not clean, etc. Extremely Poor housekeeping. We stayed three nights and neither towels, cups (cheap plastic) nor toiletries were ever replenished after the first night. Trash never emptied. When arrived one of the lampshades was missing. Breakfast pretty...

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Cartersville, Georgia
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We had a wonderful stay in Helen at the Riverbend Motel. Everyone was helpful, friendly and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. We have stayed there before and it is also a short walk away from the shops and restaurants, in fact the owner who checked us in and out recommended a wonderful German Restaurant to go to.

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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

For Oktoberfest, my husband and I decided to visit Helen, GA for three days. I booked a room through booking.com based strictly on the pictures of the rooms were beautiful and the price was the best on the site. I am glad that this is the hotel we decided to stay at. It was quiet, very clean and the updates...

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Cumming, Georgia
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We had a wonderful couple of days. Management was very pleasant.Motel is very old but clean. Located right at the river with benches to sit and watch the Rapids . Very pleasant we would stay there again.

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Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 14 October 2015

An important thing to note about this hotel is that it requires use of stairways or ramp, it is not ground level. I am not familiar with the level of cleanliness of the other hotels in the area, and I did have a conversation with the hotel owner regarding the serious need of the floors for a good mopping. From...

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Thomasville, Georgia
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

This is a really nice place to stay and its right in the middle of downtown and convenient to everything Helen has to offer. It sits right on the Chattahoochee River and they have nice seating out next to the water for guests to enjoy all nature has to offer in a serene environment. I would recommend this place to...

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shelby, nc
Reviewed 10 October 2015

very nice hotel, room was spacious and clean. close to center of town. people were friendly and very helpful. nest to river and very quiet. could walk to all the events held in festhalle. would come again

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Sorrento, Florida, United States
Reviewed 10 October 2015

The Riverbend Motel & Cabins is my home away from home. Have stayed there for over 15 years. The same owner and the same awesome hospitality. The owner Mark is always a joy and makes sure you enjoy your stay. The rooms are clean and updated. The wood floors add a nice touch. To me you haven't done Helen without...

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Reviewed 9 October 2015

We had an excellent room with a cascading river just beyond our door. Great location to the Festhalle, with nightly bands during Helen's two month Oktoberfest. Near by,Unicoa State Park has a great lunch & dinner buffet, also there are a wide range of downtown restaurants featuring from Bavarian to Home Cooked meals , Mark made my son and me...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located conveniently downtown. Flat screen TV, PILLOWTOP king OR 2 queen size beds. Each room has a micro/frig, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, HBO and wireless internet. Located on the Chattahoochee River. Picnic tables, BBQ grills. Free local calls. Our beautiful cabins sit along the Chattahoochee River. Each cabin has a cozy loft bedroom, full kitchen and living room equipped with a fireplace, BIG FLAT SCREEN TV & HBO. Some cabins are equipped with Jacuzzi tubs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverbend Motel & Cabins

Address: 134 River St, Helen, GA 30545-3118
Region: United States > Georgia > Helen
Price Range: €79 - €207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Riverbend Motel & Cabins 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Riverbend Motel And Cabins
Riverbend Motel & Cabins Hotel Helen
Chalet Kristy Helen
Chalet Kristy Hotel Helen
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“Cabins may be a little more intimate.”
 of 5 bubbles kaylarenea, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Loved the cabin with a private balcony overlooking the river.”
 of 5 bubbles D7119IYmichaelk, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There is no good room at this place. Believe me! I am telling the honest truth.”
  • Toilet keep running and finally broke during the night, could not flush
  • Room in disrepair - all walls and everything inside these walls
  • Outlet was cracked
  • bug and sticky stuff and dust all over floor
  • This was the door frame which was missing a huge chunk of wood. Did not feel safe.
  • Blow Dryer would not even come on
  • Looks like a crowbar had been used to prie open this door. Also, a huge gap at bottom of door. R
  • Mold
 of 5 bubbles 424kamw, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Facing the river”
 of 5 bubbles abrilaztecauto, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“just keep going”
 of 5 bubbles yesyes111, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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