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River Estate

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5-6691 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First day we arrived there is a note stating the air conditioning is broken. He states he will try and get the unit fixed before our stay ends (in 5 days) and WITHOUT any specific day it will be repaired. Not a big deal for us. But after 2-3 days we came back home during a late evening out and... More 

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mbeqd, Owner at River Estate, responded to this review

As the owner of these homes I always have the right to enter them if I deem it necessary but rarely ever do. That being said...The evening you arrived you called me complaining about the air conditioning even though I left a special note for you explaining that a repairman was due the following day. In the meantime I came... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the guest house 2 years now and have had a great experience. the 2 bedroom is perfect for our family of four and a much better option than a hotel room. With a spacious kitchen stocked for cooking meals, a laundry/dryer (essential when w/kids), TV and 2 bathrooms this was perfect. the house is also VERY... More 

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california
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the serenity of River Estate. Were excited to check it out after all of the amazing reviews. It is a tropical hideaway, very comfortable for the 4 of us. The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed cooking there. The view of the river from the house is lovely as well. Mark took great care of us and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

15 years ago my husband and I after a long time being together, decided to get married. We were living in California at the time and were frequent visitors of Kauai. We had seen the River Estate many times on our travels and always said "if we were ever to get married it would be here" so, one day after... More 

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Malibu, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I hesitate to write this review because I want this place all to myself. I keep looking at the calendar and its gets booked way in advance. My wife and I stayed in both houses during our ten day stay, and they had to call the police to drag us away because we didn't want to leave...just kidding, but you... More 

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bakersfield, CA.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We lucked out with River Estate's River House! We drove down the driveway and just grinned at each other! As pretty as the grounds were, we couldn't wait to see the inside of the house. It did not dissapoint at all. We loved it. The furnishings are so appropriate to the Hawaiian feel. The hardwood floors are gorgeous. A very... More 

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Denver, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We just returned from a 5 night stay at the River House. River Estates is a terrific find and there is no point in my repeating all the good things said by others. The most valuable thing I can do is to provide my perspective on the one or two negatives others have posted. Yes, you can hear roosters crow... More 

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mbeqd, Owner at River Estate, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo Hobari, Thank you for providing a review based on helping other people by addressing past complaints and adding to all the compliments in a balanced manner. As a footnote to your comment on the natural sounds mentioned by previous guests I'd like to add that we have a new noise ordinance enacted specifically aimed at dog noise.... More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the River house for 10 nights with our 2 teenagers. The house has everything a family needs to enjoy a stay in Kauai. We paddled down the river to the beach almost every day, what a treat, keep in mind that this is not a great beach for swimming, just enjoying sunsets and playing in the river.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

If you do not wish to stay right in the centre of Hanalei where all the shops are, this can be a good option, just 10mins drive to the town centre. We stayed in the guesthouse tucked at the far end which provided plenty of privacy. However, the bed in the master bedroom probably needs replacing. We woke up with... More 

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Dublin, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

There were pros and cons, but first the good. It is a nice little location, the grounds are well maintained and the property is visually very secluded. The owner, Mark, has a nice system in place for entry and exit. We stayed in the guest house as we felt it would be more quiet, and it was the right choice... More 

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mbeqd, Owner at River Estate, responded to this review

All in all this is a very useful review for me and quite balanced. It's interesting how it has become a project for travelers to formulate these reviews as well. Some come from the soul and some seem like they are professionally done. This one is fair and accurate in an unemotional way. Thank you. To specifically address issues. Yes... More 

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