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River Estate

5-6691 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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River Estate
Ranked #3 of 7 Hanalei B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Denver, CO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed from Thanksgiving to 1st week in December. Loved every moment! Ended up with back injury that had me laying flat for most of visit and this home made it possible to enjoy the time as much as possible due to the beauty of the home, the quiet of the rural area and the beauty of the views of treetops... More

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Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Peace-filled, kind, comforting. Symphony of baritone frog, strident roosters, and quiet--no sound--surround you. The yard is very pleasant in the morning. Sit by the slow clear stream while birds feast on guava and java fruit (which sometimes plunk into the river), enjoy the flap of banana tree leaves across the road, or practice tai chi. The tall ti plants with... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

There has been so much said about River Estate that any superlatives I might add are just added verbiage. All I might add is this. If you do not stay here, you're doing yourself a huge disservice. While trying to submit this review it seems I must add more characters. Let me add, if I must. Mark is awesome. The... More

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KY
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The property is as advertised and can be a great location depending on your activities. Hanalei is a bit expensive so you are better to pick up groceries at Walmart near the air port. We loved the beaches there and the extras that Mark left for us, beach chairs & boogie boards. The kitchen area/living area was a bit dark... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We had such a great time staying at the Guest House at River Estate and two months later, we still dream of the great times we had celebrating our 10th anniversary in Kauai after a 5-year gap since our last trip. The owner (Mark) was great to work with and very accommodating when we ran into a couple of hurdles,... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I just returned from my annual (at least) pilgrimage to River Estate and Guest House...I've lost count how many times I've stayed at Guest House but at this point I know I left a dozen behind a few trips ago. If you want to experience the true true island lifestyle, get personalized treatment and amenities a hotel can't touch (and... More

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Address: 5-6691 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Hanalei
Also Known As:
River Estate Hanalei, Kauai

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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A personal message to my potential guests.... 'I have lived on Kauai for 43 years now, owned and managed River Estate for the past 18 of them and I provide complimentary concierge services to all my guests from the moment they book. Please feel free to ask me about all Kauai has to offer and let me help you make the most of your vacation time here.'Mark Barbanell, Owner of River Estate There are two homes at River Estate (One 2 bedroom 2 bath called the Guest House and one 3 bedroom 2 bath called the Riverhouse) Both homes are on the estate grounds next to the river in the same proximity to the water yet far apart. ... more   less 
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