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“Too cute!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Helendorf River Inn and Conference Center

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33 Munich Street, Helen, GA 30545   |  
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Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Helen
Douglasville, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Too cute!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

I am writing this from one fo the rooms right now. We checked in very late last night so I honestly didn't look around much as we made our way to our room. What a nice treat I woke up too! You have the option of rooming riverside or across the road in its own little shop and dine area. The buildings like like they were picked right up out of a little Alpine village and dropped right here. So cute! And there are little pictures painted on the walls of German Fairytales, if our daughter were with us she'd really like that. It looks like Snow White could pop around the corner at any time. We left the kids at home this time so hubby and I are in a nice single bed room with a pretty woodland view outside our window. I think we'll be back with the kids next time. The staff has all be very nice and helpfull, the breakfast is nothing special but it gets the job done. Juice, cereal and coffee kind of thing. That's ok though, leaves plenty of room for all the great looking resturants!

The rates seem quite resonable and my family always looks for the non-chain, family run places to stay when we travel. This is a older hotel but it is clean, roomy and in good shape. Free WiFi is always a plus!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

We were up there for Helen to Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race. I have stayed there several times and like the wines made in the Helen area, this place only gets better with time. This place is American owned and has been a family operation for 2 generations and was started by an ex military guy. This owners and staff will make you feel at home if you give them the chance. While some may call the place dated, renovations are in progress and the mountain and river views more than compensate for this. Location is on the main drag through Helen and offers free parking. Downtown is a 5 minute walk across the river and other attractions such as hiking, horseback riding, hot air ballooning and tubing are close by. The place is also animal friendly. Most room have mini fridge, microwave, coffee service, and wi fi with some having small kitchenets. WI-FI is free and they also have a banquet.meeting facility on premises aling with indoor heated pool. This is a resort area with year round events so it pays to make reservations early. Fall season duing Octoberfest is especially busy for leaf watchers and good time can be had on weekend in the Festhall. Only 90 minutes from metro Atlanta visting here is an easy weekend trip.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Friendly service, clean rooms, and a great hiker rate.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steinhatchee, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

The hotel was very clean, and walking distance to all of the downtown shops and restaurants. Located right on the river, it is a very pleasant place to visit. The hotel staff was very kind and courteous. We will be returning again!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

I traveled here for a big event and the staff did a great job accomodating the influx of people and keeping the grounds neat. The location is ideal for someone wanting to spend time in Helen. I loved it!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sweetwater, Tennessee
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

While hiking the Appalachian Trial, we stopped in Helen due to forecasted storms. The Helendorf was very hospital to us, even as smelly hikers! The second night of our stay the South East was hit with the most violent storms seen in over 30 years. The city's tornado alarm sounded sending us running with our packs to the basement. Through it all the staff continued to focus on our needs, bringing us food and drinks throughout the night, when they could have been huddled into a safe place. I cannot say enough about the staff here! Very Very Impressed.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011 via mobile

Love this place. I've been staying here since I was a child and now I bring my husband and children here. It feels like home. Quaint, cozy, walk to everything, fab views, my teenage son loved to fish in the river. My daughter thinks we are staying in a fairy tale!!! Something for everyone!!!

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 33 Munich Street, Helen, GA 30545
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Location: United States > Georgia > Helen
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Helen
#2 Family Hotel in Helen
#6 Romantic Hotel in Helen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
American owned and Army family operated for over 38 years…Whether you’re looking for a family vacation place, meeting space or a party venue, The Helendorf is ideal. Our 99 lodging rooms and multiple meeting facilities have hosted everything from weddings and reunions, to mountain bike clubs and sports car rallies, to groups of all kinds. Even your pets have a place here! Celebrating its thirty-eighth year as a mountain community hotel with a Bavarian flourish, the Helendorf offers access to a wide array of attractions — ranging from Native American burial sites, to wineries, to 200+ specialty and import shops offering everything from candle making to cuckoo clocks. ... more   less 
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