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Riverbend Motel & Cabins
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Helen
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charleston
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“midweek trip”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Stayed for two nights in april for some rest and some trout fishing.
1st time at riverbend and was not disappointed, got a good deal on tripadvisor.
clean and close to downtown
Mark at the office is great and very helpful
The fishing is right out the door some good holes real close
Would not stay anywhere else in Helen again

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mark M, General Manager at Riverbend Motel & Cabins, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for choosing the River bend motel and cabins and for taking the time to write a great review! I hope to do more better and make your stay is 100% satisfaction while you are here at river bend and we’ll have the pleasure of having you as our guest again soon. Mark Merchant General Manager
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Marble, NC
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

My wife and I had reservations (due to the glowing reviews) but did not stay because we both use walkers and cannot navigate stairs. I had neglected to assure the rooms were ground level. We were very impressed with the motel however. It was exactly as advertised. It is on the river and we could see decks overlooking the water. It is a beautiful and peaceful place, very close to the center of Helen. The parking lot was almost full of guest vehicles; surprising since this was a off-season weekday. Mark, the General Manager, was very understanding and gracious. He came to our car, cancelled our reservation without penalty and found us a very nice room at the Quality Inn. I recommend this motel highly. No one could be treated better than we were.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Mark M, General Manager at Riverbend Motel & Cabins, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
It's always great to hear from our guests, your praise and feedback have been shared with the rest of our team, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write this review. I hope that we'll have the pleasure to serve you soon in future.General Manager Mark M
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Midland, Texas
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Stayed two nights during slow season, very quiet on second floor, room 129. Good view of river from our window. All rooms have a view of the crystal clear Chattahoochee river, looking over the parking lot. Bring your fishing gear, tube, and swimsuits! Short 2 blocks walk to downtown Helen. Stay here and avoid $4.00 parking fees. Very little free parking near downtown shops. Linens, bathroom, very clean. Room 129 has wood floors, some others have carpeting. Limited free breakfast juice and muffins / other pastries, all good. This motel is older than the chain motels in town, but Mark (owner) has renovated most rooms to keep them in very good condition. Not the Hilton, but super clean, Quiet AC units, great location, and I will definitely stay here again. Look for coupon deal on Tripadvisor.

Room Tip: Upstairs for less noise, better views
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Mark M, General Manager at Riverbend Motel & Cabins, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
It's always great to hear from our guests,your praise and feedback have been shared with the rest of our team, Thank you so much for taking your valueble time to write this review. I hope that we'll have the pleasure to serve you soon in future.General Manager Mark M .
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Williamson, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed April 12, 2013

The Riverbend Motel & Cabins is the best place to stay when visiting Helen, Ga. It's in the perfect location for fishing, shopping, and relaxing. This is my third time visiting, and it is one of my favorite annual trips. The river is only a few steps away which is perfect for great trout fishing or lounging around listening to the relaxing river sounds. Downtown Helen is within walking distance, and there are specialty shops and restuarants to visit. There are grills and areas for cooking out and enjoying the company of family and friends. Also, the room amenities and customer service are great. I can't wait to go back next year!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Mark M, General Manager at Riverbend Motel & Cabins, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you for choosing the riverbend motel,I am pleased to hear that my guest enjoyed their stay,and I appreciate that you took the time to share your relaxing experience by the river with us and fellow tripadvisor travelers.Come back and visit soon.General Manager Mark.
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Griffin, Georgia, United States
1 review
Reviewed April 10, 2013

This place is amazing and so laid back we love the owner he is awesome. He makes sure everything is going good throughout your stay. I have never stayed at a place that actually cares what is going on and I own a timeshare in maui and never got that treatment when I visit.

Room Tip: The cabins are the way to go. You can catch your trout and go to your cabin, fix'em up and put t...
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Mark M, General Manager at Riverbend Motel & Cabins, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you so much for the tremendous review of our facility, you have brought to light some of the many features we love about riverbend, and why the RIVERBEND is such a special place to stay, we look forward to providing you with many positive experoences in the coming years Once again Thank you (General Manager Mark M
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Maysville, Georgia, United States
1 review
Reviewed April 9, 2013

our son and his wife stayed in march 2013 for there honeymoon, they had a great time. the staff was excellent, always very helpful. great location. very friendly, very nice rooms would stay again. we will be sending our daughter and her husband in may for there honeymoon.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mark M, General Manager at Riverbend Motel & Cabins, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Mrs Bennett, What a wonderful review, Thank you for your comments and for sharing you and your family vacation and special times with us,we are happy that your son had enjoyed he's stay with us and we'll make sure that your daugther will have a wonderful time,Thank you again and see you soon.(Mark)
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Griffin, Georgia
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We went for the first time to the Bennett Family Trout Fishing Trip to Helen this weekend as a matter of fact we got home today 4-7-13, we stayed at the Riverbend Motel and it was awesome and very clean, helpful and friendly people at the front desk, and a good Continental Breakfast, and walking distance to town and all the shops. Next year we will definately book our room at the Riverbend Motel. Thank you Riverbend and Bennett Family for a good time.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Mark M, General Manager at Riverbend Motel & Cabins, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you so much mrs Worthy for your wonderful review, we always try to provide the best experience to every guest who walks through the door and we are bless that people like
yourselves who take the time to review our motel, Have a wonderful summer and see you soon.Thank you (Mark.M)
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Property: Riverbend Motel & Cabins
Address: 134 River St, Helen, GA 30545-3118
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Location: United States > Georgia > Helen
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Helen
#2 Family Hotel in Helen
#2 Business Hotel in Helen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Riverbend Motel & Cabins 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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 
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