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Motel Lani

4240 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Found the motel via internet, you need to call if you want to book in advance (highly recommended). It is perfectly located in Lihue if you're planning on exploring the island. The rooms are basic but clean (somehow there is vinegar smell coming out of the a/c but you'll get used to it... I guess). The real gem of motel... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Best budget motel in Kauai close to Lihue airport, cash only. If you are single or a couple looking just for a place to sleep and shower go for this motel. Wont get cheaper accomodation anywhere else on Kauai. Though it has old rooms, bathroom is renovated and clean. There is a refrigerator but AC is loud. There is free... More 

1 Thank A V
Lihue, Hawaii
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140 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had some family come over for a visit and they stayed at this Local Motel. The owners have kept it as original as possible. It is an older motel, and reminds me of old Kauai, and if you are lucky enough to be staying there when the Family that owns it is having a get together, they will even invite... More 

6 Thank KauaiHITraveler
Camas, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Why pay $400 a night when you can come to paradise on a budget and stay here at the Motel Lani! These rooms were clean! and the staff was unbeleavably friendly. For around $50 a night I was able to enjoy the beautiful Island and stay in budget. No the room didn't have a TV, but who needs that in... More 

7 Thank sarahdarby
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Allright, the place is not fashionable, the furniture is outdated and there is no t.v. in the room. But I found it to be clean, not too expensive and available during spring break. On top of that, you get your own, private bathroom. I found the people at the office to be nice and friendly.

6 Thank christin77
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2009

This place is unfriendly, unaccommodating, has terrible furnishings, the beds smell, and the traffic on the road outside the window is not conducive to sleep. Do not stay here, we wished we had slept in the car. We left before first daylight, just wanting to put the experience behind us.

8 Thank Azuregirl

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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2008

I stayed here only one night as I had an early morning flight leaving the Island. The room was basic, clean with old furniture and no frills. Total cost for 1 night was $61.19. It felt fine, but I awoke in the morning with 5 bites in a line on my back. They were red itchy and looked just like... More 

9 Thank ontheroad42
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2006

I was apprehensive at first because of the price, and had a back up plan when I got to Kauai. The room was very clean, with a big, ceramic tiled shower. The furniture was older but quaint and clean. It also has a fridge, and the hospitalityof the staff is great. There are no televisions, but I certainly did not... More 

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