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Kauai Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766 (Formerly Kauai Beach Resort - an Aqua Boutique)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Lihue
Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Genop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Just spent my 2nd, 3 day weekend at the KBR in 10 months and it was way beyond expectations - once again! Convenient location for seeing Kauai's attractions on the North, East and West sides, clean, nicely furnished rooms with great ocean, pool and lagoon views. The firepit is awesome and relaxing when the sun goes down and you can hear the great live entertainment from Shutter's Lounge while relaxing around the fire. Staff throughout the resort are friendly and always ready to help. I can't say enough good things about this resort!

Room Tip: The live entertainment at Shutter's is from 7 - 11pm. If you're an early sleeper then you ma...
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauai Beach Resort! We are very pleased that you chose to return to our resort as a result of your first visit when we exceeded your expectations. We appreciate your kind feedback on our comfortable accommodations, relaxing facilities and excellent service provided by our staff. We will be happy to share your review with all. Mahalo!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was very nice. The staff were friendly and helpful exemplifying the "Spirit of Aloha." From the time we were welcomed by Liz at the front desk until were departed, we felt like part of the Kauai Beach Resort Ohana! We had a beach view room and could watch an ocean view sunrise every morning while enjoying a cup of local grown coffee. We enjoyed the well maintained pools and hot tubs every day. The water falls around the pools are a cool reminder of all the water falls on the island. There is a wading pool with a slide for enjoyment of everyone. While there are no lifeguards on duty, the slide was watched by a member of the staff to ensure it was used safely.

The restaurants provided a variety choices and excelled at dishes featuring local fresh fish. The breakfast bar featured traditional breakfast choices including a omelet bar. From the breakfast menu I enjoyed the Belgian Waffle. For lunch the grilled fish sandwich from the Driftwood was awesome. We used room service twice during our stay which was exceptional.

The hotel is centrally located and is ideal if your plans involve activities on the north and south sides of the island. While the beach directly behind the resort is rocky, there is a large beach just to the left of the resort for everyones enjoyment. If you just want to stroll on the beach there is plenty of sand for walking directly behind the resort.

I would recommend this resort to anyone planning a vacation to Kauai. Aloha.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauai Beach Resort. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us and found our location to be convenient and facilities to be beautiful and well maintained. We also appreciate your kind comments on our staff and the excellent service "with aloha" they provided. We look foward to welcoming you back to the beautiful Garden Island before too long. Mahalo!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

My husband and I just returned home after a 2 week stay at the Kauai Beach resort. We had a pool view on the 3 floor, it was fantastic (1312). The staff is friendly and helpful- it is sparkling clean and the grounds are beautiful. Thanks to "Liberty" the girl that did our room everyday !! You were fantastic and so friendly. The beach was rocky and you could not swim in the ocean - but if you walked just a little to the left and crossed a little stream you come to the most beautiful beach. You can walk for miles on this beautiful unspoiled beach and sometimes never see another person. Find a log to sit on and take in what mother nature gives us.
The KBR was very quiet and relaxing - the pools were never crowded and there were always lots of lounge chairs. Always lots of towels available. The beds were so comfortable. Proud parents roam the property ( Banties and their chicks .) They get lots of attention from the guests, althought they wake up at the crack of dawn ( did not bother us though).
The KBR has a great service - a free shuttle bus that takes guest to and from the mall - which is about 15-20 min. away depending on the traffic. We would love to return to this little bit of "Paradise" in the very near future !!

Room Tip: 3rd floor - pool view
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauai Beach Resort. We are so pleased that you found our resort to be in a convenient locations and that our facilities were comfortable and clean. We appreciate your kind comments on our Housekeeping Staff and we will be happy to share your review with them. We look forward to welcoming you back to the beautiful Garden Island and to the Kauai Beach Resort in the not too distant future. Mahalo!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

When travelling to Hawaii, expectations for many things are often high, except for hotels. The standard is tiny rooms, poor service and run down amenities. This is NOT the case with Kauai Beach Resort. The rooms are large by Hawaiian standards and well maintained. My one real gripe is that the TV was old fashioned and should have been replaced, but then one does not go to Hawaii to watch TV. Additionally, even though the hotel is on the beach, it is not safe to swim as it is rocky and without a lifeguard. Fortunately, Lydgate Park is close by and is a great place to swim and play.

Poolside service is attentive and friendly, as is all of the staff we encountered. On the one occasion when we needed towels, they were there within five minutes. The restaurant got bad reviews, but we found that their breakfast buffet, though pricey, was excellent. Everyone at the hotel seems eager to please.

Some small issues. More handicap parking should be available. The check in process could be more streamlined. Overall we enjoyed our stay. The central location of the hotel made it a great choice for visiting other parts of the island. Well done, folks. Keep up the good work.

Room Tip: Ask for a poolside room
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauai Beach Resort. We are delighted that you found our resort to be of great value and in a perfect location for all island activities. We also appreciate your kind comments on the friendly and attentive service you received from our staff. With respect to the televisions in our guestrooms, we are currently in the process of changing out our existing models to flatscreens. We apologize that you were in a guestroom that did not undego replacement yet. We appreciate your feedback on all areas of the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back to the beautiful Garden Island before too long. Mahalo!
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Great place to stay on Kauai. We really enjoyed the pools and hot tubs. The bed was good too. The room and bathroom were both spacious and clean. Hot high pressure water in the bathroom. Silent mini fridge (empty i.e., fill-able with drinks and food we brought) and coffee machine in the room. Nice balcony with chairs. What else can one ask for?

Room Tip: We picked the garden view but retrospectively, I would have preferred to have the pool view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauai Beach Resort. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us and that our accommodations were clean and comfortable. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to have the pleasure of your return visit in the not too distant future. Mahalo!
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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Our first trip to Kauai and we really enjoyed it. We only ate breakfast at the resort but the food was always delicious. Friendly staff everyone was so helpful and happy. Rooms were always clean and the beds were very comfortable. The location worked out great for us, right in the middle of the island. The weather wasn't exactly as we had planned but we did catch a beautiful rainbow. Nice!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauai Beach Resort. We are delighted that you chose our resort for your accommodations on your visit to Kauai and that you found our location to be convenient and that facilities to be clean and comfortable. We appreciate your kind comments regarding the friendly service you received from our staff and we will share your review with them. We look forward to having you as our return guests when you return to the beautiful Garden Island. Mahalo!
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Lewisville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We really enjoyed staying at Kauai Beach Resort. Everyone is friendly and caring, we have a 4 year old boy and all the staff was very nice and friendly and made things better when he was cranky.

I would recommend this hotel to everyone, the location is perfect is pretty much in the middle of so if you visit either side is about 45 mins to an hour each way.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauia Beach Resort. We are delighted that you found the resort to be in a great location on the island and you and your family enjoyed the service you received from our staff. We appreciate your kind comments and we will be happy to share them with all. We look forward to having you as our guests again in the very near future. Mahalo!
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Address: 4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766 (Formerly Kauai Beach Resort - an Aqua Boutique)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Lihue
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kauai Beach Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kauai Beach Resort is a beautiful Hawaiian plantation-style resort situated oceanfront on 25 lush acres of Kauai's longest exploring and strolling beach. This hotel features stylish vintage accommodations with modern day amenities and Hawaiian ambience and is conveniently located close to the airport, shopping, championship golf and more. The hotel also offers complimentary airport shuttle service, 2 restaurants, lounge, entertainment, 4 pools, 75-foot lava tube water slide, fitness center, spa, business center, meeting rooms and ballroom. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kauai Beach Resort - An Aqua Boutique Hotel Lihue
Hilton Kauai Beach Hotel
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Lihue Hilton
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