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Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue

3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 02/26/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#4 of 10 hotels in Lihue
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Known for its warm island hospitality and idyllic location on the Garden Isle, Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort on Kalapaki Beach underwent a $50 million upgrade, with major enhancements to all its guestrooms, suites, restaurants and pool deck. Unique among hotels in Kauai, our resort sits on Kalapaki Bay and offers a wide variety of recreational activities, a superior beach experience and 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus championship golf at the adjacent Kauai Lagoons Golf Club. Business travelers will enjoy our 5 Star hotel's 20,230 sq ft of flexible meeting and event space in Kauai. Guests traveling for pleasure will enjoy one of the largest family-friendly pools in Hawaii and our spacious 5 star hotel rooms, most of which offer spectacular views and feature a balcony. Pamper yourself with a luxurious spa treatment at our hotel's on-site Alexander Spa and Salon. Discover a leader in style and service among Kauai hotels and resorts and enjoy breathtaking beachfront views at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Valet parking
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Kids club
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Makeup services
Waxing services
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Room service
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Great View
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Andy Ratermann wrote a review Yesterday
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Be careful, Sonesta Travel Pass looks good, but they have a lot of gotchas in their fine print. I booked and stayed at Royal Sonesta Kauai, stayed a week and received no points, no qualifying stays, nothing. My error was booking through a third party travel agent. They also advertise that they have the “Rest Rate Available”, but when I asked them about matching the third party booking rate before booking, they said they could not do that. Certainly their reservation system does not have the “Best Rate Available.” After the stay, I asked why I received no points and they read the fine print in the terms and conditions. If you want to participate in this program, be sure you read the fine print and do not believe the bold plain language advertisements. For me, I will focus on a different loyalty program.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Warren D wrote a review May 2021
Princeville, Hawaii15 contributions10 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Riley Andus made our Mother’s Day and supported an amazing surprise after a year of Covid isolation. He is a true professional who lives hospitality. He is an authentic representation of Aloha!! Great job Riley!!!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Hannah Taito, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
Responded Jun 11, 2021
Mahalo from the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort Warren D! We love to hear Riley made your Mother's Day and will be sure to recognize him for a great job.
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Andy S wrote a review Jul 13
9 contributions
Just came back from 8 days here. Checkin was a breeze. We arrived early around 11am. Room wasn't ready but we were able to store our luggage and head to the pool. Room was ready around 12:30. We had the pool view which was nice Hotel is little dated and can definitely use a paint job and few updates but the room was nice. No issues with room or Bathroom Pool is nice and big. you do have to get out there early to grab chair under shade. It was busy after 4th of july weekend. Beach is nice Food is expensive on site or at Dukes next door. Options are limited but There are food trucks across the street near Harbor mall which are more affordable $25 resort charge (wifi etc) and $25 self parking overall we had good experience and could stay again. They are starting some upgrade and there was a notice of Construction noise staring July 12th.. so check ahead
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Michael G wrote a review Jun 2021
23 contributions13 helpful votes
We are stayed at this property when it was a Marriott at least 10 times - we thought we would give Sonesta a chance since they took over in March - what a mistake. First, service - we to the hotel in the middle of the day and no one at front desk - finally someone shows up and there is a line of people but no other help. Our room was supposed to be serviced after three days (we stayed six nights) room never cleaned, no clean towels provided, etc. When we were leaving we had a 6:00 AM flight to Oahu - we were told the shuttle operates 24 hours - it doesn't - the guy finally showed up to drive us and stated - don't know what the rush is no flights before 7 and the airport doesn't even open until 6 - I told him different and w ehad a 6:00 am flight - and he didn't beleive me - we get to the airport and it is busy because flights arr leaving at 6. Also, no one would ever answer the phone throughout the day. Cleanliness - the grounds used to be impecable - but weeds coming up in the gardens, the pool area at night was full of trash, trash can overflowing, the pool itself had sand and pebbles throuhgout and floating plastic cups. It was really sad because this property used to be pristine. What was a tradition to stay here is now an opportunity to find a better location and a hotel with better service and cleanliness.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
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LizPdx wrote a review Jun 2021
Portland, Oregon98 contributions65 helpful votes
My week-long stay at the Royal Sonesta Kauai was a really mixed experience. The GOOD is the people who work there. Everyone was friendly and helpful, laid back and professional. The grounds, especially the garden, are lovely and tranquil. The beach is mellow, and you can wade pretty far out. The room I was given was very quiet--I never heard people on either side of me. The MEH would be the rooms, themselves. They were about the same as a Hilton Garden Inn. There were no amenities (like, not even a soap dish!), and everything was a little run-down. The mini-fridge had to be yanked hard to open, as did the screen door, which didn't slide easily on its tracks; the furniture was scratched. The food was also very limited, especially if you don't eat fried foods. The pool was always crowded and loud, and it was hard to find a place to sit. The dissapointing: I booked a King Ocean-view room, and half my view was the roof of the lobby and the back of another building. Between the lack of amenities and scratched furniture, it was a LOT to pay ($545/night with taxes & fees) for an average room & view. I wouldn't return or recommend, unless it was just a night or two before moving onto somewhere else.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
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$418 - $660 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Nearby attractions include Hawaii Alive Luau Show & Dinner (0.07 miles), Tabora Gallery (0.3 miles), and Tropic Isle Music & Gifts (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Conveniently located restaurants include Skinny Mike's Ice Cream and Shave Ice, Duke's Kauai, and Pietro's Pizza Kauai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kilohana Plantation Estate (2.7 miles), Menehune Fish Pond (2.0 miles), and Kapaia Suspension Bridge (2.2 miles).