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Garden Island Inn Hotel
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

GREAT stay, with an accommodating staff, perfect location and incredible paintings throughout. We stayed here on our last night before returning to the mainland for the proximity and ease in getting to the airport. Walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants.

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1  Thank dennisdster
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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2014

Aloha and many thanks for the 5 star review! We try to provide extraordinary, as just ordinary accommodations, with our original works of art and guests services. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
We enjoy offering you a piece of pie, cup of coffee, and our smiles as you head to your island explorations or the airport. Please come again soon. Sincerely, Lis & Steve Layne

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a chance for a brief conversation with owner Steve Layne and his wife Lis during their annual luau for bikers and whoever was lucky enough to be in the hotel on the date of the yearly luau. Complimented Steve on his comfortable lodgings and his very friendly and efficient service. Steve gave all the credit to his staff. Clear to me he and they work very well together. Even if you visit on the 364 days of the year when there isn't a luau you'll enjoy the clean, comfortable rooms, the free coffee and snacks (including delicious pie), and free loan of videos, books, beach mats, towels and chairs, and snorkeling masks. All with a friendly smile.

Room Tip: Call and ask for advice on which room(s) best suit your needs.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2014

Thank you for joining us at the Luau! Steve & I are avid cyclist and had just raced Pedal to the Meadow, an annual Kauai race up Waimea Canyon to Kokee park 16 miles 4,000 feet elevation climb. Good fun to have a Hawain celebration and include our guests!
We may be a small hotel but we do offer so much; beach gear, parking, pie, coffee, & location, location mid island across from a beautiful beach! Come back to the island soon! Aloha, Lis & Steve

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Everthing as promised:
10 mins to Lihue airport, easy free parking, easy walk across the road to Kalapaki Beach, shops, restaurants etc.
Comfortable room at a fraction of the price of the huge Marriott/Hyatt whatever resort across the road.
Super friendly and helpful staff always a bonus!!

Room Tip: Ask for quiet room (smaller door faces the street)
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank rickd66
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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2014

We agree, our tropical boutique hotel, offers our version of 5 star value, at a fraction of the high end resort chain hotels. We enjoy making all of our guest feel at home! Thanks for choosing us, we look forward to your next visit. Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This small boutique style hotel was a delight. Reasonable prices and friendly staff added to the charming ambience. Rooms were spacious and linens good quality. Easy free parking and office offered complimentary cookies and granola bars, etc., as well as coffee. Close proximity to shops and stores and across the street from Marriott and dukes bar and kalipaki beach. Only thing lacking was an ice machine. A gem of a find with an old style Hawaiian flavor.

Room Tip: Ask for ocean view
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank crystalcatSandiego
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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2014

Thank you so much for recognizing what great value we offer. Our housekeepers are gems who prepare each room with great pride from cleaning, to fresh laundered linens & towels, and our own garden flower agangements. I will pass along your praise to the entire staff as we agree they all provide aloha to everyone, in every way, everyday. Kalapaki Bay has much to offer, so glad you enjoyed our location and your visit to Kauai! Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

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Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is absolutely the perfect place to stay on Kauai. Great location (central point to all areas of island). Great price. Great hospitality. Very clean. Walking distance to several restaurants, coffee shop, souvenir shops, Kalapaki Beach. They provide everything you need! They even had coffee and this delicious "island pie" in the office most of the mornings we were there. Very friendly, helpful staff. I was very impressed and will stay there again when I go back!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Cindy P
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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Thank you for the perfect description of what surounds the hotel, just out the front door. We try to provide for most of the vacation amenities of our guests at no added costs, So glad you enjoyed our family owned artsy boutiqe Inn. Mahalo for recommending us, we look forward to seeing you again!
Lis & Steve Layne

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