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“An ocean view of the muddy parkin glot.”
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Kauai Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Currently staying here and so far not impressed that my Ocean view room is also of your make shift muddy parking lot in a field. As well, if this is your high season why do renovations on the main part of the building right beside the pool and next to your 'ocean view' rooms?

Room Tip: don't book the 'ocean view' right now as you'll be looking at a muddy parking lot.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank dan1430
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Aloha and thank you for your feedback on your stay here at Kauai Beach Resort. We apologize for any inconvenience that our rennovation project has caused you. We carefully planned these projects around our high occupancy periods and unfortunately, the weather has not cooperated. We have made every effort to expedite the process and we are pleased to report that our parking structure is complete and the adjacent field will be back in shape for more pleasant views. We hope that you will give us the pleasure of your return visit so that you may enjoy the enhancements to this beautiful property. Mahalo!

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Comfortable rooms and attractive, well maintained grounds and pool area are all pluses for this resort; however if you are into swimming or snorkeling at the resort, you will be quite disappointed.

Shallow volcanic reefs make the beaches difficult and dangerous for swimming. Furthermore, none of the several pools on the property are heated which makes swimming here somewhat less than a pleasurable experience.
At noon today, while there were several dozen adults sunning around the various pools, there were only three adults in one pool and none in any of the other three pools. Those adults were standing in waist deep water and none seemed interested in taking the plunge.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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3  Thank Annies1dad
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GeneralManager808, Owner at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Aloha and thank your recent review of the Kauai Beach Resort. We are delighted that you found our accommodations to be comfortable and our facilities to be well maintained. With respect to the temperature of our pools, Kauai usually enjoys very warm tropical weather year round making it not necessary to heat our pools. We do keep our spas heated regularly. Again, we appreciate your feedback and we look forward to your return visit. Mahalo!

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

What a gem! This is an absolutely beautiful resort! Unfortunately we discovered it on the last day of our vacation. The staff was very kind and helpful, and check-in was easy. We had to check out of condo we had rented somewhere else for the week, and needed to check in early if possible. They are very accomodating. The pool area was beautiful with a slide and several pool and hot tub areas, all very nicely kept. Our room was clean and had a small refrigerator, which was a nice extra. The beds were quite comfortable with top-notch linens. We asked for more packages of coffee and the maid was very helpful, also insisting to give us more cups, creamer, and other condiments as well. Every area of the resort seemed very well-kept and top-notch. We also enjoyed the fact that the beach and ocean were right there and a nice, well-lit walkway led from the pool area to the beach, so you could easily enjoy both areas. The price of the room per night was one of the least expensive of the resorts available for the night we needed, but that certainly did not reflect the quality of room, amenities, and staff that we enjoyed. We were traveling with parents, but it would have been an excellent place to stay for families with children of any age. It is close to the airport, but not close enough to hear any of the airplane noise. The resort was constructing a new parking area, so self-parking was not ideal. There is an extra charge per day for self-parking or valet service . Overall, we loved the resort and hope to go back someday!

Room Tip: We did not have a poolside or ocean view, but our room faced the lagune, which was also very nice!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Leann B
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Aloha and thank you for your review of your recent stay at the Kauai Beach Resort. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our facilities and that the accommodations were comfortable and of great value. With respect to the parking facility construction, we are excited to report that as of January 17, the project has been completed. The new structure is photo voltaic making it eco-friendly and providing ample parking for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Garden Isle. Mahalo!

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Enjoyable stay, Good price compared to other hotels in the area. Good for Couples/Family. Descent pool and nice spa. Beach is good for a walk but no lifeguard (not good for swimming)
Staff is courteous and helpful.

Room Tip: Ask for Bldg.4 rooms facing the pool area
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Aloha! Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit to the Kauai Beach Resort. We are pleased you enjoyed our facilities and found the accommoations to be a good value. We also appreicate your kind comments about our staff and the courteous and helpful service you received. We look forward to your return visit in the not too distant future. Mahalo!

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We flew to Lihue for 2 nights and no rental car. There are 2 resorts right next to the airport, one is the KBR and the other is the Marriott. Both have shuttles to the airport. We stayed at the KBR but spent time at the Marriott. Here was our take:
Airport shuttle KBR yes; M yes.
Overall: KBR painted wood, older feel. M granite, marble, concrete
Ambiance: KBR Updated old-world Hawaii. M Modern
Rooms: KBR Comfortable, dated and small bathtub, but no complaints. M. Did not see rooms.
Pool: KBR: Large, fun, "natural" waterfalls on lavarocks. M: Greco-Roman extravagance.
Restaurants: KBR: Excellent service, very good food, no pizzazz. M: Happening.
Staff friendliness: KBR Excellent. Made to feel very welcome. M: Bar/restaurant staff friendly.
Room rates: KBR $$$. M $$$$

We were very happy at the KBR. Hope this helps.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
5  Thank ExNeddiesBoy
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to write your feedback on your recent visit to the Kauai Beach Resort. We are delighted that you made our resort your choice for accommodations and that you were very happy with the facilities and our convenient location. We appreciate your comments on our staff and we will share those with them. We hope to have the pleasure of your return visit to the Garden Isle. Mahalo!

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Half the price of a Hilton resort for the same week. Had a terific room with a quality ocean view. Restaurant was very good, staff was friendly, and pool was very relaxing. Very well maintained, although occasionally the maintenance work created some unwanted noise. Was there during christmas week, and this resort was the best value of anything we got

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank David_B32655
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2013

Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience here at the Kauai Beach Resort. We are delighted that you found our accommodations and facilities to be of great value and that your overall stay was excellent. We hope to have the pleasure of your return visit to the Garden Isle. Mahalo!

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed at the Kauai Beach Resort over Christmas very good hotel. The rooms are clean and spacious (we had a beach view:). We found all the staff helpful and polite( we left some cocktail glasses in our room after new years drinks which to our surprise the cleaners washed for us....it is the little touches we take note of!! The pool area and jacuzzi looked clean..they had a vollyball net set up too, but we never used as we prefered to swim and chill on the beaches. The food was very good and with drinks great value. We would definately stay here again what with the proximaty to Lihue airport.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2013

Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback on your recent visit to the Kauai Beach Resort. We are pleased that you found the property to be in a convenient location and that you enjoyed our facilities and accommodations. We take great pride in providing excellent service with "aloha" and will be happy to share your kind comments with our staff. We hope to have the pleasure of your return visit to the Garden Isle in the near future. Mahalo!

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Address: 4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-8109 (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
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Lihue
#3 Family Hotel in Lihue
#3 Business Hotel in Lihue
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
Price Range: $193 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kauai Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 350
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. Guests enjoy stylish accommodations with modern day amenities and Hawaiian ambiance. In a convenient location close to the airport, shopping, and championship golf, the hotel also offers FREE airport shuttle service, 2 restaurants, a lounge, entertainment, 4 pool areas, a 75-foot lava tube water slide, a 24/7 fitness center, spa, business center, meeting rooms, a ballroom, and parking is a $25/daily fee. A daily resort fee includes WiFi internet access, and more. Experience the best in island hospitality and charm of Hawaii when staying at the Kauai Beach Resort. ... more   less 
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Kauai Beach Resort - An Aqua Boutique Hotel Lihue
Hilton Kauai Beach Hotel
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Hilton Kauai Beach Resort
Lihue Hilton
Kauai Beach Resort HI

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