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“Excellent experience with Kauai Hilton”
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Kauai Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Excellent experience with Kauai Hilton”
Reviewed November 14, 2009

We just returned from 8 days at the Kauai Hilton, and I can't say enough positives about our time there. The staff were friendly and courteous, eager to make us comfortable in every way. Our room, overlooking the pool area, was clean, well furnished and comfy...the king sized bed was wonderful! The grounds were beautifully kept, and the ocean was beautiful, and we had a good view of the ocean from our room.
I was worried after having read all of the negatives people have reported about this resort, but we were more than pleased with all aspects of our stay there and would go back again any time.
By the way, the staff told us that this resort will no longer be affiliated with Hilton as of December 2009.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Stayed here for the honeymoon. The hotel, pools, views, garden center area are all extemely nice. It can be somewhat pricey but nowhere near as high as at the south or north of the island. The travel agent got us a good price. It is priced for the middle class I would say. The location is minutes to Lihue, where you can go to restaurants and take the plane to leave the island and arrive at the island. Historic Kappa is also a few minutes in the other directions. The rooms were very nice, if you want a ocean view I suggest paying a little extra to get the rooms that are OCEANFRONT. This puts you the closest to the ocean and you get a full view of the ocean from your balcony. "Oceanview" rooms only give you a partial view from a greater distance. There is a spa on the location which I did not use. The Concierge was very helpful in scheduling our luau, horse ride, and helicopter trip. Parking is ample, you can pay to have your rental chauffeured, but it is not worth it. The parking lot is probably 200 yards from the fartherst rooms. The restaurant at the hotel is excellent. It is one of my favorites on both kauai and maui. There is a bar/lounge that also offers cheaper food that is still very good. On a side not there are 3 pool area and plenty of hot tubs available as well. Above all the best part is being able to watch the sunrise each and every day since the hotel is on the east of the island. And you will probably be up b/c of the time difference. Now for what I didn't like about the Hilton Kauai. The beach at the hotel is not a swimming beach. The reef is right there. You need to drive about a mile or two to get to the nearest beach. If you have kids or want to see fish I suggest Lydgate beach. Secondly, the rooms were not as nice as a comparably price hotel on maui. These rooms were older, but in nice condition. No fancy bathroom or living area. No HD TV either, not that we watch that much tv. Third, internet is not free in your room. I mean come on, the best western has free internet in each room. You pay per day and it is expensive. You can get free access in the lobby however. Finally, meals become very expensive to eat out all the time. It would be nice if they had like a complementary breakfast of just muffins or something. They served a brunch at the restaurant that was not cheap if I recall.

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  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kauai Beach Resort
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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, movie and game rentals, 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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Kauai Beach Resort HI

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