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Kauai Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
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Kingsford
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88 reviews
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“nice place”
Reviewed 11 February 2013

We stayed for one night on January 18th. We were very happy with our choice, a really nice property. The pool looked great they had everything you could want. I would stay here again even longer. Airport shuttle was really nice.

Room Tip: We had a bottom floor room and it was nice. You could walk out your patio to the pool.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, 13 February 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of your recent stay at the Kauai Beach Resort. Although we wish your stay could have been longer, we are pleased that you found our property to be convenient and our accommodations comfortable for the one night. We look forward to welcoming you back so that you can truly experience all the wonderful amenities we have to offer. Mahalo!
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Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed 10 February 2013 via mobile

Excellent Job Aqua!!!
This is the first Aqua property I stayed at. I'm usually the type to book with Hyatt's, Hilton's and Marriotts but was very pleasantly surprised at this property. Great value. We stayed at this hotel for a week for my wife's birthday and have been to the island a number of times before. For us this trip was more important just to get away and spend the days relaxing and maybe doing very little sightseeing. As mentioned the beach wasn't great but still nice to walk along. The pools made up for that easily. I found the food to be top notched and was really surprised on its presentation and taste. We booked directly through the hotels website and received a great package deal with a rental car. The hotel is a little older but has a better atmosphere of Hawaiian character compared to the other big white concrete hotels on the island in my option.
The construction last Oct. was not a major issue or disturbance and we did not have any problem with parking, not sure during busier times of the year if that would be a issue.
Take care turning left out of the main drive out of the hotel as traffic can be a little busy. Hopefully they'll consider putting a traffic light in at that intersection. All in all I would highly recommend this property. Also remember you won't see any sunsets but the sunrises are just as nice.

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, 11 February 2013
Aloha and thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Kauai Beach Resort. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and that our facilities and food outlets exceeded your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and we will share your kind comments with our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Garden Island in the not too distant future. Mahalo!
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 9 days. Our initial choice of room was over the entrance area and so a bit noisy at times. O discussion we were given an excellent ocean facing room for a small amount extra. Staff were excellent, especially Sandy on reception. The hotel was kept very clean and quick to provide service. Beach is poor but well compensated by the pools. However you can go for long walks. The hotel stands by itself so very peaceful. Food seemed fresh; but cooking not special. We liked the bar more than restaurant. Breakfast was reasonable. Free shuttles to airport and local shopping mall. Overall excellent value for money and good for a week, especially if you hire a car for a day or two to look around the island. Only warning is that there is a lot of car park construction going on at the hotel - so check what you will see before you accept a room.
The grass areas near the beach were a bit marked by golf carts used by hotel staff. I would recommend that the hotel limit this because it may not appeal to everyone to see the odd tire track. We booked throug hotel; but heat taht Home Away or similar may have options.

Room Tip: Look for ocean facing rooms n the blocks closest to reception. Check befor you accept, and ask for a...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, 11 February 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of your recent stay at the Kauai Beach Resort. We appreciate your feedback and we are delighted that you found our resort to be of great value. We take great pride in our facilities and providing excellent service to our guests. We will share your kind comments with our staff. We hope to have the pleasure of your return visit to the Garden Island in the very near future. Mahalo!
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

A perfect place to land and unpack your stress. The staff is friendly, helpful and caring. The grounds are pristine with multiple pools, colorful landscaping and designed so you catch a breeze at every turn. The room was very clean and plush. Let the puffy cloudlike pillows cuddle your head and the scruptious immense towels wipe away the mainland. Early in the morning open the sliding glass door to your room's lanai and watch the swaying palms and listen to the chirping birds. When the roosters start to crow it's time to go down for breakfast. The food is very good-the best hash browns I have ever had and the hamburger was delicious and large. Actually, all the food I had was reasonably priced and very good. Be there on the right day and the resort provides a one-hour hula show with music and free mai tais around the pool! I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Mine looked out over the lagoon and it was quiet and scenic.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, 13 February 2013
Aloha and thank you for you for taking the time to give a review of your recent visit to the Kauai Beach Resort. We are so pleased that you found our facilities and accommodations to be beautiful and relaxing. We appreciate your wonderful description of your experience here and we will share those comments with our staff. We look forward to your next visit to the Garden Island and welcoming you back to the Kauai Beach Resort. Mahalo!
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

I picked this resort off the Internet and didn't know much about it. It was perfect for me! It is the only resort in this area,so the beach area is secluded and goes on forever. The scenery around the beach is breathtaking. I booked a room with a beach view and got one off to the side which was ok since the breezes off the ocean can be strong,at times. My room was up to date,clean and cozy,the staff was friendly and service was good. The swimming pools were too cold to swim in at this time of year,(January)but I was more interested in walking on the beach and laying out in the sun. The food at the restaurants was good,but a bit pricey. There are a lot of great restaurants down the road in Kapaa,and you will need a car to get around,unless you are there for a short time. They do have an airport shuttle. Valet service is extra,but well worth it. Some friends from a cruise ship visited me and were very impressed with what they saw. The concierge can arrange any tours--and you have to take the helicopter tour,if you do nothing else. The rates,through Travelocity, were so reasonable,it was hard to believe.
If you want to get away from it all,enjoy the simple,more Hawaiian-like atmosphere,and want quiet and seclusion this is the place for you. I feel I was very fortunate to spend 16 days on the beautiful island of Kauai and would return again and again.

Room Tip: Pay extra for a lanai with a beach view,if you like to see the ocean--although the ocean is 50-60 ya...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, 8 February 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauai Beach Resort. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful experience at our resort and that you found our accommodations and service to be excellent. We take great pride in keeping the feel of the property in traditional Hawaiiana and we very much appreciate your comments. We know you will be back and we look forward to having you as our guest again. Mahalo!
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

We stayed here 4 nights on our honeymoon and can say that this is a nice resort at a fair price. Our room was clean and comfortable, and renovated within the last couple years. Our malfunctioning TV was fixed within an hour of calling the front desk, and the free wifi in the lobby was nice considering that a lot of hotels charge for it. The breakfast buffet costs a few extra bucks, but it was always nice to start the day with a good meal and watch the sun come up over the ocean.

Like many of the beaches on the east coast of Kauai, the surf is high so swimming is not recommended at the resort. Plan to go elsewhere if the pools aren’t enough for you. This resort is in a great location if you want to explore Kauai since there aren’t any roads that go entirely around the island. They’re 10 minutes from the airport and less than an hour to just about anywhere on the island.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, 6 February 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review from your recent visit to the Kauai Beach Resort. We are delighted that you spent part of your honeymoon with us and that you found our resort to be very convenient to all the activities on the island. We are also pleased that your accommodations were clean and comfortable and that you enjoyed the beautiful sunrises that we are blessed with each day! We hope to have the pleasure of your return visit in the not too distant future. Mahalo!
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Kauai
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

Welcoming staff and easy parking makes a great venue for locals and visitors. Good salad with dinner. Better food value in the bar. Pool with slide and sand bottom for windy days that are not ocean safe.

  • Stayed January 2013
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, 25 February 2013
Aloha and thank you for taking the time to give your feedback from your recent visit to the Kauai Beach Resort. We are pleased that you found our facilities and services to be excellent. We take great pride in providing our guests with quality food and beverage outlets and we appreciate your kind comments. We hope to have the pleasure of your return visit. Mahalo!
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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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Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#3 Business 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, 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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