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“Hospitality beyond comparison!”

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Garden Island Inn Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I feel compelled to write this review because this hotel is absolutely incredible in its hospitality. It is rare to find a business that puts service, personal touch and attention to details above the bottom line! These people are genuinely kind and they CARE that you have a pleasant and comfortable stay. I came back from a long early walk and was greeted with cold water, breakfast AND a humongous papaya freshly picked from their homegrown tree as a gift! Homemade pumpkin pie covered with fresh berries -baked by the owner herself- was also out of this world!
I echo everybody else in singing this hotel's praise: A rare gem indeed in every way: reasonable price, comfort, convenient location, ocean view, cleanliness... couldn't ask for more!

Room Tip: Almost every room has ocean view
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Aloha, your sincere review has warmed my heart. My husband and I put our hearts into operating the hotel; our staff, the building and grounds means so much to us. Our efforts at the hotel are simply to make our guests experience unique and hopefully wonderful. Steve often says why not make ordinary into extraordinary at every opportunity. We like to think we fit into the Hawaiian culture that makes Kauai so special.
Thank you for booking direct with us. You have the best room suitable to your needs and flexibility with your reservation, and we get a little help with keeping our costs down creating value for you. A hui hou kakou (until we meet again), Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We loved our stay here. The room we had #18 was very large with two beds and tons of room everywhere. The bathroom was also very roomy, the shower not so much. Enjoyed eating breakfast from the balcony with a small view of the beach and harbor. The service was fantastic! I LOVED the pie they served and the ice cream bananas. They had things you could borrow, DVDs, beach items including chairs which were really nice to have. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Aloha! Thanks for booking direct with the friendly staff. We can insure you get the best room for your needs. Room 18 is a spacious suite with nice ocean view. We appreciate your lovely review; we strive to create a superior stay and experience at our boutique hotel. Our goal is to give great value with our prices, and complimentary amenities. Booking direct helps our costs which we can pass on to our guests. Mahalo for choosing to stay with us!! Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Needed a one night stay due to late flight in and accommodations on North shore not available till next day. Checked trip advisor and booked a night at Garden island Inn. Great place, was greeted by name when checking in. Room was perfect for 2 adult couples ( 3rd floor ?18). King bed plus queen, very comfy beds. The decor got you on the Hawaiian spirit immediately. Art work is amazing and everywhere. The homemade breakfast snacks were very welcoming. Will definitely stay again. Mahalo.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review, Great Place! You have given us 1 star out of 5, which is probably an oversite as you enjoyed the room, the hospitality, our morning snacks and our ART. We take great pride in creating a Hawaiian vibe, as we live, work and play here. You did describe room 18, which has a nice view of the ocean. We look forward to your next stay. Wish you many happy adventures on Kauai! Aloha, Lis & Steve

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for a week on a solo vacation. Excellent if looking for a quiet place to get away to and don't care for big crowded resorts. The employees are all very friendly. Everyday when I would come back from the activities of the day, my room was always nice and tidy no matter how much of a mess I left it in.

The hotel also lets occupants free access to boogie boards, snorkel sets, towels... they even had a water bottle they lent me when leaving for hikes. With a beach less than 3 minutes across the street, this is very nice to have access to. Every evening I'd take out a boogie board and mess around in the beach and relax. For the money, I don't think you can do much better.

The atmosphere is top notch with led lighted trees and lots of bushes and trees and a little koi pond... really gives you that exotic Hawaiian feel.

Some people are just going to like fancy resorts and 4 star hotels but if you're looking for something a little more low key that also feels very warm and inviting, this is the place to stay. I'll definitely be staying here again whenever I make it back out to Kauai.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Mahalo for you review, and best that our hotel was just what you were looking for your week's get away. Kalapaki Beach, mid island, walking distance to shops and restaurants, close to the Lihue airport makes our location a win. Our guests tend to be the out for the day adventuring types. We are glad you took advantage of all the beach gear, snacks, and visits with our aloha staff! Having cold filtered water in the office is a great reminder to fill up before you adventure for the day. We are looking forward to your return. Aloha, and many thanks sharing your experience on trip advisor. Lis & Steve

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Near Kalapaki beach, on the other side of the road and also near the airport. Grounds/garden full of nice flowers and lights at night. Warm welcome, helpful staff. We particularly appreciated breakfast items, and A/C in the room. Can walk to nice restaurants.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Aloha, thank you for staying with us! Our location is great and convenient for seeing the island and walking to the beautiful Kalapaki Beach. Most of our rooms have a view of the ocean as well. Starting you day with snacks and coffee from our lobby, which you can enjoy in the garden chairs, or take to you private lanai is our good morning to you! We grow bananas, papayas, tangelos, and coconuts and love to share when they are ripe. A/C, ceiling fans, kitchenette,40'wall mounted flat screen TV, room darkening drapes, daily housekeeping service, all to keep our guests comfortable; so glad that you were!
Mahalo for choosing to stay with us! Lis & Steve

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Additional Information about Garden Island Inn Hotel

Address: 3445 Wilcox Rd, Kalapki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9590
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
Price Range: ₹ 8,999 - ₹ 13,562 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garden Island Inn Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Garden Island Inn is a quaint, affordable boutique hotel by the lovely Kalapaki Beach and Bay, the Kauai Marriott and Lagoons and the Nawiliwili Harbor. Kalapaki Beach offers safe surfing, stand up paddle boarding, canoing, kayaking, sailing for beginners to intermediate, fishing or just plain relaxing and sunning.This is Kauai's center for shopping, live music and dining with a choice of 10 of Kauai's finest restaurants all within a short leisurely walking distance from the Garden Island Inn Hotel.The Garden Island Inn has quick and easy access from the Lihue Airport and to all the sights and activities Kauai has to offer. Let us be your home away from home while you discover Kauai! ... more   less 
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