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Garden Island Inn Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

A girlfriend and I loved our stay at the Garden Island Inn for the first three nights of our Hawaiian getaway! The lobby was well presented with great artwork, fresh bananas and granola bars available all day. The gardens are lovely and there is a fish pond with huge fishies in it!! The room itself (16) was large, clean, had fresh flowers, a mini fridge, kitchenette and ocean views from the balcony for those spectacular sunrises and sunsets. It is located close to shops and restaurants, a two minute walk to the beach and is only about 10 mins from the airport. The breakfast pie (served with Greek yogurt and fresh seasonal fruits) was to die for - we certainly looked forward to that each morning for brekky. There was a selection of books, dvd's and games in the small lobby area, and plenty of beach items (esky, towels, chairs, beach mats etc. ) to make days on the beach more comfortable. The ladies here were FABULOUS! They were welcoming and always willing to provide advice to help us decide what to do during our stay in the island! I could not recommend this place more highly! Thanks everyone at Garden Island Inn!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Mahalo for the excellent review! You covered it all such a joy for us to read and know you had a great experience! We think our tropical pumpkin pie is awesome and take a slice with our coffee in the mornings, before we serve it! . Kalapaki Beach, restaurants, services, and shops all walking distance helps our guests relax and unwind. The art, landscaping, free amenities, and great value does set us apart from other hotels. Glad you had the opportunity to visit, talk story, with the ladies at the front desk! We are so blessed to have them as part of the hotel family. Come back again soon, enjoy the magic of Kauai and our sincere hospitality! Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We needed a place for one night in Lihue before traveling to Princeville for our daughter's wedding and stayed here. This was one of the most welcoming, comfortable, happy experiences I can recall. My husband and I agree, we can hardly wait to return to this wonderful place!

Bedding is very comfortable, it is air conditioned, the room comes with a microwave and refrigerator, coffeemaker, real plates, cups and silverware. The owners and managers are a joy. There is a delicious, complimentary basket in the room, and much more complimentary food in the office. They even offer free use of beach towels, boogie boards, dvds, and much more!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Aloha, congratulations on your daughters wedding! I am so glad you found us and will be back! Your comfort, safety, use of our amenities, and providing extraordinary guest service are our objectives. We look forward to seeing you again! Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stayed in the condo, not the hotel but check in is with the same ladies. How lovely are you, nothing was to much trouble. So welcoming and helpful.
This is very good value as kauai is expensive.
The condo is within a complex of other holiday rentals/homes. It's a good size, it was just my husband and I but it could accommodate a small family. Everything for a self catering holiday is provided too. House keeping is every 3 days, more if required but we loved the privacy. It was like being at home but with better weather!!
Make use of the pool too. It's was very quiet during our time there.
It's not a major chain group of hotels and that's what makes it better.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

It is so nice to read your review! We are so glad you loved staying in our condo option. Just like the hotel we want you to enjoy lots of tropical art, clean and comfortable bedding and rooms. The views, pool, BBQ, tennis courts are easy options to hang and relax while receiving all the amenities of the hotel. Thank you so much for staying with us, wonderful to know you had a warm welcome. Aloha, hope to see you again soon. Lis & Steve Layne

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

If you don't need to be at a resort on the beach, this is your place. The Aloha Spirit is alive and well with every single person we came across. They are all so eager to accommodate your every need. Rooms are artsy and super clean. Light snacks and fruit for breakfast, although one morning the owner treated us to Hawaiian pumpkin pie....homemade pumpkin pie smothered with whipped cream, fresh coconut, pineapple and blueberries. And when I was settling up at the front desk, Cherie wanted to know "where's your lovely wife?" I told her she was out putting some things in the car and she jumped up so she could give her a hug before we left. It is that kind of place. Don't miss it. It's wonderful!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Mahalo "What a Gem" for the 5 star review! Our goals are to provide a comfortable, clean, safe, friendly, tropical, artsy, vacation hotel for you. Glad you enjoyed the tropical pumpkin pie made with greek yogurt, not whipped cream, along with our fresh picked fruit and coffee. Cherie is wonderful, we are blessed to have her skills, smile and aloha! Providing great guest service is our main goal, we love to see your smiling face, relax be happy. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The lovely and animated Garden Island Inn in Nawiliwili in Kauai was bright , clean , friendly, and welcoming. At reception you can literally pick your own bananas! They hang just above the koi pond inside reception. Each room has unique paintings and unique door painting.

The grounds are a delight with turtles and fish sculptures in the walkways and garden where you can relax and hang out in the shade. Ideally located next to Banyan Harbor and across from Anchor Cove shopping and restaurants. Kalapaki Beach across the way is only minutes to walk to.

The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Shout out to Cheri for her help for our future bookings - we'll be back! Enjoy your own visit!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you for the 5 star review!! Our guests deserve our best! The fresh bananas you can pick and enjoy with our colorful, tropical art and gardens, does make for a great getaway. We are so lucky to have the best staff.. Their local knowledge, professionalism, and aloha is a gift that they share as you are part of our hotel family. Cherie is a sweetheart, so glad she could book your next visit! Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

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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 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
Price Range: $197 - $285 (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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