Kauai Beach Resort
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKauai Beach Resort Lihue
My husband and I stayed at the Kauai Beach Resort and managed a rate of $80 a night through Jetsetter. Some things you should know if you plan to stay there...
1. This location is not great for swimming on the beach. The pool is great but don't count on swimming in the ocean here. Lots of rock and rough tides on their stretch of the beach.
2. It's in the middle of everything drive wise. We could drive an hour all the way south and all the way north to where the road ended. We basically got to see everything because this hotel was centered between the north and south shore.
Next time we visit Kauai, we will stay on the North Shore near Hanalei. Lihue had few things to see but as I mentioned for a first time to Kauai, staying here made it easy to explore the entire island.
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could have been better staff (nicer like the rest of the people)
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Kauai Beach Resort Lihue
We will be back
A true four star resort! We found the room on the fifth floor, oceanview, to have an amazing view. The room was very comfortable and well furnished. The resort was just the right size, not too big and crowded like the Sheraton. The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly. The location was perfect for seeing the island and getting to and from the airport. The only negative aspect was the very average food in the dining room.
My wife and I decided to take a last minute vacation get-away and bought our vacation package via the internet. We stayed 7 nights at the Radisson and found it to be a great place to stay and relax. The location of the facility makes it an ideal place to stay as it is reasonably close to to the North and South shore as well as reasonably priced dinning. We found the resort to be very relaxing as it has a long stretch of very secluded beach. I undersatnd that the beach is not good for swimming. However, in speaking with some of the locals, surfing is good in front of the Radisson (not for young kids though). The service, food and Radisson personal were excellent and rooms very nicely decorated as well as clean (absolutly no evidence of any roaches as mentioned in a previous review!). We have stayed at resorts all over the Hawaiian Islands. While the Raddison is not a Hyatt or Marriott, we were very impressed with the "natural" Hawaiian atomosphere of the property.We loved our stay so much, we phurchased a 2 bedroom vacation timeshare (Pahio Kauai Beach Villas) located on the same property. We look forward to our return visit next year.
Loved the Radisson
My wife and I stayed here for 3 days in early April and thoroughly enjoyed it. I gave the resort a neutral rating only because it was the first time I've stayed at a "resort" hotel. All I can say is thatI've been at a lot of hotels and this was the nicest all round stay yet. The lanais were small though and I would have been dissappointed had I paid for a high end room and they were the same size.As for the bugs/roaches mentioned in another review...there wasn't a sign of them in our room. I'd be interested to know if this is a seasonal thing.
Radisson Kauai Beach Resort
Enjoyed a great stay at the Radisson Kauai Beach Resort. Very nice facility, great customer service.We really liked the atmosphere and views.We had a corner room with an ocean view.The food was also very good.The Happy Hour is a must with the torch lighting ceremony and native dancers.The only down side was the bed in our room was very hard. All in all though I would highly recomend this resort to stay at and enjoy.We went to several of the 5 star resorts and for the money we got the better deal.Mahalo
Disappointed on Kauai
Very disappointed with the Radisson Kauai. I used to live on Oahu and this was my first trip back as a tourist. On the same trip in February, we had spent time on both Oahu and the Big Island at less expensive hotels with less high ratings that we enjoyed so much more. The grounds of the Radisson are beautiful with waterfalls at the pool, but the rooms are dark (huge, dark furniture that overwhelms the room with only the lanai window to let in natural light, and curtains which permanently cover 1/3 of the window), and very small with postage-stamp sized lanais (literally barely enough room for a small table and two chairs). I love to sit on the lanai in the early morning, but our "original" mountain-view" room overlooked the parking lot and valet parking. There were no ocean-front rooms available, so we upgraded (at a cost) to a "pool-view" room which turned out to be at an angle to the pool, so you could only see the pool if you were actually on the lanai and craned your neck. The concierge desk was only mildly interested in our comments. As for roaches mentioned in a previous review, we didn't see any, but they're the norm in Hawaii. When you're local, you get used to it (sort of). We stayed 3 nights and wouldn't go back. Give me Kona-by-the-Sea any time!
Beautiful at first glance
My husband and I attempted to stay here in September (2002) for our honeymoon. At first we were so impressed everything was beautiful. The people were so nice at the front desk. We checked in and went to our room. It looked beautiful. We went out to dinner and upon our return we found that they had sent up complimentary champagne. We drank our champagne as we were swatting away some bugs that were flying around. At first we figured it's tropical and you just have to deal but we finally figured we should call down to the front desk and let them know that they need to spray in the morning. They asked us if we would like to change rooms. At first we said no but with more and more bugs appearing we decided to change. When we opened the door to our new room we were amazed. They had changed our room to one of their suites. It was huge and beautiful. My husband put his keys down and went into the bathroom. I didn't even get a chance to sit down before he came back out told me to grab the bags. As we started to collect our belongings AGAIN, I noticed that these same bugs were running up the walls across the floor and on my luggage. I couldn't figure out what they were because as they were flying around too. Once the front desk person came to our room to help us with our bags. I asked him what all these bugs were.....he smiled and hesitantly said, "Um, Roaches". Call me niave but I never knew roaches flew around. I was completely devastated. We spent the next half hour checking out of the hotel and flicking roaches off our bags and out of our stuff. This was the worst trip of my life.....and unfortunately it was my honeymoon. If you can help it......stay somewhere else.
Radisson Kauai Beach Resort is Great!
The Radisson Kauai Beach Resort really made our trip to Kauai and Maui. The Radisson exemplified excellent customer service. Every employee was so friendly and helpful. The grounds were well manicured and there are tons of pools on the grounds for swimming. The sand pool right in front of the beach was particularly relaxing. Although one can't swim at the beach right there, it is very beautiful and walks in the sand are still very much enjoyable. The manager's reception from 5-6 every evening (yes--free drinks!) really topped off our stay. The central location of the Radisson can't be beat. It serves as a great starting point for day trips to anywhere on the island--to the North Shore, Waimea Canyon, Poipu, etc. Great value for the $$.
Our stay at the Radisson Beach Hotel was the best hotel of our trip. After spending 3 days in Honolulu, it was nice to spend some time at the RAdisson in a very relaxed atmosphere. This was the only hotel we stayed at that had free valet service and free telephone calls from you room (everywhere we stayed at you had to pay $1.00 every time you called an 800 number). We also enjoyed the free cocktail hour at the pool everyday.
The grounds were beautiful and the room was large (we stayed in the king size bed room).
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
We would stay here again.
Could use some work
We were not as impressed with the Radisson as some of the other hotels we stayed at during our stay. The staff was always very courteous and the grounds clean. The room was somewhat small, however we were happy with the beautiful view of the ocean. We were disappointed to find that the pool closed at 6pm. That didn't give us much time to enjoy it. Located close to many excellent resturants but 30 minutes from the beautiful Poipu Beach. The concierge service wasn't extremely helpful, very busy. The Luau Dinner show was entertaining and the food was excellent. The Terrace Resturant in the hotel could use a makeover. The quality of the food didn't live up to the prices on the menu. Although the beach in front of the Radisson is not for swimming or snorkeling, there is a beautiful beach just a short walk away at the Outrigger.
A great value honeymoon!
We stayed 12 days at the Radisson Kauai Resort and got a great deal. I made the reservation over the internet and was more than happy with what they offered us (which included a car rental for the duration of our trip and upgrade for our honeymoon). The resort is a really beautiful place to stay, lovely gardens and pool and a good standard of room. Service was always friendly and the staff went out of their way to ensure we had a good stay. Overall, a very good 3 1/2 to 4 star hotel.
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