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Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue

3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Updated 21-02-26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#4 of 10 hotels in Lihue
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Known for its warm island hospitality and idyllic location on the Garden Isle, Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort on Kalapaki Beach underwent a $50 million upgrade, with major enhancements to all its guestrooms, suites, restaurants and pool deck. Unique among hotels in Kauai, our resort sits on Kalapaki Bay and offers a wide variety of recreational activities, a superior beach experience and 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus championship golf at the adjacent Kauai Lagoons Golf Club. Business travelers will enjoy our 5 Star hotel's 20,230 sq ft of flexible meeting and event space in Kauai. Guests traveling for pleasure will enjoy one of the largest family-friendly pools in Hawaii and our spacious 5 star hotel rooms, most of which offer spectacular views and feature a balcony. Pamper yourself with a luxurious spa treatment at our hotel's on-site Alexander Spa and Salon. Discover a leader in style and service among Kauai hotels and resorts and enjoy breathtaking beachfront views at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Valet parking
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Kids club
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Makeup services
Waxing services
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Room service
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family Resort
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clau8am wrote a review Sep. 18
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico105 contributions9 helpful votes
The pool was great that's why the four points. The rooms were terrible old, I would give two points here. Good news is they're renovating. You can tell this was a very elegant hotel back in the days, but now it really needs a lift. Place is clean. Lived the gardens. Didn't like they didn't offered toiletries but the basic shampoo and soaps at the bathroom. Location is great, at most one hr drive to anywhere in the island. You have Dukes restaurant next door and Noka Grill, great breakfast spot also next door. Beach is really nice too. I would stay again in the renovated rooms.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is self parking not far from the rooms. Look for it before check in.
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Httstff wrote a review Aug. 2021
30 contributions53 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We stayed at the Royal Sonesta but the resort property is shared with Marriott Vacation Club. The pool was massive and allowed for plenty of space for all guests. There was a separate, smaller pool with slide for the littles. We could sit at the pool and overlook the beach and ocean, while enjoying poolside service. There were plenty of chairs and umbrellas for the guests. There were also chairs on the grassy area by the beach for guests, but those had more limited availability. The room was nice and spacious with an efficient balcony with an incredible view of the pool, beach, ocean, and cliffs. The resort had multiple restaurants but there was also an area across the street with multiple options and a convenience store with alcohol, some food and snacks, souvenirs, etc next door. The hotel provided complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport, which we also used when we had a helicopter tour of the island. We were on an anniversary trip but we also saw several families, so the resort is great for both couples and families.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Fritz R wrote a review Sep. 18
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We booked a beach cabana for $200 which was fine as we had done many times on previous trips, There was always a nearby bathroom available in the past. No one told is that they had been locked since Sonesta took over management from Marriott. The reason given was that homeless people were using them and had made a mess, I was forced to use the poolside bathroom which i barely made in time.There are no plans to remedy the situation, possibly caused by staff shortages or lack of security to keep undesirable people out, Tip : Ask the pool hut about this before you pay,
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Date of stay: August 2021
phoebeandjeff wrote a review Aug. 2021
Camarillo, California10 contributions5 helpful votes
Our family stayed for 5 nights in mid-August. Beautiful grounds, amazing pools (our little one played in the kids pool for hours going down the slide). Yes rooms are a bit dated and they’re doing construction but they gave us some concessions and it didn’t really affect us. Nice little beach and restaurants onsite and across the street. Good central location to go to Waimea Canyon (a must see) or the other way to Hanalei Bay (another must see). We went to Costco to get a few things like water as most things are a bit pricey in Kauai. People were very nice / excellent service. Make sure you get your paperwork in order before you fly from the US! Yes there’s a lot of Roosters and chickens roaming around but they didn’t bother us.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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acandell wrote a review Aug. 2021
Lafayette, California1 contribution3 helpful votes
We paid a ton of money to have noise that sounded like jack hammering right above our room. The whole tower was being “renovated”. So misleading and unethical to charge guests $467/night + $25 hidden daily resort fee when there is loud construction going on. They said they didn’t have other rooms to move us to BUT when I called the 800 reservation # they were still offering $467/night to unsuspecting guests. Our once in a lifetime trip was not what I’d planned. That said, the beach is gorgeous and the pool was heavenly!!!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
3 Helpful votes
US$418 - US$660 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Nearby attractions include Hawaii Alive Luau Show & Dinner (0.1 km), Tabora Gallery (0.4 km), and Tropic Isle Music & Gifts (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Conveniently located restaurants include Skinny Mike's Ice Cream and Shave Ice, Duke's Kauai, and Pietro's Pizza Kauai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilohana Plantation Estate (4.2 km), Menehune Fish Pond (3.2 km), and Kapaia Suspension Bridge (3.5 km).