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Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Had a hard time deciding where to stay but we were surprised how well maintained and nice this resort was. A beautiful beachfront property with a restaurant bar open to the beach. Had a couple of great burgers and the second day I missed housekeeping come by when showering and afternoon when I left was shocked to see they had...

Thank Katherine W
Owensboro, Kentucky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I stayed the week here. We loved the central location of this hotel. It was easy to navigate the entire island from here. While we did not have an ocean view, it was a short walk on the property to watch the sun rise at the beach each morning with plenty of lounge chairs. As we planned...

1Thank mamaloco
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AA H, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha! We are so happy to hear you and your daughter had a wonderful stay! We are delighted to know you enjoyed our fantastic location, comfortable accommodations and live entertainment. Thank you for taking a moment to share your lovely review, we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon!

San Dimas, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Comfortable, quiet room. Beach was steps from the hotel. Hotel restaurant/bar was awesome. I would definitely stay here again. The staff was super friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay here again!

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AA H, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are delighted to hear you had wonderful experience with us and that you enjoyed our comfortable accommodations, perfect location and that you received excellent service from our friendly and helpful staff! We are thrilled to hear you will definitely return for another stay and we are happily looking...

Kaarina, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for a week. Because Kauai is a small island, we could take our car, head out and come back in the evening. The place is very nice and friendly right at the beach. Nice big rooms and we had good room in the second floor. First two night we struggled with a really loud ac but then...

Thank CallMeCaspian
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed there twice as I was traveling around the island. It ticks all the right boxes - clean, comfortable, reasonable noise insulation ( as per Kauai standards), great staff and yes, a beautiful beachfront location. Best of all, the rates are reasonable for a fairly expensive island. If you want to explore Kauai or even just chill on the...

1Thank peergee
AA H, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you very much for your glowing review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our comfortable accommodations, beautiful beachfront property and that you received excellent service from our friendly staff! We appreciate your positive feedback and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon! Mahalo and a hui hou!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This resort was a pleasant suprise. Clean, open plan with a comfy bed, not much more wanted! The view from the balcony (Lei Wing) looked out over the pool with a corner view of the beach and the wing offerrd direct access to the beach. The only negative is the refrigerated aircon. Just gets colder all night with a lot...

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AA H, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Lou! We are pleased to hear you had a pleasant experience and that you enjoyed our comfortable accommodations and beautiful views! We appreciate your feedback regarding your air condition and we will be sure to share it with our team as we are always striving to improve the guest experience. Mahalo for staying with us and we hope to...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all I want to say we stayed here for one night and for free. We booked this place because we were landing really late and didn't want to drive on a strange island in the middle of the night. The hotel looked like an old apartment building. The lobby looked nice. The people were wonderful and kind. The...

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AA H, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are pleased to hear you were warmly welcomed and received excellent service form our friendly and helpful staff. We are disappointed to learn about the aspects of your stay that were less than exceptional. Your valuable feedback regarding our accommodations, landscaping and pool area is greatly appreciated and we...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Older hotel getting upgraded. Great beach bar! Bathroom had tiny sink area and it was hard to regulate water temperature in shower. Staff was very nice and accommodating. We were working on clearing property for sale so leisure time was limited. Took a drive last day to what is known as Hawaiian Grand Canyon. While not far mileage wise it...

2Thank LindaMac4143
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful spot, hotel right on the beach! We had breakfast on the beach every day. They offer free wifi and yoga and bycicle rentals! Was an excellent experience. The rooms were average, unfortunately lacked some cleanliness overall. We had a power outage one evening but was back on within an hour. Overall a beautiful experience for the traveller...

Thank Celine M
Berkeley, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here in November 2016 in a room sold as "Ocean View". The room is set well back from the beach and is looking at it between 2 buildings. With a compass, I measured the angle of the ocean part of the view as being all of 14 degrees wide. We didn't see how any honest...

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AA H, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Alan! Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful dining experience. We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding with ocean view of your room, and are glad that the photos on our website accurately depict the ocean view. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you for an improved experience in the...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy renovated accommodations at our beachfront, resort-like property situated along a secluded beach on Kauai's Royal Coconut Coast. Discover an array of popular nearby attractions including snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding, Wailua River kayaking, Wailua Golf Course, Coconut Marketplace Shopping Center and historic Kapaa town. The property features six beachfront acres of lush tropical lawns and gardens and two outdoor swimming pools included. Bicycle rental amenity is included with your hospitality fee. Join us for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner at our new restaurant Lava Lava Beach Club - a true "Toes in the Sand" dining experience right on the beachfront. For your convenience, our sundry is open 7 AM to 11 PM daily. Contemporary guest room accommodations feature sleek, retro-modern designs, vibrant island colors, island-style decor featuring mini-refrigerators, Keurig coffee makers, a blu-ray/DVD player and Playstation 3 console, private lanais and beautiful mountain, garden, pool or ocean views. With the daily Hospitality Fee, guests enjoy amenities including in-room coffee, outdoor yoga classes, Wifi Internet access throughout the hotel, unlimited movies and Playstation 3 games, use of beach towels and chairs, local and toll-free phone calls, in-room safe, a daily newspaper, luggage service (no overnight storage) and self-parking. Thank you for your patience while we renovate our main pool. Renovations will begin on 4/3/17 and completed by 5/16/17. The back pool will be open for use during this time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Address: 420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1449
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: $209 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Kauai Sands Kapaa
Kauai Sands Hotel
Hotel Kauai Sands
Kauai Shores, An Aqua Hotel Kapaa
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kapaa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
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“Some ground rooms have the door facing outside. None have a serous Ocean View, even though it is an ocean front property.”
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Alanmin, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ocean view or courtyard facing rooms”
honolulugrl, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We really like a first floor room facing the gardens. All rooms have patios.”
Buffie1314, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Spring for the deluxe pool view rooms, you won't be disappointed.”
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enomical, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed the poolside rooms, which face inward towards the courtyard - sense of community”
471laceyl, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
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