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Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a great 2 night stay and fast getaway from Honolulu for a few fun days! Loved the location the staff was awesome. The grounds were well kept and lots of grassy areas for people to walk and kids to play. Loved seeing families with kids enjoying the pool and hanging out! Beautiful ocean views all times of the...

1Thank honolulugrl
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We had an ocean view room and loved hearing the sound of the waves. We also loved hearing the live music from the restaurant next-door. The hotel is modern, the rooms are comfortable and attractive and the staff was very helpful and friendly. It is in a great location making it easy to drive to the south or north parts...

2Thank viajara821
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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel for your vacation. Yes, the room facing the beach is indeed a great view. I am glad you enjoyed the Hawaiian breeze and the sounds of the ocean. Sorry to hear about the restaurants closing at 10:00pm. Yes a lot of them do, but there is one open next door till mid night. Next...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

A great place to bring your family and relax. Ocean side, amazing sunrise, fun pools for kids, great beach side dining, free cruiser bikes etc. Close to everything. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable. Best value around.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The staff here is great. This is not a 5 star hotel but then again, the price is great. Nice pool, we were in the building nearest the ocean. New ABC store very close and lots of good dining in Kapaa. Would recommend for the money.

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

Aloha and thank you for your review and recommendation, Mike. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that you received excellent service from our incredible staff. We appreciate your kind words and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Mahalo!

Milwaukie, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful hotel, on the beach and within walking distance of anything you might need. We used the pool and the ocean on day, went on a tour of movie locations the next day and watched three great movies on the third day, rain was incredible. The movies are free, it works sort of like red box. I guess with...

1Thank Buffie1314
AA H, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for sharing your recent experience. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our beautiful property, amenities, ideal location and received excellent service from our friendly and helpful staff. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again soon. Mahalo!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a couple of nights. Rooms are comfortable and clean but kind of dated and just starting to get a little shabby. Nice, if small, beach but we had somewhat stormy weather and the undertow was strong enough nobody was swimming. The Lava Lava Beach Club Restaurant was quite pricy for what you got. We stayed on four...

1Thank KWB354
AA H, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for sharing your recent experience. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed our clean and comfortable accommodations. We appreciate your valuable feedback as we are always striving to improve the guest experience. Mahalo for staying with us and we hope to welcome you for a more enjoyable stay in the future. Mahalo.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An easy drive from the airport, I chose this place because the pictures were promising and the rates about the same as everywhere else in this stretch of coast. This is a motel, really. The walls are thin, the air conditioner was deafening (but at least drowned out some of the sound of my neighbours), the sprayed on coating to...

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

Aloha, and thank you for taking the time to share your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed our beautiful property and were well taken care of by our friendly staff. We are very sorry to hear that your overall stay was less than exceptional, and apologize that your recent accommodations were not as updated as you had hoped. We...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a week. Nice hotel and very bright and cheery colors. Room was very spacious and laid out. Pool was good for a quick swim but the chlorine was very pronounced. Parking was a challenge sometimes as the spots were fairly narrow and seemed like half the guests could use some parking lessons, but always found a spot....

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

Thank you very much for sharing your recent experience, Istario. We're delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed our accommodations. We appreciate your valuable feedback and will be sure to share it with our team as we are always striving to improve the guest experience. We're happy to hear you would stay here with us again. It...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time in Kauai and I was recommended to stay here at Kauai Shores from a close friend. I couldn't have been more satisfied with my entire stay here. From the moment I arrived I had a smile on my face. Angela, one of the front desk receptionists was so kind and helpful and really blew me...

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

Aloha and thank you very much for sharing your glowing review! We're beyond thrilled to hear you had a wonderful stay, enjoyed our accommodations and ideal location. We're also very pleased to hear that the service you received from our staff was top notch, and we will gladly share your kind words with Angela. We look forward to having the...

Berkeley, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this hotel as part of a Travelocity package. It was CHEAP.... so cheap that when you deducted the airfare we were paying more to board our 2 dogs than to stay at the Kauai Shores. So at that price how bad could it be ? The location was OK. The room was actually nice. We payed extra for...

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

Aloha Josie and thank you for sharing your review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your room, but are disappointed to hear about the aspects of your stay that were less than exceptional, especially the lack of quality customer service. We strive to share the aloha spirit with all of our guests and are sad this was not...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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 6/18/17. 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: RM704 - RM908 (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, HI
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Kapaa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
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“ocean view or courtyard facing rooms”
 of 5 bubbles honolulugrl, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We really like a first floor room facing the gardens. All rooms have patios.”
 of 5 bubbles Buffie1314, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Spring for the deluxe pool view rooms, you won't be disappointed.”
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 of 5 bubbles enomical, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed the poolside rooms, which face inward towards the courtyard - sense of community”
 of 5 bubbles 471laceyl, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Hotel is 2 floors, no elevator. A/C is window unit - we did not need it in Feb. Breeze and Ceiling fan was plenty.”
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