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Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

If I had the money I would have stayed at the St.Regis in Princeville but alas, I do not and had to find budget accomodation. The Kauai Shores is an ok choice overall in that respect; a renovated property with clean rooms and a cheerful lobby area. The hotel is right on the beach which is beautiful in the morning...

Thank Irish L
Owensboro, Kentucky
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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...

2Thank 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 Francisco
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The disappointment started right at check-in, where they didn't have my reserved room actually reserved. Instead, Angela at the front desk started telling me how "funny" it was that they just gave away the last such room (I was there at 3pm). We then began an hour-long ordeal of trying to find some option wherein I could get a room...

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

Aloha and mahalo for sharing your review. We are very sad to hear that your stay was less than exceptional and that you were disappointed with your overall visit. We strive to welcome our guests with excellent customer service and aloha spirit and we apologize that this was not your immediate experience upon check-in. Your patience is greatly appreciated as...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is nice. An older property that has been undergoing a nice renovation. Friendly staff that genuinely cares about the guest experience. Nice property conveniently located near kapaa. Would stay again. *Read the fine print, ocean view could be a bit misleading. you may have to stretch your neck for an actual ocean view. or, really stretch your neck....

Thank eloyislost
Higginsville, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here after a long day of flying. The room was clean, bed was comfortable and we were greeted by friendly staff. Happy Hour at the restaurant was a good deal with $3 appetizers & drinks overlooking the ocean. The sink area in the bathroom is very small but was adequate for the one night we stayed. There is...

Thank Cathy U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via 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...

1Thank Katherine W
San Dimas, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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...

1Thank CallMeCaspian
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 weeks 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...

2Thank 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 17 April 2017 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...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 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: RM701 - RM995 (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
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
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“CALL the hotel direct to make sure you're getting everything you're expecting.”
lostonpolk, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“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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