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Kauai Sands Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is the only redeeming thing about this place. I think the hotel is being renovated. Until that takes place stay away. Pay the little bit more money to stay at a better place. To the south of the Hawaiian sacred site is a nice kids pool made with rocks in the ocean.

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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. Yes, we are renovating a building at a time and have comleted almost half of the total rooms and we intend completing all the buildings by end of June, The guests do get a free upgrade to the rooms that are renovated and presently we are running specials due to the beautification of the... More

Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed twice at this hotel.The rooms and lanais are comfortably larger than most other hotels. The staff are all fantastic and treat you like a friend. Even though there were renovations going on it was not bothersome. Looking forward to seeing the final outcome of the renovations. The hotel presently has no restaurant but it will with the... More

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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for being our guests. We are almost at the end of the rainbow with beautifying the hotel. Openning the restaurant is in the horizon and will definitely be a great addtion to the hotel. We appreciate you taking time to complete our survey. Look forward to your next visit to our beautiful beach front hotel. Mahalo. More

Boise
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110 reviews 110 reviews
78 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for two nights at the tail end of our Daughter's wedding on Kauai. We couldn't have more pleased. As has been mentioned in other reviews, this hotel is going through a major renovation process so there is noise and dust during the day. As is always the case when we are on vacation at... More

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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guests. Yes, we will have all newly beautified rooms by next week and rest assured all our guests will be booked in the new rooms. We will be adding complimentary wifi in all the rooms in May. We are addressing the vanity area and hoping to install a glass shelf below the mirror to create... More

lancashire england
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the web site says you get an upgrade from a mountain view to a garden view it is because the other rooms are not available, they are being renovated. The hotel is having major building works so noise and dust all day. I have asthma and had to pay extra for a room away from dust, i said the... More

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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thak you for being our guest. I am sorry that you were in a room close to the building thats being beautified and upgraded. We will complete beautifying the hotel by June. At that time you will be able to enjoy the well appointed rooms, hallways and landscaping. We have also added extra amenities and in may we will be... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New chic rooms with huge decks; details you will love like outlets on all lamps, awesome shower heads and big flat screen tv. Large lanai, two pools but no jacuzzi or internet in room. Great old school hotel with new look. The pool loungers are the best with pillows to move to the perfect position. There are also umbrellas to... More

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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. Yes, we are almost there with a total beautification of the whole hotel. Our next complimentary amenity is the wifi in all the rooms. We are in the process of wiring all the rooms and hope to provide the complimentary wifi in all rooms by May 2014. Mahalo for being patient throughout our beautification... More

Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our planned accommodation fell thru at the last minute and we booked a room here. We were pleasantly surprised - the room was fresh and new, the location excellent, so nice to be able to sit on the beach for sunrise and sunset by just walking out your door. Especially for the price!

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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. I am happy ot note that you had a great time and enjoyed it very much here at the hotel. Yes, we have the best beach front property and our room rates are very reasonable. Look forward to your next visit as we will be having more complimentary amenities for your enjoyment. Mahalo. More

HONOLULU
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel used to be a favorite for locals visiting from the outer islands of Hawaii. We stayed here for only one night, it was enough. The recently renovated wing had a nice decor to it till we looked in the bathroom. The vanity sink was just slightly larger than the spit bowl in my dentist's office with hardly any... More

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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting with us and taking time to complete our survey. We are a boutique type hotel and do not represent a big resort. Yes, our sink is an average size sink, but we added many amenities in the room and they are of upscale quality. The high end mattress does not come with a box spring. The... More

Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I have written about this place before, as we stayed here many times over the years and watched it undergo a horrible deterioration. We had decided never again, until we read that the place was being remodeled. We were here for 17 days in Feb./March and found that the exteriors of the buildings were very nice, the main lobby was... More

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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guests. We appreciate you taking time to complete our survey and indeed your comments were noted and shared with everyone. As we near the ending of our renovations in mid June, we will be providing free internet services to all the rooms and in all common area which includes the lobby, pool areas and the... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is an odd one. I could find lots of things that weren't right, and yet I really enjoyed my stay! Rooms are old and very worn (especially the bathroom), but they are in the process of doing them up (one building is almost done). The room was large and had a comfortable King size bed. Breakfast was a bit... More

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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying your stay with us and overlooking the beautifucation process of the hotel. We are almost at the end of our renovation and hope to have a fully renovated hotel by mid June. We are indeed proud to showcase our "new" hotel this summer. Please visit us and enjoy the new amenities with free wifi in all... More

San Francisco, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you're looking for an inexpensive place on the beach in Kauai, this is it. There is the Aston next door, which goes for a bit more and is probably worth the additional $40 (modern, cleaner and has a great beach bar.) But if you enjoy the 70ish, yet to be fully renovated "Dirty Dancing" set type of experience, this... More

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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and enjoying your stay. We will be moving away from the 70s to the 21st century soon. By mid of June the hotel will be fully renovated and we will be provisitn free internet services in all the rooms and the lobby. We still provide the complimentary continental breakfast buffet and a guarenteed beautiful... More

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Additional Information about Kauai Sands Hotel

Also Known As:
Kauai Sands
Kauai Sands Kapaa
Hotel Kauai Sands
Kauai Sands Hotel Kapaa
Address: 420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Kauai Sands Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy affordable oceanfront accommodations at this quiet hotel situated on a secluded strolling beach on Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast. Discover an array of popular attractions just minutes away, including Wailua River, Wailua Golf Course, Coconut Marketplace Shopping Center and historic Kapaa town. This quaint hotel features 6 acres of lush lawns and tropical gardens and two outdoor swimming pools. Comfortable accommodations include island-style décor and feature WiFi Internet access ($), mini-refrigerators, private lanais and beautiful mountain, garden, pool or ocean views. ... more   less 
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