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Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We absolutely adored staying here! The newly renovated rooms are gorgeous, clean and comfortable, which is surprising considering how inexpensive it was. The staff at the front desk was really friendly, the hotel is right on the beach (although it's dangerous to swim, you can see turtles from the shore!), and the location is great. The pool was really clean.... More

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

Thank you for staying with us, We appreciate your time taken to complete our survey. We are indeed located on the beach. Not only do we have turtles swim closer to the shore, we have a frequent visitor, a Hawaiian Monk Seal that come ashore and rests on our beach for a day or two. Hopefully, on your next viist... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This resort-style hotel is so good. All rooms have been recently renovated with a fresh, modern style. They are quite spatious with great bed; bathroom en-suite is ok. All rooms are almost identical. We have been for 5 nights in the ocean-view most expensive one and for one night in the cheapest street-view. Except for the location both the rooms... More

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

Thank you for being our guests. Yes, we are a more fun hotel and right across the beach. We havae been adding amenities this past 8 months and soon to open a beach front restaurant and we look forward to openning in late fall, 2014. At this new restaurant in the lobby building, we will have a full breakfast, lunch... More

Bregenz, Austria
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here in 2008 and 2013 and was looking for a good hotel that didn't cost too much. Check in and out was very quick. It's very good situated for exploring the island with your car, because it's almost excatly midpoint of the road. A big shopping mall with an ABC-Store and restaurants etc. isn't far away. One thing... More

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

Aloha and thank you for being our guest. I am happy to hear that enjoyed the hotel very much. Yes, chickens in Kauai are part of the islands charm. Please visit us again soon and enjoy our hotel. Mahalo More

virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My young family of 4 had booked a our week-long timeshare at a nearby resort. Since our flight was coming in late, we knew that our 7 days in Kauai were going to fly by too fast. So we extended our vacation by a few days and decided to stay here at Kauai Shores before our timeshare resort reservation kicked... More

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

Thank you for staying with us. I am glad all of you liked our newly renovated hotel. We have been replacing all the noisy aircondition units. and have been successful in installing the quiet units. Please visit us again and enjoy the newly added amenities at the hotel. Mahalo. More

Sulzfeld
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff giving local revommendations and nicely renovated rooms, which are very clean and do not miss anything. Everything is provided: beach towels, all amenities, fridge, pool,chairs at the beach, complementary breakfast in the morning, balcony, comfortable bed, clean and good working shower...). We enjoyed our stay a lot. I can highly recommend the hotel. Actually our expectations have... More

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

Aloha and thank you for being our guest. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and your stay was perfect. We try our best to move the bar higher with reference to the services and the new amenities. Please visit us again and enjoy your favorite hotel in Kauai. Mahalo. More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our one night stay here. Wish we stayed here our entire stay in Kauai. The hotel rooms are clean and the bed is very comfortable. Everything is renovated. Make sure when you book your room, you book the RENOVATED room and not the old ones. Their is a continental breakfast which is mediocre, but doesn't matter, because... More

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

Aloha and thank you for being our guest. All our rooms are renovated as of July 3rd, 2014. We also finished redoing our landscaping. We will be renovating the lobby and restaurant in a couple of months and hoping to have a completely new hotel by December 2014. Going through your records, the front desk team member gave you a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked this hotel when I missed my flight back to Honolulu. Originally booked Kauai Palms hotel for overnight but could not check in since front desk was CLOSED at 9PM. Overnight Front desk staff, Mary, was my savior!! She was extremely pleasant, helpful, and was sincere about listening to my horror stories and helped me out booking a taxi for... More

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

Thank you for being our guest. I am glad Mary was able to help you with your stay. Yes, our employees are our best asset. With a newly renovated hotel and great employees, we are definitely blessed. Look forward to your next visit. Mahalo. More

Honolulu, Hawaii
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Kauai Shores Hotel is the best hotel in Kauai. You can't beat the location since its steps from the ocean and they have some really awesome rates. The staff is very friendly and go out of their way to make it a memorable experience. I travel throughout the USA for my job so I would recommend them.

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

Aloha and thank you for being our guest. We appreciate you taking time to complete our survey. Please visit us again and relax here when you come back to the islands. Mahalo More

Findlay, Ohio
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The location was beautiful and secluded. An ancient sacred Hawaiian landmark and healing pool is nearby. The bed was very comfortable and gave a restful nights sleep. The rooms are air conditioned with walkout lanais, very clean with tropical Hawaiian décor and colors. Computers and printer are in the open air lobby and are free! Two nice pools on the... More

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

Thank you for being our guest. I am happy to hear that you met our owner and the staff. We do our best to treat everyone as family and friendly. Glad you enjoyed the hotel and the islands. Look forward to your next visit here. Mahalo. More

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Address: 420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel 2.5*
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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa #6 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
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Enjoy newly renovated accommodations at this beachfront, resort-like property situated along a secluded beach on Kauai's Royal Coconut Coast. Discover on array of popular nearby attractions including snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding, Woiluo River kayaking, Woiluo Golf Course, Coconut Marketplace Shopping Center and historic Kopoo town. The property features six beachfront acres of lush tropical lawns and gardens and two outdoor swimming pools with barbeque grills. Contemporary accommodations feature sleek, retro-modern designs, vibrant island colors, island-style decor and feature free Wifi Internet access, mini-refrigerators, private lanais and beautiful mountain, garden, pool or ocean views. Other free amenities include doily Continental breakfast, doily coffee and tea service, yoga classes and Wifi Internet access throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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