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Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

2.5 of 5 420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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    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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was spartan but comfortable and my boyfriend loved the mid century modern affectation. The outlet in the bathroom and the blowdryer didn't work. The hotel does not serve breakfast, though they charged a "hospitality fee" that is meant to cover that. Instead they serve coffee in the lobby--get there early if you want cream in your coffee. At... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked online and the website we used (which was the hotel's site, not a broker site) promised amenities which were not offered. We booked this place partly because it said they offered free continental breakfast, free yoga, and daily newspapers and coffee and tea in the lobby all day. They offered us a $30 per night upgrade which gave... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved this hotel! friendly staff, really cute room with very comfy beds and plenty of pillows at such a great price! The hotel is clean and modern, provides free DVDs and tea and coffee in the mornings. They have lovely toiletries however do not provide conditioner so bring your own. Swimming pool was lovely and clean with plenty of tables... 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. We appreciate the great comments and look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo. More 

vancouver bc
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seems to be a hotel in transition. Looks tired from the outside and the lobby needs work but the room itself was very spacious and comfortable – so nice after living in the standard size (cozy). The bathroom shower pressure and temperature was inconsistent. The kitchenette was a nice feature. We were in a unit farthest from the beach, right... 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. You had a complimentary upgrade to a junior suite from a standard room. All our rooms and buildings are renovated except for the lobby building, which will be done next at the beginning of March. Hopefully, on your next visit you will be able to enjoy our full service restaurant and bar. Look forward... More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would base this hotel more like a motel. It was very clean, and were told it had just changed hands, so more updating was being done. We had a continental breakfast each morning which was great. Nice area for visiting and eating with the others that were on our tour. The beach was large, the lounges need to be... More 

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

Thank you for staying at the Kauai Shores. We are a boutique beach front hotel with many complimentary amenities. Centrally located and within walking distance to all the restaurants. Very soon we will have our own restaurant and you could enjoy a full breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven day a week. All the beach lounge chairs will also be replaced... More 

Ajax, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really liked this place, nicely laid out from an architectural and landscaping perspective. All the staff I met were cheerful and helpful and the room was clean. There are a couple of negatives if you are with a group tour as my wife and I were. There is no restaurant on site and the Continental breakfast is okay as... 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. The morning refreshments are complimentary to our guests. Very soon we will have our own restaurant and bar. We will begin renovations of the lobby/restaurant in early March. The restaurant will serve a full breakfast, lunch and dinner. Around the hotel, within a 5 min. walking distance, there are many restaurants, open for breakfast,... More 

seattle,wa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is not ideal, but the rooms are nice, the property has a great beach, and the price is right. Has a small fridge so you can store all your delicious food. The bathroom is a bit cramped around the sink, making it a bit hard to neatly store toiletries, razors, etc. The courtyard gets a bit noisy during 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. We are indeed a beach front hotel. It is located centrally and easy access to the north shore and to the Waimea Canyons, which is an equal distance from the hotel. We do have very private rooms in different buildings. Hope you will request for one on your next visit. Mahalo. More 

Missoula, Montana, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot nicer than we were expecting, for a little over $200/night (where in Kauai, you have to understand that a reasonably nice room is $450-$650 - not joking). We stayed here 3 nights on our trip through Kauai. The rooms are as pictured on the website, and they are clean. This is a newly renovated hotel, so who knows... 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 centrally located and a beach front property. In a couple of weeks we will begin our lobby and restaurant renovations. Upon completion of the renovations we will have a full service hotel. Please visit us again and enjoy the new restaurant and our hotel. Mahalo. More 

Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights. The room was really cute and clean and extremely comfortable. I was lucky enough to be able to upgrade to an ocean view room really close to the beach..... with a beautiful breeze coming through the louvred glass windows. I was out all day every day sightseeing and exploring the island so I did... More 

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

Thank you for staying at the Kauai Shores. It is indeed a boutique beach front hotel. We will begin renovations on the restaurant and the lobby in 2 weeks. We should then have a full service hotel for all our guests and residents of Kauai to enjoy. Mahalo. More 

Maine
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the night here before our week at our timeshare. Great front desk staff, very helpful. Our key wouldn't work, security got involved, bunch of laughs, finally got a room. Comfortable beds, fridge, if you need it. Pool, oceanfront, walking distance to everything you need. We would definitely stay here again.

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

Thank you for being our guest. Look forward to your next visit. 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*
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:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa

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