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Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

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420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Before we stayed here we stayed at Castle Mokihana. We expected this to be better, as it cost more and had air conditioning. But the ceiling fan was so slow we ended up in separate beds just to get some air. Couldn't use the air conditioner as it blew cold musty air. We asked for a king bed, didn't get... More 

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Jackson, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved staying here from March 25-28 and wished we'd booked a longer stay. There are shearwater nesting burrows under the shrubs around this hotel, and the birds moan to each other, sometimes sounding like crying babies at night! I think it may have been distracting to some of the guests, but as a birder, I was over the moon!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a boutique hotel in the process of renovation that has a 1960's feel to it but with updates. There is no on-site restaurant but we were told that plans are in place to add one. That is not really a problem since we found ample choices near by. It's quiet, well laid out and the beds were very... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is being renovated as we speak and the rooms have been updated with bright colours. We travelled here with YMT Vacations. we had a pool side room , ground floor with a lanai overlooking the pool and we liked this but you had to close the curtains for any privacy. The staff were not all that friendly or... 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. We are in the process of renovating the lobby and restaurant. Once they are complete we will have a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. There will also be full service bar and a pizza oven. Although the beaches are public, we try to place enough chairs and lounges, but... More 

San Francisco, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights. Booked a standard room and were upgraded to a garden view. Ocean views cost more, but it is a side ocean view, not a direct view and faces the pool area. There are kitchenette rooms too which cost more. Pros: Hilmy the Manager and his staff were friendly and I never saw as busy a manager 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 guests. Appreciate all the comments on our survey. We are renovating the lobby and restaurant. Once its done, we will have a full service hotel right on the beach. Please visit us again and enjoy the new amenities. mahalo. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was simple and clean, exactly what we wanted for the right price right on the ocean. There was free wifi and parking. We were happy to have a non-pool side to offer a bit more quietness as that was what we desired. The conditioner, soap bar and lotion are all organic :) We found the bed and pillows... 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 guests. We are blesses to have great employees. Very friendly and service oriented. Please visit us again soon. Mahalo. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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193 reviews 193 reviews
113 hotel reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property will only get better. It's a 4.5 now but I gave it a 5 because of the ongoing rehabilitation of this older property. The rooms are remodeled and clean, bright colors have been used throughout. Beds are good, linens fresh and modern, and the toiletries are tropical in scent. Breakfast was continental and coffee was Kauai and very... 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. Yes, we do our very best to provide the best of services and accommodations. We are continually improving the hotel with a newly renovated lobby, restaurant and bar in July. Please visit us again and enjoy the new amenities. Mahalo. More 

Blainville, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, great view since it's right on the ocean and has free Wi-Fi. Clean rooms and affordable. Everything that I love when I have to stay at a hotel. We even had free breakfast donuts, danish pastries, fruit, juice, coffee. Very affordable for a hotel that's by the ocean. Good pool with confortable lounge chairs. We took long walks... 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 and completing our survey. With the newly renovated hotel we will be opening our new restaurant and bar in July. Please visit us again and enjoy the new amenities. Mahalo. More 

Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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17 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with a tour so were a captive group but we were pleased with the rooms. Had a room that would be considered poolside I guess. Need to keep the curtains pulled for privacy but was very easy access to the pool and out to the beach. I say beach with tongue in cheek as there was sand to... 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 guests. Most of the time the beach is full of sand and you could definitely walk on the beach and there are certain areas with the reef. Snorkeling and diving at the front of hotel is safe and there are plenty of fish and turtles fronting the hotel beach. We are currently renovating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is newly renovated and perfect for exploring all the island has to offer! It's located centrally making it the perfect location for those planning to make day trips to all of the islands different attractions! With free yoga, breakfast, a private beach & the friendly staff this hotel is a winner! I would definitely reccomend booking here and... 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 guests. Yes we are looking forward to our new restaurant and bar to be open soon. The bar services all our patrons at the hotel and around the fire pit. The restaurant and bar are great additions to our newly renovated hotel. Look forward to seeing you again. mahalo. More 

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