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Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

#7 of 12 Hotels in Kapaa
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Corona, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was large & comfortable. It came with a semi-private lanai that faced a pool but also viewed the ocean to the side. The bathroom was also roomy with a great shower head & taller than I which is not always true. The staff were friendly & efficient. I forgot to stow my laptop in the safe & couldn't... More 

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Concord
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Hotel is reasonably priced for the island of Kauai, it has a good location and the rooms are newly renovated, but the pros all end there. I have read some previous reviews complaining about the rudeness of the hotel personnel, but we went in with an open mind, since the hotel looked new, cute and affordable. Leaving aside the... More 

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Orem, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed and the Kauai Shores in late June 2015. The grounds are beautiful and the beach is very convenient. The hotel is located near Kapaa town with its many restaurants and grocery stores. A dedicated walker could make his way around on foot, but I would have found it a bit tedious. There are some restaurants... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is nice. I like the beds, but that's about it. A standard room doesn't have a dresser. So if you're staying for a week like my family is, only two people get to unpack their stuff in two tiny drawers. So I would say this hotel is better for couples, not a family of four. They have two... 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. All your comments are noted and will advise the staff. Rest assured it will be corrected. Regarding the pools, A quiet swim in the early mornings are allowed, as long as the guests are not woken before 9:00am. We try to keep the quiet time between 10:00pm and 9::00am. We do allow guest to... More 

Whistler, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two weeks at the Kauai Shores and it was amazing! Our patio opened up to the common area lawn and the pool was less than 50 yards in one direction and the ocean 100 yards the other. We could sit back and enjoy Mai Tai's while our toddler ran around the grass chasing birds each day. The complimentary... 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. Your positive comments are much appreciated. I will pass your compliments to the staff. Look forward to your next visit soon. Mahalo. More 

Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Until very recently this was a family owned & run hotel and you can still tell that from the friendly and competent way the (mostly) long-term staff manage things there and frankly, it's benefited GREATLY from the redecorations by Aqua (personally luv their colour scheme of lime, tangerine, turquoise & pale grey predominant throughout) especially the wonderfully comfortable beds &... 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 and taking time to complete the survey. All your comments were noted and will make necessary adjustments to make it more convenient and relaxing. Please visit us again soon, when the restaurant is open. Meals will be served right out on the beach. Thank you. More 

Central Jersey
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a simple hotel with few onside amenities, then this will work for you. It was clean and comfortable. Looked recently redecorated, with a modern feel. There is a pool, as well as chairs along the beach, but the water was too rough to swim (as was most of the east shore). The location is very... 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 and taking time to complete the survey. Very soon we have a fully renovated front desk, lobby and a restaurant. We will have many amenities then. Please visit us again to enjoy the hotel and the restaurant. Thank you. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent place, clean, a little loud if you are poolside. Walls aren't that thick, so we turned the AC on to provide white noise. Great for backpackers, young travelers, or anyone looking for a value priced place to stay in Kauai. Close to shopping, and it is on the beach. Buildings are dated.

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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 designed this hotel to be a plantation style hotel. A great value and fronting the beach. Look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo. More 

Seattle
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really enjoyed our stay here. It was close to everything we wanted to do. The pools weren't bad tho small. The staff was very nice. Our room wasn't t ready when we checked in but housekeeping was good enough to get it done quickly even tho it was time for them to go home. I would recommend this to friends.

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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 you waiting for your room at check in. We are definitely blessed with loyal and friendly team mates. We are eagerly awaiting the new lobby and the restaurant to be open soon. Please visit us again and enjoy the new amenities. Mahalo More 

Glendora, California
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

my friend and I stayed here for one night because our rental condo wasn't available. The staff is very friendly. The buildings are a little dated. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The beach is part of the hotel. The coffee room seems a little dirty. The hotel reception area is in one of the first floor... 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 front desk/registration desk and the coffee room are temporarily located on the first floor on one of the buildings close to the parking lot. Our main lobby, front desk area and restaurant is under renovation and we hope to complete it by the end of summer. Look forward to your next visit with... More 

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