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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
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and consider it to be a good value for money. This hotel is approximately 15 minutes from the airport and close to Kapaa town. There is a beach as well as a swimming pool within the hotel property. The hotel staff were very courteous and served mild breakfast every morning. Our room... More 

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New York City, New York
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124 reviews 124 reviews
7 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kauai Shores can best be described as serviceable. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean, quiet and comfortable. Morning breakfast consists of bananas, juice, pastry and excellent Kauai Coffee. It's right on the beach and although not in the Four or Five Star range, it is a good value. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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

Thank you for being our guests. It is indeed a great friendly boutique hotel. We completed all our room renovations and will be renovating our lobby and restaurant next. Hope you will visit us again and enjoy the new amenities. Mahalo. More 

Ranshaw, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night on our two day trip to Kauai. It was very clean, quiet, and recently updated like many others have stated. It is a great price, directly on the beach, and very friendly staff. The breakfast provided was enough to get us going including pastries and bananas. Will stay here again if we find ourselves... 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. Please visit us again when you are in the islands. Mahalo. More 

Osaka, Japan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is AWESOME!! I highly recommend this hotel. They renovated it recently so it's very clean. luckily it's right next to the beach and close to Kappa downtown. Also, they have very nice employees. :)

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

Thank you for being our guests. We appreciate your comments and look forward to your visit again. I shall pass on your compliments to all the staff. Mahalo More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here on November 25th and my credit card was skimmed. The guy working the office when we checked in was very confrontational and took my credit card into the back. Charges were then made fraudulently at another aqua hotel and elsewhere. Do not stay here!

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

Thank you for expressing your concerns about your credit card. After investigating your concern, I would like to state that the credit card machine is located right at the front desk, so guest sees the transaction been applied. There are no credit card machines in the back office. The gentleman working at the front desk claims that never a day... More 

Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just came back from our 4-night stay at the Kauai Shores. First and foremost it is hard to beat the location when you can walk down to the ocean in your PJs.. The hotel practically has its own private beach, which was amazing. You can walk down to the coconut marketplace which has plenty of shops and good restaurants.... 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 enjoying your stay here at the Kauai Shores. It is indeed conveniently located and it's a beach front property. The continental breakfast is a morning refreshment for guest to enjoy while watching the sunrise and checking up on the latest news and activities in the lobby. Once we have our new restaurant, we... More 

Bel Air, Maryland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with girlfriends for two nights in an ocean front room and it was perfect for our needs. Footsteps from the beach, clean and updated rooms, super friendly staff with the aloha spirit :) The pool was great for evening swims and even though we were sight-seeing at other beaches most of the day it was nice 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 staying with us. Yes the beach is great fronting the hotel. Today we had our frequent visitor, a monk seal visit us and lay on the beach. Look forward to your next visit with us. Mahalo. More 

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the renewed facility because the older rooms didn't look good and also the location was worse. At the reception they kindly changed our room for a reasonable surcharge. Then we had a beautiful seaside view. Staff is very helpful. There is also a long and beautiful beach besides the hotel, perfect for a romantic evening walk. It's... More 

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

Aloha and thank you for staying at our hotel. All the rooms are renovated except the lobby and the restaurant, which will be renovated next month. We have different view categories and changes in price. We also have studio suites which are larger than the normal rooms and has a kitchenette. Again prices vary from the room and the studio... More 

Cheney, Washington
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We have stayed at the Kauai Shores twice, and during our most recent stay we enjoyed the newly remodeled rooms. They are tastefully done and very comfortable. The Front Desk staff were very helpful and pleasant to work with. I would recommend you consider the Kauai Shores for your stay on this beautiful island.

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

Thank you for vacationing at our beautiful beach front hotel. Definitely the renovations has been great and we have added many amenities, wifi in the rooms/property wide, DVDs/games on our PS3 machines, Yoga classes, Coffee and Tea in the lobby and many more. Early next year we will have a full service restaurant. Look forward to seeing you all again... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I took a weekend trip to Kauai with friends and stayed here. Staff was super friendly and happy to help make our stay awesome. Hotel itself is comfortable, modern, and really nice for the price! It has direct access to a length of beach, which I spent my nights staring at the stars. Pleasant to fall asleep to the sounds... 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 enjoying your stay at the hotel/Kauai, We continue to improve our services and standards. Our beach front restaurant is coming soon. Looking forward to your next visit at our hotel. Mahalo. More 

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Address: 420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa

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