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Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

#8 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and my husband chose to honeymoom here. The hotel wasnt the most fancy in the area but I cant imagine getting better service anywhere else. The staff here are fantastic! So polite and helpfull. The beach is lovely and secluded with a nice walk along. A short walk from coconut marketplace with a small selection of eateries and shops.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place with renovated rooms. Confortable bed. The air conditionning is not working much but they is a great selling fan.The better rooms are around the pool. There is a big pool , 2 bbq with tables. Nice beach but you can t swim. Free light breakfast. Including café and donuts . Internet is fast. Can t say it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Handy location, about 10 minutes drive from Lihue, about 1 hour to top of North Coast and about the same to south coast/Waimea Canyon. The room was fresh, clean and bright colours, plenty of space, together with balcony. Also a mini fridge in the room. We found the staff to be pleasant and efficient (a faulty hair dryer replaced in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We travel a lot and stayed in all sorts of hotels. This one by far was the WORST experience ever. Horrible customer service at check-in. No courtesy. Room was with 2 queen beds for 3 people. Tiny room, no drawers, hot and humid. Bathroom has the smallest sink area you can barely put your hair brush. Closet had no doors... More 

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

Thank for staying at the Kauai Shores and taking time to write your comments. The hotel was recently renovated with a hip and colorful design. We provided two QUEEN beds. Our records does not indicate that you needed a rollaway bed. We provide an A/C unit and a ceiling fan. There is a closet and two drawers and a shelf... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a pretty good location with easy driving to the north shore, airport, and even a bit further to the west side of Kauai. The beds were comfortable, room was clean, and the bright colorful decor was uplifting. There's a small little outdoor shopping center and some restaurants within walking distance. We stayed for two nights. There... 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 the hotel. we have housekeeping checking on the tiny intruders. The rest of the items are all in good working order. Look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo. More 

Montgomery, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kauai shores was a great place to stay. It was clean and the people were friendly. Two decent pools and the ocean right behind the hotel. No complaints. Make sure to try Monico's Mexican Restaurant not far from the hotel.

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

Thank you for being our guests. Please visit us again soon, when we reopen our front desk, lobby and the restaurant. Mahalo. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kauai as an island is a must-see! There is hustle and bustle but not overly so, still enough local flavour to be seen and definitely earns the name of Garden Island. Kauai Shores is a lovely hotel tucked away in a quiet stretch of other hotels with one side of the grounds lining a beach and within walking distance to... More 

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

Thank you for enjoying and relaxing at the Kauai Shores. Look forward to your next visit. Mahalo. More 

Maui, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The facility is being remodeled. There's a room being used as the check in location. It is small, and if it is very busy, there's not much room to wait to check in. There's no street signage on the Highway, so when you call to ask how to find the location, it is not easy to get the info you... 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. Appreciate all the comments and I will definitely inspect the room myself and take corrective action. The parking lot is stripped for cars and some days large trucks do take a larger space than a stall. We are also using some of the stalls by the porte' cochere area for the renovations. Once the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good hotel with fridge in the room. Room was clean and has been update. Air conditioning was a small unit in the window, not quickly effective but eventually gets the job done. Exterior could use some updating but overall a good experience. Very close to the ocean (you can see it from the courtyard) however we went elsewhere for our... More 

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

Thank you for your stay at the hotel. Yes the hotel is on the beach side and the beach is clean and the waters are calm most of the time. Kauai has many beaches and waterfalls. It is the most greenest island in Hawaii. Hope you will visit us again and enjoy the hotel and Kauai. Mahalo. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a budget hotel, this place is awesome! I'll admit that we didn't have high expectations when booking. It looked adequate, and that's exactly what we were expecting: adequate. Well, it was more than adequate! Positives: 1. The rooms have obviously been recently remodeled because the decor is modern and chic. We LOVED the colors and furniture in our room.... 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. Appreciate all the positive comments regarding the hotel and Kauai. Look forward to your next visit with us. Mahalo. More 

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