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Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #9 of 12 hotels in Kapaa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked this hotel when I missed my flight back to Honolulu. Originally booked Kauai Palms hotel for overnight but could not check in since front desk was CLOSED at 9PM. Overnight Front desk staff, Mary, was my savior!! She was extremely pleasant, helpful, and was sincere about listening to my horror stories and helped me out booking a taxi for... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kauai Shores Hotel is the best hotel in Kauai. You can't beat the location since its steps from the ocean and they have some really awesome rates. The staff is very friendly and go out of their way to make it a memorable experience. I travel throughout the USA for my job so I would recommend them.

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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 appreciate you taking time to complete our survey. Please visit us again and relax here when you come back to the islands. Mahalo More

Findlay, Ohio
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was beautiful and secluded. An ancient sacred Hawaiian landmark and healing pool is nearby. The bed was very comfortable and gave a restful nights sleep. The rooms are air conditioned with walkout lanais, very clean with tropical Hawaiian décor and colors. Computers and printer are in the open air lobby and are free! Two nice pools on 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. I am happy to hear that you met our owner and the staff. We do our best to treat everyone as family and friendly. Glad you enjoyed the hotel and the islands. Look forward to your next visit here. Mahalo. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mom and me spend the month of January at the Kauai Sands for the last 3years. It's wonderful! The upgrades are great. We look so forward to our visit to coming back this January, 2015! The manager and his staff will go out of their way to help you and make sure your stay is a good experience. Just... 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. We appreciate your continued visits with us. On your next visit we hope to have our restaurant and lobby renovated. Look forward to seeing you again at the newly renovated hotel. Mahalo. More

Volcano
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The newly renovated rooms are colorful and include modern updates. Very clean room and great value. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The grounds are neat, well landscaped and have beautiful access to the beach. Family friendly. Would have liked a hot breakfast but was satisfied with the continental. Great coffee! Secured and lovely setting...so tropical!

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

Thank you for being our guest. Yes, we are improving our standards with our new look. We will be re opening our restaurant in the fall of this year. At the restaurant we will serving a full breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please visit us again and enjoy your cozy paradise. Mahalo More

Ewa Beach, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just loving the new look to the place. The rooms are much more improved the upgrades is great. The front desk check-in you super fast and easy, didn't no you folks had the Wi-Fi in place now and could reach in the rooms as well , Kauai Sands is always the place me and the rest of my family always... 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. I am glad you were able to enjoy our new hotel and the complimentary amenities. We are hoping to re open the restaurant this fall. Look forward to your next visit. Mahalo. More

Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great updated hotel, I was very surprised how nice it was when I got in. I'm surprised it actually want more expensive. Comfortable bed, LCD TV, WiFi in my room, updated decor throughout. Parking is $9, but still a great value.

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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 taking time to complete the survey. We are trying our best to provide all the best amenities for our guests to enjoy and relax in a cozy atmosphere. Look forward to seeing you again at the hotel. Mahalo. More

Springtown, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My husband and I visited for the 2nd time the first week of June. The prices for a beachside hotel cannot be beat. The bed was very comfortable and the place is clean with a very hospitable staff. **Angela ..... Miss you!!** We enjoyed the free breakfast, although would prefer a bit more of a variety in the donuts/rolls...and at... 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. During our remodeling, we experience an operational challenge with the fan/light. The remotes were removed from the rooms for re programming. It's back in the rooms and the fans/lights are operating well. The safes were just installed with the room renovations, we were awaiting the hand held computer to program the safes.... More

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8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I have been coming to the Sands for years, my dad lived there every winter. The staff is absolutely the finest kine of people on the earth. Very friendly and totally aloha! The grounds are immaculate, you are right on the beach. The pool is well maintained and clean, large enough for kids and adults, but really, you are in... 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 have come a long way and it definitely shows. We are improving the hotel daily and continue to do so with our Restaurant and lobby opening in the fall. Look forward to your next visit with us. Mahalo. More

Port Moody, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Was extremely disappointed in the hotel. It appeared to be undergoing long term renovations (although no-noise, there was limited parking, and messy construction materials everywhere). Would not take off shoes in hotel room As the shag Capet and 5 other types of Flooring that we saw on way to room were very stained. The freezer that was stacked on a... More

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

Thanks for visiting us and taking time to complete our survey. My apologies for the construction that took place during your stay with us. Now that we have completely renovated all our rooms and landscaping, you are welcome to visit us and enjoy your stay. Please call the hotel directly and we will be happy to make amends of your... 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*
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Amenities

Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy newly renovated accommodations at this beachfront, resort-like property situated along a secluded beach on Kauai's Royal Coconut Coast. Discover on array of popular nearby attractions including snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding, Woiluo River kayaking, Woiluo Golf Course, Coconut Marketplace Shopping Center and historic Kopoo town. The property features six beachfront acres of lush tropical lawns and gardens and two outdoor swimming pools with barbeque grills. Contemporary accommodations feature sleek, retro-modern designs, vibrant island colors, island-style decor and feature free Wifi Internet access, mini-refrigerators, private lanais and beautiful mountain, garden, pool or ocean views. Other free amenities include doily Continental breakfast, doily coffee and tea service, yoga classes and Wifi Internet access throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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