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Aqua Hotel Molokai

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   1300 Kamehameha V Highway, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
David N Las Vegas, Nevada
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Twilight birds chimed in at the open-aired reception area as hostess Puoi welcomed and pleasantly detailed the Hotel Molokai layout and amenities. A short stroll to our room and the bar/pool/ocean view area revealed a boutique island paradise that their web-site photos didn't seem to capture. The grounds and room were meticulous and clean. Manager Michael greeted us in the... More

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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review

Aloha David, I am pleased and overjoyed to read this review. Your comments about property and the employees are much appreciated. Molokai is truly Magical and Magnificent and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again Mahalo Michael Drew, General Manager Phone:808.553.5347 x 3398 More

Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My friend and I stayed this hotel for a couple of nights, and that were our fantastic holidays! We had a bad experience of Expedia for the booking, which Expedia did not fax our reservation to the hotel, and put us on hold for over 1 hour and then finally told us to wait for 4 hours.... that was a... More

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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review

I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that our staff was able to turn what started out as a negative experience into a positive one! I’m glad that you enjoyed the bar and cocktails, in addition to getting to know the staff. I appreciate your kind words and will be sure to share them with... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
39 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The hotel consists of mostly of A frame cabins with 2 rooms on the bottom and 2 rooms on top. We had a standard 2 BR unit, which was about 250 SF, including a small bathroom. One side of the room was slanted in by the roof. There was a small patio. There was no AC, but a fan on... More

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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review

Aloha, While I’m disappointed that you considered your visit with us to be average, I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Hotel Molokai. I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed the location and found the bed comfortable. Thank you again for your comments. If you would like to discuss your visit further, please don’t hesitate... More

Maine
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245 reviews 245 reviews
43 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is the Island of Molokai where the rural Hawaiian life, culture, and traditions are extremely important and should be respected as the people of the island are trying hard to maintain their heritage. The general manager is to be commended for keeping the hotel in line with the Molokai Vision. I found my room to be very clean and... More

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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for your review, I appreciate it very much. I’m pleased that you value the efforts we take to ensure that Hotel Molokai stays true to the island’s heritage and vision. Our team will be happy to hear that you enjoyed the service – I’ll pass this information on to them. Thank you as well for the compliments regarding... More

Kihei
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48 reviews 48 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The staff was very friendly and helpful; They helped us make all the arrangements to do the Kalaupapa Mule Tour. They made several suggestions for dinner, as the evening we stayed there, the hotel restaurant was not opened. The rooms are quirky. Ours had a loft with two twin beds in addition to the queen bed on the main level.... More

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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! I appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us at Hotel Molokai. I’ll make sure that they are made aware of your compliments. Yes, our rooms are quaint and unique! I’m happy you found your accommodations sufficient and that you enjoyed the trade winds wafting throughout your room. I’m... More

Oahu, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I would rank this as a five if it were just based on the staff and service. Everyone was exceptionally friendly and professional. We were lent beach towels to take off property and given extra time for a late check out with out additional cost. As another reviewer wrote there were no hidden costs. Our room was on the water... More

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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review

Aloha, I’m very happy to hear that your experience with the staff and the service they provided was fantastic. I’ll be sure to pass your comments on to them. You are correct, the amenities in each room do vary, so if you require something specific (AC, kitchenette, etc.) it is best to request it when making your reservation. It’s also... More

Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Hotel Molokai is a throwback to the motels you stayed at on family vacations in the 1960's. In some ways it's quaint, and I wanted to like it, but the downsides are just too many to overcome. The lack of air conditioning would be a deal breaker for some. Wasn't an issue for us, except that it meant that with... More

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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review

Aloha, First, I would like to thank you for providing us with feedback about your visit at Hotel Molokai. While I am disappointed to hear that you experienced some disappointing things during your stay, I am pleased that you did take the time to let us know about them so that we can address the issues. I am most disappointed... More

Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I am an Oahu resident, been to all Hawaiian Islands however this hotel is very sub par. I knew in advance this is not a fancy resort or anything, but it is just a below average level hotel, and you should at least charge less if that's what you have. I've stayed at all kinds of low-budget hostels in many... More

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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at Hotel Molokai. I was disappointed to hear that your visit did not live up to the usual exemplary experience the majority of our guests experience. Please know that we value all feedback from our guests, whether positive or negative, as we continually strive to... More

Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Hotel Molokai is a special place that doesn't feel like any other hotel or resort. Just like the island itself, its got its own unique character that is charming, laid back, peaceful, with quaint aesthetics while still being clean, with king beds and all the amenities you need, and top-notch in service. It is very private, in the sense that... More

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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review

Aloha Deborah, I am so pleased to read this review – thank you! Your kind comments about the service and the property itself are very much appreciated. I feel that Molokai is a special place and am happy to hear that you do as well. We sincerely hope to see you again! Mahalo, Michael Drew, General Manager Phone: 808.553.5347 x... More

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Lovely location and great hotel atmosphere, super friendly. Do not miss the Friday night local entertainment at the ocean front bar. The staff is incredible. Once the restaurant will re open it will be even better.

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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review

Aloha Susanne, Your comments are greatly appreciated and our staff will be happy to hear your compliments about them! I’m glad that you enjoyed the entertainment on Friday at the bar – I’ll be sure to let them know. Mahalo, Michael Drew, General Manager Phone: 808.553.5347 x 3398 Email: mdrew@hotelmolokai.com More

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Additional Information about Aqua Hotel Molokai

Also Known As:
Hotel Molokai
Aqua Hotel Molokai Hawaii
Address: 1300 Kamehameha V Highway, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Molokai > Kaunakakai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Kaunakakai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aqua Hotel Molokai 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aqua Hotel Molokai features open-air, oceanfront bungalows located on Kamiloloa Beach, adjacent to Hawaii's only barrier reef. This hotel is the ideal setting for an authentic Hawaiian island experience and the perfect location to explore Molokai. Newly renovated rooms feature down comforters, Internet, mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker and cable television. Styled after a Polynesian village from a time when outrigger canoes were the only transportation, Aqua Hotel Molokai is your secret hideaway from the frantic pace of modern life. Enjoy nightly entertainment while dining poolside at our popular oceanfront restaurant or get a relaxing massage at our on-site spa facilities. An Internet kiosk is also provided in the lobby for your convenience. ... more   less 
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