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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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“Heaven in Kauai ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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 me to take the first flight out of the airport. Aqua Kauai shores management team - thank you for having a wonderful staff at your hotel such as Mary. Even though stay was only few hours, I would recommend this hotel to anyone because of her.

Hotel is extremely nice for its price. Room decor is simple yet useful, right on the beach, and had very pleasant feeling overall. Wished I could have stayed longer!!

And thank you Mary for everything!!! I was able to get back to Honolulu on time and was able to get back to work on time!!! Hope to be back in Kauai Shores soon!!

Stayed July 2014
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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, yesterday
Thank you for being our guest. I am glad Mary was able to help you with your stay. Yes, our employees are our best asset. With a newly renovated hotel and great employees, we are definitely blessed.

Look forward to your next visit.
Mahalo.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 property that the rooms all look out onto. A continental breakfast is offered in the A.M.. Tour companies for helicopter rides on the island, snorkeling and cave trips, surf board, snorkel rentals, restaurants, shopping, gas stations, etc. are within walking distance. The staff was wonderful and the owner was on site and more than helpful with a situation that arose from my flight predicament. This owner is very appreciated by his employees and their dedication to him and their jobs show. He has wonderful plans for this hotel but the renovation work never interfered with my the evening or day time agenda. The hotel beach area was clean and some customers had beach fires at night there. No charge for lawn chairs on the beach either! The beach can be walked for miles from there. Saw a beautiful double rainbow and sea turtle one morning too! I came to Kauai Sands now Kauai Shores hotel alone and left with many new friendships and a hotel and staff I now consider family and a second home. You can either take a taxi for $25.00 each way from the airport but renting a car is the best way as exploring the island is a must! Speed limits are slower than the mainland so the 11 miles drive to the Airport takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Some roads are windy with one lane bridges especially along the coastal areas so slow down and take in the serenity this island has to offer. So much to enjoy here and at the hotel!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
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.
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Additional Information about Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Address: 420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel 2.5*
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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Also Known As:
Kauai Sands Kapaa
Kauai Sands Hotel
Hotel Kauai Sands
Kauai Shores, An Aqua Hotel Kapaa

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