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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 #5 of 12 Hotels in Kapaa
Erie, Pennsylvania
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

easy check in , clean fresh rooms , modern ! recently updated . well kept. comfortable beds , modern locks on the doors ! sunrise on the beach is great ! Breakfast is added bonus.. parking is a bit scarce , good eating places are not too far .

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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The 9 days stay at Kauai Shores was excellent. The renovated rooms are clean and modern. Decided to upgrade to an ocean view room to make things perfect.
The Wifi was the fastest I have ever experienced travelling.
The location of the hotel is perfect to explore Kauai, super markets are close by and good restaurants all around.
The hotel is reasonably priced, parking included - makes it a great value!
Definitely recommended!
The morning food options can be ignored.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lewisburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here 4 nights and loved it. The location (off the main hiway) is great. The service was great. So nice to have your own beach. We watched the sunrises and at night you can sit on the beach and watch the planes land at the Lihue airport. Staff was great. This is a good value. It is close to the grocery and the restaurants. Can't say anything bad. It is being upgraded and updated now.

Room Tip: the poolside room was worth 10 more dollars.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, 6 days ago
Thank you for enjoying your vacation at our hotel. We are continually adding and fine tuning our services.
Please visit us again when you are here in Kauai.

Mahalo
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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was super friendly! Location is prime, couple minutes away from the actual beach. Also enjoyed their pool and bonfire late nights. I couldn't believe that parking was also free! Def will come back again!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you for visiting us and enjoying your stay at the hotel. We look forward to your next visit here. Hopefully we will have our beach front restaurant open for great food and entertainment.

Mahalo.
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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The many reviews about this property are right on. This is a great value and indeed a hidden gem of a property in Kapaa on Kauai. Very reasonably priced, right on the beach, great location, comfortable rooms, spacious grounds, and very nice pool and guest facilities.
At first glance from the street, it looks like a run down older hotel, but don't judge this too quick.
In fact, this adds to it's charm. Less crowded around the pool and lobby, and ample parking too. Will definitely stay here again on my next trip to Kauai. Walked the beach every day, which is right outside, and used the excellent pool a few times a day. Very happy with my choice of this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Aloha and thank you for being our guest. Indeed, its a gem and am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with us.
Look forward to your next visit.

Mahalo.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well this is probably not the fanciest hotel on the island for sure, but it was just perfect, it was way beyond our expectations for our money. The rooms and the 2 double beds are big enough, comfortable, clean. There is tv in the room, fast wifi, the bathroom is clean. The beach is 1 minute away, there is a pool right in front of the building. The continental breakfast was good enough to start the day with, the kauaian coffee they had for b'fast was very good. The personell is very helpful and kind! For the price the value is just great.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Aloha and thank you for staying at our hotel. Appreciate you wonderful comments.
Look forward to your future stays with us.

Mahalo and thank you for your business.
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned home from Kauai and spent 11 nights at this hotel. Very pleased with this hotel. Simple clean room with comfortable bed provided great sleep for us every night. Free wifi connection in our room was fast. Beautiful beach was just 2 minutes walk. Beach lounge chairs were free to use. Free beach towels were very helpful. The continental breakfast (complementary breakfast is a better name for it) was donuts, croissants, banana, juice, tea and great Kauai coffee to wake you up! The location was very central and convenient to everywhere. Safeway and Foodland the two big shopping plazas were only a minute drive. 10 minutes drive to airport/Lihue/Costco/Walmart. 15/20 minutes drive to North shore or Poipu.

The only thing we didn't like was the noisy air con. We had to wear ear plugs for the first two nights to sleep then we got used to it... The noisy air con was great to muffle with the noise from next room (thin wall) and the hallway...

Over all, we were really happy with this place. We would stay here again the next time we visit Kauai. We would recommend this hotel to our families and friends.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for being our guests and enjoying the many features of the hotel. We continually seek to improve our services and provide many amenities for all our guests.

Hope your next visit to Kauai brings you to our hotel.
Look forward to seeing you.

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:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 200
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
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