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“just the basics” 3 of 5 stars
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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
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5 hotel reviews
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“just the basics”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at the kauai shores for 8 nights. The hotel provides just the basics. Housekeeping is slow. We returned in the late afternoon most days and the room was not cleaned yet. There is no room service and no dining on site.

  • Stayed October 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Thank you for being our guest. We completed our room renovations and beginning to renovated our lobby and restaurant. In January 2015, we will have a new hotel with a beach front restaurant. The restaurant will have a full breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We do provide daily housekeeping and the housekeepers are scheduled from 8am to 4pm. I am sorry your room was cleaned late in the afternoon. When guests requests an early service, the housekeepers do honor them.

On your next visit with us, please request an early housekeeping service, preferably a time and we will definitely schedule it at your convenience.

Mahalo.
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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 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Value for the property - recently updated rooms - clean and modern and a flat screen in the room. No on-site restaurant, but they did offer donuts, coffee and banana's in the morning. It's right on the beach so the view is nice. Everyone I ran into in my overnight stay was very friendly and helpful. There are no taxi's waiting for hire so be sure that you organize your rides with the front desk the day before.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Thank you for being our guest. Appreciate the great comments. We are moving ahead with our restaurant renovation and hope to re open it in January 2015. Very soon we will have a full service hotel in2015.
All the taxis are stationed either at the airport or in Kapaa town. Yes, our front desk staff makes reservations for all our guests. It usually takes about 15 mins or less to get a taxi.

Look forward to your next visit here.

Mahalo.
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 .

Room Tip: depends what you want different views
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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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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you for being our guest. We appreciate the great comments. Yes, we are best hotel on the beach and very conveniently located in the heart of Kapaa. \.

Next year, when we re open the restaurant in January, we will have valet staff and they will take good care of your vehicle and the parking facility.
Mahalo
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you for being our guest. We appreciate your great comments. We are in the process of re opening the restaurant. At that time we have a full breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner with a great bar over looking the beach.

Look forward to you next visit with us.

Mahalo.
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Lewisburg, Tennessee
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10 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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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Additional Information about Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Address: 420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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
#7 Romantic 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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