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“A Treasure For Sure” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #2 of 5 Kaunakakai B&B and Inns
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“A Treasure For Sure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed here for 6 days in a huge king room, mini kitchen and fabulous balcony big enough for a porch swing and patio table to seat 6! Complimentary fesh papaya, bread, coffee, water, tea every day. Delicious! All staff interactions were awsome! General Manager reception was great, cocktails fab, GM very personable and should be proud of his property....this coming from a former Doubletree Hotel employee :)
We look forward to returning for another week next year and hopefully their restaurant will be rebuilt....a shame we missed that,but we understand that things happen and they are scheduling to rebuild...so we can't wait!

Room Tip: Upstairs...king room with balcony was spacious, private and fabulous bed!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Aloha!!

Thank you so much for taking the time out to post a review. We are delighted that you truly enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to you return in the future.

Best Wishes for the Holidays!!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I had the best trip of life at the Hotel molokai. Everyone was so genuine and friendly. They truly cared about our experience. It was the best vacation ever. The Hotel Molokai is like an ohana, one you like. Michael, Tylor and Pua made it an excellent experience. I will be back.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Aloha Katie,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are truly happy that you enjoyed your visit and had fun on your birthday. We look forward to welcome you back in the very near future.

Be well
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a difficult review to write for several reasons. This is the ONLY hotel on Moloka'i, so there is nothing to compare it to. The property was lovely and we were able to make lei's upon arrival. The rooms are quaint, but no A/C. Not luxurious, but acceptable. The pool is rather small, but the pool/bar area has some great views. I was only there one night so I did not get to explore much, but I did not see any beach? Also, it appears that there is no restaurant on site, and I would not recommend walking into town at night (no street lights). I understand that the bar has a limited menu with sandwiches, etc. for lunch. We were there on a Friday night, so the "aunties and uncles" were performing, which I understand is a popular venue for locals, and that was very entertaining. While I was relatively content with my stay, I met a couple on their honeymoon from Ireland and they were not happy. They gave them a room with two twin beds and the first room was close to the road and the man said the walls would shake when a car went by (I guess thats why there were complimentary ear plugs in the room?!), so they asked to be moved. The hotel told them they were fully booked and could only give them another room with two twin beds. Also, they had no car, so they were hot, cranky, bored, and hungry!

Room Tip: Try to avoid a room close to the road
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent stay with us. Please know that your feedback is very valuable to us and we will utilize your feedback by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We hope to be of service to you in the near future.

Thanks again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My family and I stayed for four nights at hotel Molokai and it was just great. Michael, the General Manager, is a great asset to the hotel and his genuine attention to guests was exceptional. I attended the weekly Managers welcome party for the guests and I was very glad I did... It was nice to get a free beer but what made it nice was getting to know Michael and really getting a warm and genuine welcome. We had a few things we asked the hotel staff to help us with and EVERYBODY went the extra mile. We live here in Hawaii and were just wanted to visit Molokai to be tourists. We definitely got away from Oahu and went back into time to a place with warmth and no big chain stores--just Mom and Pop owned businesses. I hope Molokai keeps it that way! Bravo to Michael and the staff at the hotel!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Aloha Bob,

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to post a review.
We are delighted to hear that you and your family truly enjoyed your visit. It was great meeting you and your family. I know we will see each other again very soon. Until then be well.
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Kapolei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Although I live in Hawaii (Oahu) I must say that going to Moloka'i was a real Hawaiian vacation. The hotel was centrally located so you are close to the main town of Kaunakakai. One day we drove to the East end and the next day to the West end of the island. The third day we drove to the North and rode the mules to Kalaupapa.

Let me recommend the Hotel Moloka'i for numerous reasons. First the manager Michael Drew and every one of his staff are so friendly and accommodating. The rooms are clean and the grounds are pretty with a pool and hammocks to relax on. One of only 2 bars on the island is at the hotel. Bartender Tylor is fun and it's great talking to guests from all over the world.

There's free Continental breakfast in the mornings & unlike Oahu, free parking. Will definitely go back & will always stay at the Hotel Moloka'i. The people are awesome!!!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Aloha Karen,

Thank you so much for taking time to post a review. I know you and Kate really enjoyed your visit. We were delighted to share the aloha spirit with you two. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Hotel Molokai was amazing, especially for the price. We wanted a quiet HI vacation and that's what we got. They have no nightlife, no fancy shopping, no fancy places to eat, no spa. BUT they have deserted beaches, quiet hammocks by the usually vacant pool (which is right on the ocean), and a place to get away from the craziness of life. They have clean pillow top beds and a kitchenette, a private balcony, and good service. Internet is minimal fee ($15 for the week), and they have a computer in the lounge. You can borrow snorkel gear, chairs, coolers, beach towels, movies, etc for free. The staff is helpful. Michael the manager is super friendly and fun to be with. He remembered our names and brought us free Champaign (our friends' honeymoon). They have free drinks on Mondays and music on Fridays at the pool/ocean side bar. The breakfast is minimal, but it's a free coffee and donut so one can't complain much. The locals are very nice. Go to the bakery for Hot Bread. Yum! You should rent a vehicle b/c there is no public transportation. If you want a quiet, relaxing Hawaii, where you don't have to worry about being crowded with other people, this is it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Aloha Monica,

Thank you so much for taking time to post a review about your recent stay. We are happy to hear that you truly enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Be well.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The staff at Hotel Molokai were so kind and went out of their way to make us feel right at home there. We were grateful particularly for the staff managers- Miguel and also Chantelle.
Although we did enjoy the hotel very much, we had a very negative experience with loud noise from other guests two of the nights we were there. The hotel staff was extremely accommodating to move us to another room to be away from the noise, and they did help to take care of the problem when they received complaints from both ourselves and other guests staying at the property.
This hotel is super laid back, relaxing, and in a prime location to get you anywhere on the island. The views from the hotel are stunning.
The live music on Fridays was fantastic, and we also enjoyed the pool at the hotel.
The rooms are basic but also have a nice Hawaiin feel to them.

Room Tip: Choose a room that is further away from the highway for more quiet
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Aqua Hotel Molokai, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Aloha Stacie,

Thank you so much for taking time to post a review. Please know that you feedback is very important to us. We look forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Thanks again.
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Additional Information about Aqua Hotel Molokai

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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