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Santa Ana, California
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Exelente hotel,wonderful ocean view,beautiful restaurant and,really good food,great service all along,a lots of fun tours to choose close to the hotel,We really liked our room with a kitchen integrated nice! We really loved our stance at this beautiful Hotel,rooms has a really nice colors and decorating touch.

2Thank roberto1920
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

I am happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed their accommodations and vacation here at Kauai Shores Hotel. Hope you will be able to visit us again soon, Mahalo.

Kenthurst, Australia
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my best friend for 6 nights. The room was big and clean, and the beds were very comfortable. It was very close to the ABC store, and a short walk to local restaurants. It's also an easy 20 minute walk to Safeway and Starbucks. I loved the pool area, which was always clean and nice to...

5Thank Katie S
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. I am glad you were able to enjoy all the amenities of the hotel. We are continually replacing the A/C units as it becomes noisy or rusty, which ever comes first. We would be happy to replace the A/c unit if its noisy on your next visit with us. Mahalo.

Lake Forest, California
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great friendly staff (at or above 5 star level) and a vibe that is very comfortable. Beautiful beach (perhaps the best in the area), evening music and reasonable restaurant prices. Recently renovated older style property. Rooms are adequate and pools are rectangles. If you want to pay for curvy pools at other properties, it will cost you. Best value ever!

3Thank Brent_DUG
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, we are reasonably priced and located on the beach front and midway on the island. Close to all the activities and shopping malls. Airport is only 15 mins. away. Look forward to your next visit with us. Mahalo.

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Reasonable price, spacious room, modern interior, and a bar beside the beach were just perfect for my holidays. DVD rental was included in the resort fee, and it was quite useful to spend the nights in hotel.

2Thank Sun-mi A
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to your next stay with us. Mahalo.

Haslett, Michigan
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stayed here one night as part of a Kauai vacation. The rooms are average at best. Nothing special or spectacular. Flooring and walls could use some updating. That said, they were clean and not problematic. What makes this place great is the grounds. It sits facing the Pacifici Ocean, with two small pools and its own stretch of beach....

2Thank Jeff S
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. We appreciate all the great comments on your survey. Please visit us again and enjoy your vacation here. Mahalo

Bulverde, Texas
Reviewed 24 July 2016

No this is not a 5 star hotel. However, the location and service rank up there with any 5 star I have ever stayed at and over paid for. How the friendly staff always wanted to accommodate your needs was off the charts. The beach is nice to lounge at but sometimes 3' waves can toss you. Not trying to...

3Thank Richard M
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for staying with us and enjoying all the amenities. It is indeed a reasonably priced hotel for all your comforts and needs. Look forward to your next trip with us. Mahalo again for taking time to write up a lengthy survey. We appreciate it.

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

First time in Kauai. We didn't pay for 5 star so weren't expecting it. Our room was average size with a tv, small balcony and a king bed, plus a very small bathroom. The aircon was extremely noisy. The breakfast at lava lava was not bad but not great. Dinner at lava lava was not too bad. We didn't use...

1Thank lpandsm
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. Appreciate all the comments. Look forward to your next visit with us. Mahalo

Wahiawa, Hawaii
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

At first glance you think it's really nice. Lobby is pretty, good price, nice pool. Its been remodeled so I knew going in its a older place. That never bothers me but what does is cleanliness. Housekeeping never cleaned the toilets, one day never finished making the bed, sink was never cleaned, and they never wiped down the coffee station....

Thank Bonnie A
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. I am really sorry for all the housekeeping challenges. I have notified the housekeeping manger and I will address it with all the housekeeping staff. Please give me a call and I will be happy to discuss further on the phone. Mahalo.

Millbrae, California
Reviewed 11 July 2016

When I arrived late in the evening, my first impression was slight disappointment, I had just come from spending two nights at a fancy resort that is only a few years old and this didn't seem to stack up. The hotel is not new and not fancy, but after the first night, I realized it is clean and comfortable and...

2Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The hotel seems to be a revamped vintage motel. It has an excellent location, oceanside with a decent beach( mostly too rough for swimming) and is convenient to the quaint and centrally located Kapaa town. The front desk has a warm attitude of aloha. They provide free wifi and valet parking plus beach towels. It has been updated with some...

2Thank Penelope M
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and enjoying your stay. Our apologies for the disturbances after 10:00pm. I have already spoken to the security officers to make sure that quiet hours begin at 10:00pm and to make sure all guests follow the hotel policies and not disturb our resting guests. Also, I will discuss the music hours at the restaurant...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy renovated accommodations at our 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, Wailua River kayaking, Wailua Golf Course, Coconut Marketplace Shopping Center and historic Kapaa town. The property features six beachfront acres of lush tropical lawns and gardens and two outdoor swimming pools. Join us for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner at our new restaurant Lava Lava Beach Club - a true "Toes in the Sand" dining experience right on the beachfront. Contemporary guest room accommodations feature sleek, retro-modern designs, vibrant island colors, island-style decor featuring mini-refrigerators, Keurig coffee makers, a blu-ray/DVD player and Playstation 3 console, private lanais and beautiful mountain, garden, pool or ocean views. With the daily Hospitality Fee, guests enjoy amenities including in-room coffee, outdoor yoga classes, Wifi Internet access throughout the hotel, unlimited movies and Playstation 3 games, use of beach towels and chairs, local and toll-free phone calls, in-room safe, a daily newspaper, and self-parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Address: 420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1449
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: ₹ 10,621 - ₹ 15,455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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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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#1 Best Value Hotel in Kapaa
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
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