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Round Rock, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lively hotel on the beach. Spacious and comfortable rooms. Friendly staff and beautiful property. Walking distance to bike rentals, eating, shopping, Kapaa bike trail and other beaches. Loved the island! Can't wait to go back!

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

Thank you for visiting us and enjoying your stay at the hotel. I will pass on your compliments to the staff. They do appreciate it. The hotel is indeed located at the best location on the east side of the island. Very close to the beach and a beach front restaurant. All the activities, shopping and other restaurants are at...

Bisbee, Arizona
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This great hotel has a retro vibe, right on the beach and hooked onto the Lava Lava Club which serves really wonderful drinks and food. I was lucky enough to get room 101 with a 10 second walk to both and a sliding glass door that led to a small lawn area which was perfect for private morning yoga. Staff...

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

Yes, room #101 is the closest to the beach and to the restaurant. We also have two direct ocean view rooms on the second floor. Please book our ocean front rooms on your next visit. You will definitely enjoy the great views from these two rooms. Mahalo

Greenville, Ohio
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were so impressed with the cleanliness and friendliness of this older hotel. We enjoyed the manager 's reception, appreciated the toiletries provided in our rooms, the comfy back/neck pads on the pool loungers, and always plentiful ice in the ice machine.The employees always had a welcoming Aloha whenever we passed them. We also had a place to put our...

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

Thank you for all the great comments and enjoying your stay at our hotel. I will definitely pass on the compliments to the staff. Please recommend to all your friends and families and I am sure they too will enjoy the hotel and their vacations here in Kauai. Mahalo

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Rooms are spacious, staff is very helpful and polite. Extra full star for hospitality! We got a kitchentte, and were happy to have a full size fridge and sink. beds are not the most comfortable, after 2 or 3 days it gets hard to stay asleep. Had problems with our toliet flushing properly. Not too stressed about it however. They...

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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. I am sorry about the beach. All the beaches in Hawaii are public, but our hotel staff pick up the rubbish daily and clean the beach 3 days a week. We have placed chairs and lounges for our guests to enjoy the beach and watch the sunrise in...

Cambridge, MA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights in December! Totally fine, food was good but expensive, I think it's a good place for a group of friends or singles. I wouldn't really recommend for families or a romantic getaway. Never had hot water...AC was super loud, so we went w/out. Do stay here if: -You're a group of friends / casual travel -You don't...

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

Thank you for choosing our hotel for your vacation. We have addressed the hot water challenge and it has been consistent. We are in the process of upgrading our A/C units and the window units will soon be in the past. We are also upgrading our front pool and adding a new hot tub soon. Hope you will visit us...

Waikiki, Hawaii
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is overdue.... We stayed at Kauai Shores on the weekend of Nov 12, 2016. The resort was exactly what we were looking for, and then some. The privacy and quietness, cleanliness and staff will have us booking again. I'd like to mention Priscilla at the front desk. Not only was she incredibly polite and welcoming, but made us feel...

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

Thank you for enjoying your stay with us. Appreciate all the great comments. Yes, I will pass on your compliments to Priscilla. Please visit us again with your family and bring some friends too. All of them can have a great time at the hotel, beach, restaurant and the tours in Kauai. Thank you.

Newark, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The design of the room was nice. Modern japanese like. Free DVD rentals. Nice Lava bar-restaurant on beach with live band. Nice beach where you can snorkel and surf. Can see alot of fish there. A little lagoon on the next beach for kids to swim in. Nice lawn with games for family. Fireplace to hang out. Very romantic. Good...

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

Thank you for all your great comments. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to your next visit. Hope you can enjoy the rest of the amenities. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

FANTASTIC! LOCATION, Very low key, and kick back environment. The hotel, and restaurant was very close to the ocean, and had AWESOME views. The rooms were a very good size, remolded, and GREAT decor. The staff was very FRIENDLY, and EXTREMELY helpful. In the Lava Lave Restaurant, the food was very good, and GREAT service, and entertainment. We had a...

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

Aloha and thank you for choosing our hotel for your vacation. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here. Appreciate all the great comments. Look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel. Mahalo.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Low key hotel located close to airport, and since Kauai has 2 destinations, Poipu and Hanelei, about 40 minute drive to each. Rooms are standard, wifi is spotty, front desk very friendly and housekeeping is marginal. They have a kitchenette which consists of a fridge, a microwave a 1 tub sink , coffee maker, toaster and an electric skillet which...

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

Aloha and thank you for being our guest. Our kitchenettes has a few kitchen amenities for light cooking. The room and the bathroom is larger than the regular rooms. We have an beach front restaurant, the Lava Lava Beach Club for all your food and beverage needs and they are open 7 days a week and serves all three meals....

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very bad service here. My boyfriend's foot was injured at the hotel beach. When I went to the front desk ask for bandaid they told me they ran out of bandaid! Are you telling me you're running a resort without a first aid kit??? Is that even legal? Then the front desk girl told me I can buy bandaid from...

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

Thank you for staying at the Kauai Shores Hotel. I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. We do have 3 first aid kits in our property at the three different departments. I have discussed it with the employees and managers and it will not happen again. Again, my apologies.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $205 - $301 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kapaa
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
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