Aston Aloha Beach Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Aston Aloha Beach Hotel Kapaa
Great value - great holiday
Stayed here after requesting a move from the truly awful coconut beach resort in November 03. Found the resort to be friendly, spacious and quiet. Hosts a nightclub on Friday & Saturday nights but couldn't hear a thing! You need a car to enjoy the island properly - public transport (bar taxis) is non-existent and no restaraunts in walking distance not that you need any as the hotel food is fantastic and reasonably priced.
Only one complaint - the beds are quite hard but if you can put up with that you can't do better. A superb hotel and excellent value.
Stayed 4 nights in November and found this to be an excellant choice for the budget conscience who still want quality. Although the room was small, (standard with 2 double beds), it was clean and well kept. Staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant was a bit expensive. The beach behind the hotel, (requires a short walk), was nice and the only really safe swimming beach. Great for first time snorkelers too! It is the most centrally located property we could find and makes a great starting point to explore the rest of Kauai. While there were several less expensive locations in Kapaa/Wailua, we found this one the best for us and would definately stay again.
Beautifull,well maintained grounds, central location for touring the island. We liked being able to walk to ocean swimming in the protected cove just in front of the hotel. Staff courteous and effecient, and the web $95 price was a bargain. We will come back.
Wonderful place to stay in Kauai
We stayed at the Aloha Beach Resort for a wonderful 5 days in October 2003. The staff all were very friendly and helpful. We stayed in an ocean view room on the 3rd floor of the Pikake wing, which was perfect for watching the beautiful sunrises over Lydgate Park. The room was clean and there were no problems with it. The location is perfect, very easy to get to all island attractions and only a couple of minutes walk to a great snorkeling beach. We did wish that the rooms had true sit down balconies, but that and the fact that the soda machines were always empty were the only negatives we saw. We definetly plan to stay here again next year, only this time we will stay longer.
Hotel is very good for the rate we paid $60/day for weekdays and $95 for the weekend. The only really good beach on Kauai is Poipu Beach.
The hotel is about 20min drive away from Poipu. I would stay at this hotel again.
Great place for families
We stayed at the Aloha Beach Resort in July of 2003. We have a two year old and it was a wonderful location. Right next to a large park with a playground. The best part was the beach. It has a small children's section and a lager swimming snorkeling area. Children eat free at the hotel restaurants. We booked an ocean-view cottage through a travel agent. It was the most wonderful vaction. The rooms are not new but are clean and nice. We will go back next year.
Great Romance Package at Aloha Beach Resort Hotel
We booked the romance package just a week or so before we arrived and we were very pleased. This included an ocean front view room, car, dinner for 2 and a champagne / fruit / cookies / candy basket. The room faced the Lydgate beach - the only beach with an enclosed areas for snorkeling - great for beginners and/or kids. Dinner was scrumptious from appetizers to desserts and very romantic with tiki torch lights. Rooms and facilities were clean and had amenities such as in room refridgerator, rental snorkel gear and activities center. Aloha is located centrally near many activities, the airport and the Wailua river. A best kept secret of Kauai...
Stayed at this property for 5 nites in early July. Found fantastic bargain on the hotel's website @ $60 per nite. It was an excellent value for that price, and I'd recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a central location on Kauai. 20 minutes to Poipu in the south and approx.
30-35 min. to north shore. Staff is very friendly. First room I was given was very musty and damp; front desk personnel were very accommodating and switched me to another room at my request.
Replacement room was very good for the price. Not the newest property on the island, but can't beat value and location. Good, clean, convenient, no frills hotel. Would return and stay at the right price.
Good place to stay
The staff were freindly here and the hotel is set in a beautiful location. Walking distance to the beach from the back gate of the hotel. Best place to snorkel or swim in the sea is in this area. You could do with a car to really take in the area and eat out a reasonablly price restaurants. If you didn't have a car you could probably get by for a couple of days although you would have to eat at the hotel and this can be expensive. There are many tours etc going from the hotel but some of these are quite expensive as well.
Good value at Sunspree
I stayed at this Holiday Inn in June, 2002. It's a good value and was convenient to all we wanted to see on the island. It's about 15 minutes from the airport. The facilities were clean, pool is small, walking distance to the beach and staff was friendly. The bathroom was small! Overall I found this Inn for the money a good bargain.
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... created small pools to bathe in along with a nice area for jumping in via a rope swing. We had fun taking pictures before slogging back to the first fall where the water jets out of the rock outcropping. We stopped at a lookout for the 'Opaeka'a Falls, a 150 foot fall that flows into the Wailua River. Really pretty. Of course the Falls looked dry until we came, bringing in the misty rain again. *sigh* A little damp, we set ...
... went silent and the first group got ready to be treated by the soft yet wrinkled hands of the old woman. Facials and full body massage were on offer, Livvys face was hysterical, "i am not having that woman by the fridge" as a short dumpy Ms doubtfire looking woman continues to massage pat the grooms mother.
Thoroughly limbered and in a state of relaxation, Livvy comes out of the room from her massage "well?" i ask........."yeah it was really nice, she was stretching me out ...
... hop in his back, but I am not that good at snorkelling so just swam above him for a while. The trip back was much quicker because we didn't stop along the way, but as we were now going against the current it was also pretty exciting and fun as the boat crashed against the waves and we were repeatedly covered in spray. Our journey to Waimea Canyon started early (Richard reporting here) and Tom again mastered the road system and in particular the road up ...
... we saw all the birds we had seen Monday plus the Great Frigatebird, another one for the life list. It was then that I discovered that my camera is no longer displaying anything on the screen. I changed the battery but no luck, the screen stayed dark. Phewee! So the pictures you see from here on out will be from Derek and Erin. They both take excellent pictures so this could be even better.
We drove into the refuge ...
... and when we got out to pick out the car we had the choice between and standard car and a standard SUV. The SUV had a lot more luggage room so we got a Hundai Sante Fe. We left the airport and got onto Rt. 56 and headed north to Kapa'a. It was only about 7 miles from the airport. We stopped at the Foodland Grocery and got beer, Kaua'i Golden Ale from Hawaii Nui Brewing.