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 ...
... and jumped in the pool. We were lucky to find a couple of deck chairs and I convinced Andrew to take his T-shirt off and expose his back. He did around 15-20 minutes. I bribed him with a drink to stay on for the water volleyball. I ordered us a Painkiller each which was the drink of the day. It's basically a Pino Colada with some nutmeg and white rum, pretty potent but oh so good! We took off and were sailing, we are on our way back to Honolulu! We were in ...
Early start to the day leaving our resort at six-thirty am heading to the southern tip of the island for a date with the giant sea turtles. Heavy rain made the driving difficulty. The maximum permitted speed is 50 mph on the island, but today traffic is averaging half that speed. Arrived at Poipu Beach by 7.45am. Met the other four members of our snorkelling group, Susan and Eric from Canada and Chris and Jitka from California. Jitka was an ...
... that were breaking nice and slow. And best of all, there was nobody out...not a soul. I ran back up the path to the jeep, left Ron a frantic message that Donkeys was firing so for him to meet me out rather then me waiting for him, and paddled out and surfed a solo session for about an hour. The only other people on the beach was a middle aged couple that were taking advantage of the seclusion of Donkeys and letting it all hang out. I think this ...
... of the property overlooking the garden with a view of the sea. Of course we excepted this room, collected the luggage and settled in. By this time Andrew had returned so we drove to the Coconut Market Place which was only next door but it was still raining. They showed us around this area which consisted of numerous souvenir shops, a small supermarket, a few restaurants and an ice cream parlour. It proved to be very handy for us for a quick bite or some emergency supplies. 3 ...