Aston Aloha Beach Hotel
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... exciting. I didn't get nervous at all. But it was still fun, and the views from the zipline were great. The best part was the second zipline, where we left the platform by just falling backwards.
We next hiked down to our swimming hole, which was the quintessential pool of water below a waterfall. I've never done that before, so I guess I got to cross something else off my bucket list! It wasn't the biggest waterfall, probably only 12 feet high or so. But it was still ...
... place. After the first 3/4 of a mile Erin turned back because she thought the scenery would be the same the rest of the way. Larry, Derek and I proceeded on and started descending to the river. Derek and I had fun stopping to see beautiful orchids and other flowers along the path. When the trail got very steep going down to the river, I decided to turn back and head back up and then down to where it got rocky. I got rained on ...
... I was there. I can only hope that I one day can return the favor to those guys.
My next destination would be Oahu for a few days to check out a different Hawaiian island and see CJ and Andrew. As Ron and Brendan had done, they opened up their house to me, no questions asked. It's nice to have so many amazing people in my life that open themselves and their properties so warmly. Unfortunately, my evening flight ...
... unless you were re booked. In hindsight the re booking forced by HA probably saved our chance to depart that day.
At the gate the chaos and mayhem was finally broad-casted. If your boarding pass scanned red, no seat. Two flights were offered to San Francisco that evening with an overnight stay, and connection at 10:00am or 1:00pm to HNL the following day. I was never so happy to see three green lights in a row as Rob, Meg and I boarded UA219. On board there were ...
... pier. Whilst drving along the beach road back to the main road, we couldn't believe our eyes. We saw a man with a completely bare buttom walking along the road. As we passed him, we all looked back and he didn't have a stitch on. The silence was only broken by Ava saying "look Mom, that man's naked". We laughed but could also see a more serious side as it was a built up area with young children around. As we drove back towards Kapa'a, we saw 2 police cars with blue lights ...
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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.