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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... in bright and fun designs. Also the island was teeming with wild chickens and cockerels, they were literally everywhere! It was not unusual to see them in supermarket car parks, the beach and of course always crossing the road with their little chicks in tow. So, on that point...why did the chicken cross the road?!
We also loved the natural feel of the island. Tall, thin palm trees as tall as ...
... cruise was going to be a "no shoes" adventure. My taxi driver for the past few days, dropped me off in the town centre of Port Allen. A coastal seaside village with nothing more than a supermarket, bank, odd shops, a Subway and McDonalds, but I knew there had to be a wharf and perhaps some other options for lunch before setting sail. I made my way by foot down the road towards the wharf where I found a cafe and a pub (Micro Brewery). Yep, I chose the brewery :-) Had a tasty Fish & ...
... took the jeep and we were off to meet him there. Little did we know, Paul had given Nath the directions as Faye doesn't have a clue how to get out of her own road. So Nathan is trying to tell us we need to go this way, and stupid us listen to Faye who said 'No Paul got it wrong, its this way' ... 3hours later, in the 31c heat, were still getting nowhere and we have to admit defeat and get Paul to come and get us. Poor Paul had been at the snorkel shop, waited for 40mins, and ...
We woke up to a beautiful day. A little warm running but beautiful. Only means we need to get up earlier tomorrow to try to "beat the heat" or tell the roosters to start "cock a do a doing" earlier! We have roosters everywhere here on the island. Every day they start waking everyone up at sunrise. I am not kidding. The roosters walk around wild everywhere.....even right outside our ...
... for supper, Derek cored and cut the pineapple with a gadget that both cored the pineapple and spiral sliced it at the same time. It is delicious, better than any you can get in the stores at home. We ate supper on the lanai. After we cleared the supper dishes, Larry, Derek and I went over the Safeway for milk, juice, sliced turkey aaaaaaaaaaaand BEER!
We watched Doc Martin again and went to bed.