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Aston Islander on the Beach
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Kapaa
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Do NOT waste your money”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Save your money and spend a few extra dollars at a nicer more update hotel. The hotel was too small for a family of 4 and not updated. The pool is small and during the summer most of the beach chairs are taken.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Kaniela N, General Manager at Aston Islander on the Beach, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Aloha..

Thank you for sharing your experience with us while staying at the Aston Islander on the Beach. I apologize for any inconvenience you experience while staying with us. I have talked with my staff regarding your concerns. I hope you look favorably on returning to Kauai in your future travels.

Mahalo,

Kaniela Neves
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

It was a combination of learning we wanted to be centrally located in Kapaa & the other reviews on TripAdvisor that lead my wife and I to select Aston Islander on the Beach.

We stayed in an Ocean Front room, third floor and not a couple dozen feet from the beach. The location couldn't be better. These are owned rooms that get rented out, and the owners of this room did a wonderful job on decor and furniture -- just a nice home away from home. While in the room, the majority of time was spent on the lanai, and when sleeping we would leave the lanai door open to listen to the water. Again, the location was perfect.

The location of the property as a whole was great. Kapaa isn't as 'pristine' as other areas on the island, but I'd be hard-pressed to find a better location. 50 minutes from the far north end of the island to 40 minutes to the south (Po'ipu), and just over an hour to Waimea Canyon overlook. There are good beaches nearby and good shopping / eating as well as entertainment.

The staff were all very friendly, from the front desk staff to the lands crew to those cleaning the rooms. While there was no on-site restaurant, there was plenty of food nearby from walking distance to short drives.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat and hope to before too long.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Davis, California
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I wonderful place to stay.Beach,pool and many places to eat .Unit # 112 is very nice,double beds
fridge,micro wave .Ground floor with a porch with table and chairs,love our coffee mornings there
Great price for this garden unit.You not be sorry!!

Room Tip: Walking distance to nice Restaurants
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Aston IOB remains one of the best deals in Kauai with a very good location and nice property. Unfortunately the coconut grove stores connected to the property are now mostly defunct and the air of abondenment has increased from my last stay. This property is quite nice right on the Ocean, but not the kid of beach anyone would really spend time on and swimming is actually discouraged as "too dangerous". Beach is shrinking and almost non-existant in some places. Condos are quite small, just hotel rooms with some kitchen amenities and are showing signs of use and age. Condos are being externally renovated so alot of construction noise, debris, traffic and not very vacationy to here jack hammers at 7 am. Pool and spa are small and spa always crowded and not very inviting. I do not think I will be returning as there are many more attractive vital options for a few dollars more, and the size of the rooms feels cramped and dark. We had a full ocean front room in one of the best suites on the property but still the entire complex needs updating to bring it up to former glory. Consider Poipu if beach and sun are on the agenda, or Princeville for shopping/golf affectionados. Coconut Coast is the cheaper option, but consider upgrading to a more lively vital growing community than the poor old Coconut coast properties unless a bargain is your main goal.

Room Tip: Higher floors have better views, not a swimming/lounging beach, if you chose here get the best room...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

I had requested an oceanfront room and we couldn't have gotten much closer! The door opened onto a lanai, then onto grass with the shore just beyond. Although the ocean conditions weren't conducive to swimming, it was nice sitting on the beach under shady trees. The roofing upgrades that were occurring while we were there, were not a bother to us. Poolside bar was handy and we made frequent use of the included DVD rentals. Such a relaxing place but there is plenty to do on the island, and getting around in our rental car was not a problem. Especially appreciated the helpfulness of the representative, Teena, from Pleasant Holidays.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Stayed 6 nights, clean, quiet, close to EVERYTHING, nothing missing here! Staff always friendly and helpful and construction repairs on the property did not disturb us at all. Booked a garden view room ended up with a partial ocean view with no one above us ...bonus. Super clean room done each day and free advice on local activities, Thank you Karen. Wouldn't consider paying more for any of the other higher star resorts when this served so well. Read all the reviews prior to our stay but no problem that had been mentioned in them ever arose for us, we really thought that those who complained expected too much.

P.S. the island is beyond description, such a great pick for my first ever vacation.

Donna Larsen and Bill Epema , Alberta, Canada

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

You are on the east shore so centrally located on the island to be able to go to the north shore or towards the south shore. The beach in front is too rough to go into, but it is still a very nice beach to walk along. Resort is currently completing updates to the exterior of many of the buildings, but it was still very quiet. Only complaint is that there are interior doors connecting the adjacent unit that allow a significant amount of noise transfer...so if you have a noisy neighbor say at 4:00 in the morning you will here it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Aston Islander on the Beach
Address: 440 Aleka Place, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
#6 Family Hotel in Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Aston Islander on the Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on a stunning oceanfront location, Aston Islander on the Beach offers true island hospitality with warm service and convenient amenities. Contemporary tropical-inspired guest rooms include air-conditioning and private balconies. Sitting on six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Aston Islander on the Beach features a sparkling pool with a poolside bar, lush gardens for strolling, and a beautiful beachfront location - popular for viewing Hawaiian monk seals. Enjoy the convenience of the adjacent Coconut Marketplace's 60 boutiques and restaurants. It's impressive oceanfront and plantation-style charm make this relaxing resort the most enticing retreat on Kauai. Please note: The hotel collects a daily amenity fee which includes DVD movies and Playstation 3 game rentals, Airport Shuttle service (must call hotel direct at least 24-72 hours in advance to make arrangements), a refreshing welcome drink per guest, daily newspaper, daily coffee and tea, in-room safe, WiFi internet, and local & toll-free calls. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aston Islander On The Beach Hotel Kapaa
Aston Hotel Kapaa
Best Western Kapaa
Resortquest Islander Beach Kauai
Islander Beach Kauai
Aston Islander On The Beach Kauai, Hawaii - Kapaa

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