Aston Islander on the Beach
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This was a great place to stay. We rented an oceanfront condo through airbnb so did not get the entire experience. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and well maintained. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, they obviously love their jobs. The views were stunning, we stayed ocean front and had a private lani that was a great place to have breakfast each morning. Great food and shopping near by with lava lava next door and the coconut shopping area behind the hotel.
I was really pleased with this place. It was clean; had all the essentials - glasses, bowls, flatware, wine bottle opener, frig, microwave - even a mini Keurig; bed was comfortable. It was ocean front, third floor, and had a perfect deck with chairs and table for enjoying the view of the beach and ocean. The pool was a perfect temp - a little cooler than bath water. As others have said, it's not a resort, but it did have a pool bar - which was one thing we were looking for so that we could experience the umbrella drinks by the pool. They even had happy hour, but Hawaiian happy hour is 2 hours earlier than the mainland - 4-6pm. Luckily, they didn't close the pool down early too. I've been in some resorts where the pool closes at 9:00. But theirs is open until 10. The beach itself is not the most swimmer friendly. The waves roll in constantly, and there is a big drop-off. But it is picturesque and conducive to walking thru the shallow waves along the stretch of beach. The Aston is very close to shops and restaurants, and there is an organic coffee shop right next door and a cool beachfront bar/restaurant - Lava Lava - a few steps from the Aston property. The price was right too, compared to other condos/hotels on the island. I have only one complaint. Our room was not ready at check-in time, and we had been waiting for 2 hours. They were predicting another hour wait-time. And the staff (especially the manager) did not seem apologetic. Their excuse was that they were completely booked. Although, no one else was trying to check in. We pushed back a little and our room miraculously became available within 15 minutes. The staff, in general, was not customer service oriented - except for the bartender - he was very friendly. Could be that we were only staying 2 nights, until our house on the other side of the island was available to check in. Despite the less-than customer service, I'd stay there again and recommend it to others because this was only a minor blip in the scheme of things.
The hotel is a bit dated but it's clean and comfortable. The bed and pillows are just soft enough. The best part about this is the proximity to the ocean. It's magnificent to wake up and see the sun rise over the water, there are few sights as tranquil. And it's absolutely delightful to fall asleep listening to the sound of the waves crash the shore. The room had a microwave and a mini frig so you can pack lunches before you hit the beach, which I think is very convenient. The price is so cheap for what you get - this is a great value!
The condo we stayed in was close to everything we needed, including a secluded beach, live music bar, coffee shop, supermarket and an excellent lunch place. Has a pool and also a BBQ grill for any parties. Perfect for a quiet evening as well.
For start let me just say I hate to do a negative review on a place with great service. Service from the staff was great and they love their job. I say it as I see it as a person that travels all the time and am trying to go to at least 15 places here in Kauai. The grounds are relaxing and there are numerous places to eat and drink nearby. The first night we went to the bar pool and they had a few beers to offer. Was told that the beer shipment never showed up. So had to move off property to drink. My room a/c was not working so I called it in to the front and they put in the work order. Later that night came back and was told nobody showed up to fox it. Not the staffs fault and they did what they could to make it right. The following night they moved me to a new room. The rooms are ok. The management could let the house keepers clean each room for a few days. To hard to clean a room properly with a quick turn. So I guess what is a big down turn for me in a resort or anyplace I pay for to stay at is when the toilet seat has had so many people sit on it the screws are starting to wear through. If the management can't spend $20 on a toilet seat then it's not a place I will go back to. Go ahead book a night and sit down and think about if that's where you want to be. Until next time. Safe travels
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Aston Islander on the BeachLihue,United States
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440 Aleka Place, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1420
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