Aston Islander on the Beach
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We greatly enjoyed our stay! We loved the spacious condo-like accommodations. The beach was virtually unswimmable for children because of a lack of shoreline and very rough surf. However, the location made it convenient to all of the areas of Kauai.
I agree with most positive and recent reviews. I just love this little place!! quiet, unpretentious, clean....you are on a tropical and less commercialized island and this place captures that feeling. Not too fancy, relaxed...if you are an experienced traveler u will find all of the simple necessities close by all of which is within walking distance. If you are looking for music at the pool and, all-inclusive atmosphere this is not for you. I would think twice if I had small kids. Not reallly a small kid place. Lots of 50+ who are reading, healthy, smart types in Birkenstocks and tshirts, 10-15 min from airport. We stayed for a few nights prior to checking into a timeshare in Princeville. PROS: safe, clean, friendly/helpful staff (Dan the bartender is great, very friendly and knowledgeable about the island); nice grounds, walking distance to stores/restaurants, gorgeous ocean view and beach , pool is small but nice, hot tub is hot, comfortable mattress (king). Small kitchenette. We walked up to Safeway and purchased simple fruits, cooked chicken, prepared salads, crackers/cheese, adult beverages and you also have Lava Lava Club for dining out choice(expensive but pretty good) and Sleeping Giant had really good sandwiches, tacos, wraps. If you don't want to eat in there are options right around the hotel but not a ton and no chain restaurants (which we don't care for anyway) ABC Store across parking lot for liquor/beer, milk, etc. Poolside bar is VERY relaxing and affordable. No price gouging and locals stop by and are very friendly and provide useful island info. Dan the bartender is just a really nice guy and makes an excellent drink! Front desk was helpful and helped us get rooms side by side for extended family. Wi-fi was great....6 of us and no issues whatsoever!! Most places are horrible for wi fi but not here!CONS: kitchenettes are small; be creative with food as not much room/utensils. Gas grills down by pool . We purchased baked chicken, pasta salad and fruit at Safeway ...no cooking necessary ! There is a coffee shop right next to hotel...awesome coffee and open at 6 a.m. Why they do not also sell juice/yogurt/fruit is beyond me because they have a captive audience. They do have muffins but limited quantity.Pool is on the small side but this is not Disney and we were fine with it! We always had chairs (6 of us!!) and ocean is right next to it. Beach is like what you would see on movie Castaway....LOVE IT!!! Completely natural and undeveloped so if. You want chairs and waiter....don't come here. The complex is not a super fancy/shmancy place but very nice and very clean!In short.....WE CANNOT WAIT TO COME BACK!!
Although we had booked our nights at the Aston in advance on Kayak, when we arrived for check-in, they couldn't find us in their system. This was frustrating since we had not choice but to wait around until they fixed it. The rooms themselves are fine, nothing fancy at all. The concierge was helpful.
I'm writing this while sitting on the balcony of our oceanfront room in the Kauai Building. Watching the waves coming up on the beach and seeing the people strolling down the path. Comfortable, clean, hotel-type room with mini-kitchen. Microwave, Keurig with free coffee, small refrigerator, dishes and utensils. Air conditioned, flat screen TV and DVD player. Queen size bed. Coffee shop (with coupons for free coffee), bar lounge, and small restaurant (with good and inexpensive food) on the premises. Many other restaurants and shops, a Safeway, a Foodland, and a Rite Aid all less than a mile away. Front desk staff are pleasant and helpful. Concierge on duty every day. This is the third time we have stayed here, with good reason.
We stayed directly on the beach-and for us this was a saving grace of the room. Dead on views and lulled to sleep by the sound of waves- who cares if it was small and only a service kitchen. But if it were not on the beach, I think I'd pass if it was just one of the garden facing rooms. Still the place has charm, the people are extremely nice, you are right near the wonderful bike trail and we loved the coffee grindery -IMU - simply wonderful, and Trees , a cute music and food place where we had our breakfasts every morning and loved the owner and wait staff0 ,,,, and then Java Java is right next time for drinks and dinner- and great restaurants are a five minute drive. We loved the neighborhood, amenities and spirit of the place. We had a five star experience in a four star place. ( three stars if you are not facing the water)
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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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