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“Loved it! Going back again next January.” 5 of 5 stars
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Castle Lanikai Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   390 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746   |  
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Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Kapaa
Union City, California, USA
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Loved it! Going back again next January.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

This condo complex is very clean, quiet and right on the water. The gardens are full of bright tropical flowers and well kept grounds. Beautiful view of the ocean from the large lanai. The property manager, Helen, is very nice and accomodating. Our family stayed in unit #222. It has two master bedrooms each with it's own restroom. Plus a washer and dryer made it very nice, since we could pack lightly and do a load or two of laundry while we were there. (No messing with 'checked on' luggage at the airport.) You can tell the interior of this unit has been recently updated, including nice new furniture. The heated pool on-looking the ocean was a nice added bonus. Fully stocked full size kitchen. Really tasty restaurants nearby if you don't feel like cooking. Loved our stay. We're already booking our return vacation for next January.

Room Tip: Found this great 2 master b/r condo on VRBO#333625
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
CA
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

I stayed at the Lanikai Condos with my husband, sister, brother-in-law and 18 month old niece in Feb 2011. This condo and complex is beautiful! It has gorgeous paved walkways from the parking lot to the condos to the pool and beach. The landscaping is very well kept, tropical and luscious with a peaceful and quaint atmosphere. It is a gated resort in a safe location.

The pool area is an awesome extra getaway. There are tables with umbrellas to relax under when not enjoying the heated water, lounge chairs that give an infinity-edge look into the ocean, and a shower & foot faucet to rinse off at after walking on the beach. It is fully gated with access to the complex or beach.

The beach is a private cove with a unique wading pool for kids and shallow sand bar with neat marine life.

The Resort is close to so many things to do; only a 25 minute drive to North Shore and South Shore, walking distance to the Coconut Marketplace, 5 minute drive to the Grocery store and 10 minute drive to downtown Kapaa.

We can't wait to go back!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Modesto, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

Staying at LaniKai was a wonderful choice for our family! We rented a 2 bedroom condo that had an ocean view. The pool was warm and always inviting! The grounds were beautiful and peaceful. We will definilty be back!!

Room Tip: We rented our condo off VRBO #333625!
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2006

We stayed at the Lanikai from Sept 27 to the 3rd of Oct. Our first room was very nice, good ocean view, but... there was construction going on across the street which started at 2 in the morning!!! Needless to say we had to change our room. The gal in the office was very nice, and we were able to change rooms the next day, we had another nite of noise though. The new room was really nice.

One word of caution for families with young kids - we have 3, there is a "quiet period" from 10 pm to 8 am. Our kids got up at 6 and it was hard to keep them quite enough. Also no feeding the birds. The beach is not that big and the ocean is not really good for kids since there are a lot of rocks. In the morning and afternoon however, when the surf is calm, there is a wall that protects the beach from the waves and the kids swam in the pool that was created by the water. We didn't ues the boulder enclosed "pool". It was a five minute walk to shops ice cream and shave ice which was nice. I wouldn't recommend the places to eat. We tried two and they were not good. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would return. I would recommend a bottom floor unit if you have kids, we found it was stressful trying to keep ours that quiet, they have no insulation between floors.

  • Liked — the view
  • Disliked — the quiet period
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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San Francisco
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2006

The best vacation ever!!! The units were beautiful, clean, and well equipped. The view and the ocean breeze were also a wonderful plus point. Service was awesome. Housekeeping would stop by everyday to replace towels, make the beds, and sweep the floor.
The swimming pool was clean. Restaurants and stores were two minutes away. I definitely recommend this resort for all families. Although it may be expensive, it's definitely worth it.

  • Liked — The location and the view.
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2005

Very nice choice of the limited selections in Kapaa. We have been there 5 visits and have stayed and Lanikai for two (Kauai Beach Villas, Hanalei Bay Resort x 2). Nice staff (we love Cindy), quiet spot, nice beach for Kapaa. The year-round residents weren't too friendly to tourists but don't know if I would be either. It's a long climb to the 3rd level rooms, no elevator, no baggage assistance but they have the best view.

Most rooms aren't air conditioned, 132 is (window unit in bedroom). Awesome view, great location. Hard to go wrong but I would not be happy if they had switched properties as this is the better of the two.

  • Stayed July 2003
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2005

we just got back from a 4 nite stay at the LANIKAI ,and it went perfectly. i know somtimes things go wrong for some people but we were given a second floor room that was newly decorated and spotlessly clean. the ladies at the front desk were excellent they were friendly and helpful in all aspects of our stay. the property is 18 units and only 7 are available for rental. the ajoining property the lae nani is alittle larger but just as beautiful and if there was an over booking problem i would have been happy there also.the property location was outstanding and the views spectacular. i would recommend this property to anybody looking for a small resort centrally located with a nice small beach .

  • Stayed April 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Castle Lanikai Resort

Address: 390 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Castle Lanikai Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 315
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