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Waipouli Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   4-820 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746   |  
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Ranked #1 of 12 hotels in Kapaa
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“Garden View ???”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very mixed review on this resort. We are the type of people that like to do all kinds of research prior to booking a trip and we were looking for a place that had a beautiful view and a good pool to cool down in the heat. After reading the disappointing reviews about the mountain view and all the traffic associated with it we decided to upgrade for the garden view room since the pictures show how impressive it is. We were given room C305. When we arrived , we were in for a shock of this so called garden view. No pool, no garden, just a hedge if you look down with just a parking lot and a construction site on an old motel currently under construction.
We immediately went back to the front desk and thought they made a mistake. We were told that this was indeed their garden view. At this point we told them we were willing to pay the difference in a further upgrade to any other room we were told they were booked solid till nearly the end of our trip.
I do admit that the inner courtyard was beautiful and the interior of the rooms were very nice and roomy. Any issues with things not working were taken care of within the hour. The location was excellent though trying to turn out of the complex especially left can take some time. The furnishings were nicely displayed but you quickly got uncomfortable on the couch.
I am marking this as a three out of 5 only because I would rate the view of this room a 1 but if we had received any of the rooms we thought we were getting of the actual garden that would be a 5. We would definitely return again to this property but next time through the individual owners so I know what I am getting. Just to let you know, any room that faces inwards is counted as an ocean or partial ocean view even if you can't see it.
I am attaching the view we thought we were getting vs the room we actually had.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Went there on our are third night in kauai after trying two other resorts, love this resort! It's newer and centrally located to everything. The grounds are beautiful and the pool is amazing. We stayed in a hotel room which was cheap at one forty nine a night rather than the condo units. The hotel room was great! We were on the first floor and right next to the pool. Had a nice lanai to sit out on and there is a family of orange tabby cats that would visit to share some breakfast each morning. The place is beautiful, well maintained and the oasis Resturant is on the beach at the resort and is excellent. Highly recommend.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed previously at this resort and loved it. We returned with our grown children this past April and were on the 4th floor. Totally different experience...especially traveling with two toddlers. We booked 7 months in advance and would've thought that a ground floor request could've been accommodated. Love the location but would recommend staying on ground floor level if you enjoy sitting outside. The only patios in the 2-bedroom units are off the bedroom and very small. No outside sitting areas that could accommodate our entire party. Also, the dining room table could seat 3 in a two bedroom unit. We couldn't even sit and play cards or games at the table. A little disappointing for our family. Would only stay again if traveling with a group of 4 or less and able to get a ground level unit.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We staid for a week at unit G403 and enjoyed our time there immensely. Great condo, very clean, spacious and nicely appointed, high end appliances, very comfy bed and great jacuzzi bathtub. It really feels like home away from home. Pool area is a lot of fun and Oasis cafe have great food and super cocktails. Too bad we had only one week there, would definitely go back there for longer next time.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This resort is exactly as pictured! We booked the on site restaurant for the reception and it was perfect ! Would definitely recommend, the only thing was housekeeping came only every three days and didn't do a great job....we had a two bedroom ocean front condo.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We were in Kauai for 10 days. The first 5 were spent in a hotel room so we felt a huge relief when we walked into A-304. We had the comforts of home while continuing our honeymoon. The condo faced the ocean. The view was beautiful but unfortunately the beach was quite unswimmable,,,at least safely. Like others, we stayed here so we could be at a balanced location on the island to venture off if we wanted to. The majority of the east side beaches were unattractive to us so we drove to the north shore beaches which were to die for beautiful. The drive in itself was enjoyable for the island scenery so we did not mind. We planned on seeing other island areas anyway. We used the grill every night and did not have an issue getting one (we only located 2 and apparently there are four?,,,not sure about that). We grilled late in the evening. We did not hang out at the pool. Too many kids/teenagers and we were on our honeymoon. We did not use the hot tubs...they appeared to be quite maxed out....with kids. We did not eat at oasis...but I did hear it being recommended quite often while we were out.

The condo had all your basic amenities for cooking/cleaning/laundry/bathing/beach fun etc. I am quite picky when it comes to hotels/condos and I was pleased. We had no access to the front desk for services and there was no housekeeping since this condo was privately owned (we knew this ahead of time already and we were totally cool with it). We were quite acclimated to the island by the time we got to waipouli being that we spent five days on the island already. Kauai is very easy to get around. The condo was very close to the airport and most of the activities we did (luau, zipline, kayak). We ate at Wahooo down the street. Great seafood....very pricey. Lots of shopping nearby. We would probably stay here again for the value and location of this place. P.s. The bed was super comfy!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ashley, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Great location and proximity to the ocean couldn't be much better. The pool is so much fun, even for us "big kids". We had an ocean front room and couldn't have asked for more, hearing the ocean waves all night was perfect. (Of course we left the doors open to hear the waves, if you want peace and quiet it was impressive how quiet the room was with the doors closed) Would highly recommend. It really was like home away from home. Very roomy and comfortable. Would go back in a second.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4-820 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#1 Family Hotel in Kapaa
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Waipouli Beach Resort 4*
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Also Known As:
Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort And Spa
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