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“Amazing doesn't even come close!!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Villas at Poipu Kai
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2373 Ho'ohu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Koloa)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
South Jordan, Utah
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing doesn't even come close!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We were totally blown away by this place. We stayed for 4 days in the early summer of 2010 and liked it so much, we just booked the penthouse for 2 weeks for the summer of 2014!! Amazing place with amazing amenities and the people (especially Ann) are great to work with. I can't say enough good about this place. if you are looking for a place to stay in Kauai, don't hesitate or bother looking anywhere else; just book this place. You won't regret it. EVER!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Youngstown, Ohio
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We stayed as a group of 5, 2 couples, 1 single. Unit F210, 3 bed/3bath unit, 2nd floor. Met and far exceeded expectations. We agree with others on the sound from wood floors, but nothing that should discourage you from staying here. There were "echos" of people walking but not everytime when someone walked. Mostly when entering or leaving or when someone would drop a piece of luggage...no worries/don't sweat it. Description Villas website is spot on. Agree pool was on cool side, but we stayed in late March/early April and outside temp was a bit cooler than usual. Again, if you want warm/hot water use the hot tub, if you want to cool down from the warm sun, no issues. Staff was available when needed but usually out of sight by mid-day, this was a good thing, no mowers or trimmers, no cleaning/maintenance carts, just relaxtion. Hope this helps... and Aloha.. John from Ohio

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Rohnert Park, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Stayed in a beautiful second floor 3 bedroom overlooking the pool. The grounds are beautiful and the location is perfect. Only complaint was the pool temperature. Too cold for me, but the children did not seem to care. All in all it is an excellent choice for a family vacation. Walked to the Hyatt every morning with the kids to feed the Koi there..

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

My wife and I returned this year during Spring Break with our three children to what we are now convinced is the one of the greatest properties in Kauai. The building, upkeep and 3 bedrooom villa is spacious, well appointed and wonderful. The location - on the sunny corner of Kauai is perfect for all activities - a short walk to the greatest beach in the world and close to good food and restaurants. The arrangements and management is professional and easy to work with.

It is absolutely the greatest location in paradise. Visit St. Raphael's Catholic Church, the oldest on the island for the best sunrise Mass if one can.

Mahalo.

Room Tip: Top floors (third floors) are quietest but overall every room is great.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Princeton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stayed in the 4 bedroom "penthouse" and loved the roominess, cleanliness and location. Staff could not have been more helpful and the accommodations were superb. When we were in need of beach chairs and an umbrella, the staff purchased new ones the same day for our use. Pool was never to crowded and we were centrally located. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed in poolside villa C210 from March 11-15, 2013. The villa is beautifully decorated - hardwood floors, huge kitchen with granite countertops - tons of space for a family of 4 (kids ages 11 and 14). We loved having a separate bedroom AND bathroom for each kid. Also, having a washer and dryer was a must for a stay at the beach. Like other reviewers stated, we could hear footsteps from the villa above us. However, it was more "background" noise and we did not find it disturbing.
We thought the location was perfect. Shipwreck Beach and the Hyatt is a 5 minute walk on a paved walkway. Brennecke Beach and Poipu Beach are about a 3-5 minute walk in the other direction. Brennecke was great for boogie boarding (used the boogie boards provided by the villas). We saw turtles in the waves on the edge of the beach by the rocks as well. Poipu was calmer and great for snorkeling. There was a turtle very close to shore and we waded out right next to it!
There is a grocery store in Koloa - about a 3 minute drive away. There are also nice restaurants close by in the Poipu shopping area.
One day we drove to Ke'e Beach on the north shore and hiked the 2 mile portion of the Kapalau Trail. It's about a 90 minute drive to Ke'e Beach and well worth it. Stunning views on the hike!
I would definitely recommend the Villas at Kai! Great location, beautifully decorated with conveniences of home, attentive management.

Room Tip: C210 is on the second floor, away from the pool. We were insulated from any pool noise in the eveni...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Great stay. We were in a three bedroom unit on the ground floor. Our unit was beautifully decorated and maintained--a class act all the way. These aren't cheap, but a full (and fully equipped) kitchen giving you the serious option of in-room meals more than made up for that. Full washer and dryer in the room was also a lifesaving and reduced the packing burden substantially for a family of four on a one week trip. There is a nice pool and spa area complete with barbeque grills for guest use. My 11yo LOVED the pool. Importantly, there are beach chairs, sand toys, boogies boards, and (limited) snorkelling equipment available to guests to borrow. This is an important thing when visiting Hawaii. Most folks ending up buying/abandoning cheap equipment or renting beach stuff while in Hawaii, and that ain't cheap. Factor this in when considering costs. We made great use of this little perq.

The Villas back to a nice walking/biking trail that in one directions leads down to Brenneckes Beach/Poipu Beach, and in the other to Shipwreck Beach. Poipu Beach is about a 5-10 minute walk, easy for the kids, and Shipwreck maybe 10-15 minutes. Groceries, great food, all within a 3 mile drive. High speed wireless internet that was actually high speed. Nice patio for coffee in the morning and a glass of wine to watch the sunset. Perfect.

Only fly in the ointment for us was a family of thunderfoots upstairs that seemed to pace the apartment constantly. I would (and will) absolutely stay in these again, but will weigh the risk of noisy upstairs neighbors vs. the schlep up the steps carefully next time.

Room Tip: They will close off bedrooms in the larger units and price the unit lower if they have unrented unit...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 2373 Ho'ohu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu > Koloa
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Poipu
#4 Luxury Hotel in Poipu
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Poipu
#4 Family Hotel in Poipu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Villas at Poipu Kai 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Villas at Poipu Kai is a new boutique resort, situated in the heart of the Poipu Kai Resort. One of the finest properties ever developed on the island, these Poipu vacation rentals include 3-4 bedroom poolside villas and 2-4 bedroom garden villas. The Villas are luxurious throughout, including gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, custom cabinets, and SubZero refrigerators. Completely furnished with decor to compliment the plantation style, the poolside villas offer hardwood and tile flooring, natural stone bathrooms, and expansive lanais that extend the living area outdoors. Mountain, ocean, and pool views enhance the experience. A tropical pool, hot tub and water features are surrounded by island landscaping. Each villa includes central air, a true luxury on the island, and The Villas is the only condo property in Poipu Kai with its own exercise facility. Along the five-minute stroll down the tropical greenbelt, you will pass the Poipu Kai tennis club and pool on your way to famous Kauai beaches. And world class golf is just a two iron away. ... more   less 
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