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“Better options in Poipu” 3 of 5 stars
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Poipu Shores Resort
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   1775 Pe'e Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756   |  
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Ranked #14 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Better options in Poipu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The views are great, but agree with other reviewers that rooms are a little iffy. There are so many options in Poipu, I think we will do a resort next time. The pool at this condo complex is nice and it's great to have a washer/dryer and all your beach gear. But, parking is tight, we didn't have AC and all in all, I think our family wanted more resort activities/amenities.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your comments. I'm sorry you find the unit not up to your satisfaction. I'm unaware which unit you stayed in and whether it was one managed by Castle Resorts as some are not. Castle strives for cleanliness in our units and provide housekeeping to ensure it remains clean during your stay. Unfortunately we like most condominium complexes in Poipu, do not have air conditioning and rely on ceiling fans and trade winds to maintain the temperature. We hope you continue to visit Kauai and find accommodations that suit your needs. Mahalo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This place really makes its money off of the view. The views are spectacular, but the rooms are iffy. The furniture is tacky and the whole facility is dirty and very grungy. There are no tennis courts, gym, etc. The pool is pretty nice. If you're more about the view, go for it. Otherwise, I would try something else.

Room Tip: #404A has tacky furniture but great view
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to give us our comments. Unfortunately the unit you stayed in was not managed by Castle Resorts so we do not control the condition of that particular unit. If you go to poipushorescondominiums.com you can view all our units if you decide to return. Mahalo .
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We are two couples in our late forties and early fifties. We are widely traveled and enjoy very nice accomodations.

We stayed at Poipu Shores 103A. We have mixed feelings on the lodging.
First, the great parts – the view the waves are crashing onto the rocks literally right below the condo. So the views and the sounds are just awesome. There were fresh flowers to greet us and champagne – both very nice. The condo also had lots of beach necessities - like chairs, mats, umbrellas, boogie boards. The condo also had a very well equipped kitchen.

Now, what leads to our mixed feelings. The second bedroom was just plain awful. Before we arrived my husband and I volunteered for that room as only the master has view and we have been to Hawaii many times and our friends had never been. However, there was such a disparity in quality – beyond the view - the second bedroom was so awful -- they offered to switch halfway through. So, I guess, if you rented this unit and didn’t use that second bedroom it would be fine and wonderful but I would recommend that the second bedroom to no one! The issues: The smell – it is very, very musty and unpleasant and we could not get rid of the odor – the rest of the unit was just fine – no musty odor. The pictures are accurate, but the room in very small and too small for the king bed. So there was no place for two suitcases and no room in closet or drawers to unpack so my husband’s suit case was in the living room. Ventilation is a problem – we slept each night with the ceiling fan on high and another room fan on high. There are windows we kept open but at night we had to pull the shade thus blocking the breeze b/c the room is right on the walkway and we would lose privacy and the outside light was way to bright with shade not drawn. Some of the outlets don’t work and it was only after the electrician came and said he couldn’t fix it that we found a power strip someone had left to make do with the outlet problem. Minor annoyance – two bedside tables but only one lamp. It got us down sleeping in that room and I certainly was congested from all of the musty smell.

So I say pick this unit if you don’t need the second bedroom. The views are truly amazing.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Mahalo for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry you found dissatisfaction in your unit. I hope you will still return to our property in the future. There are several companies that offer units at Poipu Shores and we hope you will investigate all in selecting your next unit.
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Grafton, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We had an awesome week last week at Poipu Shores. Room 405A was everything we hoped for and more. It has been beautifully updated and is stocked with everything you need. But the best part is the lanai. It is so close to the ocean. The waves come crashing in and are quite a sight. It's like fireworks with water. We just couldn't get enough of sitting out there! We also loved watching the sea turtles both from the lanai and from the pool deck. The pool area is also awesome. It is nice and quiet and again the crash of the waves is just so cool. The pool is literally right next to the ocean. Food in Kauai is very expensive. It was great having a kitchen so we didn't have to eat out every meal. We highly recommend Poipu Shores if you are coming to Kauai on vacation. Great location too for exploring the rest of the island. Nothing is more than an hour and a half away. We hated to see our week come to an end!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Mahalo for writing a review of your most recent visit to our property. We sincerely hope you choose us for a future vacation on Kauai and experience everything once again.
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Condo 103a is a fanatastic option for your Kauai vacation. The condo is completely stocked and furnished with everything you have in your own home while being just steps away from an incredible view of Kauai's wonderful south shore. This is because you are staying in one of John and Janis' homes. The property owners actually stay in the same properties that you can rent. We stayed in May, and were gifted with perfect weather for the entire week. The condo was clean and decorated like Tommy Bahama's tropical paradise. It had everything you'd need for a week on the beach from boogie boards to a blender. The property pool is amazing, hanging over a cliff of lava rock where waves crash below and mist cools you as you catch Hawaiian rays. We were amazed to see countless sea turtles, spinner dolphins, a humback whale, and even a manta ray while sitting on the patio of the condo. Brennecke beach, Poipu beach, Ship Wreck beach and Sheraton beach are all just a short walk from Poipu Shores. That means you can boogie board, surf, snorkle and swim with turtles in minutes without even driving.The location is absolutely perfect! Thanks again John and Janis for a wonderful week in paradise!

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to write a review of your experience here at Poipu Shores Resort. Your comments allow us to continue to review our services and rooms to make sure they fill your needs. I hope you get the opportunity to return to our shores very soon.
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Broomfield, Colorado
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This was a great condo! John and Janis, of Kauai Beachfront Condos owns this unit. It was just perfect. A couple little issues, but overall a wonderful stay. It has a ocean view, and is away from the noise of a larger condo complexes. Walking distance to Poipu beach and restaurants. Whalers general store and shopping area is also walkable, but a little farther. Room was perfect for my family of four. It came stocked with towels, beach chairs, beach toys, snorkel gear, boogie boards, pool toys, dishes pot and pans etc... Only complaint was the dishwasher broke our first day, and by the time the repair guy showed up, and ordered the part our week was done and we were checking out. So we spent the week washing dishes by hand. Kind of a bummer on vacation. The kids wanted to watch a video, and my son picked one up at the local Walmart to watch, but couldn't get the DVD player to work. No big problem as the room had wifi, so we just loaded a movie on my iPad for a afternoon break out of the sun. Overall, this was a great place. Just be prepared to hear the ocean waves crashing onto the rocks outside. I loved it, took my husband a couple nights to get used to the noise. Lol. My daughter took the front room and complained of the birds waking her up! Really? I told her to enjoy the sound we don't often hear that sound everyday!

  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Mahalo for writing a review of your recent stay at Poipu Shores Resort. Although there were some glitches during your stay I'm glad you still enjoyed your stay and we hope you return in the future.
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Pleasanton, California, Usa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Property in general is nice, the view is amazing BUT....for the price, I expected a nicer unit. The rooms are small, bathrooms and kitchen have not been touched since originally built. Appliances are rusting, there is no dishwasher, the "master bath" has no tub or shower. Second bedroom is so small, with twin beds in it, you can't close the door. An update to make it a true 1 bedroom with a nicer bath is needed. There are other units at the same price that are MUCH nicer.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Aloha and mahalo for writing a review of your most recent visit. We take seriously any comments you make and are happy to report the unit you were staying in was recently sold and is scheduled for changes to the unit. We hope you look at our new website poipucondominiums.com and look at all the units so you can select the one you like.
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Address: 1775 Pe'e Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Poipu Shores Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Poipu Shores is an oceanfront condominium, nestled into Kauai's coastal cliffs near Spouting Horn. Experience spectacular views of powerful waves from each one-, two-, and three-bedroom suite at this hidden gem. An oceanfront pool is perched over the surf, overlooking a Hawaiian green sea turtle sanctuary. ... more   less 
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