I see not much has changed since someone gave the bad review back in Nov. 2011. Great location. View is wonderful. We were in unit 207 presidential, 2 bdrm, 2 bth. We had an unconstructed view of the ocean & pool. Unfortunately we also got all the noise from the pool as well. Being as there's no AC, you can't close the windows/ doors to drown out the noise. Not much privacy either for that same reason. We requested to be moved to a quieter area; was told the manager would contact us but she never did; so we just sucked it up. Noise level did go down a lot after the weekend. The unit was very spacious. Plenty of room for our family of 4. Appreciated the two double beds in the guest room with private bath. There is NO AC in these units. There are ceiling fans, and one portable fan. We asked for another fan & they gave us one promptly. I don't think we would have made it without those...it got very hot inside, especially when cooking. Our unit also got the evening sun through a window near the ceiling that had no covering on it....no way to block out the sun. We had to sleep with all windows/patio doors open...which wasn't a problem until about 5 am. That's when the birds & chickens think its time for you to wake up. Again, we could close the doors/ windows but then you close off your airflow as well.
If you are a Wyndham owner, you have access to beach stuff at the front office. Chairs, boogie boards, sand toys etc. That was a nice surprise. Unfortunately, if you are a Wyndham owner you also get no housekeeping unless you are here for two weeks. We were told at check in that we would have mid week service only to be called at midweek to tell us that was not the case.
Lastly, ANTS. You will have to deal with them. I say that because no amount of spraying will rid them. It would have been so nice if we were told this ahead of time...we could of at least saved some of our expensive food. We had to throw out an entire box of cereal because in one night the ants invaded it. We called the office only to hear "yeah, that's island living. There should be a can of spray in the cupboard....there's not much else you can do". (Note: when we arrived our first day there was a note on door stating that pest control had serviced the units that day....so maybe they really are super ants that you can't do anything about) regardless, the ants are here to stay, and everyone else is just a visitor in their world. There are a few airtight containers in the kitchen that could be used to keep foods safe. Wish we'd known ahead of time.
All in all, this resort is not the worst, not the best. We had a great time on Kauai regardless....we just got in the mindset that this was island living.
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