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Waipouli Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Strathbogie, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“laid back relaxing getaway”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Kauai has to be the most laid back Island in Hawaii. Everything about this establisment met our expectations.We could not fault the condo in any way. A comfortable bed, very clean, and well maintained. I must be getting old...as to enter the pool area required me to punch in 11 or 12 different numbers for the pool gate to open...thank goodness a couple were exiting whilst I was still fumbling with trying to get the numbers correct. Phew... Next time i will write the code on the back of my hand so as I don't forget. Most of the huge pool is only 3 feet deep... The deepest portion I found was 3.5 feet deep.... So it is great for kids....not so great for adults who can swim.
A supermarket across the road was great...could buy some eats and wine at good prices. Hint.....if going into Safeways join their customer programme.....only takes a couple of minutes. we spent roughly $80 and received a discount of approx $17. There are good restaurants close by as well.The traffic lights to cross the road to get to the supermarket seem to take for ever to go green....never mind we met some lovely people while waiting.
Not having a car was not a disadvantage.....we were picked up and put down here for all our tours and airport transfers
A great establishment. Another good thing...they do not charge the resort fee many other places seem to charge in Hawaii. If we were to come back...we would definitely stay here again.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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GEEnright, General Manager at Waipouli Beach Resort, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Aloha,
The staff & management would like to thank you for taking time out to post this review. We were thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us at the The Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa and we hope to see you back with us soon! We also believe our resort is well equiped, along with being excellently situated in the middle of this gorgeous island!
Gregg Enright
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Very nice condos .Location is very good for exploring the island .There is a Starbucks across the street and Mcdonalds .Groceries seemed cheeper at walmart than the Safeway across the street but it is very convenient.Lots of food choices close ,Oasis restaurant in the resort is very good.Only complaint I would have is that magically the air conditioning quit working last night in our room and our friends room as well,there room was far away from ours,Coincidence?

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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GEEnright, General Manager at Waipouli Beach Resort, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Aloha,
The staff & management would like to thank you for taking time out to post this review. It appears you obivously enjoyed your stay at The Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa and we would expect to have you back wih us soon!
Gregg Enright
Regional Dir.
PS - we will review the central A/C within these units
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

One of the best things we did was rent one of the condos directly from the owner! Great price and beautiful condo! Overall, the grounds and pool of this resort were great! The view of the beach is beautiful and the location is very convenient in Kapaa. Only 10 mins from the airport. We do advise couples who are on their honeymoon NOT to stay at this resort; more for families and kids. If you want a romantic getaway, then we recommend trying another resort.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Cool breezes, waves crashing, a dreamy place with the right location... It is not a hotel, as the condos are individually owned and offered as rentals. Convenient location going north or south. Papaya's health food store was awesome just across the street.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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GEEnright, General Manager at Waipouli Beach Resort, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Aloha,
The staff & management would like to thank you for taking the time out to post this review. You are spot on regarding our location as we are right in the middle of the island, giving easy access to both Princeville & Poipu. We would expect to see you back with us at The Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa real soon!
Gregg Enright
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We rented from Kauai Executive and stayed in A401 it was amazing. Location is very central for us as we enjoyed exploring all areas of the Island. Building being right up front and A401 being Ocean front made for a spectacular stay. Enjoyed amazing sunrises each day from the unit. Left the sliding glass doors open every night, the ocean breeze was so strong I got up to turn off the ceiling fan one night but realized the fan was not even on, I thought that was awesome. Woke up every morning refreshed. Unit was way beyond our expectations, clean comfortable and high end. Resort itself was clean and very well kept. Enjoyed the pool all day long our last 2 days, sand bottom hot tubs felt great. Look forward to returning and staying in same unit.

Room Tip: Ocean front buildings if you can afford if not buildings in the back but ocean side would still be a...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Snohomish, Washington
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We just returned from a family vacation at Waipouli Beach resort. Three generations- 8 adults and 3 small children- all with differing requirements. This place met all of our expectations. We rented two condos from VRBO. The condos were next door to each other. Both condos had two master suites with their own bathrooms and great ocean views looking out over the property.Here is my list of pros and cons:
Pro:
1- great location in the center of island. It is about an hour drive to Hanalei in the north or to Waimea in the south.
2- although the complex is on a busy road and the traffic light is annoying, once inside the complex we could not see or hear the traffic.
3- A small fitness center for the members of our family who required a daily work out.
4- a nice restaurant and bar with "to-go" drink service for the pool
5- a great pool with waterslides- we spent many hours here!
6- excellent facilites for cooking- the kitchens in the rooms were well stocked and there were barbecues on site as well. We ate most of our meals together in the room.
7- we liked not having to carry a room key. The codes seemed long- but were not difficult to remember. Even my 6 year old granddaughter had it down by the 2nd day

Cons:
1- the internet service was unreliable and slow. This was the most irritating thing about the place
2- the rule about no float toys in the pool was disappointing since it was such a lovely pool to relax in- it would have been nice to relax on a lounger.
3- the elevator next to room D406 was very loud and annoying

I probably would not recommend this place for a romantic getaway - it is clearly oriented towards families. We had a great time and plan to return again.

Room Tip: Get the ocean view in Building A, D or H. Try to get a room away from the elevator
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2013

I agree with many of the other reviewers -- the pluses at this property out weigh the negatives.

We rented our 1 bedroom 1.5 bath unit through Costco, which contracted with Outrigger. Only after we arrived and started talking to other guests did we learn that the nicest units were rented through either VRBO, some other service or direct from owners.

Our unit was physically (appliances, cupboards, bathroom) in good shape -- but the furniture was worn out. The couch was saggy, the coffee table and TV stand looked like they were ready to fall over. And there was only one 32 inch TV in the living room, none in the bedroom. There was no overhead light over the eating table and only 2 lamps, one goose neck floor lamp and one table lamp -- with 60 watt bulbs for the entire living - eating area. If you wanted to eat, best before dark. Likewise, 2 bedside table lamps had 60 watt bulbs, making reading difficult.

We should have complained to the manager when we first arrived, but we had lots of fun things scheduled, and frankly we thought the whole resort was rundown. When we learned this wasn't the case, after 3 attempts we finally spoke to the manager. He offered to move us (after 4 days of our 6 day stay we said no). He then told us Outrigger had no control over how the individual owners maintained their units, and that the nicer units we saw were undoubtedly rented direct from owners. After hearing the manager saying over and over there was nothing else he could do, we hung up. The manager called back and sent us a $50 gift certificate to the Oasis on-site restaurant, so our complaint had one redeeming result.

I saw another review that said they had checked the resort out beforehand and decided to rent through VRBO. I wish we had. It is a nice location, but beware which room you get.

Room Tip: Don't get unit G203
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Waipouli Beach Resort
Address: 4-820 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1588
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
#1 Family Hotel in Kapaa
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Waipouli Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 118
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Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort And Spa
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