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Waipouli Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

Pro's: great location as Safeway, Foodland, Starbucks, ABC stores were right across the street. Easy access to both North and South Island attractions as your right in the
Middle being on the East shore. Condos r beautiful and large in size with sub-zero appliances and granite countertops. Great pool with 2 small water slides (mostly for younger
Kids 10 and below), 3 hot tubes. Condo buildings A and H are closest to the ocean. Have copied the URL that gives u the plan map and where rooms r located. Note some rooms do face the parking lot.
www.waipoulibeachresortcondos.com/waipouli-beach-resort-site-plans/
We Went to vrbo for great owner direct prices on condos.

Con's: the beach is not swimable d/t rocks/corral/strong current. Which wasn't a big deal to us as we always Venture to find new beaches everyday, but for some people that might b a big negative.

It took us a few days of asking around and trial and error as this was our first time on the island but found these areas to b the best. Hope this helps u if your heading to the beautiful island of Kauai :)

Attractions we loved:
Napoli coast trail/hike. Ranges from 2, 4, 8 Miles each way. Views r amazing! First 1.5 Miles r steep and rocky. My 7 year old Daughter did just fine with 4 Miles round trip.

Beaches: best snorkeling beaches were east side of Lawai and East side of Poipu (South). Tunnels beach is suppose to b very good but not during Winter months as surf is too rough, which it was for us.
Boogie boarding beaches: North side of Kealia (East) and Brennecke ( South).
Best little kid beaches: Lydgate and Kalapki.
Highly recommend Tubing down the old sugarcane canals. Going through the tunnels was awesome. My kids 13,12 and 7 loved it.
Lastly, U Have to drive and see the Waimea canyon. A must see!!!

there is So much More but we only had a week here. Enjoy :)

Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed in Unit 404. It was a nice unit, and the resort looked exactly like the pictures. The location is great. It's walking distance to a shopping complex across the street, and many nice restaurants and other stores. You can drive to the north of the island or south in about 1/2 an hour or so. The beach was nice to walk along, but not good for swimming. The biggest downside about the resort was that the swimming pool was so cold, I could not swim in it. I heard virtually every other guest complain about how cold the water was as well. We stopped by the Westin for lunch and felt the water in their pool, and it was nice and warm. The other downside was that you had to memorize an 11 digit code to get into the poo, and a 6 digit code for your room. There is no pool side service, and the restaurant on site is not open for breakfast.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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GEEnright, General Manager at Waipouli Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Aloha,
The staff and I are thrilled you enjoyed you stay with us and we hope to see you back again soon! Happy Holidays. As for the pool, it is heated at 80 degrees although some days it may not feel as such due to the air temperture. I will discusss this with the AOAO GM.
Mahalo
Gregg Enright

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Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

This was by far one of the nicest places I have stayed. The pool was a blast and the multiple sand bottom jacuzzi tubs were very neat I love how it's designed to look like lava rock around all of it. The 5 or 6 waterfalls in the pool are a nice touch. Also around the winding pool area having multiple gas grills made it a lot of fun to hang out and bbq. Very friendly and attentive staff, our air wasn't working and there was someone there within 5 minutes and was immediately rectified. If you have the extra time while there I recommend taking advantage of the spa and get a massage its a big help if you are going to be taking a flight from the east coast. Concierge service is very helpful and friendly as well. We had heard some people saying watch out for the room you get because the view could suck however we got a room facing the mountains nor the ocean and both my wife and I loved the beautiful mountains! GREAT RESORT STAY HERE ITS MORE THAN WORTH YOUR MONEY.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We rented a 2 bedroom/3 bathroom ocean front condo for 9 days in September. This (by far) was the most amazing condo we have ever stayed in. It was spotless, the appliances were all high end and the unit was very comfortable to stay in. I would highly recommend the Waipouli Beach Resort to anyone.

Room Tip: The ocean front room was well worth the extra money. Could sit on the lanai every morning drinking...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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GEEnright, General Manager at Waipouli Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Aloha,
The staff and I truly appreciate you taking time out to post such a wonderful review. We hope to see you back with us real soon!
Happy Holidays.
Gregg Enright

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Outrigger at Waipouli Beach is a nicely outfitted group of condos with all-purpose swimming pools. However, and this is important, during our week-long stay, the air conditioning failed on 3 occasions, the repair staff failed to repair the AC on those 3 occasions, and the front-desk management was inattentive, and unresponsive to our requests for proper consideration. It's sad that this management negligence would stain our otherwise pleasant memories of the Outrigger.

Room Tip: Careful of A/C breakdowns!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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GEEnright, Owner at Waipouli Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Aloha,
I was disappointed to read your review and would like to apologize for the inconvenience and the poor interaction with our employee. This is a little unusual as we are used to hearing just the opposite when it comes to our front desk staff. You may have been informed we (Outrigger) do not control the A/C repaires, as these are the association responsibility. I am not making excusses for either situation, I just know the lack of control can be frustrating for our staff. I will also state that the association is usually excellent at responding to these situations. I certainly hope this has not turned you away from Kauai and/or Outrigger in the future, as our goal truly is to deleiver a memorable experience.
We all hope to have you visit us again, and if you do please contact me ahead of time to assist you with your stay.
Mahalo
Gregg Enright

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stayed in the King Waupouli condo A107 for one week in October. The Condo was perfect for our family of 4. The condo interior is beautiful. The woodwork is rich and the appliances are top shelf. Our unit was a corner unit which gave us 2 shays lounges. We loved sitting in the lounges having an evening drink. Every night we slept with the sliding glass doors open so we could hear the ocean.
Much has been written about the pool and it is very nice (I could see how it could get a little crowded with kids if you visited during a school holiday)
The condo also included beach chairs and boggie boards which we took with us to the beaches.
The location of the Waupouli Resort is perfect. Half way between the beauty of the north shore and the predictably Sunny beaches of Poipu. I personally love the north shore but if you are only in Kauai for 7 days you have to guard against rainy days which are much more frequent in the north. Waupouli which is in Kapaa lets you go either way based on the days weather. There are also plenty of reasonably priced (for Hawaii) restaurants within a short drive.
We rented the condo through Kauai Exclusive. They we very easy to deal with. While in Kauai we worked most closely with Patrick. He really helped us out getting me into the condo ahead of check in time and then day of departure since our flight didn't leave until 8 PM making arrangements for us to park our bags and change in another room. They really made us feel they were there to help us out.

Room Tip: Use the Waupouli site map to locate the direct ocean front condos. They are worth it.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

I'm not quite sure why this condo complex is listed in the hotel section, when really it belongs in "other lodgings". We reserved our room through a travel agent for three nights and were unaware that it really isn't a hotel. We checked in at a reservations desk that is located in an area/office off of the lobby. (Which happened to be pleasantly air conditioned, whereas the rest of the public areas are not, making for a hot sweaty trek to and from our "room"). We were then told that we would NOT have our room serviced daily unless we wanted to pay something like $40 per day extra. And we HAD to pay a $40 'fee' to service/clean the room when we checked out! So, NO freshly made-up bed, NO fresh towels, (try using the same 4 towels for three days when there was no way to get them dry between showers), garbage cans were not emptied, no ice machine, no room service, nothing. We had 'a problem' with the first "hotel room" they give us, so trekked back to check-in area, only to be told that we had few options due the fact that they only had 6 "hotel rooms", total. TOTAL. Eh? AND they only had one other "room" available. We checked it out, and took it. If we could have, at this point checked out, we would have, but we were in the middle of our trip and decided to grin and bear it. Never again. We surmise that the "room" we had is privately owned and an investment property. The air conditioning is rigged to a motion detector that automatically shuts off the air when one leaves, meaning the room is hot and stuffy when one returns. And while one is asleep, shuts off due to lack of motion making for a very unpleasant nights sleep. Although the bed was so uncomfortable to begin with, it's amazing we got any sleep at all. The "room" contains a fairly large closet that contains the A/C unit and a full size water heater. The room was pleasantly decorated, but fairly small. Bathroom was quite large but had no tub, only a shower with a very small showerhead with very weak water pressure, and very poor lighting. The "key" system, as mentioned in previous reviews is a mess and rapidly grows tiresome. We didn't use the pool or eat/drink at Oasis as on checking them out we didn't care to subject ourselves to any of it. I would not recommend this property, it is NOT a hotel.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#1 Family Hotel in Kapaa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
Price Range: $244 - $552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waipouli Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 118
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Also Known As:
Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort And Spa
Outrigger Waipouli Beach Hotel Kapaa
Outrigger Kapaa
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