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Poipu Shores Resort
Ranked #16 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

We have been to Poipu many times, and you can not find a better location than Poipu Shores. Yes, the furnishings in our condo were not five stars, maybe three stars. The kitchen dishwasher conflicts with the stove, and you need to put down the door to the stove to be able to open the dishwasher wide enough to take dishes in and out. This issue might be fixed with a stove that had a latch rather than a big handle. However, the kitchen was otherwise well equipped. Our cook gave the barbecues five stars for being kept "immaculate" on a daily basis. On our second day of a ten day stay, New Year's Eve, our refrigerator quit with lots of food and beverages from Costco inside. Management responded within an hour and let us move our food to a fridge in a nearby empty unit, and then replaced the fridge with a used working one when we were at the beach. We found if you had a need and communicated it to housekeeping or management, they did their best to accommodate. For a small but welcomed update, we suggest that lamps associated with a switched outlet be added to the bedrooms, and the lamp in the living room be replaced. Also, batteries should be replaced in the smoke detectors.

What makes this condo so very special is its view and location, and we find it value for our dollar. We vacationed in early January, and we watched wonderful sunsets and Humpback whales spout, breach and flap their tails on a daily basis from our lanai. Green seat turtles can also be seen everyday from the lanai. A family can walk toddlers or stroll baby carriers to the nearby Poipu Beach, and you can walk to nearby restaurants. Management is friendly and accommodating, a must for a great vacation, which we had at Poipu Shores.

Room Tip: We were in unit 301 B, and if you don't have to have luxury and can put up with a few issues, th...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

Thank you for writing a review concerning your latest visit to Poipu Shores by Castle Resorts. It was unfortunate that your refrigerator broke but unexpected things like that happen even in paradise. I'm glad that didn't put a damper on your visit and we hope I hope we see you again in the near future. Mahalo from the entire staff.

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Reviewed December 16, 2013

I am easily giving the Poipu Shores five stars even though it is not a five star accommodation. But the location is ten star and the accommodations were very good! Our room overlooked the beautiful pool and the inlet where we watched Green Sea Turtles every day. We also saw Humpback Whales, Monk Seas and Spinner Dolphins from our deck. The rooms were adequate size, clean, comfortable but not fancy. The kitchen was very well equipped, housekeeping brought fresh towels and took out garbage twice during the week. Easy walking distance to a nice beach where we could snorkel and boogie board or just relax on the beach. There are couple of restaurant within walking distance or an easy drive to more. The front desk staff were very helpful, suggesting among other things, a near by farmer market where we bought lovely fruits and vegetables. Also included is free Wi Fi and free parking. A very nice place to stay. We are ready to go again next year.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Fred S
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2014

Mahalo for choosing Poipu Shores thru Castle Resorts for your stay here in paradise. It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your stay on the island and at our resort. Kauai has a lot to offer and being right on the ocean adds to the excitement. We hope to see you again in the near future. .

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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Wife and I stayed the week of Thanksgiving 2013, Saturday before to Sunday after, and what a great place to stay. The view, the sound of the waves, the turtles below, we even saw a whale breech in the distance one morning, the pool, the grounds... all were just great. The furnishings, amenities and general ambiance were top notch. Patricia did one heck of a job accommodating us and I would highly recommend this condo for couples...

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

Thank you for writing a review of your most recent stay and we sincerely hope you choose Poipu Shores for your next trip to the Garden Isle.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

What can you say about Ocean-front accommodations in Poipu! Starting with a morning cup of Jo on the Lanai, sea turtles dancing in the surf below, waves of all personalities crashing the shore, ending with stunning sunsets peering through the coast lined Palm. I'd say $285 fit the bill. If that is your bucket list for a perfect vacation then Poipu Shores B 202 is your perfect destination! HOWEVER, we would have loved a functioning washer/dryer, functioning ice maker for our adult beverages, air conditioning, a functioning screen door and prior guests who checked out before 3:30 pm. A bit awkward meeting new people like that. I give the condo a 5/10. I give everything else a 10/10!!!! Won't be back but recommend this complex to most our Ohana.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to write a review. You experienced a visit which is not a true representation of the property. Some units such as the one you rented are privately rented and have a different degree of maintenance than others on the property. Next time, feel free to go to poipushorescondominiums.com and trust you will have a better experience with Castle Resorts.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Poipu Shores is an ocean front facility of condos on Kauai's south shore in Poipu. Most units are two bedroom and the condos are individually owned. The draw of Poipu Shores is the ocean view. All condos are ocean front and sit on a small bluff feet from the ocean. Occasionally a guest will complain that they can't hear their TV because of the sound of the ocean. Get a life people. Poipu Shores has a lovely pool and pool/beach towels are available from the office. There are also gas grills throughout the property. So it is convenient to eat in or out with many restaurants close by. We buy our groceries at the Big Save in Koloa. The management at Poipu Shores is efficient and gracious. Castle Resorts manages the condos, but some are rented directly by the owners. We have used Castle for the past fifteen years and have never been disappointed. Poipu Shores remains our first choice for lodging at Poipu.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

Aloha and Mahalo for taking the time to write a review. of your recent visit. We appreciate your feed back and comments about your stay with us. We sincerely hope you come back to visit us again and anything we can do to improve your stay, fee free to ask. Mahalo again.

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Reviewed August 24, 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
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about Poipu Shores Resort

Address: 1775 Pee Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9718
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
Price Range: $317 - $621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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