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Red Deer, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The resort is quiet - there is no restaurant, lounge or scheduled activities. They try hard to sell you excursions off the resort. The rooms were very disappointing - carpet that was very musty & due to the damp climate, rarely dry. It is very strange that the rooms wouldn't instead have tiled flooring that would allow them to be... More 

1 Thank Eve S
Pittsburgh, PA
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189 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here on ground floor at a condo that was very well stocked. No AC was fine in November - and it's nice because you don't hear AC units running all the time like you typically do. Good location on the island to head south or north - i.e. day exploring. Pool looked nice although we're not really pool... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is central to the north and south of the island resort is nicely kept. Staff were always friendly, cleaning staff extremely nice! The location to Kapaa, a historic funky town was perfect for walking. Beach was swimable. Our unit was dated but clean. We were water front so the patio was nice though the patio furniture was cheap uncomfortable... More 

1 Thank Charla B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a week in early November. The staff was very helpful. Room was ready early. We had a redone room in building G with ocean view. It had a large, well equipped kitchen, great for cooking for a family. Unfortunately, the bedrooms are in the back with windows on the outdoor hallway. Even so, it wasn't too loud at night,... More 

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Yuba City, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 1 bedroom condo. The room was nice and big. It had a musty smell around the couch so we called the front desk and let them know. They sent maintenance out right a way to clean the ac which was above the couch. Smelled better but noticed the couch smelled like urine so another call we made... More 

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Jamestown, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently spent a week at the beautiful Pono Kai Resort. We were totally pleased with the friendly staff and the great accommodations of this resort. The grounds are very well maintained. This resort is currently in the process of remodeling and improving. We could not even tell that there was any construction and remodeling in process.... More 

Thank Mike H
Spokane, Washington
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great location if you want to travel the island as we did. Central to all roads. About the same travel time to the last points in all directions. Everyone was very friendly, happy to talk, good advice. BUT NOT THE FRONT DESK LADIES. Someone must have told them not to smile. I got one to smile for... More 

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Glendora, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff is extremely nice and helpful, and always had a smile on their face, which made me feel welcome. Kapa'a is a heavily populated area so you may come across some "traffic", but it was never backed up too badly during our one week stay. If you're looking for child-friendly beachfront, this is not your resort. It's windy in this... More 

1 Thank Yvonne G
Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was perfect! We stayed in b208 which we found on vrbo and the owner Bryan was amazing! Even provided snorkel gear and beach towels and umbrella with the condo! It was perfect for couples as well as family because of the two rooms and bunk beds for the kids. It's centrally located... More 

Thank Heather C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For our trip to Kauai we wanted to be near a town (in this case Kapa'a), so that narrowed our options for hotels. We chose the Pono Kai mostly for this reason, as we are not very interested in the usual Hawaiian resort hotels (we don't golf, use spas, etc.) The Pono Kai was a great option for us. It... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Pono Kai Resort

Address: 4-1250 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1658
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: £137 - £215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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Also Known As:
Pono Kai Hotel Kapaa
Pono Kai Kapaa
Pono Kai Resort Kauai, Hawaii - Kapaa
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Kapaa
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
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“The 3rd level rooms get a lot of wind that allows more air movement to clear mustiness out the suites.”
 of 5 bubbles 123eves, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor means you can walk right out into the nice courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles TomStax, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“remodeled rooms are much quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeH901, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The wind always blows. Try to get one placed so the breeze blows through your room.”
 of 5 bubbles 924BobW924, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If your unit is owned by VI, forget it.”
  • Lanai of our ground floor unit (E104), partial ocean view (from the lanai).
 of 5 bubbles vibiaron, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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