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Ojai, California
Reviewed 1 December 2016

If you want to spend a lot of money and be with hundreds at a hotel then this is not for you. If you want to spend less, get a huge suite right on the water then this place is for you. Ok, no room service. Not much in the line of TV. No movie rentals. But the rest is...

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WhalersCoveGM, Manager at Whalers Cove Resort, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo! You said it right, we are a very small resort with very big condos! Its so peaceful here this morning I had to run around and take pictures. I appreciate your comment about TV/Movies, we are trying to find a resource to supply movies but haven't found one yet. Perhaps bring your movies with you, we'd love...

New Jersey
Reviewed 25 November 2016

After spending six nights at a large hotel in Oahu (which was nice in it's own way), we were happy to drop our bags at Whaler's Cove. These are condo units, so the resort has a more intimate, romantic feel. Our two bedroom condo was spacious, clean, comfortable, and beautiful. We were amazed at how large our balcony was, which...

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WhalersCoveGM, Manager at Whalers Cove Resort, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We are so glad you enjoyed it. Reminder Sunsets on the ocean are in the winter months, and our Sunrises are quite spectacular too. Had to run out and take photos this morning. Hope you will come back and stay with us!

Fremont, California
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was a great location for our family. We stayed in Unit 223 and thought the furnishings were clean and beautiful. The kitchen has been updated and the decor was lovely. The bathroom and beds were outdated but it was overall a great unit. And the view was amazing! We loved how close we were to the ocean and enjoyed...

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WhalersCoveGM, Manager at Whalers Cove Resort, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo for taking the time to tell others about us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Condo 223 has bathroom remodels on the horizon so stay in touch and we hope you will come back to see us! Much Aloha!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This is a private condo. There's a front desk no room service. This 2 bedroom condo is a great size and is in a great location. It's a little older style , could with an update but still great. We were on honeymoon and only the 2 of us staying , we loved the extra space. Although we were told...

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WhalersCoveGM, Manager at Whalers Cove Resort, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo for taking the time to review us! We are so proud the turtles love to hang out here! Your comments are very important to us so I will pass them along to the owner. Hope you will come back to stay with us! A hui hou!

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed 1 week in unit 124. Fabulous oceanfront view from liv rm and master bedroom. Updated bathroom was great. Furnishings were comfortable but dated.kitchen lacked some utensils and was dated. Some things were not working but when called were responded to fairly quickly. Maid service was appreciated and enjoyed helpful suggestions from Kelly.Would stay again but would like more info...

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WhalersCoveGM, Manager at Whalers Cove Resort, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo for taking the time to tell us about your vacation with us. I wish I had known you needed something in the kitchen. We keep quite an inventory in the office and we are also willing to go out and get just about anything you want. We'd be happy to tell you about any of our condos,...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous, enormous condo right on the ocean. A perfect place to watch the sunrise and sunset and keep an eye out for Dolphins in the water. We wanted to stay right on the ocean front without the resort experience so I booked Whalers Cove. Really delighted we stayed here, the team were lovely. I knew we would be late arriving...

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WhalersCoveGM, Manager at Whalers Cove Resort, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo for taking the time to talk about us. You are correct, each condo is individually owned so the decor is unique to each. If you would like to return, we'd ba happy to show you photos of the other condos. Be sure to book directly with the front desk to make sure you have a manager on...

Banff National Park, Canada
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Apartment 125 at Whalers Cove. It was very well appointed and stylish with beautiful timber (Koa) doors and floors and marble. The apartment was quite large with a huge bathroom. It was very clean and well looked after. The resort is also well looked after with beautiful gardens. The apartment was overlooking the water and you could...

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WhalersCoveGM, Manager at Whalers Cove Resort, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo! It's very nice of you to take time to write about us! I will be sure to pass along your comments to the owner of condo 125 Looking forward to your return! A hui hou! Marianne

Deerfield Beach, Florida
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Once again Whalers Cove proves to us the perfect place to stay on Kauai. Room 233 was beautifully decorated & so comfortable making every morning tranquil & relaxing & every night a treat to come home to. The view is breathtaking & peaceful. Beautiful, majestic sea turtles share their home with you, just look out & you will see them...

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WhalersCoveGM, Manager at Whalers Cove Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo Nui Loa! I am sure the turtles miss you as much as we do! You are always welcome back at Whalers Cove. I will pass your comments onto the owner of condo 233! A hui you!

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Just returned from a week at this fantastic condo. We loved room 233, it is simply beautiful, granite in kitchen and baths, lovely tile throughout lower level, rich wood cabinetry, oceanfront sweeping views of the Pacific from lanai, master bedroom and shower, so tastefully decorated. I was worried about booking a condo sight unseen as I am very picky...all my...

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WhalersCoveGM, Manager at Whalers Cove Resort, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo! Your descriptive comments are welcomed. Our staff work very hard to make sure your vacation is all you expected. I will certainly let Alexsis know you appreciate her. We absolutely look forward to your return. A hui hou!

Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was my third visit to Whalers Cove and I can't recommend it enough. The rooms are huge, the double showerhead was cool. You can see sea turtles and amazing sunsets. In the morning you can go down and snorkel with the turtles right outside the property. And in the mornings, if you get lucky, you can see dolphins swim...

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WhalersCoveGM, Manager at Whalers Cove Resort, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo! We love our Marathon-ers! The Kauai Marathon is such a wonderful event, and we try to support it as much as we can. Glad you got a chance to see the lovely dolphins! That is my favorite! Come again, and A Hui Hou!

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“All units are on the water. We asked to be away from the pool, but the pool was very quiet.”
MMSMequonWI, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Confirm Unit # and request Photos. All units aren't luxury quality.”
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Bimmer29, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 223 offered great privacy and views. It was quiet and beautiful.”
mitgon, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 233 is gorgeous. Building 2 gets more shade.”
fishm0m, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms are ocean view/ocean front. Definitely would suggest a 2nd/3rd floor option.”
ballgang, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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