First off, after reading the many reviews I thought this was going to be like a little resort with a front desk and a few cottages. This is not that. We stayed in the shipwrecks penthouse. It was amazing. Breathtaking. And had far more than we needed. It was much more like a vacation home rental, though. There was no front desk and we never met the owner or any "staff." This was fine, but just different than expected.
The home is updated with a beautiful kitchen, 2 gorgeous bathrooms and an amazing view of the beach/ocean. I'm pretty sure it was a better view than the guests at the hyatt had and they were next door to us. We were provided with amenities you'd receive at any hotel: shampoo, soap, beach towels, hair dryer, coffee maker. We had to provide our own coffee and cream, but this way we were able to pick the stuff we liked. An added bonus was a washing machine. No one bothered us. We had complete privacy. We could walk to the shipwrecks beach in 5 minutes. We also jogged to the famous poipu beach in about 10 minutes.
It was nice to have a full kitchen everyday to cook breakfast and a fridge for snacks (local salsa was great!). The washing machine was such a pleasant surprise. It makes our work once we're home that much less since we don't have many dirty clothes to take home. There's no maid service, they didn't change our sheets once in the 5 days, but that's not a big deal to us. They provided us with plenty of towels so we had 3 per person for the 5 days. We also supposedly had a resort pool for 2. We never found the pool, but the ocean was our pool, so not a huge deal. Walking distance to the hyatt and their beautiful grounds/restaurants was a definite plus. There was no a/c in our unit, which made me nervous, but the temp in unit was perfect if you had the windows open. It was not hot at all.
We traveled as far north as Hanalei and as far west as Hanneppee, and it seems to us Poipu is the best location as far as swim-able beaches, sunrises and restaurants are concerned. We will stay in poipu again for our next trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Poipu Kauai luxury oceanfront properties with emphasis on privacy and service. Coastline Cottages is the perfect choice for honeymoons, romantic getaways, and for those who just want to escape life's hectic pace to relax and recharge. Impeccably clean, fine beds and linens: Standard. Grocery shopping for Arrival, In-Cottage Massage Therapy and Private Chef Service: Optional. Locally owned and operated since 1996. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Coastline Cottages Hotel Poipu
- Coastline Cottages Kauai Poipu, Hawaii