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Poipu Shores Resort
Ranked #13 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Poipu
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Woodinville
2 reviews
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“All about the view.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 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, travelled as a couple
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this review, 22 October 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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Fairfax, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 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, travelled with family
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this review, 4 October 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 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, travelled with family
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Thank AmyMinnesota
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this review, 4 October 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 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.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this review, 4 October 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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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

We are two couples in our late forties and early fifties. We are widely traveled and enjoy very nice accomodations.

We stayed at Poipu Shores 103A. We have mixed feelings on the lodging.
First, the great parts – the view the waves are crashing onto the rocks literally right below the condo. So the views and the sounds are just awesome. There were fresh flowers to greet us and champagne – both very nice. The condo also had lots of beach necessities - like chairs, mats, umbrellas, boogie boards. The condo also had a very well equipped kitchen.

Now, what leads to our mixed feelings. The second bedroom was just plain awful. Before we arrived my husband and I volunteered for that room as only the master has view and we have been to Hawaii many times and our friends had never been. However, there was such a disparity in quality – beyond the view - the second bedroom was so awful -- they offered to switch halfway through. So, I guess, if you rented this unit and didn’t use that second bedroom it would be fine and wonderful but I would recommend that the second bedroom to no one! The issues: The smell – it is very, very musty and unpleasant and we could not get rid of the odor – the rest of the unit was just fine – no musty odor. The pictures are accurate, but the room in very small and too small for the king bed. So there was no place for two suitcases and no room in closet or drawers to unpack so my husband’s suit case was in the living room. Ventilation is a problem – we slept each night with the ceiling fan on high and another room fan on high. There are windows we kept open but at night we had to pull the shade thus blocking the breeze b/c the room is right on the walkway and we would lose privacy and the outside light was way to bright with shade not drawn. Some of the outlets don’t work and it was only after the electrician came and said he couldn’t fix it that we found a power strip someone had left to make do with the outlet problem. Minor annoyance – two bedside tables but only one lamp. It got us down sleeping in that room and I certainly was congested from all of the musty smell.

So I say pick this unit if you don’t need the second bedroom. The views are truly amazing.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
Mahalo for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry you found dissatisfaction in your unit. I hope you will still return to our property in the future. There are several companies that offer units at Poipu Shores and we hope you will investigate all in selecting your next unit.
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Grafton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

We had an awesome week last week at Poipu Shores. Room 405A was everything we hoped for and more. It has been beautifully updated and is stocked with everything you need. But the best part is the lanai. It is so close to the ocean. The waves come crashing in and are quite a sight. It's like fireworks with water. We just couldn't get enough of sitting out there! We also loved watching the sea turtles both from the lanai and from the pool deck. The pool area is also awesome. It is nice and quiet and again the crash of the waves is just so cool. The pool is literally right next to the ocean. Food in Kauai is very expensive. It was great having a kitchen so we didn't have to eat out every meal. We highly recommend Poipu Shores if you are coming to Kauai on vacation. Great location too for exploring the rest of the island. Nothing is more than an hour and a half away. We hated to see our week come to an end!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank PattiSpald
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this review, 12 July 2013
Mahalo for writing a review of your most recent visit to our property. We sincerely hope you choose us for a future vacation on Kauai and experience everything once again.
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

Condo 103a is a fanatastic option for your Kauai vacation. The condo is completely stocked and furnished with everything you have in your own home while being just steps away from an incredible view of Kauai's wonderful south shore. This is because you are staying in one of John and Janis' homes. The property owners actually stay in the same properties that you can rent. We stayed in May, and were gifted with perfect weather for the entire week. The condo was clean and decorated like Tommy Bahama's tropical paradise. It had everything you'd need for a week on the beach from boogie boards to a blender. The property pool is amazing, hanging over a cliff of lava rock where waves crash below and mist cools you as you catch Hawaiian rays. We were amazed to see countless sea turtles, spinner dolphins, a humback whale, and even a manta ray while sitting on the patio of the condo. Brennecke beach, Poipu beach, Ship Wreck beach and Sheraton beach are all just a short walk from Poipu Shores. That means you can boogie board, surf, snorkle and swim with turtles in minutes without even driving.The location is absolutely perfect! Thanks again John and Janis for a wonderful week in paradise!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oceanfrontcondos, General Manager at Poipu Shores Resort, responded to this review, 12 July 2013
Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to write a review of your experience here at Poipu Shores Resort. Your comments allow us to continue to review our services and rooms to make sure they fill your needs. I hope you get the opportunity to return to our shores very soon.
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Property: Poipu Shores Resort
Address: 1775 Pee Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9718
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #13 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Poipu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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