We stayed in the Wild Orchid Cottage. This is really a a tri-plex of studios with Wild Orchid in the middle. The location is great. It's in a quiet neighborhood but within walking distance of The Shops at Kukui`ula which has restaurants, stores, and a specialty grocery. You can also walk to several beaches and to whalers' cove where sea turtles gather. This part of the island is not too far from most of the rest of Kauai. The only part of the island we never did get to was past Kilauea---and that was largely because we got lazy toward the end of our stay and mostly wanted to enjoy Poipu and Koloa.
Compared to much of the surrounding accommodations, the "cottages" are a bargain at under $200/night. There is no view, no daily maid service, no pool, no bathtub, a limited kitchen (no oven, no dishwasher), and no separate bedroom. There IS a lovely lanai, a grill (which we didn't use), a cool shower, a full size refrigerator/freezer, a sit-at bar, coolers, tatami mats and chairs for the beach, flat-screen TV, poster bed with ceiling fan, an informational notebook, free wi-fi, and a roomy closet. There is room AC that we only used twice during our 6-night stay.
The owners are friendly but hands-off. We never actually met and just checked in and out over the phone. This is much more self-catering than bed & breakfast in style.
One caveat: this is Hawaii---there will be bugs and lizards. They are part of the package. I had lived in Hawaii and other tropical areas before so, for the most part, they don't bother me. Mosquitoes, on the other hand, never came close to the problem they are in the Southern US, despite the warnings of some locals. I don't think I got bit even once and I didn't need the Off the owners thoughtfully left in the bathroom.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy Hawaiian Cottages in Poipu Beach just 300 feet from the ocean! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kauai Cove Cottages Hotel Poipu
- Kauai Cove Poipu, Hawaii