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“Amazing! So beautiful...fell in love”
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Poipu Kapili
Ranked #9 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Poipu
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

GO CONDOS - Kapili was the only condo place who would accept our 3 nights stay - Thanks Kapili!!

We decided to try and book a condo at Kauai because the reviews for the Sheraton were pretty dismal and reading reviews from Trip Advisor it sounded like Poipu was the best area to stay on the island. Generally, condos are cheaper and with our kiwi dollar I went to search for something affordable. The issue we came across was even though the condo places said they'd accept 3 nights minimum, when we actually made email enquiries they all turned us away or did not even respond, and they tried to convince us to prolong our stay. However, we had booked our flights 6 months out on specials so there was no way of changing. We must have been turned away by at least 10 places and I was getting pretty desperate.Thank goodness Kapili was so easy to deal with and they were very professional.

APARTMENT 26 - FELL IN LOVE!
OMG, we loved this apartment so much we didn't want to leave. Amazing views and situated right in the centre of the apartment block directly in front of the sea with a less than 100 metre walk to the sea wall. Quiet, peaceful, and the interior was exquisite. Marble Italian kitchen that had everything you could need. Great music selection, even good Hawaiian music to put us in the holiday mood.

We had two bathrooms and a laundry included in one, and you're just asked to wash and dry the beach towels you use before you leave. Instructions all pretty clear. The aircon standalone unit in the bedroom worked really well for us at keeping us cool at night, and the rest of the apartment was sheltered from direct sun (except on our lanai) so it kept cool all day long.

The staff at reception were super friendly and helpful and outlined to us on the map all the good cheap eats - Mexican (in the wall), the local fish market, and local supermarket, and TomKat grill had some good tasty food all located in Koloa Village a 3 minute drive from Poipu.

There was lots of adventures (mainly snorkelling) to be had on the island, so my husband only got to try the pool out once, just before we left - he rated it :-) (not too many kids ;-)

The price for this condo was equivalent to that of a Sheraton hotel room, so more expensive than some of the condos we were looking at - but it was worth it, and for a special treat we'd come back and pay that again - unfortunately 3 nights is kinda our budget limit though :-( ($1200 NZD)

I think our photos tell how much we loved this apartment. It was nicer than our home in little New Zealand. I am now designing my own subtropical garden in our back yard so we can feel like we're still there ;-)

Thanks so much for a wonderful, romantic, more than comfortable place to stay on our first visit to Kauai ever :-))))
(Our accommodation went down hill from there as we visited Kailua-Kona and Waikiki next :-(

We travelled around the entire island in a convertible Mustang (whoop whoop!) and I'm so glad we chose Poipu area to stay at. Wouldn't change anything!! :-)

Room Tip: I think just looking at the photos of rooms available (go to Kapili's website) you can tell what...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Our family of 4 recently spent 11 fabulous days at Poipu Kapili in condo #13. When I first called the resort, Pauline at the front desk helped me select the perfect condo for our family. She made a great suggestion in #13. The condo was beautifully furnished and had plenty of room for our family (2 adults/2 young adults). It had a spectacular ocean view from the master bedroom and a beautiful view of the pool, gardens, and ocean from the lanai. The kitchen was well stocked and had every appliance and utensil you could think of. We even had the use of 3 coolers. The property at Poipu Kapili is immaculately maintained daily. It felt very private due to the beautiful vegetation surrounding each condo, the walkways, etc. You can watch the turtles swimming amongst the rocks out front or take a short walk to a swimming beach. Our first trip to Kauai was extremely memorable due to wonderful accommodations, helpful office staff, and a beautiful setting. We definitely will be back!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed in the 2-bed, 3-bath oceanfront unit #10. Beautiful views, amazing location, friendly staff- overall wonderful stay! It was very clean, spacious, lots of light, a patio sliding door that opened up the entire ocean-facing wall down and upstairs. Well furnished and had a good supply of toiletries, towels, etc. During our 11 night stay, the unit was cleaned once, and we had towel service 3 times, which is nice in a condo rental. The property is kept immaculately, and the pool is large, clean, and has plenty of chaises under shady trees. There are several BBQs and an herb garden guests can use.
The ONLY downside is the lack of air conditioning. Some units (like ours) have an AC unit only in the master bedroom. The majority of units don't have AC. The staff recommended opening up all shutters and windows and utilize the cross-breeze....that didnt work well for the kids' bedroom at night time in August, and it was pretty hot some days. I am sure it is a lot more comfortable outside of those hot summer months. Most condos in Poipu don't have AC. It's really the only issue we encountered, and on most days, it was very pleasant.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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poipukapili, Manager at Poipu Kapili, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2013

Thank you so very much for taking time to post a review. We appreciate every guest who posts here as we know it takes time from a (usually) hectic schedule upon returning from vacation to sit and post your experiences. We presently have 26 condos that have air conditioned bedrooms. There are 2 two-bedroom condos that have installed it only in the master bedroom, Condo 10 being one of those. We will pass along your comments to the owner so that he may consider putting A/C in the second bedroom as well. A/C is noted in the description of every condo that has A/C and you can book a specific condo on-line. You are always welcome to call us if you want more thorough descriptions of individual condos. Our staff is on property in the front office and our toll free number reaches us directly. We are always happy to answer questions and help travelers to compare condos to make the best choice for themselves. Mahalo for sharing your experience with your fellow travelers and giving us an opportunity to respond.

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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Thank you Cynthia for opening your beautiful home to our family. After a very long flight what better way to start our vacation than open the door to a spacious, very clean and well appointed unit. Not to mention the little extra touches (delicious cookies, coffee, great local soap and shampoo and complimentary snorkel at Snorkel Bob's which unfortunately we did not get a chance to do). This is first class property with an owner that truly cares about providing guests with a great vacation experience. Cynthia promptly answered all of our questions while planning the trip and her local management team (Bill and Kay) were a phone call away and promptly replied to our inquiries while there. The furnishings throughout the unit are casually elegant, perfect for a beach home. The large open first floor was great for lounging around, watching tv or just staring at the beautiful ocean right outside the window. And the kitchen- anything you could possibly need for cooking can be found in the kitchen (great appliances, spices, cutlery.. etc). The bedrooms upstairs were spacious and nicely furnished, the upstairs bathrooms were like new and extremely clean, and the ocean view from the front bedroom was spectacular. Other nice amenities include a nice washer and dryer, beach gear, the option of having air conditioning, and a very nice outdoor patio set to have a meal and sit and watch the surfers in the ocean. The grounds of the property are extremely well maintained with a manicured lawn that looks like green carpet. The property has a beautiful pool which my family enjoyed every day, very nice pool furniture for lounging, and gas grills near the tennis courts. The location of the property was perfect- walking distance to the beach and it was easy to get to points north both on the east and west coasts of Kauai. There are plenty of dining choices and a couple of grocery stores (Big Save and Seouku) nearby. We appreciated the great recommendations for restaurants-Keoki's Paradise being our favorite. Thank you Cynthia for providing us with a great home away from home which made our first trip (and hopefully not our last) to Kauai a great experience.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

I recently stayed in unit #23 and was quite pleased. The unit is well furnished and extremely clean with gorgeous views. The staff is very courteous and quite friendly. They are a real pleasure. As always, the grounds and pool at Poipu Kapili are immaculate and very relaxing. What a wonderful resort and great location! I look forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Tracy G
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Stayed recently and it was the most beautiful spot to stay. Turtles surfing across the road, some blow holes down the road a bit and some awesome snorkelling spots close by. And some good restaurants not to far away as well. I totally recommend these condos and would love to come back again one day!

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
1  Thank cozza71
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Terrific view of the ocean and fishing boats ~~so quiet and peaceful!
Close to great places to dine, and charter fishing trips~
Could use a supply of paper towels and bath tissue for a family of 5
Rooms were very nice and decorated up-scale although the TV and stereo were not
easy to operate~ probably because we're old geezers~

Room Tip: Stayed in unit #58 and enjoyed the time there~
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Poipu Kapili

Address: 2221 Kapili Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9783
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Poipu
Price Range: £348 - £542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Poipu Kapili 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Poipu Kapili is a 60-unit Hawaiian plantation style resort surrounded by five acres of lush tropical gardens. Guests at Poipu Kapili can relax in the ocean view swimming pool, play tennis on two courts and walk to nearby Kiahuna Beach. It is a perfect place for a family vacation or romantic escape. A varied selection of accommodations are available including Penthouse Suites with elevator access, spacious one and two level floor plans with the finest touches and air-conditioning, convenient washer/dryer in unit or laundry access, free WiFi and ocean views from each villa including select oceanfront locations. ... more   less 
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