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“Prince Kuhio Condo #235” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Prince Kuhio Condos
Ranked #13 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Swansea, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Prince Kuhio Condo #235”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights at the end of May during our recent tour around Hawaii and thought it was excellent. We booked Unit 235 through Poipu Connection Reality and overall we felt the price was quite reasonable and the location was great. Having looked through previous reviews, it felt a bit like pot luck with the units, with some being very expensive, others being worryingly cheap and cleaning fees often jumping the price up considerably. But in the end we were very pleased with our unit. It is towards the rear of the building (away from the road) but faced East, so we had views over the adjacent gardens and the ocean to the South.

The room was quite large (for 2 of us at least) and perfectly suitable for our needs. The bed was huge and extremely comfortable. There was a full kitchen with just about everything you could probably want, though I confess we never really used it. The air conditioning unit was welcomed to take the heat out of the room in the evening, but personally I wouldn’t have slept with it on as it was a bit noisy (as with all single room bolt on units – it’s the same everywhere). But the ceiling fan kept things comfortable overnight.

Be warned, as mentioned in other reviews, roosters are rife on Kauai! It was quite cute watching them scratch around with their chicks right outside the balcony during the day, but they do kick off in the mornings. They were all over the island! I’ll be surprised if you could escape them anywhere (you could hear them for miles!), so if you’re a light sleeper and don’t fancy a 5am wake up call, invest in some earplugs! I can’t say this detracted from our stay at the Prince Kuhio.

There is plenty of free parking in the adjacent multi-storey car park (in the shade!). Virtually opposite the apartment block was a small rocky beach area and a minute or so’s walk in the opposite direction was a nice sandy beach. There were turtles in the sea all along this coast and great dive sites in the area just off shore. (We dived with Seasport divers, who were excellent incidentally). Nearby there was a shopping village with touristy shops and restaurants and a posh-ish but quite expensive food store (if you like that sort of thing), but there was also plenty of other options not too far away.

Overall, we would definitely recommend Prince Kuhio condos (unit 235 at least) to others looking to escape the big brand resorts and their high prices.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

I have only wonderful things to say about the Prince Kuhio. We stayed in a Studio, Unit 335, we used poipuconnection.com to book our stay. They were extremely helpful before our stay, and we were so happy upon arrival. The location was absolutely perfect. Plenty of nearby shops and restaurants nearby, with a gorgeous view from our lanai of both the mountains and the Pacific. Everything we needed was included in the studio, with a great flat screen TV and well working air conditioner. I know that without a doubt I will be returning to this same unit in the future. I love Kauai so much- and we explored the entire island- and know we stayed at exactly the right location... and- what a deal! Such a little bit of money for such a wonderful experience!

Room Tip: Unit 335 was great :)
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

My wife, daughter and I had the most wonderful experience during our recent stay in May at the Prince Kuhio condominiums. We rented unit PK212 from Deb the condo owner and you can find all about the rental at: http://www.prince-kuhio.com/site/212.html

The experience of working with the owner was fantastic at every level: clarity of the information communicated, accuracy of the facts, transaction aspects etc. There was not a single question unanswered from Deb and it was super easy to book the condo for our stay in Kauai. Unit 212 is spacious, updated, extremely clean and has all the bells and whistles you can imagine: great furniture, large bed, new appliances and a pack & play for babies & toddlers. It was very kid friendly for our 14 months old daughter. The condo complex has a nice pool and awesome gas barbecue facilities with onsite laundry. The location of the place is also great: close to the beach, stores and restaurants. More importantly the Unit is located in an area of the building which is super quiet and all you can hear from the bedroom is the sound of the ocean. The condo is appropriate for a couple or a couple and a child.

I would highly recommend anybody looking for a vacation rental in Kauai and particularly in Poipu to connect with Deb and take advantage of this great condo. I wish all our travel experiences were like this ;-)

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

My husband and I stayed at Prince Kuhio #336. The grounds are very kept up with for being such an old condo. We were very pleased. We paid $90 for a studio. 336 was updated very clean and had everything we needed.Great value! We here just across the street from good snorkling and saw a lot of sea turtles in that spot too!

Room Tip: Loved #336
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

My husband and I have been visiting Kauai for several years running and every time we visit the island we stay in #334 at Prince Kuhio. This unit is near the end of the building on the top floor (yes, there are some stairs but it's exercise!) and faces the pool. It's usually pretty quiet and there's always a lovely breeze that sweeps the lanai keeping you nice and comfortable. It's lovely to sit out there, level with the tops of the palm trees, and have coffee while reading a book and listening to the birds.

The unit is very nicely kept with decent furnishings, tile floors, nice pictures on the walls and a basket filled with books related to Kauai. There's always a Kauai Blue Book we can peruse that has all the secret gems on Kauai that you can go explore during your stay. The bed is huge and comfy. The TV is newish and is on a handy cart that you can move around to face the living room or bed. There is also a sofa bed but we've never actually unfolded it. I think the place would be a bit cramped with more than two people in it though, unless they're your own kids.

The kitchen used to be a super funky 1950s era steel or cast iron job that was really neat but not very awesome to cook on. But now the kitchen's been renovated and everything is up to date and brand new! Very exciting! The kitchen is also very well equipped. We've never lacked for a utensil or a pot or pan. All the little appliances work great too. There's a toaster, blender, the all important coffee maker.

Whenever we get to our unit at Prince Kuhio we feel like we've come home to our place in paradise. And that's how it should be when you're on vacation!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco
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286 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

The PK Condos are privately owned - you deal directly with the owner - check in is "self serve" as there is no staff on site. An old hotel morphed into condos...
Lauded as "quiet" - not if your condo faces the Prince Kuhio Park where roosters commence shrieking at 0400 and really kick it up a notch at 0500...again at 0600. Want to nap with the distant sound of waves and wind? Feggudabouit...raucous roosters will crow right then. Google how to get rid of roosters...

Room Tip: Rooms facing PK Park deal with heinous roosters.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Reno, Nevada
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

Over the years we have stayed at many Prince Kuhio condos. Some were little studios, some were one bedrooms.Some of the units that come to mind, 237, 215, 112, 318, 319 and a few others. As far as if someone would like this condo complex depends on their expectations. In general it is a very good value and the location is probably the very best thing. There is a beach across the street and good restaurants are within easy walking distance. Units on the 3rd floor can be a bit difficult to get to as there is no elevator however the view is best from the 3rd floor which looks across Prince Kuhio park to the ocean. The units are individually owned so you will find quite a bit of difference from unit to unit. It's a laid back, middle of the road type of place. The front doors do not come with deadbolts. It's just that kind of place. The grounds are beautifully and well taken care of and it has a pool although it is a bit cold. The bbq area can get quite busy at times.

Room Tip: There are just so many options. VRBO, Kauai Vacation Rentals.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Prince Kuhio Condos
Address: 5061 Lawai Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8606
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Poipu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Prince Kuhio Condos are offered by individual owners. Our condos are just a few yards from the ocean on the sunny south shore of Poipu Beach Kauai. The complex is nestled between the beautifully landscaped Prince Kuhio Park on one side and a lush, tropical garden and pool on the other side. There are ocean views, park views, mountain views, and sunrise views! You can hear the ocean waves from the bedrooms at night. (Note to Reviewers/Readers: These condo units are individually owned. When writing a review, it will be helpful to readers if you specify in which unit you stayed. Also, please be aware that being independently owned, each unit may offer different decor and amenities. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Prince Kuhio Hotel Poipu
Prince Kuhio Condos Kauai/Poipu, Hawaii

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