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Prince Kuhio Condos
Ranked #11 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Poipu
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We rented unit 318 and very much enjoyed the experience. PK is centrally located, with the open lanais facing Prince Kuhio Park. This ensures that you'll have a great view of the ocean and the beach as well as some shade from the park's trees. But beware of the large number of roosters around the island. They will not let you sleep in! Our unit was very well equipped - with lots of snorkeling equipment, beach towels, pots and pans. The kitchen is tiny and the configuration of the shower and bath is a bit odd. Another big advantage is having two flat screen TVs - one in the bedroom and the other in the living room. The unit's decor and furnishings just need a bit more TLC. The amount of dust on some items was extremely noticeable. Overall, a very good experience.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

I originally tried to reserve another unit in this complex after reading glowing reviews, but it was booked for our stay. The owner of that unit suggested #106 as an available alternative and we took it.

This is a ground floor, one-bedroom unit with water views from the lanai. It's compact but ideal for a couple. The layout is a bit awkward (you must walk through the bedroom to get from the kitchen to the lanai) but just fine for 2 people.

Unit Positives:
- Very clean and tidy
- Comfortable bed (a big plus for my aging back!)
- Ceiling fan over bed made for restful sleep
- Good sized kitchen
- Very nice lanai / living room. TV and stereo pre-populated with Hawaiian music CD.
- Strong water pressure and plenty of hot water in shower
- Complimentary beach 'toys' for use while there
- Ground floor location

Unit Negatives:
- No a/c. No problem at all for us, but worth considering if you're unusually sensitive to heat.
- Parking was a bit irritating. On two of our three nights, we were forced to park on the street because every parking space in the unit was full. A quick glance on a couple dashboards showed no 'parking card' so they were illegal, but there was no one on site to do anything about it. Fortunately, the street parking was close by.

Poipu has the feeling of a bedroom community. About a quarter mile up the road is an outdoor shopping plaza with food, drink, other amenities, but down near the condo, there is only the upscale Beach House restaurant nearby.

We enjoyed our stay here but the area gets pretty quiet after a couple of days.

Interaction with property management was smooth and easy. Recommended stay, especially for the low price!

Room Tip: Most rooms in Prince Kuhio condos have the same view. We appreciated this unit on the ground floor...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Over the years we have stayed at many PK condo units. This time at, PK 2-9. Rented through Kauai Vacation Rentals and VRBO. 11/15/13- 12/4/13. The condo was clean and in general comfortable. Location is the best thing about all PK condos. Beach, restaurants everything is at your finger tips. PK 2-9 is a common PK condo rental. Pros, Washer/Dryer, Nice view of the park and a sideways view of the ocean. It's on the second floor. The grounds are beautiful. There's covered parking, fans, kitchen. The condo is setup as a rental property and and could use a few better amenities. Pillows, better kitchen appliances, TV in bedroom. Better furniture. Would I stay again? YES!! However, people should not feed the chickens off the lanais!

Room Tip: Book early and shop around.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We were thrilled to find Unit #211. The one-bedroom condo was SPOTLESS, well furnished and had everything we needed for a week's stay, and was located across the street from the beach and within walking distance (less than 10 minutes) to shops and excellent restaurants at Kukui'ula. Loved that Wi-Fi was included too. There's a great view from the lanai of both the ocean and the mountains. For our first trip to Kauai, this was ideal.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Truly a home away from home. It was equipted with most things we needed. Could have used bigger bowls and larger glass glasses. We had a one bedroom with the bedroom at the back facing the park, the front room facing the swimming pool giving us morning sun in the bedroom and afternoon sun in the living room.

Having the bedroom patio door and front door open created a nice breeze keeping the place cool. We could dry out swim suites out off the bedroom patio.

This unit had its own private Wifi, make sure you ask what the password is before you get there, we had to call them a couple of times to get it. Also double check the lock box pass word for the key to get in. The number on our info sheet was wrong. Both enquiries were handled quickly. It has had two tvs which we didn't actually use much.

The roosters were noisy in the morning but with the sound of the breeze and ocean it wasn't that noticeable.

We were walking distance to a snorkle and beginner surf beach near the Beachhouse Restaurant.

I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We stayed in unit 235 for 7 days - our first trip to this island. We thought the location was great! Baby beach was only a few blocks away (we went daily!), the shopping village of both Kukui'ula and Poipu Village are within walking distance for restaurants, dining and Starbucks. Koloa Town is only a 3 minute drive. The condo itself was well equipped with everything we needed. It would be great if they installed wireless internet though, and if they perhaps had a little book indicating where some of the staples are such as a grocery store, starbucks, etc. I think it would better help new visitors get an idea of just where they are as we had to just map and figure it out on our own - though I suppose there is nothing wrong with that either - just a suggestion!
We enjoyed staying on the park side of the condo as the view to the ocean was beautiful. Yes, the chickens were always chattering but it didn't bother us at all.
The BBQ area on the grounds is also great - we used it several times.
We'd definitely stay here again and recommend it! It's small, but we didn't spend that much time indoors of course, and whenever we did, it had everything we needed! They even included a beach umbrella, boogie boards etc - we thought that was a great touch.

Room Tip: If the noise of roosters would wake you up, then the park side of the condo building isn't a goo...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank sendmebacktohawaii
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

We stayed in unit 115 at Prince Kuhio. It was a ground floor unit with a nice view of the park and the ocean in the distance. The condo was nicely furnished and well equipped. It was close to the beach, attractions and restaurants. Sitting on the beach and watching the sunset each night was so enjoyable. The bed was very comfortable and we slept so well. The roosters woke you up early but in a beautiful setting like this it was good to get up, enjoy the delicious Kauai coffee and get on the beach early!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Connie S
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Additional Information about 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 #11 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Poipu
Price Range: £56 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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