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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 29 May 2014

My wife and I were very surprised to see what a nice place it was. It doesn't look like much from the road but the grounds were beautiful and well kept. The pool is small but wasn't crowed the week we were there. Our Condo was a surprise also on how nice it was. One minor irritation was the plastic...

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here on our "babymoon" and absolutely loved it. Our lanai looked out over the ocean. We were close enough to walk to several Kapa'a restaurants. We are counting down the days until we can return. The property is well maintained with gorgeous grounds and fun events planned like Mai tai Monday meet and greets!

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos we manage there but glad to hear you can't wait to come back. You bring up a great point that there are a lot of nearby restaurants to walk to. The paved oceanfront bike path is also walking...

Citrus Heights, California
Reviewed 9 May 2014

This resort has beautiful, well-kept grounds and the grills were cleaned every morning. The pool is small and was usually crowded. They advertised "free WiFi" in the lobby and pool areas, but the signal was so weak at the pool that we finally signed up for a paid service so that we could get emails. The paid service, ShakaNet, was...

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. You are correct that each condo has a different view from their private lanai. When booking a condo at the Pono Kai, I encourage you to inquire about the view so your needs are met. We hope to see you back at the Pono Kai again in the...

Lehi, Utah
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Our room was ocean front. When we walked out on our lanai, there was grass, seawall, bike path and the ocean. It was LOVELY. We had chicken, pigeon, and many exotic bird visitors. We loved the property, which was very well kept, and had quite a few amenities. The furniture could use updating, including the bed. The staff were very...

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our vacation rental company manages, but we are glad you enjoyed the property. We agree that the tropical grounds (with fish ponds and local flowers) really make you feel like you are in Hawaii. We hope you also got...

Berkeley
Reviewed 12 April 2014

We liked this place as soon as we arrived. After a grueling 10 minute drive from the airport, we showed up at 10 AM. Check in was at 3 PM, and we were directed to a guest room that has a place to lock up your luggage if you want and a bathroom and some couches and a TV so...

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Chemainus
Reviewed 6 April 2014

B109 We had a lovely stay for sharing you lovely suite. Very clean enjoyable relaxing place. The view is 5* level entry which was great for my little gogo scooter. The fruit dropped by owners Dad did us ll week long. Thanks for sharing your wonderful condo.

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CHICAGO
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Great Location in Kappa, We had a Ocean Front Balcony on 3rd floor. We were able to see pods of Whales from our Balcony. Full kitchen with room. Rooms are somewhat dated. 45 Min to South end of Island 35 Min to North end of Island from Kappa. Grounds are well kept..Friendly staff. Resort has 10 pm 8 am quiet...

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our vacation rental company manages, but glad to hear you were able to see whales from your lanai! Guests also like to walk along the paved beachfront trail and look for whales. We hope to see you at the...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 31 March 2014

This is a wonderful resort and our condo had a gorgeous view of the beach. Most everything in Kapaa was within walking distance of the resort. We enjoyed walking on the boardwalk that is between the beach and the resort. The grounds are gorgeous. Will definitely stay here again.

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san diego, ca
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Pono Kai is an older resort which is half time share/ half vacation rentals by owners. C-305 is a VRBO newly remodeled with AC in the bedroom and available through a rental agent at a price lower than renting a condo from the resort. If this unit is not available, only go for the oceanfront buildings which are A,.B, C,...

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Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We stayed here for a week at Christmas time. This is a lovely, spacious resort and we had a large two bedroom unit. The decor was good and the unit was well appointed. The grounds were immaculate and well landscaped and it was only a short walk to the beach. Unfortunately, the only thing that let down the unit were...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Pono Kai Resort

Address: 4-1250 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1658
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: $217 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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Also Known As:
Pono Kai Hotel Kapaa
Pono Kai Kapaa
Pono Kai Resort Kauai/Kapaa
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Kapaa
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
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“The 3 bedroom with a loft gives a lot of room for a family!”
 of 5 bubbles Robin47260, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Top floors are better”
 of 5 bubbles sojoly1889, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room, building J, was away from the beach, first floor- easy parking right in front, close to laundry and front desk, and not noisy”
 of 5 bubbles griswaldd, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front rooms can be breezy and windy, but are the best bet.”
 of 5 bubbles bryanf23, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on the ground as we saw no advantage of the second floor”
 of 5 bubbles ZZBottoms, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
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