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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pono Kai has been an annual family gathering place for nearly 30 years, as my grandparents are owners at the resort. Despite being an older resort, they are currently in the process of completing updates in many of the units. The housekeeping staff are very gracious and accommodating, and the grounds are well maintained. The onsite activities (pool, golf, tennis...

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Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, this is nice place, at a central location, with decent service. The detractors...no ac in bedroom #2, management made commitments that they didn't keep, BBQ grills (yes there are several) didn't work with unfortunate regularity. Very limited laundry facilities, one washer and one dryer per multi-unit building. The pluses...The condo (E102) is spacious compared to others we have rented....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at Pacific Fantasy / Pono Kai on several occasions over the past seven years - and love it here. We have probably stayed in most of the buildings - or had friends & family staying in them. Never a complaint. While the buildings are aging, they are constantly being maintained. In fact, many of the units are...

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Evergreen, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Pona Kai resort is ok, clean, good staff and location but pity anyone staying in 1st floor room. The structure is old and you can hear everything from above. When we asked to move they told us to call VI

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds are gorgeous except for the few feral cats and a million roosters and chickens. Others have complimented the friendly staff. They must have been away the week we were there because we found the staff borderline rude. 2BR 2BA ground floor unit was spacious but smelled of mildew and mold and even with an air freshener I bought...

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the beach in Kapaa. 4-mile walking/biking trail along beach right in front. Nice swimming pool. Has internet wifi, laundry facilities. Less than 20 minutes to the airport and Lihue. Well-located for going sight-seeing either north or south on the island. Surf generally too rough for swimming on the beachfront. Comfortable beds, large fridge and stove. Furniture seemed geared...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our stay here. This is our second time to Pono Kai and definitely didn't disappoint. We stayed in a large 2 bedroom condo which comfortably accommodated our family of 5. We were ground level near the pool which was convenient. They are right on the beach. Beautiful beach but does need a bit of TLC. We spent a...

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Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

after seeing on tripadvisor this was only 2* we were a little worried. but once arriving we were very pleasantly surprised lovely well kept and clean resort right next to the beach with a pool and hot tub. rooms were clean and had everything needed. the rooms could be renovated but I loved my stay here and absoulutly loved the...

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Kapaa, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live here and we rented a unit for a spring brake quick gateway, 4 nights. The staff was very nice and helpful especially Mia, Jeannalyn and Priscilla. I can't say the same about Grace who hanged up on me with a very big attitude when I asked for a wine bottle opener which wasn't on our room... She told...

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Flushing, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here through our Bluegreen vacation club and was very pleased..our villa was older and somewhat dated...but very clean and comfortable and plenty of space for a two bedroom unit! The only thing I might have asked for was an ocean view, but we were not disappointed at all really...location,location,location! We were not in the room for extended periods of...

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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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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: $229 - $363 (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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“Try to get top floor, oceanfront. When we asked, I think she thought I said "We'd like to fly to the moon tomorrow."”
dle0313, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rent directly from an owner. 3rd floor rooms are quietest.”
suzette54, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The 3 bedroom with a loft gives a lot of room for a family!”
Robin47260, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Top floors are better”
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”
griswaldd, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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