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    Pono Kai Resort

    4-1250 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1658
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (477)
    Room & Suite (460)
    Pool & Beach (77)
    Overview
    • Excellent29%
    • Very good45%
    • Average15%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible4%
    Travellers talk about
    “herb garden” (34 reviews)
    “putting green” (26 reviews)
    “ocean front” (74 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Suites
    Fitness centre
    Kitchenette
    Concierge
    Wheelchair Access
    Tennis Court
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Babysitting
    Private Balcony
    2.5 Star Hotel
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    291 - 295 of 742 reviews

    Reviewed 22 January 2015

    On the whole, we enjoyed our stay at Pono Kai. We had a two bedroom on the second floor with partial ocean view. The resort is in a good location whether you want to travel south or north on the island. We enjoyed the walking/biking...More

    2  Thank imashortcake
    Reviewed 15 January 2015

    Units vary as they are individually owned, but we had a great unit -- A305. Four of ten building are right on the water, others are varying degrees of a little further away. If you want to be RIGHT on the water (as we did),...More

    2  Thank GlennDetrick
    Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

    The worst resort I've ever been in. If you are on the ground floor you feel like people above you will fall through the floor on your head. Same if you are close to the stairs. On the plus side, close to the stores and...More

    1  Thank RobertBParker
    Response from CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai ResortResponded 28 January 2015

    Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay at the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our vacation rental company manages at the Pono Kai, but it sounds like you may have had some noisy...More

    Reviewed 19 December 2014

    Booked through RCI, 2 bdrm, 2 weeks. Very comfortable unit, roomy, well furnished, kitchen had all the basics (food prices higher than at home!) Very good staff, fixed our issues right away, personable and helpful. Public spaces and grounds well kept, pool was cold, but...More

    2  Thank Val S
    Reviewed 13 December 2014

    We stayed at Pono Kai on and exchange from Interval International. We actually check out tomorrow. The first thing I want to say is that there is a GREAT thrift store called Watever Trift Store right across the street and the owner has everything, and...More

    1  Thank Catherinerantham_NH
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hot Tub
    • Tennis Court
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$184 - US$312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
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    • #3 Family Hotel in Kapaa
    • #4 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
    • #6 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 217
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    • Location
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    • Hawaii >
    • Kauai >
    • Kapaa
    • Also Known As
    • Pono Kai Hotel Kapaa ,
    • Pono Kai Kapaa ,
    • Pono Kai Resort Kauai/Kapaa
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    Traveller (477)
    Room & Suite (460)
    Pool & Beach (77)
    Dining (9)
    Hotel & Grounds (305)
    Bathroom (6)
    Family and Play Areas (5)
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    tommycd70
    26 August 2017|
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    Response from C H | Reviewed this property |
    I actually did snorkel all up and down the beach adjacent to the Pono Kai Resort. There are very few fish, a ton of sea cucumbers, and various other critters. The current is VERY strong, and wonky. I went out, just... More
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    suzette54
    5 August 2017|
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    Response from Isabella S | Reviewed this property |
    Of course you can swim there: it's just not the most attractive and safest place on Island where to swim, especially if the weather is bad, which it could be at any point and it also depends on how familiar you are with the... More
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    Rick S
    1 August 2017|
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    Response from Brian K | Reviewed this property |
    The beach is right across a bike/walk trail and is easy to get to from all units
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    Room Tips
    "Most of condos don't have AC. So if you need it be sure you ask for if."
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    "Ask for a updated room when doing reservations."
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    "Do not stay in units with afternoon/evening sun into the bedroom. Way too hot."
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    "Rooms on the bottom floor are cooler in the warm summer months!"
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