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Castle Makahuena at Poipu

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Middleton
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178 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

There are a lot of units in this complex so make sure you have and ocean view from the oceanside units or are on the top floor of the units beyond the pool. Management and ownership vary for each condo so your furnishing and upkeep can also vary. We were happy with 2304, but had to climb stairs to get... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We did not have a great experience - would rate this at 2.5. Keep in mind I expect a lot can depend on your unit. We stayed in 2201. It was a 2 bedroom and quite spacious which was good and had a washer / dryer. The living room was comfortable and attractive. But that was it. The kitchen and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Great value. Amazing view. With in walking distance to grocery store, coffee shop and restaurants. Close to "downtown" Kapaa. Great place to stay if you are on a tight budget and plan to spend most of your time at the beach or exploring the island.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

this condo complex is on the point and has fantastic views. there is not a beach on the property but poipu beach is less than 5 minutes away. the condo we were in was clean and well kept and i assume that since lots of the condos are privately owned that may depend on the unit you get. the property... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

We made our reservations for our 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo at Makahuena before reading the review in the Kauai Ultimate Guidebook, which pretty much panned the place, so we were a little worried. Not to worry, it turns out, since this place was perfect. Great ocean views, clean and large condo, great location; what's not to like?

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Gardena, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We only stayed one night, but that was one night too many. There was no management on site or availabe during our entire stay. We had to access a combination lock box to get the key at 3pm in the afternoon because although that is checkin time, the office had closed at 2:30. They did not leave a key to... More 

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1 Thank tvargas2015
bkuz, Owner at Castle Makahuena at Poipu, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about your negative experience. However, each unit availabile for rent are privately owned. Some homeowners have done upgrades, while others have not. Some have property managers that meet incoming guests, and facilitate their needs, while others do not do as good a job. The Makahueana is on a beautiful location, the vast majority of units... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 10 October 2015

The condo we rented was described as having a "garden view". We quickly noticed that if we looked to the left and then to the right, we could see the garden "moving". It was the ocean! We loved our stay at this condo. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, location, views and the condo itself! We highly recommend it! There... More 

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MKH Resort Mgr C, General Manager at Castle Makahuena at Poipu, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for the great feedback. I must admit that this property has perfect views from every angle. We look forward to you joining us again in the near future. Aloha! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Nice property... Close to shopping, beaches... Nice pool very well maintained, and the views are awesome... Very friendly staff and very helpful.. We stayed in a very posh condo, everything you needed to prepare your own meals... That's such a great convenience! The only drawback is that there is no A/C! It tends to get very hot during the evenings..... More 

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Redding, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The location of Makahuena at Poipu was great -- close to the beaches, shopping, golf courses, restaurants and vacation activities. It is also central for most attractions in south and west Kauai. Our condo was comfortable, spacious and had a great view of the ocean. The pool was nice and staff was very pleasant and helpful. We had problems with... More 

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Tacoma
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

While the location of this property does offer the only place on the island you can view both sunrise and sunset I cannot recommend it for comfort. Firstly there is NO air conditioning here. Regardless of the ocean breeze coming in through the windows, it was too hot to sleep at night because you have to close the windows to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Makahuena at Poipu is an oceanfront condominium on the southernmost point of Kauai that offers a rare opportunity to experience both a stunning sunrise and sunset. Accommodations include one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites with kitchens and washer/dryers. Amenities include a pool, jet spa, tennis court, and barbecue grills. Front Desk Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm After Hours Check-In: Please call the resort in advance for after hours check-in instructions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castle Makahuena at Poipu

Address: 1661 Pee Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9593
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu > Koloa
Price Range: $376 - $1,539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Castle Makahuena at Poipu 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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“The more you pay the better your view.”
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