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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 July 2014

I have been a time share holder for a 2 bedroom unit here for the past 8 years. I have not only enjoyed the location of the resort, the spaciousness of the units, the amenities, the cleanliness of the grounds & the units themselves, but most especially the staff who over the years have bent over backwards to make sure...

1Thank Joey808
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I found the Pono Kai resort to be charming with helpful staff who even directed me where I could find an out of the way shop that made lovely reasonably priced leis. Major drawback was weak and intermittent WIFI available only in the lobby area. The signal strength was way too weak to reach the rooms although it is advertised....

2Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We have a beautiful view and the unit is very roomy for the four adults here. The second bedroom is warm at night due to the fact that it has no a/c. The kitchen and bathrooms need some updating but they have been maintained fairly well. There are no baseboards. The caulking in the bathrooms is very sloppy. The kitchen...

3Thank Travelgal60s
lees summit, mo
Reviewed 21 June 2014

The Pona Kai resort is located pretty much in the center of the island just north of the airport.. You can go North or South where as if you stay on the North Shore if you want to go anywhere else it's a longer drive. The resort is older but we have stayed there for about 10 years now and...

2Thank kcrosby1056
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 appreciate your kind words about the grounds, locations, and nearby activities. The Pono Kai really is in a fantastic central location for exploring all the island has to offer! Mahalo, Keith Condominium...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We spent 1 week at Pono Kai in the largest (2 bedroom) unit. I'd give Pono Kai the equivalent of a 3 star hotel rating. It's a nice place and the employees were all friendly and helpful. The location of Pono Kai can't be beat. You can easily walk to shops and restaurants. Pono Kai isn't what you'd call an...

5Thank luv2travel6354
Redmond, Oregon
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Overall, I found my experience quite nice. I would suggest that you not stay in the buildings that face the highway. The noise is considerable and many units do not have air conditioning, just fans and windows so you can't block the noise. The wait to rent items can be rather long as the conceriege desk is also responsible for...

3Thank msstenny
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 30 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...

3Thank jim l
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Reviewed 14 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!

2Thank SABRU1
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 10 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...

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...

5Thank Sandi W
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...

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  • 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
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $222 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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Also Known As:
Pono Kai Hotel Kapaa
Pono Kai Kapaa
Pono Kai Resort Kauai/Kapaa
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#3 Family Hotel in Kapaa
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
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“Rent directly from an owner. 3rd floor rooms are quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles suzette54, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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