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Castle Makahuena at Poipu

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Spring Valley, California
Reviewed 4 July 2011

There is nothing like falling asleep to the sound of the waves craching on the bluffs, which were practically right outside our room! We had rented an oceanview condo from Castle Resorts 7 years ago and loved it. The tradewinds kept things cool, and it was our 1st time renting a condo for a vacation, instead of staying in a...

3Thank Lyndamama
erniekan, General Manager at Castle Makahuena at Poipu, responded to this review

Aloha Lyndamama, We appreciate your comments and glad that your stay here at the Makahuena was pleasant and wonderful. You are correct, falling asleep listening to the waves and the ocean breeze is such a soothing and comfortable feeling. We hope top see you again in the very near future. Mahalo

Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
Reviewed 26 January 2011

9 adults in 3 units on the property for a family birthday. One oceanfront unit, one oceanview, and one with a garden view. All were happy with the accomodations they received as well as the grounds. The pool was small, but was good enough for a quick cool off after the hot tub.Could not have had a better location to...

5Thank LauraSydney
erniekan, General Manager at Castle Makahuena at Poipu, responded to this review

Aloha Laura Sidney, We would like to express our appreciation for your comments. We do have a gem of property that sits on the edge of the small cliff overlooking the the Pacific Blue where one can view the early morning sunrise and view the sunset on the same afternoon. If you decide to visit our island again be sure...

Reviewed 12 December 2010

We stayed here in March 2007. True the property is run down but we spent most of our time looking out on the small sprouting horn where we saw turtles and a visit from a whale. I ventured out on the trail to the Hyatt early one morning for breakfast and hiking back really appreciated my swim in the pool...

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erniekan, General Manager at Castle Makahuena at Poipu, responded to this review

Aloha Thank for your comments and we hope you do visit us again in the near future. Mahalo

davis ca
Reviewed 17 November 2010

We found this unit 4105 on vrbo. Grounds were nice, but too far to walk to the beach with any carry alongs. Units are individually owned so each is different, our unit was like a basement. Lanai was a joke with a few plastic chairs, on a cement pad about 3 feet wide with a hill right in front that...

2Thank wanderlustDavisCa
cannon750, Owner at Castle Makahuena at Poipu, responded to this review

Hi, we're the owners of 4105. Our property is clearly marketed as "non-smoking," and the renter’s security deposit was not returned as her husband repeatedly smoked during their stay. They were asked 6 different times to stop smoking by our neighbor, our property manager, and the Makahuena manager, and they refused. She originally wrote an email detailing their positive experience...

Bentonville, AR
Reviewed 9 July 2010

This trip marked the third time my wife and I have gone to Hawaii, but the first time to Kauai. So after 15 hours of traveling, all we were looking forward to was getting a good night's sleep. When we arrived at the "resort," we had a hard time telling much about the place, as it was dark and anyone...

6Thank crsmith76
Reviewed 29 April 2010

We booked a 1-bdr. garden view but were upgraded to a 2 bdr. ocean view with loft. The unit (4310) was spacious with a wraparound lanai and great views of the ocean. At night, we could hear the surf and see the stars through the big window in our room. The unit has a big master with bath, another big...

2Thank Pinkytravels
Reviewed 23 February 2010

We stayed in 5202 on the ocean. Fantastic views from the Lanai. Whales, turtles and dolphins playing out front. This unit has AC. A must, since it faces south with the sun beating in all day. We enjoyed the condo pool and the BBQ area. The kitchen and bathrooms in the condo are due for some updates. All in all...

2Thank Jan O
Reviewed 16 January 2010

Our unit, 4035, was in a great spot. Although not oceanfront, the fabulous oceanview from the lanai/living room and master bedroom were gorgeous. The unit was clean and had everything you might need. The grounds were beautiful and the location was very peaceful. We would go back in a second. If we could have chosen it, two of the buildings...

Thank 1bobby30
Campbellville ON
Reviewed 13 October 2009

We stayed 4 nights at this resort. We were surprised there was no AC, but it was always windy, and we could open enough windows/patio doors to get a good cross-breeze at night. We were OK with leaving the patio doors open while sleeping at night (there are screens), although it'd be better if there were some locking mechanism so...

1Thank RuthCampbellvilleON
Reviewed 29 September 2009

No A/C which means you have to keep the windows open. Almost no airflow whatsoever in the 1300 block of units. It was stifling HOT! My daughter & I have asthma and really suffered. The unit was dirty as well. We rented from someone on VRBO & thought it would be a nice place based on the reviews. Please look...

2Thank sillyme3346

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $302 - $689 (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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“get the ocean view, it's worth it”
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