The check-in was good. The room was bigger than expected but was not super clean ( bathroom, outside table, balcony, etc). Small walk to a beach where we saw turtles. Beside a great path to run along the ocean
A pleasant stay overall but a review wouldn't be honest if there wasn't room for some constructive criticism:
Castle Mokihana is budget hotel that is getting a renovation at the end of the year but it is hard to justify the price per night for what you get until then.
Door to my room was wide open on two occasions while I was gone (the second time the wonderful cleaning staff closed it for me before anything could have happened - I learned that one had to slam it (loudly) , shake the doorknob with concurrent push/pull motions in order to really close the door - naively I simply shut it closed assuming it would stay closed (as most doors do in the States)
Some staff were grudgingly accommodating, others couldn't even bother to pretend to care (hopefully the renovations will include the front desk courtesy policies).
Fridge wouldn't close mid way through my stay and remained ajar waiting for maintenance - it may still be waiting...
Room wifi was non-existent. Hotel front desk had a better signal but thanks to Starbucks across the street I was able to stay in touch.
No shuttle service to the airport.
For the traveler who is used to hostels and public transportation this is a comfortable place - for families, not so much.
On the East side of the Garden Isle of Kauai between the historic towns of Kapaa and Wailua rests an oceanfront getaway like …More
"Nice condo, close to the water, great restaurant."
We were able to check in a bit early in the day which was great. We were provided a handicap room which was okay. I didn't realize this was a condo and was surprised that I was approached by the concierge to attend a presentation. 3 days later I was contacted about the welcome package coupons. This was the last day before check out. Overall the facilities were beautiful, front desk staff were great, and the high end restaurant on the property was fantastic. We also enjoyed the bar by the pool (great bartenders, lunch sandwiches), and the pool itself.
The location was great. The family restaurant across the street was excellent & we got a discount for staying at Pono Kai. If you keep walking north on the main highway, there are many cute shops and restaurants. We had oceanview room so we could see the kids playing down on the beach. If you walk north on the boardwalk, you hit a nice beach where you can lay out, etc. The rooms were clean. The master bedroom had a nice king size bed. The 2nd bedroom had a full size bed & the kids said that it was a little lumpy. The sofa sleeper where our son slept was lumpy as a sofa sleeper gets. There was a little smell to the building but once we got into our room, the smell was not bad. It's just an old complex so it smelled old. Overall, it was a great experience and I would recommend it to others.
Reek from Osage City, KS
This Kapaa beachfront condominium resort in Kauai is one half-mile from Coconut MarketPlace shops and less than 8 miles from …More
When we got to the hotel we were just expecting a standard king bed and 1 bath unit. We weren't aware that it was more of a condo set up and that was a great surprise.
We had a wonderful kitchen with top end appliances and granite countertops, a washer and dryer (which we unexpectedly used almost every day), and two bathrooms.
The beach was great and had a lovely view of the sunrise every morning.
I would definitely stay here again.
Located on the south end of the famed Coconut Coast, Wailua sits at the mouth of Hawaii’s longest navigable river. This area was once favored by royalty and is dotted with sacred Hawaiian sites. Today, kayakers and adventurers use the town as a base to explore the Wailua River, Wailua Falls, and the 19th-century plantation village of Kapaa.
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