first time in building F great view on third floor
We have stayed at Pono Kai previously, so we knew what to expect. The property is immaculate, the gardens are so well maintained. The units themselves are clean and tidy, but do show some age and wear. There is very little soundproofing between the rooms, so bring ear plugs.
The kitchen had all dishes and pans that we needed, and we cooked often. The only food/spices provided are salt and pepper. The mid-week clean was fast and much appreciated. The pool area checks out towels and games. Chairs, boogie boards, umbrellas, and snorkel gear are available from the Activities desk for 1, 3, or 7 day rental.
Overall experience was excellent. Property manager was very helpful with good communication. While the property is older it is well maintained. Central location with stores and restaurants nearby.
The ocean front setting is the best part other wise the furnishings are dated and tired. The kitchen basic. The bedroom blackout curtains don’t totally block the hallway lights. Not excellent. There was no need to contact property manager.
Enjoyed our stay despite the weather. Location great to get all over the island, a car is definitely needed. View and beach trail were beautiful. Wonderful Mexican restaurant right next door. We couldn’t get the A/C unit in living room to work but didn’t say anything since weather was cool enough and had sliding doors open most of the time. No a/c in bedroom, A fan was provided which was helpful since the room could get stuffy. The bedroom window opened up right at the outside staircase not providing for privacy or feel of safety. Well stocked kitchen. Sofa bed mattress needs replacing.
Satisfying. Great location.
enjoyed the coast line paths, local shopping & the central location for all other parts of the island
Love the Pono Kai. This is our 5th stay and had an awesome time in Kauai.
Bedroom doesn’t get much of the A/C as it’s at other end of condo. Also discovered the A/C is on a timer. The condo was very nice and great view of ocean shore. Quiet area and great walking distance to many stores, restaurants and activities. Great stay!
Ok Very pleasant facility and exceptional location
nice apartment on beach plenty of space and great lanai. property had lovely pool with jacuzzi, lovely grounds, BBQs, hammocks. ocean views and sounds were fantastic
Overall, this place is good. Quiet area about 15-20 minutes from the airport and pretty centrally located to everything on the island. Only complaint, and reason I gave this four stars - The check in time was 1600 however at 1600 the front office said the room was not ready. They couldn't give me a time of when the room would be ready and we finally checked in at 1720. Besides this the stay was smooth, but a later than advertised check in time was slightly annoying.
Very good location, nice ocean view.
Quick response to confirm booking and checkin process. View was incredible and the place clean and updated. Such a lovely experience! Highly recommend!
Great resort, friendly staff, could’ve used more than one pan in the kitchen but other than that it was brilliant!!
Excellent, well maintained property. Staff are always pleasant and helpful. We always stay at Pono Kai.
Very good!! Staff were all very friendly and courteous!! We will be back!!
Pona Kai was clean, great location and wonderful view of the ocean. Everyone from the front desk to the lawn keeper to the housekeeping staff were extremely helpful, service oriented and very friendly
Good except for the couch. Couch needs to be replaced. The springs in the cushions are wearing out and make sitting or lying on the couch uncomfortable.
The rest of our stay went well and being in this unit was enjoyable.
Location was great for access to Kapa’a shopping & restaurants. Being location on the beach pathway was great. We were initially put in a unit that was not where we were supposed to be; garden-view first floor, handicap-accessible unit. We were supposed to be in a third-floor ocean view unit. It took a fair amount of time to resolve but we did get the unit we had requested (found out later that the unit is not guaranteed but the view is) Overall, unit was clean but had tiny black ants in the kitchen. Kitchen was not as well-equipped as we have come to expect in VRBO units. Paid more for resort amenities that we didn’t use.
Checking in/ out was quick and easy. We stayed for 8 nights and used the kitchen several times. The walking- biking path is right behind the property, so we used that often to explore the beaches. Shops, restaurants, and stores are all within a short stroll. We enjoyed sunrises from our balcony since we faced east out to the ocean. We will definitely plan on staying here next visit to Kauai!
Walking distance from shops and restaurants. Pool out front and beach out back.
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