We were immediately and happily surprised by the size of the unit and it's location. Much bigger... See full review
Jul 4, 2014
Sheltered by graceful coco palms and brilliant tropical foliage, our plantation design condominiums are a quiet escape from a busy world. Your cares vanish as you relax on your private lanai with views of the sparkling blue seas and luxuriant tropical gardens. The gentle trade winds and warm sum soothe your body as you decide whether to go snorkeling or kayaking at near by Poipu Beach Park. The resort features include an adult swimming pool, childrens pool, tennis courts, and paddle tennis. Please note that there is an extra person fee of USD 10.00 per night, if applicable. Additionally, pack-n-play cribs can be reserved for USD 10.00 per night.
Check-in is after 2pm. Check-out is before 10am. Guest Reception is located at 1941 Poipu Road about 14 miles from the Lihue Airport. We are adjacent to Kalapaki Joe's Restaurant, about 1/2 mile west of the Hyatt Regency on Poipu Road. Our guest reception office is open daily from 8am to 7pm.
Reception is only open between 8am - 7pm every day except holidays which is 8am - 5pm. If you arrive after hours please access your keys and check-in packet from the lock box to the right of our entry. A call to the phone number above the lock box will provide 24 hour check-in capabilities.
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These condos are close to the beach and include a full kitchen, separate living room, dining area, master bedroom, bath, private ocean view lanai and laundry area. There is an adult and childrens pool on the property as well as two tennis courts.
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Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
We were immediately and happily surprised by the size of the unit and it's location. Much bigger than it appears in the photos, particularly the lanai, where we spent most of our time when in the room. Nice view of the shore from our room (520),
although partially obstructed by the railing and a few houses. The kitchen is very spacious, and I definitely recommend using it if you want to make Kaua'i affordable--there is a very convenient and well-stocked grocery store nearby in Koloa, with reasonable prices for Hawaii. The Nihi Kai is actually much closer to the beach than it would appear at booking--very easy walking distance. Plus, their pool is on the way back from the beach, so you can shower and lounge there if you need just a little more sun and water. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained, reception very friendly. We particularly appreciated the location, which we realized was perfect for both enjoying the beach (great for bougie boarding) and taking excursions around the island (although it will take over 1.5 hours to get up past Hanalei Bay, the trip is worth it). We are a "budget traveler" family, and the Nihi Kai was by far the nicest place we've stayed over the years of travelling with our two children around the world. It is not the luxury and opulence of the nearby Hyatt, and if you want to be pampered you'll have to do it yourself, but the Nihi Kai stands out for it's convenience, spaciousness, and well maintained grounds and units. The only inconveniences we noted, and they were really inconsequential, were a kitchen rangetop that was difficult to master, and the three flights of stairs up to our unit were difficult for mobility impaired travelers. Some units are closer to the beach than others, so you might want to look at the complex map and balance distance to walk versus peace and quiet of being set back from the beach/pool if walking is difficult.
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Short drive from hotel
You do not need to join Costco or worry about finding affordable and complete groceries in the Po'ipu area. The nearby Big Save in Koloa has pretty much all you'll need.