Ratings based on 89 Verified Reviews
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4.1 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Nice place but not necessarily best for valuePosted Dec 30, 2014 on Hotels
We booked Lae Nani last minute just before Christmas as we decided to take a trip to Kauai. Positives: + Nice view of the ocean, close to beach + Nice grounds, well maintained and pleasant looking + Clean rooms and comfortable Negatives: - Bath tub was looking a bit dirty. It wasn't nice and white, but had yellow/brown stains. Not sure if it's just dirty or stained from a lot of use. Regardless, didn't look nice. - No internet available. - We booked an ocean front room but I wouldn't call our room ocean front as you still had to walk a good 70 meters to get to the beach. If anything, it's probably an ocean view - I expected ocean front to be right on the ocean. We paid around $240 per night (inc. taxes), plus $90 cleaning fee which ends up to be around $270/night (we booked 3 nights). In my opinion, not necessarily the best value but it's a nice place. Overall, would rate 3.5 stars but Hotel.com doesn't allow half stars.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from calgary, canda
Conviniently located close to shopping area.Posted Dec 25, 2014
Pros: Very heat. Kitchen was adequately furnished with utensils. Access to public walk away all along the shore. Enjoyed taking a walk in the morning.
Cons: No Internet.in all condos although the Expedia website said it is free and available.
Location: Good location on a quite road parallel to the main highaway. Close to Safeway and restaurants.
Got a condo with ocean view and reasonably furnished kitchen as promised. Rooms are maintained very well. Internet was not available in the both the condos we stayed in the one week we stayed. One of them had a modem but the hotel staff could not get the security code from the condo owner. Cleaning is done only after someone checks out from the condo for which nan additional amount was charged which was of course mentioned in Expedia's hotel information. Very quite location, no A/C only fans bur in the winter AC is not required. We were able to make our own breakfast and some minimum cooking which was very useful. Overall enjoyed the stay.
for Familiesby Sarahsen from MT
Beautiful LocationPosted Mar 17, 2014
Pros: Grounds are really well maintained. No road noise.
Cons: It needs to be cleaned better inside!
Location: Lots of places to dine out are close by as well as grocery stores.
We like staying here as it makes for convenient access to both the North Shore and Waimea side of of the Island. The specific location has quiet grounds. The green areas are a great place for kids to run around, so it can be a bit noisy during the day. Doesn't anyone ask their kids to keep their voices down anymore? There is access to the ocean as well as a pool. However, we found in our unit we had to pay extra for maid service (wait..what?).
for Everyoneby oleg from san diego, CA
vacationPosted Jul 13, 2013
Pros: Close to the privet beach.
Cons: Clean room in clents stay over 2-3 nights
Location: Use local ad or magazins
Stay for a week with our room service. Costco pretty far from hotel.
for Familiesby Amanda from Denver, CO
Best spot on the planet!Posted Jun 15, 2013
Pros: Location and beautiful grounds
Cons: Clean kitchen better.
Location: The Coconut Marketplace next door has charming shops. We enjoyed Eggberts for breakfast - huge pancakes and Hawaiian touches. Harley BBQ was great.
The Outrigger has comfortable, upscale accommodations right on the beach. This beach is special: a small manmade lagoon for the little ones makes for an easy spot for families. You will find a large flat shelf of rocks which creates another natural lagoon area. This was our second visit. This time, the lagoon fed a little river that made its way out to sea. Quite an interesting spot which entertained our family for hours. A rare Hawaiian monk seal came ashore and rested right near the lagoon while we were there. Volunteers sectioned off a spot for her to rest. It was really a treat to see her and it didn't take away from our play area at the beach. The grounds of the Outrigger are lovely with tropical plants everywhere and lots of shade. The pool is roomy and with a beautiful view of the ocean. We have stayed in both a 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom and found them both to be quite nice. The 1 bedroom worked well for our family, having the kids sleep on a pullout sofa. I don't think adults would have been happy on the pullout though. A lovely breeze is present all the time so AC is not needed or desired. I felt that the kitchen could have been cleaner on this visit so I'm hopeful housekeeping will improve that. I still wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Outrigger. We will visit as much as we can afford it!
for Everyoneby Renee' from Tennessee
Amazing first time to KauaiPosted Mar 25, 2013
Pros: The view from our room, the grounds were absolutely beautifully kept, the staff were amazing.
Cons: Our condo was not updated, bathrooms not clean, kitchen countertops chipped/ broken
Location: AMAZING . . .AMAZING
We thoroughly enjoyed staying w/ the Outrigger on our first trip to Kauai. The grounds were impecable, the staff were wonderful, so enjoyed meeting and getting to know them expecially "John" our grounds security. He was so knowledgeable of the Island and so full of wonderful stories. . . . The one thing that really disappointed me was our room. The wallpaper was hanging off the walls in the extra bath, the main bath was not kept clean, there was mold on the shower curtain, the ceiling & walls, the vanity cabinet & drawers were very old and not clean. The kitchen countertop was cracked and broken and not kept clean, I went out and bought some counter cleaner to use prior to fixing anything to eat. The kitchen drawers were also broken out. I realize these condos are privately owned and rented out for vacationers, so it is up to them to keep them clean and renovated. But for the price we were charged, I'm disappointed in what we were provided. I came w/ two other couples and their condos were wonderful, clean and adequately supplied w/ housing items, so I pray our next visit to the Outrigger our experience will be better w/ property owners that take pride in their rental property.
by jon and lennie from san diego
kauai tripPosted Dec 6, 2012
Pros: near beach
Cons: really bad bed
Location: good location
Wide range of furniture and upkeep between rooms. Some rooms were furnished very nicely, others the bare minimum
for Everyoneby Robert from Torrance, CA, USA
Nice Grounds but Beach view on the decline.Posted Sep 25, 2012
Pros: The grounds are maintained better than any I have ever experienced. Hats off to the grounds crew, they are fantastic and creative.
Cons: Pool fence blocking ocean view, outsiders allowed to wander through to beach. Noise in building 2 from public acess
Location: Location is ideal for sight seeing and grocery shopping. Easy to get to anywhere on the island from here.
We have stayed at the LaNani on several occasions always a pleasant experience. We had not been there in 3 or 4 years and of course changes happen. The most noticeable is the addition of the pool fencing which blocks most of the ocean view from the ground floor of building 2. It is understandable that this was a necessary addition since the construction of the condos across the street. We were also disappointed that so many people from outside are allowed to access the beach directly through the La Nani. Even though there is security , it does not seem to be enforced. Also the small gate from the La Nani to the public access does no good without a lock. Understanding that Hawaii beaches are all public it still is disturbing that beachgoers from outside the condos are allowed to play at will on the grounds owned and maintained by the La Nani. We really love the La Nani but really would like to see some changes. Guaranteed room reservation, buildings 1 and 2 are to close to the public access trail and only a few feet from bedroom windows. Always on the alert because it sounds like someone is right in the room with you. We do like it there and appreciate the staff working with us to get a ground floor condo but would have to think seriously about staying if we had to stay in building 1 or 2 again.
for Everyoneby Kana from Yucca Valley, CA.
FEELS LIKE HOME-DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVEPosted Sep 9, 2012
Pros: Location and cleanliness.
Cons: Road being torn up around entrance
Location: Perfect location to be close to shopping and also right on the oceanfront.
This was our second stay at Lae Nani, so that speaks for itself. The condo this time, however was not as comfy as the one we had prior, so each condo has its own pros and cons. We had an oceanfront/ground floor one, but because of the plants and way it faced the ocean, we got virtually no breeze and it faced the setting sun, so... Our hall toilet would not flush (we discovered that in the middle of the first night), but as soon as I notified the office the next morning, it was promptly fixed. Also, one of the front desk staff (JLynn) was so helpful in our trying to purchase a day trip to Oahu. She took extra time and patience that was not in her job description. Very sweet! Peaceful location, lovely and large pool, a small area of the beach seemed to be safe for kids ( I don't have any but saw other's in). This condo complex is just across a parking area from the "Coconut Grove" shopping area. ABC store close. Also, just up the highway there's grocery stores, Long's drugs and anything else you might want. We love staying in Kapaa. Not a big touristy feel. Kapaa is about 15min. from Lihue and about 30 minutes from Poipu. Nothing is too far. Don't hesitate to book at Lae Nani. Clean, nice location, and friendly.
for Everyoneby Joy from Maryland, USA
Very nice but pls get a new mattressPosted Aug 19, 2012
Pros: Quiet grounds
Cons: Master bedroom mattress
Stayed in 425. Overall very nice. Grounds are beautiful and very peaceful. Security is a visible presence especially when it starts to get dark. Tide pool fun for children and adults alike. The only bad thing was the king sized bed in the master bedroom. Extremely uncomfortable with a huge depression on one side of the mattress. I slept in the middle close to my husband and tried not to fall in the hole all night. It also squeaked every time you moved. The mattress really needs to be replaced.