Ratings based on 188 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 30, 2015
Great stay! One night was not enough. We will be back next year with the entire family.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Maui, Hawai'i

Serene, Peaceful - The Old Soul Of Hawai'i

Posted Mar 25, 2015
Location: Highly recommend all the meat, seafood and poke at Ishihara Market right in town.
We had such a wonderful time at Waimea Plantation Cottages. Such incredible grounds with old growth trees and right on the ocean. Very private. This is the way it used to be in Hawaii. All of the cottages are authentic and were shipped to this location from 6 different plantations. This is a place to really relax, cook for yourself in the full kitchen (or choose from the huge menu at Kalapaki Joes), chill on the lanai, take a long walk on the endless beach, swim in the oceanside pool and listen to the tropical birds and ocean waves. We stayed a Westin Princeville and Sheraton Poipu as well on this trip and preferred Waimea Plantation Cottages hands down. Super friendly staff as well.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 27, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
Wow, thank you for your glowing review, Johnny! We are so proud to learn that our grounds and friendly service could give you a taste of the Hawaii of yesteryear. We hope to see you again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Texas

True Hawaii...or as close as you are likely to get

Posted Mar 2, 2015
Pros: location, character, staff.
Cons: I am not a burgers, fries, and beer kind of guy so a better restaurant would be great.
Location: The huge plus is that you can do absolutely nothing and that is fine. If you need external stimulus try Poipu or the North Shore
Waimea Cottages give you an idea of what housing was like in Hawaii last century. If you have an interest in the Pacific before high rise hotels and traffic jams on Oahu, this is the place for you. The cottages have character. They are comfortable but do not expect Tommy Bahamas "style". The cottages are clearly more comfortable than when lived in by the original inhabitants but do not expect luxury. Each cottage is different from its neighbors, some small, a few quite grand (for the administrators of the plantations not the workers). The setting is great and if the purpose of your visit is to swing in a hammock looking up at a clear blue sky through swaying palm trees, Waimea Cottages is the place you have been looking for. Not much happens in Waimea but that is just fine. If you want more activity Poipu is a relatively short drive away and the North Shore about 1.5 hours drive away. The staff at Waimea Plantation Cottages are all incredibly friendly and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
Dennis, thank you very much for your positive and thoughtful review. Our property is loved by many guests because of our laid-back atmosphere, and it is a delight to learn that you feel the same way. Mahalo.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Boise, ID

My favorite place in the world!

Posted Feb 22, 2015
This place is wonderful! Beautiful beyond words. Plantation era setting, yet with modern comforts. Grounds are immaculate, cottages are wonderful. Aaron at the front desk puts this place over the top. Welcomes you each day, shares all the must see and must do activities, and is genuinely interested in making your experience the best possible. A 10!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
Monique, we are sincerely honored by your high opinion of us! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed our friendly service and beautiful grounds. Mahalo.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

One bedroom.

Posted Feb 21, 2015
Spacious bathroom, comfortable bed, well appointed kitchen.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
It is a delight to read that our cottages were to your liking! Mahalo!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Bend Oregon

Lovely cottages

Posted Feb 14, 2015
Individual cottages makes it very private. Wonderful view of ocean. Grounds are lush and manicured. Great restaurant. Staff is friendliest I've ever seen at a hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 11, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
We appreciate your positive feedback! I’m so honored that you decided to spend your honeymoon with us. Thank you, and congratulations!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Eugene, OR

Nice place, beautiful grounds, great sunsets.

Posted Feb 6, 2015
We liked the real Old Hawaii flavor of this place. Kitchen and rooms are not big. We used the breezes for air conditioning, and that was fine. It's an easy walk to stores and eateries. The ocean view is beautiful from the grounds, but the beach isn't swimable. Kitchen could have used some sharp knives and some larger pans. Free laundry machines came in very handy. Beautiful grounds, with lots of plants, birds, and built-in alarms (roosters).
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 11, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for the kind words, Bob. I hope we will see you again soon.
1 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Victoria, BC

Disappointing, is an understatement...

Posted Jan 29, 2015
Pros: Not much. Terrible, terrible place. Don't stay here.
Cons: Pretty much everything!
Location: Nothing, this is the worst spot on the island. There IS the Waimea canyon, but really, that's it. NO other reason to go to this rear-end of the island
The smell of urine, was only surpassed by the mice we had to deal with, the lack of beach to swim in, the small pool, the squatters next door, the rude staff, the overpriced nature of the resort, the rudeness of the locals for us invading their locals town, the ridiculousness of the resort fee, the terrible wifi, the non-functional TV and DVD system, the sporadic and useless housekeeping. But James at Kalapaki Joes (one of only two restaurants in town) was awesome. The food was good (surprisingly affordable and delicious, especially the happy hour appys), and his service excellent. Sadly I can't say the same for the other servers, but ask for James. The cottages COULD be SO amazing if they just put a little effort in. They COULD be 4 or 5 stars with a little love an effort, but this place is neglected, aged, out-dated, unkept, unmaintained, un-loved. Everything else about the experience was terrible. Go somewhere else.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 11, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
Though this is not the caliber of review we prefer to receive, we’d like to thank you nonetheless for providing us with some feedback, Ainsley. We will take it to heart when it comes to refining our offerings in the future.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Staten Island, NY

Lovely cabin in a lovely setting

Posted Jan 19, 2015
Pros: The setting, the general feeling of calm and relaxation and like coming home!
Location: Close to Waimea Canyon and Polihole State Park.
Beautiful setting by the ocean in a lovely cabin that had been part of an old plantation. Each cabin is situated so that your morning coffee or tea can be taken while sitting on your front porch with a view of an old banyan tree and/or the ocean. Listening to the waves at night is a plus.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
It’s wonderful to hear that you were able to find a sense of calm and relaxation during your stay with us; that’s what vacation is all about. We hope to see you again next time. Mahalo!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Incredible

Posted Jan 16, 2015
Location: Hike the Waimea Cayon trail, enjoy the town and close by beaches!
Amazing grounds and cottages. Very quiet and private! Unique lodging. Food at the restaurant was great and a really good happy hour!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
Aloha! Thank you for the 5 star review. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our proximity to the beach, food, and hotel grounds. We hope we’ll see you the next time you’re in Kauai. Mahalo!