Ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from US

Posted Oct 22, 2016
Very nice. Close to Beach and Restaurants. No Air Conditioning
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 17, 2016 by Manager at Whalers Cove in Poipu, Hotel Management
Aloha and Mahalo for taking time to comment on our beautiful resort. Hope you will come back and stay with us again in the future! A hui hou,
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from W

Great location but.....

Posted Aug 1, 2016
Great location, great views but the ants and cockroaches killed it for us. Room cleanliness was not worth the price
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from San Francisco

Unit #233

Posted Jul 29, 2016
Pros: Super comfortable furnishings and attention to details. Loved the sparkling pool with ocean view.
Cons: We find when we stay in fully-equipped condos it would be appreciated to have some sort of foil, plastic wrap and/or baggies provided.
Location: Great location close to shops, restaurants, beaches, Spouting Horn and gardens. Recommend Spezia, a small Italian restaurant in nearby Koloa.
Lovely and spacious two-level condo with 2 master bedrooms, each with full bath plus a half-bath downstairs. Large oceanfront lanai with two lounge chairs plus table with four chairs. Snorkel with sea turtles right from property. Plenty of free parking.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 23, 2016 by Manager at Whalers Cove in Poipu, Hotel Management
Aloha and Mahalo for your comments. We'd be happy to pre-stock your kitchen pre-arrival with any grocery items you want including foil, plastic wrap and baggies. Very handy if you like to start your vacation without a trip to the grocery store. We provide this service for the cost of the items plus a small delivery fee. Hope you will come back and stay with us again.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

condos on rocky coastline

Posted Jan 17, 2016
Pros: Quiet and an out-of-the-way location
Cons: Mattresses
Location: Central to either end of the island. Not too much to do nearby, but that is what I wanted.
The condominium I was supposed to stay in had a faulty front door lock. I did get to see the interior and it was on the second floor, and it was clean and sufficient. The beds were okay, looked like they could use new mattresses. The management upgraded me to a nicer unit on the first floor. It was clean and quiet. The downside was that I was uncomfortable sleeping at night with the sliding glass door open, and that was the only window ventilation available with no air conditioning. It was nice. The bathrooms were very nice, laundry in the unit was convenient, and it was certainly centrally located on the island, which is what I was looking for. All in all, I had a nice stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great resort on the ocean in Poipu area

Posted Dec 12, 2015
Pros: The views from the oceanfront room (#136) were great! The service was good.
Cons: The WiFi while generally ok could be further improved.
Location: The resort is located in a quiet area close to Poipu resort area and old Koloa town. It is very close (walkable) to Baby Beach.
We had a great stay at Whalers Cove over Thanksgiving week! We were very happy with the resort, room and all the staff at the resort. Following are some of the major details. Rooms: The room (#136) was very clean, spacious and well-furnished. The kitchen was well-stocked with utensils and the dishwasher, washer and dryer were a big help. The beds were comfortable and the ocean views from the room were great. The owners have done a great job in furnishing and maintaining the unit! Staff: All the staff were friendly and helpful and a huge shout-out to Marianne for all her help and guidance during our stay. She very graciously accommodated our requests of early check-in and late check-out and also gave us lot of tips on sightseeing and activities. Amenities: The parking and WiFi were free and the WiFi was generally reliable. Location: The resort is located in a quiet area close to Poipu resort area and old Koloa town. It is very close (walkable) to Baby Beach and less than a 5 min drive away to Spouting Horn park. Kukui’ula Village and Poipu Shopping Village are very close by too. Overall, we had a pleasant stay at Whalers Cove Resort and highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a quiet family time in Poipu.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 12, 2016 by Manager at Whalers Cove in Poipu, Hotel Management
Mahalo for taking the time to write such a detailed description of your stay! Your comments are welcomed and we strive to improve. A hui hou!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent service and location

Posted Aug 14, 2015
The staff was very accommodating the hotel is located right at the shore in a secluded place. The pool was never busy and always clean.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 12, 2016 by Manager at Whalers Cove in Poipu, Hotel Management
Mahalo for mentioning the pool. Because this is such a tiny resort, there is rarely more than 10 people at the pool. Hope you will come stay with us again!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from O`ahu

Unit 210

Posted Jun 24, 2015
Pros: We liked everything.
Cons: If I had to pick a very minor improvement, maybe there could be some more kids DVDs available for them to watch before bedtime.
Location: Kauai is small--everything is comparatively nearby. For locals, don't miss Hamura's Saimin in Lihue when you have time to kill before checkin
These are individually owned so I think one's experience depends somewhat on what unit you're in. Unit 210 is FABULOUS. It's recently been upgraded and everything was beautiful and in excellent condition. We were on the ground floor with pool access without going through the gate. Incredible view from our lanai, walkable to quaint stores, very peaceful. Great for Tutu to read a book while the grandkids played monkey-in-the-middle in the pool
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 12, 2016 by Manager at Whalers Cove in Poipu, Hotel Management
Aloha Tutu! I will pass along your kind works about condo 210 to the owner. They have invested lots of love in making their island home so nice. Hope you will come back to stay
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Orinda, Ca

Fantastic.

Posted May 19, 2015
Pros: Location, staff and gardens
Great experience. Property is quiet and beautiful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 12, 2016 by Manager at Whalers Cove in Poipu, Hotel Management
Mahalo for the kind words and mentioning the gardens. Our grounds staff have been working here for many years and take great pride in their work. I will pass along your comments. They will be happy to hear the gardens got a mention.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Outstanding View

Posted Apr 29, 2015
Pros: The view! And, a very friendly accommodating and responsive staff/management.
Cons: The condo was somewhat dated and needed updating, but, all you had to do was sit outside on the lanai, and look at that view and all was forgotten.
Location: Snorkeling with Turtles at the unit. Deep sea fishing and snorkel cruises just down the road at Port Allen. Farmers Market on Wed across the street.
A very nice condo with and outstanding view of the ocean! Quiet, peaceful and in a great location.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 17, 2016 by Manager at Whalers Cove in Poipu, Hotel Management
Aloha and Mahalo for your comments. Just a note to let you know that most of our owners have been updating their condos this year.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Arizona

Basicaly just a beachfront condo project

Posted Dec 9, 2014
Pros: Views
Cons: everything else. Condition of rooms, add a vending machine, have the office open when you say it's going to be open.
Location: Good location, close to the little that there is to do here.
If you want peace and quiet this is the place. Right on the ocean although No Beach. It's all rocks. There is absolutely nothing to do here, no onsite food services, not even a vending machine. No real lobby, just a motel check in room. They have beautiful views of the ocean so if you want to sit on your patio and look at the ocean or read a book it's fine, otherwise it's boring as heck. Rooms appear to be 30 year old condo's in average condition. We would not go back and would not recommend this place. Office open only in the day not 24 hours. Supposed to open at 9AM but on our checkout day no one was there. We waited till 9:15 then had to run to get to the airport on time for flight which we almost missed. No excuse for not being open on posted hours. Warning: If you have an early flight, Make checkout arrangements the day Before You are supposed to leave. Also, Leave Early! Traffic to airport can be really bad.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 17, 2016 by Manager at Whalers Cove in Poipu, Hotel Management
Mahalo for your thorough comments. While we don't have a restaurant or vending machines on property, many guests use our grocery service to pre-stock their condo prior to arrival. We'd be happy to do that for you on your next visit.