Ratings based on 227 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Edmonds, WA
Posted Nov 20, 2015
Pros: Love that someone had the foresight to move these historic plantation homes and make use of them.
Cons: So wish the restaurant was better on site. Kalapaki Joes is a 'C-" Wish Gaylords had taken it over!
Location: Visit the Waimea Canyon, nice beach walks and the sweet town Hanapepe has a great festival of art and food Friday nights.
We decided to do a more authentic Island experience and this did it! The cottage we stayed in was very quaint, clean and so homey. Even though the frig had rust stains on the exterior it was immaculate on the interior! We had a sweet view of the ocean and the pleasant gardens.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Oregon
Wonderful historic place!Posted Nov 16, 2015
Pros: Atmosphere and beauty...
Cons: Nothing, it is what it is, and we loved it!
Location: The canyon was incredible, the restaurant at the top of the canyon was great!!!!
I loved the casual atmosphere, historic setting and beautiful grounds!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Best. Vacation. Ever.Posted Nov 2, 2015
Location: Coconut Corner, Waimea Canyon, La Spezia in Old Koloa Town, Pizzeta in Old Koloa Town, Hwy 50 Grind, Salt Pond Beach, Ishihara Market for lobster poke
This place is paradise. It's a bit out of the way from some of the touristy spots, but if you have a car and don't mind beautiful scenery, you can visit anywhere on the island. There is a reason they call Kauai the Garden Island. The team here is awesome. Everyone is super friendly. The cottages are perfect. It's not a hotel so please don't stay here and give this place a bad review because you want a hotel experience. This is perfect for vacationing. It's cozy with a full stocked kitchen. If you want to cook at "home" do so. There are hammocks just yards off of the beach. We will be back again and again. Great for families. I can't say enough positive things about this place.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Buena Park, Ca
Our most favorite hide-away in all of Hawaii.Posted Oct 31, 2015
Pros: The cottages are so cute. All have a porch to set on and enjoy the great view.
Cons: Some of the cottages are old and need some TLC.
Location: The location is good . Close to Waimea where the store is and Jo Jo Anuenue Shave Ice- the best on the island.
Were can you go to have a walk on the beach , go swimming and have no one around. So private and peaceful. This is our fifth time to the cottages. The restaurant there is also outstanding. We went for breakfast. The portions were huge and the food was delicious.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Amarillo, TX
Waimea plantation cottages - loved it!Posted Oct 24, 2015
These cottages used to house plantation workers so some are fairly rustic. That being said, our one bedroom cottage was very comfortable. The grounds at WPC are absolutely gorgeous. The beach is just steps away. This beach is perfect for morning or evening strolls. Swimming beaches are nearby. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant, kalapaki joe's is on site, and the food is good. The location is very near entrance to waimea canyon which is a must see on Kauai. We had a great stay at WPC and I would recommend the cottages for anyone wanting to stay in waimea.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Phoenix, AZ
Not Great But Not BadPosted Oct 19, 2015
Pros: Located in a more rural part of the island, the staff provided as many towels as we needed, and walking distance to some decent food in Waimea.
Cons: Additional A/C so that the entire cottage could be cooled and more bug control (exterminators) for the pests inside the cottages.
Location: "Downtown" Waimea is within walking distance and there is good food at either the restaurants or the markets.
We stayed in a two-bedroom ocean-view unit (#D) for a week. The major drawbacks were that only one room had A/C and the ants inside the kitchen (even without food present) were very annoying. We enjoyed the restaurant next to the office and the proximity to the beach, though the beach itself is not one that you can go into the water. We cooked a few of our meals with the BBQ and had a great time with our friends but we were expecting better conditions.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Seattle
Wonderful, unique property - quaint/dated cottagesPosted Oct 6, 2015
Location: Very close to Waimea Canyon which I'd highly recommend but very far from North Shore.
Let me preference this by saying I would recommend this property, even given the drawbacks I'm going to highlight below. Pros - beautiful grounds around the cottages, unique, spacious setting, very relaxing, lovely experience to complement other stays at more classic resorts on the islands. Happy we stayed here in between our Westin stays for a change of pace. Cons - Given cottages are historical they are also dated which means a little dingy in some aspects. For example, the bathtub didn't look clean but it was - just old so scratched up. Also, given the screens didn't seal well there were A LOT of tiny little bugs that creeped in and invaded our bathtub and hung out on top of our nice clean white bed sheets. The bugs weren't from lack of cleanliness at all, it reminded me of when I went on a luxury safari and the same thing happened which made me long for the sterile Westin. Also, housekeeping only occurs ever 3 days/nights which was disappointing and the pool was closed for maintenance most of the time I was there. It was especially a bummer because the resort is beachside but the water not really swimmable given the waves. Poipu had much better beaches for swimming. Given the size of the 2 BR oceanview villa I had, I was disappointed to find there wasn't any dining table either inside or outside, just a coffee table in the living room. We ended up eating on our laps on the steps on our front porch as it wasn't convenient to eat with toddler around coffee table.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from oyster bay. NY
Very nice hotel for the price.Posted Sep 25, 2015
Close to restaurants, shopping and beach. Easy to get to Waikiki and Pearl Harbor.
by A verified traveler
Posted Sep 9, 2015
Very old buildings, falling apart, not like pictures at all, not updated, lots of lizards and bugs. Staff excellent and very nice and understanding. great setting, but not as described, or portrayed, disappointed with the place NOT the STAFF.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Rigby, ID
Almost paradisePosted Sep 1, 2015
Pros: Having your own individual cottage was wonderful.
Location: Swimming and snorkeling beach just 15-20 minutes away. Small town but grocery store and great restaurants within a mile.
If you want quaint, quiet, and peaceful surroundings, this is the place for you. In fact, it was almost paradise. Beautiful facilities, beautiful surroundings, wonderful place to stay. The cottage we stayed in had such charm.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 23, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
Aloha! We appreciate your kind words about our property. At Waimea we strive to provide an authentic Hawaiian experience for our guests. We are glad to see that it shows.