Plantation Hale Suites
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... day. They all decided to rent all-terrain shoes for $5 as they would get wet going through streams. They were taken to the start of the tour in a military-like vehicle with big tires. They took a walk back through the cow pasture and down to the creek where they got in kayaks. They went upstream and had to portage around a low dam. They went further in the kayaks and then took a hike through the ...
... t think it wise to tire myself out too much. So I turned around and headed back, while everyone else went on a bit further.
When I got back to the trailhead, there was conveniently a beach right there to relax at. So I took a stroll down the beach, and then found a nice place to just sit and relax. And it turns out beaches are good places to do that! Even though I didn't have a towel, and so just sat on a log the whole time.
But there was lots ...
... return hike together. It was nice to have someone in front of me to break my fall, just in case I slipped! Haha. The entire hike took us about 3 hours to complete. When we left the parking lot, our spots were premium…..people were waiting to park!
We ended up going for lunch in Hanalei - and since it was (almost) noon, we enjoyed some cocktails!!! I had a Kauai Tai and a ...
... YES! Now I need to stay here a few more days to use up all the **** I brought! Haha.
Today was a very windy day - gale warnings, in fact…..I was especially careful when walking underneath coconut trees. They are the most dangerous tree. Speaking of statistics - Coconuts trees kill more people than sharks! Go figure!!
After I refreshed my mind as to what I ...
At least without having my luggage, the decision on what to wear in the morning is pretty limited! Haha. And keeping with all things different, I figured a morning cocktail would hit the spot! Besides I have a huge ass bottle of rum I have to work my way thru. I got a 750ml Barcardi white for $13 (good deal).…don’t want that to go to waste! I actually asked if they had a smaller bottle. They didn’t.
This morning I headed for the ...
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Great value and super clean!!!!
My husband and I went to the Best Western last minute due to rain and poor camping conditions in August 2004. We were very pleasantly surprised! Great value, super clean, better than the Kapaa Sands Condos right down the road (which had roaches). Three clean, decent pools to choose from but it is not right on the beach. Great place to exploe the island and the aloha treatmant was exeptional. If you are not looking for seclusion or a romantic hideaway (go to Kevin Donelly's place in Kepuhi Beach on Molokai for that), but need a really nice, well- maintained condo in a convenient spot on Kauai, this is the place. It has everything you need, coffee and coffe maker, microwave, stove, bottle opener for the wine, etc... We don't have any, but it's kid friendly too! Well recommended.
Great place for the area and price!
My husband and I stayed here from 4/17/04 to 4/21/04. Our unit was C-1. Really nice, clean condo. Full washer and dryers (2ea.) down the hall. Our view was just an open field out to the sea. Easy walk to the beach. The beach is coarse sand with a multitude of concrete slabs mostle under sand. Great for families or singles! Have fun.
Woul not stay here again. Roach problems, really old, etc...
Well, I selected this place based mostly on others reviews on this site. I am not sure WHERE they were staying, but the unit I was in was fairly nasty. We even had a huge cockroach running across the ceiling. Oh yea, and when we glanced behind the dresser we saw three more dead (I hope) cockroaches. The grounds are clean but the rooms are VERY old and could be cleaner. You could probably do much better elsewhere. Kapaa is a very touristy part of the island and has a sort of "dirty" feel to it. But, it is an ideal location to be in so that you can travel to the north and south part of the island. To stay in the north or south woul d be nicer, but a much longer ride to the other. The beach near Plantation Hale is unswimmable. Okay for walking on though. If I returned I would not stay here. The Radisson would probably be a better choice.
Good value accommodation on Kauai.
This hotel was a great value. I booked through Expedia and got a package with mid-sized car from Hertz for about $130 per night during high season (March 04). I thought the hotel was clean, comfortable and very convenient for sightseeing on Kauai. This particular trip to Kauai was relatively short, and we picked this property because it was convenient to both the north shore and the south/western sides of the island. There is a little road noise from the highway, but it was not distracting. There are some chickens/roosters roaming the property, and the resident rooster made sure we were up with the sun...but from the looks of things around the island, I don't think that is unique to this property. We were able to walk to the Coconut Marketplace in the evenings for shopping and several dining options. The furnishings were a bit dated in style, but not too worn. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, kitchen gadgets and cookware. The pool areas were attractive and quiet. There are grills, laundry facilities and other conveniences on site. The beach is a 10-minute walk, but it is not for swimming. This is not a luxury facility or for those who want to be right on a swimming beach. But if you are looking for a quality, affordable accommodation on Kauai, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the BW Plantation Hale.
Great place. Very comfortable. The beds are really comfortable. Soft sheets! The housekeeping staff are all very friendly. The pools are not crowded. The only complaint is the road is right near and can be a bit noisy. Overall not bad though. The beach is close (not a swim beach) There is one close by though and it is great snorkeling There are lots of Happy Hour specials around in the various hotels close by and in the Coconut Marketplace. Do try the fluffy bananna pancakes at Eggberts! If you are looking for a resort atmosphere you might be dissapointed as this is more a laid back type of hotel. I would go back! Watch out for the endangered Red Rooster. HA!
Great Family Accomodations
Stayed for 6 nights as part of a time share presentation accross the way. Was nice sized unit for the family of four. Too much to do on the island to really stay at the property for any length of time.
Bathroom could be a lot cleaner. Laundry facilities came in handy. They were installing some sort of TV system when we were there. The airconditioning is a bit hard to regulate as it is only one unit for each suite.
Overall the family enjoyed having a kitchen in the morning and it was close to Hanalei which is where we spent most of our time.
Would recommend to other families and stay there again.
We enjoyed our stay for one week at Plantation Hale in Kauai. The grounds are very clean and well kept. Our condo unit was ground floor of two story building and pool was just right out our front door. Property is very clean and staff very friendly. Ocean is a very short walk and a nice beach. We would stay here again if we ever vacationed in Kauai again. Great
We stayed at the Plantation Hale in early December 2003. Overall the room was a great value - definitely clean, spacious, and a good amount of kitchen space. The staff was quite helpful as was the activities concierge. We used the latter to get a discount on a helicopter trip by attending a timeshare presentation (an hour's worth of presentation for $160 off was worth it for us). The property is not terribly upscale, and has a little wear and tear. The decorations were a little dated.
However, if you're the type who doesn't spend a lot of time in your hotel room, you could do a lot worse than Plantation Hale. Definitely ask for the lower rates - should be no more than $120/night.
Also, I'd highly recommend The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed. It was indispensable during our trip and helped us figure out where to eat, where not to, and what sights to see. Make sure you get the 5th edition, as the 4th edition has some dated restaraunt reviews.
Loved the Planataion Hale
This is a GREAT value. Clean spacious suites, good activities desk, nice gardens. Full kitchen and laundry facilities really help save money. The pools are not too crowded- all in all its a quiet, homelike, restful ,close- to- everything place.
Good value for the budget traveler
This is a good property for those who are budget minded. The interior of our unit could have been a little cleaner, but, it was tolerable.
Front dresk personnel were very helpful. Our building has a new laundry facility that was priced right and worked extremely well. The property is across the street from the beach and our garden view room had a great ocean view. The surf in the entire area is too rough for swimming and you must go to the crowded park nearby or drive an hour to other parts of the island for good swimming. The highway that is directly behind the complex is extremely busy so request a room away from the noise. Don't book activities with on property concierge, it is not cheaper! Readily available coupon books offer much better deals, as do direct bookings, unless you are interested in timeshare talks to get the freebies.