Kauai Country Inn
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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
My husband and I spent 6 nights in the Green Rose Suite at the Kauai Country Inn, and would highly recommend it. Mike and Martina are warm, welcoming, knowledgeable, and simply delightful. The rooms are spotlessly clean and comfortable, with beautiful hardwood floors. We particularly enjoyed the spacious kitchen/great room, and high speed internet right in our suite. Even the smallest suite there is charming. The location was perfect for us; off the beaten track, quiet and peaceful, with easy access to both the north and south shores. Martina recommended hiking trails, with spectacular views, that we thoroughly enjoyed. Kauai is lovely. If you are looking for a reasonably priced, comfortable, home base from which to explore, look no farther than the Kauai Country Inn.
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We stayed at the Kauai Country Inn for 8 nights, and it was great! First, it's a little inland, but it's in the perfect spot, halfway between the north and south of the island.
The inn itself is very cozy. While there, we stayed in two suites: the Green Rose and the Yellow Ginger suite. The Yellow Ginger is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath with small kitchen with lots of room. the living room is especially nice. The Green Rose suite is truly impressive: it is only a 1 bedroom/1 bath, but it's huge. The kitchen is full and stocked with everything you'd need to cook a meal. There are even 2 large futons in case more people wanted to pile in.
Perhaps the best part were the fruit trees. While we were there, the star fruit and guava trees were bent over with all the fruit. The star fruit was especially juicy and good, while the guava was great when made into a juice. There's also mango and orange trees, but no fruit this time.
Mike and Martina were very nice, and when we found out they were Mac people, well...
They have put together a very nice place to stay, one which I highly recommend!
Kauai Country Inn
Kauai Country Inn was a wonderful experience. It had everything that was advertised. A very homey atmosphere, beautiful location, facilities and extremely quite. It made you feel you were a local instead of a tourist. Martina and Mike are very gracious host. I'm definitely making this my number #1 place to stay on Kauai.
A Gem - You'll kick yourself for staying anywhere else!
My husband and I stayed for 4 nights at this Inn in Kapa'a. We were in the Orchid Suite, a *steal* at $95/night. It has a separate bedroom (with computer and internet connection!), a small kitchen with microwave, hotplate, coffee maker, toaster, sink, and table, and a bathroom. Outside is a lovely lanai (deck) with full sized grill, table, hammock, and rocking chair.
The inn is surrounded by fruit trees. Don't miss the starfruit. It's better than anything you'll ever get in a grocery store! (And it's free.) Try grilling it. Yummy.
Mike and Martina are great hosts -- attentive, but in no way overbearing -- and the accomodations were clean and tastefully decorated. The inn is located about 10-15 minutes inland, around 20 minutes from the airport, and no more than an hour or so from anything you would ever want to see. It's VERY central.
We will definitely be staying here again when we're back in Kauai, which we hope will be soon. This place is a real gem.
(P.S. Don't miss their Beatles museum!)
The Best Inn ever!
If you want a beautiful Inn off the beaten path with advice from locals...this is the place to stay. Everything from the deck that overlooked the rainforest, in which I did yoga every morning with Kona coffee......to the amazing birds....to the grill that you can cook up local fish .......we absolutely loved this place and will be back!
This was a great find. We stayed there when we got married and it was great. We were able to get the private house and it was wonderful. It was a 3 bedroom 2 bath house with a full kitchen. They also have another house where they rent out suites but i did not see them. The place was quiet and secluded. A place to relax and isn't that why you go to Hawaii? You will need a car to get there and some really good directions though. Hawaii has a way saying the highway/street name instead of the hwy # which is what you get on yahoo. It will also take time in getting used to the local attitude which is really laid back. I am from Los Angeles and they say that we are laid back... Hawaii is even more.
If you go to Kauai and are looking for a place that is very reasonable and somewhat secluded then try to get in at Kauai Country Inn. Also Mike and Martina are very friendly and helpful as well.
Lovely Kauai Country Inn
We just got back from our second visit to Kauai. The first time we stayed in a Kapaa condo on the beach, nice enough but near a very busy street. This time we decided to try the Kauai Country Inn, off the beaten track in the Wailua Homesteads above Kapaa. What a great decision! The grounds of the inn are lovely, our suite was beautiful, clean and nicely decorated (and with lots of friendly touches like coffee, cookies, and macadamia nut candy), and the setting was fantastic. Up in the forested hills, the gentle breezes blow most of the day and it rains a few times daily; it is just a wonderful contrast to staying in the hot town. Martina and Mike Hough were very friendly and helpful hosts. We can't say enough good things about the Kauai Country Inn and would definately would stay there again. Also, Kapaa is a great jumping-off place to stay: centrally located, with all the good restaurants, and not trendy/fancy like Hanalei or Poipu. In conclusion, we highly recommend the Kauai Country Inn for people who want to stay in a lovely place, in the hills where the locals live.
We were a little concerned when booking, but the Kauai Country inn exceeded our expectations. Immaculately clean, beautifully furnished, good (off the beaten track) location. The owners were lovely, gave us some great recommendations. Just make sure you're not visiting in rainy season (rained 3 of 4 days).
Thumbs up to the Kauai Country Inn...
Everyone knows what to expect when they stay at a big hotel but choosing a bed & breakfast can be scary... Needless to say we made the right choice with the Kauai Country Inn! Mike & Martina Hough are great hosts, and the property is impeccable and has a lot of charm. I was especially appreciative for the insider info on where to eat and how to find the golf courses only the locals seem to know about. Thanks again. We'll be back!"
Amazing Hospitality, Beauty and Value in the Countryside of the Garden Island
My wife and I went on our delayed honeymoon to Hawaii on Christmas 2004. After a few problems in Oahu including lost luggage, bad luau experience and heavy extra expenses we arrived dirty and tired at Lihue on the 27th.
We proceeded to explore the Garden Island hoping that (1) our inn would be as good as we expected, and (2) that we would get clothing and relaxation and comfort soon. Our flight from LAX had been turbulent and the weather both on Oahu and Kauai had been much less than ideal.
After a lovely drive along the north shore we spent a few hours at Ke'e Beach. Though it was still cloudy it was warm and the beach was lovely. At 2pm we left for our inn which was about an hour to the southeast just outside Kapa'a. The lovely island was bathed in sunshine while it rained south of Kilauea and we saw a full rainbow, something fairly rare where we live. We passed Opeka'a Falls on route 580 and about 10 minutes later arrived at Kauai Country Inn.
The owners, Mike and Martina Hough, are lovely hosts. They had left check in instructions on the door of the inn and we proceeded to go to their home (directly behind the inn). They spoke with us for a few minutes and we got the keys and headed for our suite. Our luggage arrived just as we opened our doors. The suite was spacious, artistically decorated and comfortable. What excited me from the beginning was that I could stay on Kauai in some level of comfort for a reasonable price. What really happened was even better.
For $115/night I got a two bedroom with a terrific bathroom and a kitchen in one of the most expensive places on Earth. Most trip planners would have you stay in Po'ipu or Princeville or Hanalei when going to Kaua'i. I disagree with this since it forces you to stay far from one side of the island or the other. Kapa'a is exactly halfway to everything. Nothing is terribly far. If you stay in Princeville you are three hours from Waimea Canyon. If you stay in Po'ipu you are two hours from Ke'e or Hanalei. The great resorts of Kaua'i look wonderful, certainly, but I can't imagine staying anywhere other than the Hough's wonderful oasis of charm in the hills west of Kapa'a.
The suites each contain a good Macintosh computer with DSL connection so you can write e-mails and IMs with kids or friends back home. This is a great touch. (For you workaholics out there, you can also work - sheesh!). The place is so well kept you could eat off the shining hardwood floors. Mike and Martina do everything they can to make you feel at home.
I really can't say enough nice things about the Kaua'i Country Inn.
Charles in Kansas City, MO
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... was very good...told us all about the tours we could take and the things to do and places to go on the island. It is a beautiful island...very green...the garden island. We got sucked into going to an hours time share seminar...for that we got 30% off all tours and $100 to use on anything we like...too good to refuse! We went ...
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... br> April 8th. Another lousy day. Hung around the room most of the day, finally doing the two mile round trip walk to our beach. Phil swam a bit and back to home, a bit of rain on the way. I napped while he walked to store. There was a pupu party here, right outside our room and we attended for a few minutes as we had a reserve at the Hukilau for dinner. This is #1 eatery on the island. And it is good, and spendy! In fact, we are going back on Sunday. ...
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