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Waimea Plantation Cottages

3 stars
9400 Kaumuali Highway, Waimea, HI 96796
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
30 reviews
Historic Plantation Cottages

The cottages in historic Waimea are older buildings, set near the ocean in a quiet and picturesque... See full review

  • Travel Travel
  • Jul 21, 2014
Great place to relax

Beautiful and serene. Walking distance to town Relax and read See full review

  • Mompom
  • Jul 8, 2014
Plantation offers the grace of yesteryear for de-stressing today
A 30-acre historic property on Kauai's west coast, Waimea Plantation Cottages is a step back in time. Lovingly restored vintage houses are outfitted with period furnishings in rattan, wicker and mahogany. Each cottage is uniquely decorated and offers its own charm. While a handful of cottages are oceanfront, most are set among the coconut palm and banyan trees, fronting graceful manicured lawns. A pool and PlayStation 3 add contemporary comforts, but the draw here is a feeling of being transported to a simpler, quieter time.
Highlights
  • Overall ambiance of idyllic restfulness
  • Authentic sense of Kauai history
  • A 4,000-square-foot, five-bedroom Managers House
Location
  • Kauai's west coast, which serves as a gateway to Waimea Canyon, Koke'e State Park, and raft and kayak tours along the iconic Na Pali Coast
Rooms
Restored one- to five-bedroom vintage homes from Kauai's plantation era are clustered about the 30-acre Waimea Plantation Cottages property. Period furnishings and architectural details evoke a bygone era and exude romance. For larger families or groups, top choice is the Managers House, a 4,000-square-foot, five-bedroom oceanfront home with AC in the master bedroom. The five-bedroom Kruse House, built circa 1920, was moved to this property in 2002. It is fully air-conditioned and each bedroom has a private bath.
Features
Those looking for a place to relax and recharge in utterly peaceful surroundings will see this historic property as paradise. Plantation-era cottages set the tone, aided by inviting hammocks beneath the trees. Waimea Plantation Cottages isn't the place for exuberant nightlife, though the on-site pub sometimes brings in local talent to complement its handcrafted brews. The antithesis of activity and action, there's a slow-down-and-breathe ethic here -- in the quiet, at the pool. While the black-sand beach is not for swimming, Kekaha Beach, five minutes away, has white sand and a lifeguard.
Transportation
  • Lihue Airport (25 mi/40.2 km)
  • Taxis and limousines available
Attractions
  • Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Waimea Canyon State Park (7 mi/11.2 km)
  • Captain Andy's Raft Expeditions (7.5 mi/12 km)
  • Outfitters Kauai Na Pali Coast Kayak Tours (17.7 mi/28.5 km)
  • Koke'e State Park (18 mi/29 km)
Business
  • Grove Conference Center and several other venues accommodate up to 400 people
  • Complimentary Internet is available in the "Breezeway," the Waimea Plantation Cottages lobby area
Policies and fees
  • This is a non-smoking property.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Waimea Plantation Cottages Rooms

One Bedroom Garden View Cottage
Our One Bedroom Garden View Cottages offer either one Queen or one King bed. Each restored and modernized cottage features mahogany and wicker/rattan furniture. Cottages can accommodate up to 2 persons; rates are based on up to 2 guests.
Two Bedroom Garden View Cottage
Our Two Bedroom Garden View Cottages offer either one King & one Queen, one King & 2 Twin or 2 Queen beds. Each restored and modernized cottage features mahogany and wicker/rattan furniture. Cottages can accommodate up to 4 persons; rates are based on up to 4 guests.
Three Bedroom Garden View Cottage
Our Three Bedroom Garden View Cottages accommodate up to 6 persons in a variety of bedding configurations. Each restored and modernized cottage features mahogany and wicker/rattan furniture. Cottages can accommodate up to 6 persons; rates are based on up to 6 guests.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Services
Laundry service
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

21.9571 -159.6766
Area served
Waimea-Kauai, HI
Nearby airports
LIH - Lihue Municipal
Area description
Situated at the gateway to Waimea Canyon on the sunny west coast of Kauai. Polihale Beach, and championship golf nearby.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (30)

Ratings and reviews for Waimea Plantation Cottages

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
30 out of 30
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Waimea Plantation Cottages

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel Travel
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 21, 2014

Historic Plantation Cottages

The cottages in historic Waimea are older buildings, set near the ocean in a quiet and picturesque locale. We woke to a chorus of birds chirping in the morning and lulled by the ocean at night. A full kitchen, backyard barbeque, and a porch to watch the sun set. Perfect!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Waimea Plantation Cottages

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mompom
Business
Austin
Jul 8, 2014

Great place to relax

Beautiful and serene. Walking distance to town Relax and read

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk to Isahara store and buy delicious prepared foods and picnic at the cottages

Review of Waimea Plantation Cottages

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Spellegrin
Business
Seattle, WA
Feb 19, 2014

Relaxing anti-Resort

These rejunivated plantation cottages are a great alternative for those who want a bit of old Kaua'i away from the more modern resorts. Come to Waimeu for the weather and the slow pace, not for the night life! Good swimming beaches are a short drive, but you can walk the beach for miles from the cottages. Staff is friendly and most are good sources of local information. The cafe next door is convenient, but slow and the food is only average.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The brew pub in Port Allen has great beers, theirs and others. The food is better than most in the area.

Review of Waimea Plantation Cottages

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Somewhat disappointed 5
Business
Arizona
Sep 24, 2013

Cottages not as great as website states

Overall it was not horrible, but it needs some work. Most cottages do not have any air-conditioning and is uncomfortable during the day. When checked in was upgraded to a 3 bedroom cottage, but when complained of no air the desk person said welcome to Hawaii and did nothing, I posted a negative comment on web site and manger called. Was then downgraded to a 1 bedroom cottage with air. Quite cottage, but a letdown after first. Appears they do not spend much money on cottages as beds were like sleeping on springs and the bedroom door had wire mesh on the upper half, so no privacy and no blocking light and sound when one person up and one trying to sleep. They charge as much for a full resort, but offer far less, except less people. Probably would not stay there again. Let down for first vacation to Kauai.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Waimea Plantation Cottages

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
roboscout
Business
Malibu, CA
Jan 6, 2013

a special place

The Waimea Planation Cottages is not for the average vacationer. It's a very special place if you appreciate solitude, stunning natural landscapes and a truly "local" experience. If you want to be waited on, don't mind crowds and the consistency you find with "standard" resorts this is not the place for you. Borne essentially from a homestead, it's not plush by any means but it's genuinely authentic in a priceless way. Our 10, 8 and 6 yr olds abandoned all modern forms of entertainment to climb and frolic in the majestic tropical trees that were better than watching Avatar because they were living it. The hotel restaurant suffices and the walk into town is easy. Don't be shy about shooing away the local roosters at sunset so they don't wake you up in the middle of the night! We're definitely going back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The town of Waimea is an easy walk for those who like to walk.

Review of Waimea Plantation Cottages

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kiki kelley
Business
Lahaina, Maui
Sep 17, 2012

Old Hawaii Lives On

Beautiful, "Old Style" feel to this place. It's like stepping back in time to old Hawaii in the 1940's. Great atmosphere. When we arrived there was no record of us having made arrangements online with above travel website. However, the front desk staff was very accomodating. Rooms a little dirty. I think the cleaning staff needs to pay particular attention to the bathrooms! Overall, wonderful experience

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The onsight restaurant "The Grove" is a great place to eat with a great ambiance. Sitting on the veranda overlooking the grounds was fantastic. Be sure to wear mosquito repellant!

Review of Waimea Plantation Cottages

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RedSparkle
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Aug 4, 2012

Close to paradise

The other reviews mention the chickens - believe it. I thought they would start crowing at dawn, but they make noise all night long. In spite of this, I absolutely loved our stay. The grounds are exquisitely kept and beautiful, including vine swings, a lovely pool, and free DVD rental for guests. I went with my two daughters, and we had a blast. I would absolutely stay here again. Wish all the cottages had actual doors (some do) instead of screened doors like ours had. Lorna at the cottages was an absolute angel. Wish everybody in Kauai had been as sweet as she was.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Captain Andy's Souther Seas Yachting excursion was phenomenal. It was pricey - $400 for the three of us - but it was completely worth it. We went on the snorkel Na Pali tour. We got breakfast and lunch, sailed with dolphins and swam with sea turtles. You leave from Port Allen, very close to Waimea Plantation Cottages.

Review of Waimea Plantation Cottages

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dorothy Brown
Business
Crestview, FL
Jun 13, 2012

Laid back atmosphere, perfect for relaxation

I loved this hotel because you have a lot of privacy. The staff is helpful but not intrusive. The location could not be better. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The flea markets in Kauai have good merchandise and very good prices.

Review of Waimea Plantation Cottages

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sleepless in kauai
Business
Seattle, WA, USA
Mar 30, 2012

Roosters ruin a rustic paradise

The cottages and grounds were wonderful, and the staff was warm and conscientious. The place has a very authentic, relaxed Hawaiian feeling. But the roosters start crowing at 4 am and don't let up until well past 8. It was so noisy that we had to shut all the windows and wear ear plugs in order to get any sleep. Kauai is gorgeous, and this location would have been great value for the money, but unless you are prepared for the noise, you'll be disappointed. Also be aware that the beach at the property is too dangerous for swimming, so you'll have to drive in order to get in the ocean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Take advantage of the live Hawaiian music offered in the main plantation house. It's great.

Review of Waimea Plantation Cottages

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Likeyoubutnot
Business
Seattle, WA, USA
Feb 27, 2012

Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages

A quiet, clean and relaxing place to come back to after a day around the island. Be warned: there are chickens and roosters everywhere on the island. Roosters crow. A lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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