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Hale Pohaku Beachside Resort
Southlake, Texas
1 review
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“Our stay at Hale Pohaku could NOT have been any better!”
Reviewed 19 January 2011

Our daughter got married on Kauai last October and located Hale Pohaku for the entire wedding party, plus parents and siblings of the bride and groom to stay. It was awesome! The main house was huge and perfect for our "after-Party / dinner which included about 45 guests. The party went into the wee hours of the morning, but those of us who couldn't make it that long were able to go to our separate cottages and noise was NOT an issue. The bride is from Texas, the groom from Australia, Hawaii was the chosen location since it's about the mid-way point. This celebration was a once in a lifetime occasion where the Texans meet the Aussies, and I don't think there could possibly have been a better location for this to happen than Hale Pohaku. The rooms and cottages were great!, the location was a short walk from the beach, the pool was VERY nice, and the lawn was spectacular for partying and for the young children that were in attendance. I would HIGHLY recommend Hale Pohaku for anyone looking for a place to house/entertain a large number of people. Who knows, maybe we'll all go back for a reunion on their 5th wedding anniversary!

  • Stayed October 2010
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2011

We rented out the entire complex for the nights around our wedding - there was my husband and I, both our parents and siblings families plus all our bridesmaids and groomsmen. This totalled to 26 adults and 3 little boys! We searched endlessly for accomodation that would suit all of us, and I am so happy we chose Hale Pohaku. I am from Texas and my husband from Sydney, Australia; we wanted our closest friends and family to stay in one place to meet each other and have a chance to get to know each other. All of our party seemed very pleased, and the property was just about what I expected.

There was an issue that a few of the keys were not in the lock boxes, and we needed some additional furniture for the kiddos. I called Richard, the manager, and he turned up within a few minutes and took care of it. He was friendly and polite, and I felt comfortable that he would take care of us should there be any further issues during our stay. We had no more issues.

The rooms were clean and laid out very well. The houses were SO much bigger than we expected, which was great because all our friends felt like they had more privacy than I had prepared them for. The property is by no means 5-star - but the beds were comfortable, everything was clean, plus the gardens and property as a whole had a lot more character than the websites give it credit for. Plus the property was relatively enclosed, so we didn't worry at all about noise, privacy or the kids running off . . .we were in our own little commune, it was exactly what we wanted.

The location is AMAZING there is a beautiful but rough beach a couple of yards away, and a little convenience store which was well used by our guests. Just a few seconds away was Poipu Beach park with calmer waters and good snorkling. A few yardsin the opposite direction of the ocean was a sports bar with excellent happy hour specials. As for amenities, the kitchens were moderately stocked and the beach gear was well used but fit for purpose - we didn't need or even want anything that wasn't there. Also the basics: lots of towels, toilet paper and an added bonus the washing machine worked well.

The decor is cute and the seabreeze came throughout all thehouses/lawns perfectly. The pool was great - clean, cool, and bigger than many residential pools which was nice. The kitchen in the managers house was huge and had so much counter space . . .which was perfect because we wanted everyone to eat together. We spent most of our time at the property on the managers porch with some cold drinks and good music. My only complaint were the stray cats; however, we saw them eating through all the trash cans in the area, so there is simply not much anyone can do about them.

Overall Hale Pohaku was a perfect experience for our wedding vacation, and many of our guests agreed the setting could not have been better.

  • Stayed October 2010
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McMinnville, Oregon
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Reviewed 9 January 2011

Casual. Comfortable. Clean. Great Location.

Richard was very responsive and made sure we were comfortable. Exactly what we needed to make our vacation memorable.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Elverson, PA
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Reviewed 18 December 2010

We stayed at Hale Pohaku from September 15 through the 22nd, 2010 and hosted our daughter's destination wedding. There were 45 guests attending the wedding and about 25 people stayed on the premises. The wedding was held on the property including the ceremony, dinner under a tent, the DJ and dance floor, and a well-stocked bar. We rented the entire property for our stay.

The house and cottages were well-appointed, comfortable, and well-cleaned. Our only recommendation for improvement is that the furnishings were somewhat dated and could use updating. However, it is Hawaii and we spent very little time outside of meals and sleeping inside. The house and cottages all had fully equipped kitchens, barbecues outside and plenty of space for large gatherings. The pool was clean, well-maintained, and provided a central gathering place in the evenings.

The staff, Richard and Summer, were unbelievably accommodating. We planned a wedding from 6,000 miles away and they were instrumental in its success. Richard found the best caterer at very reasonable prices and arranged our reception from start to finish. He also recommended a top-notch DJ and florist, also very reasonably priced for the service we received. We can't thank Richard enough for his help during this potentially stressful event. Everything went off without a hitch and Richard responded to every request we made, before, during, and after our stay. Even our daughter said, "I can't imagine my wedding having gone any better."

I can only make judgement based on my experiences here, and my experience were first-rate. I highly recommend Hale Pohaku! Should we return to Kauai it will be our first choice for accommodations.

Thank you Richard and Summer!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 17 December 2010

We have taken our extended family to Hale Pohaku on three occasions in the past, and will be returning in June 2012. There is nothing like it in Poipu. The location, 1/2 block from Brenneke's Beach is unbeatable. The Hale Pohaku website gives a good idea of the accommodations, which are clean, pleasant, and well maintained. The fact that the property is enclosed makes it ideal for toddlers and young children. Additionally, the pool( which is a rarity in Poipu), is a real plus, particularly with the children, allowing for extended water play away from the Beach. The owners/managers, Summer and Richard, have always been most pleasant to deal with and have been most attentive to any needs which have arisen.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hale Pohaku Beachside Resort

Property: Hale Pohaku Beachside Resort
Address: 2225 and 2231 Pane Road, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Koloa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Koloa
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,919
Hotel Class:2 star — Hale Pohaku Beachside Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hale Pohaku is a half acre compound of four beach cottages, only a one minute walk from the ocean at Poipu Beach, Kauai. The houses can be rented individually or all together, and we welcome family reunions and weddings. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hale Pohaku Beachside Hotel Koloa
Hale Pohaku Beachside Resort Koloa, Kauai

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