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“A good two bedroom, two bathroom condo to stay in”

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii

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mfield16
Tyler, Texas
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“A good two bedroom, two bathroom condo to stay in”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We (two adults and one toddler) stayed at Makanui 512 at Poipu Kai Resort for about one month. We were pretty pleased with the condo. Poipu Kai Resort consists of small “neighborhoods” of condos, including Makanui, Regency, Manualoha, the Villas, etc. Makanui contains two-story, coral-colored buildings, with each one having four condos.

Here are some things we liked about the condo:
- It’s very spacious. It’s listed at 1700 square feet, which is a pretty good size. The bathrooms are pretty big, with both of them having long countertops (good for changing diapers).
- It’s about a half mile walk to the Poipu Beach Park and Playground. There is a main sidewalk that runs through Poipu Kai Resort, so it pretty much takes you straight to that beach. Or, if you go the other direction, it will take you to the beach at the Hyatt.
- It does have a washer and dryer, which was really nice to have.

Just some facts that I noticed about the condo:
- One bathroom has a shower, while the other has a shower with a huge tub.
- There is wireless internet.
- The backyard is a good size (see pictures).
- There is no air conditioning, so you need to keep the windows and back door open as much as possible. The wind comes through the doors in the living room and bedroom (from the east), and goes out the windows in the bathroom and other bedroom. The floor plan is actually pretty well laid out to take advantage of that.
- The condo is a longer walk from the parking lot and grill, but the pool is right outside the door.

The reasons for giving it four stars instead of five:
- It is located at the corner of two fairly busy streets that run through this resort (and on to the beach). You’ll hear a lot of large, trash trucks early in the morning and old, loud cars late at night. Since you have to keep the windows open constantly for the breeze, the noise can wake you up a lot. We put up a box fan next to the window, so that helped drown out the noise and helped the wind blow through.
- The kitchen is pretty small. I actually think most condos here have small kitchens, and if you’re only staying a few days, it’s not a big deal. Since we stayed a while and tried to cook more instead of eating out, it was hard to do anything with more than one person in the kitchen.

We booked through Suites Paradise. They were very easy to deal with, and the ladies that worked at the front desk were very helpful when I had questions or problems.

I would recommend Makanui 512 to anyone looking for a two bedroom place to stay. I might look for a condo that’s not next to the street first, but if I couldn’t find one, I would be ok with staying here.

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Tiburon California
Reviewed 6 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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Vancouver Canada
Reviewed 14 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013

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Reviewed 27 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Management Response
27 Sep 2013
Suite Paradise is a vacation rental management company for privately owned accommodations. Each accommodation owner is required to meet certain standards and is required to upgrade, renovate or refurnish as needed and our Quality Assurance department oversees the quality, care, and upkeep of each accommodation. In the rare case where a guest is not satisfied with their accommodation, based on availability, alternate options are offered.

Although very rare, guest may encounter pests in their accommodation. Welcome calls conducted by the Suite Paradise guest reception desk are made on the morning following arrival to insure that the accommodation in its entirety is comfortable and satisfactory to the guest. The guest reception desk and maintenance department are expedient in response to guest concerns. Upon request and agreement by the guest, maintenance is able to fumigate with a non-toxic substance harmful specifically to pests. However, the best way to avoid pests is to properly secure all food items tightly and placing them in the refrigerator and keeping screen doors closed at all times.

Suite Paradise prides itself in providing excellent customer service. Our well-trained staff and concerned management are here to provide guests the highest level of assistance and quality accommodations. As acknowledged by many new, return and past guests – we are pleased to say that we receive numerous recognitions towards staff as well as the company as a whole. Return guests and their referrals comprise nearly 50% of our business, which in the accommodations business is very rare.
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Reviewed 13 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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