Husband and I stayed at the WPC for six nights in October. The location itself is lovely --- near the mouth of the Waimea River. The beach is deserted since it's far too dirty and unsafe for swimming but it's lovely for sunset watching and strolls down to pier. However, we found the cottages too far for easy travel to Poipu or Kapaa, not to mention anything to the north shore. If you like rustic historic properties, the WPC is for you. However, rustic should not be equated with run down. When I saw our shower, I knew there was no way I could use it. There was several years of mineral buildup crusting the fixtures and the floor was yellowed with missing tiles. The tub was much nicer and appeared to have been re-glazed.
The cottage had a full kitchen that was very clean but two burners on the stove were not working. The coffee maker leaked all over the counter, as well. That was OK as the reception area has free coffee each day. We often had ours on the lovely cool breezeway nearby.
Come prepared for some warm afternoons; many of the cottages have no AC. We were lucky that ours had a room unit or we would not have slept.
We brought up our concerns with management the first day we arrived and Lorna at the desk offered to move us but to an un-airconditioned unit. We declined.
The WPC gets high marks for service. The manager, front desk, and housekeeping were very pleasant.
The bed was small but comfortable but had only two pillows availabile which my husband found too thick. We bought one from the local Walmart. Bring bug repellant. There are tons of big mosquitoes that eat you alive every evening and everything is open air.
The WPC is an Aston property and not cheap. It needs a full upgrade to all cabins. The historical accuracy can be maintained if one is careful with rennovations.
All in all, we would not stay at WPC again. The location, price, and conditions make it a poor value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you’re seeking more than a manufactured island vacation, where better than Kauai’s sunny, laid-back western shore? Nestled in the idyllic and friendly town of Waimea, our tropical oceanfront oasis offers you a Kauai from a gentler, more authentic time. One step onto our property and you’ll feel it. It’s in the air. The quiet seclusion, tranquil surroundings, soft welcoming smiles. It beckons to you with a simple invitation, “Unplug your mind, recharge your body and rejuvenate your spirit.” In our collection are 60 authentic plantation-era cottages, some dating to the late 1800’s, sharing a 27-acre tropical coconut grove along the ocean. Ranging from one to five bedrooms, no two cottages are alike and each has a personality of its own. Better yet, our oceanfront location gives you easy access to some of Nature’s most stunning landscapes, like Waimea Canyon (the Grand Canyon of the Pacific) and the Na Pali Coast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages Hotel Waimea
- Resortquest Waimea Plantation Cottages
- Waimea Plantation Cottages Kauai