"Kiahuna plantation is a superior place to stay. We've admired the location and grounds on previous trips and finally opted to stay here. We'd highly recommend it - the location is perfect with a good beach and short walk to snorkeling at Poipu. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the short walk across the street to shops, restaurants and the athletic club can't be beat. (Quick note on the athletic club . . . Small pool and spa, great weight room and tennis courts, good cardio room. But, no yoga or other classes except water aerobics. Apparently they had these in the past and may again. I mention this because my wife was looking forward to yoga classes . . . .luckily she found one at the Sheraton next door.)
This unit is upstairs and the only one with a second floor entry - the units on either side are two story. The building is a way from the road, so very quiet . . .for the most part. Since there is no a/c anywhere, everyone keeps there door and windows open all the time. You can hear the neighbors when the doors are open, but everyone during our stay kept the noise down (except one night). Also, since sound carries quite a bit, we could hear people partying until 2 a.m. a few nights from neighboring buildings. We mentioned it to security finally, and they managed it.
This unit itself is clean but in need of serious updating. The furniturein the family room is shot, the shower door is missing a handle, the dishwasher sticks, the CD player doesn't work, the DVD player sticks, etc. There are no instructions on . . . anything so be resourceful.
The owners acknowledged these things . . . after we arrived . . . and indicated
that changes were coming. We would definitely stay here again if that takes place.
Overall, we mostly loved it . . . it would be a 5 star review if the unit wasn't so tired."
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: June 11, 2016