Waimea Plantation Cottages vs The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Both hotels are rated very highly by experts. Overall, The Kahala Hotel & Resort ranks significantly higher than Waimea Plantation Cottages. The Kahala Hotel & Resort is ranked #6 in Hawaii with accolades from 14 reviews including Zagat, Jetsetter and The Telegraph.

Waimea Plantation Cottages
8 / 10
9400 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
From $216 /night
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Concierge
  • Laundy Room
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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"That’s what you’ll find at this 30-acre oceanfront enclave of restored vintage cottages, spread among large lawns dotted with coconut palms, banyan trees, and tropical flowers." Full review
"Located about an hour from the Lihue Airport, this beachfront collection of vintage-themed cottages is a wonderful place to relax and renew your mind and soul."
DK Eyewitness
"Step back into old Hawai‘i at these wonderful seaside plantation cottages, set in a coconut grove at the gateway to Waimea Canyon."
"History buffs will adore these relocated and refurbished sugar-plantation cottages, which were originally built in the early 1900s." Full review
"Completely unlike any other hotel accommodation on Kauai, the upper-middle-range Waimea Plantation Cottages offers visitors a unique approach to the typical Hawaiian vacation." Full review
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The Kahala Hotel & Resort
9 / 10
5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
From $312 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
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"Set on a sheltered beach just a ten-minute drive from Waikiki... You really never need to leave the property."
"The Kahala Hotel & Resort sits just 10 minutes from the bustle of Waikiki but feels like a serene self-contained oasis." Full review
Or you can choose to just laze in a cabana off by the calm water.
"Hidden away in the upscale residential neighborhood of Kahala... one of Hawaii's very first luxury resorts." Full review
If you're a golf fan visiting the second week of January, ask for a room overlooking the course for a bird's-eye view of the PGA Sony Open from your lanai.
DK Eyewitness
"On a great swimming beach and close to plenty of golf, this resort is perhaps best known for its lagoon, where guests can mix with bottlenose dolphins through the Dolphin Encounters program."
Star Service
"Service is equally commendable, yet the creatively fashioned digs here are among the loveliest in the islands, competing even with the units at Four Seasons' sibs on Lanai and the Big Island. " Full review
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