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Castle at Princeville

3 stars
5300 Ka Haku Road, Hanalei, HI 96722
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
51 reviews
Amazing Getaway

We were blown away with our place. two stories and all the amenities you could ever dream of. It... See full review

  • Tegan H.
  • Jun 7, 2013
Nice place with a few drawbacks.

Our room was clean, cozy, and had a great view. Contrary to expectations, we did have wi-fi too,... See full review

  • PatrickMc
  • Jun 14, 2013
Three low-key condo properties make one cliff-top Princeville resort
Castle at Princeville is really three separate condominium properties, each with its own ambiance and amenities, within larger Princeville Resort. Common to all three are stunning views of Hanalei Bay or the famous fairways of Princeville, and spacious condominiums with full kitchens and private lanais. All of the properties sit atop the north-shore cliffs of Princeville. Paths lead to a crescent of beach below that is good for snorkeling in summer and surfing during winter months. The low-rise, walk-up buildings have two to four floors.
Highlights
  • Views of Hanalei Bay and Bali Ha'i (made famous in the movie "South Pacific")
  • Three separate condominium properties to choose from
  • Proximity to all that Princeville offers, including golf and easy access to Hanalei Town
Location
The Castle at Princeville property is on the cliff-laced north shore of Kauai, high above Hanalei Bay.
Rooms
Furnishings and decor at Castle at Princeville create an ambiance that is island casual and contemporary -- nicely done, functional and comfortable with tropical touches that complement the cliff-top setting. Pali Ke Kua has one- and two-bedroom condos ranging from 1,080 to 1,360 square feet. Guests at Pu'u Poa stay in 1,700-square-foot two-bedroom oceanfront suites. Hale Moi Cottages is a community of two-story cottages with studios and one-bedroom suites, from 720 to 1,020 square feet.
Features
Castle at Princeville guests can choose the condominium neighborhood that meets their vacation needs. Among the amenities at Pali Ke Kua are a pool and hot tub and a private path down the beach, along with a restaurant. Tennis players may opt for Pu'u Poa, which has tennis courts and a pool and is adjacent to the stellar golf courses at Princeville. Surrounded by lush foliage and views of waterfalls and mountains, Hale Moi Cottages will draw nature lovers. Amenities here include a barbecue and picnic area for socializing with family and friends. There is no pool at Hale Moi, but the path down to the beach is close by.
Dining
At Castle at Princeville, only Pali Ke Kua has a restaurant on-site, open Friday to Wednesday for dinner. However, the neighboring St. Regis hotel and nearby Westin Princeville have restaurants, as does Princeville Shopping Center. And, of course, all units have full kitchens.
Transportation
  • Lihue Airport (32 mi/51.5 km)
Attractions
  • Princeville Ranch Adventures (2.4 mi/3.8 km)
  • Princeville Makai Golf Course (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • Hanalei Beach Park (5.4 mi/8.7 km)
  • Kilauea Lighthouse and National Wildlife Refuge (8.5 mi/ 13.7 km)
  • Smith's Fern Grotto Wailua River Cruise (24.4 mi/39.2 km)
Policies and fees

Castle Resorts will provide mid-stay housekeeping service for stays that are seven days or longer, which includes changing of linens and towels, vacuuming and cleaning of bathrooms as well as kitchens. As a result, these properties will not be offering daily maid service in lieu of this mid-stay clean. Guests who are staying less than seven days can purchase additional housekeeping services at nominal costs. Extra towels and amenities will be provided in each unit prior to check-in. Guests can request for replenishment of the bath amenities (shampoo, soap, toilet tissues) at any time without charge. There will be a small fee for the replacement of towels/linens.

 

Castle at Princeville -- Check In Procedures: Check in location (at the Pali Ke Kua), 5300 Ka Haku Road, Suite C, Princeville, Hawaii, 96722. Phone: 808-826-9066. Driving directions to the check-in office: The office is located in the Princeville Resort at Pali Ke Kua next to the Saffron Restaurant. From the Lihue Airport, turn right at the stop light exiting the airport. Drive north about 30 miles (or approximately one hour of driving time). Turn right into Princeville (Do NOT pass the Chevron station). Drive for about 1.75 miles into Princeville and watch for the "Pali Ke Kua" sign on the right, then turn right into the property. The office is located in the first building on the right next to the Saffron Restaurant. Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If guests are arriving after 4 p.m., they need to advise the property (808-826-9066) to make arrangements for their late arrival. Upon arrival at the Pale Ke Kua office, there will be a sheet with check-in instructions posted at the office.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Castle at Princeville Rooms

One Bedroom Suite Ocean Front
Room with One King or One Queen Bed include Fully equipped kitchen, ocean view, Ceiling fans, Washer/dryer, Color cable TV, Rollaway bed is available on request (fee $20 per night).
One Bedroom Suite Garden View
Room with One King or One Queen Bed include Fully equipped kitchen, Ceiling fans,garden or Mountain view, Washer/dryer, Color cable TV, Rollaway bed is available on request (fee $20 per night).

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Pool
Tennis
Dining
Restaurant
Parking
Free parking

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Reviewer score 4.2 out of 5

Hotel Map

22.2242 -159.4905
Area served
Princeville Resort Area, Hanalei, Kauai
Nearby airports
Lihue Airport-LIH
Area description
Hanalei - 10-minute drive, Kilauea - 15-minute drive, Kilauea Lighthouse - 25-minute drive, Ke'e Beach - 25-minute drive, Waimea Canyon State Park - 2-hour drive.

Dining

Princeville Restaurant and Bar
Breakfast and Lunch Japanese and Continental Cuisine Located at Princeville Golf Club - 1/2 Mile East.
La Cascata Princeville
Italian and Seafood 1/2 Mile West of Hotel.
Tahiti Nui
Lunch and Dinner Island and American Cuisine 3 Miles West of Hotel.
Sabellas Italian Restaurant
Italian Cuisine right on the Pali Ke Kua property. Open for Dinner only Tuesday to Sunday.
Chucks Steakhouse
Steak and Seafood 3/4 Mile South of the Hotel.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (51)

Ratings and reviews for Castle at Princeville

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
51 out of 51
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Castle at Princeville

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PatrickMc
San Francisco, CA
Jun 14, 2013

Nice place with a few drawbacks.

Our room was clean, cozy, and had a great view. Contrary to expectations, we did have wi-fi too, which I was quite pleased with. The grounds and buildings were well kept, though we didn't appreciate that the maintenance was going on while we were staying in them, leading to a lot of banging noises around 9am. The staff is kind and helpful when they're around ... but they're not around as much as could be hoped. Limited hours, and sometimes hard to find even within those hours. The beach is a bit of a walk to reach, and the only walkable restaurants are the super expensive ones in the resorts. But the supermarket is a quick drive away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Castle at Princeville

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tegan H.
San Francisco, California
Jun 7, 2013

Amazing Getaway

We were blown away with our place. two stories and all the amenities you could ever dream of. It was quiet, relaxing and just... perfect. The kitchen was stocked with utilities and working washer and dryer. We loved sitting on the patio and hanging out with the birds while we ate or read. You are close to Hanelei, Queens Bath and the St. Regis (get the pineapple mojito!) We would most certainly recommend staying here. It is worth every penny.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Kalypso has fresh fish daily that was delicious every time. We felt our meals were well worth their price.

Review of Castle at Princeville

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hynie
South Bend, WA
Jan 22, 2013

Beautiful setting comfortable condo

Very difficult to find check in per directions but with assistance of nearby restaurant guy that was resolved. The condo was just like being at home with a beautiful view of Hanalei Bay and the ocean from not only the lanai but the front room as well. Very quiet with many birds to watch on the lawns. Nearby Princeville Center offered good food, shopping and wonderful Macadamia Nut lattes!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Paradise Bar and Grill in Princeville Center. Very good food, casual atmosphere and fair prices.

Review of Castle at Princeville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sandra Kay S
Nebraska
Jan 2, 2013

First trip to Kauai

The room was nice but the hotel was difficult to find. We arrived late at night and could not find the hotel. First of all there was no sign that said "Castle at Princeville" there were just different groups of condos. So, that was confusing. We called the number to the office but it was closed; however, there was an after hours number which I called and the woman that answered was very nice and directed us where we needed to go. The room was nice and clean and opened up to a big open area where the kids could play. The only thing we didn't like is that there are no signs and it was very difficult to find especially at night!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

In Princeville there is a small shopping area with a few restaurants where you can sit outside and eat. There are 2 guys that play guitars and sing at night and they were awesome! It was a great relaxing inexpensive way to hang out, eat some good food and listen to some great music!

Review of Castle at Princeville

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Walla Walla Wanderers
Walla Walla, WA
Jun 24, 2012

Beautiful location

Read below on how to find this lovely place. Once there, the check-in process was easy, the lady at the counter was very nice and informative, and we got a nice condo with partial ocean and mountain views. The condo property has its own private (steep) trail to a small but gorgeous beach looking out to the sunset and the Hanalei-"Bali Hai" coastline; and with no crowds. And it is close to all the north-shore must-see places.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Be sure you read the Castle at Princeville's own website for check-in location / directions as your GPS will mislead you for sure.

Review of Castle at Princeville

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ChrBr
United States
Jun 2, 2012

Loved it!

We absolutely loved our condo! Very roomy and clean, and a beautiful view. No airconditioning, but we opened all the windows and it was very comfortable. We had a nice kitchen that had everything we needed. The only thing missing was a hot tub.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Castle at Princeville

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Holiday in Hawaii
Reno, NV, USA
Dec 9, 2011

Better values elsewhere

While the woman at the front desk who checked us in was very pleasant and accomodating, most everything else about our room was subpar. The unit was so close to the road that we had difficultly carrying on conversation in the room with the windows open. And you have to leave the windows open since there is no air conditioning. There is no pool, the one barbeque for the development was 7 blocks away, and there was no housekeeping during our 7-day stay. The room itself was "tired" and in need of some basic improvement. There were spiderwebs in most of the corners, cracked tiles in the kitchen, and half the lightbulbs were burned out. The lobby is open and manned only very limited hours, and 2 of the 3 times we went to ask about housekeeping there was no one there during the hours they were supposed to be open. We have stayed at other condos in the Princeville area and will go back to them on our next visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Across the street and down a few blocks (behind the tennis courts) is Hideaway beach, a lovely place to spend the day. Although it is a steep hill with broken rails down to the beach, you will find it worth the effort.

Review of Castle at Princeville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
klgriff
Elk Ridge, Utah
Oct 11, 2011

Nice way to save money

My husband and I stayed at these condos for 10 days. The rooms are clean and have all the cooking items needed. There is no air conditioning, but I think a lot of places on Kauai do not have air conditioning. Instead the rooms are equipped with several fans. The pool is just OK. The maid only came in once during our entire stay and just made the bed and vacuumed floors. If you plan on staying a while, bring shampoo and soap - they provided this in the room, but it wasn't enough to last the entire 10 days there. This was our first time in Kauai, the island is beautiful - especially the North Shore. Kauai is super expensive, so these condos were a good option to help save some money. There are tons of great beaches close by. There is a walking path down to a beach, but the sand is coarse and the beach itself is quite small. Better option is to get in the car and drive to some better beaches.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Shop at Wal-Mart or Costco in Lihue (very close to the airport) before driving to Princeville. The food prices are significantly better.

Review of Castle at Princeville

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AFrenzy00
Portland, OR, USA
Sep 28, 2011

Home base

this is not a place to hang out in all day and have a wonderful view and great amenities right at the tips of your fingers, but that's what we wanted. We wanted a place we could crash that had nice bed (the bed was fantastic) that we could come back to after a long day of having fun on this amazing Island.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Queen's bath is the best "beach" it was our favorite

Review of Castle at Princeville

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AFrenzy00
Portland, OR, USA
Sep 28, 2011

Home base

this is not a place to hang out in all day and have a wonderful view and great amenities right at the tips of your fingers, but that's what we wanted. We wanted a place we could crash that had nice bed (the bed was fantastic) that we could come back to after a long day of having fun on this amazing Island.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Queen's bath is the best "beach" it was our favorite

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