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Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3838 Wyllie Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Princeville
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Relaxation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Beautiful resort for relaxing on the north shore on Kauai. This was a timeshare exchange for us and not our home resort. All the comforts of home and then some. Staff is top notch and everyone is attentive. Would definately stay here again. Golf is great, lots of good resturants nearby and a very laid back atmosphere.

Room Tip: Ground floor, no waiting for the elevator.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was a timeshare exchange. We have probably exchanged about a dozen times to many beach locations (Maui, Mexico and Caribbean) and for a resort experience, this is the best place we have ever stayed. Also, by staying at the Westin, you have access to the amenities of the St Regis. This is good as the best beach in the area is at the St Regis.

The rooms are fantastic and include a larger than expected kitchen area, huge bathroom including a whirlpool tub, washer/dryer, and TV with a Bose Stereo and DVD player.

There is 3 pools, and two of them are smaller and the family/kids seem to stay away from. Given we don't have kids, we opted for the smaller pools... though we did have to contend with the ducks who also liked these pools too.

Westin also has the best food at any restaurant in the area (Nanea). We ate here several times, as well as eating at most of the other area options (including all the options at the St Regis) and thought the Nanea has the best food. Every restaurant is more pricey than what we pay for in the states.

I will always look for a Westin resort first when doing my next timeshare exchange.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WestinPrinceville, Manager at Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Aloha lzfowler. We are very happy that you had a delightful stay with us at The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas. Our Villas offer the comforts of home with nice amenities such as the DVD player, Bose Stereo, equipped kitchen including full size refrigerator with ice machine. It is also convenient to have the washer/dryer in each unit. With 4 pools on property, our guests are able to enjoy different pool experiences whether it be the quiet Malie pool setting or the ocean bluff Na Pali pool. Nanea Restaurant offers delicious island inspired cuisine and also includes a 5 course tasting menu nightly. Always available for dinner are also the Gluten Free menu and the Vegan menu. We hope to see you soon on your next visit to Kaua’i. Mahalo.
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We arrived on Sunday and were greeted by our personal concierge, Jennifer. She was a wealth of information and very welcoming. She followed our lead in helping us decide what to do, and supported our decision to roam only on the North Shore. The resort is perfectly situated near Hanalei and the Na Pali coast. It is perfectly sited between two serene golf courses on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The grounds are impeccably landscaped, the pool is magnificent, the restaurant is lovely, our room spacious and comfortable. We took in the sites and had two pool days in our five night stay. We will be back.

Room Tip: Building 2 is away from the parking lots, as are 6 and 7.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This resort is for people that want to get away from the tourist scene, slow things down, enjoy the scenery that the North side provides, and just relax with the family. Any room you get, whether it be a studio, 1 bedroom, or 2 bedroom lock off, is fully equipped with all the kitchen necessities. It also includes a washer and dryer which becomes very useful toward the end of the week. Both type of rooms have a pull-out which are great when travelling with little ones. There are multiple building throughout the property with a select few that have ocean views. Beach access is not readily available, however you can drive to the St. Regis (5 star hotel) which is approximately 1 mile and use their beach. Activities are planned by the property which newcomers should definitely consider, and there is always plenty of concierges that could help plan your week. The staff is very professional and courteous, and always seems willing to help. There is a small gift shop/store where you buy essentials (e.g. coffee filters), and there is also a Foodland a little past the Princeville fountain entrance for more variety. Both stores are expensive and I highly recommend that you buy most of your groceries at Lihue when you arrive BEFORE driving North. There is a Walmart and Costco minutes from the Lihue airport. Numerous grills are available around the property for you to grill that Costco steak and eat outside with the family enjoying your favorite glass of wine. Don't miss the short drive to Hanalei, and I highly recommend going to the St. Regis Sunset bar to enjoy the best sunset view (however get their EARLY or else you will be standing outside!). Overall, I would recommend this property to families with little ones (< 10 yrs. old), the older children and younger adults might want more of the “beach scene” which really isn't available without driving. Snorkeling at Tunnels, swimming at Queen’s bath, hiking the Kalalau trail (not for the weary) are probably the most popular items to do depending on how adventurous you are! You are also surrounded by some of the best golf courses around if you are an avid golfer.

Room Tip: Rooms in the SW corner are more private.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I stayed at the Westin Princeville in April 2013 while on holiday I chose the Westin because of its location, its amenities (e.g., pool) and SPG points. Including in my $320/night rate was the daily use of a compact rental car - a very nice and useful additional (note: I did have to pay taxes and overage time/mileage which equated to ~$65).

Some bulletized thoughts:
-location cannot be beat, but still need a car
-villa layout allows you to come in and out through side doors at your convenience
-communal grills are AWESOME
-beds are delicious and the towels are hearty
-chickens are a welcome accessory, but only if you're getting up early
-"access" to St Regis, but don't expect to use the pool
-concierge is amazingly helpful, but still unable to get me onto tours (late planning on my part)
-breakfasts at the Princeville Market were VERY good ... nice touch
-pool is fun for families

Overall, it is a great choice for a family or groups friends that like to cook, otherwise a more traditional hotel (non-efficiency) may suit you and your sig other better

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The Westin Pool in Kauai is awesome! The first time I saw it, I wanted to stay there. I went with my family for spring break, but we didn’t stay there. We just went to the pool. The Westin is an ocean view hotel with 3 spectacular pools. There is a water slide for the kids, too. There is also a barbeque area so you can have a cook out. There is a golf course right next to it, but it doesn’t come with the hotel. I think it should be a 5 star hotel! This hotel should be a family hotel for kids under 10 years old.☺

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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WestinPrincevilleMgr, Manager at Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Aloha vscarlett8,

Thank you for your kind comments regarding The Westin Princeville. We are delighted to have a variety of facilities available to our guests of all ages. Regarding use of the pools and barbecue grills, however, kindly be advised that resort facilities are for the exclusive use of our registered guests and owners to ensure a relaxing experience throughout their stay. We hope your experience will inspire you to choose The Westin Princeville when you visit the islands next.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

When looking for a place to forget all your problems the place to go is Kauai Hawaii. I started going to the perfect garden island with the famous Sleeping Giant landmark in 1986. I usually stay in the Kapaa area, but on my most recent visit we stayed at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort/ Villas. It's about a 35 min. drive from the airport. We were greeted by a very friendly valet. We checked into our one bedroom villa. Which was located on the lower level next to the main pool. The fully-equipped kitchen was very spacious and connected with a 6 seat dinning table. The Bose cd player and 2 flat screen t.v.'s (in the bedroom and living room) provided great sound and entertainment. On the first day, we hung out at the pool / bbq pit. As I lay in the lounge chair next to the man made rock waterfall I was catapulted to heaven. The Westin Princeville Villa has full maid services everyday. A washer/dryer in the room, and if you don't feel like going to the store to buy food for the villa, complete the shopping list in the room and they will shop for you. On the last day of our stay at the Westin Villas we had a couples massage outside in the cabana like area where the cool breeze enveloped our senses.In Kauai it's hard to find anything but beautiful nature. If you love deep green/lush land and waterfalls nestled in the majestic mountains seek Kauai and get pampered at The Westin Princeville Villas.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3838 Wyllie Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Princeville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Princeville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 346
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas are atop the lush, emerald cliffs that line Kauai, this retreat is perfect to savor refreshing Pacific breezes while gazing at the sparkling ocean. ... more   less 
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