If I hadn't written ahead asking for an ocean view-- or at least very, very nice room and offered to pay extra-- I might not have been so frustrated. We were in room 1525/6 - - the furthest building from the ocean, bordering the rear of the restaurant and the maintenance area. A spacious unit, but very old and very worn with rusting appliances archaic bathrooms and ants on the floors and in the drawers. It had a nice view of trees-- not what you come to Kauai for.
Apparently, there are nicer units and others being remodeled (another noise to put up with). We asked to change rooms and were told none were available so we rented a condo down the street toward the Princeville Resort, on a bluff overlooking the water. 3-4 days after checking in, another room was offered, but we passed.
Perhaps the "non-time-share exchange" units are remodeled or have better views. Regardless, this is an old resort in an expensive tourism market and certainly, better accomodations abound.
Try the Hanalei Dolphin restaurant for dinner and Capt. Bob's Sundowner sailboat cruise . . . the Paradise Grill is a complete misnomer and CJ's is marginal at best.
The incredible views and environment compensate for the disappointing resort -- but just barely.
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