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“Nice Resort in a Good Location” 5 of 5 stars
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Ali'i Kai Resort
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   3830 Edwards Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722   |  
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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Nice Resort in a Good Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

This is a quiet and peaceful resort. The bedrooms are roomy with lots of closet space. Beautiful views from the livingroom

The North Shore provides awsome beaches, sunsets, single lane bridges, seafood and I could go on and on.

We had a wonderful week staying here. From check-in to check-out everything went perfectly. The staff did not bother us at all. We received our keys and that was the end of it. We found the unit in perfect condition. We were able to cook in the unit and everything we could possibly have needed to do so was there and in good condition.

There was a pool and hot tub and they were pretty ordinary, but they were clean and we used them and enjoyed them thoroughly.

The North end of Kauai is beautiful with lots of beaches and restauants near buy.

My only comment is that there is Alii Kai I and alii Kai II and RCI does not make the distinction. We had a unit in Alii Kai II, which did not have ocean views. We thought we were exchanging into Alii Kai I. It did have awsome mountain views though.

We could not have asked for a better unit or place to see the North end from.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We stayed at this unit, Building 7, unit 101- this is the best building unit as it has a GREAT view of the ocean and is literally NEXT DOOR to the pool so that the kids can swim in the morning as we get our coffee and heads together for the day. This 2 bed/2 bath has been very easy with my family of three boys. I liked their local connections where we were able to get a yoga lesson on the beach. We also appreciated their great beach gear and their kitchen is stocked with the amenities I am used to at home. Princeville in general is a bit far away from everything and the dependency of a car is at times cumbersome. But in general we like the remoteness and laid back feel of the area. We found our place through vrbo.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rockwall, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

This is a wonderful, quiet, end unit, overlooking the ocean. It has a huge wrap around balcony with amazing sunrise views and crashing ocean waves. It is so peaceful and located in the prettiest neighborhood in Kauai; Princeville. The owner is extremely helpful and nice to work with. I have stayed here several times. I was even lucky enough to spend a whole month. It is truly a home away from home with everything you need provided. You can watch
whales right from your balcony, enjoy a private balcony massage and see stars at night from the huge master bedroom window, The aloha spirit is alive and well all around you. The best part; every room has a view!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We spent a week in unit 13C and we really enjoyed it. It was clean and well stocked with kitchen gear. The furnishings are a bit dated, but a renovation is planned. Beach mats, chairs, and boogie boards are available from the office. The unit has two coolers for your use. The office was pleasant and helpful. It is very quiet here. None of the units have heat or air (windows, sliding doors, and ceiling fans suffice) so there is no racket, only wind, surf, and rustling palms to put you to sleep.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

We spent the first week of our 2 week Princeville vacation at this resort. It was the only thing RCI could find for us that week (adjacent to our other week at a nearby resort) so it's not like there was any choice in the matter.

Having said that, it was not a bad place to stay. We were not on the cliffs, but our 2nd story balcony did have a view of the ocean. The grounds were well kept. There are 2 pools, but you only get keys to 1 of them (depending on where you stay is what I was told). The pool we had a key to was only available a couple days and then closed for renovation. The hot tub was under construction the entire time. The pools were very cold and not very exciting (we have 3 kids 6 and under) compared to some others in nearby resorts.

We were on the 2nd floor and I felt bad for whoever was staying beneath us. Sound seemed to travel very well and I'm sure they didn't appreciate the constant pitter-patter of 3 children.

We were in a 2 bed/ 2 bath condo. There is a stacked compact washer/dryer which worked fine. The furniture and setting are outdated, but functional. The counter tops are all formica, dinner table is glass, and the oven/stove is electric. All the appliances worked fine. We had a leak in the shower head which caused it to spray all over the bathroom bit they were very responsive to come and fix it right away.

You might want to bring extra toilet paper. My father in law staying in a nearby unit that week asked for another roll when they ran out and they told him basically "sorry".

Overall our stay was enjoyable and we spent most of the time away at the beach or in other places anyways. We wouldn't be opposed to staying here again if we had to, but would probably look at other options first. I think this place is due for some major renovations and with that it has potential to be an above-average place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Olympia, Washington
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45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

We were given this unit by a friend as a timeshare exchange. It is a very nice, basic apartment but more than adequate for our needs. We had a lovely ocean view, even though we were in Alii Kai II (see other reviews for the distinction). Management was nice and helpful. We attended the hokey Sunday morning presentation with various folks trying to sign us up for adventures - we did learn a lot and did some of these on our own. I liked the fact that the kitchen is very well stocked, and the resort let us borrow basics like beach mats, instead of charging for them like other more high-end resorts. Downsides included pool being closed due to maintenance, and the constant rain (not their fault, but bear in mind that if you are planning on a winter vacation, you will have to drive over awful roads to get to the sun).

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Fremont, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

The unit is large, nicely furnished and well (if not over) decorated, just as it is pictured on several online rental sites. From the living room and bedrooms, the blue-gray ocean and horizon can be seen in the distance above a dense jungle of tall plants growing in the steep bluff slope. One can step down from the lanai onto the rolling hillside and its neatly mowed lawn. The views are especially good on the edge bluff in front of Building 5.

When we first entered the unit. we found that the hall bathroom toilet seat was soiled, the ceiling fan in the Master bedroom was inoperative, that the refrigerator door was "dirty" around the door handle and 2 of the adjustable door shelves fell onto the floor. We called the maintenance number provided and they said they would get to it by the next day.

Later in the evening, when my daughter found and used their hair dryer in the master bathroom, the lights and TV in the Master bedroom and bath went out. (Luckily I'd noticed earlier where the beaker box was located and just reset the breaker--it's behind the hall bath door.)

After arriving back in the unit the next day, we found the 2 frig shelves reinstalled. The "dirt" on the door was still there; when I looked more closely, they're really rust marks and touched-up paint spots. The ceiling fan still didn't work, but now there were dead bugs or dirt on the comforter directly underneath the fan. The hall bath vanity was also covered with broken glass from a burnt out light bulb that apparently decided to separate from its base sometime during the maintenance guy had visited. No note was left; we just deduced it from observation.

So I have a poor opinion of the property manager and feel very sorry for the owner who is being short changed. I didn't bother to report the the broken bulb until our last morning; they're worthless.

The unit has no A/C, but can be fairly comfortable with ceiling fans circulating the air in and out of the louvered windows; unfortunately we didn't think of moving the floor fan in the living room into the master bedroom.

The kitchen has been remodeled and looks nice, but the cabinet layout was unfortunate. Instead of placing the dishwasher at the end of a narrow passage, it's at the entry to the kitchen. If the dishwasher door is opened, it blocks entry into the kitchen and also blocks the refrigerator door from opening more than 3-4 inches. Very awkward. The cookware and utensils are basic. Don't count on using the vegetable peeler (mangled) or the manual can opener (rusted blade). Minimal seasonings, no condiments except for a couple of take-out packets. So don't count on being able to cook anything beyond frying a few eggs or boiling some pasta. The microwave turntable rattles because it's not the correct glass replacement.

Several of the slats in the vertical blinds on the patio door are missing, so from 5 PM or so, the strong, low sun will wash into the living room. It doesn't completely wash out the flat panel television, but that's only because the 32" TV on a high shelf--almost touching the ceiling. (Now I know never to buy a Vizio model--slow channel changes, their large logo stays lit)

We all showered in the hall bathroom because it had better ventilation. The tub is on the slippery side. On the other hand, we had to move the plush floor mat in front of the vanity into the hallway because we couldn't close the bathroom door over it.

I asked the Ahh Kauai rental people (in El Paso, TX) specifically said the unit's broadband internet. They said it was Ethernet only, so I brought my laptop and a 25' cable instead of my iPod. But the unit had a wireless router. They also said the unit only had starter supplies except for dishwashing detergent; so I hauled over toilet tissue, paper towels, and laundry detergent inside my roller carryon. But the unit had ample supplies and I unexpected had to bring them all back.

We nevertheless had a good time in Kauai. I guess we were spoiled by a previous stay at a SeaLodge condo where we had encountered no problems. We had to be more resourceful here to workaround the quirks.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3830 Edwards Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Princeville
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Princeville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ali'i Kai Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on a bluff overlooking the splendor of the Pacific Ocean, Alii Kai is surrounded by tropical landscape neatly decorated with lush gardens and exotic Hawaiian flowers. This Princeville resort offers spacious two-bedroom condos for weekly stays. Discover the spirit of Aloha on Kauai and welcome the romantic sunsets from private balconies, relax by the pool and join any of the fantastic island activities. ... more   less 
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