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“Garden Isle relaxation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

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Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Princeville
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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
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“Garden Isle relaxation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The Westin Villa resorts are great venues for family and couple stays. While the Princeville area is on a cliff and generally does not have beach access, the grounds and numerous pools make The Westin Ocean Resort Villas a relaxing spot for down time. For beach fixes, a shuttle will take you to the sister St. Regis where your Westin stay give you access to their beach and restaurants.

The grounds are well designed around the numerous pools. With an open tropical feel, the grounds pay proper homage to Kauai’s nickname of the Garden Isle. The grounds are constantly being maintained. While we were there, they were hand weeding the grass. (no walking through herbicides here)

The one bedroom villa we stayed in was very spacious and having a pool steps away from our lanai (we were on a ground floor unit) made us feel at home. The Westin beds are very comfortable and the quiet surroundings allowed us a rare opportunity to sleep in. Furniture in the unit complement the property’s tropical theme.

While there is a shuttle service to the local shopping center and St Regis, we found the shopping center an easy walk away. The center at the entrance to the Princeville area offers a Foodland to stock up on prepared food (including a full poki counter!) and an assortment of local produce and fish. If you are a wine lover, visit the wine shop in the center for an assortment of wines to meet almost every budget.

The unit kitchen features a cook top, microwave, dishwasher and cooking equipment. Outdoor grills are also available if you want to grill fresh fish or steaks. The resort features the Nanea Restaurant, which we found better than the Makana Terrace at the St. Regis. The onsite market also has prepared food if you do not feel like going to the shopping center.

Beaches are a short drive away, as are the restaurants and shops in Hanalei and Kilauea. If what you are looking for is a quiet, relaxing base for your exploration of the Garden Isle, The Westin Ocean Resort Villas will meet your needs.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Great place to stay in Princeville, stayed 5 days after staying at the Grand Hyatt Kauai. Was thinking it wouldn't live up to the Hyatt, but was pleasantly surprised. We were upgraded to a one bedroom with platinum status. Liked the pools, and the option to prepare our own meals. The only issue was the chairs at the pool are the most uncomfortable I have ever sat in. I would have thought someone in purchasing would have tried them before buying several hundred of them. Otherwise a great choice if your vacationing in Kauai.

  • Stayed October 2012
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

In June, my wife and I stayed here 2 nights as part of a weeklong trip to Kauai. While we dont have kids yet, we knew that the resort would probably have a fair number of families given the amenities, room offerings, etc. We were right, plenty of families taking advanatage of this great spot, reasonably priced hotel/rental.
We stayed in a 'studio' if I recall correctly, which basically consisted of a bed, a small sofa/sofa bed, a nice size bathroom, a closet, a washer/dryer, and a small kitchenette area. It was perfect for us, and it was great being able to freshen up our laundry while we were there.
The hotel has a nice/small deli-convenience store where u can pick up a snack, coffee, or something to throw on the grill. I thought the prices were very reasonable and comparable to nearby supermarkets. Had I been there with a 'family' i think i would have definitely taken advantage of the barbecue grills that are in various spots around the resort.
Overall, this was a nice hotel/rental. Its probably not best for couples/honeymooners unless you dont mind kids, but I would recommend this hotel to families for sure.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

came here on a family vacation with a large group. pool area is great. separate kids pool a plus. we bbq'ed most dinners so we saved a lot of money by not having to go to restaurants. princeville is a beautiful area with great golf courses but it is out of the way. takes about 45 minutes to get to lihue and the airport. these are timeshares so they have kitchenettes and stack washer/dryers in unit. very convenient. would recommend to others and will come again the next time we are in kauai.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

After a week in Poipu, we moved north for a week at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas. We found it to be much more scenic than we expected from the reviews we had read. The landscaping is lush and colorful throughout. The main pool area offered adequate shade and a lovely view of mountain or sea. One of the “quiet” pools had an even prettier vista. Subtle and relaxing Hawaiian music is piped into these public areas during the day. On a couple afternoons we opted to drive to the St. Regis Hotel (free valet parking) to use the beach there. Very nice! Also, as you’d expect, VERY expensive food & beverage service, which at the Westin was more reasonable.

We saw lots of grills on the property, and a convenient grocery store made this an attractive option for lots of families. We prefer to dine out. Nanea, on-site at the Westin, was actually our favorite dining experience in the Princeville area.

Our unit was a studio in building 7, with a view of the Kilauea Lighthouse peninsula. Lots of birds to watch. We enjoyed the friendly pairs of nenes. The accommodations were spotless and spacious enough, although the very tiny kitchen sink was difficult to use.

In October our weather was near perfect. Rain showers at night or early morning gave way to lovely afternoons. We will return to this resort on another trip.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was our first stay at this timeshare property. We found it to be a beautiful and pleasant place to stay. We did not have much interaction with the staff but found those who we did interact with friendly. We would recommend that you go down to the St Regis to see the beach and look out at the bay from the high cliffs. We like to explore the area when we go on vacation. We found the property a long way from the things to do on the southern part of the island. Traffic was nasty during the rush hours times. I wish that they would have had some local entertainment during the evening. Overall it is a nice place as are all of the Westin properties we have stayed at.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This visit, our first return to Kauau since a visit 42 years ago, revealed a hidden gem. This was just a piece of our six week vacation in the island. The Westin exceeded our expectations in several ways. Firstly was the tranquility of the location - very relaxing. Situated on a cliff above the ocean, surrounded by beautiful golf courses, walking in the morning was a delight. I tend to be an early riser. My routing was to go up to the fitness facility, an excellent facility open 24/7, do some exercises until nearly sunrise. I would then go down to the cliffside pool to read a book and watch the sun come up. The sound of the surf fit in beautifully with that. Then it was back to the condo for a light breakfast with the wife, who by this time was enjoying coffee and a biscoti on the deck, taking in the sunrise, the view, and all the birdsong.

The real golden nugget was a colloboration with the St Regis Resort in Princeville. A shuttle was provided on an hourly basis until 8 PM that allowed us to use all the St Regis facilities, with the exception of the pool. We could take lunch, eat dinner, do most anything and charge it to our room at the Westin - very cool! Just befor the tsunami we had a beautiful happy hour overlooking Hanalei Bay. Being high ground neither The St Regis or the Westin had any worries about the tsunami.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
Address: 3838 Wyllie Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5507
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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 Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 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. Stay in spacious one and two-bedroom villas with up to 1,310 square feet accommodating up to eight adults. Each villa includes fully equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, generous living and dining room areas, and complimentary Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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