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Nihilani at Princeville
Reviewed October 4, 2009

Find your home on Kaua'i's majestic North Shore, in this rare opportunity to live in highly acclaimed Princeville Resort. Nihilani comprises 100 thoughtfully crafted homes with golf course and Bali Hai views on this magnificent bluff between the mountains and the sea. These award-winning townhomes are beautifully designed in the plantation style to reflect indoor-outdoor living, while featuring current home innovations. Enjoy spacious lanais, two-car garages and a private outdoor recreation center situated within beautifully landscaped gardens.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 23, 2008

The last time we (my wife and I and our two children) came to Kauai in 2004, we stayed at the Princeville resort, which was great. However, the price for the resort has increased since then, and recent reviews have been less than stellar. We wanted a different experience this time, and a condo seemed like a good solution.

We checked the various condo offerings on the Princeville property, and there are many. The Nihilani condos intrigued us because they are newer, spacious, and have a nice looking pool, as we enjoy swimming when we go on vacation. I booked the condo (18C) through VRBO, which worked fine. I initially called the condo owner, who was very helpful in answering questions about the condo, and suggested a great restaurant in Hanalei (Baracuda), which turned out to be our best meal during our vacation. The booking was handled by ReMax, which took care of the paperwork, directions, etc. It is a bit different for me to lock in a booking so far in advance that is non-refundable. However, all was smooth and we arrived as planned.

One thing to mention when we arrived: it was dark outside, and very difficult to find the condo. The street signs within Princeville aren't well marked at night, and we had a hard time finding the unit, and it was challenging to use the lock box for the key in the dark. ReMax may want to make certain that a flashlight is available for those guests who show up late.

When we opened the door of the condo, we were blown away. It's huge! A large living room, 50" plasma TV, beautiful kitchen, family room, 2 good sized bedrooms with queen beds, huge closets, and beautiful bathrooms (3 of them). We were very comfortable the entire stay, and were never in a hurry to leave the condo. It was nice just to hang around, sit on the lanai, and enjoy the beauty of Princeville.

The pool area was fine. It's a nice pool with a waterfall, lots of lounge chairs, and 2 bbqs. We used the grill several times and spent a lot of time at the pool.

The Nihilani condos are a good value, and I'd recommend for families and those who want an alternative to the resorts. We did go by the Princeville resort for old times sake, and it was surprising to see how worn it looks. I understand it's closing for renovation, but it's a bit disconcerting that they're charging top dollar for sub par conditions.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 23, 2008

Kauai is our favorite island. We typically stay in south shore, Poipu area but decided to try the north shore this year.

We searched VRBO for Princeville condos and found several listings for a brand new development called Nihilani.

The unit we chose, 18C, was listed as Nihilani's largest floor plan.

Located as a corner unit on the upper floor we felt comfortable choosing this unit. The VRBO listing for this unit had great pictures as well! Nice large floor plan, partial ocean views, nice stereo and big plasma tv along with wireless internet. A big plus is the owner is offering a free 7th night stay!

Wow! I don't think we'll ever think about staying in overpriced Kauai hotels again! This place was new and beautiful!

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Reviewed May 13, 2008

We stayed in unit 27A at the Nihilani Princeville. Kristen at Aloha Condos manages the property for the owner. The accomodations far exceeded our expectations for the price. The resort itself is beautiful and walking distance to the Princeville hotel and beach. The condo is beautifully decorated and extremely well appointed with beautiful garden views. They are well built and we never heard our neighbors. Kristen handles all the arrangements very professionally and is on call for questions about the island or the condo. The welcome gift basket was another terrific touch. We would most definately stay in 27A again, and if this unit is not available we would use Aloha Condos to book alternate arrangements.

Stayed: April 2007
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Reviewed April 30, 2015
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  • Stayed: April 2015, traveled with family
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Address: 4919 Pepelani Loop, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5356
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Princeville
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Ranked #8 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Princeville
Price Range: $300 - $394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nihilani at Princeville 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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