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“HBR 5202” 5 of 5 stars
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Hanalei Bay Resort
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Princeville
Certificate of Excellence
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San Jose, California, United States
1 review
“HBR 5202”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed in HBR 5202 for 7 nights in April 2013. Amazing views, very peaceful, and beautiful grounds. The location was great, and the condo was equipped with everything we needed. The salt water pool with waterfalls was very nice. Chuck the owner is quick to answer your emails and is easy to work with. Highly recommend!.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chris P
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Sunriver, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We own a two-week time share here every other year, but I was able to make this reservation two years ago for an additional ten weeks at a reduced rate. It was wonderful to be able to spend most of the "winter" on Kauai instead of my cold climate at home. The resort has a million-dollar view and is beautifully landscaped and colorful with many tropical shrubs and trees, and about fifteen separate buildings with condo units of varying sizes. The resort, with its 134 units, is now completely owned by all the time-share owners of 77 units and the individual owners of the other 57 units. It is now well managed and taken care of by good managers and happy employees, with all profits being used for upgrading and maintenance of the entire resort. A fitness center is currently being rebuilt.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Mark H
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HBR5380, General Manager at Hanalei Bay Resort, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Aloha Mark H,
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Hanalei Bay Resort. We are thrilled you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the warm weather we are experiencing on the island. Our views are breathtaking and we're so glad you agree. Please make sure to hurry back and visit us again soon!
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Upland, ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The Hanalei Bay Resort is an older place but has many benefits and is in a great location. The interior is older and needs updating but it is very clean. During the month of April and May they are renovating the clubhouse, lobby and restaurant since they had a fire here last year, no access to these sections of the resort. The town of Princeville is 3 miles away for some great food choices, like Lei Petite Bakery for fresh baked goods and breakfast items, or try the St. Regis hotel down the road. Many have commented on the beach access don't believe it, the resort has a nice long walkway down to the beach and it is a beautiful walk and easy, but it is uphill coming back. Golfing is a few blocks away you are surrounded by greens and tennis courts. The rooms are very roomy and quiet you cannot here the neighbors.

Room Tip: Try for the Guava building they have ocean views, but really all the buildings are nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank coosbaygal
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HBR5380, General Manager at Hanalei Bay Resort, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Aloha coosbaygal,
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Hanalei Bay Resort. We are so glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed exploring Princeville. There's tons of great places to visit. Our resort is undergoing some renovations, but will hopefully be done in the next upcoming months. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Mahalo
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Rented through Aloha Condos. Everything explained on site, room just like they show. Shared beach with Princeville, but not crowded - good snorkelling. Central for North Shore sites. Tennis courts, pool, hot tub great. Use the Cabana to grill while watching the sunset. It's Kauai so early to bed 'cause the roosters will be up at 5 am (anywhere on island).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank TC B
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HBR5380, General Manager at Hanalei Bay Resort, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Aloha TC B,
We're happy to hear of your stay at Hanalei Bay Resort. We hope you had fun snorkeling, playing tennis, and hanging by the pool. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Mahalo
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New York City, New York
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136 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Hanalei Bay Resorts was a great condo vacation for us. We stayed in Unit 7202 through Aloha Condo rentals, which is a 1 BR.

The pros:
-washer/dryer in unit
-beautiful view of the bay from the lanai
-grilling stations very close to the unit
-close walk to the beach (about a 10 min hilly but pleasant walk--if you can't do the walk, their golf carts will drop you off/pick you up)
-beautiful saltwater pool and jacuzzi that we unfortunately used more than we would have liked due to the unusually rainy weather while we were there
-friendly staff
-close to a nice running path that we used for our morning runs

The cons:
-The entire resort has a kind of retro-90s charm to it. It didn't bother us at all, but the unit's kitchen and bathroom were pretty dated, and the resort was probably only half full and seemed like its heyday had passed--again, this was a pro for us as it meant fewer crowds.
-while we were there (spring break) there were a LOT of little kids in the jacuzzi. And the parents had very few parenting skills. Still, not the fault of the resort.
-no internet. (maybe going along with the retro 90s theme?)
-there was no door on the bedroom. We were just friends, so it didn't matter, but if you were traveling with couples that could get weird. Why no door on the bedroom?

Either way, the cons were easily overcome. We enjoyed our stay and will be back!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Marie D
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HBR5380, General Manager at Hanalei Bay Resort, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Aloha Marie D,
Thank you for sharing your recent stay at Hanalei Bay Resort. With the beach only a few minutes away, tennis courts, a pool and a hot tub, there's tons of relaxing waiting to happen at our resort. We're glad you had a great time and appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Mahalo
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Hanalei Bay Resort was a delight! My husband and a couple of friends of ours totally enjoyed our stay here. We stayed in a one bedroom unit with 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, sadly this unit did not have a washer and dryer but there are some on site. The unit was clean, with many amenities included. The bed was comfortable, but if you want room service there is a daily charge, I don't remember how much it was but it was not more than $8-10$ a day. The staff was excellent and very friendly. The resort has 2 pools and a lenghty but breath taking walk to the beach. The resort has free scuba lessons, which we totally enjoyed, and free Mia tia during the week, this made our stay totally worthwhile! I recommend this resort!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Southern California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Our third trip to this spectacular unit was a charm. We also ended up renting 4301 this time around. As always the owners, Janice and Fritz Leutheuser, had their place in spectacular condition. The kitchen was beautiful with granite counter tops and fully stocked with everything needed for cooking. Comes with a stackable washer and dryer. The complex provides two pools and tennis courts. The owners provide tennis rackets, lounge chairs, boogie boards to be used at the adjoining beach at the Princeville Hotel. The units were beautifully decorated. The grounds are fantastic. We were able to BBQ at the wonderful facilities on the grounds and ate our dinner out on the lanai which over looks Hanalei Bay. This place is just so unbelievable we keep coming back. This complex seems to improve with every trip. We look forward to coming back next year when the restaurant reopens.
Thank you Janice and Fritz for another wonderful trip.

Cindy S., family and friends.
Southern California

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Ceeerae
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HBR5380, General Manager at Hanalei Bay Resort, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Aloha Ceeerae,
We're so happy to welcome you back for a third stay at Hanalei Bay Resort. We're glad to hear how much you enjoyed your yearly unit and its accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you back again next year!
mahalo
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Property: Hanalei Bay Resort
Address: 5380 Honoiki Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Princeville
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Princeville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hanalei Bay Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 134
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