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Hanalei Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Princeville
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Reviewed March 17, 2004

I guess a lot has to do with your preconceived expectations -- we have stayed here twice in the last 4 years and plan on going again next year. The positives: awesome pool, beautiful grounds, attractive walk to rooms, good snorkeling off hotel beach, great snorkeling nearby, town of Hanalei terrific. The negatives: the rooms are not the most up to date decor, but they sure make up for it in roominess (5 of us very comfortable in the 2 bdrm suites) and each room has a patio. We never had any issues with service, and the first time we went one of our group had a broken foot and we just had the golf carts drive us up and down from the beach. Yes, there are no lounges at the beach, but we just rented beach chairs and took them up and down ourselves. It would be a nice improvement to have beach chairs, but this minor inconvenience was overshadowed by the wonderfulness of the resort. And Poipu vs Hanalei -- we couldn't wait to get away from the noise and crowds of Poipu to the serenity of the north shore.

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Reviewed March 16, 2004

Just returned from our 6th trip to the Hanalei Resort. Staff is the friendliest on the Island. This Resort is warm and inviting , with views that are unlike any in the world. Pool and hot tub were clean and inviting. Yes there is a walk to the beach down the hill but is is part of the charm ( if you do not want to walk a ride is just a call away).
This resort offers a home away from home feel, if you want to relax and leave your cares at home this is the Resort for you. We have already made plans for next year !!!!

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Reviewed February 27, 2004

The key to this Resort (with a capital R) is staying in one of the private ownership rooms. After reading the reviews it appears the hotel rooms are just that. Check the web and you can find one of the many privately owned units at a great price. Our 2 bedroom was updated, completely furnished, and had an outstanding lanai to watch the waterfalls, ocean, or mountains. HBR grounds were increadible. Just what you would expect Kauai to be like. It rains off and on so be prepared. This is my 4th trip to Kauai, my first to HBR. For the value HBR is far above anything else. There are few resorts in Princeville with air conditioning so this was a real plus!

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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 ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Princeville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hanalei Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 134
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aloha Guests, Mahalo for choosing Hanalei Bay Resort. We’re delighted to have you as our guests! Lush, relaxing, and as comfortable as your own home, our Princeville accommodations offer all the perks of a vacation rental along with award-winning service from our friendly staff. Located on Kauai’s North Shore, Hanalei Bay Resort captures the island’s beauty inside and out. A Daily Resort Fee of $20 plus tax will be collected at booking. Please note repairs to a select group of lanais will be taking place January 5, 2018 through April 27, 2018. You may notice a minimal amount of noise between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Every effort will be taken to reduce the sound as much as possible and respond to any concern. Once again, mahalo for your understanding and cooperation during this emergency repair work. Warmest Regards, Resort Management ... more   less 
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