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“Hanalei Bay Resort, Unit 4221 and Unit 1557/58”
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Hanalei Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Princeville
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Denver, CO
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Reviewed October 2, 2005

My boyfriend and I have just returned from Hanalei Bay in Kauai. We loved every minute of our 11 day stay.

We stayed the first 3 nights in Unit 4221 - it was clean, well-equipped and very spacious for a "hotel room" type unit. It even had a microwave & small fridge! The door separating us from the rest of the unit could be a little better sound proofed, but piling up the cushions from the couch against deadened the TV noise from next door. If you're on a budget, or can't get into your main condo for a day or two like us, this makes a *great* base for a few days. I'm sure that with the adjoining unit, this would be a palatial suite with a great view from the main room - our view of the ocean and Bali Hai was blocked by the tree you see in the photo, which is growing fast!!!

We then spent a week in the palatial Unit 1557/1558. WOW! The owner has gone to great lengths to make this condo feel like home, right down to a welcome basket on our arrival, beach chairs, kitchen gadgets & gizmos, a video library, guidebooks, you name it. For a couple, this was truly a palatial base for the week, a family of 4 wouldn't have any issues staying here. The view from the lanai was amazing and the unit was so private and secluded we felt like we were the only ones on the island. a 2 minute walk to the pool, parking and reception area. Perfect.

We had breakfast on the lanais every morning, the beds were super comfortable. The pool and beach were OK, but there are better beaches a short drive away. Avoid the Food Land in Princeville, their prices are aimed at the tourist market. Do your food shopping in Hanalei, they have much better selection and prices that don't make you choke. Buy your favorite cocktail ingredients here, mix them up using the blender at Unit 1557/58 and sip by the pool or on the beach for $1/drink instead of $8 or $9 each. Dinner at Bali Hai around sunset is a must. Good food and not as expensive as you'd expect. Hanalei Gourmet for Thursday night fish tacos is a must, as is their fish & chips, as is Zelos's fish special (we had ahi), Postcards for at least one dinner, Hanalei Mixed Plate for takeout (their kalua pig rocks!) and Lappert's for sinfully good ice-cream. CJ's Steak & Seafood was excellent also.

We voted Hanalei Gourmet as the best Mai Tai on the island - doing the quality control was a lot of fun ;)

HBR does seem to be full of honeymooners; almost every couple we met had just got married. We even got some strange looks when we said "no, we're just here on vacation." Go figure.

  • Stayed: September 2005
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Reviewed September 28, 2005

My stay at HBR #1557/58 through Aloha Condos was a terrific experience. I felt so comfortable in this beautiful home and could relax as soon as I got there. The owner was so accomodating and professional and made me feel like a special guest in his home. Since I traveled alone, I was concerned about safety and security, but I felt very safe at this complex and condo. The grounds were absolutely beautiful, even though it rained a lot. I thoroughly enjoyed my week. I could only request that the resort have a more thorough sundries shop and be open longer hours - had to go to the Princeville Resort's shop for some personal items, since the resort couldn't help me out. Other than that, I had a great time and look forward to visiting other islands and using Aloha Condos to hook me up.

  • Stayed: September 2005
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Seal Beach,CA
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Reviewed September 24, 2005

We stayed at the Hanalei bay in the bungalow bldg condo: three bedrooms three bathrooms = the best on the property. It has amazing views of the bay and mountain waterfalls, the sunsets will take your breath away.........if it's not raining and too cloudy. This condo had rockin' multi-head showers, plush beds, large couch and dining table, comfortable patio furniture - all the comforts of home. We had a blast w/ two other couples.....plenty of room. If it's raining the golf cart "trolly" made an otherwise long trek tolerable when traveling to and from your parked car, etc.
My only complaint is the restaurant. Food was ok - service was grumpy and a buzz kill. My advise - Fill the kitchen in your condo and cook there or head down to hanalei bay or kapa'a for great food and much friendler servers.
the town of Hanalie bay is amazing and exactly what we wanted. friendly surf village, slowpaced,plenty of parking, great food, great vibe.....i'll be back for sure....and i'll stay in the same place. Stay here for at least a week if you can swing it!!!

  • Stayed: September 2005
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Reviewed September 17, 2005

From the moment you arrive at Hanalei Bay Resort it is clear that your time will be very relaxing at a property that is beautifully maintained. The lobby, the pool, and the restaurants are nicely decorated and staffed with friendly wait staff and attendants.

This was our third visit to Hanalei Bay, and our first staying in Units #4221 & 4222. The unit is a spacious 2 Bedroom and 2 bath condo (easily divided if you only need a studio or a one bedroom unit). It was well stocked with all the essentials and more. The price was a good value for the amenities offered. No doubt we'll visit again to enjoy the lovely bay view, the nicely furnished, clean and conveniently located condo. Of the many properties on Kauai's North Shore I would highly recommend Hanalei Bay Resort's Unit #4221 &/or 4222. Aloha and Mahalo to the owners!

  • Stayed: September 2005
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Reviewed September 5, 2005

We stayed in Unit 1557-1558 and it far exceeded our demanding expectations. Because it was so well furnished and in a very private area, the condo made our visit to the Hanalei Bay Resort one of the most enjoyable weeks of vacation we have had. The Resort itself was delightful in that even though it was sold out all week, we never felt it was crowded. The location was great. Their restaurant was good. We truly recommend the Resort and would recommend that you try and get in touch with Aloha Condos and book the same Unit of 1557-1558 that we stayed in.
Don & Andrea Kaiser
Seal Beach, Ca. 90740

Stayed: August 2005
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A TripAdvisor Member
Los Angeles, Ca
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Reviewed September 2, 2005

We had a wonderful stay in condo 4221, and our only regret was that we didn't have more time to just hang out at the resort. Having never been to Kauai we wanted to see as much of the island as possible, and only had 4 days. From the front desk and very helpful concierge to the very friendly people who drove the carts and transported us when necessary, we found no flaws in the service. Our condo was terrific. It was clean and nicely decorated and comfortable. We loved the view of the mountains and waterfall from our balcony! When we return to the island, this will be where we stay.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Stamford, CT
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Reviewed August 31, 2005

8231-32 was the unit we stayed in. It was an unbelievable trip. The condo was clean and beautiful and had a lovely view. The beach, the pool and the accomodations were fabulous. The staff was as nice as could be and we'd go back in a heartbeat.
Thanks for a great trip!!

Stayed: August 2005
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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: $259 - $477 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hanalei Bay Resort 4*
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 time of 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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