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Castle at Princeville

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We found the room pretty nice and the views across Hanalei Bay were wonderful. But the rooms were hot in the afternoon and there was not A/C. The kitchen was fairly well appointed and the furniture was comfy. Access was tough for my mother-in-law who has difficulty walking due to steep grades on the paths and stairs all over the place. We liked it a lot but it was limited to 4stars due to access and the absence of A/C

Problem was lack of family friendly activity with little kids and the area, while not run-down, is not lively.

The location and view were spectacular. The condo was nicely equipped. It could use some updating but was certainly more than adequate for our needs and was affordable. There is no signage for the Castle at Princeville which makes it extremely difficult to find. Much driving around. Please be aware this is not a serviced hotel. It is a Condominium with no service.

Good stay. Could have been cleaner. Patio furniture had layers of dirt and all the cabinetry was sticky. Great staff though.

Our room was clean, cozy, and had a great view. Contrary to expectations, we did have wi-fi too, which I was quite pleased with. The grounds and buildings were well kept, though we didn't appreciate that the maintenance was going on while we were staying in them, leading to a lot of banging noises around 9am. The staff is kind and helpful when they're around ... but they're not around as much as could be hoped. Limited hours, and sometimes hard to find even within those hours. The beach is a bit of a walk to reach, and the only walkable restaurants are the super expensive ones in the resorts. But the supermarket is a quick drive away.

We were blown away with our place. two stories and all the amenities you could ever dream of. It was quiet, relaxing and just... perfect. The kitchen was stocked with utilities and working washer and dryer. We loved sitting on the patio and hanging out with the birds while we ate or read. You are close to Hanelei, Queens Bath and the St. Regis (get the pineapple mojito!) We would most certainly recommend staying here. It is worth every penny.

Very difficult to find check in per directions but with assistance of nearby restaurant guy that was resolved. The condo was just like being at home with a beautiful view of Hanalei Bay and the ocean from not only the lanai but the front room as well. Very quiet with many birds to watch on the lawns. Nearby Princeville Center offered good food, shopping and wonderful Macadamia Nut lattes!

The room was nice but the hotel was difficult to find. We arrived late at night and could not find the hotel. First of all there was no sign that said "Castle at Princeville" there were just different groups of condos. So, that was confusing. We called the number to the office but it was closed; however, there was an after hours number which I called and the woman that answered was very nice and directed us where we needed to go. The room was nice and clean and opened up to a big open area where the kids could play. The only thing we didn't like is that there are no signs and it was very difficult to find especially at night!

Read below on how to find this lovely place. Once there, the check-in process was easy, the lady at the counter was very nice and informative, and we got a nice condo with partial ocean and mountain views. The condo property has its own private (steep) trail to a small but gorgeous beach looking out to the sunset and the Hanalei-"Bali Hai" coastline; and with no crowds. And it is close to all the north-shore must-see places.

We absolutely loved our condo! Very roomy and clean, and a beautiful view. No airconditioning, but we opened all the windows and it was very comfortable. We had a nice kitchen that had everything we needed. The only thing missing was a hot tub.

While the woman at the front desk who checked us in was very pleasant and accomodating, most everything else about our room was subpar. The unit was so close to the road that we had difficultly carrying on conversation in the room with the windows open. And you have to leave the windows open since there is no air conditioning. There is no pool, the one barbeque for the development was 7 blocks away, and there was no housekeeping during our 7-day stay. The room itself was "tired" and in need of some basic improvement. There were spiderwebs in most of the corners, cracked tiles in the kitchen, and half the lightbulbs were burned out. The lobby is open and manned only very limited hours, and 2 of the 3 times we went to ask about housekeeping there was no one there during the hours they were supposed to be open. We have stayed at other condos in the Princeville area and will go back to them on our next visit.

My husband and I stayed at these condos for 10 days. The rooms are clean and have all the cooking items needed. There is no air conditioning, but I think a lot of places on Kauai do not have air conditioning. Instead the rooms are equipped with several fans. The pool is just OK. The maid only came in once during our entire stay and just made the bed and vacuumed floors. If you plan on staying a while, bring shampoo and soap - they provided this in the room, but it wasn't enough to last the entire 10 days there. This was our first time in Kauai, the island is beautiful - especially the North Shore. Kauai is super expensive, so these condos were a good option to help save some money. There are tons of great beaches close by. There is a walking path down to a beach, but the sand is coarse and the beach itself is quite small. Better option is to get in the car and drive to some better beaches.

this is not a place to hang out in all day and have a wonderful view and great amenities right at the tips of your fingers, but that's what we wanted. We wanted a place we could crash that had nice bed (the bed was fantastic) that we could come back to after a long day of having fun on this amazing Island.

When we first started looking for plane reservations to this area for my daughters wedding on August 8th we were looking at $950 to $1000 per person.. My daughter saw the package we just got back from on Orbitz for about $1100 per person plane, condo and car// although on the car we did pay $150 more for an upgrade to fit all of us... over all everyone was well pleased. The Manager at Peou Ka Kau was exceptional.. She change our accomodations to best fit our group.. the view were excellent.

This condo was rented through Castle Resorts--I never saw the company 'Marc Resorts'-- they're probably some sort of intermediary. First, the good-- this was an incredible setting-- looking out on the ocean, beautiful sunsets, snorkling beach a 5 min walk away. All set in Princeville, a wonderful location for those of us who love the north side of Kauai. Also, each morning we were visited a a group of Nene, the Hawaii state bird and an endangered species. These birds are totally unafraid of humans and walk right up to you. It'd have been easy to reach out and touch them. Clearly they're used to being fed. So, what's the problem with this condo... Our unit, #115, was run down, somewhat dirty, and the furniture was in pretty bad shape. I will say there were no bugs, and the appliances, while very dated, did work. Would we go back-- probably yes for the setting. At least our condo, if freshened up, would be a real winner.

The condo was located with a view most people dream about! It was quite, with walking paths and a beach any family would enjoy. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a holiday for family or romance. Itsa winner!!! Clean comfortable, well stocked, store and gas close by.

Other than the 2 cockroaches we found in the condo, it was clean and larger than we expected. I was surprised it didn't have air conditioning. We were looking for the Castle at Princeville but it is labeled Pali Ke Kua from the road. It had two levels, vaulted ceiling, fully furnished kitchen, large bedroom and closets. The view of the mountains is incredible and the grounds are kept clean. The walk to the mountain edge was within 1 minute. It is on a cliff so it isn't "sandy beach access".

great location. fairly well maintained. clean. only minor appearance issues.

Our stay was really great. We were a little shocked that there wasn't air conditioning. But it wasn't that bad. During this time of year. The general manager [...]was very nice. We requested a king bed and she was able to meet our needs. The views were awesome. It was great to sit on patio and watch the whales. The other thing that we were worried about is the fact that there was not Internet.If this is something that is important you might be able to find a unit with it. We really liked that side of the island. We did do a fishing trip which turned out to be great. Most of the boats will not let you keep the fish you catch. But we were able to take a little back to the condo and cook it there. It is really great having a fully stocked kitchen. Also having a washer and dryer is another great benefit. We were able to take less clothes and saved on paying for a second checked bag. I would say if we were to go back to Kauai we would definitely stay here.

We were looking for a relaxing vacation and that is what we got. These condos are clean, the grounds are manicured and the setting is gorgious. We had a mountain view condo which we thoroughly enjoyed. The beach, while not recommended for winter snorking, was perfect for exploring tidal pools, meditation and was a great vantage point for the specacular Bali Hai sunsets. Found great hiking trails nearby which were not over run with tourist. A great vacation!!!!

5300 Ka Haku Road Princeville HI

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Castle at Princeville is a short stroll from Hideaways Beach and Queen's Bath. The 10 rooms at this 3-star condo property include kitchens, balconies, and living rooms. It's also close to Princeville Golf Course and Hanalei Bay.


Rooms

The 10 condos feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with living rooms. Guests can expect to find TVs with cable channels. Coffee makers, free local calls, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities. Housekeeping is available once per stay.


Property features

At Castle at Princeville, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free newspapers, and a picnic area. There's free parking if you drive. Helpful staff is there to provide front-desk service during limited hours, as well as offer insight about the area.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, Mountain View (Pali Ke Kua)

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, Mountain View (Hale Moi)

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Castle at Princeville

Couples (21) Family (7) Friends (5)
4

nice but hot

Families

We found the room pretty nice and the views across Hanalei Bay were wonderful. But the rooms were hot in the afternoon and there was not A/C. The kitchen was fairly well appointed and the furniture was comfy. Access was tough for my mother-in-law who has difficulty walking due to steep grades on the paths and stairs all over the place. We liked it a lot but it was limited to 4stars due to access and the absence of A/C

By on Aug 30, 2017

4

great place to enjoy

Families

Problem was lack of family friendly activity with little kids and the area, while not run-down, is not lively.

By on Oct 15, 2015

4

condo not a hotel

Couples

The location and view were spectacular. The condo was nicely equipped. It could use some updating but was certainly more than adequate for our needs and was affordable. There is no signage for the Castle at Princeville which makes it extremely difficult to find. Much driving around. Please be aware this is not a serviced hotel. It is a Condominium with no service.

By on Dec 23, 2014

4

princeville

GetawayWithFriends

Good stay. Could have been cleaner. Patio furniture had layers of dirt and all the cabinetry was sticky. Great staff though.

By on Oct 22, 2014

4

nice place with a few drawbacks.

Couples

Our room was clean, cozy, and had a great view. Contrary to expectations, we did have wi-fi too, which I was quite pleased with. The grounds and buildings were well kept, though we didn't appreciate that the maintenance was going on while we were staying in them, leading to a lot of banging noises around 9am. The staff is kind and helpful when they're around ... but they're not around as much as could be hoped. Limited hours, and sometimes hard to find even within those hours. The beach is a bit of a walk to reach, and the only walkable restaurants are the super expensive ones in the resorts. But the supermarket is a quick drive away.

By on Jun 14, 2013

5

amazing getaway

Couples

We were blown away with our place. two stories and all the amenities you could ever dream of. It was quiet, relaxing and just... perfect. The kitchen was stocked with utilities and working washer and dryer. We loved sitting on the patio and hanging out with the birds while we ate or read. You are close to Hanelei, Queens Bath and the St. Regis (get the pineapple mojito!) We would most certainly recommend staying here. It is worth every penny.

By on Jun 7, 2013

5

beautiful setting comfortable condo

GetawayWithFriends

Very difficult to find check in per directions but with assistance of nearby restaurant guy that was resolved. The condo was just like being at home with a beautiful view of Hanalei Bay and the ocean from not only the lanai but the front room as well. Very quiet with many birds to watch on the lawns. Nearby Princeville Center offered good food, shopping and wonderful Macadamia Nut lattes!

By on Jan 22, 2013

3

first trip to kauai

Families

The room was nice but the hotel was difficult to find. We arrived late at night and could not find the hotel. First of all there was no sign that said "Castle at Princeville" there were just different groups of condos. So, that was confusing. We called the number to the office but it was closed; however, there was an after hours number which I called and the woman that answered was very nice and directed us where we needed to go. The room was nice and clean and opened up to a big open area where the kids could play. The only thing we didn't like is that there are no signs and it was very difficult to find especially at night!

By on Jan 2, 2013

4

beautiful location

Couples

Read below on how to find this lovely place. Once there, the check-in process was easy, the lady at the counter was very nice and informative, and we got a nice condo with partial ocean and mountain views. The condo property has its own private (steep) trail to a small but gorgeous beach looking out to the sunset and the Hanalei-"Bali Hai" coastline; and with no crowds. And it is close to all the north-shore must-see places.

By on Jun 24, 2012

5

loved it!

Families

We absolutely loved our condo! Very roomy and clean, and a beautiful view. No airconditioning, but we opened all the windows and it was very comfortable. We had a nice kitchen that had everything we needed. The only thing missing was a hot tub.

By on Jun 2, 2012