Wyndham Ka Eo Kai3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
My wife and I honeymooned to Kauai and stayed at Wyndham Ka’Eo Kai in 2007. When we returned for our 10th anniversary we knew e wanted to stay here again! They have remodeled since our first stay, but the place is still special to us! Tucked away on the North Shore in Princeville, it is well worth the drive to get here. It’s comfortable, and provides great views and easy access to everything on the North Shore.
This is our second visit to this resort and again we had a great time. The 2 bedroom unit fulfilled our needs, and although all units do not have air-condition the trade-winds and overhead fans more than make up for it. The wrap around lanai allowed for changing outdoor relaxation views, and being in Princeville puts you in the heart of where it's at. Beaches are close and shopping for supplies are very near. Hanalei Village was a great place to shop for souvenirs, and weather was perfect. Units can be noisy due to traffic, and roosters will call frequently.
We have been coming for yrs and sways enjoy our stay. Rooms are upgraded nice clean and spacious. Front desk service exceptional and wish we had longer than a week!! The only thing to be aware of is the 4 am roaster awakening.
We stayed here for 8 nights with two adult children while we were attending a friend's wedding. We loved the friendly attitude of the staff and the large, clean units, free parking and the two nice pools. This place has everything one needs and the rates are very reasonable compared with comparable properties in Princeville. Yes, the units are a little older, but that gives them a charm. If you rent, be sure to ask the front desk to direct you to see the complimentary movie, The Descendants, filmed, in part in Princeville.
Main complaints - ants and broken fridge, no one was apologetic, and tough to switch to new room. We stayed here for 4 nights. We checked in on the later side, my husband saw ants near the toilet (room 36BE), I didn't think too much of it immediately since it didn't seem serious. That night we realized our refrigerator was not working properly. In the morning the ants were covering the top edge of the mini fridge. My husband called the front desk about ants and fridge, they said we could look at a different room if we wanted to move. We got the key to the room below us and to our surprise the room was occupied. Luckily the occupants had closed the security latch so while we startled them at 8:30am, at least we didn't enter their room. We went back to the lobby and the lady was apologetic about that incident. However, she said their was no other room available for us. She then corrected herself that here was no identical STUDIO available to us (i.e. they could have moved us to a bigger room but wouldn't). She said someone was checking out at 10am and their room SHOULD be available by 4pm. I asked if they could hold our bags during the day until we could move them to a new room. She did not want us to move from the room until they were sure a new room was available. They could have upgraded us to an unused suite or held our bags but did not! Instead, we washed our dishes so not to attract ants and I zipped my roller bag up so nothing would get into my clothes. Unfortunately I did not pack away my toiletries. When we returned ants were all over my toiletries and makeup on the bathroom counter. They were again all over the refrigerator and they were in the bottom of the sink drain. Besides the bathroom where they entered, there were gaps between the screens and the window frame that allowed them to enter. In the morning, the lady had said she would call my cell or the room and leave a message about the room availability, when we returned I had no message anywhere. We had to go to the lobby to ask about a room after finding the ant problem had grown exponentially. We did get a new room, but at this point we had talked to 3 people and no one had apologized about the ants. I asked if they had toothbrushes since ants were on ours and was told "we don't have any dental kits". The staff still offered no apology or suggestion on where to get new toothbrushes. The guest that overheard offered the suggestion of the nearby grocery store and was more polite and helpful than any staff we talked to. The stay was fine after this but nothing made up for the first 24 hours. Ants are no fun in your room but even worse the staff acted like it was normal and ACCEPTABLE. Upon checkout, someone I had not met asked how the stay was and I answered "it got better, our first room had ants". Another lady who had worked with me through the problem (and not apologized), agreed with my comment in a lighthearted manner. In my opinion it was as if to say "yes that happened" but STILL she didn't apologize. I then continued and said that throughout the process no one ever apologized. At that point, FINALLY the lady apologized! Other reminders/observations: - There is no A/C, must have windows open so you'll hear everyone and everything (roosters 24/7). - No privacy if you're on the first floor (no blinds in bathroom or patio door). - Zero amenities - need to wash your own bath towels (and sheets if you want to), NO ICE MACHINE (which is worse when your fridge doesn't work), they can't even offer you a toothbrush.
Stayed here for a week. Our unit was nicely furnished with very comfortable beds. Limited kitchen utensils and crockery so had to use dishwasher a lot. You cannot walk to beach so a car is a definite. No shuttle bus. Grounds and Pools beautifully looked after. Princeville area is almost 1 hrs drive from Lihue and traffic can be very slow. Staff very helpful.
Stayed here for a week celebrating our 20th. Staff in the club house are friendly and helpful. Our unit was 2br 2ba. Very spacious. No A/C which made it a touch warm. Kitchen was stocked with most essentials. Pool area very nice and comfortable. The staff try to get you to attend time share presentations, but aren't pushy which I appreciated. We chose to skip the presentation as we had no intention of buying. Princeville is a great part of the island. I'd recommend this place to others and will likely be back.
We got a studio condo for our visit. The room was small and could have been bigger had the bathroom been better planned. Kitchenette area was adequate for our breakfast and lunch needs. The resort did not have air conditioning, so to keep cool you had to have the windows open so there was a lack of privacy at night. It also allowed you to clearly hear the roosters and chickens each day starting around 3am, so it made a good night sleep darn near impossible. Ask if they have beach chairs/umbrellas for guest use as we found this out on our last day when we donated chairs we purchased - so if in doubt, ask the front desk. North side of the island is more grand and has beaches a plenty. We enjoyed walking the golf cart path to view the shoreline in the mornings. We agree with the other reviewers that you need to sleep at the foot of the bed to take advantage of the ceiling fan.
This is a lovely resort in Princeville, Kauai. The resort overlooks a golf course with the ocean just beyond. I enjoyed sitting out on our wrap around lanai having a cup of coffee and looking out at the ocean.......a piece of paradise for sure! However when the sun comes up, look out! It gets terribly hot in the suite and the two fans that we had did nothing to cool the place down (no air con at this resort). Our 1 bedroom deluxe suite was very spacious with vaulted ceilings and a well equipped kitchen. Had it not been for the heat in our suite, I would have given a 5 star rating. Staff say that when the trade winds blow it is very cool, but it was not our luck to have those cool winds during our stay. Perhaps at a different time in the year when it is cooler overall, this may be the perfect resort to be at!
We rented a studio and a two bedroom. They were not close together but that was fine. We spent our time in the bigger unit with the rest of the family and only slept in the studio. Mark (I hope that's correct) at the front desk was so helpful & friendly. Pool area was great. Didn't use smaller/deeper pool but it looked clean and nice. Used the Outdoor grill almost every night. They were spotless, impressive. Studio- worked well. Mainly used for shower & sleep. Bathroom is about as big as the bedroom. We had ants in the microwave reported it and was fixed fast. August with no A/C wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Nice breeze. Only negative you need to leave windows open and you can hear every neighbor. And of course the famous Kauai rooster wake up call. We liked the roosters & chicken it was just part of the package. Two bedroom- very spacious. King in main bedroom & two twins in the other plus a sleeper sofa. Well stocked kitchen. Ice maker didn't work, reported it fixed it immediately. They even brought a bag of us to get by, very thoughtful. Kitchen gets hot while cooking we used the extra portable fan in there when we cooked. Just remember to seal cereal etc up tight my kids are horrible at that so we had a fly in a cereal box and a visit from a rather large cockroach- yuck. Table big enough for our 8 person family dinners. Bathroom large and nice to have washer/dryer. I would suggest stopping at Costco or Safeway by the airport before you check in. Food land in Princeville is pretty pricey. We bought a couple boogie boards a Costco. Borrowed a beach chair from the front desk. My husband didn't want to haul the boards home on the plane so we donated them to the front desk for other families to use and enjoy. Overall great stay. We would stay there again. Beautiful area. Friendly, helpful staff. Units older but well maintained. Thanks for the memories!
- Walking distance to Princeville Golf Course
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- 2 outdoor pools
Within a short walk of Princeville Golf Course, Wyndham Ka Eo Kai is within a mile (2 km) of Princeville Center. This 122-room, 3-star condo property welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Also near this Princeville condo are Hanalei Bay and Hanalei Valley Lookout.
Wyndham Ka Eo Kai's 122 recently renovated condos provide microwaves, coffee makers, and free local calls. 32-inch TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Ceiling fans and hair dryers are other standard amenities. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Renovated in 2015, Wyndham Ka Eo Kai offers 2 outdoor pools, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is included with your stay. Staff members are on hand to provide concierge services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include a business center, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.
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54% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 124 reviews