Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
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We are big fans of the Westin Villas and Princeville is a top resort. Beautiful views, spacious rooms, top-quality furnishings including large in-room jacuzzi, and full kitchen (except oven). Fitness center is helpful on rainy days and has full views of the water. There is a quiet pool and hot tub area, if you prefer it. No "swim up to the bar" pool. The shuttle to the St Regis is worth the 5 minutes for a spectacular snorkeling beach on Hanalei Bay. The Concierge staff genuinely loves to share their favorite spots in Kuaii so you have the best time possible in this paradise.
We spent 8 days at this property and even though we had mediocre weather, we had a great time. The staff was attentive and went out of their way to make sure my family was well taken care of.This is a very low key property in a very nice location. As a Starwood property, having access to the St. Regis (2 mile walk) is an added bonus.
I would highly recommend the Westin in Princeville. In my opinion it was newer and more esthetically pleasing to the eye both outside and inside the room even compared to the st Regis of Princeville. Of course you have the heavenly bed which is one of the nicest beds to sleep on in the industry. There's a peacock on the grounds and they are doing little things like making poke and margaritas and all kinds of activities. The food is great but can add up so go adventure and grab some tacos down the road or chicken in a barrel to save some money and explore.
From the moment we arrived, we felt like family. The Westin staff gets it right; they treat you like a valued guest, which is something a lot of hotels and resorts have forgotten. We have stayed with Westin on all out Hawaii adventures, and this time did not disappoint.The rooms are wonderful and clean. The amenities are great, with several pools and hot tubs (some, thankfully, are adults only!). Perhaps the best activity we enjoyed was the couples massage out on the front lawn, with the surf crashing in the background. Even though the resort is up on a bluff, the ocean sounds find their way up to this property to round out the island experience.The breakfast buffet is well worth the money...just be sure to watch your plate, since the birds like to pick at the food left on unattended plates! Overall, staying at the Westin is a wonderful experience. They are a little more expensive than other places, but sometimes the few extra dollars are worth it!
My family stayed in a one bedroom "villa", with a pull-out bed in the living room for my daughters to sleep on. Positives: 1. The hotel and grounds were beautiful, and extremely well maintained. Everything was clean.2. There was ample space at pools and hot tubs, and there were plenty of pool chairs due to the number of pools. The pools were freshwater, they were always clean, the pool water was clear, and the Westin must have modern pool cleaning and filtration systems because it didn't feel like the pools had much chlorine (if any).3. There were always plenty of fresh pool towels available. 4. When i needed something (extra blanket, etc.), it was brought to the room in a reasonable amount of time. 5. My room was "generic timeshare", and I mean that in a good way. My family.does not eat out much, so the normal timeshare full kitchen is a plus. And my family's clothes are always sandy and wet in a Hawaii vacation, so the washer/dryer is really nice to have. The Master bedroom bed was very comfortable. I loved the whirlpool-jets bathtub in the bathroom. 6. Staff was very friendlyNegatives, in order of most of least:1. The $20 voucher for skipping a room cleaning was not well explained, and I did not know it did not carry over. I did have it carry over on a previous Westin vacation at a different hote), and I was hoping to accumulate four of them so my family could have a "free" breakfast one morning. But after I skipped three cleanings, I then found out there was no carry-over. I would have thought the skipping the cleaning was supposed to be an environmental issue (skipping washing the sheets, etc.), earning environmental kudos for Westin. Instead, it seemed to be a way to get the entire family, minus the one "free" person, to eat the expensive buffet breakfast every day. This whole thing left a bad taste in my mouth (pun intended). 2. The use of the beach at the St. Regis is a policy and exercise that inevitably will make no one happy. (The St. Regis is a very expensive hotel, I should note.) The Westin Princeville doesn't have beach access, which in Hawaii is a negative, so they advertise you can use the St. Regis' (a hotel from the same corporate management) beach. You can drive there or they have a shuttle that will take you there. However: a. There are separate towel colors for the St. Regis vs. the Westin. This ensures the Westin folks using the St. Regis beach stand out like a sore thumb, See item b right below. b. Westin folks cannot use the St. Regis pool or hot tubs. My family tried to use an empty hot tub, and within seconds a worker shooed them away. I get it from a St. Regis perspective...who wants those lower class Westin people using their pool and hot tubs?...but this is a review about the Westin Princeville, not about the St. Regis. It obviously made my wife and daughters feel bad and feel like second class citizens. c. The first day I drove up to the St. Regis, the security guard first thought I was a St. Regis guest. When I told him I was from the Westin Princeville, his demeanor changed... not nearly as pleasant and welcoming (but not a jerk, either).... the demeanor changed just enough my whole family noticed. Just enough change to put you on notice that you were not to be looked at as on a par with the St. Regis people. d. The shuttle from the Westin to the St. Regis (and back) runs only ever hour (for a 1.5 mile trip)...which is pretty far spaced apart. Far enough apart not be to all that "welcoming". In short, finishing up my comments on this particular item, my family never felt welcome at the St. Regis. Which I think is kind of the point...advertise the beach access to the Westin folks, but if they use it, don't make them too comfortable, so as not to upset the St. Regis folks. After two trips to the St. Regis beach, we skipped it for the rest of my vacation and went to other, public beaches. Which, again, I suspect, probably suited the management of both places just fine. 3. The fitness center was substandard for a place of this caliber. There were enough aerobic machines, and there was a sauna and steam room, so those were positives. But, there was only one weight machine, two giant balls, freeweights, and two workbenches. In the mornings, there wasn't enough space, let alone weight machines, weight benches, etc., for everyone trying to use the room. There were zero bosu balls. The room probably needs to at least triple in size and equipment. 4. There was a free movie night...but they were charging $2 for popcorn. Really? Popcorn as a profit center? I know it is only $2, but still. 5. There were some DVD's to rent, but they charged $5 for one night, which is a lot for older movies. I rented a movie (for about $1.50) from the Redbox at the Foodland 2 miles away one night instead...certainly the Redbox had a more up-to-date selection.6. I know upfront they told me about the parking fee, but $13 a day for parking is really kind of annoying.
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 346 Villas
- 3 Pools
- 2 Whirlpools
- 3 Restaurants
- Fitness centre
- Tennis courts
- Games room
- Spa services (fee)
- Water sports
- Business centre
- Golf (fee)
- Tour desk
- One queen bed
- Sofa bed
- Ceiling fan
- DVD player
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Alarm clock
- 512 sq ft
- Maximum occupancy of 4, up to 3 children
- One king bed in bedroom
- Sofa bed in living room
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining area
- 799 sq ft
- Maximum occupancy of 4, up to 3 children
- One king in master bedroom
- One queen bed and sofa bed in second bedroom
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining area
- Maximum occupancy of 8, up to 7 children
Resort Location Map
Westin Princeville Ocean Resort VillasLihue,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
3838 Wyllie Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5507
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