Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
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Our family stayed there for a few days this summer, and we really enjoyed it. The suites were nice and spacious, with a small kitchenette. I love that they had BBQ grills all over the property, and a market as well, allowing us to conveniently BBQ on our own. The pool was great but our 9 year old daughter was very disappointed with the slide because it was basically for babies/toddlers. There's a shuttle that can take you to/from the St. Regis and my husband went there for a spa treatment. He said it was pretty top notch! Overall, this is a great place for families, especially if there are young children or elderlies. The property is peaceful and serene, and the service is exceptional.
The room had a beautiful view. I will always stay at this vacation villa anytime I visit Kauai again. Staff and service was excellent. Ienjoyed the breakfast buffet but was not as pleased with the dinner food
The quality of the food at the breakfast buffet is disappointing especially for a hotel with the Westin name on it. The pastry and bread selections were mediocre, the Guave tasted watered down, the hash brown potatoes appeared to be thawed from the freezer and the bacon was greasey. The only redeeming factor was the omelet station which was excellent.Having pre-prepared food doesn't mean it has to be bad. The Hyatt in Cabo and the Four Seasons on the Big Island do just great in their buffet offerings. As a Gold SPG Member I am an SPG advocate, So, I hope that instead of a typical reply saying that they apologize for the disappointing experience that they actually do something about it.
My husband and I have been timeshare owners at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas for eight years, having purchased the timeshare when the resort was being built. We just returned from two weeks at the property, our first trip there in five years. Frankly, we have come to like the Westin villas in other locations--most notably in Maui and Cancun--more than the Princeville property; however, there are many reasons to vacation at the Westin Princeville, on the breathtaking island of Kauai.Here's what we liked about the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort:1. The grounds themselves are very lush--beautiful greenery, flowers and other plantings throughout the resort. This tropical garden makes for a beautiful and relaxing stroll through the property, especially earlier in the morning or in the quiet time around dusk.2. The Westin Princeville's pools are also lovely; they feature an infinity-style pool with water cascading into the main pools below. There is no swim up bar--if you enjoy that feature, you won't find it here, and the pools are smaller than at other resorts--but the pool area had plenty of seating, and was blessedly quiet and uncrowded--this is an advantage of traveling in October, when that weather is slightly less hot, and most children are in school.3. We cannot say enough about the friendliness of the staff; my husband and I both feel that the Westin Princeville Resorts have the warmest, most professional, and authentically helpful staff we've ever encountered in our travels around the world. Most people don't pay any attention to the car valets, but a real highlight of our trip were two valets--Sam and Shannon--who are a true asset to the Westin brand. Sam and Shannon, from the minute we checked in, knew our names, offered in-depth recommendations on restaurants and attractions (even going so far as to excellent menu choices at each location they recommended throughout the island), gave directions more accurate than Google Maps, and most delightfully, always seemed really glad to see us. They became a memorable part of the enjoyment of our vacation!Here's what we don't like about the Westin Princeville Resort:1. This resort is nowhere near the beach. It is built on a cliff overlooking Anini Beach (one of the most beautiful and safest beaches on Kauai), which requires about a 15-minute car ride to get to. The resort does offer an hourly shuttle up to the St. Regis Hotel, where resort guest are allowed to sit at the small section of a very small beach (but aren't allowed to sit around or swim in the St. Regis pool, which is also owned by Westin's owners, Starwood). When we bought this property, we were told that there would be a constant shuttle to Anini Beach, but this was an upkept promise that has continued to annoy us.2. If you are trying to decide between a studio or a one bedroom, absolutely choose the one bedroom--the difference in the size of the spaces and the amenities is enormous. The Studio-size accommodations feature a kitchenette with a tiny two burner electric stove, and so little food prep room that we were forced to cut up vegetables and move the toaster into the bathroom. To fit in a sofa bed (they advertise that the studio can sleep four people), there is only room for one nightstand--terribly inconvenient for a two person king size bed. The sofa bed is too small to have more than a full-size mattress--great for two kids, but not two full-size adults.The one bedroom accommodations, however, are terrific--full kitchen, kitchen island for food prep, great decor, two nightstands, a wonderful bathroom and a feeling of spaciousness. But, beware of the sofa bed...it is no larger than the one in the studio!3. Construction and construction noise seems to be a staple at Westin properties--wherever we have stayed, we have been awakened by very loud hammering and drilling starting around 7:30 am--not conducive to rest and relaxation. During our first week (the one we spent in the studio), we were told we couldn't go out on the balcony, and that we should keep our curtains closed, because men on scaffolds would be painting outside. So much for privacy, or our ocean view. The Westin Resorts/Starwood need to warn their visitors way in advance of what's going on construction-wise, so that we all aren't surprised when we arrive.The island of Kauai is enchanting. It is slower-paced than Maui and Oahu, and much more soulful. Drink in the beauty of the deep, craggy cliffs of the Na Pali coastline, stare in wonder at Waimea Canyon (called the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific"), enjoy the outdoor art festival held in Hanapepe every Friday evening, kayak down the lazy Hanalei River, get a fantastic view of the ocean and crashing waves at the historic Lighthouse, and gobble up the sweetest fruits and vegetables to be found at Hanalei's huge Saturday farmer's market--you'll come home refreshed on many levels. Staying at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resorts is a good place to choose for cozy and comfortable accommodations in a beautiful tropical setting.
The Westin Princeville is a great place to relax. It is not as nice of a location as the Maui property (on the beach), but has it's own charms. The staff is friendly and helpful. The nearby restaurants in Hanalei were very good. Be prepared to walk or ride the shuttle to get to the nearby beach at the St. Regis (2 miles away).
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
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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
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- 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
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Westin Princeville Ocean Resort VillasLihue,United States
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3838 Wyllie Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5507
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