Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
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This our fifth stay at the Westin Princeville. We've enjoyed each one. We're only a family of two now but we always see young families having fun in the pool areas and enjoying the large grassy areas. With the villa arrangements one has almost all of the comforts of home. The only disappointment is that there is not an ocean beach access, but there are ocean views. However, there are several beaches within a short drive. Also, there are additional dining choices close by. We enjoy the great food at Westin's Nanea restaurant, but that could be a bit pricey for families on a daily basis. Use your kitchen for light meals and Nanea for a treat. We'll be back again and suggest that you also visit the Westin Princeville.
This was our 2nd visit to this resort. It's a low rise resort spread out over a fairly large property. We stayed in a the one bedroom villa and were on the first floor in building 6 near the pool. It was great as we could walk right off our patio to the pool about 4o feet away. Since this is a smaller pool the location was not noisy and we loved it. We had a great view from our room and could see the pool and ocean beyond. In my opinion you have the best chance of getting a good view in building 3, 6, and 7. While these buildings are the furthest from the main pool, as a couple without children they are our preference. The one bedroom unit is spacious and has a good layout. Our unit showed a lot of wear and tear and could stand to be updated. The bathroom especially showed need for some TLC as you can see from my photos. Even though the unit needs to be updated we would definitely stay here again.The fitness center is serviceable but I expect better at a resort.
Beautiful resort, nice rooms, great service and really nice stakk. Food was pretty tasty and very pricey for what it was, buts that what you find at most resorts The whole family enjoed it. We would go back..
The good and the very bad. Here are both. If you are not dealing with vistana or the westin time share you can skip the Bad and and go right to the good.Bad. I booked this through westin vacation club -Vistana representative Lulu. Having been disappointed with the previous timeshare representatives fudging the facts in the past, I approach this cautiously and I recorded the sales pitch conversation. I spoke with Lulu at vistana and she explained to me the terms. She stated that the Hotel Beds were queen size beds, at that point I told her I was not interested in the deal or property. As my heigh my size I need a king size bed. She then proceeded to tell me these were special Westin Heavenly sleeper beds and they had custom dimensions that were equal to a king size bed. Skeptical I asked then why don't they just call them a king size bed. She said she didn't know but assured me again that Westin Heavenly sleeper beds were exactly the same dimensions as a king size bed. On four separate occasions she told me this explicitly repeatedly as I specifically questioned her on it.I booked the trip based on this very specific information. I found out later that she was not factual or ethical with me and the beds were not king sized bed that I had agreed to. I asked to be put in the king size beds as they had stated...westin told me it would be an upcharge to me more than doubling the cost of my book. They listened yo the record with lulu but would not put me in a king without me paying double. Rpeated attempts to contact management the Office of the President calls went unanswered.The good.Hotel manager of the property was wonderful thought I had dealt with the vistana westin timeshare side and not her directly she was doing everything she could to rectify the problem. To my surprise when I checked into the property they have moved me into a room that did have a king size bed. It was a small room it was very nice and very comfortable. It was a studio and had a small kitchenette washer dryer and the jetted bathtub. The shower had a seperste eand thst eas great for getting sand off. It was lacking in the way of drawer space to unpack your luggage or anywhere to store food, but the views were beautiful, air conditioning work well and I was very comfortable. They were plenty of outlets it to charge Electronics. I did have some problems with the outlets on the lamps charge ports not working and and the drawer bottoms broken out ... they quickly came out of to repair them. The property is absolutely beautiful but grounds are stunning and well maintained. We had a restaurant on hand with good food little little on the pricey sideThey did give you an option where on any day you can forgo having your house cleaning come out and they will give you a free buffet breakfast. The breakfast is for one person and you cannot skip two housekeeping days and use to breakfast coupons on the same day for you and uour spouce. So the breakfast costs about $35 including tip per person, a little expensive for a basic Buffet but we still did it and enjoyed the peaceful quiet atmosphere and the eating out looking over the pool.You pay to park but it's not that much per day we found it reasonable and it includes valet parking if you wish which we did.The grounds are impeccably landscape everything is spotless clean a quiet peaceful beautiful setting. There is no beach close by but you can take a shuttle down and use the beach the st. Regis it's not a big beach but very nice. If you're staying in this princeville area you're most likely going to have a car if you need one so you can drive too many many beaches.Princeville is absolutely beautiful many restaurants between Princeville and Hanneli that are beautiful and all different price ranges.So why did I rate this only to Stars. Because I prefer to be treated with honesty. Especially when the cost of a Hawaii vacation and using time off is at stake. Thank you again to the Westin princeville hotel General manager. She went out of our way to correct a problem that she had nothing to do with and was the ONLY helpful person in westin company I felt with.
The room was clean, well maintained and up to date. One thing that was a bit disheartening is that there were constantly geese in one of the pools. This wouldn't generally be something to complain about however the pooped all around it and also inside of the pool. I called the front desk and notified them of the many droppings in the pool and they never came to clean it. Several families came to the pool observed the poop and left. After sitting by the pool for a couple hours I emailed them hoping that it would prompt a cleanup. Nope! As an owner of Westin Vacation Ownership and a frequent traveler, the fact that the hotel was notified about poop in the pool and did nothing about it was absolutely unacceptable.
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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
Resort Location Map
Westin Princeville Ocean Resort VillasLihue,United States
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3838 Wyllie Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5507
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