Ratings based on 114 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified travelerfrom Oregon
Not actually a hotel or called the "Castle"Posted Feb 12, 2015
Pros: Good location, private
Cons: Congeniality of the staff, appropriate signage, more parking
Location: Mostly outdoor activities: golf, hiking, beach going, surfing
So, if you're looking for a condo rental with (extremely) spotty wifi, cool breezes and a (mainly) quiet atmosphere, this is a good place for you. This place is not actually called the "Castle," and you will not find this name on any sign. Rather, "Pali Ke Kua" is the name you'll see on the signs. The first building on the right is where the office is, which is also not obvious. Because of the spotty wifi, their computer may not communicate with your credit card company, then they'll suggest your card isn't working (I called my company and there were no declines on my card, but the woman made me feel like a delinquent). The unit itself was comfortable and spacious, and tended to be very quiet other than occasional early morning groundskeeping. There is no air conditioning, which is mostly ok due to strong breezes, though the upstairs was a bit too warm at times. There is also an unpublished $125-150 cleaning fee. There's a private beach with a very steep path to it which can make you feel like you're on a private island. We enjoyed our time in the area, but if we return, we'll stay somewhere else, as the headaches just weren't worth it.
for Business Travelersby Markfrom El Dorado Hills
Great Views of Honalea BayPosted Nov 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
What a great place to stay. The view of the lanai was spectacular. We could see all of Honalea Bay and a beautiful sunset every night. I would definitely go back and stay for a longer time. Had a hard time finding the place initially because the name had change from Castle to Hali Kae (I believe that was the name). They had merged the two condo units. Good thing we had the address. Other than that the place was great@!
for Familiesby A verified travelerfrom sweden
Härlig lägenhet med fantastigt läge och stora ytorPosted Nov 3, 2014
Privata lägenheter som hyrs ut via Castel resort, och har olika möblering beroende på ägare. Vår hade allt man behövde, inklusive tvättmaskin o torktumlare. Egen access till beach.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom 東京
クリフサイドの開放的なコンドPosted Sep 24, 2014
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Looks like heaven. a bit humidPosted Aug 5, 2014
Everything was excellent. I would have called heaven if we had the A/c in the unit. But, still all worth.
by Jonfrom Seattle, WA
Aging condo, minimal features, hidden fees.Posted May 20, 2014
Pros: The location was OK. Princeville is kind of boring, but you do get access to the private "beach" which is nice, and a short drive to better beaches.
Cons: The place needs a full overhaul, or the price needs to be much better. Access to the pool would have helped a little.
Location: Hanalei Bay is great, Hanakapa'ai is about 30 minutes drive and totally awesome. Golfing and other beaches are close.
Despite its billing, don't be fooled. This was an out-of-date condo, clearly not refreshed since the 90s. Buried in trees without any sort of view, expect to be surrounded by neighbors whose every sound can be heard from your bedroom. The furnishings were uncomfortable and smelled stale. Aside from relatively new TVs, and decent WiFi, the rest of the place just looked old, with stains and smells that have apparently been there for decades. All this wouldn't be bad, for the price we thought we were paying, but we were surprised by a $125 cleaning fee -- making the total cost of our 4 night stay, close to $250 a night. We should have just paid another $50 and stayed in a resort, but we thought we'd save money by having our own kitchen. That didn't pan out, because we didn't really want to do anything but sleep in the condo. We spent as much time away from it as we could. There was access to a private beach, but the facility's pool was apparently off-limits. Speaking of sleep: the king size bed was overly soft, and by the end of our stay was leaning toward the wall at about a 30 degree angle, leaving us sliding toward the head board in our sleep.
for Familiesby Janefrom Melbourne, Australia
Amazing place to stay, awesome viewsPosted May 17, 2014 on Hotels.com
We really enjoyed our time at princeville and the views were amazing of the ocean. So close to the beach.
View 5 stars, everything else 1 star (Unit 115)Posted Feb 3, 2014
Pros: The view is spectacular!
Cons: Everything can be improved...get new frying pans, ones that are not scratched up.
We stayed at Unit 115 at Castle at Princeville (aka Pali Ke Kua, PKK), a one bedroom unit for four nights. The views were spectacular, we had dinner on the lanai enjoying the awesome view. That totally deserve 5 stars, everything else, 1 star at most. These condos were not solidly built, when the people upstairs flushed their toilet, i heard a waterfall. The kitchen had a coffee machine, toaster and blender, but all the pans were scratched up, so we didn't cook. They had an open house in the unit next door, so we decided to take a look and the real estate agent said that the owner made 50k gross last year...i bet i know where that came from...the cleaning fees. Expedia stated that there was a $150 cleaning fee, so i thought that meant there would be someone to take out the garbage everyday or something like that, but no, the cleaning fee is for them to clean up the place after you are gone to get ready for the next person. And we had to take out our own garbage when we left the condo, or we would be charged an extra $50! It is next to impossible to find the rental office to pick up our key, this isn't a hotel or anything like that you have to go to a lock box to pick up your key. When you get to Pali Ke Kua (don't look for Castle at Princeville), look for a building on the right hand side that does not look like living space. When you book thru Expedia, you cannot choose your unit, be warned! There are so many choices in Princeville, will not stay here again
for Everyoneby Maryfrom Castro Valley, CA
The view made it all worthwhile!!Posted Jan 28, 2014
Pros: The amazing views!!
Cons: The check in process, for sure!! It would be nice if the place was updated too!
Location: Wonderful location! Beaches, tourists sights, golf courses, great restaurants, etc.!!
I was prepared to have a little trouble finding the condo; but didn't expect it to be as difficult as it was. Arriving on a Monday at 3:00 p.m., during the check in time hours, after finally finding the office; it was closed, and the phone number that we had on our reservations did not get us anywhere. We finally got a hold of someone who gave us clearer instructions we found the condo and the lock box with keys and being fustrated with our ordeal we opened the door and the sweeping view of the sea, palm trees and the kauai mountains, made it all worthwhile. What a view!! As I had expected from others reviews, the furnishing were dated, but comfortable. We had a wonderful time sitting outside on the small patio enjoying a glass of wine and taking in the breathtaking views! It was amazing! We were visited every day by a nene geese family, who made it even more special. We will difinitely go back and look forward to staying in #117 again! This time it will be much easier to find!!
for Everyoneby Myronfrom Brookeville, MD
Nice condo, beautiful viewsPosted Dec 16, 2013
Pros: Nice location
Location: Hike down the cliffs to the Queen's Bath.
We had a 2-bedroom unit with a lovely mountain view from the back patio. If we walked a few hundred yards to the ocean side of the property, there was a gorgeous view of the Halalei bay from the cliffs. There is no AC, so it can get a little warm in the afternoon, but there were ceiling fans. The pool and hot tub were clean and inviting. There was no on-site staff to handle minor issues in the condo (like a toaster that didn't work), but we made a phone call to the rental office and they brought us a new toaster the next day.