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Get an overview of this hotelClifftop, ocean-view resort on Kauai's north coast

Spectacular Kauai

Guests enjoy panoramic views at this Hawaii resort, which is set atop a 200-foot cliff in Kauai's tranquil Princeville community; Hanalei Bay is just 3 miles to the east.

Beach and boating

Castle at Princeville offers a pool as well as beach access; the front-desk staff can arrange popular Kauai activities such as helicopter and boat excursions.

Kitchens and cable

These Hawaii condos offer patios or balconies with views of the ocean or grounds; all accommodations at Castle at Princeville have ceiling fans, kitchens, dining areas, cable TV, and VCRs.

Condo Amenities

Condo Amenities

Comprising 98 units in 12 two- and three-story buildings, Castle at Princeville displays the handsome plantation-style, wood-shingle-roof design popular on Kauai. There's a grassy area as well as an open-air pavilion with picnic tables, and an outdoor pool.

The front desk staff can arrange a multitude of Kauai-area activities, including helicopter sightseeing trips along the scenic Na Pali Coast, luaus, and boat excursions up the Hanalei River. High-speed Internet access is available in the lobby (surcharge).

  • Outdoor pool 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Picnic area 
  • Total number of rooms - 10 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Free self parking 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Separate living room  
  • Kitchen  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Free local calls 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Phone 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Kitchen 
  • Housekeeping - once per stay 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower only 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Television 
  • Separate living room 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 

Nearby Things to Do

The 9,000-acre Princeville resort community includes jogging paths, a six-court tennis center and two golf courses—the 18-hole Prince, ranked number one in Hawaii by Golf Digest, and the 27-hole Makai, where three nines radiate like spokes from the clubhouse. A swimming pool and tennis court are available nearby.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 

Condo Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at 4 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20 per night.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No elevators


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Cleaning fee: USD $165 per accommodation, per stay (varies based on length of stay and unit size)
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Condo Name

  • Castle Condo Princeville
  • Castle Princeville
  • Castle At Princeville Hotel Princeville
  • Castle At Princeville Kauai
  • Castle Princeville Condo

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3.9 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
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3 out of 5
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Pros: location good with lots of space and washer/dryer in unit
Cons: cleaning fee is steep for three days - found it rather stingy to have to buy toilet paper
nice condo with lots of space - it had everything but it was vintage 80's
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NOT A HOTEL. It's a condo.

3 out of 5
by from J
Posted Oct 28, 2016
Musty smell, terrible bed, needs new pillows. You need a car if you stay here. Cleanliness was nice, but my condo had an odd set up for sleeping. And by booking through Expedia, I never was contacted by the management, and arrived after dark, got lost, received help from a security guy to find the main office where I prayed I would find keys and directions. The security guy was most helpful. I had to dig for numbers to get a hold of anybody in the management office. If you know this is a condo, know how to get your keys, don't mind being too far away from the beach, and love super soft beds and stinky pillows........this may work for you. I paid too much, and had a cleaning fee of $145 when it was only me for 3 nights. Boo. Too much per night, too.
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can't complain too much in Kauai

3 out of 5
by from so cal
Posted Jul 18, 2016
Location: Foodland grocery. Jojo shave ice is sooooo good
We arrived at the property after 5pm, and this is the only management that is open from only 3pm-4pm. It was indicated, so that was fine. We retrieved the key to our condo from a lock box, which was easy. I booked 2 two Bedroom condos, when we arrived, only one was available. Jaime the Manager from Castle Resort which is co managing Pali Ke Kua (which is the name of the building) was polite, but questioned me several times about which building I reserved, I said Pali Ke Kua, because Expedia, provided pictures of the rooms, kitchen, pool, and layout of the condo. Which is the property I paid for. She also mentioned only one of the 2 bedroom condo reservation was provided by Expedia. I gave her my confirmation number and had her check again. We had 9 in our party, and we all proceeded to the 1st condo, with in 10-15 min Jamie called right away with the second condo. It was actually a very clean and beautiful 1 bedroom and a loft. It was a wonderful 5 night stay until I questioned my bill. "Will I be getting a discount since I paid for a 2 bedroom?" The answer was No. I called Expedia, they couldn't do too much too help but instead gave me $25 credit. I can't complain too much in Kauai.
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4 out of 5
by from denver
Posted Feb 29, 2016
This is a wonderful place to stay with the best view!
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Superb location - Unit needed upgrades

4 out of 5
by from Telluride, Co.
Posted Apr 21, 2015
Pros: Location is superb. Request ocean view. We originally had unit closest to road and chose to upgrade to ocean view. Good move.
Cons: Condition of unit was not great. Cabinets in need of upgrade. Some of the units were being remodeled which would increase rates.
Location: Near St Regis, beaches, 5 min to good grocery store, 15 min to Hanalei and north coast beaches. Zip line, snorkel, boogie bd'ing all close.
The location can't be beat. Cliffside, walkout units looking down to the ocean, turtles feeding, view of Hanalei Bay and north coast, sunsets, etc. Quiet, birds, paved path to private beach hard to find in this area. Beach, a mix of volcanic black rock and sand, is actually nicer than the St Regis one, which is public. Very good restaurant on site.
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Not actually a hotel or called the "Castle"

2 out of 5
by from Oregon
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.
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Looks like heaven. a bit humid

5 out of 5
Posted Aug 5, 2014
Everything was excellent. I would have called heaven if we had the A/c in the unit. But, still all worth.
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Aging condo, minimal features, hidden fees.

2 out of 5
by from Seattle, WA
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.
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View 5 stars, everything else 1 star (Unit 115)

3 out of 5
by from San Jose, CA
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
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The view made it all worthwhile!!

4 out of 5
by from castro valley, calif
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!!
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