HBR is a large resort with great views depending on the unit. The one bedrooms and studios are close to the parking but do not have the best views. The two bedrooms are farther down the hill and most have nice views of the bay. We are owners at Alii Kai II resort which is about a mile away from HBR. Alii Kai has nice views but not of Hanalie Bay. It is a much smaller low density resort. Currently both are undergoing rennovations, which is why we stayed at HBR. The upgrades to Alii Kai put the upgrades at HBR to shame. Absolute top of the line everything vs rather mundane updates at HBR. My problem with HBR is it is too large. I like the lower density non-resort type feel of Alii Kai to that of HBR. But thast is personal. HBR is a nice resort if you like a larger resort with lots of people, nice grounds and views. My biggest problem with HBR is that we got nickled and dimed to death. $12 a day reort fee. What is that? $4 a day to rent a cooler. They are provided in every unit at Alii Kai. Lost key $15. It can't cost $3 to get one made. If you are down the hill you need to call and get a golf cart to take you to the parking lot or the beach, especially if you have any difficulty walking. My wife had just had ankle surgery so we had to take a cart everytime we went anywhere. It is not required but we felt we had to tip the drivers a couple dollars each time. Our charges for two weeks (not including driver tips) were over $300. At Alii Kai it is $32 a week. Thats it. While I truely enjoyed the views I do not plan on coming back to HBR, and look forward to Alii Kai in November with the totally redesigned and rennovated rooms.
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- Also Known As:
- Hanalei Bay Hotel Princeville
- Hanalei Bay Princeville
- Hanalei Bay Resort Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii