Sealodge at Princeville
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Woke up to cock-a-doodle-doo's, crashing waves and shining sun. Plan was nothing other than exploring around the North Shore of Kauai. Started at St. Regis, a fancy resort just down the road from our condo. Heard cocktails in the lounge were the "thing to do" for sunset, thought we would snoop around in the morning before committing to …
Day 5 marked our last in Oahu and First in Kauai. We had a mid morning flight, such a treat! allowed for sleeping in with no morning rush yet still got us to our destination by noon. I forgot to warn Andrew about airport 'tip-seekers' in tourist places such as these. Sure enough, as soon as we walked in through the door there was a …
... ABC store and Walmart were next before begrudgingly driving the car back to the rental company. The shuttle was already waiting so within ten minutes I was back at the airport. There was another hour of waiting before American Airlines opened their check in desk. Thankfully, I was given all three boarding passes, always a good sign, and the flight to LA left bang on time. As the plane lifted from the Lihue runway, I said my fond goodbyes to the Garden Isle once more, but I'll be back.
... tyre pressure indicator for a change so I don't need to make a trip to the gas station today. I decided to walk down to Pu'u Poa beach this morning. The walk down through the black hole took me a while as my right thigh is agony following my absailing attempt down the cliff face to Hideaways yesterday. It's ok on the flat but hurts like hell walking down hill. The beach was near diserted so I plonked my towel down ...
... br> These camera phones are incredible...who needs a photographer when you have two hands?
Here we are at the St. Regis with the Sheltons. Once again the magnificent, ever changing, never boring sunsets.
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The condo we stayed in was so much more than what we expected. We had a view of the ocean, the condo had a beautiful kitchen, separate bedroom, a day bed in the living room over looking the ocean and was decorated beautifully. Only a 2 min drive and you were in Princeville where there are shops, restaurants, gas station and grocery store.
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The view was the ONLY good thing about this place. There were 3 towels, 2 washcloths and 3 hand towels, none matching - and all smelled awful so I had to wash all of them before using. No bar soap for the shower/bath. It had not been cleaned very well at all yet we paid, as had the people before us, a $97.00 cleaning fee! Other condo's in the place were much better and we should have checked the web further for a better place. The cleaning lady was a total grouch - do not ask her ANY questions lest she bite your head off!!
We just returned from a 3-day stay in unit D9. I can't speak for all of the units at Sealodge, but D9 was all that we expected and more.
Just came back from my first stay in the project, and my first stay anywhere on Kauai's north shore. Location-wise, a great place to launch explorations. Our unit was fashionably decorated, and affordable. But: 1) the unit was falsely advertised as including a washer/dryer; 2) some things didn't work: garbage disposal, light in microwave, nitelight in bathroom; the shower control pulled out of the wall; 3) the kitchen didn't have any cutting boards; 4) the lone ceiling fan was over the dining table, which we never used; fortunately, we found a floor stand fan that we moved to where we spent time (living room, bedroom); 5) the unit faces the afternoon sun and the thin curtains did a poor job of shielding from the heat; 6) due to the configuration of the structures, the unit was shielded from most of the cooling breezes. Still, we would probably go back because of the good price and the location.
Sealodge - just okay in our experience
We are frequent travelers to Kauai, & this was our first time staying in Sealodge (unit E10). First the good things - 1. You can't beat the view! 2. The Princeville location is amazing. 3. The price is reasonable (we paid $130/night) Now the not so great things - It is pretty run down - and I don't mean the outside. The decorative pillows on the bed were stained & the sheets & towels were very dingy. The couch & bed were ridiculously uncomfortable and both could use an upgrade. Lots of rust and mildew in the bathroom. The fridge had rust spots all over the outside. Obviously, none of these things ruined our vacation (it was amazing!) but I wouldn't stay here again. I think you could do better (for the same amount of $) elsewhere.
Loved the Sealodge
We stayed at the Sealodge last May and loved it. It's a great value. The condos are perched on a cliff with an amazing ocean view. The room was clean and a nice size. Loved having a full kitchen and a washer/dryer. There aren't a whole lot of places with good beach access, especially on the north shore, so that was not a big deal for us at Sealodge. The view was worh it. We stayed in J-7, which had a wonderful view as it was a corner unit. We will stay at the Sealodge the next time we visit Kauai.
Sealodge is wonderful
I stayed here for two weeks, I found a site called Kauai Holidays for the exact room that I rented. The room was beautiful and very comfortable. There is a private beach that is a short hike away but would not recommend it if it has been raining it could be dangerous then. The path is hidden but is there just look for the sign. Watched the sunset everynight from the bench across from the main entrance to the building. Only set back was tradewinds were coming from opposite direction and there was no air in the room and not any wind blowing so in the late afternoon it was too hot in there but still worth it. Very quiet area. Geckos all over at night and a rainbow everymorning. Would definately go back. This is located on the beautiful garden island of Kauai.
We just returned from a 7 night stay in Kauai. It was our second trip to the island and so we chose the North Shore this time around. Sealodge was a great deal for a Princeville condo. The condos are perched on a cliff above the ocean, many in Princeville are set back or have no view. We stayed in Building C, one of the closer ones to the cliff. The unit we stayed in was nicely appointed - each one is decorated differently so if you care about that, make sure to look online or ask for pictures of the unit. The particular unit we stayed in had a washer/dryer but it was in a locked closet so we couldn't use it.
We just returned from our 4th visit to the island of Kauai. We stayed in a condo at the Sealodge in Princeville for the first time, and we are so glad we did! We have found no other view as fabulous as this one...our lanai was just a few steps from the cliffs overlooking the ocean. We were able to see sea turtles feeding on the reef. The birds were friendly. We saw both the sunrise and the sunset from our large windows. Although there is no immediate beach, it is a simple thing to drive or hike to a beautiful, quiet beach. The condo was well equipped with anything we needed: beach chairs, picnic basket, fully equipped kitchen, binoculars, telescope, hair dryer, etc. The owners provided a guest book, in which visitors have written over the years. From that, one can get helpful hints to help plan activities. The quaint little town of Hanalei is just minutes away. I can honestly say that we will be returning soon. One point to be aware of is that each unit is owned by a different person, so the amenities may vary. Also to be noted is that certain building clusters are better situated on the bluff for the good view. We found buildings D, A, and C to provide the best locations. Be sure to check location prior to renting.
Very nice condo
My husband and I stayed in a Sealodge condo for 8 nights in Sept 2003, and we enjoyed the place very much. It was clean and well-equipped, with a wonderful view of the ocean. It's on the cliffs so not that easy to get to the beach, but we drove to beaches throughout the North Shore so we didn't mind. Very reasonable for the price. As another reviewer noted, the outside doesn't look great, but the inside is fine. We would definitely stay here again.
Great value and relaxing views
My husband and I just got back from our trip to Kauai. We stayed at the Sealodge for 2 nights, in Princeville. We were dubious at first, but we ended up completely satisfied! The outside of the condo is definitely in need of renovation (its wooden and worn, and the ocean air has taken its toll on the aesthetics. However, when we entered our condo, all those fears dissapeared. It was well furnished, clean, and what we were expecting. While there is not air conditioning, the ocean air and the huge windows make for adequate ventillation. We would def stay there again, especially with a family.