"Totally relaxing with beautiful views and sunrises"
Kauai was more breathtakingly beautiful than I ever imagined. I look forward to returning in the future and would definitely stay at the Hanalei Colony Resort again without a doubt.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a wonderful relaxing stay. Beautiful weather, location and staff all very helpful. The room was very comfortable and close to Hanalei town and numerous beaches. I would stay their again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I loved the fact that the rooms didn't include a television. My family and I were able to unplug and relax without distractions. Tunnels beach and Ke'e beach are about a ten minute drive from the condo. The Mediterranean restaurant near the condo was fantastic.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to the Kalalau trail"
We selected this resort because it is the closest to the Kalalau trail. The beach at this location is not swim friendly but, just down the road there is a couple of really nice beaches. The facility was well maintained & the staff was friendly. The resort resturaunt was really good but, a bit pricey as all things Hawaii. The atmosphere is quiet & peaceful. […] No televisions but fairly good internet. If you just come to relax & get away from it all, this is your place. Kalalau is an amazing hike. I recomend a little training before going & pack as light as you can. The trip will not disappoint. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Truly a hidden gem"
This hotel is truly a hidden gem. I'm worried that the word will get out and we won't be able to book a room next year. Absolutely stunning views and perfect north shore location. Staff is so pleasant and welcoming. This year we sprung for the "Ocean Front" room, my jaw dropped when walking into A3. Literally steps to the beach and the views were breathtaking. […] I booked this on Expedia so wasn't sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This place had the best view I've ever seen. It was very comfortable, clean and well maintained. I didn't miss the plug ins. It was great not having TV, internet and phone. Made us pay attentione to each other. How many places do that? Loved it and I can't wait to take my kids.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great vacation hide-away"
Great experience for vacation. Right in between pitoresque beaches that were used for movie scenes. Hotel is in great shape and the staff is incredibly friendly. Desirable location on the less frequented North Shore that hosts all the spectacular sites.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Away from the worries of daily life"
It's more of a condo complex with extras than a resort. The location is undeniably exquisite. It's a long drive from the airport, but once you're there, it's easy to settle in and not stray too far from the hotel in either direction but still find lots to do. There's no room service, the bed quality & linens are quite first class. The cleaning service […] is only every third day (not that we needed that much attention.) The bathroom is good, everything is quite clean. The kitchen is decent, but the quality of the silverware, knives and glassware is basically the kind of stuff I had when I just got out of college. (Clean up after yourselves, there are ants from time to time as this is a tropical location and we kept the windows open a lot.) We spread out and found it extremely spacious. The couch was comfy and great views from every window. We had every breakfast on the balcony. We were in building A - which was ocean front. The ocean is noisy, especially in the winter, so be prepared for the din. Even in the cool of the evening, we still kept the sliding door open for ventilation and snuggled into the bed. WiFi worked well. There's no TV, no newspaper delivery, so it was good to at least catch a little bit of what was going on in the world. The hot tub and pool was nice, though a little far away for some units. We used the coin laundry there as well to refresh our clothes. Hanalei was a short drive away with some good dining & groceries. Farmers market on Wednesdays. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice resort- Dont set your expectations too high"
Everything is expensive on this island, North shore even more than other parts. So knowing that- it still seems a bit overpriced for the quality of the resort. It was clean and well taken care of. No real complaints but not wowed by the place either. Would likely stay elsewhere next time I am there.Genuine Expedia guest review
"wonderful place to stay"
We loved this place. Our apartment was roomy and light, well laid out, spotlessly clean, well equipped, staff friendly and accommodating. and something beautiful on all sides--the ocean on mountains. The lanai had an overhang and was wonderful to watch the waves. The only disappointment was the swimming pool, which is small and not heated, so often […] it was quite cold and uncomfortable to get into (though very refreshing). I wish the pool were even moderately heated. The pool was important because the ocean there is quite wild and although there is a small beach that is sheltered from the strongest currents, if one wants to swim., the pool is needed. And the hot tub, although wonderfully hot, is tiny (cannot fit more than 3 or 4). Also, the pool's location right next to the road with cars driving by is not pleasant though there is a hedge separating the two. The food at the restaurant on the premises was terrible. But that said, I would definitely go back to the Hanalei Colony. The rooms with ocean view or ocean front are the best and we were lucky enough to have one! We had worried about the location (you have to go over 5 one way bridges) but that proved not to be a problem at all. It is a short ride --15 minutes tops --to the nearest town (Hanalei) and the bay there is gorgeous and protected so good for swimming. This place is a winner. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Honeymoon bliss for outdoorsy couple"
We spent 10 nights at HCR (well, with one exception when we were camping at Kalalau Beach). Highlights: Delightful staff (thank you Cissie and Stephen Steven?) for all your help and many answers to our questions). Serene location - we wanted to get away from it all. Conveniences of home - loved cooking eggs and making coffee, then sitting out on the […] lanai and watching the waves; were able to do (cheap) laundry during our long stay. AMAZINGLY comfortable bed. Conveniently close to Hanalei for surfing, kayaking, restaurants, groceries. Also conveniently close to gorgeous beaches and the Kalalau Trail - definitely one of the reasons we looked in that area. Be advised: it might rain, a lot. We were totally fine with the rain and had expected it. The noise from the wind at night was a bit of a problem and kept us awake most of the night twice in a row, but it was an unusual circumstance. Overall, I would love to stay here again and think it's wonderfully appropriate for couples looking for a quiet getaway or for families looking for a more spacious way to stay together near fun activities. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed here for just two nights & wish I would have stayed longer! Beautiful ocean view with a corner unit. Everything you could possibly need in the kitchen & beyond. Great multi-options for BBQing. Very warm & communal sort of vibe without being intrusive in any way. Unsurpassed beach-combing. Quiet, uber-comfortable beds. Watching a couple rainstorms […] roll in & out (stayed in December) from our Lanai was just awesome! Will stay here again for sure. Immaculate grounds & rooms. Well done guys!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Princeville alternative"
Why would you need fancy in paradise? If you want a fancy hotel, there's always Princeville. But if you want something that is a bit removed from glitz, Hanalei Colony is quiet, clean and unpretentious, with a glorious beach for walking or (cautious) swimming. Our 2 bedroom condo had a lot of louvered doors that separated the bedrooms from the living […] area. While this doesn't offer the best of privacy, it worked fine for us and our 38 yr old son who was traveling with us. Lovely ocean view from the lanai. There's a very good restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine and a small coffee bar/art gallery on the premises so you don't have to drive back into Hanalei unless you want to. Any drawbacks? Well, remember, this place is quiet. So quiet that the restaurant and bar can close as early as 8:30, so have that nightcap a little earlier than usual and bring your laptop (free wi-fi) if you want to watch a movie-no TV in the rooms. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Kauai North Shore relaxed gem."
This resort is low-key, relaxed and provides the perfect platform from which to experience the beautiful north shore of Kauai. If you are looking for big tv's, lavish bathrooms, room service, bustling activity and lots of restaurants, this is not your place. HCR is subtle, well-equipped and beautifully situated, it is an excellent place to stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect North shore location"
Great place if you are planning an intimate get away with your wife/husband or significant other. Great North shore location close to Tunnels beach and the Napali coast. We had unit H3 which had an incredible view from our suite. Overall, very nice. A note that wasn't obvious to us, this is not a typical hotel with daily room service. Also, no AC, it's […] not needed, but you need to keep the windows open at all times. Would definitely go back if we are back in Kauai. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It's a nice little condo on the beach, although you can't swim in that beach because of rocks and the reef. The staff was friendly and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Resort Off The Grid"
Great Place, Great Location, Very Relaxing, Off the Grid We look forward to coming back and wished that we had booked more days there rather than the lousy Marriott Resort we went to after this for about the same money!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great area to truly get away"
Hanalei Resort is a very quiet and beautiful area. This is our 3rd trip in 2 years and love to be able to truly get away. The only downfall is the occasional smell from the septic system that we smelled while sitting out on our deck.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect spot for northern Kauai"
Very comfortable, clean and spacious accommodations, beautiful grounds. Hotel itself has one restaurant, everything else requires driving. Short drive to 'downtown' Hanalei with restaurants and some shops, and easy access to the North coast highlights, such as the Na'Pali coast, Ke'e and Tunnels beaches, Limahuli Garden.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Some units are much nicer than others"
We started off very disappointed. Our "deluxe ocean view" suite was on the ground floor next to the parking lot, and we could see the ocean as a narrow strip across the lawn and in between other buildings. I would have rated that very poorly. Luckily, the manager was able to move us after 2 nights to a better location, upstairs, and closer to the ocean. […] The units are very nice and spacious; charming, in fact. It would have been very useful to have 2 full baths (there are 1.5) for the 4 of us. The pool is very small and completely enclosed - not what I expect at an ocean front hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful beach location"
We would definitely stay at Hanalei Colony Resort again! Service was fantastic and the views/location can't be beat! There is also a top rated restaurant at the resort which was great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Outstanding North Shore Resort"
Our stay at HCR was idyllic. The unit was clean with flowers, candles and cookies to welcome us. It was spacious, bright, well-equipped and comfortable. The staff members were friendly and responsive. The view from our premium ocean front was spectacular. We shopped at the Tuesday Hanalei Farmer's Market and the fresh fish market and enjoyed many memorable […] meals at the condo. The nearby beaches are gorgeous, as other reviewers have shared. We saw every sunrise from the lanai. The waves broke continuously under the window. There was only one rainy day. Otherwise, the sun was bright with brief passing clouds bringing light showers. We loved being on the north shore and took day trips to visit the other sights on Kauai. We would definitely come back to Hanalei Colony Resort. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great family vacation"
This is a perfect place for families - excellent location. It is windy and not the best swimming beach but many wonderful beaches nearbyGenuine Expedia guest review
"Romantic and secluded for honeymooners"
The perfect place for us! The condos are located in the secluded and romantic North Shore. We were 1 mile from Tunnels Beach (best snorkeling), 1 mile from Ha'ena Beach Park (great swimming and body surfing), and 2.5 miles from Ke'e Beach (sunset watching). Our room had an ocean view, which was a treat to wake up to everyday. There is a restaurant, […] small coffee/gift shop, and spa on site. We ate at the restaurant for the Tuesday night Luau, which was enjoyable. Kauai has a TON of wild chickens but there are a few cats on the property that keep the chickens away. You'll understand when you arrive how nice it is not to hearing crowing first thing in the morning. The condos don't have air-conditioning but you don't need it because of the ocean breezes. The kitchen is equipped for basic cooking, and includes a microwave. We cooked breakfast and a few lunches at the condo to save money. There is no T.V. or telephone -- but why would you want one on vacation? The map at the front desk was the best map for the island. There is a beach but it is not swimmable. No worries, though, because there are excellent beaches up the road. A great place! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not exactly what we thought it would be, but good"
My impression from the way it was advertised was that it was way more secluded than it actually was. Beach is pretty, but views from the deluxe rooms are not all what they look like in the photos. Also, you can really hear the other guests, both in their rooms and as they walk around on the deck outside, although the wind, rain and waves helps drown […] out people noises. Cute cats roaming the premises and they keep the chickens away. Staff is really friendly and helpful. Hot tub was broken during our stay, which was a bummer. Still, better than staying at a mega resort and seems to be the best peaceful and comfortable option on the north shore. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Unplugged and unspoiled"
The staff were very accommodating and helped us with activities and made our stay pleasurable. We had a great view and enjoyed just sitting and enjoying the peace and solitude. We enjoyed not having a phone or television in the room. It was nice to be "unplugged". The kitchen was well equipped and we had many delightful meals sitting on the lanai.Genuine Expedia guest review
Beautiful, peaceful location as close to the Kalalau trail that you can get. Walk out your lanai to the sea. Breathtaking views of the ocean and short walk to fdown the beach for abulous snorkling. Little windy in the winter months although still great. Even though facility is older the room was great and clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Rain in paradise"
It rained at lot during our stay -- 36 inches in the 24 hours before our arrival. More rain arrived during our stay. but nowhere near the torrent before our arrival. The hotel is at the end of the road, susceptible to landslides from saturated soil, high waters affecting bridges and fords of normally small streams. In addition to road closures, we […] experienced electrical failures. Telephone poles are no match for a lot of rain. There were no generators at the hotel. Yet even experiencing these problems, we loved the peace and quiet. The setting is exquisite -- near the site for the movie "South Pacific -- and the rooms were fabulous. The restaurant next door was top quality -- ranked by some as the best on the island. If you are worried about catching a flight, you might want to spend the prior night closer to the airport. We would return in a heart-beat. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Our Recent Stay"
quiet, peaceful and relaxing location. It is not luxurious, but it priced more than fair for what it has to offer.Genuine Expedia guest review
Loved this place! Great location, on the beach, best part of the North Shore. Secluded enough for a low-key getaway but close enough to Hanalei to go out to eat and shop, etc. Room has all the amenities you need and the staff was helpful and friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Place on North End"
We enjoy the quiet of Hanalei and this portion of the Kauai coast. This property was nicely located and low key. Our room had a nice ocean view even though we were not on the beach-it appears all the units have nice views. We would definitely stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Tom A's Review of 1-27-2012"
Not recommended for the business traveler - no phone, no TV, but wireless internet. Rooms are large, clean, and comfortable. Pool, Hot tub, and other shared areas keep in great condition. Staff is friendly and professional. You can not swim at the beach itself, but you can sunbath, and watching the sun come up is beyond expression. It's a short 5 minute […] drive to great swimming & snorkeling, and an 11 miles hiking trail. Bring plenty of water if you're going to hike. I would recommend to a friend. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Christmas with a full kitchen and 2 bedrooms"
We loved the size of the room but most of all the view. We were able to cook a full Christmas dinner and eat on the balcony overlooking the ocean. A long drive from the airport but totally worth it. Rent a jeep not a mustang!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good stay in Hanalei"
One of the best values in the Hanalei area for the money. It is actually a condo that could accommodate whole bunch of people. Room is split in three by sideways doors.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent location but a little issues..."
The location and the view from the room is excellent. I really enjoyed the view from the room and sound of waves. The room was spacious and comfortable bed. Considering the age of the building, the room was kept clean and well maintained. Only problem we had was the smell of the bathroom and the frequency of the house keeping. We stayed 6 nights but […] we had only one house keeping. Considering the price of the room, they should provide house keeping everyday. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Refreshing. Island Treasure. Beautiful Experience"
We're so glad we selected Hanalei Colony Resort for our wedding/family reunion. The drive from the airport provided breathtaking scenery. We arrived Nov. 14th to a beautiful arranged condo, with an amazing view of the ocean. Our wedding coordinator, Shentel thought of everything. The first night we ate at the Mediterranean Gourmet. Their menu is fresh […] and grown locally. We enjoyed the atmosphere and live music. Wedding day I was surprised with a gift certificate from a thoughtful friend and enjoyed a relaxing massage at the resorts spa. Just what I needed to start the day! It rained most of the day and we were not able to have the ceremony on the beach as planned. Our wedding was still perfect! Shentel and Bridget Clarke (Manulele) our officiant, created a warm, comfortable ceremony at the pools edge. We'll definitely be returning to this majestic lush island and welcoming resort! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"HCR, a great place to stay for hanalei bay kauai"
Very nice setup, quiet, very clean, with very friendly and knowledgeable owners. Folks can save money by buying groceries in Hanalei bay (big save store) and make some of your own meals in the small kitchens each silverware/cups/dishes stocked unit has. All units are mere steps away from ocean/beach. Each unit has wi-fi, no tv (by design).Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hanalie Colony Resort"
Nice quiet hotel on the beach 5 miles from Hanalei. Clean, well kept and on a beach. No TV or telephone which was good, but good cell phone coverage and wireless internet.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hanalei Colony Resort"
I highly recommend this property for people who enjoy the northshore of Kauai....The property managers are very friendly, as was all the staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
great location on the northshore, away from the crowds south...clean, with beautiful views of the surf and good beaches for walking nearby. We enjoyed the restaraunt on the property twice. Will come back on our next visit to beautiful Kauai!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This resort is close to the "end of the road" on the North Shore of Kauai. It is in a remote location which took about 90 minutes to reach from the airport in Lihue along a narrow road with numerous one-lane bridges. We arrived at night in the middle of a rain storm so needless to say the drive was stressful. However, once we arrived we found the service […] to be exceptional; the staff want to help you to feel at home and it has a very folksy feel. They provide housekeeping every 3 days. The condos are older (1969) but well maintained. We also enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi as well as a couples massage in the spa. On our departure, we were informed that one of the bridges beyond Hanalei might be closed due to high water/flooding conditions and that "they don't really monitor the other bridges" so those might also not be safe. However, we did make it back to civilization. If you are looking for an adventure and a place that is truly out of the way, strongly recommend. The North Shore of Kauai is gorgeous and worth seeing but remote from other resort areas of the island. Would definitely *not* recommend making this your first stop on arriving to the island especially if taking a flight that arrives in the later afternoon or evening (i.e. flying from the mainland U.S.). Better to do the drive in daylight so you can experience the scenery and not feel rushed to get there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Missing a lot of things"
No Air Conditioning, no TV, we stayed there 3 days and no one came to clean the room and they said it gets cleaned every 3 days, wow! Lots of construction. Room was not ready when promised. Overall, not an experience that I will try again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Kauai worth coming back to"
We had no idea what to think of the Hanalei Colony Resort before we showed up, but when it was time to leave, we didn't want to. I have no idea when we'll return to Hawaii, but when my wife said that we could try another place when I said we'd stop first at a grocery store for food (to cook in the kitchen or onsite grill), I set my foot down and told […] her that it was either HCR or nowhere on Kauai. This was after 2 nights at a spa resort in the Poipu area. What did I not like about HCR? It's quite a drive away from quite a lot. What did I like about HCR? It's quite a drive away from quite a lot. Hanalei is about a 15 minute drive, which provides a nice location for a quiet small town. Ke'e beach is about a 15 minute drive in the other direction, and is an ideal location for sunsets. The condos are large, and having 2 bathrooms were great. But the best part is that everyone at HCR and in the surrounding area are the nicest people I've met (plus, they're real, unlike those I've dealt with in the service industry elsewhere in Hawaii). We loved Java Kai's for breakfast & coffee (in Hanalei), though we did enjoy every place we ate. We also loved activities at the Princeville Ranch. Every beach we found in the area was great. We sampled offerings from the onsite restaurant, spa, and art shop/coffee shop. Each was great! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Just what we were hoping for to get away"
This is my favorite vacation destination as of right now. Pro's: Quiet Lovely Fairly remote Beach access/beach views Privacy Comfort Family-friendly Cons: Limited local services This was just the place we needed to escape for awhile without having to pack a tent and go trekking. The resort is located almost at the end of the north road on Kauai. […] It took about an hour to drive up from Lihue. The resort is a handful of four-plex buildings. 2 units on top, 2 below. Our unit was a lower unit with a beach view off the lanai. It appears that all units have some beach view; there are a handful that are right on the beach, whereas others are are angled away from it. There is a restaurant/bar and a coffee bar in a building just across the yard and they host a variety of mixers and cocktail parties for people staying at the resort. The restaurant theme is Mediterranean and it also serves excellent local fish. The saffron rice appetizer was fantastic! This is a timeshare type of resort so while we were here there was a mix of vacationers and owners in residence for the winter. Everyone was friendly and polite and seemed relaxed. The pool area is beautiful and includes a large seating area with grills available for those who may want to entertain a large group. The resort is about 10 minutes out of Hanalei and about 6 minutes before the end of the road and Ke'e beach. The resort is situated right on the beach; about 25 feet from our front door. You can either drive or walk the beach for several miles. We snorkeled about 100 yards down the beach, around the point, and it was great water. There are no tv's or telephones in these units. There is wi-fi available if you must. This was a perfect place to relax, sit back, and explore the north side of the island while enjoying the convenience of a full kitchen and beautifully furnished apartment. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Off the beaten path in Paradise!"
Hanalei Colony Resort is near the end of the road on the north shore and though a bit of a drive, it is well worth it. It is quiet and picturesque and has a beautiful beach just outside your door. The restaurant on the property was fabulous. I can't wait to go back to this little slice of paradise.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not impressed at all!"
Was not impressed with Management. We were booked for 4 nights, only stayed 2 because management would not move us from a very bad situation. There are regular people who rent these units by the month. We experienced a night of loud, drunk behavior from such a group. There are no windows, you have shutters and screens. Unable to block out any noises. We […] wanted to stay here for a really quiet get away. WRONG. Loud and obnoxious behavior way into the middle of the night. People running around outside our bedroom at 3 am. Not relaxing at all. Bed comfort was horrible. Old mattresses and cheap generic dollar store pillows. Bed comforter had yellow stains on it....it was so gross. Could not wait to leave ASAP. Pictures and description are deceiving. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We liked everything about this hotel. Even though you can't swim at the beach in front of the hotel, there were beautiful views from it, and there are great beaches only a few minutes from it. It takes about 10 minutes to get into Hanalei town. The one thing that we noticed in Hawaii, is that out of the 5 places we stayed, only one had air conditioning. […] We're no fans (no puns intended) of air conditioning, and there was always a nice breeze so it wasn't missed at all. However, the 4 places without air conditioning had vents in the interior doors, so you can get visual privacy when you close the bedroom doors, but not the sound proofing within your unit you would get with conventional doors, so if you have kids and want to be romantic, keep this in mind. So this hotel had the same flow of air, except the doors were attached in such a way that you could fold up several panels so the whole side of the room opened to the common area, and you could do that for the other room. This was a bit of a disappointment at first, but it turned out quite well, because we got the privacy at night, but in the day with all the panels folded up, it made the whole unit feel much more spacious. The porch overlooked a nice view of the grassy common area with views of the ocean and mountains. We loved it here. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not for me"
While the hotel is a nice change from luxury, the rooms leave much to be desired as I purchased a 2 bedroom condo and they were just shoji screens and our bedroom door screed didn't even work so there was no point in having a room. I did like the staff, the restaurant, the location and the coffee from the gift shop. If you can get them to give you a […] room in Bldg 1 on the ocean you'll have a great view but don't pay attention to any of the pictures; that photographer was good. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Disconnect from the world"
The first couple of days without broadband Internet access 24x7 and we started to appreciate the "unplugged" aspect of HCR. Kauai is truly spectacular. The hotel is on the wet side of the island and the scenery truly "unforgettable". The village of Hanalei has a surprising selection of excellent dining options. If you want to relax and unwind then this […] is the place to do it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A peaceful paradise"
Wonderful to find somewhere where you can hear the land and the ocean speak. Wonderful staff who take very good care of you!Genuine Expedia guest review
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