The Orchid Room- modern, clean & tropical studio.
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||400 square feet|
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|Theme||Adventure, Budget, Romantic, Beach, Ocean, Resort|
Description from the owner
THE ORCHID ROOM AT HALE MOI is a beautifully remodeled, immaculately clean, bright, spacious, and comfortable studio, located in the renowned Princeville community on Kauai's magnificent North Shore.
This 400 sq. ft. studio has cathedral ceilings, powerful ceiling fans, and a beautiful tiger wood floor, which create a fresh clean and spacious feel. The king canopy bed area is separated from living area, dining area and kitchenette by a tropical accordion style folding wall, providing a sense of privacy. The casual kitchenette, equipped with a apartment size fridge, microwave, toaster oven and coffee maker, expands guestÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s op...Read more
The Orchid Room- modern, clean & tropical studio.
Additional Location Information
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Resort
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$85||$85||$536||$2,144||2 nights|
|All Dates||$85||$85||$536||$2,144||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- TA & GE taxes - 13% of rental - Tax - applied to room rate
- Out- clean fee - $78 / stay - Fee - one time fee
- Mid-stay clean - $78 / stay - Fee - FOR STAYS OF 10 NTS OR MORE: Required additional clean
Additional notes from owner
plus 13.416% tax
plus $78.12 out-clean fee
10% discount on stays 7 nights or greater
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 19, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Good price for what you get
We spent 4 nights in the Orchid Room. The layout is very beautiful and for $85 a night it is a great deal; however, there are some things I wish that didn't jive too well with me:
- There is no air conditioning. Granted, I am aware this fairly standard, however, in catering to travelers who aren't used to the heat and humidity, investing in even a decently working cooler as opposed to only ceiling fans and 1 standing fan would have made sleeping significantly more manageable. It became so hard for me to sleep through the heat that had I found a decently affordable hotel that would take us on our last night I would have paid the money to get a hotel with an air conditioner even though this was already paid for.
- We were only given 2 bath towels for 4 nights stay with no extras. 2 people taking multiple showers a day coming to and from the beach and outings, we had to continually use our used towels. By the 4th day you can imagine how we really did not want to use these towels to dry our clean bodies. Also, I am glad we planned ahead and brought 2 beach towels from our Honolulu hotel just in case there weren't any at the Orchid Room. There was just 1 and it didn't look appealing to use.
- You are forewarned about the parking situation. I prepared myself for that but wasn't as prepared for the close to worst case scenario coming true. We were "lucky" enough to find 1 last permit parking in the farthest possible spot from the room. This seems petty but that truly is quite a ways to trek and just not something I want to deal with again.
- I couldn't find facial tissue anywhere in the unit. Thankfully there was a second roll of toilet paper, but never found any Kleenex.
- The comforter on the bed looked nice but was completely covered in stains and spots. I am not entirely certain how clean it was nor did I really want to know.
Overall, you get what you pay for. In the end served its purpose for us. I came to find out how much I require air conditioning and how much I love clean towels. I wouldn't deter someone from staying here its just that there are some things I would have considered a little more than when I originally booked this stay.
Response from Kelly L Perozo - 04/22/2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Yes, we are very competitively priced and pride ourselves on providing a comfortable, clean and, equipped home base for visitors to explore this beautiful island.
I would like to apologize for the inadequate amount of towels provided for your stay. It is our custom to have 4 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 2 wash cloths and 2 beach towels for each check in. I wish you had felt comfortable to call me to let me know that there were not enough, as I live down the street and would easily have brought some additional towels over. I have spoken with the cleaning service to reiterate how important it is to have all the towels at checkin time.
Yes, it is very rare to have AC in homes or condos on Kauai. Open windows, allowing the pervasive trade winds in, and the use of fans, are the common forms of cooling used on Kauai. I can agree, coming from a different climate, the temp in the 70-80's combined with the humidity does take some time to adjust to.
Thank you for bring the condition of the comforter to our attention. Although it is cleaned regularly it had been stained and it has been replaced.
For the benefit of future guests, I would like to say that parking can be as close as a few steps from the door to an approximately 1-2 minute walk. The farthest parking lot would not be any more of a walk then is customary to walk from the main entrance of a hotel to your room. If a guest has mobility issues, there is an opportunity to be dropped off steps from the unit, while the other guest parked a little further down.
Again, I would like to thank you for your comments, which have helped us improve the experience for our future guests.
San Jose, CA
Aloha to Princeville
I thought everything was pretty straight forward--how to check in, where things were, parking, etc. I was fooled by photos--I thought I saw the place had a 2nd bedroom , but I guess it was the just the way the photos were taken [behind the separation divider]. It didn't matter, since it was just the two of us--just stating.
Things I would have wanted to know before I arrived:
(a) no toilet paper would be in the bathroom [what a bummer that was to go running in there and find none or Kleenex either, after traveling all day and you are exhausted?]
(b) remotes do not work [and it's not the batteries either]
(c) no kid-friendly channels [I would have brought more Dvd's for my 5-year-old daughter].
(d) freezer did not work [I had to throw away $20 worth of Hawaiian sorbet because it would not keep it melted--too much ice had built up in the freezer].
Overall, it was nice to be away from the crowds of the big cities--it did make for long(er) drives, and the area was very pretty. I was surprised how much traffic that road gets...but it was pleasant to wake up to the vocals of the chickens and other birds of the area.
Response from Kelly L Perozo - 05/10/2011
Yes, THE ORCHID ROOM is our studio rental with one King Bed, and a "casual kitchenette", which includes a small apartment size refrigerator. We do have our larger unit, THE ALOHA LOFT which has a king bed and a queen bed, full kitchen and laundry for a group of 1 to 4 guests. I can assure future guests that we always stock this unit with a starter kit of toilet paper (2), paper towels, soap, coffee filters, and a kitchen sponge. I apologize if any of these amenities were not provided for your stay. Also our TV is equipped with Cable, with the regular channel selection, and a DVD player for guests convenience.
Outstanding place for amazing Value!!
My husband and I had booked this place without having any references. We had booked 3 other places throughout the Hawaiian islands, during this trip, and this one looked too good to be true. The Orchid room was the cheapest and by far the most beautiful, clean, well-located place! We had absolutely no problems.
We walked to watch the sunset every night, once by the hotel, once on Hideway Beach, once at the Queen's Bath. Amazing views!!!
The only negative (if you can call it that) was that there were no coffee filters for the coffee maker. However, we did run into the lady that took care of the place and she grabbed us a few on the second day.
Overall, a fantastic place! We loved the Orchid room. Definitely our favourite place we stayed at in Hawaii. Thanks!
Response from Kelly L Perozo - 05/03/2011
I am happy to hear that you really enjoyed our unit and this beautiful island we call home. Those sunsets across the street are so intense and with the background of Bali Hai.... spectacular. It sounds like you slowed down and enjoyed island life; that is what makes the great memories! Look forward to having you back as return guests. Mahalo!
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada
Super comfy, really luxurious for a studio, good value
We stayed at the Orchid Room for four days and felt right at home. The decor was very tasteful. We found the kitchenette good for re-heating and keeping things cool. So nice to not have to go out and find breakfast - just relax! Good size bathroom. All of the little extras (books, puzzles, beach gear) were really appreciated. The location is close to the beach, but requires a drive to the nearest stores for provisions. Didn't hear any crowing roosters, but wouldn't have minded - after all they remind you that you're away from the city on holiday!
Great Rental in amazing location of North Kauai!
We stayed in The Orchid Room in November 2010. The location was great as we spent a lot of time on the north part of the island. Easy access to The Kalalau Trail(amazing hike), Hanalei town and bay, and numerous secluded beaches throughout the north coast. Our favorite activity was sitting on the bluff across from the condo and watching surfers at sunset.
The condo itself was very nice, clean, and had a very comfortable Hawaiian vibe. It was also very affordable compared to most other accomodations we saw on the island. Great waterfall views from the lanai. You can walk to the beach in less than 10 minutes and can drive anywhere along the north coast in less than a half hour.
I can't recommend this place enough and we can't wait to get back to Kauai to do it all again!
Response from Kelly L Perozo - 03/10/2011
Glad you had a great stay. The bluff outlook across from Hale Moi is quite the place to enjoy the view of the sunset, Bali Hai mountain and surf. We look forward to having you back as return guests. -Aloha, Kelly
Mountain, meet the Sea
The Jelly to my Jam! Perfect Spot / Wallet Friendly
Our first trip was in June 2010, and we loved it so much that we skipped Maui on our return trip a month later and came back to the Orchid Room!
The Orchid Room feels like it is your own little home on the tiny island of Kauai.
Here's a list of Great's:
- Very private - perfect for couples
- Shopping center down the road that has everything that you need
- 2 beaches that are in "walking" distance (the 1st beach you have to go through a resort down many stairs, and the second is a fun, but steep hike/climb down - but totally worth it!)
- Wonderful morning view of the cloud-topped mountains
- Comfy bed with rad curtains
- Internet is very fast
- Big, clean bathroom
Short list of Bad's:
- Parking can be cumbersome, but sometimes a 3 minute walk to your car is just what you need
- Thin walls so you will hear your neighbors if they are being loud
- That's it!
Checking in/out couldn't be any simpler. It is a small place, so it is ideal for couples, but would be cramped with more than 3 people. For the price, this place can not be beat. It was actually cheaper than our car rental!
And by the way, you will have a nightly serenade by the islands amazing and diverse wildlife including roosters, which for us was a bonus! I even took a moment to record the sounds to bring home for a reminder on those stuffy overly air-conditioned nights at home.
Response from Kelly L Perozo - 09/30/2010
So glad you had a wonderful stay. Hope to have you back to THE ORCHID ROOM again soon. Aloha!
san francisco, california
clean and spacious, good location
we stayed for a week at the orchid room in princeville. the place was spacious,
clean and cozy. we spent our days mostly hiking and beach hoping and it was
nice to come back to a clean shower and comfy bed at the end of the day. i
can't think of a negative comment, so i can only recommend your stay at the
nice room missing the little things
There was holes in the screen next to bed that let mosquitos in all the time,
i didn't find it till we were leaving. The kitchenette was small, basically
useless. Didn't see a bbq area i thought it advertised. There is one parking
spot for two different rentals. And if the spot is taken your supposed to
park in another Permit spot, of course they were all full, and i spent ten
minutes driving around with no spot so i had to park in another tenants
spot. Its rude to no provide a place for a car when you pay for a room. Also
the 80 dollar cleaning fee, was more than a night rental. I stayed
somewhere else and it was 60 dollars a night with maid service FOR NO
EXTRA COST.... I just overall would never stay in your rip off palace again.
Also the bathroom smelled bad and the toilet leaked all night long and
never stopped in the three nights i stayed, what a waste of water, ruins a
peaceful nights sleeps, Oh yeah chickens near by never shut up from 2 am
till 6am So you must sleep with door closed and since AC is missing it
makes the room stuffy and unpleasent. You asked for my review, SO i
would never recommend or return to The orchid room.....
Response from Kelly L Perozo - 10/21/2009
This unit is a popular and highly praised suite and I am sorry to hear of a negative experience. We are a family run, on-island, operation and take pride in our units being a place that we ourselves would relish renting on our own adventures.
We take reviews/comments seriously and will use them to improve our unit for future guests. We have repaired the screen and have fixed the toilet issue.
When guests rent our units using our online reservation system, the price break down, including price per night, tax and cleaning fee, is clearly shown. As is common here in Hawaii on vacation rentals, a separate cleaning fee is visibly passed on to guests. We charge our guests exactly what our cleaning service charges us. Also guests are required to agree to our Terms of Rental. Our "one car per unit" parking policy is included in our Rental Terms. To clarify, if the parking spot labeled 201 is occupied there are over 20 other spots labeled "permit" which are available for use. The walk to these other spots, although less convenient then the "201" spot in front, is no further then for an normal apartment or hotel, 1-3 minutes.
Please visit our website, www.theorchidroom.net for photos and info about our units. There you can find a picture of the casual kitchenette, which is great for heating up items, making coffee and keeping things cool in the 1/2 fridge. If guests feel they would like to do some real cooking and have a full kitchen for their stay we have our other unit THE ALOHA LOFT which has a full kitchen and laundry in the unit. As advertised there is a shared charcoal BBQ which is located in the center of HALE MOI complex, which all units may use. Also our units are equipped with high powered ceiling fans and have great cross ventilation to capture the persistent trade-winds. Because we are blessed with these winds, less then 2% of residential homes/condos have AC!
Ahhh..the wild chickens that are free to come and go. Yes, Kauai has many wild chickens that sometimes live in the bushes around Princeville. Even the 5 star St. Regis Resort, 10 minutes stroll down the road, has chickens on their property. It does take some getting use to but they do lend an exotic feel to the island:)
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about our units.
Male Moi review
My stay at the Hale Moi was fantastic, it was a lovely space and very comfortable. I was actually very surprised when I arrived at how cozy and inviting the feel and decor was - the pictures really didn't it justice. It was a great value for the space and location - I would highly recommend to people visiting Kauai.
There were a few things that surprised me, that would have made my stay more enjoyable, but overall it was a great place to rest my head over my holiday in Kauai!
- In the post for the rental one past visitor offered that "it was so nice to wake up to the sound of tropical birds" there was no mention of roosters crowing EVERY morning in the wee hours of 4 am on - I am sure these were not the "tropical birds" your past tenant was talking about:) As a very sensitive sleeper, it would have been nice to have been prepared for this possibility and either had ear plugs on hand or chosen another place.
- The pressure in the shower was very low and made showering rather a rather long and tedious experience. Also, the shower head (when hooked in place in the upper holder) flew off several times hitting me in the head, so I left it off and had to hand hold it for the week. I would think about having it replaced with one that is more secure and has better pressure.
- There were several times when I came back at night to find that not only was the 201 rental space taken but all of the other permit spaces in the neighboring three lots as well. This was sort of a hassle - especially at night and I ended up parking in the private lot across the street (which had tow signs if not a resident signs everywhere) - I didn't know where else to park in the area that would be close and unrestricted. It would have been really nice to have a designated space I could have counted on at the end of each day - just to avoid a parking hassle (we have enough of that living in the city and like to leave that behind when on vacation.
Thank you and take care, Shayna
Response from Kelly L Perozo - 10/05/2009
We take pride in having a clean, equipped and beautiful retreat for our guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay Shayana. Since this review we have replaced the shower head with a new one that is secure and has more water pressure. And yes, there are chickens all over this island, just something that takes a little getting use to :). Also to address the parking, there is one spot marked 201 a few steps from the unit, if that one is occupied by THE ALOHA LOFT'S guest there are over 20 other permit spots available within the adjacent six lots, 1 to 2 minutes walk. Visit our website for more info, photos and our online reservation system, www.theorchidroom.net
owner & manager
San Diego, CA
Lovely little studio with beautiful mountain view
We had a lovely honeymoon in the Orchid Room Studio. It was very clean when we arrived, the decor is very cute, and the location is perfect for exploring the north shore. We loved being near enough to walk to the beach. Only things we wished for were an on-site laundry facility and a barbecue.
Response from Kelly L Perozo - 08/24/2009
Thanks for the review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay!
As a note for prospective guests this studio does not have a washer and dryer. If that is something you desire at your accommodations, you may want to check out our other vacation rental unit next door, THE ALOHA LOFT, which is fully equipped with a washer and dryer and full kitchen. Also there is an outside shared charcoal BBQ pit for the condo complex of HALE MOI.
What to do with the Rooster at 4:00 am til noonish
When we first arrived, I love the place. It was clean and nicely furnished with good size bathroom. For affordable price, I didn't mind the non-existent air conditioner even the fan remote says you can control the temperature?
Then the bothersome rooster started crowing at 4:00 in the morning til mid day. I was trying so hard to catch up with my sleep but it was impossible. We endured it 3 days and end up sleeping at our friend's place for a night. I might stay again but probably will try to find somewhere more quite...
Otherwise, cute place to stay.
We stayed for 2 weeks and had a great time.
The room is excellent.
Beautiful Area & Excellent Views
My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Kauai. We loved staying at Hale Moi. The location was excellent for morning and afternoon walks. We were close to a supermarket. We loved the little kitchen and fridge!
We plan on returning in the future
"Beautifull Little Castle"
What a home away from home! We had a marvelous stay and would like very much to come back soon!Such a nice quiet setting,and very clean and comfortable as well! Close to stores and also close to a lot of recreational things to do.One problem we had, we ran out of time to stay longer!! Yes i highly recommend it and have alreadytold many family and friends about it.Thank you Kelly for living up to your reputation and wish you and your family a "HAPPY SUMMER!" Sincerely,Michael and Lora.
Robyn and Scott
Amazing Honeymoon, Amazing Place!
We recently stayed at the Orchid Room for our honeymoon and loved it. The room was lovely, with the most amazing hardwood floors we've ever seen. The room was sparkling clean and much larger than a hotel room would have been. The small kitchenette and large bathroom were the perfect size!! We loved all of the extra touches like the beach chair, umbrella and board games in the room. The location couldn't have been more ideal and we loved exploring the nearby beaches. Special kudos go out to Kelly, who helped our parents arrange special welcome leis in our room!! What a great way to start a honeymoon!! We loved the Orchid Room and will hopefully be able to visit again!!
The Graham Fam
Perfect Get Away
My husband and I had traveled to Kauai before, with a large family group. This time it was just the two of us, and this was a perfect retreat. Simple, convenient, and lovely. We spent most of our time exploring new places, and this was a wonderful place to come "home" to. We would love to stay again someday!
A laundry facility in the Princeville area would have been convenient!
Adorable Condo - Can't wait to return!
My husband and I stayed in the Orchid Room at Hale Moi from 1/27-2/3/09 and we absolutely loved it! It was exactly what we wanted, and the price could not be beat. The room is very clean with new wood floors, and the vaulted ceilings made the room feel larger than it is. The room is within walking distance to Hideaways Beach and is a short drive to the breath-taking Kalalau Trail - both of which I highly recommend visiting. The only amenity the room is lacking that we would have used is a washer and dryer; however, I believe the Loft has one, so if that is something you need I recommend renting the Loft. Parking can also get tricky if both units are rented while you're there, but that wasn't an issue for us.
First Time Visitors
Very clean and spacious for a studio. "Kitchen" was extremely limited, but efficient. Parking is a problem. Would stay there again if the price is right.
Response from Kelly L Perozo - 05/04/2009
"Kitchenette" has toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker and small fridge. Great for leftovers, quick breakfasts or heating items up. Saves you money so you don't need to go out for every meal! Unit has one parking spot, must put parking permit on dash, up to 0-5 minute walk from car to studio depending on where you find an available spot.