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October 14, 2008
From journal Hotels and Resorts on the Big Island
Charlotte, North Carolina
November 17, 2006
The hotel had a luau a few days at night, but I wasn't able to attend because I was in Hawaii on a business/pleasure trip. I heard from other members of my party that it was pretty cool. I would recommend checking in to the luau as soon as you arrive if you are interested in attending, because it doesn't run every night of the week, so you will want to plan ahead.
The hotel was within a few blocks of the main strip of shops and restaurants. As soon as you walked out of the hotel entrance, you could see a small cove and the ocean. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. It had great service and was a little cheaper than some hotels, but was still in a great location and right on the ocean. Check out the pictures to see some more specifics!
From journal Aloha, Hawaii
May 18, 2003
Regulars return annually for the hospitality and casual atmosphere. In the hotel's hallways are numerous Hawaiian artifacts, such as a feathered cape and helmet, and portraits of Hawaiian royalty. Two mounted, record-setting blue marlin are also on display. Both artifacts and marlin pay tribute to Kona's special attractions and fascinating history.
However, I was a little disappointed in the general appearance of the hotel, which verges on the tacky and is in dire need of an update. The rooms in particular need an overhaul. If you are just looking for someplace to stay its not a bad choice as it on the ocean and is walking distance to the main drag.
A must do -- go for a walk at sunset on the main road next to the beach. Absolutely gorgeous! See photo below.
From journal A weekend on the "Big Island"
New York, New York
January 6, 2003
So, it's a motel room with a partial view of the ocean with a friendly staff and a full-service concierge. So, their main "dining room" offers decent fare, but since I'm always on the go, I have never sampled any more than breakfast. They offer a luau, but after experiencing quite a few in French Polynesia, I've decided to skip them. I stayed here for five nights at a wonderful discounted price under $100 and have had some lifetime memories from this trip. (Parking is an extra $5.)
From journal Big Island: The Best Island
August 20, 2001
And, don’t be fooled by the advertisement on the Imu sight and explanation on the preparation for the luau. The Imu was just a pit in the earth where man dressed like construction worker unceremoniously dump dirt over a pig covered with leaves and wood. The area was surrounded by an ordinary fence. The Imu was not a sight worth seeing.
From journal Our Most Favorite Island in Hawaii