Not as Expected

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by a traveler from on October 10, 2008

One word, underrated. Booked the ocean front, expected central air for the price tag, got 3 window units, if you ran all 3 at the same time, it blew a fuse, so we could only use 2. I spoke to the Maint. Staff sent to fix the breaker and he said that this is always an issue with the unit. Talked to the front desk staff and manager who offered us a discount of about 20%, we were kind of stuck since I already laid out a deposit and booked the reservation back in Feb, for an Oct stay. I had to wait in line to complain since I was not the only one who had a issue with the accommodations. We never could open the blinds to see the beach because the room would heat up like a oven, and it would take several hours to cool it down again. The bedroom on the balcony was neat, but it did not have air conditioning, so you were left to open the windows, which was comfortable, until they cleaned the beach at 4 A.M. every morning. Waking up to Rumble Rumble, Beep Beep for about 30 minutes, every morning, was perfect for my relaxing quite Hawaiian vacation. Needless to say these units are old, and due some refurbishing. As in other reviews construction will be going on behind the unit so expect traffic getting to and from the building. Not to mention the pole you have squeeze into in order to park. Don't expect the SUV you rent to fit into these parking spaces, our minivan barely made it. The maid's came daily, but did not speak any English.
Castle Waikiki Shore Resort
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815

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