on May 2, 2010
Our timeshare ownership has gotten us into beautiful resort accommodations in Hawaii over the past eight years. This year's resort, Mauna Loa Village, was another outstanding location with great amenities.We were here for a week, Friday to Friday, and found the resort staff to be very accommodating and helpful. More importantly as a seasoned timeshare traveler, I found them to not be offensively pushy in getting folks to attend their sales presentation on timeshare ownership. Yes, even existing owners often receive aggressive and obnoxious sales people. Here at Mauna Loa Village, there was none of that.We had a two bedroom unit, with each bedroom having its own full bath. There was an additional half-bath in the living area which was an especially pleasant bonus. There was also a full kitchen and mini-laundry machines in each unit making a week's stay very comfortable. We especially made good use out of the kitchen, eating in for breakfast and making dinner "at home" two nights.Most of the units were two-levels with the living room, kitchen and dining area on one floor and the bedrooms and baths on the other. We had a single level unit which seemed to provide more overall space. Someone staying in an adjacent building confirmed this for us. With our unit on the ground floor, it was especially nice to be able to walk out from our patio to the gas BBQ grill to fix dinner one of our nights there.Each cluster of units had their own pool and hot tub (eight in total) which made it very convenient to go to the pool without having to schlep across the entire complex. The pools, however were somewhat small and the hot tub seemed at capacity with two or three people. Never the less, we enjoyed our one afternoon poolside!The only downside to this resort was the parking situation. There was no parking near or around the timeshare units. Rather, there was a parking deck and underground lot which was inconvenient when coming home with groceries or when lugging a lot of stuff to and from the beach. We made due by doing a drop off at the top of the walkway to our cluster of units. They were also accommodating by allowing guests to park in the check-in area if that is more convenient (it was for us), but only to load/unload your vehicle.All in all, we had a wonderful stay at the Wyndham Mauna Loa Village and would stay there again.P.S. Just remembered to add that while some of the Wyndham resorts provide free WiFi, this resort charges through ATT ($29.95+tax) for the week.
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