Hanalei Bay Resort, Condo 1205 Studio 1BA, 2 Slaapplaatsen
Graeme, Merrin Vacation Realty Hawaii
The views from this condo blew us away. Each morning to be greeted by expansive beauty. The property, communication, and condo itself all were perfect. We felt this was a phenomenal value for the price! Highly recommended!
Disappointed and Dirty
A lot of updating needs to be done to this property. There were numerous problems that we found when we entered. The refrigerator door was open with old food still there. There was a melted ice cream bar and tupperware of potato/macaroni salad in the warm refrigerator. The dresser under the air conditioner was dirty because layers of dirt/dust fell from the air conditioner that was not maintained/cleaned. After all this, we checked the sheets, which were dirty from makeup stains and dirt. The door knob of the bathroom door was replaced but the damage from replacing the door knob was never fixed. Bare wood was showing and not repainted. The vent in the bathroom is incredibly loud. Only convenient thing about the property was that there was a washer/dryer in the unit so I could wash the dirty sheets. I called and emailed the on call property manager on the island without a call back or email response. I spoke to the Hanelai Bay Front Desk, but they were unable to help us due to this is a privately owned condo. Luckily, the property manager from Aloha Condos called me the next day to ask me if a plumber could go into the property during our visit to unclog the shower drain; therefore, I was able to discuss the state of the unit. Aloha condos only refunded the cleaning fee and did not offer anything else. I would never recommend this property as I spent the first 6 hours of arriving cleaning the sheets and the property on my vacation. Book through the resort directly. It is cheaper and has to be cleaner.
Stunningly Beautiful Views
We stayed two nights this year around a promo on the south shore of Kauai. In 2017 we stayed four nights and loved it so much we just had to come back at least a little while. The view in the morning when you sit on your lanai is just gorgeous. The rooster comes and makes his announcement of the morning which we love. The unit itself has a very comfortable bed, plenty of storage, a washer and dryer and great little kitchen. We went down to the beach one morning and had the best time snorkeling and then just pick up the courtesy phone and they pick you up, since the walk back up is very steep. We truly love this unit and resort it's not as "glitsey" as some others but the resort and unit are a great place to experience that feeling of Aloha.
A dream view in paradise
The space was just perfect for two for a week on Kauai. Everything was clean and well kept. Much bigger than a regular hotel room. And the small kitchen was just enough for us to make breakfast in every morning to enjoy on the lanai with the most gorgeous view of the grounds, Nepali coast and toward Hanalei Bay. The location of the condo was very proximate to the pool and amenities which was also a nice bonus.
It was great that the owner of the property left beach chairs, umbrellas, a rolling cooler, boogie boards for us to use. Great touch that we appreciated.
The property was wonderful as well. We spent plenty of time at the pool, hot tub and sitting area to watch the sunset. We checked out quite a few of the neighbouring properties while we were there and the Hanalei Bay Resort was far superior. We really enjoyed our stay, would recommend this unit and property, and will definitely be back. Aloha!
I had a wonderful stay at Hanalei Bay Resort # 1205. The condo is in a great location with fantastic views of the bay and mountains in the distance. Happy Talk Lounge is maybe 50 feet away but not close enough to be a distraction. There is a steep trail that leads to the beach. It can be kind of treacherous in places but you can always have the concierge get you a ride. Overall a great, relaxing place to unwind and enjoy the tropical scenery.
North Shore visit
Our stay at the resort was pleasant, and provided us with a wonderful North Shore location. Exploring the North Shore was convenient, and all the beaches and sights were very close at hand.
Resort staff were friendly and extremely helpful, and ready to assist when needed.
The unit met our needs well and the view of the water from the lanai added to our enjoyment, and stay.