Don't gamble with your vacation!
The only things we liked about this place were the location and the beach access. However, those two things could not overcome the awfulness of the room itself and the other drawbacks of this resort. First, what you don't hear about is that the resort is large and you need to call to get a ride on their golf carts to and from your unit or expect a long walk to/from your car every time you leave the room. There is no restaurant nearby and not much else either, so you'll be driving everywhere. The pool was ok but it was always busy so we barely used it. There were also a lot of young adults having parties in their units, so you might have some noise to contend with. Also, people are supposed to empty their garbage every day and they just dump the garbage bags on the path for the golf cart people to pick up. Gross.
We rented a private condo (unit 9124). The room reeked of mold and after staying there one night, I had a rash on my chest and back. I called the owner and she said "It's a tropical island, you should expect some dampness". She said the cleaners checked the unit and there was no smell. However, it was so overpowering that we could not even stay there another night. We paid over $600 for a terrible room with no refund or compensation after our complaints. Instead of staying in the room we paid for, we stayed with a friend who rented a unit at Princeville Plantations. They rented a 3 bedroom unit for almost the same price, and it was amazing. We ended up splitting the price of their unit with them, but it was worth. We also had friends at the Nihilani resort with an amazing unit as well. Stay at HBR at your own peril, but I would not recommend it. You don't want to ruin your vacation with a terrible place to stay.
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