Hale Popolana is beautiful! The bedroom, next to the ocean was delightful to listen to as you go to sleep. There are two bathrooms which was rare for something in the price range (My opinion is that this place will comfortably accomodate FIVE people.) Big, spacious living room and kitchen with all accessories included (you can buy the groceries and prepare it at home!). Low lighting, but it was not intolerable.
Geckoes are friendly in Hawaii; they keep cockroaches in check. Flying bugs? The screens were all ok. Granted, the place may have its drawbacks that the previous review pointed out, but again, it all depends. If you are looking for an air conditioned room with big screen TV and all the works then this place isn't for you. If you want to truly appreciate Hana, and the old style of life, to taste how it is to live in this town that is reminiscent of a time that has long passed, then this place is for you. The guestbook there has many reviews that are positive, people LOVE this place. Otherwise.. pay up and go visit Waikiki. And thank you Duke for offering us a chance to experience this piece of paradise on our anniversary.
This truly is a mixed review. First let me state that the service we received from Duke and his staff was very helpful.
We had planned on staying 3 nights at one location, (Hale Popolana), but 5 minutes in there made us want to scream into the night.It was filthy and everything was run down and dirty. Flying bugs, and gheckos everywhere. It was not what we had anticipated.
Early the next morning we contacted Duke and made him aware of our plight, (which he seemed quite surprised about). He did work with us an offered us another 2 bdrm that was not oceanfront, but we decided to look at. Now, this property was what we had wanted and expected. "Kauamanu Cottage" This property was without a doubt full of high marks and praise.The marks above are based on this one property. One felt that they had actually stepped back in time and nothing but beauty surrounded one, although it had modern conveniences at a touch. Unfortunately, this property is no longer offered by this company.
So, please make sure that you are getting what you want, and what you are paying for.I am sure that they have some lovely properties to offer, just make sure that they know what your needs are ahead of time.
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