This hotel was our first overnight stay right after arriving on the Kona side of the Big Island. The great thing about being on the Big Island is that it feels like most people say....it's Hawaii before Hawaii becoming touristy. Being and staying in Captain Cook makes you feel like that, especially the small roadside shops. Try places like Patz, Mapela's, or Discovery Antiques (not what you think...they have ice cream in the back). For sleeping options, there aren't much if anything other than Manago. Also by the roadside, this place was simple and basic with a restaurant on site. We, of course, arrived on the day the restaurant was closed so didn't get a chance to eat there. However we did decide to stay as we didn't want to drive anymore. The kind Japanese lady helped check us in and got us our room and told us everything we needed to know.
The room was on the second floor and in the back building, which I'm sure is a newer addition done a while back. The new and old building create a courtyard in between which is where the Japanese style garden is situated. Now, the garden is not a highly designed or world class Japanese garden but more like something you would find in a typical Japanese home. You can get up to the room a couple of different ways, one is through a bridge which links the two buildings and the other is to just park in the rear and walk up one of the stairs of the rear building. The room was simple and basic with 2 full size beds, a couple of older nightstands, and a simple desk and chair. The bathroom was also very basic and nothing special or particularly bad.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again just to experience what else Captain Cook has to offer.
For a different experience try one of their Japanese rooms, comes complete with Tatami mats.
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