I recently tried to submit a review to this site about my stay at A Aloha Bed and Breakfast, also known as A Aloha Guest House in Captain Cook, Hawaii. It was about my stay and also about the frustration I experienced reading others reviews of this place that gave it a bad name. PLEASE take the time to read my review.....
Once again, I am compelled to write about our wonderful experience at this bed and breakfast. We stayed for our honeymoon, and it was the perfect piece of solitude we were looking for. Every detail was tended to and our HOSTS Johann and Lino were very friendly and attentive.
I am compelled to write again because of some of the other reviews I have read on this website
about A Aloha Guest House.
If I may, let me clarify. When you book a bed and breakfast, you should not expect your typical
hotel experience. You will not have maid service each day, so please don't expect that you will
have fresh towels or your bed made each day. Your hosts understand that the room you are in is YOUR room for the time you are there and they will most likely not enter that room until you are
Please remember that you are more than likely staying in a part of someone's HOME!! The people who live there are not EMPLOYEES. They are your hosts and also the owners. Of course they are
going to eat breakfast with you. Of course they are going to relax in the living room at night
and watch TV, etc. You are in their HOME!! Those of us who like to bed and breakfast enjoy
meeting these hosts. Having a meal with them is part of the fun. You get to meet new people and talk about your adventures. PLUS, what better resources to use for local info than YOUR HOSTS!??
Please also remember that it is tradition in Hawaii to not wear shoes in someone's home. It is
considered rude. So please be prepared for this. You would not go into an Islamic temple or
someone's home in Japan without first removing your shoes, would you?Â Of course not, because
you are being respectful!!
Another thing I feel I need to touch on. Yes, Johann and Lino may be gay, but it certainly does
not define their bed and breakfast. Never at anytime did we feel that were not welcome because
we were straight. Nor were there gay pride flags, etc all over the place. In fact, we didn't
realize they were gay until the near the end of our say, but WHO CARES?? It didn't affect our
stay AT ALL!! It wasn't like they went parading all over every day about it!!
The road to get up to the house is rough, no doubt, but we found it a bit adventurous! Just take a jeep and you'll be fine!
Breakfast was good and plentiful. Johann has a German background, so you may see a touch of that in his cooking. It is more of a European-style breakfast - boiled eggs, oatmeal, toast, fruit, ham, coffee...but it was great each time!
As far as other guests in the bed and breakfast, you will probably encounter them. And they will probably want to talk with you. That is another reason we bed and breakfast. We like to meet other travelers and share stories. If you don't want to share a bathroom or a lanai with other guests, be sure you book a room with a PRIVATE bath and lanai. Just do your research.
And as for rules, well unfortunately not everyone is respectful inside someone elses home. I think it is completely reasonable for the hosts to request certain things be done or not done.
For example, I wouldn't want each and every person to feed my dogs god knows what. Is it so
hard to respect those wishes?
Please keep all this in mind when booking to stay at a bed a breakfast. If you want maid
service, privacy, meals to yourselves, etc, THEN BOOK A HOTEL!! Stop giving awesome bed and
breakfasts like this one bad reviews because you didn't do your research!!!