The breakfast and the graciousness of the hosts were the highlights of our stay at Lucky Farm. On the whole, however, I cannot recommend staying here because the house is not kept in a clean or comfortable condition.
Overall, I found the condition of the house unacceptable. Both my girlfriend and I thought it smelled strange when we arrived. Although our bed was relatively comfortable, the bathroom did not have a well functioning toilet, and the only soap or shampoo provided was an old bottle of body wash with a tiny bit left, which was not enough for one persion. The living room is not appealing at all -- it is a disorganized jumble of dusty old books, an old TV, and furniture haphazardly arranged, and is not a place where anyone would want to hang out. The kitchen (not open to guests but easily visible) did not appear clean, and the office (likewise not open to guests but visible) is covered in papers and looks extremely disorganized. The "guest kitchen," which is in an outdoor area underneath the porch, is dark, fully of appliances that look rusty and uninviting, and generally in bad condition.
I have stayed in hostels and many other types of accommodations over the years, and I have not had this reaction before.
If you stay in the farmhouse room, there is little privacy and you can hear what's going on in other parts of the house -- we were woken up to one of the innkeepers speaking to other guests at the breakfast table.
The breakfast was very good, consisting of a large platter of tropical fruit, coffee from the farm, and a baked dish made by one of the hosts. Another of the hosts, JP, talked throughout, which was interesting and informative, but it was somewhat of a forced lecture in which no conversation took place between those eating breakfast. JP then took us on a farm tour, which was fun but seemed compulsory.
It was an experience to stay here, but we thought that one night was plenty. Although Lucky Farm is an affordable and unique place to stay, the house is not maintained with enough care to make guests feel comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay at a working Kona Coffee Farm! Enjoy a full cooked breakfast accompanied by fresh fruits from the farm. Try the macadamia nuts right out of the back yard. Snorkel, scuba dive, kayak, or hike at the nearby beaches. Beach equipment, guest kitchen. Free Wi-fi internet access. The Coffee Barn now has an in-room fridge & microwave. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pomaika`i `Lucky` Farm Bed And Breakfast
- Pomaika`i `Lucky` Farm Hotel Captain Cook
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