My husband and I had the visit from hell at this place, but I do think it was a fluke - although it did ruin part of our vacation.
The hosts were nice initally, and did mention they were having a party the night we arrived when we made the reservation. We imagined a party, great, but they didn't mention that their house is extremely echoey, and you could hear every single footstep, let alone screaming and horrible, cheesy dance music that went on until quite late. After we spoke with them, they did turn down the music...unfortunately our room faced the backyard, and we could hear chatting until 2 in the morning. The next morning Michael was apologetic, but Greg placed the blame on us, saying that he had warned us beforehand. I guess we had just underestimated their rudeness. It was a really bad experience that basically made us feel uncomfortable and like we had wasted our money. We basically avoided the place until we absolutely had to go to sleep, and even then we overheard snarky remarks by the hosts and their friends. I've never had problems at other B&Bs I've stayed at - nothing like this place. A terrible experience.
I agree with the other reviewers that it did feel like a youth hostel for adults. The rooms don't lock, you share a bathroom, and it's loud.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A sophisticated, plantation-style B&B ideally located directly above Kealakekua Bay. Offers luxury amenities such as an outdoor hot tub, a traditional Hawaiian cedar steam, outdoor lava rock showers, a wrap-around lanai with a Hawaiian daybed, a fireplace, and an unobstructed view of the South Kona coastline! The perfect place to base your Big Island adventures! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ka`Awa Loa Plantation Hotel Captain Cook
- Ka'Awa Loa Plantation Hawaii/Captain Cook