We stayed at the Ohia Hideaway, thankfully for just one night. We arrrived cold and wet from a hike, hoping to warm ourselves by the advertised warm woodstove. It was so dank that the single Duraflame log provided to us when we checked in would not light--we had to use paper towels to get it lit. Worst yet, the small woodstove and a single plug-in radiant heater in the bedroom were the only sources of heat, and they were woefully inadequate. Without any heat to dry the house, it stayed disagreeably musty. We could not relax because we were so cold and wet, and eventually resorted to using a hair dryer to dry ourselves. Eventually, we drove back to the reception area for another Duraflame log -- which the Chateau Kilauea sold to us for $3.50! Now let's talk about the kitchen. As another reviewer noted, it was poorly equipped and dark, certainly not an inviting place to cook or eat. And the tap water was both soapy and full of iron -- the management really should provide bottled water. Finally, there's the bathroom. The advertisements for the Ohia Hideaway claim that it has a "marble" bathroom. Well, in a manner of speaking. The bathroom was old and tired, with rotting wood, but it does have a marble vanity top. All in all, not a place we would recommend to anyone, especially at the price. This might be OK at $75/night. On the plus side, the woman at the check-in was really really nice. They just happen to be renting you an overpriced and substandard product.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled within native Hapu'u tree ferns and Ohia trees, these delightful havens offer the luxury and privacy you seek. Each vacation home is masterfully designed with an elegant decor and comfortable furnishings ("Hawaiian Plantation" to "French Country"). Our vacation homes are strategically located within Volcano Village; as close as possible to the entrance to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park! Attention to detail, direct phone line, cable TV, stereo system, full kitchen, living space, and dining space. ... more less
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