This is my second time staying at this hotel.
Firt time around we went in March 2010, stayed for 1 week.
This time around was April 2012. As usual the place is awesome!!
Here are some facts about Paniolo:
The unit we were in was a 1 bedroom, the two other rooms available in the unit were closed off, we got the same style of unit as the first time, so I am not sure if they are all the same (1 bedrooms). Both times we stayed in an upstairs unit. I would recommend this if you do not have bad knees as you do have to walk up stairs. We felt that for noise purposes it was better (had no noise issues at all).
The kitchen comes packed with dishes, pretty much everything you need to cook with (pots, pans, spoons, casserole dishes), blender, coffee machine, dishwasher, stove, fridge. Note though that there was no microwave. They do provide you with detergent for the dishwasher.
The living room is awesome, big, and there are lanais both in the main floor off the living room and a lanai upstairs off the main bedroom.
Upstairs, you have the dryer and washer, a safe, bathroom and the bedroom(s).
The washer/dryer came with a complimentary box of one time use soap for one load, we bought our own after that. As for the supplies in the washrooms, was the same deal, we were provided it once when we arrived after that we were on our own.
For the dryer and washer, the only difficulty we had was hanging up the clothes and getting them to dry, without using the dryer. The only places it properly would dry was if you hung it near the lanai door, otherwise the moisture gets trapped and your clothes will smell musty.
The bedroom is great, there is a tv there, as well as in the living room, plenty of space in the closet. There's a dresser as well. The lanai upstairs is smaller.
The difference I noticed this time was that they mentioned no smoking on the lanais. I knew you couldn't smoke in the units, but the lanai I think that has changed.
I would not recommend paying the extra fee for the AC, seriously not in March and April. This area is sooooo windy, we couldn't even sleep with the lanai door open every night because we were getting cold!! There are fans both down and upstairs and the breeze with the wind and fan is plenty.
There are BBQs available, there was one near our sections (section a) we were in unit 210. The other one I saw was near the pool area. I am assuming each unit has one. The BBQ was fine, a little higher than average. Quite a few people using it, so you may need to time yourself if you plan on using it as well.
The concierge will call and we did get a message, this time I received messages at home before I came. You also receive notice to go get your restaurant card stamped at a certain time of the day with the concierge, as well as a free bag of coffee, and not sure what else, but we skipped all of that as we assumed they would try to get us in for a timeshare presentation. We just skipped it and they left us alone... So no pressure sales.
The location is Waikoloa village, you have a market right near by, a coffee shop, bank, gas stations, golf course.
Overall, it was 20 minutes to the airport, 30 minutes to the Kailua Kona strip. I would say 5 mins to the queens market, kings landings. I would say you are closer to the beach here than you would be staying in Kona. But of course the expensive resorts right on the beach are closer....
Paniolo, I love you and miss you and would will stay with you again!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the Big Island’s captivating mountains as a backdrop, Paniolo Greens is a lush tropical retreat deep in the heart of Hawaii's Big Island. Settle in to spacious, fully furnished villas tastefully decorated in keeping with the area’s rich heritage. Relax in your own private lanai, enjoying the cool breezes and warm Hawaiian sun. Paniolo Greens is centrally located for day trips to the North Shore, Waipio Valley, Volcano National Park and the waterfalls on the windward coast. Tee off on one of ten world-class golf courses located just minutes away. And dining, shopping and entertainment are conveniently located. Paniolo Greens is the perfect place for romantic getaways, family vacations, reunions and golf outings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paniolo Greens Hotel Waikoloa
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