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Manu Mele Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #8 of 13 Kailua B&B and Inns
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Charming and Convenient”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

This B & B is an excellent location for exploring Oahu. It is so quiet and relaxing here and yet just a short 20 minute drive to Honolulu and Waikiki. An added bonus to the location is a gorgeous beach just a 5 minute walk down a little path. In addition there are several grocery stores and nice restaurants just a 5 minute drive away. We loved the room with its comfortable king sized bed, small efficiency kitchen, and lovely decor. Everything was spotlessly clean and well maintained. We enjoyed the outside patio area with small pool and tables and chairs. Carol is a friendly and welcoming hostess who will gladly answer all of your questions.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Carol was very welcoming despite being confined to a wheelchair having lost a recent argument with a truck! The room was comfortable with minimal facilities for cooking and a fruit and bread breakfast left in the fridge. The dining room was tables around the pool, which was lovely as the sun always shone when we there. The magnificant Kailua beach was a couple of minutes walk away.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oviedo, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Very clean, comfortable, and a very short walk to one of the nicest beaches on Oahu. The hostess, Carol, is very kind and friendly. It was very quiet at all times. Kailua is an excellent location if you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy Hawaii like a local. We even found a good list of restaurants on a pinboard and went to one and it was excellent.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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61 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Loved to stay at Manu Mele B&B. Carol is such a great host! She left amazing muffins in my room. There are only 2 rooms and the other one, which was already booked, is bigger. My room was bit small, but it was very comfortable and clean. The exit is independent, you won't pass through Carol's house. It's really close to the beach, which for me is the best in Oahu. There are skate and boogie boards to lent. I didn't want to stay in Waikiki with it's huge hotels, so Kailua was the perfect place for me and Carol the perfect host.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Essen, Germany
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

Manu Mele B&B is a nice Bed & Breakfast directly located at Kailua Beach (about 300 meters away). Carol is the owner of the B&B where I stayed for a week in September 2010. But now I have been twice more in Kailua and have stayed at other B&B which were not so close to the beach but also very clean, comfortable and much more bigger as well as cheaper. I paid 100,00 USD + tax per night at Manu Mele B&B what is also for the beautiful Kailua a lot for a regular B&B. 90,00 USD + tax per night would be a better value for the money!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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2 Thank Traveller V
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Forde, Norway
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234 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2012

Good accomondations , we used them all, nice naborhood , green and small swimmingpool.
The only pity is that there is no opportunity to boil or steak a egg....
Carol is a supernanny.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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111 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2012

The Manu Mele Bed & Breakfast did not meet my high expectations. I had high hopes because of the information and pictures on the website. I stayed three nights in the Pikake Room. The site says it is “100 steps from the beach”. It is more like a ten minute walk from the beach. I also expected breakfast and daily turn down service from a bed & BREAKFAST. Instead I received three pieces of fruit waiting for me and my boyfriend for our entire stay. There was a small container of coffee grinds in a Tupperware container in the fridge, but you had to ask for cream or sugar.

No one emptied the trash or made the bed daily, as you would expect. I had to take my dishes out of the room since no one came to collect them and there was no kitchen sink to wash them in. Ants started coming into the room to eat any food crumbs. The trash was overflowing and there was no where to empty it.

The room was much smaller than it looks on the website and I was constantly tripping over my suitcase as there was no room to set it anywhere. The bathroom could fit only one person at a time and you could literally sit on the toilet and wash your hands at the same time. The sink and toilet were that close. You had to close the bathroom door and maneuver around to open the shower door to take a shower. It was just much smaller than I expected.

The positives were it was clean, the location was good if you are visiting someone near the Marine base and the price was very reasonable for Hawaii. The host was very friendly and the bed was comfortable. The beach you could walk to (more than the 100 steps as advertised) was very private and beautiful. It was great to wake up and go for a quick swim to start the day. The accommodations were also very private considering there are only two units.

Overall, the price and location made it worth it, but I would not stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Manu Mele Bed and Breakfast

Property: Manu Mele Bed and Breakfast
Address: 153 Kailuana Pl, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-1671
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Kailua
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Ranked #8 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Kailua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Manu Mele Bed And Breakfast Kailua, Hawaii - Oahu

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