Well with a sad heart I write this is response to lolaok's review. The initial call I received was complaining that I had an artificial arrangement in my unit and they asked me to reduce the rent to $80 a night v. the rate of roughly $100 a night. I couldn't not get passed their yelling and unfortunately we also had a lang. barrier, so I could not get a word in for discussion. I would have to say that you should beware of who's recommendations you believe. I have attached photos of the damage they caused. The roaches were because they were uncleanly and sadly didn't feel the need to take out their trash, the sink was full of food, the coffee pot full of cigarettes and this is a non smoking unit, they slammed the lid of the toilet onto the tank and cracked it, leaving all the water to run out on the floors and urinated in the trash can instead. I believe it would be common sense that if you don't clean up your food and take out your trash that bugs will come, not matter where you are from. It seems that they were expecting a daily maid to clean up after them, take out their trash and as to the rest, I have no idea why a person would act in this manner.
I grew up down here (went to the elem) down the road, found myself back here 20 +_years later, wanting my children to enjoy the beauties that this island and people have to offer. It is NOT the hustle and bustle of Waikiki that makes this island. It is the culture, the Aloha, the kindness that you find everywhere here. Yes this is not Waikiki, but you also do not have a 200 sq foot hotel room, in which you have to also purchase breakfast, lunch and dinner on a daily basis. It is 500 sq, separated bdroom, with a pull out couch in the living room, a tv in both rooms, a fully furnished kitchen in which you can shop and purchase food to cook allowing you to save lots of money. Yes there is a drive to take to get to Waikiki, North shore, Koolini etc, (anywhere from 30 mins to 1 hour), but well worth the drive if you want to spend the day out doing and activity and come home to a place which is much roomier than the 300 to 400 $ a night hotel in Waikiki. Lets not forget the pristine beach you get to walk right out on from your lanai. lots of the snorkeling and whale watching boats drive you to the shores of Waianae, which is where we are. The building is secured and yes life does exist here, but I have never felt unsafe here, any more unsafe that in Waikiki, Bahamas, Florida, or better yet New York city are any other place I have decided to travel.
So please take your reviews in caution, as not everyone is the same. Sorry to say that someone found this area and my home away from home to be unsatisfactory, but honestly, no matter where you stayed you would not have been satisfied. I have given you plenty of input at this point. please keep in mind why you are here. If you truly want to enjoy the beauty of this island, the people and the Aloha, this is a wonderful place to stay.
Aloha Nui, Tani not Tony
and as to Kenike, she is the most wonderful island girl you will meet. She has truly encumbered the Aloha Spirit! Mahalo for all you do!
oh also I have been here from 7-19 and leaving with a sad heart 8-10-13 with no issues
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fabulous Main Floor Oceanfront Condo! Step from the lanai directly on one of the Best Rated Beaches in Oahu! Watch spectacular sunsets, see the dolphins, sea turtles and even whales during the annual migration--all from the comfort of your beachfront lanai.Swim, snorkel, boogie board, surf or golf nearby at two top-quality courses. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Makaha Beach Cabanas Hotel Waianae
- Makaha Beach Cabanas Hawaii/Waianae, Oahu