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Hale Ko'olau

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54-223 Kamehameha Highway, PO Box 223, Hauula, Oahu, HI 96717
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Hale Ko'olau
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my husband for 10 days, the whole stay we had at Oahu, and sincerely we had an amazing time! This type of rental is ideal for people searching for a great convenience price-quality, and given the fact it has houses of different sizes for rental (from 1 bedroom 1 bathroom for a couple to big awesome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent a night away with a bunch of girls for a mini retreat! What a perfect location. We were looking for somewhere to stay that allowed us to get away from our normal cares. This was the place. There were 3 bedrooms, dining room and upstairs living room. The kitchen was beautiful and clean. We enjoyed that we... More 

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Hale K, Manager at Hale Ko'olau, responded to this review

Aloha & mahalo for your review. We're happy that the Nani Kai Hale (Beautiful Beach House) was a perfect venue for your meetings and gave everyone the space they desired. We do try really hard to provide affordable and family-friendly beachfront accommodations and the fact that we get so many local families who stay-cation with us is testimony to our... More 

Plainfield, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed here a number of times over the past years. It's a beautiful spot, right on the water. The staff are friendly, the accommodations terrific. It's a really nice location away from the crowds. And the best fish tacos next door!

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Hale K, Manager at Hale Ko'olau, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your kind review. We're happy to hear that you enjoy staying at Hale Koolau so much that you return frequently. This really is the greatest testimony to the value and quality we provide...returning guests like you. Again, mahalo for remembering us and making us a part of your Hawaii adventures. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Molokai Studio, a few honest comments / observations: - Warm greeting upon arrival but staff pedantic about arrival times - Strong, unwelcoming smell when you first open the door of the rental and smell lingers. It's like they went nuts with strong cleaning product and a weird air freshener - Waterfront property but note the property... More 

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Hale K, Owner at Hale Ko'olau, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for your review. After reading it I think you're exactly the type of traveler we're trying to weed out. Yes, I did refer to a past reviewer as a liar because they did lie about what we offer and our protocol. Like them you seem to be put off by the fact that we contact our... More 

Buckeye, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rental that we had at Hale Ko'olau exposed some great views of Oahu, no doubt. It was great to listen to the waves hit the rocks at night and get away from the hustle of a big city. Gotta say, it was relaxing to be here. Although we checked in and electronically signed a disclosure regarding critters, pests and... More 

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Hale K, Owner at Hale Ko'olau, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your review. I'm sorry that you had some issues with bugs, however as we point out to everyone, including in our rental agreement which is signed when booking, we do have a pest control company on contract which treats our property monthly. That being said, you are staying on the beach in a tropical environment with... More 

Plainfield, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have family in Oahu and visit Hawaii 2-3x year. We are quite familiar with VRBO and online vacation rentals. Upon arrival, after a 14 hour travel day, and car rental pick up, we visited with family in Kailua first. We phoned the property manager first and told her of our arrival. Our credit card was already... More 

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Hale K, Owner at Hale Ko'olau, responded to this review

I'm not at all surprised that we got a 1 start review from these very unpleasant people. Despite our staff calling and confirming a 4pm arrival time they decided, upon arriving on island, to go off and visit someone making our staff wait until after 8pm. Now they are upset that we charged the $25 late arrival fee? We have... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time. This was our first time in Hawaii and we definitely chose the right place to stay. Very comfy after a long day all over the island. Quiet, secluded, and the staff was always happy to help. We will recommend Hale Ko'olau to our family and friends. If you are looking for something thing on Oahu... More 

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Hale K, Owner at Hale Ko'olau, responded to this review

Aloha and mahaho for leaving us a review. We're happy that you enjoyed our property and found it to be perfect for first-time visitors. We normally receive more seasoned travelers who have already stayed at the busy resorts and discovered that there is a whole other side of the island which truly represents Hawaii where you can explore pristine beaches,... More 

Waipahu, Hawaii
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a great experience at Hale Koolau in September 2012. A large group of ladies got together to retreat. We stayed in the Mauka Makai and were very comfortable. We had adequate sleeping space and accomodations. 2 kitchens made our stay and activities very convenient. We had pregnant women, elderly and disabled women and everyone was very satisfied. The... More 

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Hale K, Owner at Hale Ko'olau, responded to this review

Aloha Ladies, We're so proud that your group has rebooked with us for your retreat. It really says a lot that local residents who live here on O'ahu consider Hale Koolau to be a special place to get together and reflect on the importance of family and friends in a relaxing and comforting environment. We're happy we can provide such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

After the awesome stay I had in this unit, reading the review from user "January S" made me chuckle. As a manager at an international hotel chain, I have encountered his kind before and let me say that there is very little that you can do to please these types of people short of comping their entire stay (even then,... More 

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Hale K, Owner at Hale Ko'olau, responded to this review

Aloha & mahalo for your review about our Nani Kai Hale beach house. I'm so happy that you took the time to compare your experience with some past reviews which were off the mark. We never claim that our property is perfect. Our goal has been to provide affordable and family-friendly beach rentals and we feel that we do an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Our stay at Hale Ko'olau was good but not great due to several shortcomings. Positives. The location was perfect for us as we wanted to stay on the North Shore away from Waikiki. We were able to drive around the entire island without much hassle and felt the property was ideally situated in this respect. Definitely centrally located to hit... More 

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Hale K, Owner at Hale Ko'olau, responded to this review

Aloha & thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you found the property to have too many shortcomings to overlook. I was the one who greeted you when you arrived and checked you into the rental. I carefully reviewed all our policies and procedures with you and gave you a tour of our grounds. You signed our Clean Guarantee... More 

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