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“Perfect stay in the 'real' Hawai'i!” 5 of 5 stars
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53-567 Kamehameha Hwy, Punaluu, Oahu, HI   |  
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7 reviews
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“Perfect stay in the 'real' Hawai'i!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Our family stayed in unit #416, corner unit with wrap around lanai on the 4th floor overlooking the ocean. Absolutely perfect!! We cannot say enough about the accomodations and the area. The calm, clear reefed waters of the ocean just steps in front of the property and mighty, plush green mountains behinds us. Breathtaking! Watched the sun rise every morning, coffee and camera in hand, from the chairs on the lanai. Such a daily treat. Rented from Kathy, who was a joy to deal with. Very friendly, professional and helpful. (Thank you Kathy for sharing your beautiful home with us!) She gave us info on eateries and activities in the area. The town is in what our family considers the "real Hawai'i". Sleepy, plush with greenery, random bicycle rider here and there on Kamehameha Hwy, which doesn't go faster then 45 mph. Far enough away from the concrete and city of Waikiki and Honolulu to feel hidden in the beauty of the island, yet not too far that you can't jump in your car and drive down in aprrox 40 minutes. We had a designated parking space, never worried about parking. Elevators and stairs available. Bbqs available outside. The building itself in an older building, yet very well kept and apropos to the area. Kathy's unit #416 is updated, even with full modern kitchen w/dishwasher and washer/dryer, stocked with everything you could need...pots, pans, rice cooker, toaster, coffee maker, etc. Being the corner unit, it has large sliders on both sides of the lanai, making a wonderful constant breeze through the entire unit. We slept with them open and enjoyed falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean, which you could hear even in the bedroom. Outdoor activity items stocked too, including boogie board, snorkel gear, beach towels and beach chairs. And if there is something you need, there is a market within 5 minutes walking distance. Not to mention a shrimp truck, shaved ice and sandwich shop there, too. There is a grocery store less then 10 minutes drive up the highway. Giovanni's shrimp truck, bbq truck and grilled corn stand up the road, as well. About a 15 minute drive South to Kualoa Ranch, where we rode ATVs, horses and more. 30 minute drive North to Wale'iwa Town and Waimea Falls and less then 10 minute drive to the Polynesian Cultural Center. We had an absolutely awesome 9 day stay here and we will definitely return to this beautiful gem!
Mahalo Punalu'u for the beautiful family memories!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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70 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The property is in a nice area. The local restaurants are good and nearby. The beach is good and the beach is good as well. The room I stayed in was advertised as ocean-view, not even close unless you stand on a chair on the balcony. The air-conditioning works very hard to keep it in the upper 70's in your room, which is disappointing. The random cockroach enjoys your place. The cleaning lady was quite aware of it when we told her about it when we left. All in all I would not stay there again even if it was half the price I paid for the week. Its not about the random dirtiness, its the truthfulness of the advertisement and the lack of care for the room your in.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cloverdale, Canada
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The accomodation was great and location fabulious. It is a older concrete constucted condominium complex on the water. We stayed 7 nights at the Sunset from Heidi Hawaii. It was a completely different experience from a stay in the city, about one hours drive north east of the airport in the county of Punaluu. The beach was great and the food trucks and restaurants in the area were fantastic. Papa ole, Shrimp Shack... yummy. Overall a great way to get away from it all and mingle among the locals.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, MN
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Good place to stay. Clean. Made for a good rest and the beach is great. The bedroom is a bit dreary and no view of the ocean. It also gets pretty hot in the bed room as it is not near the living room and deck. The bed room ceiling fan also doesn't have a pull cord to adjust the fan speed so this adds to the hot room. Over all a good place to stay but I think our kids had a better experience in the living room sleeping by the ocean waves.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

All though the building is quite old, very well maintained. The suite we stayed in on floor #5 had new appliances with 2 door fridge, ceramic stove top, oven, and microwave. The bathroom was quite small but the shower was huge! Separate bedroom with king bed, tv, and windows that opened. If you're a light sleeper the highway noise is noticeable & does go all night. Intrigued me as the where the people were travelling to all night long!! The ocean is just feet from your lanai. The grounds are kept immaculately! A vehicle is handy but sure you could manage with public transportation as there's a bus stop across the street. You're about an hour from Honolulu, minutes from huge waves of Sunset Beach, close to Waimea Falls, and many food trucks very close by. In fact, there's an excellent Thai truck across from condo. The food trucks offer great food choices at very reasonable prices.

Room Tip: All rooms are ocean front; we stayed in 510. Dealing with owner was very easy!! Lots of info given.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Rating is on the condo 413 only. Mold in coffee maker, beat up dirty sofas, and dinky shower, toilet, sink area. Old everything except TV's. You pay in full ahead so no getting $ back if disappointed.

Room Tip: Don't expect luxury in 413. It is an old building but some condo have been refurbished but not...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Pat's was not fancy, but it was everything we needed to enjoy our Hawaiian vacation! Located on a wonderful quiet beach, on the eastside of Oahu. Close to most things that we were interested in seeing, and we could swim and snorkel steps from our condo. We stayed in 503, which had a wonderful view from the lanai. Accomodations were satisfactory, with a full kitchen and queen sized bed in the alcove (not really a bedroom). The only drawback is the alcove bed is located on the Kam Highway side of the building, and road noise was an issue at times. The sleeper sofa was not comfortable to sleep on, hence we moved the queen mattress to the living room, in front of the lanai doorway, and slept with the door open, listening to sounds of waves lapping at the shore! The condo was clean and property was also. Key card access to elevator and stairwells for security. Did not use the pool as ocean was ever so inviting, but pool appeared to be clean and in good condition. I would stay here again anytime, may try to secure a cottage/apt which is located btween main building and beach, to keep away from the road noise issue.
We paid $100 per night, which I believe was a good price for oceanfront (literally steps to beach once out of building). Very non-resort feeling, so if you are looking for the resort type feel, this is not for you. Just a good laid back older condo, with great beach access, swimming, and terrific views! Lisa was a nice person to deal with, and we had no complaints.

Room Tip: Higher rooms offer better views, however road noise from highway was distracting. Cottages/apt betwe...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 53-567 Kamehameha Hwy, Punaluu, Oahu, HI
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Punaluu
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Punaluu
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Pat`s At Punalu`u Hotel Oahu

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