I have been visiting the Mauna Kea for so many years that i think i am eligible to vote in Hawai'i.
The views and setting are spectacular. The rooms dated but still pleasant. The beach is still dangerous in the winter but lifeguard services are better.
But the management still seems asleep. The staff wanders around with smiles and bland indifference. Nothing is ever delivered as ordered. The rooms are made up, sometimes.
The beach bar closes at sunset, just as the crowds gather.
The bar was packed for the NFC and AFC championships but no bartender showed.
The Mauna Kea will soon qualify as a Caribbean hotel, nice location, no service and no management.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel located on Hawaii Island's Kohala Coast. Legendary, timeless hospitality. Exceptional value. No mandatory resort fees. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mauna Kea Beach Kamuela
- Hotel Mauna Kea Beach