My family stayed in this 3 bedroom condo ("430456," VRBO #3254149ha) for a week in January 2013 and were disappointed. While the units (4304, 4305 and 4306) have great balcony views and are close to the beach trail, the lack of utensils, poor quality of cookware, old televisions and appliances and dusty bedspreads made for a disappointing stay.
The filthy cookware should have been discarded a long time ago and we counted four random spoons in a condo that's supposed to sleep 10. The TVs, refrigerator and washer/dryer are dated but functional. There is no wireless Internet option in the condo so cell phones and tablets must be used closer to the pool to take advantage of the resort's free wifi. The air conditioners in 4304 and 4305 had broken remotes (could not read the LCD) and otherwise did not perform well in keeping the units cool. The toilet in 4305 overflowed and the one in 4306 barely flushes at all -- which is probably why a plunger sits next to it.
The Hanalei Bay Resort is nice in and of itself, offering beach towels, a nice swimming pool, "Mai Tai Mondays," and golf cart transportation, but I strongly recommend considering another unit, especially considering how much these units rent for. Expect to get inundated with fees and costly options, too: check-in fee, resort fee, local management fee, optional wired Internet fee, optional travel insurance, cleaning fee, optional accidental rental insurance, etc.
The "starter kit" of toilet paper, paper towels and laundry/dish soap was appreciated, but expect a dated interior with sub-par necessities at an otherwise good location with a great view.
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- Hanalei Bay Hotel
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