This hotel has both good points and bad points. This would be fine, but the price--we paid $200 per night to stay a couple--demands a higher level of overall quality.
The staff is incredibly friendly, and you aren't anywhere near the bustle of Waikiki. The free internet and free parking are really nice, although the free internet is a public access point and can't do high-speed streaming (no Netflix instant!). The Wednesday night with music was lovely. Finally, it really is nice to have a fridge and mini-kitchen.
There is no A/C, and it gets humid. Hopefully, you won't spend tons of time in your room, but I would worry about this if you are used to A/C.
The biggest problem, by far, is NOISE LEVELS. These are cheap apartments which have been converted into hotel rooms. While they have obviously renovated the exterior, the facility wasn't originally intended as a hotel, and therefore the walls are incredibly thin. Unlike a normal hotel, even when people are talking in the next room at a reasonable level, you still hear them. (It wasn't just our room; at check-out, one of the other guests mentioned the ame thing.) It's even worse on the lanai. I had a vision of sitting quietly together a couple and looking out at a beautiful bay. Unfortunately, the family next door was playing cards on their lanai. They were at a very reasonable noise level, but the walls were so thin, it was just weird to be out on ours. What's the point of staying at a quiet resort away from the bustle of Waikiki if you just end up hearing the conversations of the guests in the next room?
I know a number of other posts have mentioned parties. One our second and third nights, we had issues with parties as well. They weren't wild parties, but the walls are way too thin to accommodate even a small crowd. I don't know if this was just bad luck, or if this resort seems to attract large groups.
Other quick notes: be warned that this part of the island seems more foggy than the beachside locations, so the views aren't sky blue. There are small issues with the operation of the hotel, e.g. the maid forgot to clean our room one day, the radio appeared to be broken, and they manager did not reply quickly when the toilet broke.
Overall, it's a decent hotel, which has a few problems. I think this hotel would be very reasonable at $140/night, but I expected more for $200/night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aloha! We are very excited to announce the completion of our room and property renovations. We will continue to enhance the property as other resorts do, however the bulk of work is complete. We appreciate all of the input we received both positive and negative and we have used it to get to the point we are today. We were recently awarded the 2014 TripAdvisor Award of Excellence. We are blessed to be part of what we all consider to be the most beautiful tropical setting in the Hawaiian Islands. Now the property, accommodations and warm staff complement our surroundings. We call ourselves True Hawaii and what does that mean? Our setting reveals the answer. We are located in a panorama of spectacular natural and tropical beauty, from amazing Hawaiian mountain ranges and lush tropical landscape, to beautiful Kaneohe Bay, Chinaman's Hat Island and out to the Pacific Ocean. We border an ancient Hawaiian fishpond surrounded by lush tropical mangroves. The Kahuona Fishpond is one of the last remaining working fishponds and is designated a historical site. We are the only resort property with private access to Kaneohe Bay. Kaneohe Bay hosts the most abundant and diverse sea life and reef system in the Hawaiian Islands and our guests can access it safely right from the resort. Our design fits with the environment and has a contemporary and authentic Hawaiian look and feel. We thank our guests who have stayed with us in the past and helped to support us. We appreciate your patience with the renovations and know you will be delighted on your next stay. The property, guest rooms, new amenities, services and warm staff are here to take care of you. We offer our guests the same entertainment, special Saturday sand bar excursion and we have added a few more; a Friday evening Firedance Show, additional live Hawaiian music and surprise cultural classes. We have added some new things such as; a fitness room, Wi-Fi, on call spa service, new pool and hot tub, new floating lounge areas, conference room, intimate wedding ceremonies and we are pet friendly. We have renovated and upgraded our guestrooms with; new furnishings, artwork, premium pillow top mattresses, luxurious bedding and linens as well as new flat screen TV's and IPod docks.Kayak use is still included and we also have Standup Paddle Boards and private boat charter available. We look forward to seeing you the next time you come to Paradise. Warm Aloha, David and Stephanie Ryan ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Bay Resort Hawaii Hotel Kaneohe
- Schraders Windward Country Hotel
- Schraders Windward Country Resort
- Country Inn Kaneohe
- Kaneohe Country Inn
- Paradise Bay Resort Hawaii Kaneohe, Oahu