Late in getting reviews from our Sep 2012 fall vacation. Stayed 13 nights at the Aston Kona, would stay here again in a heart beat. Had a second floor ocean front 1 bedroom 2 bath condo. Very large, spacious, had everything we needed. Units are indiviudally owned so the decor does vary. Everything was functional, a/c through out the unit with in suite washer and dryer. Comfortable interior furnishings along with the patio furniture. Yes the Aston charges $10.00 USD per night per room, for amentities. Hair dryer, flat iron, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, body gel with lots of towels for indoor and seperate ones for pool use. Did not begrudge the resort fee we knew at time of booking, parking onsite was included and plentiful, both covered and not covered, unlimited DVD rentals, that alone is worthwhile. Daily maid service included in our trip (booked through CAA) What is so great about this place is the size, it is very intimate. There were days when we were just hanging about, that we either had the pool to ourselves or just a few other people. The beach is not a "swimmers" beach, but you can see and hear the waves crashing and watch locals catching some waves for surfing and a few brave soles swimming. We saw sea turtles feeding here - the rocks hold the algae the turtles eat - who can complain about that! About one mile down the road from this location is a great swimming beach, plenty of sand and areas to hang out and then another two miles down the road another friendly beach. We arrived about 9:30 PM to the hotel - dumped our bags in the condo and drove about 4 miles down the road to a local grocery store to pick up some necessaries for morning coffee and breakfast overlooking the ocean. (hotel reception were more than kind to point us in the right direction) Next day loaded up at Costco and Safeway. Costco is right near the airport. Coffee is supplied by the Aston along with Tide. Other than that pick up your own condiments. BBQ near the pool very handy. They have lights available if you BBQ at night, never had to wait for a grill, which by the way are thoroughly cleaned everyday and twice if used at lunch. There is no restaurant or drinking establishment on the premises, but we didn't find this an issue, we had a rental vehicle with unlimited mileage for a reason. Took a cab if we were going to consume alcohol off premises. Now for the Salt Water Pool - this is not in the control of the Aston. Personally I wouldn't be caught sitting in that pool - perhaps it was the time of year but scummy is a very polite word to describe it. All in all this property was nicely situated and a great place to use as a home base for exploring on our first trip to the Hawiian Islands. Any questions don't hesitate to ask.
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March 19, 2013
Aloha it is never too late our readers appreciate your review. Thank you for the great review and hope you will return very soon.
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