We like staying at Outrigger resorts because as a Hawaiian resident their kamaaina (locals) prices are really the best. That being said, with such a deal we know we have a tendency to get the less desirable rooms. We selected a 2 bedroom, two bath garden view condo. We were on the 4th floor on the ocean side of the resort. Our garden view was really just the parking lot but if we leaned over our lanai we had a nice view of the ocean. Our condo was well appointed with plenty of space. The kitchen and bathrooms could stand to be updated. Our poor dishwasher was on its last rusted leg. The south pool with its afternoon events was great. Our stay overall was fun and relaxing.
So why did I give the place only three stars? First of all, when I first walked into our bathroom there was a nice array of pubic hair left behind from the previous guests. The condo did not have a broom or vacuum so we had to wet paper towel the floor. Gross! The generally cleanliness of the condo was questionable but nothing too dire. Second, all our toiletries were infested by sugar ants that were inhabiting the bathrooms. I know they are really difficult to get rid of but I suggest some Terro. And finally, our room was right by the elevator. It didn't matter where you were in the condo, you knew you were right next to the elevator. It made a loud pop sound when it started and then a very loud pop sound when it stopped. It was so loud we couldn't take a nap in the master bedroom or go to bed until past 11pm when people stopped using the elevator.
All in all, if this was my once in a lifetime vacation to Hawaii I would be very disappointed and probably would want a room change. But as it stands, we got a great deal that made it hard to complain. We would come back again and hope we don't get the room by the elevator. For what it is worth, as a local, I don't mind paying a higher price on a more desirable condo if the cleaning fee was waived for stays less than a week.
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- Also Known As:
- Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Outrigger Kailua-Kona
- Kailua-Kona Outrigger
- Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff Hawaii/Kailua-Kona