We actually visited in September of 2019. The hospitality was superb. Beautiful views. The manager Ronald has collected native artifacts and gives a “free of charge” history talk about the artifacts and the culture of Hawaii. History lovers will love learning about the local culture!
Stayed in 511, dirty, outdated, and smelly. Upon arrival, kitchen counters were dirty, appliances sticky, hair all over bathroom as if not even swept, much less cleaned. Wondering if the “cleaning fee “ is simply an extra a pocketed fee. The font clerk was less than welcoming, and I was Charged another $290 at check in after “pre-paying”.... the total ended up being more expensive than our previous 4 nights at Aulani on Oahu (beautiful, clean beach front resort with amazing beach, wonderful service, and did I say clean??). Everything was outdated & dirty; not to mention the nasty sheets. I was itching to get home literally - as this was the last leg of our trip. Not the ending relaxation I had in mind. Eek!!
We stayed at the Aston Poipu Kai and had a few challenges, rental car hit in parking lot and other things, the first 3 days of our 11 day vacation. My wife was ready to buy a ticket home. We told Takara Carreira about the issues we were having and she took care of everything. It was amazing. She made our vacation! The extra effort that she put in for us made this an amazing worry free trip. We will return because of the customer service we received and the accommodations. Thank you Takara!
My husband and I stayed Jan 9-16 2020. Overall, the place was nice, but could use a few updates. First of all, we were in room 112. We were promised an ocean view, but no such luck, couldnt even hear it. We were right by the pool and hot tub, but really wanted the ocean. The one thing inside our room that needs some help was the bath tub. It was disgusting! The water was almost knee high after being in the shower for about 3 minutes. Plus, it was dirty looking, for sure not something you would want to take a bath in, or put an infant in to bathe!! The other parts of the place were nice, clean and had everything you would need. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you would need, very good condition, including dishes, pots/pans, utensils, coffee pot, toaster, microwave ect. Fridge does not have an ice maker, but that didnt bother us. The other extremely frustrating thing was the hot tub. We had a few days of cooler weather so thought we would enjoy the hot tub. When we stuck our toes in, it was freezing cold!! Then we see a sign that said "we are not getting a new propane tank until the person who stole ours returns it." Now anyone with any common sense knows that thief has no intent of returning the propane tank so just get a new one! I felt it totally ridiculous that we as guests, had to pay the price of a freezing "hot" tub! So we couldn't see/hear the ocean, we could not use the hot tub, was soooooo not impressed with that!! It was located 1/2 block away from a fun restaurant/bar called Joe's something? They had super food and great service! We went there for breakfast, lunch and dinner over the time we were there. All the other places we ate at during our stay were fantastic as well! Food at the grocery store was super expensive, other than seafood. Shopped at Safeway to get some basics for our condo. The best part was the seafood! King crab, cooked and cleaned, was only $7 per pound! The size of the meat was equivalent to the size of a piece of string cheese! It was melt in your mouth excellent!! Shopping was great! After we bought a few things from local stores/shops, we had to make a Wal-mart run for a few forgotton items. We found the exact same things we had just bought, but for half the price, even the same company! They have a little tourist section that has all kinds of wooden bowls/plates/trays, lotions, soaps, chap stick, bags, jams and lots more. Flights were perfect, (Delta) long way from Wisconsin! Had a great time, and would recommend, but make sure to ask lots of questions about the rooms. Also, keep in mind, there is no daily maid service, but the washer and dryer were great! There was a small patio that we used daily, since we were on the first floor, our patio was covered by the second floor one. Our bedroom did have an AC unit that we did use a few times, but not every day. ALOHA!!…
Condo was clean and comfortable; only real problem is that there is no A/C for any area except bedroom; there are times when my wife and I wanted to just relax with the TV in living area, but could not because by 5PM the room is too hot. 2. pool is not heated, we went for a swim at 8M and could not get in as it was cold.