My husband, 2 year-old daughter and I stayed at this hale for one night at the beginning of November.
The owner was pleasant and generous enough to invite us to pick all the fruit we wanted. Pomelos, start fruit, tangerines among others were in season.
Our first impression of the place was "Wow! what a view!" and we were really excited despite the tiny kitchen, bathroom and old duvet.
I took a short walk to pick some fruit and when I returned, my husband and daughter had already accumulated a dozen MISQUITO bites indoors, with the screens closed. Moments later we noticed the ROACHES. On the ceiling and in the kitchen then in the BED, under the covers! We investigated a bit by pulling off the sheets and noticed roach droppings on the mattress cover. There were also a few mini spots of blood which we hoped weren't from bed bugs and there were hairs from previous guests. This place is obviously not clean.
By this time it was dark... pitch black outside our place so finding the owner's place down the road was a daunting task.
I thought I might calm my nerves by taking a nice bath in the jacuzzi on the patio outside. The porch light didn't work and the candle holders were empty. No bath, big, big disappointment.
My husband and daughter braved the bed, but I took no chances. I pitched the tent. Indoors. That's a $150 campsite.
We spotted roaches on the luggage so had to throw out all of our food and do a major clean up.
So do yourselves a favour, and until the owners show some respect for their guests and clean up, go to the look-out for the views and sleep elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- See Hale Kukui's was featured in Aloha Magazine, Sotheby's international and HGTV for its phenomenal views, great service and ranks number 1 in the area. Located in the village of Kuikuihaele just outside of Honoka'a. We have 3 cottages. A two bedroom cottage, studio cottage and orchard cottage all have spectacular ocean and Waipio views on 5 acres of exotic permaculture organic orchard with every kind of common to bizarre fruits, nuts, coffee, cocoa,, orchids and other flowers on the property. We even have our own swimming hole and a 650 foot waterfall above the famous black sand beach in Waipio Valley. Each private cottage has its own private full bathroom, lanai/deck and hot soaking tub on the lanai. Most amazing views can be seen from your bed. Extra air mattresses are possible. Great for a honeymoon or small wedding with best views on the Big Island! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hale Kukui Honokaa, Hawaii