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Castle Waimea Country Lodge
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Waimea
Reviewed July 7, 2008

On July 4th we checked into the Waimea lodge. We loved the location of the property. Once we opened the door to our room, we realized the room on the inside did not match the beautiful surrondings on the outside.

When we first walked into the room 119, immediately after opening the door, there was a very musty smell. We notice the carpet was dirty and sticky. The 2 chairs in the room were so full of stains that we did not even put our bags on them let alone sit on them. One of the beds had gecko droppings all over them. There was no knob on the fan broken. The bed was very very very lumpy. The outlet with the lamp plugged into it was loose so the light would flicker. The toilet paper holder hung by one screw on one side, which eventually broke off. The curtains were full of dust. Finally, we caught two moths flying around our room.

If it was any other weekend but the forth of July, I would have walked out and requested my reservations be cancelled immediately without any penalty. However since it was a holiday weekend and most places were booked, I knew we didn’t have much options.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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5  Thank kazooies
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Reviewed January 19, 2008

First off this hotel was way too expensive for what it was. For $115 a night I would expect maybe some coffee in the room, hot water that takes less that 5 minutes to get to the shower, and general cleanliness (windows were filthy, bathroom had a few stains on the wall and there were a few holes in walls around the room). It was the cheapest place in Waimea, but it would probably be worth it to find a place in another town nearby.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled with friends
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3  Thank ravan46
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Reviewed November 22, 2007

We chose this hotel at the last minute because we were passing through the area. A travel guide recommended it, but I can't understand why. This hotel charged us $130 for a basic room, off-season. It was clean and everything worked fine but in the morning it's very loud (trucks) and there are no ammenities which would justify this price. They could do better for this rate... and so could you... elsewhere.

Stayed: November 2007
3  Thank moremanoi
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Reviewed November 10, 2006

Good location to Parker Ranch - BUT the facility was old, dirty, and OVER PRICED for the quality. Our room was at the end of a dark, smelly hallway and the bathroom was disgustingly dirty
We left the lights on all night - after killing 2 roaches.

Stayed: October 2006
14  Thank dor97
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Reviewed October 23, 2006

My husband and I stayed here for one night on our honeymoon. We were driving around the island and just needed a cheap place to stay, and this was it. The room was large, with two king-sized beds, and clean but nothing fancy. Our windows looked out onto the schoolyard behind us, which was nice. One thing we really liked was that the motel was within walking distance of the town's shops and restaurants, so we could go for a stroll or enjoy dinner with a bottle of wine and not worry about having to drive.

  • Stayed: February 2006, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank ms_aimee
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Reviewed October 6, 2006

We stayed 1 Sat. night at the end of Sept. in a unit w/ a kitchenette & 2 queen beds for $139 (with tax).. This 1-story motel was clean & simple, no lobby, just a small outdoor waiting area when you check in. The receptionist was efficient & courteous. We didn't need the kitchen, but it looked adequately stocked w/pans, utensils, etc. Behind a closet door, there was a 2-burner stovetop (no oven) next to a small sink, with a small, older undercounter refrigerator. No kitchen counter space, so you'd have to do food prep on the bathroom counter or on the rolling storage cart. Had a microwave, toaster, no coffee maker (there's free coffee in the reception area). There was a large table w/3 chairs, a nice tv/dresser armoire. No air-conditioning, just a wall-mounted fan. We opened the windows to get some circulation, which was OK during that time of the year. The room smelled a bit of cigarette smoke -- there was an ash tray on the table, so it wasn't a non-smoking room. We forgot to ask if rooms were non-smoking, so you'd have to find out if there are any. It was a spacious room (fine for us, 2 adults & a toddler), with a high open-beam wooden ceiling, but thin walls. A few framed Hawaiian-themed prints on the walls. The window looks out to a plain lawn w/trees dividing the property from a private school. No ambience, just a simple place to stay.

Bathroom was small, simple, a bit outdated & somewhat worn (older cabinet, tub was chipped, flooring was curling at the foot of the tub's edge). The motel is right next to a private school & a restaurant, and very near a nice park for kids, shopping areas & gas stations. We might stay there again since other resorts along the Kohala coast would be about $100 more per night & bed & breakfast places require at-least 2-night minimums.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled with family
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5  Thank Hawaii_Reviewer
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Reviewed April 14, 2006

We attended a concert and didn't want to drive back to Kailua so chose to stay here for one night ... mistake! It would have been smarter to drive the 40 minutes to the coastal resorts or the hour+ home. We stayed in a deluxe suite ... what a laugh. This is one of those places that you don't take your shoes and socks off until you are on the bed. The "kitchen" was ill equipped ... not even a coffee pot for the morning. The bathroom was clean but ancient fixtures, lino pasted over concrete, badly stained. The highlight was the Paniolo Restaurant, a great morning breakfast choice.

9  Thank MMCS1
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Address: 65-1210 Lindsey Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8438
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Waimea
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Waimea
Price Range: $91 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Castle Waimea Country Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waimea Country Lodge is a rustic 21-room lodge located in historic Waimea Ton, the center of Paniolo (Hawaii cowboy) country. Amid cool air and rolling grasslands, the lodge offers spacious rooms, studios with kitchenettes and a friendly "down home" atmosphere. ... more   less 
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