We stayed here just one night, but wish we stayed longer, as this was a very nice condo. We rented directly via the property website, and got an very low price of $151/night for a two-bedroom villa. Perhaps the price was this low because we stayed mid-week in June. (We paid twice as much for a lesser condo in Kona!).
Our unit in the "J" building had two bedrooms upstairs (one King, one Twins); downstairs was a small sitting room with no sleeping accommodations, and a living room with a queen-size sleeper sofa. Ceiling fans throughout provided plenty of air movement, so we did not need or use the optional A/C. The kitchen was good-sized and well-equipped; we saved money on eating out by using the new Weber grill in the pool area to cook fresh Blue Marlin bought at resort grocery story (which is good-sized, too).
Maybe we lucked out and had an unusually nice unit, but it was fresh, clean and well maintained. The furnishings and fixtures were not new, but in fine shape. (You will find Formica counters, not granite; a standard shower, not a spa tub; so, if you are a luxury seeker, head elsewhere.) My wife is a fussy type from Chicago's North Shore, and my mother-in-law (who traveled with us) is also discriminating, but neither of them had a complaint.
Our boys enjoyed the pool area, which was well equipped; also in the club-house were a small but nice exercise room and lounge area with free WiFi. See my photos attached.
The location is good; you are ten minutes inland from the coast road, so very close to fantastic beaches and historical sites. (Just 10 mins. away is Hapuna Beach State Park, with a wonderful beach and good facilities. Other excellent beaches are also in the same area, although this part of the island is not known for snorkeling.) We would definitely stay here again, and not down in Kailau-Kona town, which is an overpriced tourist trap (you came to Hawaii to see a Hard Rock Cafe??!!) From here we headed over to Hilo, which I think is an even better place to spend time on the Big Island, if you can handle intermittent rains.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the Big Island’s captivating mountains as a backdrop, Paniolo Greens is a lush tropical retreat deep in the heart of Hawaii's Big Island. Settle in to spacious, fully furnished villas tastefully decorated in keeping with the area’s rich heritage. Relax in your own private lanai, enjoying the cool breezes and warm Hawaiian sun. Paniolo Greens is centrally located for day trips to the North Shore, Waipio Valley, Volcano National Park and the waterfalls on the windward coast. Tee off on one of ten world-class golf courses located just minutes away. And dining, shopping and entertainment are conveniently located. Paniolo Greens is the perfect place for romantic getaways, family vacations, reunions and golf outings. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotwire, TravelClick, Hotels.com, Priceline, Cancelon, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Paniolo Greens Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Paniolo Greens Hotel Waikoloa
- Paniolo Greens Hawaii