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“Unit 201, Beautiful, Great Location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas

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Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas
Idaho
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166 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Unit 201, Beautiful, Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2010

We spent 7 nights over Christmas in unit #201. It was a lovely condo, roomy and comfortable. We especially liked having a garage to leave our snorkel gear in so we didn't track too much sand. The owners provided boogie boards, beach chairs, mats, umbrella and 4 beach towels. They also had some snorkel gear & toys, which we didn't use. They had 2 sets of golf clubs, which was really nice. The washer & dryer came in handy and I liked that they provided laundry detergent and dryer sheets. The master bedroom & bath are upstairs with a huge closet. There's another bedroom downstairs with a 2nd bathroom. That worked well for our kids. Our 2 boys had the bedroom and our daughter slept on the sofa sleeper. The sofa sleeper was definately the weakest part of the condo. The mattress is very thin and uncomfortable. You can easily feel the bars in the frame through it. I couldn't find bedding to fit it either. There were 2 flat sheets in the living room hutch and that was all. The 2 twin beds in the 2nd bedroom can be put together to make a king, so I used that bedding to make up the sofa sleeper. It didn't fit, but it worked. I felt bad that my daughter had such an uncomfortable bed for the whole week, but she didn't complain.
The kitchen was well stocked and we even made our Christmas dinner there. We usually made breakfast there too, and found everything we needed. The grounds are beautiful, the whole property felt safe and secure. I got in the pool only once, it was very cold. But who needs a pool when you have all those gorgeous beaches so close? We tried to use the hot tub at the other end of the property one night, but it was too crowded. Our end of the property was very quiet and we only heard our neighbors on the last morning we were there. I think they had just arrived. Our hosts were helpful when we had questions, the house nicely decorated and we loved the location. We left temperatures below zero at home and were glad we had air conditioning so we could sleep at night. I wouldn't want to stay in Hawaii without it.
Waikoloa is a great location if you want a base from which to see the island. The beaches are superb. It's not that far to Kona, and a nice drive to the north part of the island or through Waimea to Hilo. We spent our last 3 nights in Volcano Village. We sure missed this condo. I would suggest spending only 1 or 2 nights on the east side. We live in a dry area, so the humidity was pretty daunting in Volcano Village. We didn't sleep well over there.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2010

Found it through a travel agency, as part of a flight-car-hotel package. Checked on-line (on Tripadvisor actually) to read reviews, decided they were quite encouraging, and we gave it a go. So we're back on Tripadvisor to confirm: this place rocks. OK, it's not exactly cheap for our standards (we paid ~$270/night for a 2 bedroom condo, high season), but we absolutely loved it. As you will have read in other reviews, this place has its own style: it feels like an upscale home vacation rental much more than like a hotel. In fact, it is not a hotel. So if your style is that of people who want to be left in peace so you can do what you want when you want it, and r-e-l-a-x in a nice clean place, this might well be your dream spot, so do not miss it. Here is what we got:
- A nice, quiet, airy and spacious condo (given that you will spend 99% of your day time outdoors), furnished in a surprisingly decent style (it's after all just a hotel), on two levels, with the 2 bedrooms conveniently on the top floor, and the kitchen, counter + dining and living space on the bottom floor. You don’t have anybody living above, nor below your unit, so you get less/no noise from others, a huge difference with many other places.
- Add a terrasse, a balcony, 2.5 bathrooms (the one off the master bedroom is huge), ceiling fans, a modern washer and drier in the unit, TVs, DVD and video cassette player, audio system, internet access (which was OK, though not super fast and costs $40/week). The kitchen came with induction-stove top, oven, microwave, large fridge + freezer, toaster, blender, cooking utensils, cutlery, etc.
- we confirm: the garage wasn’t available for use. Woaa, what a biiiiig deal, we had to park some 30 feet away...
- On the property, two nice swimming pools, bbq places, tennis court, gym, and really good looking landscaping.
- staff at the reception desk not outstandingly knowledgeable, but very nice and helpful.
- in the well kept Waikoloa Beach resort (has a whole bunch of other hotels), two shopping centers by no means cheap, but at least convenient . The malls include a grocery store and a few very decent restaurants (we highly recommend Sansei and Merriman if you're willing to spend ~$50/person wine, tax and tip included).
- miscellaneous: you’re at a ~10min drive from awsome beaches (ex: Hapuna), ~20min from the airport (but never heared a plane), ~40min from Kona, 2h30 from the volcano. You are seemingly in one of the dryest spots on Big Island, pretty darn nice in the “rainy” season (we didn’t see a drop in 7 days, and barely any cloud). Btw we do think (from experience) this place is perfectly OK with young children. In fact, there seemed to be mostly families (with kids ranging from toddlers to teens) at the time we were there (school holidays). And we were never disturbed by any noise what so ever.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2009

We flew in on a Friday morning from O'ahu to get away for the weekend. Booked package deal through Hawaiian airlines about 1-2 months ahead in advance and got a good deal for 5 at Kama'aina Rate. The colony villas allows you to check-in early but you need to call in at around 10am to check availability. The Villas are in a gated community so, use the intercom to contact the Check-In office. The Check-in office is literally at the left as soon as you drive in through the gates. We did pass the office and kept driving looking where to check-in because the representative on the intercom did not give any directions. The condos do have an individual garage for each unit but you cannot use them. I was told by the rep that it cannot be used and to park in stalls that do not say "Reserve". (I'd rather park in the garage if it could open because I'm paying for full use of the villa) Some of the doors were locked and unable to see what was in it. In one of the closets, we saw other peoples belongings as if the villa we had was a timeshare. Nice kitchen but found used cereal boxes and maple syrup, salt and pepper shakers in a top shelf as if the cleaners did not check and clean that. Air-con was nice and cool but you're strongly advised at check-in NOT to turn the temp no colder than 75 degrees. One person in our party is a smoker and smoking is strongly advised at check-in to smoke in designated areas (2 designated smoking areas only) If you are caught not in the smoking areas you are fined $50. If they suspect that you smoked in the villa, they will add an additional $450 fee which you have to sign a waiver for. Our guest room beds were very uncomfortable. Landscaping was beautiful and maintained. The Colony villas gives you access to an excerise room that's located near the first pool (total 2 pools). Overall it was a beautiful getaway on a budget. I suggest that you ask lots of questions because they do not offer any suggestions which they DO have answers to. DO NOT go grocery shopping at the Queen's Shop grocery store because it's pricey (go if you're desperate). If you're on a tight budget like we were but HAD to getaway, do your grocery shopping at Kona Sack & Save, Kona Foodland before making the drive to Waikoloa, or if you want to take a nice drive to beautiful Waimea before checking in, go to KTA Grocery store and do all your shopping needs there.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 808hunnybunns
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Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2009

We stayed at the Villa's several years ago and have only great memories and impressions! We compare all our future stays on the other islands with the Villa's and none can compare. Although, our plan is to visit a different island each year our group has decided we enjoy the Aston Waikaloa Colony Villas so much that we are planning a return trip next year! Great staff!!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Higolf
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2009

The staff and management were friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable but sparsely decorated. The location was easy to find from the airport, great beaches are nearby and restaurants/shopping are close. One minor recommendation for improvement -- instructions for off hour check-in need to be clearer since this is a gated community.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank resiak1958
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Quebec
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2009

It's a great place to stay if you want a safe and confortable place. The people are nice and the rooms clean. If you want to travel around, it might get a bit difficult for you, you will need a car to do so! I was there for the Ironman and my conclusion is that we were a bit too far from the action. The best place to be is downtown Kailua-Kona!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ironjeff
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Hilo,HI
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2009

I live here on the Big lsland so I understand some of the pitfalls of local hotels but the Aston Villas were fantastic. I took 2 teenage girls and another friend of mine to Kona for a sweet 16 birthday celebrataion. It was a blast! The pool was clean and quiet. Although I didn't have my toddler with me, next time I will. The pool had a full section that would be perfect for him (2 feet deep). The villa was spacious, clean, and A/C (big plus in HI). The Aston Villas was like finding a hidden gem on the island. I can't wait to bring my family here again.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank charper312
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Property: Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas
Address: 69-555 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5709
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kohala Coast > Waikoloa
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Waikoloa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Colony Villas are home to a luxurious lifestyle. Featuring 1, 2 and 3-bedroom villas with fully equipped gourmet kitchens, this resort is adjacent to the 15th fairway of the Waikoloa Resort Beach Course. Guests enjoy the property's recreational facilities - tennis courts, fitness center, pools, and jet spa. ... more   less 
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