After reading a few reviews, as well as Greg's responses to a few negative reviews, I'd like add my experience for others to learn from.
Ke Iki Beach Bungalows is nice little place. You get a pretty realistic North Shore experience. You are right on the beach. The grounds are quiet and fairly private. The Ke Iki website is a fair representation of the location. If you go in the winter be prepared to be surrounded by surfers, which if you are one of them is great. I've gone the past four years to surf the North Shore during the winter and have a great time. I have dealt with Ke Iki twice, no problem the first year, but the second year he lost our reservation.
However, If you take the time to read the reviews, the problem is quite apparent and consistent across the negative reviews. For the price, you're getting what you pay for. The problem is that Greg is pretty sloppy and unreliable. I was shocked when I went into the office to pay; the guy's office was a mess. His organizational skills suck beyond belief, so it's no wonder he blows it when it comes to keeping track of reservations, arrival dates and what room you want.
In speaking with North Shore locals, it’s quite common for places to "conveniently" lose reservations if they can find someone else to commit to a longer stay.
I think if someone a little more competent were at the helm, these situations would be avoided. The North Shore is a laid back place, but the doesn't give businesses up there the excuse to be careless and unprofessional.
Hope this helps.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanside Bungalows on Oahu's Beautiful North Shore. Guests enjoy romantic sunsets on an acre and a half of palm-fringed beachfront land. All beachfront bungalows have beautiful ocean and sunset views. Ke Iki Beach Bungalows, a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of this Hawaiian paradise. If you've been dreaming about getting away to paradise, Ke Iki Beach is waiting for you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ke Iki Beach Bungalows Hotel Haleiwa
- Ke Iki Beach Bungalows Hawaii/Oahu - Haleiwa