My wife and I stayed here for 6 nights in a 1-bedroom in mid-January. As always, we had a wonderful experience.
We were in the Moana tower.
Check-in: We arrived at 10:00 p.m. and checkin was a breeze. There was no line, handed the front desk person my credit card and ID, 2 minutes later I had my room key, and 5 minutes later I was in my room, with my luggage following shortly. Everything was perfectly smooth.
Valet & Bell service: Every member of the valet service was so helpful and nice. I can't really say enough about them. They were very quick to get my car, very quick getting my luggage to my room, and very friendly and helpful with directions. Valet is only open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Moana tower, so if you want your car outside of these hours you have to use the courtesy phone out front and call, then they send someone over. Normally it takes about 2 or 3 minutes to get your car, outside of these hours it's probably 5-8 minutes (though you might be able to call the front desk and have the bring it down, didn't think about this until I left).
Grounds: The grounds are simply wonderful. The pools are really nice. The Lagoons are great for catching some sun and swimming in. There are grills all over if you feel the need to do some cooking out. There's a general store which has miscellaneous overpriced items like milk, eggs, sun block, etc. There are a couple resturaunts, which I did not eat at, though I did eat at Chucks Steak house on-site. It was actually quite wonderful and only $80 with tip, which for an on-site hotel serving prime beef, I thought was wonderful. The grounds are wonderfully decorated with many flowers and lots of color.
Rooms: The rooms are fantastic. They have granite counter tops, full size refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. the unit has on room which has the toilet, sink, and shower, and a separate room with the tub, which my wife absolutely loved, though it was not a jetted tub. The beds as you will find with most newer Marriott timeshare properties are extremely comfortable. There's also a separate little area that can be used for storing your luggage, or sitting and reading a book. the living room is very roomy and very comfortable with a sofa and 2 recliners. The balcony is sufficiently large for eating a nice meal on.
Location: You'll hear a lot about Honolulu traffic from the locals. The one thing they forget is they are forced to drive at certain times to get somewhere, as vacationers we are not. If you want to go to Waikiki, don't leave between 7-9, unless you don't mind some traffic. Its quite heavy around Waikiki and starts to get backed up a long ways before then. During normal times it's about a half hour drive to Waikiki. It's about 40 minutes up to the north shore as measured by Matsumoto's :), about the same as Waikiki is from the north shore I believe. Traffic is much nicer around Kapolei, than it is around Waikiki.
As I stated my wife and I love Ko Olina. It is not for everyone. If you want action, nightlife, live music, etc., don't stay here, you won't be happy having to drive constantly to Waikiki. If you like relaxing, spending some romantic time with your partner, feeling more secluded, this is your place. When I was in my 20's I would have only stayed at Waikiki. No in my mid 30's I much prefer Ko Olina.
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