This unit served as our honeymoon getaway in 2009. The biggest disappointment was the lack of AC. Apparently at this complex, it is up to the owner to install their own AC. When I had researched it online, I assumed since other units had AC, the all did. WHOOPS. As you search for a place to stay, everyone will tell you - "aw brah, you don't need AC- we got the trade winds." If these trade winds take care of everything, why does it seem every store, every resturant, and every place we went where locals were hanging had AC? AC isn't life or death, but if you are like us, and not used to warm, you want AC.
As it is OCEAN FRONT, and had apparently been vacant (not aired out) for at least a week before we arrived, it was musty and mildew/moldy smelling. Having the patio open constantly while we were there pretty much took care of that issue.
The lanai is HUGE! We spent so much time out there, and loved that patio so much that the rest of the condo seemed an afterthought.
It was a great vacation, and I have stayed in worse places, but I wouldn't recommend this place unless you are very budget concious but want ocean front and can't find something cheaper- and even then I would highly recommend you splurge for something a little nicer. The complex itself was great.
The pool is small, and not really good for kids, but for us as honeymooners, it was a perfect place to quietly cool off and unwind after a day of running around.
We did feel like we got what we paid for, as this unit was one of the most affordable ocean front places we came across.
- Also Known As:
- Kona Nalu Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Kona Nalu Hawaii/Kailua-Kona