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“Not one of the better B&Bs”
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Manoa Valley Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Honolulu B&B and Inns
brisbane
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not one of the better B&Bs”
Reviewed June 14, 2008

My husband and I have stayed at a number of bed and breakfasts and and have had wonderful experiences but this was not one I can add to this list.

The Moana Valley Inn was dissapointing. The hosts were helpful but we felt they were weary of the whole B&B thing and were just biding time until they sell (The inn is on the market).
The house & decor would have been beautiful in its time but now looked tired, faded and unloved.
Breakfast was reasonable if you were one of the first to eat, if you were late you got left overs. Nothing was restocked in our experience. The location for breakfast on the back veranda had a wonderful view of Honolulu and it also over looked the garden which could have done with some loving attention.
There was no community sitting room which meant you were confined to your bedroom or the vernadah. We were not made aware of any tea/coffee making facilities outside of breadfast time.

  • Liked — View from back vernadah and easy public transport
  • Disliked — Tired appearance of the place like something out of "Great Expetactions - Ms Haversham's Satis House"
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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california
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 5, 2008

My husband and I spent two nights at the inn and loved it. Our room, a suite, was beautifully furnished with various antiques and very roomy. The gardens wrapping around the home were beautiful...lots of birds enjoying them as well. Many nooks for privacy in the garden and a small pool to enjoy. We just did not have enough time to take advantage of it all. The proprietors offered us a wealth of information on where to eat, park, play, etc based on our requests and needs. They were amazing and so relaxed. Enjoyed the fresh tropical fruits for breakfast, coffee, etc on the lovely veranda....very comfortable, easy-going, lovely place to stay. Beautiful people and a beautiful experience...enjoy your time there!

Stayed April 2008
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Laguna Hills
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 5, 2008

We had a great time, a very pleasant stay. They home is very quaint, an early-Century Victorian. The owners, Theresa and John, were really friendly and knowledgable about places to go and things to do; lot of great stories about life and times in Hawaii.

  • Stayed April 2008
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Nashville Tn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2008

My husband and I totally enjoyed our 3 day stay at the Manoa Valley Inn in March. The house itself is a treasure. An old historic home with lots of interesting features tastefully decorated. Our spacious and comfortable room was on the top floor among the trees and the birds and we had a fantastic view of Waikiki out our window. Though the room is not air-conditioned it was quite comfortable and it was nice to hear the birds. Theresa and John were friendly and helpful. Their suggestions for dinner were spot on. We ate at a fabulous Italian place and another night a very good thai called Sweet Basil. The breakfasts out on the veranda were very nice and plentiful including cereals breads and fresh fruits. We found the location to be a nice change from the beaches that we had thoroughly enjoyed also and we would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Liked — the house
  • Disliked — everything was fine
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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east oahu
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Reviewed March 7, 2008

manoa valley inn is a wonderful retreat spot close to everything hawaii has to offer. the rooms are spacious, clean and homey. the grounds are well kept, beautiful flora and fauna everywhere and the hospitality of the hosts was great! I would definately stay there again with my boyfriend and would recommend it to anyone I know.
Have a nice day and keep smiling!
Lucky Michelle

  • Liked — beatiful victorian style bedroom with king size bed
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank EastOahuLuckygirl
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Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 8, 2007

The property is a Victorian home in a suburban area near the University. The room we had was spacious and looked out over the garden. The room was not air conditioned but we had a nice breeze each night and it was very pleasant.

Breakfast was served on a large veranda, with the garden below, the Waikiki area spreading out beneath the garden, and a beautiful view of Diamond Head. A great way to start the day.

Both John and Theresa are very hospitable. They were very helpful,with things to see, how to get there and where to park.In fact, after we left for another island we realized i"d left some shirts in the room. I called Theresa, and she packaged them up and took them to Federal Express, so I could use them on the rest of our trip.

The Asian resturant, just a few blocks away, was a real treat.
All in all we had a great time and would definitely stay there again.

  • Liked — location and view
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank WestonFlorida
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Florida
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2007

Three companions and I had a very disapponting, disturbing, and expensive experience, which was the low point of our one week cruise of the Islands and one week stay at Manoa Valley Inn (2001 Vancouver Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822) split up between April 4 and April 18.

Their glossy pamphlet lists them on the National Registry of Historic Places, and they claim a 5-star rating with Fisher's Guide to Hawaii.

We seek out bed & breakfasts to have a better experience than one can have at a hotel. Based on the pictures, pamphlet info, and web and travel book info, one would get the impression that at Manola Valley Inn, one would be treated with efficient, generous hospitality. This was not the case:

Some of the problems:
-Reservations initially lost and had to be remade
-Our names incorrect when we arrived
-Manager thought we were leaving when when we were arriving
-3rd floor room so hot and stuffy we had to move to the "carriage house," a converted garage with ripped screening completing the upper walls, cockroaches, and rusting paint cans around doorway
-No kindly assistance with luggage to 3rd floor
-Filthy windows obscure view
-Some lights had to be jiggled to work
-If you make reservations over the phone instead of at their web site, you will not be told of the lack of AC and TVs, just the size of the bed and the availability of a private bath. This is a problem especially for folks with asthma or a heart condition, or insomnia
-Until we complained, their "exemplary" continental breakfast Moon Travel Guide) was questionable supermarket packaged sliced bread and one kind of bagel, lukewarm coffee, and no half and half. You got mangoes and papayas only if there were any ripe on their trees.
-Trash cans lined with used supermarket plastic bags
-Staff eats their "full, hot" breakfasts in front of guests
-No welcoming afternoon tea or evening wine and cheese that 5-star bed and breakfasts offer their guests.
-Dodged heavy shingles that flew off their roof, left by the roofers over the weekend.
-Newspaper seldom available
-Owner vocally claims puzzle page for herself and her staff
-Reminded that we could reuse our towels
-Reminded that we don't have to have our rooms serviced daily
-lack of back porch lights is dangerous & discourages nightly gatherings
-Catching a movie more important than dealing with guests comfort issue
-Ownersdogs wake you every morning at 7 a.m.
-Called property manager twice at adjoining, low-income housing about a child sceaming and begging his mother not to hurt him (police apparently won't come out unless you know exactly where the screams are coming from)

Beautiful garden and morning vistas of Honolulu and Diamond Head from the back porch, just didn't justify the pricey room charges for this property, when one adds up the lack of amenities and aggravation.

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Stayed April 2007
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Property: Manoa Valley Inn
Address: 2001 Vancouver Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822-2451
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Manoa Valley Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Manoa Valley Inn is a Victorian Inn filled with European antiques with a bit of island flair. This Historic Country Inn is an Oahu landmark located in an exclusive area of Honolulu right by the University of Hawaii. The Manoa Valley Inn was built in 1912 and provides a luxurious and quiet experience away from the din of Waikiki for visitors and local residents alike. The Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The prestigious Country Inn is conveniently located within minutes of Waikiki and the downtown Honolulu business district, yet it is surrounded by the beauty, luxury, and serenity of Manoa Valley. Relax in the quiet of the peaceful and spacious veranda and soak up a bit of Hawaiian nostalgia from years gone by. Stay with us, it's a very special surprise. It is an intimate retreat that provides a unique alternative to resort living. The Manoa Valley Inn has six special, spacious rooms and a charming country cottage waiting for you. We are within walking distance to U.H. Manoa, bus lines, restaurants and theater. Relax in our tropical saltwater heated swimming pool with a soft flowing waterfall located in a secluded garden with many trees and flowers. Breakfast consists of island fresh fruits, yogurt, bread, muffins or bagels, cold cereal, coffee, tea & juice, as well as brown rice, oatmeal with plenty of assorted nuts and dried fruits, a variety of tofu dishes and stir fried vegetables .. eggs when served are from an organic farm run by a family member. We buy local products from local organic farms as much as possible.Our Inn has five permanent guests who are 4 friendly and playful dogs and 1 mysterious black cat! E Komo Mai... Come In, Join Us. ... more   less 
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