I love the Mauna Kea! No place like it in the world. It is so understated and not flashy. Just lovely old style Hawaii. Don't ever change too much MK because what makes you special is your tradition. Thank you! We will be back year after year because you make us relaxed and happy. Mahalo!
If you are looking to be pampered by a swanky high dollar hotel then this place is not for you. I found clean quiet surrounded by horse country beauty .A nothing fancy, no frills great place to stay on top of the big Island. The hotel staff is very friendly and the restaurant next door serves excellent food and has a well stocked bar. By yourself or with family, this is a great place to stay on one of the most beautiful parts of the island.
Excellent place to stay...only stayed one night but front desk upgraded me to premium ocean view room (with out asking) thru Epedia elite. Hapuna beach is a great sand beach with coral for snorkeling at either end and a trail to hike to Mauna Kea beach... I snorkeled the whole way about 1.5 miles. Both beaches not crowded and an awesome stress free place to vacation away from the city.
My husband and I stayed at the Kona Coast Resort for 8 nights this month, and had a very happy, enjoyable and memorable stay. Our condo was very comfortable with excellent accessories. It was very spacious, with a remarkable comfortable bed. We could not fault it. Position was excellent with a major shopping centre very close by. Would definitely stay again.
If you want serenity, this is the place. The house is on the top of the hill overlooking Hilo. There are only 4 rooms for rent. We knew other people were staying there but we never heard anyone. The room was clean & the bathroom had been recently updated. We will definitely stay here again.
Our stay at the Islands of Mauna Lani was simply wonderful! I can't really say enough great things about our experience there. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and our condo was stocked with everything we needed and more. They really go out of their way to make sure that your stay is ideal. For example, their check out time is normally 10:00 AM, but when we told them that our flight out didn't leave until 4:00 PM, they accommodated us with a late check out time of 1:30 PM.
The resort is gated, so we felt very safe and secure throughout our stay. Each unit has it's own garage, as far as I could tell, so you don't have to worry about your rental car getting scratched up while you're parked. There is also a private recreation center with a pool, whirlpool and grilling facilities.
There are several excellent restaurants nearby, but we also had a very fully stocked kitchen and propane grill available to cook our own meals. The Foodland grocery store at the resort is reasonably priced (by Hawaii standards), but be sure to register for their Maika'i card, which will save you about 33%. By the way, the staff at Foodland is also exceptionally friendly.
We had planned to snorkel at numerous beaches during our trip, but discovered that the semi-private beach at this resort was so perfect, there was really no need to go elsewhere. If you visit there, you'll understand what I mean.
All things considered, I can't imagine finding a better place to stay.
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