The location is great but there were a few frustrations. The hotel beach doesn't allow free swimming so you have to swim in the netted off area. Great but it closed at 5pm - just about the time the tide was coming in to make it viable. Obviously the reason for keeping swimming in the netted area is sensible - poisonous fish.
The usual frustrations of being a vegetarian in Japan were maintained. Marinading vegetables and tofu in beef or fish stock doesn't really keep them suitable for vegetarians.
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MARKETING DESPRIPTION: A Superior First class, tropical resort style hotel. The Busena Terrace makes you feel you are on a …More
We did two nights at the Mahaina in September. Staff were very friendly and accomodating. This is a great place to come with kids. Nice, spacious rooms and they provided a crib (for 3,200/night- a bit expensive). The pools are nice and they have some fountains and games for kids. NIghtly entertainment on the patio as well. We had a great view over the ocean.
This hotel is very close to Emerald beach and the Churaumi aquarium, both highly recommended.
We didn't try any of the food at the hotel, but there is a very good Pizza place close by open only for lunch, Leco. really good and also kid friendly.
Hotel is on a very busy road so a lot of noise. This hotel advertises on English websites but upon arrival, the staff couldn't speak any English. The hotel information and tour information was all in Japanese. Therefore no way to book any tours or converse with anyone. If they are going to advertise on uk website they should at least make guests welcome. Swimming pool was tiny and no where to sit/ lie by pool. Breakfast was good with a large variety of foods.
Nice hotel, I can recomend it form families with baby, rooms are spacious with sea wiev, excelent swimingpool not so deep - about 100 cm, perfect for babyies, beach towels you can change it when you need it, nice atmosphere.
It is very close to the sea but the way to the beach is about 1km, there is no direct way form hotel. No beach service- umbrelas or sun beds, but there are showers, changinroom, shops, bar and first aid.
Very far away form center with shops and restaurants, the pirces in hotel's restaurant are very expensive.
Absolutely excellent facility. I want to live here forever. The private pool was wonderful and the bathrooms were top notch. I will return again & again. I love the fact that we are not in a hotel but rather what feels like our own home.
I had a very nice time at this hotel, food was terrific and the room was clean and had a great view. My only issue, though a problematic issue, was that they charged a higher price at checkout than what was advertised on Expedia. I will not return for this reason.
Room was big enough for us to stay with one little child. Beautiful beach is right outside the hotel. Great location to visit around northern Okinawa area. Hotel staffs are excellent. Hotel/room is quite old and floor carpet needs to be re-done. Breakfast was okay...
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