Great location in the heart of Waikiki this very comfortable 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 covered parking, unit with most beautiful unobstructed golf course & mountain high floor view. New bathroom , full size of the kitchen , new bathroom and lots a new updates in the unit. Great amenities include pool, hot tub, tennis court, sauna, putting green, BBQ. Just minutes to walk from beautiful Waikiki Beach, restaurants and entertainment.
1 Bedroom Close To Beach W/ Parking
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 13, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Poor experience with Low Quality Property (Photoshopped pics!) and Owner
-Very poorly managed. After multiple messages and phone calls where the owner promised to send the entrance information shortly, he only did so hours before our arrival time.
-Quality of the "apartment" was also very poor. The beds/mattresses would practically flip over if you are not dead center on the bed. I even spent the last night on the sofa-bed to avoid this (for which the Owner accused and charged us of having 3 occupants instead of 2).
-The photos for reference have been significantly touched up. The furniture is very old, dated, creaky, and scratched up. This does not show up in any of the pictures. There was also a significant smell in the apartment as if someone had left wet towels on the floor and never cleaned them up. The cabinets in the open-kitchen are practically turning yellow and not white like the photos. The bathroom was the worst - filthy with dirty tiles and piles of dirt/dust in all the corners. Showering made me feel dirtier after I was out of the shower.
- Overall, the pictures do a very poor job of accurately representing the property.
- Finally, the owner was difficult to work with. After multiple requests for entry code before arrival, he sent it in the hours prior to arrival.
- The owner deducted a portion of the hefty deposit for cleaning in addition to the existing cleaning fee and service fee. The owner claimed this was for "excessive cleaning" which meant dishes that were not cleaned left in the kitchen. In addition, the owner accused us of having more occupants than indicated on the reservation at 3 instead of 2. Again, a ridiculous accusation by an untrustworthy and unreliable owner.
I strongly wouldn't recommend staying here.
Nice Condo With Amazing Views
This is our 12th time to Hawaii and 4th to Honolulu. We were very satisfied with this condo during our stay on Oahu. The condo was very clean when we arrived.
There were no insects (experienced in other condos we have stayed). The photos are accurate, with some areas beautifully renovated (bathroom counter, shower area and tub, kitchen counter and lower cabinets);other areas remain with original fixtures (which was fine with us as they were kept us well and clean). We consider sleep during vacation extremely important, thus we are always concerned about the bedding.
I noticed that there have been some comments regarding the beds. We found all of them fine:futon in the living room was comfortable and clean, the two beds in the bedroom, although not brand new pillowtop mattresses, were comfortable and provided me with wonderful sleep every night. The sheets smelled fresh and fully cleaned. There were sufficient towels, hand clothes and blankets. We did use the washer/dryer ($2 in quarters/for each=$4 total per wash/dry), which were fine, we never noticed anyone else using them.
The flooring was nice-hard tiles and clean.
The location was near the center of Waikiki, near diamond Head. The building is lovely and spacious. The Banyon is composed of 2 buildings-this particular unit has spectacular views of the mountains (i prefer rather than ocean), there is no taller building nearby. One of the most important aspects was no AC was needed (we prefer fresh air). The unit welcomes morning/early afternoon sun, by late afternoon and evening the sun is on the opposite side and you feel the nice trade winds cooling down the apartment. Overnight is cool, and a couple of nights even chilly!
Some notes: Waikiki has become so busy that with the windows open, even overnight one can hear the bustling downtown area of people, cars, AC building units humming, ambulance sirens even on the 29th floor but as the night goes on some of these lessen. Though there is a cleaning fee, occupants are asked to tidy up the condo prior to leaving (which we usually do anyways as we are very clean people), but there was not a full roll of paper towels provided.
I highly recommend this condo and we had a great and peaceful vacation! And remember to visit Kailua Beach, a very short drive from downtown.
The condo was nice and clean. You get a mountain view. The beds are in need of replacing. We've stayed at other condos at this site and they were much more updated. It would be nice to have a luggage stand. They had 3 sand chairs which was nice. The one odd thing is that they didn't supply a roll of paper towel yet they ask you to clean up and dust before you leave even though we pay for cleaning. The lock instructions were not clear especially when you leave. You need to punch in code and turn lock to secure the door or else the door isn't locked.
Clean, well-supplied apartment on the cool and quiet side of the building
Super clean, with plenty of fluffy bath and beach towels, beach toys, chairs, boogie boards, kitchen supplies. Perfect for our family of 4. No afternoon sun, so nice and cool inside. The mountain view is beautiful! Keypad lock means to key to carry around and lose. Love the free parking and location. Highly recommended.
Nice, staff was friendly, fish pond was beautiful
Nice places close to everything nice staff