King size bed in bedroom. Fully equipped kitchen. TVs in bedroom and living room
Per and Melody Westerdal
- english, swedish
About Per and Melody Westerdal
Retired living in Seattle Area (Bellevue)
Per and Melody Westerdal purchased this Condo in 1978
Why Per and Melody Westerdal chose Waikiki
We choose this condo because we enjoy Hawaii and Waikiki in particular.
What makes this Condo unique
We visit our condo at least twice a year to make sure it is in excellent condition.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
MORE FOR LESS
This private residence managed by its owners has become so popular [because of its very affordable price, location (Waikiki) , size, layout (bedroom and living rooms with separate TVs), all quality amenities, simple and direct communication between client and managers] and the rental cliental list for this property has increased so substantially that early requests are a requirement. If recommendations were in order, make washing the dust from the lanai easy (don't want to track it inside, especially after it rained) might be one of them. We enjoyed this property.
BIG AND BUG DISAPPOINTING
The location was great. Very basic furnishings inside. Could not watch TV in the afternoon., The cheap blinds couldn't keep out the sun. Carpets were dirty, and thus I stained my new white socks. We both kept getting bug bites every night from the bedding. This was our first and very LAST time we vacation with VRBO. Owners appear to be very nice. But the vacation rental left us bug bitten, and very disappointed.
Talked to tenant after you and they said the carpets are clean. No problems.
Apparently you went somewhere that you got bug bites, no problem or bites from tenant just prior to your stay and no bug bites for tenants staying just after you. So obviously you got bitten elsewhere. First time we have ever heard of this problem too.
If you had any problems you should have contacted us immediately rather than trashing us in a review. We are conscientious owners that correct any problems as soon as we hear from a tenant.
Overall comfortable and clean, and great central location.
The building was very secure, which we really liked! The unit was very clean and comfortable and close to shopping, restaurants, and the beach. It is located on one of the main streets in Waikiki, so was somewhat noisy if the windows were open. We didn’t expect to have beach towels provided, but they were available in the hall closet. There were plenty of appliances, dishes, silverware, glassware, and towels. We did have difficulty with one set of mini-blinds by the window air conditioner in the living room and could not lower it using the cord (we were specifically instructed not to pull on the blind itself, so didn’t try that). It was also really nice having a large laundromat available on the 7th floor. Also, there were extra linens for the sleeper sofa, but we couldn’t find any pillowcases, and the pillows looked like they needed to be laundered or replaced.
We were a little disappointed that the pool was closed for renovation, but there are so many other things to do that we didn’t really miss it that much. All in all, a very enjoyable time!
Fantastic location and view
We love the owners! Have stayed here for several years and will continue to come back. A true one bedroom and fully stocked kitchen.
Well equipped unit, nice pool area and laundry facilities.
Very clean and well equipped unit. Secure building, great location.
Should Be Better...
Good things about unit include being in a great location, comfortable bed and pillows, partial view of ocean, and fairly decent looking carpeting throughout.
The following things should be fixed in the unit before renting it out.
* There is blue tape keeping the window glass slats in place/closed (making whistling noise with wind).
* Very little water coming through the shower head that it was difficult to rinse out shampoo from hair.
* Blinds need replacing (lots of dust on them as well.) Some were crooked and wouldn't go up or down. One in bedroom wouldn't close so couldn't block out light.
* Window a/c units were very noisy as was the ceiling fan in living area.
* There were 6 chairs, 3 bar stools, a dining table, 3 end tables, and a couch in the small living area. Very crowded. Didn't need most of the chairs.
* One of the lamps in living area didn't work.
* Bathroom in major need of upgrade.
Strange comments as there is no tape anywhere and we were just there in May. No problem with the shower head, but city required low flow to reduce water waste. Last year we purchased new quiet window mounted a/c units.
Will let maid service know about any dust issues.
Bathroom has been freshly painted with new cabinetry, shower curtain and towel bars.
Sorry you were unhappy in the unit. We have a high percent of renters who request booking our unit again.
Sounds like you would be happier staying in a hotel as this unit is better furnished and well maintained compared to others we have seen in the building.
Hope you had a good stay.
The Royal Kuhio is a 38 eight story building with seven floors of covered parking and 24 hour security, located two blocks from Waikiki Beach. Great location for easy access to shops, restaurants and the beach. Enjoy the recreational deck with swimming pool, sun deck, sports court, putting green, shuffle board, sauna, exercise room, barbecue area, game room with pool and Ping-Pong tables.