Spacious but Just OK
I booked this condo for myself, my husband, our infant son, and my parents for a week long stay in November. Pros: -Spacious; 24 hour security in the building. -Walking distance to Ala Moana Blvd, Waikiki Beach, lagoon. -Cort is timely with his reponses and will usually get back to you within 24 hours. Cons: -Unit faces Ala Moana Blvd so there is a lot of street noise. -Both lanais are small and narrow so you can't sit outside. Also the lanais overlook the building rooftop parking lot and there isn't much of a view. -A few basic appliances were provided (toaster, coffeemaker, rice cooker) but there is no dish drying rack. We had to use a lot of paper towels to create a drying station. -Only one half used roll of paper towel and one box of Kleenex were provided. This meant we had to make a special trip to Walmart to purchase additional supplies. Lucikly there was *just* enough toilet paper provided; however, if 4 adults are staying for a week there should be plenty of toilet paper provided. -The utensils that were provided were dirty (there were noticeable brown food bits crusted onto them) -We had to throw a lot of leftover food away as there was no Saran wrap or aluminum foil provided. -Cooking basics are not provided. Be prepared to purchase items such as cooking oil and salt and pepper. -Prior to arrival I emailed Cort specifically asking if beach towels are provided. He replied by saying there are 4 large beach towels in the unit. When we arrived we found only 2. -Prior to booking I asked Cort if the sofabed folds down into a queen sized bed as my parents are elderly and I wanted to book a unit that had a secondary bed that would be large enough so they could sleep comfortably for a week. Cort replied by saying the sofabed is a queen sized bed but we saw that it is actually only a double/full sized bed. This was super annoying as I would not have booked the unit had I known this.-When I unfolded a supposedly clean bath towel I had to remove a long blonde hair from it -The drain plug for the bath was broken so we were unable to draw baths for our son. Because the bath has sliding glass doors instead of shower curtains it was awkward to shower him as 2 people had to squeeze through -Be prepared to bring LOTS of quarters as each load of laundry and each drying cycle requires 8 quarters and annoyingly there is no change machine in the laundry room. -No laundry hamper provided -The bathroom access is through the bedroom so there is very little privacy.
Large One Bedroom Waikiki Condo, Decorated In Beautiful Hawaiian Style