Located midway between Waikiki and Downtown and on the main bus lines. Near stores and restaurants, about 10 blocks from beach. About 2 miles from the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
This listing is for your own small, lockable, and furnished bedroom in a shared apartment. The apartment has a kitchen and bathroom that are shared with up to four other people. The rooms and apartments are clean, quiet (for the big city) and safe.
If the calendar shows your dates as unavailable, please inquire anyway, we may be able to make an offer for one of our other rooms. Also note that we generally require a ONE WEEK MINIMUM stay, but feel free to inquire if you are looking for a shorter stay.
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It is a quite and clean place, I stayed for a week and feel very nice. Mr. Richard and other people are very friendly and willing to help and answering questions. It was my first experience travelling and living in a foreign country, and Mr. Richard gave me a wonderful memory.
Im not the one to give bad comment, especially when I got a great comment from the manager. But I have to tell my story.
To be fair, the comment I had was misleading, the manager said I was sociable even if I've never met him at the time and it would be a pleasure for me to come back. I was still living in the residence!?Fairly impersonal.
Anwy, that's fine. I got a room that is not the 1 advertised, which is fine too.
On the first night I went to prepare some food in the kitchen, and I saw a dozen of cockroaches everywhere!
When I ran into a cleaner I asked her to plz clean the kitchen, she said she'll bring some bugspray but I never saw her coming back.
I spent a good 2h cleaning the kitchen and this time hundreds of them were running around. They were hidden underneath the moldy dry rack, behind some wall plates above the (website hidden) not the one to be scared of a few bugs but we're talking 100s of them.
The cleaners r supposed to do the kitchen and bathroom weekly but its obvious it hasnt been done for weeks. Other tenants of other units who live in the place permanently also said to have an infestation and the cleaners dont usually come weekly to clean the common area as they are too busy.
Its 40 min walk to the beach, not really in Waikiki.
I booked to arrive on a Sunday and I was told by email I had to give $10 extra because theyre closed during that time,and also another $10 when I leave because its a Sunday too.Beware that if to arrive at 6pm any nights u also have to give $10 extra.I think this should be added in the room description rather than after making the booking.
The shuttle is not $14.50. I went to the people in red aloha shirts as said,they quoted me $27 cause the postcode is not Waikiki.
To top of it all,the place is NOT safe.I had my rented scooter stolen (website hidden) was parked at the back next to the office right up against another motorcycle. When I saw it was gone,I went in distress in the office,Richard(1st time I meet him) put his hands up in the air and said:Its a big city, things happen!
A bit of empathy would've been great at this time.
They have cameras in the place and said they will watch the footage, a week later, I asked about it and they said they saw nothing. I then asked if I could watch it, the receptionist said she'll right a note and ask the right person,but I am still waiting to here from them.They have my email.I don't know y I had this experience when you read so many good comments before me but in all fairness I did not have the best time and I would recommend you to search for something else.
Sophie, I am sorry because you had one of the worst experiences we've managed to provide to any of our guests. Yes, the stealing of your rented scooter was horrible, and I'm sorry if I didn't seem sympathetic. We'll try to add signage or something about securing bikes and scooters in our information sheet; but as far as I know, we didn't know you were renting it. Most people seem to have asked us about parking a scooter--we have a form we ask people to fill out (parking is free, however). At that time, we advise them about locking their scooter (or bike) to the pipe we provided, or to the bike rack. But we'll improve our check-in process to alert people to the situation. We did check the video and found nothing of any use to the police; and we so informed the police with the case number they left for us. (The video equipment went offline and did not automatically reboot, during part of the time period we were scanning.)
We've been through some staff changes (we're in the process of training new office help; and we had a housekeeper/repair person out on sick leave intermittently. So I agree we were about at our worst with both service and cleanliness.
In the email we send out upon confirmation, we inform that there is an additional charge for check-ins outside our normal business hours (because we have different on-call people that need to be able to be here when people arrive. (Check-out is really self-service, and there's no additional $10.00 fee for it.) We haven't figured out a way to charge it when needed, other than to charge it when needed. Seems unfair to raise the rent uniformly and charge everyone.
Being short-staffed in the office, apparently a printed invitation to the barbecue was not issued. Usually we place an invitation in each apartment the day before the barbecue.
We are also going to de-list Supershuttle from our recommended list; they have occasionally charged extra (after their management agreed not to, because we are exactly on the way to Waikiki). It's best to set on the rate with them before boarding...but in any case, Reliable Shuttle (which takes some pre-planning and a phone call once you arrive at the airport) is truly more reliable.
Our location is disclosed on a (website hidden) map, and indeed we are a 45-min walk from Waikiki Beach. However, we're about 20 minutes away (10 blocks or so) from Ala Moana Beach Park, which is the one we refer to in our literature.
Again, I'm sorry for the poor quality stay you experienced and, though I don't feel responsible for the theft (it's normal to lock a scooter when in a city environment), I am willing to refund part of your rental fee to compensate you for the things that should have been under our control but weren't. If you want to initiate a refund request through AirBnB, I will authorize whatever partial refund you feel is fair.
I stayed at The Plumeria for a week recently. I had a private room in a shared apartment it was basic but comfortable and clean. The other people were really kind and I am still in contact with them now (All depends who you are placed with I was lucky)
Location is really good if you want to be away from Waikiki but it is still accessible by bus ride. Safeway and 7-11 across the street and a 10 min walk to the Ala Moana Centre and a couple more minutes to the beach.
Richard and his staff are all really nice and helpful. If there is anything you need they are more than happy to help you out.
This place is exactly what it says... No frills just a small private clean room in a shared apt.
Cross your fingers for good sharees
I must say that I had a great stay with Richard at his (website hidden) just felt like home as there was a full kitchen there too.Pity it was only for 7 nights but Richard I shall be back.Richard was very helpful too so see you again sometime in 2014 I hope.
Great stay and great service for the great deal! Plus people were really friendly!
What is more, the place has nice access to food 1 min to 7 and 11 where you can enjoy nice Japanese food, and 3 min to supermarket!
I want to come back again.
Great location with on site parking available, 7-11 and other grocery are right across street. No air-con, but no big deal since fan will do its job. Richard is very easy to talk with, I customized my stay periods with no problem. Very satisfied.
Richard's accoamodition is very good located. It's a high amenity-district.
The beach is easy to reach and so is down town. Richard is very helpful and Maria meals are from heaven. There it was like to be in a wonderful dream. Thank you very much and Happy New Year.-
the place was ok,to me i like walking/running it was central near shops and it had every thing in it that i need it,it was good for what i paid for,if i have to go back to honolulu thats wear i will stay. :)
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