4,0 su novembre 30, 2013
This classic house converted to a B&B is located a block from the University of Hawaii on a quiet side street. Our room (Cook) was large and had a beautiful view of the lights of Waikiki. The B&B has a lush garden and a small grotto-like swimming pool in a forest of tropical plants. The location was relatively quiet for Honolulu and had free parking unlike large hotels in tourist areas. It made driving around Oahu (do rent a car despite the traffic) easier because you can avoid the congestion of Waikiki and go to the islands best beaches. The breakfast was good - great fresh fruit - and local island breakfast fare. The place is not for everyone if looking for luxury, air-conditioning and 24 hour service. If you want a more personal island experience and do not mind a home-like atmosphere it is a great place to stay.
4,6 su novembre 25, 2013
Everyone was very nice and helpful. My daughter and I had a great time. The view from our room was amazing. At night you could see the lights from Waikiki. It was really pretty.
4,6 su ottobre 22, 2013
Our rooms looked bigger in the pictures, and the bathrooms were a little weird. But the people who live and run this B&B are wonderful, the outdoor area is spectacular, and breakfast was great! Will definitely recommend to others, and if I'm lucky, be back myself!
5 su agosto 25, 2013
Excellent location, close to the UH Manoa. Comfortably and exquisitely furnished. Magnificent garden and retreat pool. Delicious breakfast. Hostesses very efficient, smiling and always ready for a chat...totally Aloha way!
5 su luglio 19, 2013
We keep coming back, and just had another wonderful stay at Manoa Valley Inn. Mark and Jenna really outdo themselves making everyone feel at home. Breakfast is even better than last year, local fruit, bacon or sausage, fresh coffee, and eggs or pancakes to order! The garden is being beautifully maintained, a true sanctuary. Quiet and relaxing.
4,2 su giugno 15, 2013
A great b/b right outside Honolulu! This property has gorgeous antiques, spacious rooms, and an unforgettable pool. Breakfast is delicious and the innkeepers are more than willing to help by giving their own personal recommendations for sights and restaurants, etc. A great and quiet neighborhood. If you like to visit historic b/b's, then this is the place for you!
4,4 su maggio 21, 2013
We stayed at the Manoa Valley Inn in April 2013. The property is located around a 40 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki but that was ideal for us as we were looking for something other than a tourist trap. Manoa Valley Inn is near the main university campus which is well served by local bus routes, taxis are good too (although none of our drivers knew the Inn by name which shows what a good secret it is!). Our room was spacious and clean with nice antique pieces of furniture and a Victorian style bathroom. Breakfast was served on the lanai each day and was delicious featuring fruit, cereal, breads and other goodies. You're also offered eggs, omelettes etc. The gardens are beautiful overlooking Waikiki in the distance and Diamond Head. It also includes a small secluded pool perfect for a dip after a hot day exploring the island. They're not keen on you using the air con but our room was dual aspect and with a fan going and the windows open we got a good breeze going. We would definitely stay here again.
3,4 su maggio 05, 2013
Nice and peaceful place to stay just near the center of Honolulu and the main H1 Hwy. You need to know that this is an old Victorian house so if you are looking for modern and new bathroom then choose a hotel in Waikiki, but if you prefer something more authentic far from the discos and the noise of the town by night this is the place to go. The people of this B&B are very nice and helpful. Breakfast is very good with natural fresh fruits. We liked it very much and if we go back to Honolulu we will certainly choose it again.
4,6 su maggio 03, 2013
We stayed 4 nights at the Manoa Valley Inn in the Baldwin Room on the second floor (Cooke & Moore have views of the Waikiki skyline) in late April and absolutely loved it. It is a quaint, quiet and secluded inn that is a great escape from the Honolulu/Waikiki crowds. For the price and location, you cannot find a better deal on Oahu. My husband was concerned that there was no a/c but even though we had a window unit, we did not need it. We slept with the windows open and had a great night's sleep each night. The breakfast included hot and cold breakfast foods and drinks. The owners/staff are all friendly and totally respected our privacy but yet made us feel so welcome. We moved to a hotel on Waikiki Beach our last 2 nights and immediately longed for the peace and serenity of Manoa Valley Inn.
4,2 su aprile 23, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Manoa Valley Inn. The house is a great old colonial style building, with many period details. The garden in the back is beautiful - with a nice view of Honolulu. The caretakers are very friendly and attentive. The breakfast spread is varied, healthy, and delicious! A great place to stay if you want to get away from the Waikiki madness. Thank you!
4,0 su aprile 15, 2013
Manoa Valley Inn is a great place to stay! My husband and I enjoyed our first visit to Hawaii at the B&B and will definitely return in the future. Close to Waikiki without all the hustle and bustle. Love the salt water pool as well. The yard is beautiful might I add. It was really a great first time experience!
5 su marzo 14, 2013
My wife and I as well as children (sometimes) have vacationed in Honolulu about thirty times over twenty years. We have sampled many hotels and another B&B. For a long time, we wanted to stay in Manoa Valley for its lush growth and lay back lifestyle as compared to Waikiki and other places. We were very happy to find MVI. We stayed in the Master suit. The historical mansion was well kept with excellent attention to detail. Within its confines it was easy to travel back in time and reminisce about the old Hawaii, its people, its joys and hardships. Especially, when reading a book by Jack London or Mark Twain. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. The plants and flowers are so lush and expressive they almost talk to you. We didn't get to use all the place had to offer- like the swimming pool or the outdoor bed by the pool draped from mosquitos by a net canopy. I took about thirty pictures of the place, its flowers and trees, the artwork inside and outside, the view toward the Honolulu skyscrapers. The breakfasts were superb. Lots of fruit, breads and brakfast fries. We frequently skipped lunch after having a good helping of brakfast. The staff was always curteous and helpful. A very nice neighborhood. An easy drive to major or minor shopping centers as well as Waikiki, Kuhio, San Souci and a la moana beaches. Paradise Park is near, up the moutain. Next time, we hope to stay for a couple of weeks. Honolulu has so much and MVI is a great place to unwind.!
Risposta del proprietario
Aloha, Thank you all for staying with us! Spring is busting out with an amazing growth of new plants, vegetables and flowers, adorning our home and yours away from home. Our garden is producing vegetables and organic eggs come in from our youngest son’s farm in Waimanalo on the other side of the island. Fifteen months as an innkeeper and we thank all our guests for staying with us, smiling at the occasional quirk but sharing the aloha spirit. We are blessed to have guests from around the world who blend together over breakfast on the patio or allow honeymooners their privacy! We look forward to a beautiful spring and summer. Wherever I turn, even after 35 years here, I still find joy, surprises and happiness in the beauty of Hawaii, its oceans, greenery and people. Mahalo and Thanks. Mark Glen Ps Turning 60 in a few weeks and maybe seeing life a little different for the beginning of the next 40 years or so....expecting to live fully and enjoy Hawaii.
5 su marzo 10, 2013
This 1919 victorian mansion is comfortable and beautifully decorated. The floral gardens surround the house. The breakfast is plentiful with hawaiian foods. T he staff
4,0 su marzo 02, 2013
Though the dogs were a bit quirky, the host was welcoming and made great restaurant recommendations. The views of Honolulu and Diamond Head from the back lanai were lovely. The breakfast food was plentiful and well prepared. We enjoyed being in the University area and within walking distance of excellent restaurants. The bedroom was large and the bed comfortable. We would certainly return.
4,4 su febbraio 28, 2013
Manoa Valley Inn is a wonderful historic home. From the inviting front porch to the back lanai where a delicious hot breakfast is served, (complete with fresh island fruits) to the quaint rooms which catch the soft Manoa breezes, everything about this inn is warm and welcoming. The bed was very comfy and the towels big, soft, and fluffy. Everything was clean and tidy. Would definitely stay here again.
4,8 su febbraio 27, 2013
We had a great visit to Honolulu and the B&B added greatly to our stay. The owners were very helpful and the meals were fantastic. The grounds are very well taken care of and the view of downtown is nice. I really like how they have taken care of the building and expect it will be a destination for a very long time.
5 su ottobre 02, 2012
The Manoa Valley Inn is a great place to stay on Oahu. The owners Jenna and Mark really go out of their way to make you feel at home. They have spent much money upgrading the place and it shows. It's comfortable, beautiful and inviting. Jenna and Mark are wonderful people and go out of their way to make one's stay a very memorable one. If you're looking for a special place to stay on Oahu, this is it!!!
5 su ottobre 02, 2012
Host Mark Glen and his wife are doing a fabulous job of restoring the grand Manoa Valley Inn, a legendary landmark of old Honolulu. Mark’s dining recommendations were spot on, from the Tsenuke to Buzz's to Bigger Burgers. The beautiful Guild Suite that we called home for four days epitomized Victorian grandeur and was perfectly comfortable and welcoming. Buffet breakfasts on the lanai, enfolded in tropical greenery while enjoying distant views of city skyscrapers, was a tranquil way to start each day. Having spent many, many vacations in Waikiki hotels, the Manoa Valley Inn is the only place we’ll stay during future visits.
5 su settembre 29, 2012
We relly enjoyed the clean and beautifully decorated room in this historical house in Manoa. From the 1st floor breakfast tables you can enjoy the beautiful garden and the view of Diamond Head. The host family is such a nice people that made us feel so comfortable throughout our stay. We feel lucky to be able to find this special place in beautiful Mania Manoa area. We wish we can come back here soon.
5 su agosto 11, 2012
This place is full of aloha. We have been coming to the Manoa Valley Inn for years, and we look forward to and cherish our time there. It's a real retreat from urban life, even though it's close to everything. The garden/pool is a sanctuary--you are surrounded by greenery and flowers and there's even a day bed to relax in. Breakfast is reliably great -- plenty of fresh organic fruit, bread, cheese, cereal, eggs, and there's nearly always a special hot dish like a curry or rice. The eggs are from a local kid in Waimanolo and are fantastic. I love the coffee. Our room was spacious, clean, and full of light, and appointed with a fun and eclectic decor. Great shower and bath, fluffy towels. The other thing we love about this place is it attracts interesting guests; we've had many interesting conversations on the lanai in the morning. We look forward to our next stay.
1,2 su maggio 18, 2012
We are from the outer islands and come to Oahu often on business. We booked two nights in March of 2012 in hopes of finding that home away from home. NOT! We were extremely disappointed. No one greated us. When we did finally find someone and were assigned a room, it was damp, moldy, dirty. Toiletries were 2/3's empty Costco size items and bar soap (Irish Spring) was previously used. Dogs were filthy and one wore diapers. Morning coffee sat on burner for hours and continental breakfast was cheap bread next to a dirty toaster, tuna salad (?), yogurt, etc, all which had sat out for at least two hours. We never were welcomed or acknowledged by inn keeper and forfeited or 2nd night to stay at the Prince in Waikiki. It is a shame, the location was great and the building is increadable. However, the business should be reported to health department and business shut down.
Risposta del proprietario
Aloha and Greetings from Manoa Valley Inn, our 100 year old Victorian home that has been operating as a licensed bed and breakfast since 1980. Our apologizes to our guests who had a stay they were unhappy with. As owners we live on the property and except for an hour or two a day someone is here, available and responsive to customer needs. We have a simple policy if you are not happy. We will assist you to find a hotel room and refund you. We admit that this has happened for a limited few guests but most everyone has been happy. Quite a few guests have really enjoyed the ambiance and extended their stays and even returned to the Inn. We are sorry when people leave without sharing their discomfort and letting us know what they need. We strive to please and accommodate our guests. Please let us know what you find problematic and we will assist you with great aloha spirit. Mahalo