Great Waikiki option with some very nice amenities
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was more than happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was more than helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
My partner and I stayed at the Banyan, #2806 for a week from Dec 28, 2012. After a slight hiccup with check-in- I'd been apprised about calling the agency's office on arrival at HNL but didn't until we got to the property itself- the experience was stress free. 2806 has lots of perks, and I know having seen other units in the Banyan that the owner of 2806 has done a MUCH better job outfitting their unit than do a lot of vacation rentals (including those managed by Aston itself). Pluses:
-A combo lock, not a key- AMAZING convenience I wish every hotel (heck, every door!) had. A total blessing.
-Free, fast Wi-Fi in the unit! Outstanding!
-COMFORTABLE furniture, not "Hawaii" wicker garbage you see too often all over the state. The couch is one I'd love in my home.
-A well-equipped kitchen.
-A comfortable King-sized bed- a great thing to find as we're two kings ourselves!
-FREE phone calls to HI, mainland and (great for us) home to Canada.
-EPIC water pressure in the shower!
A few things to possibly work on:
-It would be great to have a proper duvet instead of that horrible hotel-style acrylic bedspread that's impossible to remake unless you're a hotel maid, and it's uncomfortable.
-You have a nice Sony HDTV and nothing but the most basic cable programming. No HD, no Blue-Ray player, and the TV's not smart so no Netflix. You have a great unit that's wasted. I'd much rather have better TV options than the free phone which saw almost no usage.
-Shower gel with dispenser in the shower instead of those horrid little hotel soaps, please. Cost effective for you and much better for guests.
-PLEASE get a FAN for the bedroom so that doors can be shut for privacy. The AC unit is in the living room , and unless you're going to install another unit in the bedroom, a simple room fan would do wonders.
All in all the stay was fantastic and I'd stay here again- I do hope that you consider my suggestions.
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