The owners are liars!!!!!!!!
Reviewed 22 October, 2020
I booked this hotel before Covid hit, cancelled well within their policy to get your money back. I've called,emailed and texted the owners. I got a response on the text that said - your check is in the mail. A month later, no check. I text again, and they again say check is in mail. To this day , I haven't received a check. I canceled in March.
Honolulu B&B Alternative
Reviewed 5 March, 2020
Honolulu is dominated by the Waikiki high-rise hotels. If that doesn't appeal to you, the Manoa Valley Inn offers a pleasant and affordable alternative. It's an historic property that's an island of green in an otherwise unremarkable area two blocks from the University of Hawaii. Breakfast was excellent, and was served on a lovely terrace that's nearly overgrown with orchards and other plants. There's a garden area and pool in the back as well, though they're not well cared for. As B&B's go, Manova Valley has some shortcomings. Parking is very tight, so don't arrive in a Hummer and hog a space and a half. The room we had was nice enough and big enough for two, and it had a good bed. But the furnishings were well-worn and the shower/bath was substandard. The on-site management owns friendly dogs and they (the dogs) show up from time to time, which I personally didn't care for. The Inn is walking distance to the University but not much else, so finding good restaurants nearby where you can also park is a real challenge (and a common problem throughout Honolulu). I'm glad we chose this over the Waikiki skyscrapers, but Manoa Valley could use some attention to make it a first-rate B&B experience.
Reviewed 23 November, 2019
I gave this bnb a full 5 because it achieves what it sets out to do. A sanctuary away from the brutal( not my words, a locals) high rises of Waikiki. The Inn is not a brand new glossy hotel of which you are in 1 room of hundreds but it does have a comfy bed,a/c and a wonderful substantial breakfast. it is a family home that is welcoming and a delight to return home to at the end of the day. I had a room at the top, my bathroom had a slanted roof so if you are tall maybe mention this to get an appropriate space for you. Given the time of year I visited I didn't even need the a/c as I was able to open the windows in my room for the breeze off the mountains. The staff are very friendly, polite and accommodating. Hopefully I will return one day!
Not as shown on website
Reviewed 10 October, 2019
The staff did not speak English very well. There were dogs in the public spaces.
There was a definite smell of dog urine in the porch area. The area did not look like pictures. We left but were given a refund. My only reason for giving it a poor not terrible rating
Lovely accommodations, beautiful grounds, friendly staff, and delicious breakfast!
Reviewed 15 September, 2019
So glad I found this gem! The rooms are spacious and lovely (a few too many knick knacks, but no big deal). The property is beautifully maintained which makes it feel like you’re walking into a botanical garden, right in the middle of the city. The staff was friendly and helpful - they even packed me coffee and food to go on the morning I had to leave before 7:00. The food itself is delicious and plentiful: eggs and pancakes made to order, meat, potatoes, cooked vegetables, rice, bread, fresh fruit and juice, and coffee. A perfect alternative to the crowded, touristy beach scene.