Great Hawaii Vacations 03/22/19
We had a great time. Of course the weather didn't co operate quite as usual but it was an adventure. The only negative was arriving at the resort in the power failure and almost not getting into our unit because the security guard did not escort us (it was 1:30 a.m.) and we couldn't find the entrance (down a dark hallway). We went back and he still didn't come over but gave us a lit candle (no extra matches ) to get us to the unit. Luckily we were able to keep it going in the strong winds.
The unit was fabulous! Clean well stocked . We really enjoyed that there was boogie boards, chairs, mats etc.
Thanks very much
Judy Paterson Calgary, AB, Canada
Everything worked out perfectly with our vacation and Daniel was great to work with. I'll definitely be contacting you for my family's next trip to Hawaii, and recommending you to all my friends!
Anita Seattle, WA
My friends and I stayed at Queen Kapiolani Hotel from the 7th to the 10th in December 2007. We have stayed at that hotel during the same season in 2005 and 2006. This year was the 3rd time for us. We used different travel agents every year. We have never had good rooms.
Fortunataly, I found ''GREAT HAWAII VACATIONS'' on the internet this year. Your staff is kind and take care of us very well from booking to sending the email confirmation. We got room #1001 and room #1002 which are very big rooms (my room 1002 is bigger than 1001), they have spectacular views and they are side by side rooms (never happened before). Our stay was wonderful and enjoyable thanks to your competent staff and your company. Thank you very much. I am going to travel to Hawaii next year and use ''GREAT HAWAII VACATIONS'' for our hotel booking again.
Thank you very much again. I sincerely hope you have a great holiday. Sincerely,
Koichi Kasahara Calgary, AB, Canada
Yes, we had a great time as we always do. Our only disappointment was the weather which prevented us from swimming in the ocean which we greatly enjoy all but one day.
Bob Manhattan Beach, CA
Thank you for all your help...the accomadations were great...everything was smooth and I will definetly go through you guys next time i go to Hawaii.
Thank you :)
Frisco Cherry Point, NC
The service we received from your company (primarily via Kavan) was just fine...helpful, friendly, on point and as 'promised'. The Makena Surf property was quite nice; the condo was fine, but perhaps a little dated. The free rental car worked out efficiently with no problem; a very nice addition to your service.
Mike Edwards Dunwoody, GA
Thank you for your interest. The Maui Kamaole condo site is beautiful. We all appreciated the wonderfully kept gardens and the upper pool where we mostly stayed and had a family/friend dinner one evening. We were all there for my son’s wedding.
My daughter, friend and I stayed in a 2 bedroom garden view suite the last week and unfortunately had a view of a wall of the next set of condos. (We were able to go to my cousin’s place for the sunset and view the sky - she also had a garden view 2 bedroom).
While visiting others and from ours, we all note that the carpets really need cleaning. Ours especially was dirty on the outside ramp and inside the condo.
The gentleman that is hired to work on the weekends by Maui Condominiums is very pleasant and agreeable but I wonder if you ever hear negative things about the lady through the week? This is not your hiring, but I believe that you might want to say something to the managing company, if you can.
Since I was busy about the wedding, I would love to return for another holiday! Thank you for arranging things.
Mrs.Marsha Belanger Blaine, WA
Our stay at the grand wailea resort was terrific. Very beautiful. Perfect for kids, perfect location on beach. just lovely. food prices a bit high, but I guess that is to be expected. wonderful vacation. (except for american airlines and national car rental, but you were not affiliated with those reservations).
Rene Koweta, OK
As always, your company was so helpful with our last Hawaii Vacation. You have spoiled us now with your fast quotes, your deals and your outstanding customer service that we don't even bother going to anyone else for our travel plans to Hawaii. I found out long ago that you get us the best prices, so I don't waist my time to compare. Mahalo
Rhonda Dellabalma Arcata, CA
We booked the Sands of Kahana on Maui through Sullivan Properties, and went to your company for a side trip to Kuaui. The trip through you was fantastic! The greeting at the Poipu Kai was unexpected, with their complimentary Mai Tais at check in. The staff treated us wonderfully. We have previously stayed at the Pono Kai on our trip to Kauai, but preferred this trip by far. Wade was quite helpful in our last minute request and we will definitely be using you next time for all our Hawaii travel. You guys rock!
Art and Jolynn Boruck Shoreline, WA
All of our dealings with Great Hawaii Vacations were very pleasant. We enjoyed our stay tremendously. The room at the Royal Lahaina was wonderful and obviously recently upgraded. The only downfall of the trip was the construction noise from tile work being done just outside our balcony one morning. We requested they not work so early and the remainder of the mornings were quiet. We have already recommended your service to a friend who is planning an upcoming trip and will definitely book through your company on our next trip.
Shawn Gallegos Sagus, CA
We had a wonderful experience at the Poipu Kai Resorts in Kauai over the Thanksgiving holiday week. My entire family including two babies shared a four-bedroom almost new condo that was beautiful and had all the emenities of home. We enjoyed the BBQ’s on site and the pools. Your staff was very pleasant and helpful in every way. Thank you for arranging such a nice relaxing Hawaiian Holiday for us.
Linda Vella and Family Pacifica, CA
We were more than pleased with everything. I booked this trip for my elderly parents and everything was perfect. The room was fabulous - I think it was an upgrade - and they were thrilled with the welcoming gift. I will definitely book with you when we return.
Christine Eagleton Canada
We had an outstanding time at Napili Shores. Everything was to our satisfaction. The ONLY thing that would have made it pristine would have been a downstairs unit for my wife, daughter and mother-in-law, only so they could open the back screen door on to the lawn. But it was a small detail. The front desk people and the gal from Expedia who helped plan several of our activities were top-notch; we would go back again in a heartbeat.
Thanks for your follow-up. Have a great Christmas.
Robin Las Vegas, NV
We had a great time on our vacation. Making the reservations were easy through your company and the people were courteous. The accommodations were good. The only thing that I might mention about the room was that the cooking pans in the kitchen are quite old and scratched and should be replaced. Other than that we were pleased with everything else. Thanks!
Gerald Choi Honolulu, HI
We had a great time on our trip to Maui. The Pleasant Hawaii ladies were waiting to greet us with a fresh lei at the bottom of the stairway when we went down to get our luggage; the Dollar car rental went smoothly and we were happy with our vehicle. Both our United flights arrived a few minutes ahead of schedule.
Kathy Cupertino, CA
I usually don't bother with this type of thing but I am compelled to do so in this instance. We had a wonderful time! Dealing with your company can be summed up with "professionalism, error free personal attention". Engenders a feeling of confidence. I always felt should there arise a glitch I could get in touch with you and it would be handled for us. Nice touch with the welcoming gifts.
I haven't planned our next venture but when the time comes I will definitely use you!
Pamela Death Santa Ynez, CA
Your company gave us excellent help in planning our vacation. Makolea 24 in Kona was a very nice condo in an excellent location across the street from Kahaluu. I snorkelled every day without having to face traffic and saw a huge variety of fish and a large eel and turtle. Someday I would like to spend more time there. Thanks for your help.
Pam Readdy Kirkland, WA
We had a great time. We have stayed at the Whaler about 15 times over the years, and we like it. At first we were concerned because this is the lowest unit (4th floor) that we have stayed at. The 2 bedroom units are either ocean front or rear. The view of the ocean was not as good as in the past, but the unit was the nicest we have stayed at, so all in all we had a better time and better experience. We are already thinking of returning again in two years. Thanks for a nice accommodation.
jb Rocklin, CA
We had a great time in Hawaii. Patti Taylor of Great Hawaii Vacations was wonderful in helping me set up this trip. I would use your company again.
Sheri Mark Bloomfield Hills, NI
We had a great time in Maui. The resort we stayed at, Resort Quest Kaanapali Shores, was great for the kids. The kids enjoyed the swimming pools and the beach at the resort. The resort was conveniently located across the street from a mini strip mall. We were very pleased with booking process thru Great Hawii Vacations, especially our agent Kavan. We look forward to booking with you again in the future.
Joy Avasthi Burnaby, BC, Canada
Our vacation was great and the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel was every bit as good as we had hoped for. Thanks for helping us to stay there at a very reasonable rate. Your staff was knowledgeable, patient and courteous. Our special thanks go to Kavan (1-800-688-2254, ext 119).
Barry Emerald Hills, CA
We loved the Lahaina Shores Beach Resort!! What a view. It was well appointed for the price, great location (you could walk everywhere and breath-taking views), and the staff epitomized the Aloha spirit. Thank you Great Hawaii Vacations, you got us the best price, better than any other internet site and better than booking direct. Mahalo!
Rebecca & Peter Shaffer La Jolla, CA
We had a great time in Hawaii. The accomodations were terrific. We enjoyed the Sheraton Waikiki and can see that they are slowly renovating some of the decor. It is definitely a little faster pace in the heart of Waikiki. We really loved Turtle Bay. The staff was awesome, and the room & resort were top notch. Thanks for your help in securing these hotels.
Chris Carlson Redlands, CA
We had a great time. As always Napili Shores is awesome! They have remodeled the rooms and they look great. The beds are very comfortable. That used to be my only complaint but they have corrected that. The only thing they didn’t do was to request that we were on the second floor. They did correct it the second day and moved us upstairs. They moved all of stuff including the food in the refrigerator while we were gone. They are really great. The restaurants there are awesome too. Fish and Poi and the Gazeboo, yumm. They could do better on the bar thing. Not very good location or atmosphere.
Christy Pavkov Riverside, CA
We were really happy with the service we received. The greeting was good and the chocolates and cookies were a nice touch in our room. We will definitely book with you again when we return in 20 months time.
Caroline Bayview, NS, AU
We had a wonderful vacation, thanks to Great Hawaii Vacations. The condo was beautiful, hopefully we can get the same one next year. Patti Taylor was very helpful. We are very pleased with your services and will be contacting you again to book our next Hawaii vacation. Thank You! Sincerely
Helen Maynard San Francisco, CA
Aloha back to you,
We had a very good experience, although we were a bit skeptical of the type of room we reserved would be the type of room we had hoped for, and the good news is we got the type of room and room location we wanted. We know this property well as we've been before when it was an Embassy Suites, and the room and room location was very good.
Thank-you and we will be going back again and we will reserve with you.
By the way, Patti with your company was very helpful, we will work with her again.
Brant Richards Anaheim Hills, CA
Thank you for helping us with our vacation planning on Hawaii. Our plane arrival was changed and we called you to make sure the car rental would still be open even though it was past closing time. We are happy to report that Dollar stayed open to accommodate the delay. We had three small children and it would have been very difficult to get to our accommodations had they not stayed open.
Thank you for your assistance.
Judie Lane Laguna Niguel, CA