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Castle Waimea Country Lodge

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I'd like to recommend this motel, and would, if they made some relatively inexpensive improvements. The first room they gave me was downstairs with a flat ceiling. As soon as I walked in the smell of mold was overpowering. I looked on the back side of the window coverings and they were covered in mold. I got out of there ASAP. I went to the desk and told them and they were able to give me another room upstairs. Much better with nice vaulted wood ceilings and a view of the mountains. The windows covering also had some evidence of mold on them as well as around the drywall surrounding the window. A musty or mold smell was not really noticeable but I saw it. First off, there should not be any mold period. I know its a rainy environment, but you have to control it! So I could recommend it if they, 1. Got rid of the mold. 2. New carpets, the ones they have are old and funky. 3. New window coverings 4. New bedspreads. On the plus side, the sheets and towels were clean, the furniture was ok, the tv was ok, the paint was fine. They were installing some new carpet in one the units downstairs. So I would stay in one of the upstairs rooms again, but I would have to be assured the room was fixed up. Hope they do it!

The bed spread had a funky smell and was stained. The sheets and towels had stains and looked worn. There was no microwave or coffee machine. The walls are paper thin so noisy neighbors are intrusive.

Plain rooms. Clean. Good price. All that I needed for my solo business trip for 1 nite. Not many other choices in the Kamuela area. Staff on phone was extremely nice. I'd stay there again for a business trip.

Great cowboy vibe tucked into Hawaii. Is it a dude ranch? Not quite, but the friendly staff was very helpful.

wireless didn't work the lady at the front desk had no password

Blessed with trip. Got to visit family as husband wanted, he has dementia. Had problem trying to get tv to work, because visiting not in room much didn't ask. Receptionist wonderful.

Friendly staff, big room... bathroom was needing a lot of upgrades.

Hotel is a bit old and showing its age. A couple was smoking outside, cooking food on a hibachi and drinking at the foot of the stairs as we rent to our room after checking in. Although the hotel was in a nice, family oriented neighborhood (there was a small farmers' market/craft fair a block from the hotel Saturday morning), the hotel had the appearance of a rundown Motel 6. Amenities were basic: small TV, coffee pot , one chair and two beds. I tried to lock the sliding window at night but was afraid the window frame would break if I pushed on it to secure the lock. Had I known the room didn't have a refrigerator, I likely wouldn't have stayed at the hotel. Room also didn't have AC but cool Waimea night made it comfortable to sleep. Biggest plus for the hotel was the beautiful mountain view.

This was an extremely dirty and uncomfortable room,the bed spreads were filthy,the carpet was dirty and had cigarette burns in it.The fabric on the two chairs was stained and dirty but it didn't really matter because they were excruciatingly uncomfortable. There was hair in the bath tub and on the floor of the bathroom. I would give this place no stars if it hadn't been for the cheerful staff and the coffee in the .morning. So,do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else.

The staff upon arrival and departure were very pleasant. The room was very hot upon arrival and no a/c. But it was a nice place to stay overnight and I would stay there again but maybe not in the summer. Recommend putting a/c units in.

We loved the location and the ease of parking. Not alot of trafic. Close to services. Central location for sights. Friendly staff.

This dank motel smelled of rotting rodents, had no air conditioning, and was right next to a school. No privacy and no quiet. I want my money back. What a rip off.

65-1210 Lindsey Rd Kamuela HI

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Waimea within a 5-minute walk of Waimea Park, Castle Waimea Country Lodge is within a 15-minute stroll of Parker Ranch Center. This 21-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free self parking, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. It's in the mountains and also within a 30-minute drive of Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site and Hapuna Beach State Park.


Rooms

All 21 rooms feature desks. TVs come with cable channels, and WiFi keeps guests connected. Free toiletries are also included.


Property features

Castle Waimea Country Lodge features WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and laundry facilities. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Front-desk staff can help secure valuables, and provide local restaurant recommendations.

Room options

Superior Room

Full 2 | King 2 | Sleeps 4

Studio, Kitchenette

King 2 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Castle Waimea Country Lodge

Everyone (2) Business (2) Couples (5) Friends (1) Other (2)
2

good location for quick stay.

Everyone

I'd like to recommend this motel, and would, if they made some relatively inexpensive improvements. The first room they gave me was downstairs with a flat ceiling. As soon as I walked in the smell of mold was overpowering. I looked on the back side of the window coverings and they were covered in mold. I got out of there ASAP. I went to the desk and told them and they were able to give me another room upstairs. Much better with nice vaulted wood ceilings and a view of the mountains. The windows covering also had some evidence of mold on them as well as around the drywall surrounding the window. A musty or mold smell was not really noticeable but I saw it. First off, there should not be any mold period. I know its a rainy environment, but you have to control it! So I could recommend it if they, 1. Got rid of the mold. 2. New carpets, the ones they have are old and funky. 3. New window coverings 4. New bedspreads. On the plus side, the sheets and towels were clean, the furniture was ok, the tv was ok, the paint was fine. They were installing some new carpet in one the units downstairs. So I would stay in one of the upstairs rooms again, but I would have to be assured the room was fixed up. Hope they do it!

By on Apr 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 15, 2017

Alohal, I apologize for responding so late. We are in the process of renovating our kitchenettes and will be somewhat fixing up the other units as well. Thank you for your comment as we are aware of the mold problem that is common in Waimea, but should not be common within the rooms. We will be sure to get this cleaned and resolved. Have a beautiful day!!

2

could be cleaner

Everyone

The bed spread had a funky smell and was stained. The sheets and towels had stains and looked worn. There was no microwave or coffee machine. The walls are paper thin so noisy neighbors are intrusive.

By on Nov 17, 2016

3

nothing fancy

BusinessTravelers

Plain rooms. Clean. Good price. All that I needed for my solo business trip for 1 nite. Not many other choices in the Kamuela area. Staff on phone was extremely nice. I'd stay there again for a business trip.

By on Dec 14, 2015

3

fun stay!

GetawayWithFriends

Great cowboy vibe tucked into Hawaii. Is it a dude ranch? Not quite, but the friendly staff was very helpful.

By on Oct 27, 2015

5

trip

Singles

wireless didn't work the lady at the front desk had no password

By on Oct 4, 2015

4

blessed trip

Couples

Blessed with trip. Got to visit family as husband wanted, he has dementia. Had problem trying to get tv to work, because visiting not in room much didn't ask. Receptionist wonderful.

By on May 22, 2015

1

umm, if you can't say something nice...

Couples

Friendly staff, big room... bathroom was needing a lot of upgrades.

By on Dec 5, 2014

2

so so hotel

Couples

Hotel is a bit old and showing its age. A couple was smoking outside, cooking food on a hibachi and drinking at the foot of the stairs as we rent to our room after checking in. Although the hotel was in a nice, family oriented neighborhood (there was a small farmers' market/craft fair a block from the hotel Saturday morning), the hotel had the appearance of a rundown Motel 6. Amenities were basic: small TV, coffee pot , one chair and two beds. I tried to lock the sliding window at night but was afraid the window frame would break if I pushed on it to secure the lock. Had I known the room didn't have a refrigerator, I likely wouldn't have stayed at the hotel. Room also didn't have AC but cool Waimea night made it comfortable to sleep. Biggest plus for the hotel was the beautiful mountain view.

By on Nov 15, 2014

1

not good.

Singles

This was an extremely dirty and uncomfortable room,the bed spreads were filthy,the carpet was dirty and had cigarette burns in it.The fabric on the two chairs was stained and dirty but it didn't really matter because they were excruciatingly uncomfortable. There was hair in the bath tub and on the floor of the bathroom. I would give this place no stars if it hadn't been for the cheerful staff and the coffee in the .morning. So,do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else.

By on May 11, 2014

3

honest

BusinessTravelers

The staff upon arrival and departure were very pleasant. The room was very hot upon arrival and no a/c. But it was a nice place to stay overnight and I would stay there again but maybe not in the summer. Recommend putting a/c units in.

By on Feb 24, 2014