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HILO, HI
1 review
14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2005

Aloha, I stayed at Waiakea Villas in Building 1 from June 04 to Feb 05 while by home was being built in Hilo. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Waiakea Villas & the local phone company allowed me to have a phone /DSL line installed prior to my arrival. There were no problems with the installation or...

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Honolulu Hawaii
1 review
40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2004

I have lived at Waiakea Villa's on a 6 month lease. This was the most horrible 6 months of my life. Their was no cold water in the morning so you would have to take scalding hot showers. I also made numerous request to get it fixed and managment did nothing. Sometimes they thought it was funny. The ponds are...

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New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 10 August 2004

I don't understand why everyone is so scathing. I live in the villas and I am very pleased with it. So far, I have only had to call management to fix my hot water regulator and my oven and both times someone was there in fifteen minutes to fix it. Try finding that at any other apartments in Hilo. I...

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lynnwood, washington
1 review
17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2004

Ive lived here for 5 months and i hate it! i talked to a social worker and she said shes delt with a lot of rapes that have happened here. also, the cockroaches are EVERYWHERE, i know in hawaii the cockroaches are everywhere, but this is 10 times worse. the carpet in the hallways are moldy. not to mention 2...

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2 reviews
31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2003

Rental choices are few in Hilo,but this aint one to put on your list. This place opened in the early 70's . The buildings show alot of wear & tear from rain damage.On hard rainy days & nights this place has numerous flood & leak problems. I had my very own private waterfall leaking from my 3rd story balcony ceiling...

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kona,hawaii
1 review
35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2003

I was a former female UH-Hilo student staying here 1 year ago.I never known this place to be a hotel. My stay there lasted only 3 months ( on a 6 month lease) because I felt unsafe. The walkways & parking lots are dark to walk thru at night.Weekends are very loud from customers going to night club. Employees start...

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LA,CALIFORNIA
1 review
30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2003

I was a former UH-HILO student living at Waiakea Villas. My experience was like other reviewers. The apt buildings are connected by a rat & mosquito infested pond. Seen many times at night rats swimming in the pond from myt balcony. Ducks & goose on property dont help either leaving droppings all over. On weekends I have gotten up finding...

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Hawaii
1 review
23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2003

The rooms are small & dirty. Parking lots & property is filled with trash from customers who visits night club on premises.Have known tenants & guests there who have got cars stolen into even with security on duty.Overall, the place lacks management & upkeep of property.

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Toluca Lake, CA
1 review
34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2003

I would definitely NOT recommend Waiakea Villas! The rooms double as homes to families of very bold cockroaches and the front desk service is terrible. The "hotel" is a combination business park/apartment building/hotel, and all three are mixed in together. Our room was right across the hall from a young man's apartment and he had late night parties that were...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Waiakea Villas

Address: 400 Hualani St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4378
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $108 - $424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Waiakea Villas Hotel Hilo
Waiakea Hotel Hilo
Waiakea Villas Hilo, Hawaii
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“The grounds are beautiful and very well maintained: flowers, ponds, wildlife (fish, chickens, ducks). But management needs to clean out the undesireables that live here to make it a clean and safe place to stay.”
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