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My opinion on Hokulani

Discussion in 'Hilton Grand Vacations Club / HGVC' started by Maverick1963, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Maverick1963

    Maverick1963 TUG Member

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    Now I stay at Hokulani. This is my solo vacation and this is my first stay at this resort.

    I am staying on the 10th and I see the building wall in front and the ocean from the bed.
    Not too nice but not really bad. On the Waikiki standard, this clearly belongs to the OV
    category.

    Compared with the ones in HHV, it seams that Hokulani captures the image of urban vacation.
    Kitchen is full but compact. The bath tab has a very modern character. The stand alone shower
    gives you a stylish taste. The unit is designed very tightly. Not loose, relaxing or easy going
    like the Lagoon tower. The location is very convenient.

    If I was staying in a room with a better ocean view, I might have a more positive impression.
    The noise level is not so much different from that in HHV while it sounds more like city with
    Kalakaua Ave right there. But the noise is not an issue. The real problem for me is
    the atmosphere I feel right in the middle of Waikiki. So much is going on and there
    is the energy I feel.

    I and my wife like HHV because it is close to Waikiki and Ala Moana. If I want to, I can walk
    to Waikiki, Ala Moana and even Kakaako. HHV is a huge resort in a closed area and has the
    almost all of convenience you need for your stay. Yet HHV itself is operating in the vacation
    mode, separated from the busy, real world.

    I never say that Hokulani is really bad and you should not come. It depends upon your preference
    and the purpose of your trip. If you feel fine with my impressions above, Hokulani will be
    great for you. If you prefer HHV, you may not want to stay here. If you love Ko Olina,
    you sincerely recommend that you should delete the resort from your option list.
     
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  3. Maverick1963

    Maverick1963 TUG Member

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    I booked a plus room. And I was thinking of booking premier next year. I wanted to experience Hokulani anyway. The advantage above all is the location and convenience. You have more shops and restaurants than when you are in HHV. Easy to get out. When you are tired and back, you can reach your room within a minute.
     
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  4. frank808

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    You can also do a split stay at Hokulani and then at HHV.

    I have been booking grand islander every stay this past year. You are close enough to walk to all the eateries and night life of waikiki but still at HHV. Loved staying at Hokulani until Grand Islander opened up last year. We now prefer GI as our favorite HGVC Waikiki tower.

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  5. Maverick1963

    Maverick1963 TUG Member

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    After a week stay, I am somewhat getting used to the environment.

    I should not know all the Hokulani plus rooms, but if making choice between Hokulani plus room
    and Kalia garden view room. I would take the latter. But if you like shopping and having more
    choices for eating near you, Hokulani will be good for you. Not quite the same but just like
    staying at Times Square in NYC.
     
  6. ThierryJapan

    ThierryJapan TUG Member

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    I love Hokulani, it is perfect for the people who enjoy night life, at the step of all the bars, including rum fire at Sheraton

    It is more a single/couple than family resort.
     
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    Marriott: Maui Ocean Club Lahaina Villas (3BRx5), Ko Olina, Shadow Ridge II, Willow Ridge, DC Points HGVC: HHV Lagoon, Flamingo, Sea World, I-Drive, Starwood Bella (x4), SDO, Aulani, Worldmark
    Frank are you staying with points or with Open Season dollars? Thanks!

    Best,

    Greg
     
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    Points as the open season rates cost more than what the mf for corresponding points cost.

    Up until grand islander opened last year, I was paying to save the leftover hgvc points we did not use. Even deposited 10000 points with rci because they were going to expire after being saved for one year. Now with our stay during the summer break, I did not have to pay to save points for the first time in about 4 years. Also we are on track to use all our 2019 points.

    We were thinking of selling a few hgvc contracts last year because we couldn't use all the points. Now with travels to miami and using the rest at grand islander we actually might need to borrow from 2020.

    See you in a few weeks at mko. Would love to meet and talk about timeshares.

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