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Which unit to request at Mauna Loa Village?

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I'm giving my 2009 week at Mauna Loa Village in Kona to my niece and her fiance as a wedding gift. They'll be staying there next July 4th week. Although I own there, I've only toured the place - haven't had the chance to stay there as yet.

When I spoke to the front desk there before making the reservation, I explained what I was doing with the week, and asked whether they had any sort of special unit for newlyweds, or with a more romantic view. They said the units have a pool view, a garden view, or a golf course view. I've read some of the units at the back of the resort actually have a small ocean view.

For those who know, are there specific units to ask for, or that may be better than another? It's a 1br unit. Is an upper floor better than a lower? Help me make the best gift possible for my favorite niece.

Thanks,
Dave
 
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All the units have a good view, since there is no ocean view then it doesn't make a lot of difference. We were exchangers and had a pool and golf course view which was really nice.
 

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Upper Unit

There are no elevators so you have a small safari carrying evrything in. The uppers have better views nand higher ceilings.We have stayed there 4 times on exchanges and never saw the ocean from the resort and if you could it might not be as good a view as the golf course/pool views.
 

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... They said the units have a pool view, a garden view, or a golf course view. I've read some of the units at the back of the resort actually have a small ocean view.
For those who know, are there specific units to ask for, or that may be better than another? It's a 1br unit. Is an upper floor better than a lower? ...
Aloha Dave,
We stayed in unit 18-120 (1Bedroom) of the Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village a few years ago. We only had a pool view. The pools are smallish. I count 8 of them on the map. Its a great location south of the congestion of Kona but close enough to be there when you want.

I happen to have found the resort map with our room number. I don't know which units are Shell (Holua) vs Wynham. Anyway, if stairs are not a problem, always ask for the upper floor - no one is walking on your ceiling. Buildings 17 & 20 are closest to the ocean. I remember noticing that a few of the units there did have distant ocean views over one of the fairways. In building 20, these units might have a distant ocean view: 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, & 132 (129 & 130 might be best but not sure).
In building 17 (which might be only 2 bedroom units) 109, 110 & 111 might have a distant ocean view.
In building 16 units 105 & 106 might have ocean views looking between buildings 20 & 17 and might be 1 bedrooms.
If none of the above work, then I'd recommend a fairway view in building 12 (77 or 78 appear to be centered, 79 & 80 are angled a bit toward building 13 and the ocean).
Finally, I'd recommend building 5 (units 30 & 31 are centered on fairway).
We don't own there and did not spend time surveying the resort (we did submit a review, though), so all of the above is just reading a little map - I might be completely wrong.
Best wishes to the newly weds.
Jack
 
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Thanks, everyone. I'll talk to the resort. And Jack, if we ever get the chance to meet in person, I'd be happy to buy you a beverage of your choice. You're always a great source of helpful information!

Dave
 
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