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Hilo, Hawaii
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This place was a nice hotel. Then it converted to condos and there was a total lack of oversight and security and apartments were rented to any of the lowest riffraff. Most (but not all) of these folks are no longer around. Security is good now and they are steadily making improvements to the property. Some, but not all, of...

1Thank HiloBaybie
Reviewed 5 April 2012

I own a condo here and have since they converted from rental appartments. They have made few improvements. Some are dysfunctional such as the plastic no lock gates. They have a very nice pool but lousy and little furniture. People use the pool from the outside just because they can (not supose to). The noise level at night has improved...

7Thank surferboyVA
Hilo, Hawaii
Reviewed 21 March 2012

We purchased one of these condos 3 years ago for our daughter to attend the U of Hawaii. They were in the process of cleaning them and updating. Since then entire complex has been cleaned up, new appliances, new carpet, paint and full time security. I spent a month there this winter and it was very nice. It is close...

7Thank hulagirl60583
Hilo, Hawaii
Reviewed 24 January 2012

The apartment complex is very pretty. But the people who live here create a very hostile and unsafe environment. The racism is very obvious too. My first day at the apartment, a woman next door left a very hateful note in the laundry room which was apparently meant for me. People here are home all day so they get into...

21Thank Pole K
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Reviewed 6 January 2012

I agree with all the other reviews, this is the worst dump in hawaii. Probably the worst conditions I have ever lived in at a horrible price! Everything is rotting and degrading and the people around here are the dregs of society. It's like living in downtown detroit. Avoid this place like it's the plague. Security guards and "locals" are...

14Thank NikoK1985
Reviewed 7 October 2011

This used to be a beautiful hotel. The location is nice, but not when a tsunami is on the way. It is a high crime location with a lot of shady characters hanging around the bar. It is also low income (section 8) housing. Would recommend you look up the address in FamilyWatchDog.com do see who is living here. There...

18Thank jctsytf
Reviewed 8 June 2011

The condo was clean and well kept. There is security in the evenings and weekends. The grounds were pleasant and filled with numerous ponds throughout the property. The location was perfect for us, close to shopping and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay!

4Thank coconutcabana
Hilo, Hawaii
Reviewed 31 March 2008

My studio unit is clean & pleasant, I enjoy the ducks & geese, haven't seen any rats here & only a few small roaches. Hey, it's the tropics! Management & maintenance do a decent job of keeping the grounds tidy & amenities running smoothly. There is some noise at times, so I use earplugs or headphones, no biggie! Waiakea Villas...

3Thank elmgreen11
Reviewed 24 August 2006

This place has both long term and overnight kind of place. Mostly it seems longer term on studio-or one bedroom apartments piled up on top and around eachother and all round a central court yard where a small pool fills with laughter in the afternoons when school lets out .... Think Hitchcock's "Rear Window" meets "Hawaii 5 0"....There is wildlife...

13Thank uhanepono
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hilo HI
1 review
6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2005

Most people had it good when moving to big island.I did not.Initially a co-worker had let me stay at his place for a few days.Did not have enough time to find any apartment.Stayed at a insect ridden rat infested room in a house for severaly months,then decided enough was enough. Moved to Waiakea Villa.Not only is it more saner,but with...

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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: $100 - $392 (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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