My wife and I rented the Orchid room, but Vivianne upgraded us for free to the Plumeria room (aka "Honeymoon Suite"), for a recent long weekend on the Big Island. We were very thankful for her kindness, in this regard, as our private lanai provided us with a breathtaking view of the beautiful flora of the property, along with most of Kealakekua Bay and Honaunau, and the sweeping, lush mountainside southwest of Captain Cook. We also appreciated the general intimacy of our accommodations and would recommend this establishment to anyone in search of a clean, quiet, secluded, well-maintained, romantic, nicely appointed, comfortable and unfettered stay, in a gorgeous surrounding, with very gracious and accommodating hosts. Our complaint is that, when we book a B&B, in addition to a "B"ed, we expect a relatively formal, prepared and well-presented "B"reakfast, of hopefully local flavors and fresh foods, both hot and cold, with some choices of main dish, in a group setting with other guests. It is to be both gustatory and social in content. This is an important part (50%, I would hazard) of the B&B experience; a part which we have come to expect, anticipate, and relish. We have experienced a well-stocked kitchenette at hotels and motels in the past, which rivals the refrigerated cold cereals, yogurt, muffins, and fruit supplied by the Belle Vue. We have also experienced very good complementary breakfast bars at many hotels and even some motels. It is unfortunate that we came away with a less-than-satisfied breakfast experience and is the only reason that our rating for Belle Vue was not "Excellent". Having said as much, this shortcoming would not prevent us from returning or recommending Belle Vue to others. One other comment is that we could have done without the posted threat of a punitive charge for not cleaning up our accommodations. In our opinion, this is a tacky and unnecessary piece of information, which has no place hanging in an establishment of this class. If you experience uncouth, uncaring, thoughtless clients, whom leave dirty dishes in the sink and don't empty their trash cans or whatever, then charge them after the fact and explain the reasons why or, better yet, place the warning verbiage in the initial confirmation documentation. Don't presuppose that your clientele has the potential to be low-class. It is an insult, at best.
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- Also Known As:
- Belle Vue Kona Bed And Breakfast
- Belle Vue Kona Hotel Captain Cook
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