Patio view recommended!
Posted Mar 16, 2017
We were initially assigned to an "Ocean View" room on the 6th floor of the smaller building. However, this building was perpendicular to the beach and our room faced north, so we couldn't see the magnificent sunsets and our major view was of the neighboring Whaler's Village, a shopping center. A large percentage of the time, a lot of noise from trucks and air conditioning disturbed us and forced us to keep the sliding door to the balcony closed. Although the room was comfortable and clean, the furniture where the refrigerator was had cracks (termite?).
Fortunately, the front desk personnel was very accommodating (thanks, in particular, to Lolohea). We were switched to a room with an Ocean and Patio view in the main building. It was fantastic (marvelous sunsets, enjoyable patioscape).
The hotel with its recreation room, pools, slide and the lovely patio with flamingos, black swan, macaws, cacatua, koi fishes, etc is very beautiful. Cocktails are expensive. Buffet at the bistro costs about $30: good but fattening. If you're looking at preserving your cash and waist line, eat lighter at the Collonade Café/Starbucks. If you like snorkeling, bring your own equipment; it'll be a lot cheaper than renting it.