The Noisiest Property Ever Experienced
Posted Feb 2, 2017
I'd give this property 5 stars as a great value family vacation destination, if it weren't for the noise. If you can get a room on a high floor, or perhaps a renovated room, it might be worth the risk. If you can't get that guaranteed I'd recommend to pay a little more and stay somewhere else.
The noise starts just before 4.am with delivery trucks to the Parc hotel, the ABC shop, and other properties along the back alley. Then there's the garbage trucks picking up all the dumpsters, which is followed by even more delivery trucks. By about 6.am (if you've managed to get back to sleep) the busses start picking up tour passengers, and the limo drivers pull in waiting for jobs (I got to hear every conversation the limo drivers had, and some of them were quite colourful). The Sheraton car-park begins to fill up around this time as the cars race around to find the best spots. The bus arrivals and departures will be pretty much continuous by now, arriving and reversing out again until around just before 9am, which is when the Waikiki Trolley kicks off with one every 10 minutes. Trust me you wouldn't believe the noise! Yes all the windows were closed, and the drapes drawn, but it made no difference as the windows are so old and worn out they may as well be wide open. On the first two nights I was lucky to get four to five hours sleep. The only reprieve was that the Monday after we arrived was a public holiday, so there were no deliveries that day.