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Address: Honolulu, Oahu, HI

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If you have come to Honolulu for high end shopping, you are in the right place. 10 years ago was my last visit here and oh how it has changed. There used to be little shops that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you have come to Honolulu for high end shopping, you are in the right place. 10 years ago was my last visit here and oh how it has changed. There used to be little shops that you could go into and each had something different. Now we have Harry Winston, Coach, Chanel, etc. To make matters even worse, they... More 

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Longueuil, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The beaches are way too crowded, the food is bad, too much people. On Oahu there is way more beautiful places and prettiest beaches, like the North Shore. It's okay I guess if you want to go out in bars or for the nightlife but I found out it was exactly like Miami, but way uglier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

There didn't seem to be much happening in downtown Honolulu on the Sunday in February we visited. The grounds of the Iolani Palace were virtually deserted - the Palace itself is closed to visitors on Sunday. Coming from Toronto, I was struck by how clean Honolulu's downtown is. It seems to be dominated by commercial buildings, however, as there seemed... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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40 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

There's something to be said for being able to spend a morning shopping in world class stores and then within 2 minutes be swimming on a stunning beach. Honolulu is one of those places that every traveller can find some entertainment. There are restaurants, bars, outlet stores, cafes...and even quiet spots to relax - It's a great city! Despite the... More 

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Heath, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for our 25th anniversary, this hotel is an AMAZING place and one that I would highly recommend. It was breathtaking, the rooms were built to accomodate cross breezes off the ocean so you could sleep with the windows open very comfortably. It is a very old hotel with so much History, but it is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We took only couple of hours aside from our honolulu trip to visit downtown as we stayed near Waikiki beach and wanted to spend more time there. IMO, downtown was very dull and nothing exciting about it. Though, we visited Iolani Palace on King street, Fall of Clyde for pictures, Aloha Market place for lunch and drove by few streets.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

ok to drive through ans view for first time visitors. Walking=er...The city has a major homeless problem and the sites and smells can be quite disturbing.

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Pickering, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Honolulu has changed over the years and not for the better. Homeless use tropical parrots to make money and they abuse them - I am a parrot Mom so this did not sit well with me - the other parts of Oahu are much more worth seeing and trying staying in other places than Waikiki - Can't believe they took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I love the little shops down here and the Chinatown district. I love going to the Macy's downtown less crowds.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a unique part of town that showes the older character of the city. It seems more centered on markets and small shops used in day to day life

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