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Royal Kuhio

2240 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gladstone, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Apartment 2012 - A friend & I spent a week here in February, 2015. Great location, walking distance to Waikiki, shopping and restaurants. Our apartment was exactly as shown in photos and had everything as described. It is an apartment, so we didn't expect room service and were aware when we booked that we would have to provide our own... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just had a week staying in one of the suites on top of the Royal Kuhio, in Waikiki. (Suite 3717). It was ideal for the four of us offering four double beds, two bathrooms, plenty of living space and two balconies with a good view of the Friday night fireworks. Although not right on the beach, the location... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort does "not" have a heated pool as they claim, they only give 2 keys per room (you need a key to get to the elevators and parking), "no" hot tub, Saunas are in both men and women's change room so no mingling with spouse or family, check for housekeeping because we didn't get any, coffee machine in rooms... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stayed here for two weeks (early 2014). This time, we used the same budget to stay somewhere else for 10 days. The experience is like night and day. We popped into the RK, and yes, there was the same dreadful insect repellent spray smell, the same drabness, and real people who were expressing their extreme dissapointment with this property.... More 

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New Zealand
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116 reviews 116 reviews
24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We normally stay at 4-5 star hotels and the last trip was at the Royal Hawaiian which was excellent. This trip we needed 2 bedrooms and a kitchen due to diet requirements of a member so I trawled through all the apartment rentals around Waikiki. Most were nondescript in that the photos seemed generic so one could not tell how... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed during the busy christmas season and found the place was in a great location. The apartments had a 70s Tv show feel, somewhat dated, and an elevator was undergong what looked like long time repair, so everyone spent a good deal of time waiting arond for those. Apartment is sizeable and not bad, has everything you need. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

From the time I frantically started looking for a place to stay, because my other accommodations fell through, I was saved by Mr. Rick Rose who replied to one of my numerous requests on tripadvisor. He was courteous, and very resourceful. The place he booked for us at the Royal Kuhio was excellent, priced perfect, and located so close to... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I'm a veteran traveler and there are certain expectations I have this place fallls short in most. pro's 1. location, right in the heart of Waikiki, close to the beach 2. apartment clean & well stocked, everything in good working order unit #1906 3. free wifi 4. free parking cons 1. only 2 of 3 elevators working, increased wait times,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We loved this location as well as the service. This is an apartment building so there is only security at night. The vacation Internationale staff and service was wonderful. They had a good supply of beach chairs, floats etc. that other guests had left behind that we were welcome to use during our stay. We had a cancellation of our... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My daughter and I have just spent two weeks staying in unit 2405 and found it more than adequate! What you think of the Royal Kuhio depends on your expectations - if you want to be waited on hand and foot, have a daily maid service and top of the line fixtures, then don't come here! Yes, the buidling is... More 

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