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Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   444 Kanekapolei Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not luxurious. Place to rest your head at a better price compared to other hotels. Good location. Free drinks in the lobby on Tuesday afternoons. I wouldn't have the free breakfast though. Gross! ABC store at the corner. Starbucks 5-10 minute walk west on Kuhio Ave. Only about a 10 minute walk to Waikiki Beach. Close to all amenities. Extremely... More

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "William K", Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience here on tripadvisor.com. We appreciate your feedback. We hope you will come and visit us again soon. Mahalo and Aloha, Tim Clark General Manager More

POMPANO BEACH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect location and great value for the price. Close to surfing and shopping. The room was a bit small but clean and tidy. Loved the fact that you can walk right out of the hotel and down the street to anything you might want to see and do!

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "BBGB", Mahalo for staying with us here at the Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you return to visit us again soon. Mahalo and Aloha, Tim Clark General Manager More

Melbourne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have travelled to Hawaii for 3 years straight. This is by far the worst place I have ever stayed in. Dirty rooms. Terrible staff. Rude, did not listen to requests, everything seemed to be too difficult. Only wifi worked in the lobby. The accomodation says it has a gym fitness facility. Excuse me, 1 treadmill a bike and a... More

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "Mazza0411", Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here on tripadvisor. It is our goal, here at the Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, to provide our guests with a good value, and a comfortable, relaxing, and fun experience. I am very sorry we failed to accomplish this goal for you. I do appreciate your feedback. We will... More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say we were disappointed with our first and only night here, the room was high up but near the lift so we were woken early with this noise behind us. The air conditioning was noisy and not that effective, the room was tiny and we had an " upgrade" which i think was the balcony. The bathroom was... More

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "pjob4700" Thank you for sharing your experience here on tripadvisor. I am sorry you were so dissapointed with our free continental breakfast. I have shared your feedback with the owner of the restaurant. Thank you Tim Clark General Manager More

Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was great! Great location and an affordable price. It was basic and clean. The bed was super comfortable – so that makes me happy. The room itself was small – but enough room for two people. There was a TV and a fridge and all expected toiletries. The windows where those “slat-type” windows that you find all over... More

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "tamdude", Mahalo for staying with us here at the Aloha Surf. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. You mentioned Rainbow Drive Inn. Rainbows (as locals refer to it) is an Iconic standard for local style food. "Plate Lunch". You must try the "Loco Moco". Rice, Hamburger Patty, with an egg on top, covered with gravy. WOW. More

Newcastle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 6 days in mid July. Rooms a bit small but then again I was a solo but they were clean. First two days I had a room overlooking the street and yes it was a bit noisy even on the 11th floor but it was the sounds of people at work and I did not mind.... More

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "AnneH", I am glad you enjoyed your time with us here at the Aqua Aloha Surf. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here on tripadvisor.com. Please come back and visit us again soon. Mahalo and Aloha, Tim Clark General Manager More

Koror Island, Palau
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this room though using Priceline. Traveling alone as a single woman in her 30's, I am very prudent to book a hotel room before I arrive in a new city. I also make sure that the hotel is in a safe area for a single woman. On August 1, I arrived in Honolulu via plane at 10:30 pm... More

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "TravelingDebs", I apologize for having to relocate you to our sister property, the Pagoda. We were running very high occupancy this past week and we rand into some room issues. This resulted in us not having enough rooms for some of our arriving guests. I assure you, this is not a common thing for us. I am very sorry... More

Yorkshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed here for 7 nights in july. The lobby is open and a pleasant place to sit and relax. The room we was allocated had a 'fusty' smell to it, I went to reception and spoke to Lance who immediately offered us another room which was much better, we also had part view of the canal which was nice,... More

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "MariaYorkshire", Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here on tripadvisor.com. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you return soon. Mahalo and Aloha, Tim Clark General Manager More

Chicago
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually stay here around Christmas time; but I needed a break; what better place than Hawaii? Not to much different than my other reports about this very nice hotel. 1) Location! 3 blocks from Waikiki beach, 1 -2 block from the food pantry/ coffee shop and other stores. 2) Clean room - I usually get the "moderate" room. Nothing... More

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "Megsss", Thank you very much for being a loyal return guest with us here at the Aloha Surf. I am glad you enjoy your time with us and keep coming back. We look forward to welcoming you back again for your next visit. Mahalo and Aloha, Tim Clark General Manager More

Christchurch
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this hotel trough Air New Zealand Holidays. Was a bit anxious when we first got into the room, as at face value looked a bit aged and the bed looked small for me and my 6ft2 partner. We were on the 11th floor so had a balcony view of the street. My anxiety soon died down, the room was... More

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "Jess_Parker", Thank you for picking the Aloha Surf for your first trip to Waikiki. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. I hope you return to visit us again soon. Mahalo and Aloha, Tim Clark General Manager More

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Address: 444 Kanekapolei Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki 2.5*
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#19 Spa Hotel in Honolulu #38 Business Hotel in Honolulu #49 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, one of Waikiki's most popular hotels, is a boutique hotel located 2 blocks to the beach and steps from world class dining and shopping. The large, open air lobby connects to a fitness area and Internet cafe as well as a relaxing pool area with cabanas and barbeque grill lit by tiki torches every evening. Continental breakfast is served complimentary daily for bookings made directly through Aqua. With our $15 hospitality fee for all stays beginning August 1, 2014, Aqua Aloha Surf allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, Local & Toll-Free Calls, Water in Lobby, and a Weekly Manager's Reception. In addition, Aloha Aqua Surf guest rooms offer AquaBLISS pillow top beds, LCD TV's, mini-refrigerator, a microwave, coffeemaker and safe. Select accommodations offer views of the magical Koolau Mountain range and Ala Wai Golf Course. ... more   less 
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