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Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   444 Kanekapolei Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Ranked #47 of 83 hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived to a weeks holiday at this hotel due to a contra deal with our holiday club. Unfortunately we were very disappointed with our pokey little room, small with no extras at the back of the building and overlooking the carpark. The room didn't even have a chair. As this was our first trip to Hawaii I wasn't looking... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Average hotel the bed was super comfy so that was added bonus, we were on the 15th floor but it was very road noisy and the apartment opposite the hotel a little dog lived on the balcony and barked a lot , great location , being a kiwi the included breakfast was not to our liking so ate out instead... More

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

Aloha "Harri-Well", Mahalo for staying with us here at the Aqua Aloha Surf. I am glad you found our property met your needs. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Mahalo and Aloha Tim Clark General Manager More

Chelmsford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was in a good location, within walking distance to the beach, shops, and dining. Although this hotel is not the fanciest on the block it is kept neat and tidy, always someone cleaning something. Continental breakfast was available, which I found convenient, and there was always coffee/tea/newspaper in the lobby area. Douglas, in reception, was cordial and quite helpful... More

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

Aloha "racjen", Mahalo for staying with us here at the Aqua Aloha Surf. I appreciate you mentioning Douglas and the rest of our staff. They work very hard to take care of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Aloha Surf soon. Mahalo and Aloha, Tim Clark General Manager More

Elburn, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice stay at this hotel. We were looking to stay in Hawaii on a strict budget. The room was small BUT we weren't looking for anything luxurious, just a CLEAN, SAFE place to stay pretty close to the beach. The room had a refrigerator and microwave which was useful. The best part of staying here was not... More

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

Aloha "KarenS", Mahalo for staying with us here at the Aqua Aloha Surf. I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Mahalo for mentioning our team members, Nolan, Kalei, and Helene. They are great people and they help to make the Aloha Surf a great place to stay and a great place to work. We hope you will come back and visit... More

Greenvale, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, clean rooms and only a five minute walk to the beach. A great buffet and Hawaiin show is on the next corner. Continental breakfast included is fine considering the price of this hotel compared to others in Waikiki. You can get pancakes, cerial, toast, eggs and ham along with tea and coffee. You get beach towels and can... More

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

Aloha "Donald M", I am glad you found our staff friendly. They really are a great team, and I am proud to be a part of their team. Thank you for staying with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Mahalo and Aloha Tim Clark General Manager More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First stayed there 3 nights Oct 13 then joined a cruise back to Sydney. Delightful place, close to all amenities, beach & transport. Staff are always eager to help & never aloof. I love the Continental breakfast which was inclusive. I normally eat porridge every morning at home so that was great. I just bought bananas, nuts & other fruits... More

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

Aloha "George W", I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience here on tripadvisor. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. Please come back and visit us again soon. Mahalo and Best Wishes, Tim Clark General Manager More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I were in Honolulu for a big birthday bash and needed a place to stay that wasn't going to cost an Alii's fortune. This is the place! Clean, well run, friendly! What more do you want? Go!

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

Aloha "Alan D", Mahalo Nui Loa for giving us a try here at the Aloha Surf. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Mahalo and Aloha, Tim Clark general Manager More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was clean and comfortable however breakfast was disgraceful! Very little choice, and poor quality! Breakfast staff were arrogant and unfriendly. And if that wasn't enough you had to share your brekky with the birds, with bird poo left on tables! You were expected to clear your own breakfast dishes away which meant the tables weren't wiped between customers. The... More

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

Aloha "Kathrine M", Mahalo for staying with us here at the Aloha Surf. I appreciate you sharing your experience here on tripadvisor, I will share your comments about the continental breakfast with the owner of the restaurant. Mahalo and Aloha, Tim Clark General Manager More

Berlin, Maryland, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here while working last week. Five minute walk to beach, four blocks from a Starbucks that opens at 4:30 am! Staff was efficient and cheerful, breakfast includes tasty pancakes, and continental fare. My room had a balcony with partial mountain view, mini fridge and microwave. Many places to eat on Kuhio two blocks away. Concierge booked my luau. WiFi... More

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

Aloha "AlexisC", Mahalo for staying with us here at the Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon. This time for vacation instead of work. Mahalo and Aloha, Tim Clark General Manager More

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

Very disappointed in this hotel. 2 blocks from any restaurants and 3 blocks from the beach and shops. Their “All you can Eat” Buffet (as advertised) was non-existent. The Spa was closed for the 10 days we were there and their so called “Hawaiian Continental Breakfast” consisted of “cold” hot cakes, porridge or Cheerio’s, sliced up apple and oranges, cold... More

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

Aloha "DianneRankin", Mahalo for staying with us here at the Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki. Please know that it is our goal to provide our guests with a good value in an environment that is relaxing, refreshing, and fun. I am sorry we were not able to acheive this goal for you. Just a couple of notes. There is a restaurant... More

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Also Known As:
Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki Hotel
Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki Hotel Honolulu
Aqua Aloha Surf Honolulu
Aloha Surf Hotel
Aqua Aloha Surf Hotel
Aqua Aloha Surf
Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki Hawaii/Honolulu
Address: 444 Kanekapolei Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#39 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. This hotel, where surf style meets urban sophistication, offers the following FREE amenities: in-room Internet and WiFi Internet access in lobby & poolside, daily local newspaper, local & toll-free calls, AquaBLISS pillow top beds, LCD TV’s, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and safe. 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. Select accommodations offer views of the magical Koolau Mountain range and Ala Wai Golf Course. ... more   less 
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#39 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. This hotel, where surf style meets urban sophistication, offers the following FREE amenities: in-room Internet and WiFi Internet access in lobby & poolside, daily local newspaper, local & toll-free calls, AquaBLISS pillow top beds, LCD TV’s, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and safe. 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. Select accommodations offer views of the magical Koolau Mountain range and Ala Wai Golf Course. ... more   less 
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