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Aqua Waikiki Wave

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2299 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly Aqua Coral Reef (~2006/9/30))
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here on our first visit to Hawaii just over two years ago. Since then the night markets have been demolished and now a work zone, just make sure you stay on the side away from the works until they are finished. Really spacious rooms, real Hawaiian charm and lovely friendly staff. Well located only 1 block from the beach.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent location, Kuhio St is 1 street back from the beach. About a 5 min walk to beach, Cheesecake Factory, Dukes. This place was recommended to us by a frequent guest. We are 3 single adults and asked for their aloha suite which advertises 3 separate QS beds, a bit sceptical thinking you would never fit 3 decent size beds... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The title pretty much sums it up. This is the worst hotel I've ever stayed in. The pictures are lies!! They are trying to "renovate" but that's just a coat of paint and new fixtures. -No view. Unless you count the parking structure across the street. -Small tiny tub with extremely outdated shower head and bath fixtures. -Tiny towels that... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely clean room and the staff were great. The hotel is very central to everything with great views from the ocean to the City and the hills. They even organised all our activities including helicopter ride over the lava fields and trip in a submarine.I am going back again this December.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just stayed here for 5 days with kids 11 and 13. We booked the 3 bed suite and it was great for the family. It had 3 queen beds and still plenty of room. It's very hard to find any hotels in Honolulu for family at a resonable price. Check in is 3pm and they do try and... More 

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AquaWaikikiWave, General Manager at Aqua Waikiki Wave, responded to this review

Aloha. Mahalo for your review and recommendation of the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. We appreciate your positive comments on our spacious suites, our amenities and our little extras too. We understand your concern and just want to let you know that our hotel is equipped with an ADA elevator lift for the stairs for any guest who may need to... More 

Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great proximity to the beach, right next door to Duke's lane. Hotel is tired and could do with a refurbish, but is reasonably priced for Waikiki. Ala Moana shuttle does not seem to go at regular intervals and you need to be on the street as they don't wait. Lady concierge is useless and not helpful at all, however the... More 

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AquaWaikikiWave, General Manager at Aqua Waikiki Wave, responded to this review

Aloha. While we are very happy to learn that you found the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel to be in a great location, we are disappointed to learn that we may have fallen short of your expectations in other areas. Currently we are in the process of updating and refreshing our hotel as the area around us is being reconstructed. Our... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in early July 2015. We loved our stay. It's a great location with great food just next door and across the street. There's a Starbucks on the corner of the block and McDonald's less than a block away (but you've got LOTS of local options). It's also very central for shopping and a short walk to the... More 

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AquaWaikikiWave, General Manager at Aqua Waikiki Wave, responded to this review

Aloha. Nothing could please us more here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel than to learn a guest so thoroughly enjoyed their stay with us they would definitely return for another. Mahalo, we appreciate that you have taken the time with your very thorough review that will greatly benefit future potential guests. We look forward to your return stay again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to be reasonably close to the beach, and you don't want to spend too much $, then this is the place for you. Rooms are fairly clean too. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. Might be a 5-10min walk to the beach, which is not bad if you ask me. Will definitely stay here again.

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AquaWaikikiWave, General Manager at Aqua Waikiki Wave, responded to this review

Aloha. Mahalo for your review and recommendation of the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. We couldn’t be happier to know you will be returning. A hui hou. More 

Sydney
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

“Just the spot!!” We loved the location. It was close to all the shops as well as the beach. Awesome beach. They had an Ala Moana shuttle service that you pay for. This service fee also includes towels which you will need. We were upgraded to a Junior Suite which was awesome. Location, staff and comfort all very good!! The... More 

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AquaWaikikiWave, General Manager at Aqua Waikiki Wave, responded to this review

Aloha. Although it seems you enjoyed our staff, our location and the comfort of our accommodations, you were a little disappointed in the quietness of the area itself. Our location right next door to the International Marketplace and in the heart of Waikiki with its shops, entertainment and nightlife does add to the excitement as well as the noise. We... More 

Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my partner stayed here for 4 nights and we were quite unimpressed. From the moment we arrived, we were not pleased. After travelling for 24 hours from Perth, Australia, we were told we had to wait until 3pm for check in - we were not able to get in any earlier, despite being absolutely exhausted and just wanting... More 

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AquaWaikikiWave, General Manager at Aqua Waikiki Wave, responded to this review

Although we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our DVD Now unlimited movies and free beach towels, we never wish to hear that our hotel did not meet a guest’s expectations. At the present time there is temporary construction going on in an area next to us where the International Market Place is being reconstructed to include approximately 75... More 

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