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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here over New Year 2015 - the hotel wasn't super amazing, but nothing awful to report either. They did have ear plugs in the room on check in which was concerning, but given the central location I was actually surprised how quiet it was. Room was clean, towels changed daily. Let's be honest, this hotel is mainly here for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Right in the heart of Waikiki you can walk anywhere downtown. The shops around here seem poor quality for shopping ( I'm talking lobby area). The room itself seemed like a dingy room above an Asian restaurant. But if you want a fair price with great location 👌

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have read a lot of misleading reviews about this hotel. Please do not be fouled by them. The staff was very VERY friendly except for one lady at the front counter. Asian lady (dont have her name) just needs better training. All staff was very helpful and friendly from check in to check out. My son and I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Premier Room. Very clean, service excellent. Late check in and late check out available. Extra towels provided, friendly staff. Stayed for one night and were trully impressed. Very close to all amneties

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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AquaWaikikiWave, General Manager at Aqua Waikiki Wave, responded to this review

Aloha. All reviews whether positive or otherwise are always appreciated as it helps us to better focus on areas of our hotel a guest may feel needs to be further addressed. It is always disappointing to learn when a valued guest leaves feeling their expectations were not met. We’d like to extend our apologies for any difficulties and inconveniences that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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AquaWaikikiWave, General Manager at Aqua Waikiki Wave, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your review and recommendation of the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. We appreciate your compliments on our clean accommodations and our great staff. They love to go above and beyond for our guests; it’s nice to know they took care of your all your fun activities for you. We’re glad you are coming back in December; we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

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  • International market(27)
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  • Great location(19)
  • Top floor(5)
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  • Ear plugs(4)
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