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Aqua Waikiki Wave

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2299 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly Aqua Coral Reef (~2006/9/30))
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Ranked #39 of 82 hotels in Honolulu
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good location, big rooms but very small bathrooms. Construction site next door meant very noisy and dusty and pool was closed and I understand these works will continue for some time. Difficult to access with no ramp at front but rather stairs although there is access from basement .

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a one-day layover after being on the Pride of America cruise. AAA booked this hotel for us as a "perk" in order for us to spend a day at Pearl Harbor, so we stayed here purely by chance. It is an older hotel, but our room was very clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. The only... More

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big island hawaii
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here one night in Waikiki. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable and had a nice balcony with table and chairs. TV was good, shower had good pressure. Pool on 6th floor was nice with a huge pool deck and hottub. Convenient Waikiki location. I'd stay again.

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a vacation in Waikiki and plush living while staying there then this is not the place for you. If you want to experience the Hang Loose Hawaii feel then this is good for you. Location is beside very reasonably priced shops and restaurants. All the trams that bring you to different places in Waikiki pass in front... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family group of 6 adults and 6 children stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in July 2014. I had read some bad reviews of this hotel and was rather apprehensive as to what we were going to experience. We found the hotel ,clean, the rooms very spacious, the staff friendly and very helpful.The construction of a new complex... More

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

Aloha. Mahalo for your kind review of the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. We are happy to hear you and your family found our hotel to be clean and spacious with a very friendly and helpful staff during your stay. We understand that at times the construction of the new International Marketplace may cause a slight disturbance, but we are so... More

Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights with family. Was on the 14th floor and there was only a little street noise at night. The room was very clean. Bathroom was clean but very small with low ceilings. Request top floors oceanside and there a great views.

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

Aloha. We are happy to hear you found the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel family affordable for your recent visit. In these tough economic times it remains a very important quality to us. Mahalo for your review, we hope you’ll be back to stay with us again soon. More

Donald, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed at the wave recently for five nights and were very impressed. Very clean and spacious rooms. We arrived on early flight from Australia and checked in and were able to get room immediately. This hotel is very close to the beach, great shopping and restaurants. Definitely would stay there again.

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

Aloha and mahalo for your wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you found your accommodations here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel clean and spacious and that our staff was able to get you settled into your room well before the normal check-in time. Our location is fantastic, within steps to the beach, shopping, restaurants and entertainment too;... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second stay at this hotel. I really like it. The rooms are spacious and the bathroom is nice and clean. There is construction happening next door but I couldn’t hear anything from the 11th floor. The view is not very exciting. It’s mostly carpark/hotel roofs with ocean glimpses. The staff are very warm and friendly. We arrived... More

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

Aloha. Nothing pleases us more here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel than to hear a guest will be returning for another stay. We are so glad you keep coming back to us. The construction next door for the International Market is a temporary slight inconvenience at times that will eventually add so much vitality to our area with 75... More

Cairns, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second stay at the Aqua Waikiki wave, after a not so great stay last year they offered to take care of us if we wanted to go back so we emailed them and they did give us a great price for our 12 night stay. We were travelling with our 3 month old baby so had requested... More

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

Aloha. Mahalo for coming back and staying with us again at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel this year. We are pleased to hear you were offered a great rate for your 12 day stay with us. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience you may have experienced with your room key during your stay. We also wish to apologize for... More

Melbourne
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have read some of the poor reviews of this hotel and am not sure what people are on about. Yes, the corridor is dated but you don't stay in a corridor. The rooms are spacious and well appointed, staff at reception are friendly, there are towels for the beach, and lots and lots to do nearby. I am not... More

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

Aloha and mahalo for your kind review. We appreciate your acknowledgement of our staff here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel who love to go above and beyond to give our guests the best experience possible during their stay. We are so happy to hear our hotel met your expectations. We hope the next time you come to the area... More

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Address: 2299 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly Aqua Coral Reef (~2006/9/30))
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aqua Waikiki Wave 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#32 Business Hotel in Honolulu #39 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu #41 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu #44 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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Aqua Waikiki Wave is a contemporary boutique hotel featuring spacious rooms with a hip decor located 1 block to the beach. The beachy-urban vibe and stellar location will make you feel like you're living the dream. With affordable accommodations, staying at Aqua Waikiki Wave is the way to experience life in Hawaii. With our hospitality fee for all stays beginning August 1, 2014, Aqua Waikiki Wave 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, you'll have access to the business center, activities desk, retail shops, convenience store and two restaurants. ... more   less 
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