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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We recently stayed here and it was amazing. The location is the best, just a few blocks walk to everything, laundry mat, grocery store, markets & beach just down the road. The rooms are nice, just perfect for the price and location. Yes it did have building construction going on out the back but it honestly didn't bother us. We... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

most staff are friendly, others are not. good location, although there is never parking windows are paper thin and the streets are noisy balconies are not safe for children (wide gaps in the rails) overall clean but dated

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Lawrence, Kansas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel has a great location, and the staff are great. We arrived into HNL at 5am and upon calling the hotel we are given an early checkin at no charge which was very helpful given the long flight. Our room was basic but it was clean and we had no complaints about it. The only downsides to this hotel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The girls who stayed in room 915 from 31st July for 11 days would like to say thank you to all the staff for the excellent service they provided during our stay but especially to Matilda (housekeeping) & Kim (reception). We enjoyed our stay would definitely return again to this hotel and we highly recommend it to anyone planning to... More

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Oahu, Hawaii
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for the great service I received at the Waikiki Wave! I had just returned from the mainland & travel complications caused me to miss the last flight to my home island. As a result I ended up with a last minute stay on Oahu at the Waikiki Wave - The staff was extremely accommodating during my late check... More

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The wifey and I visited just as hurricane Iselle passed through, and due to everything being closed that day, we asked if we could get an early check in. We got there about an hour early, and they checked us into a room on the 10th floor. Nice, right? We find out the room is right in front of the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Poor customer service, helpless staff, over priced, noisy, mosquitoes in the room, old and moldy, uncomfortably bed, very disappointed, the could find my reservation and when I show her on my phone the valued price they will not honor it because was not on there system

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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 better addressed. We are sorry to hear that our hotel did not meet your expectations. Although we don’t know the exact details of your reservation or which site you are referencing,... More

Dianella, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We upgraded to a partial ocean view room on 12th floor. View was to our satisfaction. This is the 5th time we have stayed at this hotel. Close to everything. Staff experience each time we have stayed has been excellent. There is a very nice chinese resturant in hotel section. There are all sorts of resturants close buy.

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

Wow! Mahalo for your loyal patronage to the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. Nothing pleases us more than hearing from a guest who continues to return to us over and over again. Our staff does love to go above and beyond for our guests and we appreciate your acknowledgement of them. We hope it won’t be too long before you are... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've come to hawaii for a quick break and bought my younger son (22yrs) old with me and wasn't sure were to book as shoreline was booked out and so was courtyard Marriott ad that were I've stayed before ... And aqua wave was able to accommodate .. Very clean and informative staff .. And close to everything ...

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

Aloha and mahalo. Well, we’re glad that during your quick break we were able to accommodate your needs and exceed your expectations too. We hope now that you’ve enjoyed a stay with us at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel you’ll return for another visit again soon. More

Sydney, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a room, got upgraded to a junior suite with 2 double beds. Hotel itself was really quiet but it was a bit noisy from the small market just beside. Location is great, loads of restaurants and shops around and it only takes about 10min to Waikiki beach. Staff was really nice and helpful, the room cleaned every day, the... More

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

Aloha. We’re so happy to hear that you received an upgrade on your accommodations and that you really enjoyed your stay here with us at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. Our location makes us so convenient to not only the beach but dining, shopping and entertainment as well, we’re glad you agree. Parking in any city or popular travel destination... 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
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Hotel Class:3 star — Aqua Waikiki Wave 3*
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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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