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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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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I enjoyed staying at this hotel. It is close to everything including the beach and for the price it was more than I expected for my solo trip. The employees are very friendly.There was a construction going on, but the noise didnt bother me at all. After all I spent most of the day on the beach.

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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recently stayed at Aqua Waikiki Wave. There were three of us and we stayed in a one bedroom suite. We were placed on the top floor with balconies facing both the ocean and the mountains. Loved, loved, loved this room. Room service was great, as were all of the staff from the moment we arrived. So close to the... More

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Oamaru, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had stayed at a 5 star for a week then came to this hotel for 4 nights.Loved it.Had 2 balconies a fridge and a seperate bedroom which the 5 star didn,t have and cost twice the price.Excellent friendly staff and great location.Ice water in lobby when you walk in very refreshing.No iew really and no pool but hey loved... More

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a group of friends, we booked a room with three queen beds, which is often hard to find, so this hotel was perfect for us. This was our second stay at Aqua Waikiki Wave and we returned here for the great value this hotel offers, plus it's a good location. It's minutes walk from Kalakaua Ave, and is surrounded... More

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Kingston, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Waikiki Wave while dropping our daughter off at University of Hawaii Manoa. The location was great. In the heart of everything. 10 minute walk to the beach. With this hotel, you get what you pay for. For the price it is very good. Friendly staff, clean room though it was a bit dated. There was a... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got this hotel for cheap using Delta Vacations (have a Diamond status with Delta). Was upgraded to a suite. This hotel has 3 star rating, I would suggest to increase it to 3.5. Generally here in Honolulu the standard of hotels is lower than in the mainland. This is not true for this hotel. Good clean room. And very importantly... More

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

Aloha. We are happy to hear your accommodations met your expectations in reference to cleanliness and that our staff was able to offer you and upgrade during your stay. Our guests deserve the best and we are consistently working to refurbish our rooms to offer more updated accommodations. Mahalo for your review and recommendation of the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. More

Lake Macquarie, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. Big room with 2 queen size beds. Bathroom is a bit small but very clean Close to the beach, restaurants and shops we were transferred from the airport by shuttle. There is a huge construction going on next door but it is finished by 5 pm. Happy with the first of our accommodation on this trip.

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

Aloha. Nothing pleases us more than hearing a guest say they were happy with their accommodations as well as our location here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. We’re glad you chose us for your USA Holiday and hope the next time you travel back this way you will stay with us again. Mahalo. More

Gold Coast
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If only I'd known Waikiki was "Party Central" I would have avoided it like the plague. The area is downtrodden and I saw a couple of people and their dog living on the street across from the hotel entry. Don't believe the picture on the website. On opening our apartment curtains I had a magnificently unobstructed view of a monster... More

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

Aloha. We are disappointed this morning to hear that our location in the heart of Waikiki was not your ideal place to stay although we are happy to hear that you found our staff to be pleasant and helpful. Several different room types are available with their descriptions listed on our website. Guests are encouraged to contact our front desk... More

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

Aloha. Our staff here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel loves to go above and beyond to give our guests the best experience possible during their stay and we appreciate your acknowledgement of them. We’re glad you enjoyed your accommodations and all the area amenities. Mahalo for your recommendation and to your family too for following your advice and already... More

Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Aloha. Although we are happy to hear you found the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel to be clean we are disappointed to hear that our hotel did not meet all of your expectations. Our location we agree is fantastic offering our guests access to the beach, shopping, dining and entertainment all within footsteps but because we are in the heart of... 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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