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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 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Deerfield, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Finding parking is tough at night but nice staff and clean rooms - a bit smelly - make up for it... location close to shopping and trolleys to site seeing places... good value for money although construction on one side of hotel makes the balconys a source of noise instead of peace

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

Aloha. We’re glad you were pleased with our staff and our rooms here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. To remain cost friendly in today’s economy is also very important to us and we appreciate that you found us such a good value for the money. We know that parking in any city or prime destination area such as ours... More

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I was after something in the three star range that was not excessively expensive for a single person holiday stay of eight days in Honolulu. Aqua Waikiki Wave seemed good so I booked it. When I arrived around 30 minutes prior to check-in time, my room was not ready and I had to wait. Considering the long flight from Melbourne... More

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

Aloha. Mahalo for your kind review. We appreciate your comments in reference to our staff and even going as far as trying to remember all of their names. We know at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel how important it is for our staff to go above and beyond to not only make our guests feel welcome and at home but... More

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Be aware there is currently a construction site next door. We were warned by TripAdvisor of the late night street noise, i.e. up to 2 am!! so got up high, but the demolition of the old international markets, which is a real pity, as had great happy hour and other attractions, is making way for yet more glitzy shops. Waikiki... More

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

Aloha. We are happy to hear you found your room here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel fine along with friendly service from our staff and in a handy location for your stay. We do apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced due to the International Marketplace next door being reconstructed. This new market will add vitality and appeal... More

Issaquah, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We thought we would grab another day on the islands on our return to Seattle. We had one night here. It was fairly convenient to the airport, and with a day car rental we also spent $$ on parking here. The room have water/humidity damage, and drapes were tatters. I observed a hotel in need of some aesthetic review!

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

Aloha. We are sorry to hear some aspects of our hotel did not meet your expectations. Right now the hotel is currently being refreshed and updated to better accommodate our guests. We hope that you will be back to visit us again at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel and relish in all of our new updates. More

Kingston, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This hotel is in a great location with just a short walk to the beach. The price was great. Our only complaint was that there was construction going on next door so it was noisy during the day but we did not stay in the hotel much during the day as we were at the beach.

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

Aloha and mahalo. In today’s tough economy being cost friendly for our guests is very important to us at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. We’re glad to hear you loved our location so close to the beach, shopping, entertainment and so much more. The International Market Place near us is being reconstructed at the present time and will include approximately... More

Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This hotel is perfect located in Waikiki. It is near all the bus stops that lead you anywhere outside Waikiki, and when you are in Waikiki you just walk everywhere. If you arrive with hand luggagge you can take the bus from the airport for $2.50 and you will be just in front of the hotel. Or you can get... More

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

Aloha and mahalo for your very descriptive and wonderful review of our hotel. We are in a prime destination area for not only the beach access but for dining, shopping, entertainment and so much more. Our staff loves to go above and beyond to assure all of our guests have the best experience possible while staying with us here at... More

Lake Macquarie, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is my ninth trip to Honolulu and for the last 7 I have stayed at the WAVE. I feel like I've arrived home every time I come back. Can't say enough about staff who are so friendly and eager to ensure your stay is a pleasant one. . As far as value for money goes its tops. Sure it's... More

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

Aloha. Mahalo for being such a loyal guest here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel and for you wonderful review. Our staff goes above and beyond to make all of our guests feel welcomed during their stay with us and we are so glad they are able to give you that wonderful feeling of being at home every time you... More

sydney
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

This is our 4th stay in 7 years at the Waikiki Wave. Still nice and close to everything for a very reasonable price. Comfy beds and plenty of room, nothing fancy. A few things have changed, paper cups and plastic cups in bathroom, there use to be a nice orchid and welcome chocolates, but for the price I guess they... More

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

Aloha. We want to say mahalo for being wonderful loyal guests here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel and returning to us so many times over the years. In today’s hard economy being reasonably priced for guests to afford is of major importance to us and we appreciate you pointing that out. We want to let you know that we... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Hotel was not very clean. We had to call the front desk to get a shower curtain and more towels for the bath. Lots of construction going on next door so its noisy during the day but does quiet down at night. Stayed here bard on price but would have rather stayed in something closer top the beach for $30... More

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

Aloha. We apologize if our hotel did not meet your expectations and we apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with our shower curtain. The International Market Place near us is being reconstructed at the present time and will include approximately 75 retailers and seven restaurants. So although noisy at times, this is temporary, and will add so much more to... More

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

First Impressions are not great (the location), but the room was good & we enjoyed having a balcony to look out at the view (not sea view, just the street below). We travelled with our 3 boys & having a separate room (divided by sliding doors) & 3 queen beds was really good. It was good value for money. We... More

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

Aloha. Although we are disappointed to hear our hotel did not fully meet your expectations we wish to thank you for your recognition of our staff here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel, they always try to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have the best experience possible while staying with us. We are also happy to hear... 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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Amenities

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
#31 Business Hotel in Honolulu #40 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu #41 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu #43 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 and next to the International Marketplace in the heart of Waikiki. This hotel offers the following FREE amenities: WiFi Internet access in-room & throughout hotel, local & toll-free calls, AquaBLISS pillow top beds, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and safe. Additional amenities include a business center, activities desk, retail shops, convenience store and two restaurants. ... more   less 
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