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Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head

3.5 of 5 2885 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly The Lotus at Diamond Head)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lake Forest, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Within easy walking distance of Waikiki Beach and Kuhio Beach, and the Kalakaua Ave shopping scene, Aqua Lotus is just far enough away to provide a bit more tranquility. The Lotus sits right on the beach and has a more intimate feel than the large resort hotels on Waikiki. The contemporary and uncluttered look of the lobby and guest room... More 

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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Aloha sccollis, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Lotus Honolulu. If someone told me that I could "spend your entire vacation within a 100 square yard space", I might feel a little claustrophobic, but your review captures the essence of our property. The tranquil and intimate feel of our little boutique hotel is clearly conveyed... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is my first review on TripAdvisor. We arrived on the 8th August 2013 and received an exceptionally warm welcome, check in was smooth and we were advised that we had been upgraded, which was unexpected and appreciated. Next day we ate breakfast in the restaurant and again we were greeted by Denise bright, friendly and personable who made us... More 

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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Aloha WhiteS142013, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Lotus Honolulu. We are truly glad that you enjoyed your stay and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Denise and Dante. We are very proud of our Food & Beverage options here and we look forward to serving you in the future.... More 

Bellevue, Washington
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145 reviews 145 reviews
58 hotel reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The Lotus is probably one of the best kept secrets in all of Waikiki. True it is expensive, but hell what hotel in the area is not! I've lived just down the street from The Lotus for a long time and always come here when I have guests in town or have a project going on at my apartment. The... More 

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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Aloha seahawksteve, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Lotus Honolulu. I wanted to let you know that we offer Continental Breakfast daily on the second floor of the hotel. The options are limited, but they do provide a healthy start to your day. Regarding your inquiry about diamond head view vs. ocean view, the seventh... More 

Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Finally a restaurant that is as cool as the hotel...they got a young chef with 3 star experence in a resturant called Park. Now they got it all? We sat at the bar for dinner and they offered us the wine list they had 25 bottles for $25.00.... Never saw that in a restaurant before

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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Aloha Haliipua, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Park Restaurant at Lotus Honolulu. We are thrilled to have Park open and I will share your kind words with Chef Michael Collantes. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the bar for dinner and we are hoping many more will come and experience... More 

Las Vegas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The Lotus Honolulu has earned my 1st Tripadvisor review!!!! I've always read reviews before booking but never took the time to write a review. I guess I’ve never experienced such hotel staff; they go above and beyond to give you the ROYAL TREATMENT… I've never experienced the red carpet before but I’m certain it feels like staying at the Lotus.... More 

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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Aloha cherokeenative, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Lotus Honolulu. I am pleased that you enjoyed your "Royal" treatment and I will be sure to share your kind words with my staff. I must admit, I do like to personally sign the welcome letters. It is a small gesture to let each guest know that... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. Location is quiet but be prepared to pay extra for taxis to go to any decent restaurants as not much nearby. Our bed the first night was terrible. The mattress was very saggy and my husband who is 6"2 had his feet hanging out the end of the bed. Staff were very helpful when we... More 

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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Aloha Sheila H, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Lotus Honolulu. I would like to extend my apologies for the condition of your first room. I am happy to hear that my staff responded accordingly to your issue and you were able to enjoy the rest of your visit. Please know that your comfort is... More 

Atlanta
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Upon the recommendation of a friend, I cancelled my reservations at a prominent Waikiki property in favor of the Aqua Lotus -- and I am SO glad that I did. As a business traveler on vacation (and celebrating my 60th birthday!), I was looking for an escape from the hustle & bustle, busy schedules, phones, etc. and found this property... More 

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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Aloha jers53, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Lotus Honolulu. We are also glad that you decided to stay with us. It's always nice to hear how relaxing a guest stay was and to hear that the true personality of the property and staff was appreciated. I'm happy to say that our restaurant opened last... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was my second stay at the Aqua Lotus and I was not disappointed upon my return! This hotel is an oasis in the midst of a very busy tourist town. The rooms are beautifully appointed and the views of Diamond Head, Kapiolani Park and the Ocean change with the time of day. Having a good-sized lanai with the breezes... More 

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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Aloha Serenity821, Thank you for coming back to stay with us at Lotus Honolulu. It was refreshing to read how you enjoyed your room and lanai, but still found time to get out and enjoy the beach. I must say, I believe our staff here is our greatest asset and they help to set us apart from other properties. I... More 

Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
86 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My partner and I just returned from a stay at the Aqua Lotus. I have stayed in a number of hotels in Honolulu, and this hotel ranks high up on my list. From the moment we arrived, we felt welcome and the quiet location is a definite advantage over the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. The rooms are clean, modern,... More 

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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Aloha crazyhotelguy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Lotus Honolulu. We are pleased to hear that your stay was comfortable and enjoyable. While I'm not sure how long we will remain hidden, I will agree that this place is a jewel! I am happy to tell you that our restaurant will be open in the... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Yes, my first review... I started reading TripAdvisor posts after I had begun to plan our family trip to Hawaii, and as a result, I cancelled our reservations at a larger resort in a busy area of Waikiki so we could see if the Aqua Lotus lived up to all the great reviews. It sure did! Honolulu/the Waikiki area are... More 

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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Aloha LaurieP874, Thank you for taking the time to write your "first" review about Lotus Honolulu. I must say, reading your review took me right back to our encounter in the lobby on the day of your departure. The excitement you showed while telling me about your stay and also how pleased you were with the staff was truly amazing.... More 

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Address: 2885 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly The Lotus at Diamond Head)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Aqua Lotus Honolulu Hotel Honolulu
Lotus At Diamond Head Honolulu
Lotus At Diamond Head Hotel
Lotus Honolulu At Diamond Head Hawaii
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#21 Business Hotel in Honolulu

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