This was the third time my wife and I have stayed in the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.
We had just finished a cruise from Sydney to Honolulu and spent five nights here.
We have previously stayed in a partial ocean view room and a deluxe ocean view room in this hotel.
This time we went for the oceanfront room.
Oceanfront is the best for the view of course, but we have been more than satisfied with the other two categories as well.
Although, if you cannot get a partial ocean view room on the Diamond Head side of the complex, reasonably high and towards the beach front spend the extra and go for the deluxe ocean view.
You should still have a very nice view without spending quite a bit more for oceanfront.
Again, request the Diamond Head side as the noise from the air-con units of the Royal Hawaiian hotel can be quite disturbing.
The hotel is in a great location.
You have the Moana Surfrider hotel on one side and the Royal Hawaiian on the other.
We had a tenth floor room which was nicely furnished although we did not have a lounge as my wife assures me we had previously.
No matter, the bed was huge and very comfortable and the rocking chairs on the lanai, (verandah/balcony), were very comfortable.
We found that rather than spend our time sitting on the beach or around the pool we were more than happy to use our lanai to just sit and watch the beach in privacy.
It's a great spot to sun bake of an afternoon as well.
Regarding the pool...........it's very nice, a decent size, just off the beach, beside the big spa pool and has plenty of lounges, although it is only a little over four foot deep at the most.
A pretty good depth when you come to think about it.
You can spend hours just standing around anywhere without being cramped up one end as is often the case with a pool of variable depth with one end which is too deep.
As I said we have stayed here before and would definitely stay here again.
We have vacationed, (as the Americans say), nine or ten times in Waikiki now and stayed in a few other hotels but this is now our favourite and we feel comfortable here.
The service, friendliness and attention we have always received from all of the staff from reception, to the bell desk, to the room attendants, to the restaurant servers, etc.could not be better.
We like the breakfast area which is pretty much right on the beach.
We like Dukes bar.
We like the fact that you can walk to the main street, Kalakaua Avenue, very quickly, or to the beach just as quickly.
Apart from being superbly located for the beach, the hotel is slap bang in the middle of the best of Waikiki shops and shopping.
ABC variety stores are across the road as is the International Market Place.
The Cheesecake Factory, (excellent food and drinks), is right next door and Margaritaville is across the road, (also with excellent food and drinks).
We will return to Waikiki in the future and this Outrigger will be firmly in the forefront for our choice of accommodation.
Rooms on an upper level, on the Diamond Head side and as close to the beach front as possible would...
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May 13, 2013
Aloha 2ozzietravellers. Thank you very much for choosing the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach for the third time. We are honored to be your hotel of choice in the Waikiki area. Your descriptive review does an excellent job of illustrating our rooms, lanais, swimming pool and location. It is our goal to create a 'home away from home' experience for our guests by providing comfortable accommodations and personable hospitality. Mahalo Nui Loa for your many compliments and continued patronage.
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