What can I say........well wow is a start!
My wife and I stayed here in August and it was amazing beautiful hotel fantastic staff especially Kara who worked in the bar she was so lovely and polite,
The hotel was not 5 star but it was very clean and tidy and the staff are fantastic and very friendly our maid was brilliant she changed the beds every day and was very nice and had time to talk to us. The first night we went next door to the Hilton and used the bar and grill, this was the first and last time we did. Apart from the cocktails the food and service were not great for a 5star joint, oh and then there's the price $18 for 2 pints of lager I nearly died!
The next night we stayed in our hotel and used the ilikai bar and grill very comfy, nice food, great service and boy was it cheaper!
The shop in the hotel is very good selling gifts, food and drink so you can stock up in your room we did this and it saved a lot of money on breakfasts and dinners, we ate out most nights using the vouchers we were given when we checked in however we still found the ilikai bar and grill better.
The hotel is in a great position and you have the choice of pool, lagoon or Waikiki beach.
On an evening the sunsets are amazing from the balcony but for the best sunsets you need to ask for a room on the side the sunsets although to be honest if you have a high room you should have a nice view.
There is a gym which was never over crowded and had everything you needed for a quick workout.
On an evening you can walk down Waikiki beach to the duke's statue then walk down the Main Street and look in all the fantastic shops and restaurants, we loved the Hard Rock Cafe, best one i have ever been in by a country mile and then some!!!
All in all if your looking for a nice clean comfortable friendly hotel I would highly recommend the Ilikai.
Ps strongly advise on car hire to see the rest of this fantastic island and its far cheaper to book it through the hotels concierge service who are very very knowledgable
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ilikai Hotel & Suites is a classic oceanfront hotel situated on the Ala Wai Yacht Marina at the edge of Waikiki and just a short stroll to Ala Moana Shopping Center and 2 blocks to the Hawaii Convention Center. Internationally-recognized as the famous opening shot of Hawaii Five-O with Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett standing on the penthouse balcony overlooking Waikiki Beach, the hotel is truly a Waikiki landmark. Each guest room and suite features extra spacious accommodations with a large lanai offering fabulous views. The hotel walkway from the lobby leads to the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and beach. With our hospitality fee for all stays beginning August 1, 2014, Ilikai Hotel & Suites 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. You'll also enjoy the heated swimming pool, fitness room, coffee shop, rooftop restaurant and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ilikai Hotel And Suites
- Ilikai Hotel Hawaii
- Ilikai Honolulu
- Ilikai Hotel & Suites Hawaii/Honolulu