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Vive Hotel Waikiki
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2426 Kuhio Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815   |  
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Ranked #11 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Just got back from our trip to Hawaii and we stayed at Vive Hotel Waikiki. Newly remodeled hotel with free continental breakfast 7a-9am and free towels, beach chairs and boogie boards. Our room was clean and comfortable with queen size bed, fridge, safe and view to mountain & ocean..it did the job for us since we were out and about the whole day. Great location, short walk to beach and main street with shops, bus stop right outside of hotel, and cross street infront leads you to king kamehameha statue on waikiki beach. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We just back from Hawaii yesterday, we stayed in Vive Hotel Waikiki for 5 nights for celebrating our anniversary. Hotel was very sweet to give us a congratulation note and a box of chocolate, also upgraded our room from city view to ocean view. The hotel and the room are new and clean.

The location is great. 3-5 minutes walk from beach, lots restaurants nearby, and a bus stop in front of the hotel. Friendly staff made our stay quite enjoyable.

Special thanks to Mr. Daniel who arranged a late check out (1pm) and a 1 hr free use of room for showering before we left for airport.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for 8 nights and never regretted our choice. Cleanliness is the most important factor I will look out for a hotel room and VIVE hotel never let me down. The room is small but good enough for couple like us (The bed is a Queen-sized bed). For family with kids, you may need a bigger room than this. This is a relatively new hotel in Waikiki. The lobby is big and grand as compared to other hotels in the area. The concerige George gave good ideas as to where we should go since our trip is a last minute one. Not much research done on our own.

The famous Waikiki beach is only 3 minutes walk from the hotel. Somemore, hotel guests can borrow their beach chairs and towels for free. Just remember to return when you are back!

Some suggestions:
1) can have floats for guests too as I realise some hotels do provide that too.
2) Beside cold breakfast, some toasts or cereals can be added to the spread. Eating 9 days of cold bread really scare me off.
3) an option for King sized bed.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Exceptional friendly and very helpful staff which was what made our stay so pleasant. It's very clean and comfortable. Located two blocks from the beach. Only complaint I have is that if you're a light sleeper it's noisy. There's a lot of traffic going by the hotel as Kuhio Ave is a major thoroughfare with buses going by every 5-10minutes. But that's beyond the control of the hotel the other noise that kept me up all night on the first night was the air conditioning which makes a loud humming noise. I had to turned it off in order to sleep. Otherwise it's all good!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Staff exceptionally friendly & helpful. We stayed in king suite - huge room & bathroom. Free wifi & continental breakfast great value. The hotel is 2 blocks from the beach, cross over Kuhio & you can see the water.
Also close to shops in particular Ross in Seaside, best value shopping in Waikiki!

Room Tip: Twin-twin room very small nowhere to put luggage but a good option if you are travelling light
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Nice new hotel, with staff that care. Felt like we were special to the hotel, always welcomed back, and any requests for advice, bookings were rapidly attended to. The most pleasurable, was the use of a complimentary suite, to freshen up prior to our late night flight. The Taxi was waiting, loaded with our luggage, at the requested time. Only downside, was the noisy air-conditioning (not just this hotel though). Handy to the beach and towels provided. Recommend for a relaxing, pleasurable stay.

Room Tip: Spend the extra and go for a junior suite with ocean views, plenty of space, and a pretty good view...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Staying at VIVE right now as I right this. My husband and I have a few more days stay here but it has been absoloutly wonderful so much so that we don't want to leave. The hotel is is in a great location, right along the bus routes and Waikiki beach is just about a 2 minute walk. There are many restaurants in the area and for those of you who need a car rental Enterprise and Alamo are literally around the corner. There are many ABC stores in the area if you need to pick up the odd item. Inside the hotel, the staff go out of their way to please. Every morning the front desk will greet you with a friendly Aloha and welcome you back after your day out, George and Jacqueline at the concierge desk were tremendously helpful in organizing all of our excurcisons, car rentals and shuttles to the airport. The hotel has a nice breakfast spread which we were very pleased with each morning and was included as part of our stay here. All the rooms are suited with free Internet and free local calls. Having said we definitely would stay here again, it has been heaven on earth so far. It's just a shame we have to leave this place. Definitely a must stay!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Daniel S, Manager at Vive Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Nicole155019,
Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Vive hotel for your travels. I am ecstatic to read about your positive experience that you had here.
Our location is definitely a plus as we are located right in the heart of Waikiki and being just a short walk away from the famous Waikiki Beach, where the beautiful water glistens and shines. I am also greatly thrilled that George and Jacqueline were helpful; we here at Vive feel that It is our staff that is the true cream of the crop.
Thank you again. We hope to serve you again in the near future. Take care.

Kind regards,
D. Sakakibara
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Address: 2426 Kuhio Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Vive Hotel Waikiki 3*
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