I stayed here for 6 nights with my parents in an ocean view double-double until 19 Feb 2013. I requested a high room floor and was pleased to know we were on the top floor in 908 with beautiful views of the ocean. The room was a good size and didn’t feel too cramped even between the 3 of us. The large plasma was great and the beds were comfy with the fluffiest quilts I have ever used, heaven! Air Con was a bit noisy but didn't have any problems sleeping with it on.
The bathrooms have been remodelled and made a bit more modern. Good towels/robes/iron/ironing board provided. Little fridge was handy and enough space for our 3 suitcases. Amazing ocean view and good shutters to keep the room very dark when the sun came up.
The pineapple juice and cool towels on arrival was a nice touch. All workers were friendly and reception were so helpful photocopying things for us for no charge and providing towels, beach chairs and a bottle opener for the wine we took up to our room. The iced lemon water/hot water was a bonus in the lobby too.
The night we got there was their special cocktail night so we all got a free cocktail and free cheese/biscuits and salami which was lovely. Other nights they had happy hour $6 cocktails and cheap beer. One night even after the bar was closed a girl named Kasi stayed behind and made us cocktails/served drinks and bar snacks until well after closing time! She was so friendly and gave us a good overview of the island and interesting facts. She is an asset to the hotel and made us feel very welcome!
The free breakfast consisted of coffee, tea, juice and sweet pastries and muffins. It would be 10000x better if they provided a bit of fruit/cereal or yoghurt instead because the pastries etc. were way too sweet and doughy! Can’t complain for a complimentary service though. The young girl serving there was also lovely too and always having a chat to us. Our room attendants were all VERY friendly and so kind and genuinely interested in talking to us. Rooms were always VERY clean!
ABC store right next door for any supplies needed and a 10-15 min walk to Safeway supermarket up the road (near Leonard’s bakery). Out of the hussle and bussle of Waikiki too.
I will definitely be staying here next time I’m in Waikiki – great value and a nice modern small hotel to stay – less than a minute walk to the beach , right off the ‘main’ avenue. Perfect spot, very impressed.
Pros – free brekkie, free paper, beach towels and chairs provided, small hotel bar, daily housekeeping, good priced rooms, friendly workers, great spot, nice views, FREE Wireless internet, very clean hotel
Only cons- shower didn’t go that hot & a doughy sweet breakfast… but hey, it was free
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- At the center of it all, yet a world away from ordinary, Hotel Renew by Aston is an oasis of calm for savvy travelers seeking a more intimate Waikiki experience. This designer boutique hotel is a one-of-a-kind property offering sophisticated serenity throughout its 72 freshly designed rooms. Situated at the center of Waikiki's vibrant shopping and dining area, the hotel is a retreat that promotes wellness and rejuvenation with natural elements reflecting the beauty of Hawaii. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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