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Aqua Waikiki Wave
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2299 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly Aqua Coral Reef (~2006/9/30))   |  
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Ranked #32 of 83 hotels in Honolulu
Sydney, Australia
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“Recent stay in Waikiki”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This was my second trip to Waikiki and I would recommend the hotel to anyone wanting to stay in a hotel which, though not grand, is in a great location and great value for money, The staff are very helpful and friendly, we were able to get a car spot (a great bonus) in the carpark - would definitely stay there again! All we wanted was clean beds, hot showers, convenient location, car space and helpful staff - and we got it all!

Room Tip: There is no pool anymore! Try and book a room on the higher floors as it can be noisy on the street...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Fresno, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stayed at Aqua Wave for our first holiday. We arrived in before it was check-in time and our room wasn't ready. i was tired, so this was stressful. The staff was so nice, they took our luggage and locked it away and told us to go get something to eat and they would work to get us our room. We went next door and grab something to eat, very nice waitress, and then we returned an hour later. As we walked into the hotel we were called to the dest immediatly and they had our room ready. It was so nice to get to the room and relax after our long flight. The room was clean, nice, the people so friendly. It was what we had asked for. We were in the center of town and it was fun to just walk around and explore. We were just a couple of blocks from the car rental. We were helped renting a car for the day. Easy out and in. We would choose to stay here again if and when we would return.

  • Stayed February 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

We got a king suite for 4 days on 3rd floor, right next to the elevator. The room is to the street market side. Our view is to the parking garage and we had to close our shade because literally people can see what's in the room. The wait for the elevator was bad because they are having elevator repair (even though they allow guest to use the staff elevator). Because we are on the 3rd floor, the noise from the street at night is the worse! I am okay having noise during the day since we are outside all the time. But at night, I meant past midnight until 3am, peoples screaming and yelling, car alarm going off from the street and parking lots right across from our balcony, and drums playing.... we can hardly sleep morning. I can see why the hotel have a pair of ear plugs sitting on the counter.

Location is very convenience to everything.

They gave us a bottle of champagne and a box of chocolate in celebration to our honeymoon. If it wasn't the noise, I would come back to this hotel again.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Simply put - The Wave is the best hotel in Waikiki - centrally located, marvelous staff, good amenities, etc., and is my favourite hotel to return to during each Hawaii vacation period. Some hotels are bigger, more beautifully furnished, with more amenities, but The Wave meets and occasionally exceeds my humble needs. Most of all is the staff - friendly, polite, knowledgeable and efficient, from the front desk to the maintenance staff. I always enjoy my stay there!

Room Tip: I always like a high floor facing Diamond Head - I enjoyed sitting on the lanai each evening and hea...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

When we arrived, we had been flying all day from the east coast and were looking forward to resting, however the computer system went down at the front desk just as we arrived. Everyone was especially helpful and friendly but Kisha stood out. They stored our luggage, kept us informed and made very helpful suggestions on how to spend our time and arranged for shuttle service to the airport for a connecting flight.
Kisha especially was patient and friendly even though the guests were getting restless.
Once the computer system was up and running George the manager, who was also very understanding and helpful, upgraded our room for our troubles.
One of the ways a hotel stands out is how the staff operates when things don't go well- they were outstanding.
The rooms were very clean and comfortable. We had balconies on two sides giving us a city and partial water view of the bay.
Located next to the International Market and one block from very nice shopping and only a couple blocks from the ocean, this hotel is superbly situated.
The only downside was the lobby seemed a bit old but the rest of the hotel was quite comfortable.
My hats off to the staff and a hearty thank you to George the manager and Kisha behind the desk

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We were very pleased with this hotel; staff was amazing - especially Isaac! The outside noise level was as one would expect in a lively city and we did wake several times during the night; however, this issue would occur in any of the city's hotels (earplugs were provided). Great location - central to many amenities/shopping/beach. Bed was comfortable, room was clean and appealing, balcony views were amazing (ocean in one direction and mountains in the other), was great having refrigerator and microwave (used both, and both were clean), and the price was right.

Room Tip: Higher floors have better views and may have a little less street noise.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I recently stayed at this hotel and found it very comfortable. The room was a generous size and all staff very friendly. Its location was ideal close to all restaurants, cafes, shops, beach (Waikiki) and International Markets, all within walking distance. I would recommend this hotel to friends and family.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Also Known As:
Aqua Waikiki Wave Honolulu
Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel
Aqua Waikiki Wave Hawaii/Honolulu
Address: 2299 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly Aqua Coral Reef (~2006/9/30))
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#29 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aqua Waikiki Wave 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aqua Waikiki Wave is a contemporary boutique hotel featuring spacious rooms with a hip decor located 1 block to the beach and next to the International Marketplace in the heart of Waikiki. This hotel offers the following FREE amenities: WiFi Internet access in-room & throughout hotel, local & toll-free calls, AquaBLISS pillow top beds, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and safe. Additional amenities include a business center, activities desk, retail shops, convenience store and two restaurants. ... more   less 
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