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“A lovely holiday in a great location” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #48 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“A lovely holiday in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Recently stayed for 11 nights at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. A very welcoming and friendly experience from our 11pm check-in to our 12 noon check-out. Kisha on reception is an absolute gem with her friendly attitude and local knowledge which she was only to happy to share. She never failed to wish us 'Aloha' and the hope that we were going to have a great day.
We stayed on the 7th floor on the Duke Lane side and did not have any problem with noise except for Friday and Saturday night when they have music and entertainment in the International Market but cotton wool in the ears blocked out any noise and we enjoyed good sleep on the very comfortable beds. The bed linen was fresh and was changed 3 times in the short time we stayed by the very friendly housekeeping staff. Plenty of hot water in the shower - no matter what time of day. The lifts have been upgraded and the longest time we had to wait was approx. 2-3 mins at the busiest time of the day. Had a blocked toilet one day (not our fault) and the maintenance guy arrived only 5 mins after a phone call. Problem solved immediately and efficiently.
A great bakery only 3 doors along for light breakfasts, lunches etc and with the International Market just behind the hotel its in a great location for food.
To sum up, the hotel is a little tired in places but the great staff more than make up for any deficiencies. I would definitely recommend this hotel to budget travellers who want a great location and friendly, efficient staff.

Room Tip: 7th floor Duke Lane side - very little noise. As far from the lifts as possible.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This hotel was so close to the beach, excellent staff, very comfortable bed, and room was clean. great prices, and i would definetely stay again, and recommend to my friends.i loved that we could walk out the door in any direction, and everything was right there. restaraunts, the beach, shopping. we were surrounded by the international market, and loved walking around in the evenings looking for cheap souveniers! it does get noisier at night, but we didnt mind :)

  • Stayed June 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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Lihue
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Very nice housekeeper named Alma C. assisted our elderly auntie immensely and guest attendant Will helped with walking her to and from the parking to elevator~so thank-ful for the above average excellent customer service from these people~would definitely come again!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Colorado Springs
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4 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I spent a few hours researching hotels trying to find something "cheap" for one night. We were traveling for a soccer tournament and families pocket books were really tight. I had one mom tell me her kids could "sleep on the floor" even. So, I found this place for like $135 with two double beds and was hopeful there would be a pull out couch. Total of 6 of us traveling. To our suprise, the front desk gave us a "free upgrade" to a suite without me asking. We got up there and there were 3 beds!!! everyone got a bed!!! It was the most pleasant thing that happened on the entire trip. The view was decent, the rooms were decorated nicely and everything was great! The location is even nice for shopping, etc and really not far from the beach. THANKS SO MUCH Aqua Waikiki Wave!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 6 nights for a girls week. Outrigger Waikiki On The Beach is the best location in Honolulu. The beach was amazing. We were not disappointed. Excellent service all around. Loved Duke's. Coming back next year with the family. Miss it so much.

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Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I stayed 4 nights in the Aqua Waikiki. It is a very nice hotel with friendly stuff. The rooms are clean and quite modern. In addition it´s only 5 minutes to walk to Waikiki Beach. The location close to beach has the additional advantage that all the restaurants are also close to the hotel. The parking in the hotel is very convenient (under the hotel). For people having a light sleep the room contained earplugs (you can hear the Waikiki night life in your room). This was the first and still only hotel where I found a short "Mahalo" (thank you) from the room service (for the daily tip) which made my stay even better.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Business Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aqua Waikiki Wave 3*
Number of rooms: 247
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. The beachy-urban vibe and stellar location will make you feel like you're living the dream. With affordable accommodations, staying at Aqua Waikiki Wave is the way to experience life in Hawaii. With our hospitality fee for all stays beginning August 1, 2014, Aqua Waikiki Wave 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. In addition, you'll have access to the business center, activities desk, retail shops, convenience store and two restaurants. ... more   less 
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