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Aqua Waikiki Pearl
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   415 Nahua Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815   |  
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Ranked #42 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Busselton, Australia
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“Great hotel, General tips for Hawaii.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Great location with in 10 mins walk to beach and across the road to the markets. As we ate out a lot and went sightseeing the hotel was perfect, great size (2 bedroom apartment) comfortable beds, kitchen facilities good ( no wine glasses but can buy at supermarket) great internet service in room. Bus stop about 2 mins walk for the local shuttle buses.All the staff extremely helpful and accommodating would highly recommend this hotel to all families wishing to stay in a affordable and comfortable hotel. Great coffee shop " Hawaiian Gold "( not a chain coffee shop) up the road heading to the Zoo around 5 mins walk . TIPS Keep away from the ATM located around the island stick with the ATM at the major banks. Had my credit card scanned, and subsequently stopped as a result. Plus they dispense more cash depending which bank you chose up to $400.00. Best shopping for Surf clothes is up on the North Shore cheaper by up to 10-15%
( compared to Ala Moana or the shops in Waikiki) on most items plenty of choice take your time to walk around and have a look. Best shopping in general according to my wife,kids (and Credit Card ) is Ala Moana. Try Matsomoto's on the North Shore for shaved ice, Giovanni's shrimp truck for a great meal, PF Changs and also Tanaka on Tokyo ( easier if you book a table) in Waikiki. If from Australia don't rely on getting cash out at shops as we do here.Could not find one that gave cash out with purchases next time i go will look at getting all my cash in American dollars before leaving.We used Virgin from Perth and Jetstar from Sydney had no issues at all with these airlines and will use again recommend getting extra luggage for 1 person and also pre pay for IPads on Jetstar flight.Weather was great as not too hot was coming into there winter season just perfect lived in shorts and t shirt whole trip.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The actual hotel is old but it is clean, tidy and cheap. It was the staff that made my stay special. They went out of their way to be helpful. The Staff were so friendly and had good suggestions for dining, activities and shopping. They put the AAaaaaa is Aloha.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Nothing was exceptional about this hotel, but everything was pretty good. Staff had the Aloha spirit, location within Waikiki was great for both shopping and beaches and the room was clean and generously sized for a studio apartment. Recommended for an affordable visit to Waikiki.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Well, the title says it all. This is by no means a luxury stay but good enough to get a good night's sleep to recharge and go out.

My parents and my sister decided to do the 2 bedroom suite with the kitchen. Only one bathroom situated ensuite one of the bedrooms which makes it highly inconvenient for everyone. I wonder why they didn't design the one bathroom to be located in the common area of the suite. It would be much more practical for everyone. The living room area was huge with couchd and tv. Kitchen was functioning with fridge and stove but looked a bit tired.

What I did like about this place was location. Around the corner was a noodle shop lined out the door where I can get authentic Japanese hot meal for under $5 and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 2 blocks or so to Waikiki Beach. Very close to bus stops to Hanauma and Ala Moana. Also, front desk is extremely helpful and friendly and so was the concierge who helped us book tours.

There is a computer station located in the front lobby for general use and Wi-Fi is in main lobby only.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We were there during 10 days from 2012 Sept end to Oct, and it was a very nice experience. Very friendly staff, good room and overall service, free wi-fi at reception area, and most important very good location. Just couple blocks from the Waikiki beach, and very well located to the main restaurants area. There is a Starbucks coffee shop at the corner, a Food Pantry market one block away (to the left after the Starbucks) where we used to buy water bottles, juices and some snacks to bring with us during the day trips and to keep us up during the day actvities, if you have the opportunity try the brownie bittes, really delicious! If you like, inside the market there is a little japanese food shop, where we had some awsome oniguiris (or musubis), like the grilled salmon, that you can also take out as a snack. The "the bus" stop to Alamoana / Downtown area is very near as well and it is almost in front of the famous Udon japanese restaurant, always crowded due to its very good food and cheap prices. We recomend to use "the bus" to go wherever you wanna go, just do a little plan using the web site or google maps before going out, and always remember to get you "transfer ticket" that allows you to use "the bus" again for free during couple hours (or some hours more) at the same day.
We recomend Aqua Waikiki to everyone!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is actually ok. It's kinda clean, minus all the hair from housekeeping. Sheets are pretty worn out. Alot of wasted space. Only beds and one chair to sit on. Microwave and mini fridge very convenient. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Parking is HORRIBLE. We decided to go cheap and park at the end of the road. It was very frustrating trying to find parking every night. But we did save 20$ each time. That's right. 20$ for parking!!! And it's like that everywhere in Waikiki. We were on a high floor and it was still noisy at night. The 3:00 am drunks walking down the street and screaming women, garbage truck dropping by at 6 am, and just general traffic. The noise and the price of parking is not the Hotel's fault, it's like that in all of Waikiki. And that's why I recommend not staying in Waikiki at all!! Stay somewhere else. Waikiki beach was our least favorite beach in all of Oahu anyway... Anyways, the hotel? Yeah it's alright.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

aloha, I'm italian and I want to thank all the staff : jamar, allen, tasi, eric, rachel, charity, dawn (the housekeeping staff; I'm sorry if I forgot someone!!!). I guess that this staff makes the difference, so this hotel, in my opinion, is just like home and comparable to a 5-star hotel...thank you all guys...mahalo a nui loa. maria candida

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 415 Nahua Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#42 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#45 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aqua Waikiki Pearl 2.5*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Aqua Waikiki Pearl is a renovated mid-rise hotel tucked into the heart of Waikiki. This location showcases the vibrant city, near shops and restaurants. Located just 2 blocks to Waikiki Beach, this comfortable hotel offers spacious accommodations, large balconies in most rooms, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffeemaker with full kitchens in suites. You'll also enjoy the on-site sports bar, Legends, with multi-screen TV's, as well as various retail shops and services. ... more   less 
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