We were looking for a smaller hotel with good service for a good price that wasn't a dive, which is exactly what we got. The room was clean and comfortable. It's an older place and the window unit AC is a little noisy, but we didn't spend inordinate amounts of time in our room. I do wish the sliding door had a screen on it as we probably would have slept with the AC off and window open if there had been a screen. The hot and cold water faucets in the shower seemed to operate backwards, but once we figured out which way to turn them, that was not a big deal. We had a mini fridge and kitchenette with dishes and a toaster that we used to do our own breakfast and keep left-overs. The location is very convenient and everything you might want is within walking distance.
We loved the pool area and spent a LOT of time there. As others have noted, the pool is not heated, but on a hot day that was not much of a problem. It's a little oasis in the city jungle and was generally very mellow. We never had an issue getting a place to sit.
If you are looking for something fancy, this may not be the place for you and you might be happier to spend the extra $$ to go to one of the mega hotels on the beach. If you want a nice place with friendly staff for a decent price and can deal with minor imperfections, this was a great place and we'd gladly stay again.
- Also Known As:
- Aqua Bamboo Waikiki Hotel Honolulu
- Aqua Bamboo Waikiki Hotel
- Aqua Bamboo Hotel
- Aqua Bamboo Honolulu
- Aqua Bamboo
- Aqua Bamboo And Spa
- Aqua Bamboo Waikiki Hawaii/Honolulu
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aqua Bamboo Waikiki is an intimate, Southeast Asian-inspired, renovated boutique hotel located 1½ blocks to the beach. This oasis in the heart of Waikiki offers the following FREE amenities: in-room Internet access and WiFi Internet access in lobby & poolside, daily local newspaper, local & toll-free calls, 32-inch LCD TV’s, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, stove-top in studios & suites and safe. The lush outer sanctuary includes a saltwater pool with waterfall, jet spa, sauna, barbeque grill and cabana. ... more less
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