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Aqua Bamboo Waikiki
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2425 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815   |  
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Ranked #22 of 83 hotels in Honolulu
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Recommended”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We stayed here because that's where all the other wedding guests were staying and apart from some early glitches with wifi because a new system was being installed, we loved it. Got is early after a long long flight from Perth and we waited 20 minutes until a room was available, at 10.00am!

Location is great too, 5 minutes from the beach.

  • Stayed June 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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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Aloha Ian F,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We are so happy that we were able to get you into a room not long after your early arrival and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the convenient location of the hotel. We are pleased to let you know that the new wifi has been completely installed throughout the hotel.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Great Boutique Hotel.
Friendly helpful staff.
Close walking distance from beach and shops.
Rooms where comfy and clean.
I just found traffic from the road quite loud at night while trying to sleep.
Lobby was great for a free cool lemon drink or cuppa tea.
Pool area was nice but pool quite small.
Overall I would book here again.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Aloha Linda2325,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We are very happy to hear that you found our staff to be friendly & helpful and you enjoyed the convenient location of the hotel to Waikiki Beach & shopping. We are also thrilled you were able to benefit from some of our many complimentary amenities such as refreshing beverages in the lobby.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com
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Richardson, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Do NOT come here for a honeymoon. You will be so disappointed....
The staff is nice but the hotel sucks. Its old as hell, the lobby is done up all nice but the rooms are terrible. You are stuck next to a ghetto apt complex where there are teenagers selling drugs right outside the door on the weekend.
Please be smart and stay away from this place. The whole area is run down and terrible. Sucks when you pay in advance and cant go to the other side of the island to get away from this hell hole.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Aloha Kt A,

Thank you for taking the time to share bring your experience to our attention. We hope that you will accept our sincere apology for failing to meet your expectations and for the inconveniences that you endured. We truly value your patronage and appreciate your honest feedback. Should future travel bring you back to Hawaii, we hope that you will give us another chance.

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com
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Toronto, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stayed at this hotel back in October 2011.
I think they had recently updated the hotel and were continuing construction on the exterior of the building while we were there so it was a little noisy during the day but we weren't in the room much. As for the location, this hotel is perfect. They have a cute little outdoor oasis that was nice if you wanted to get away for the busy streets of Waikiki. The staff was firendly and accommodating.
I wouldn't say that this hotel has all the fancy finishes but if you're looking for a good hotel in Waikiki at a decent price then this would be a good option.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Aloha Laura J,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
Please except our sincerest apologies for the construction noise you encountered during your recent stay. Most regrettably, there is never a good or perfect time to complete needed repairs and renovations while staying in operation.
We are, however, very pleased to hear that our staff was friendly and accommodating and that you enjoyed the convenient location of the hotel.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This hotel is a great place to stay and really close to the beach. The room was really spacious clean, the staff were all really nice and helpful. They always have free iced lemon water, lemonade and coffee in the lobby. Free beach towels and chairs. The only downside for us was an aircon noise and street noise during the day . Overall it is a great value for your money and we would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the court yard are quieter
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  • 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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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Aloha Olegata,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We apologize for the inconveniences you endured during your stay with us due to the noise of the air conditioning unit. I would greatly appreciate more information about your stay so we may address this area in the room you stayed in. I welcome you to email me at the address provided below.
We are thrilled that you found the staff to be nice and helpful and that you enjoyed many of our complimentary amenities such as refreshing beverages in the lobby and beach gear. We are also pleased to hear that you enjoyed your spacious and clean room and the convenient location of the hotel to Waikiki Beach.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Recently stayed for four nights. Wasn't sure what to expect as never had stayed here before. Was pleasantly surpirise with the location, pool and free stuff. Coffee, apples and Wi Fi. Had a room overlooking the pool and was able to get the Wi Fi from the balcony. Easy walk to the beach and other facilities. Will happy stay here again on the visit

Room Tip: Room overlooking the pool seem to be quieter
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  • 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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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Aloha Trainguy81,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We are pleased that we were able to exceed your expectations of the hotel and that you enjoyed your Courtyard View room overlooking the pool. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed some of our many complimentary amenities such as beverages and apples in the lobby along with the internet service. It is also wonderful to hear that you benefited from the convenient location of the hotel to Waikiki Beach and other attractions.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com
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Springfield, TN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a great place to stay and really close to the beach. The room was really clean, the staff were all really nice and helpful. The pool is a bit small but really pretty with a small waterfall. They always have iced lemon water, lemonade and coffee in the lobby. The only downside for us was that you had to pay to use their computers in the lobby to print boarding passes,etc. $5 for 30 minutes. Overall it is a great value for your money and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Aloha TNFlea,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We are thrilled that you enjoyed the central location of the hotel to Waikiki Beach and you enjoyed our tropical and private pool area. We are also pleased to hear that the staff was nice and helpful throughout your stay and you were able to enjoy some of our many complimentary amenities such as refreshing beverages in the lobby. We apologize for the inconvenience of having to pay to print your boarding passes at the internet kiosks we have on property. Please see our Guest Services desk the next time you are here to visit and we would be happy to assist you with printing your boarding passes at the front desk.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com
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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
Address: 2425 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#18 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#29 Business Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aqua Bamboo Waikiki 3*
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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