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Aqua Bamboo Waikiki
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2425 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815   |  
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Ranked #26 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
San Francisco, California
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“Great hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

A friend was celebrating their 50th birthday and chose to do it on Oahu. We stayed at Aqua Bamboo, and it was a terrific time. The staff were all great and very helpful, the pool area excellent, and it's just a three minute walk to the beach (and Duke's for a sunset Mai Tai). Will definitely be staying there on our next trip to Hawaii.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, May 10, 2014
Aloha Igknowland,

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 pleased that you enjoyed your trip celebrating your friend’s birthday with us. We are delighted that the staff was helpful and you benefited from 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! 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We like to travel often so we try to be as frugal as possible. However, I won't sacrifice safety and/or cleanliness. The Aqua Bamboo provided both. In addition, the staff was friendly and accommodating. Free wi-fi in the lobby and guest rooms was a plus. The lobby and pool area are nicely decorated. Last but not least, the location was perfect for what we needed. Just a couple of blocks from Waikiki beach and so many other attractions within walking distance, we didn't even need a rental car. There is a bus stop in front that makes getting around the island convenient and affordable. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Aloha Mary Z,

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 you found our hotel to be safe, clean and fit in your budget. We are thrilled that the staff was friendly and accommodating and that you enjoyed the convenient location to Waikiki Beach and many other Waikiki attractions.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! 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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Ajax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The hotel was very nice because when we arrived in our room there's a wine, lei and a box of macadamia chocolate (which is my favorite) Staff was very nice and accommodating. Concierge was very helpful. The kitchenette was a big deal cause we were able to sometimes cook and have our morning coffee. The Waikiki beach is only a block away from the hotel, very convenient and also public transportation just in front of the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Aloha Ariraira,

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 welcome amenity upon your arrival and that you found the staff to be nice and accommodating. We are also glad to hear that you also enjoyed the convenient kitchenette in your room and the central location of the hotel to Waikiki Beach and TheBus stops.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! 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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We stayed for 5 days in Waikiki a few days ago at Aqua Bamboo. It is an excellent property just a block away from the strip. That helps reduce the noise from the street traffic. While still being very very close to the restaurants and the beach.
It has clean efficient rooms. The property is a bit old but very well maintained. The main door could be changed to a sliding door. The pool is very cool with a hot tub. The private backyard was very cozy.
It has a surprisingly nice restaurant with a limited menu "Lovin Oven". Their nachos were excellent.
We would definitely stay their again.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, May 10, 2014
Aloha Tarahblahsiv,

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 to hear that you enjoyed the convenient location of the hotel, off the main strip but still within walking distance to Waikiki Beach and restaurants. We are also delighted that you enjoyed your clean room and the relaxing outer sanctuary.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! 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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I stayed at the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki back in Jan.2014 and it was my first visit to Hawaii. This hotel, the employees and the service are lasting impressions in my mind when I think of this trip. I loved that it was a smaller hotel, as the employees were very kind, helpful with suggestions, made you feel personally welcomed and the service was amazing! They went above and beyond for me, as for the first part of my trip I was by myself and they were always looking out for me. The rooms were a good size and the balcony, modern and clean, great rates and an amazing location considering the price for the rooms. When I return I will go back and stay there again! Thank you for contributing to my amazing visit to the island.

Room Tip: Request to stay in the higher floors, on beachside rooms- you can see the ocean and beach!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, May 11, 2014
Aloha Sassy M,

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 to hear that we were able to help make your first trip to Hawaii memorable with our personal and helpful staff. We are also pleased that you enjoyed your room and the location.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! 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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5 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you are looking very affordable, tranquil, peaceful, serene and safe accommodation only a block from Waikiki Beach, then stay at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki.

We have stayed at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki on a number of occasions and have found the staff to be extremely helpful, nothing is too much trouble - from changing cash to organising a tour. They go out of their way to make your stay the best ever in Hawaii!

The room we stayed in was # 1001 (10th Floor) - it was extremely comfortable, quiet, spacious and had generous sized lanais/balconies with comfortable seating and privacy.

It was serviced daily, often before 11.00am, which suited us because we were swimming or shopping in the morning and so welcomed coming into a clean and cool hotel room which had been freshly serviced.

As far as security is concerned, you need a room card to get into the Hotel Lobby area (and then into your room) from 10pm-6am daily and there is even a night guard who patrols the outside of the lobby ensuring that entry is authorised and guests and staff are safe.

The pool/spa at the back of the Hotel is absolutely wonderful and therapeutic with tables and chairs (under shade protection) if you want to rest and/or read a book/magazine.

Something, perhaps unique to Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, is the "Bamboozle" evening which the Management put on for Hotel (and invited) guests every Thursday between 4.30 and 5.30pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to 'mix and mingle', make new friends whilst enjoying the original Hawaiian entertainment, generous cocktails/food all in the serene and beautiful bamboo setting. We have enjoyed the weekly "Bamboozle" evening for a number of years and can thoroughly recommend it.

Being set only one block back from Waikiki Beach, and with the Food Pantry, Pharmacies, ABC Stores, Department stores like Macy's and the main Kalakaua Avenue Hotels such as the Moana Surfrider, Royal Hawaiian, Outrigger Waikiki within easy walking distance, the location of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki Hotel could not be better! Also, the bus stop taking visitors to the Ala Moana Shopping Centre or around the island of Oahu, is directly opposite the Hotel as is the bus stop for visitors wanting to go to Diamond Head, Sea Life Park, the Kahala Mall/Hotel, etc, and is just next to the Hotel, 5 minutes walk down the same side of Kuhio Avenue.

This is the best Hotel which we have been privileged to stay at in al the years that we have been vacationing in Hawaii (since 1988). We are indeed very blessed and lucky to have such wonderful accommodation and to be treated so royally by such wonderful staff!

Mahalo, Mahalo - a BIG THANK YOU to all the staff and management of Aqua Bamboo Waikiki for making this our best holiday yet and we are already planning our next stay at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, hopefully later this year, 2014!

Warmest regards and with much Aloha until then,

Janet and Richard Lambert

Room Tip: When Booking make a request for a Room # ending in 01 or 06, above Level 4, as these are on the Sout...
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, May 11, 2014
Aloha Richard L,

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 honored to welcome you back year after year and we are happy to hear that we are still able to meet your expectations with our helpful staff and comfortable rooms. We are delighted that you enjoy our weekly manager’s reception and our convenient location to Waikiki Beach and TheBus stops for easy transportation around the island.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! 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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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is a condo hotel that has recently been refurbished. It's three blocks from Waikiki Beach, and it's an easy walk to plenty of stores restaurants, zoo and aquarium. The staff is great. They'll make your stay memorable. Raymond met us when we arrived and had our car ready whenever we needed it. Housekeeping was very attentive and the concierge was quite helpful. Note that parking is $25.00/day even if you select the "snooze and cruise" package. It's still a pretty good deal if you want to be free to explore the entire island on your own schedule.

Room Tip: Ask for the courtyard side of the building. It's quitter and may offer an ocean view if your ro...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, May 11, 2014
Aloha Robert T,

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 you enjoyed the central location of the hotel to Waikiki Beach, shops, restaurants and Waikiki’s attractions. We are also happy to hear that the staff made your stay with us a memorable one.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! 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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Address: 2425 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#21 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#24 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aqua Bamboo Waikiki 3*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aqua Bamboo Waikiki is an intimate, Southeast Asian-inspired, boutique hotel located 1 1/2 blocks to the beach. If you're looking for a true oasis in the heart of Waikiki with an on-site restaurant and lush outer sanctuary including a saltwater pool with waterfall, jet spa, sauna, barbeque grill and cabana, look no further. With our hospitality fee for all stays beginning August 1, 2014, Aqua Bamboo 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, studios and suites include a 32-inch LCD TV, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, and stove-top. ... more   less 
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