We initially booked a room without airconditioning for 55 a night. We thought, if you can sleep without an aircon, it should probably be doable. Don't do it!! The first room we entered, looked very shabby and had sliding windows (the ones that cut fingers when they fall) and two pretty huge plastic fans. We had 5 nights ahead of us with 90F at daytime and 75 plus at night, we quickly decided that we 'needed' aircon as a standard! So back to the desk and we got another one, without having to switch later that week. Kudos!
That room was still being cleaned, it was the first and last time that week. The other days, they just changed the towels and did the beds. No more vacuuming after that moment.
The room itself is nice, not shabby if you don't touch the furniture, as it is close to falling apart! It feels like walking into the seventies and not knowing better, one could think the room has not been touched ever since!
The aircon works continously, so no switching on and off during the night and it keeps the room cold enough all the time. Then again, there are no windows you can open in the room, just the balcony door.
The wifi is only available for free in the lobby, maybe the owner likes to see his guests every now and then, but in our room, next to the elevator, we just didn't have a signal.
The tv was small by the way and shampoo only comes once a week. So buy it yourself!
There are pans and glasses in the cabinets and there is a large fridge and microwave.
Next door you have a great Korean place and a Denny's (with golden sign, other than red) for a fair price and the shopping centres are around the corner. Markets are there too, very cosy!
Parking can be done two blocks away in a hotel, for 15 dollars per night. Don't gamble on street parking, there is hardly any and everything is one way traffic, killing!
With the beach at the end of the street and surfboards to take in the lobby, what is the reason to really complain? You're in Waikiki for less than 100 dollars a night!! Just look through the old stuff, take this advice and save an awful lot. It can send one of the two to another Island for free and do a volcano tour. That's how much it is!!!
- Also Known As:
- Royal Grove Honolulu
- Hotel Royal Grove
- Royal Grove Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu