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Royal Hawaiian Center

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Address: 2201 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5201
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+1 808-922-2299
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The 310,000-sq.-ft. Royal Hawaiian Center sits on land once known as...

The 310,000-sq.-ft. Royal Hawaiian Center sits on land once known as Helumoa, the home of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop in the 1870s and 1880s. It’s highlighted by the 33,000-square-foot Royal Grove, one of the largest open green spaces in Waikiki. Throughout the day, the event-friendly area showcases entertainment and cultural activities, including arts of Hawaiian quilting, lomilomi massage, ukulele playing, hula dancing, lei making and kapa cloth making. No worries if you’ve been at the beach and are covered with sand. That’s the case with most visitors!

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Nice shopping center

Lots of nice shops. A variety of prices, some very high and some low. Nice food court with lots of choices. As we were leaving I realized that we had barely scratched the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hood River, OR, United States
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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

With this classic luxury hotel, one expects great service, especially for the prices. I called ahead to put an extra name on my reservation. My partner was not allowed in the room and was stuck in the lobby waiting for my delayed arrival until 1:30am. They did nothing to help him. Upon check-in, we watched all other guests be given... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this. You definitely need to turn up early (ie. more than half an hour) to get a seat, it fills up quickly and the teacher doesn't have enough supplies for extra attendees, also small children can't use the needles so check the age limit before you spend too much time waiting. We made beautiful leis from flowers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this mall several times. There were lots of stores to browse. The mall was not big but cozy. There was also parks with some sort of stages that hold some hawaiian performances such as singing and dancing. The food court is lovely, with many food variety one can choose from hawaiian food, japanese food, mexican food, chinese food,... More 

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Hood River, OR, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of nice shops. A variety of prices, some very high and some low. Nice food court with lots of choices. As we were leaving I realized that we had barely scratched the surface as there were more shops across the street.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

The Royal Hawaiian Center is right on the main strip and is a godsend for tourists. Not only is it filled with shops and restaurants, it offers free classes to the public. I was able to take a ukulele class, lomilomi massage and hula dancing. All were wonderful and gave me more of a connection to the local culture. HOWEVER,... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

This is a very good place to shop if you are in the Waikiki area and need a break from all the other beach activities. Open air, three separate buildings with convenient places to stop and relax and get out of the hot sun. We last visited about 4 years ago and it seemed like there were many store fronts... More 

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Tashkent, Toshkent City, Uzbekistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

I like this place, it is very nice, fabulios, Green place, Romantic place, hope you like it, you can find food and so many shops here

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Toorak
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

We visited the guest services desk to book our daughter in to a lesson and the front desk lady was so rude and the worst person to be guest services. Then tonight we went back for a show but it was cancelled but no signs up or anything so people with children all sitting around waiting for a non event.... More 

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Royal Hawaiian C, Manager at Royal Hawaiian Center, responded to this review

Aloha Andrew, Thank you for visiting the Royal Hawaiian Center. Our Cultural Director would like to get more information on your stay. Please contact Monte McComber at 808-931-3240. Mahalo, Royal Hawaiian Center Management More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

We did stop at the Harley Davidson boutique (second floor of building A, I believe) to pick up gifts to take home. That was a very nice shop and we found some good deals. The staff is super! These are very nice shops but why on earth would you spend the time and money required to come to Hawaii to... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

This was a dinner show in the Royal Hawaiian Theatre. We really enjoyed the show which was a mix of rock and hula. The dinner before the show was the best. The food, the presentation and the service was the best we have had for a very long time. A perfect evening in the heart of Waikiki

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