Just got back from HNL last nite and I'll do the TR as a daily summary as replies...
Background - Myself and Fiance and another couple stayed at the Aqua Bamboo this was my tenth time on the island and 2nd time in two years last year we stayed at Hotel Renew. This was fiances 3rd time and the couple we travelled with their first time--We also rented a jeep from Alamo..
Hotel - We were going to stay at the Renew again but decided not to due this trip on abit more of a budget found a room rate for 89/nite at Bamboo the reviews on TA looked pretty good plus we read that Lenor Wong was over at the Bamboo and we really liked her at Renew. Overall the Bamboo was what we had expected we had a room on the tenth floor. It was pretty quiet up there except when you opened up the balcony sliding door in mid-afternoon. Customer service was satisfactory nothing extraordinary I was kinda expecting more...but hey for 89 a nite and rooms were clean and nice and good location I would stay again.
Day 1 - We were going to fly out of Seattle on Hawaiian and we are from Vancouver Canada so we left at 3am for our 9am flight. When we get there we find out that mechanical problems have sidelined our plane for the time being and we are indefitnetly delayed. No arrangement at checkout counter was made to put us on another Hawaiian flight or even another carrier. After 6hrs of waiting and a free meal voucher and $100 credit for anotehr flight we were on our way...it actually turned out okay as the plane was empty and we had whole seat rows to ourselves..we got there at 8pm didn't do much other than quick walk of strip than off to bed for full day