First off, my wife and I have high expectations when vacationing, especially paying for a hotel of this caliber.
Check in was smooth, no one tried to sell us anything, which was good and bad. We had no overview of the hotel and the amenities so it took is a day or two to figure out the grounds and how the hotel operated, such as beach chairs costing $41.88 (this is very unsettling when you pay $700 a night for a hotel room). This was visibly upsetting to many other visitors we saw throughout the week. The $36.55 resort charge is also a joke. It covers internet and parking...we didn't have a car and the internet moves at the pace of a snail.
The room was very nice with soft sheets and pillows. Service was amazing at the restaurants and the bar.
You cannot beat the location of his resort either. It's a little hideaway located in the middle of the restaurants and shopping. I would come back only if the price came down some and they threw in a few days of beach chairs and got rid of the resort few charges.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1927, the iconic Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii. Situated in the heart of Waikiki, the hotel offers cultural activities, gold standard signature concierge service, valet parking, doctors-on-call, florist, currency exchange service, Japanese concierge, laundry and dry cleaning, dining service and world-class restaurants and bars, wireless internet access in rooms and all public areas, multi-lingual staff, 24-hour room service, business center, and beach and pool services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Hotel Honolulu
- Royal Hawaiian Honolulu
- The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort Hawaii/Honolulu