We were lucky enough to be able to check into this hotel after a very negative initial experience of Hawaii at another hotel.
Besides a prime beachfront location, central to everything, the staff are what really make this a truly outstanding hotel. We were greeted with enthusiasm by guest relations staff, who really endeavoured to change our initial poor impressions of the island ( thanks entirely to another conveyor belt type hotel).
The decor may be slightly daggy but staff, resturants and location more than make up for slightly dated rooms and a very small bath in bathroom. There is plenty of space for clothes and suitcases in bathroom area. 2 double beds in room plus a fold out sofa bed and a desk still allowed plenty of space. View from balcony was amazing ! Pool area is smallish but has plenty of chairs and you can walk straight onto the beach for a swim in the best water in the world.
What is also great about this place is Duke's Resturant, as this hotel is on the site of the original outrigger canoe club of Waikiki. This is truly an experience. Dukes is done out in 50's Hawaiian cliche decor (so cool), evoking memories of old Elvis movies. Loved it and went several times, including a special birthday. The food is good, fish dishes excellent, they cater for allergies and it is always packed, booking essential! Hula Grill is a similar, but less crowded experience. We ate here for breakfast most days, recommend the acai bowl with granola but they also do the standard, big breakfasts.
This place is all about the aloha spirit, the feeling of greeting, warmth and welcome. I will definitely be back!
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- Also Known As:
- Outrigger Waikiki On The Beach Hotel Honolulu
- Outrigger Hotel Honolulu
- Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Hawaii/Honolulu
- Outrigger Honolulu
- Honolulu Outrigger