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“Fantastic modern boutique hotel”
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Vive Hotel Waikiki
Ranked #12 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic modern boutique hotel”
Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the vive waikiki hotel after making a last minute booking due to an error in our booking at another hotel and can i say "thank goodness" because the vive was awesome! The lady at the front desk was so lovely and warm and even let us check in early which was especially appreciated as we had come from a 7am flight from sydney.
The downstairs hotel foyer is beautiful and very modern.
The room was comfortable and very clean, only complaint is that the bathroom was a tad small but seeing as we didn't spend a whole lot of time in our room that didn't bother me much (being female I probably just have too much stuff! :p).
The staff were very accommodating and also happy to provide us with complimentary beach towels, beach mats, chairs and boogie boards.
Breakfast selection is small and consists mainly of a small selection of pastries and three different types of fruit. There's also fresh coffee which is 24/7, juice and water. It's all complimentary so you can't argue with that!
The hotel itself is in a good location - literally 2 min to beach and also very close to shops (5min). I would highly recommend this hotel!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hibiscus Coast, Auckland,
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

A pleasant stay recently. The staff are all friendly and attentive. It's nicely cared for rooms, we had a corner one looking toward Waikiki Beach. Very close to town, I would stay again if I went to Waikiki. They ran out of English Breakfast Tea while I was there, if you're a tea drinker you may make comment on this. Hawaii seems to be full of coffee drinkers. This small incident was no reflection on the pleasant stay we enjoyed.

Room Tip: Corner suites are away from the Elevators
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

We found by chance this brand new hotel perfectly located few steps from the best part of Waikiki beach. We stayed in a standard room city view. Right size for 2. Furniture very stylish in its simplicity. Complimentary breakfast simple but really enjoyable. Staff at reception and garage very kind and professional. Room rate very competitive considering location, service and the advantage of a brand new property.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

This is my third time in Waikiki and I try new hotels each time. Let's start with the location. It's the perfect walk to the strip of Waikiki. Great location with great views. The hotel was very modern from the furniture to the design it was perfect. The front desk was extremely helpful and courteous from the check in to check out. The checking in process was fast and easy. Rooms was a bit small but a decent size, rooms was very cleaned. Would definitely recommend and would stay again!

Stayed September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

My wife and I were greeted by an excellent reception at the front desk upon check in. Chocolates and a handwritten note recognizing our honeymoon were placed on our bed in advance.
Having booked the room online we were surprised how small our original room was. That was quickly corrected by one of Vive's greatest assets, Jacquelin Co, Chief Concierge. She was extremely helpful in setting up reservations and activities during our 2 night stay. Housekeeping and front desk staff were also top notch. Even had a chance to meet Dan,Vive GM prior to departure. Definitely a must consider.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Mililani, Hawaii
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Very clean and new furnishings. The rooms are small by US standards but not by European. Having a hospitality room you can reserve is a great plus. It was nice to have a place, after checkout, to relax and freshen up before heading home. Keep in mind you do have to reserve a time to reserve the hospitality room. Also the lobby offers coffee and hot or cold water all day.

I can't say enough about the staff. Eveyrone was fantastic! Even if the hotel was so so, which it wasn't, I would stay here again because of how terrific the staff is. I spoke with most of the staff on multiple occasions, front desk reception, concierge, valet, breakfast room, and housekeeping. All the staff was very pleasant, helpful, friendly and always smiling. I've stayed at 5 star hotels and not found as good a staff as we experienced at VIVE hotel. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Bellevue, Washington
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Overall, I had very good impression from the hotel.

Pros:
* relatively low price for Waikiki;
* everything is clean, everything looks new -- in the room as well as in the lobby;
* free WiFi;
* complimentary breakfast: might be too minimalistic for some (fruits, pastry & coffee), but all fresh and tasty.

Cons:
* the room is small (Cosmopolitan Ocean View Queen), pretty much most of the space is taken by the bed;
* the A/C is loud, may be disturbing at night.

Room Tip: There's really not much of the ocean seen from the rooms (I stayed on 15th floor in a Cosmopolit...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Vive Hotel Waikiki
Address: 2426 Kuhio Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3310
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Vive Hotel Waikiki 3*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vive Hotel Waikiki offers exceptional value with no hidden amenity or resort fees! Located just steps away from shops, restaurants, and the world famous Waikiki Beach, Vive is strategically located in a prime location. Various complimentary amenities include: continental breakfast, WIFI, beach gear items, newspaper, local calling and more! Book your stay with us today for the best value! ... more   less 
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