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“Well located and charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Renew

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Hotel Renew
Ranked #16 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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“Well located and charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

Just stayed there for a week and I can hardly fault the place. The staff are one of it's strong points, very welcoming, eager to help with any question and always greet you when you arrive back after a day of exploring. The rooms are well decorated and very clean, if I had to give a fault it would be the bed is a little small, but we did get the cheapest room available. Shower worked great, as did the air con. The complimentary breakfast was pastries, along with freshly squeezed juice. The location is another one of it's strong points, barely two minutes from the beach and being at the end of Waikiki suited our needs perfectly. The beach area wasn't overcrowded and it was a good location to exploring, for example right next to the zoo. Really would recommend.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Angeli F, Manager at Hotel Renew, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Aloha Abby P,

Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely experience here at Hotel Renew by Aston. It’s a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our premier Waikiki location, as well as our friendly team and delicious breakfast. We are fortunate to be just steps away from world famous Waikiki Beach. As you discovered, such proximity to amazing sites,shops and restaurants certainly has its perks! We are glad you were able to take it all in and embrace the experience.

Once again, we sincerely appreciate your kind words and hope to serve you again in the future.

Mahalo,

Angeli F.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

We had a good stay at renew, the place is fair located although a bit at the end of everything on Waikiki but fine if you want a bit more peace and quiet. Overall the place is good but the amenity fee seems stupid...if you do not have a choice, then make the fee part of the overall price which, including the fee, is more than fair. Breakfast is nice but not enough to feed a hungry man (unless on a diet:)).

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Angeli F, Manager at Hotel Renew, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Aloha Chaifa,

We appreciate you taking the time to post a review of your stay with us. I’m glad that you enjoyed our premier location at the quieter end of the world famous Waikiki Beach. Thank you for your honest feedback regarding the amenity fee. We have shared this suggestion with our management team.

We look forward to another opportunity to host you at Hotel Renew by Aston on your next Oahu vacation.

Mahalo,

G. Razon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

This place is perfect close to town and beach. Comes with access to a pool the staff are super friendly and helpful and the free internet is super fast!!!!! Our room is on the 5th floor and is on a side street so it isn't noisy. Our air con is a bit noisy but it's so hot that I don't care. Free DVD rental also it's really good. Highly reccomend

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Angeli F, Manager at Hotel Renew, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Aloha Kate S,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your experience here at Hotel Renew by Aston. I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed our great location which is only a short block off of Waikiki Beach. We are honored to receive your compliments about our amenities such as access to pools, wireless internet and unlimited DVD rentals as well as our friendly staff.

We are disappointed to learn of the challenge with your AC and I would like to extend my personal apology. Please rest assured that we have relayed this information to our maintenance team for their immediate follow up. Thank you for taking the time to advise us of this situation.

We look forward to you welcoming you back in the near future.

Mahalo,

G. Razon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

I stayed with a friend for a week in early March and had absolutely nothing to criticize about the hotel. The staff were amazing, always friendly and attentive, the room was quiet and immaculately clean, and I did not find the resort fee exorbitant as it allows you free wifi, free beach equipment, free DVD rentals in the lobby, Playstation in the room and access to the Marriott across the street.
The hotel is half a block from the beach on the Kapiolani Park end of Waikiki and the relative peace and quiet that half-block provided was surprising. No beach view from the room.... but if you want to see that go outside!
The breakfast buffet was plentiful and fresh and was a great way to start your day on the beach with the towels and chairs provided by the hotel.
Planning another trip to Honolulu in the fall and will very very likely stay at the Renew a second time.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Angeli F, Manager at Hotel Renew, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Aloha Ianacaine,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with the Trip Advisor Community. It’s truly an honor to receive such a glowing endorsement. It’s great to hear you enjoyed all of the many small things that make Renew such a unique experience. Such as our fabulous location on the quieter end of Waikiki, assortment of beach amenities, fresh daily continental breakfast, clean, modern styling and our attentive staff. Every touch is designed with our guests in mind.

We are delighted to hear that you may be able to return to Hotel Renew by Aston in the fall. Please feel free to contact us at res.new@astonreservations.com . We would be happy to help you arrange your future stay.

We look forward to your next stay and wish you the best, until we meet again.

Mahalo,

G. Razon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

As others have reviewed, this hotel is in a great location and the staff are excellent. Our room was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. The view however was depressing to say the least and we spent very little time looking out of the window! We were only booked for one night so it was not a big problem, but how much better it could have been!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angeli F, Manager at Hotel Renew, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Aloha Oz Two,

We appreciate you taking the time to post your review regarding your stay with us here at Hotel Renew by Aston. We are glad that you enjoyed our well-appointed rooms and premier location. Most of all, we are delighted to hear that our team members provided you with exceptional service. Thank you for our time and consideration. If your future travels include returning to Waikiki, we would be honored to host you once again.

Mahalo,

G. Razon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

We went to Hawaii for 3 nights and 4 days. We normally stay at the Trump hotel but this some we stayed at Hotel Renew and it was not bad at all, it was actually pleasant surprisingly. We got greeted by a wet fowel and free glass of pineapple juice. I think that over all this hotel is very modern and despite of it being all the way at the end of the waikiki strip i think that you get what you pay for, the rooms are pretty small also a little on the dusty side but since we were there short we decided to stay here and again it wasn't bad at all.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Angeli F, Manager at Hotel Renew, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Aloha Mdwildcats,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay here at Hotel Renew by Aston. We are glad that you enjoyed the cold, refreshing island welcome upon arrival, as well as the simplistic and modern style personality that our property possesses. We do in fact boast a rather enviable location at the quieter end of world-famous Waikiki Beach, while still maintaining close proximity to a myriad of shops and restaurants.

Although we do not have pool or gym facilities on property, the Club Renew gives you access to the nearby pools, Jacuzzi and fitness center as part of our extensive amenity package. This also includes in-room wireless internet, aroma concierge, unlimited DVD rentals, daily continental breakfast and Keurig coffee makers.

Thanks again for your wonderful praise. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Renew by Aston in the near future.

Mahalo,

R. Razon.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stayed two nights at the Renew flying in Hawaii and trying to decompress before boarding our cruise ship. Hotel is very well located, a couple of minutes away from the ocean, on a street that was quiet during our stay. From the moment we walked up the steps, the welcome was pleasant, warm and sincere. Nice lobby, small but tastefully decorated. Our room which was the most economical was very pleasant, two comfortable beds, nice bathroom, good ac, when you use a room to sleep, the view is less important. continental breakfast is included, again a pleasant experience, wifi included and works. what more do you want for a short stay ?

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Angeli F, Manager at Hotel Renew, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Aloha Voyageurbear,

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience here at Hotel Renew by Aston. It’s a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our premier Waikiki location, as well as our friendly staff, daily continental breakfast and our wireless internet connection. I’m thrilled that the Renew Experience lived up to your expectations. We truly appreciate your feedback and look forward to creating more memories with you in the future.

Mahalo,

G. Razon
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Property: Hotel Renew
Address: 129 Paoakalani Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3708
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#14 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#18 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Renew 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the center of it all, yet a world away from ordinary, Hotel Renew is an oasis of calm for savvy travelers seeking a more intimate Waikiki experience. This designer boutique hotel is a one-of-a-kind property offering sophisticated serenity throughout its 72 freshly designed rooms. Situated at the center of Waikiki's vibrant shopping and dining area, the hotel is a retreat that promotes wellness and rejuvenation with natural elements reflecting the beauty of Hawaii. ... more   less 
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