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Review of Aston Waikiki Sunset

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Aston Waikiki Sunset
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great staff, great hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

After a 10 hour overnight flight with no sleep, suffering from a sore throat and a headache, then trying to come to grips with driving on the opposite side of the road, I was very thankful to the lady at reception who found us an available room 3-4 hours before our check-in time. After a shower and a couple of hours sleep in the middle of the day I was all set for a great stay at Waikiki. The Aston Sunset is the perfect place to stay for a young family. It is close to the beach, restaurants and is handy when renting a car as the hotel is conveniently located so that you can drive to any place on the island with ease.The room was very clean, modern and had a good view of the ocean. My wife really loved this hotel as the hotel store was well-stocked and lend beach towels for free which took the hassle out of trying to get our own larger towels dry all the time. The hotel is a short walk to the beach and a 10-15 minute walk to the hub of activity in Waikiki. We found this perfect for us though, as we could walk off the extra calories after dinner and retire for the night in a quiet location. There were renovations being undertaken during our stay but it doesn't affect you at all when you are out and about during the day.
I was very impressed with the staff at this hotel. We received a call when we got back to the room one day informing us that the cleaner had noticed that we had left the door of our safe open and that one of the reception staff had come up to our room to lock it for us. We had our passports and a laptop computer in the safe so it was very re-assuring to us to know that we were staying at a hotel with honest and professional staff. We have recommended this place to friends who have booked 3 rooms for this June and we will most definitely be staying here again in the future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Stevo675
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed at the Waikiki Sunset for one week in early December. Did not experience any disruptions with the renovations. We requested a mountain view room on a higher floor, and got a beautiful room on the 36th floor with a balcony and spectacular views - day and night. The room was great - clean, comfortable bed, and kitchen surprisingly well equipped. We cooked most of our meals in, so this was great. Front desk and parking attendant staff friendly and helpful. Check in was speedy and efficient. We liked the location as it was a few blocks away from the beach and noise - an easy walk to grocery store called the Food Pantry and a longer hike to Safeway. We liked the onsite parking. Even though the building is a bit older, they are making a good effort to maintain the property and the rooms have been renovated. We would definitely stay here again, as this is good value for the money. Most hotel rooms are much more expensive, and we enjoyed a beautiful one bedroom apartment with a kitchen for a great price.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Bo93
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new england
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

stayed for 8 days in September 2012 - husband was there for 2 months - great location easy walk to beach, restaurants, our room had a view of the ocean. rooms were spacious and well maintained. loved it and would recommend it to people and would def go back again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Kathy C
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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Right from our late night/early morning check in, to our check out we found the staff to be extremely helpful. We were immediately supplied with a fold out cot, free of charge. Upon opening the door our room was clean, and beautifully renovated. Was nice and spacious and our lanai (balcony) was clean, with a beautiful view of Diamond Head. Was lovely to sit out there and have an early morning coffee listening to the animals at the zoo. The maid service was excellent and we found our room well cleaned, beds made, and a supply of Kona coffee was well stocked.
The guy who books your day trips was really good, and supplied us with alot of information on trips that are available.
Excellent value for your holiday dollar.
We had a noon book out and they stored our luggage for us in a locked room until we were picked up. They also gave us full use of the 6th floor while we were waiting, which we really appreciated.

Room Tip: We were on the 9th floor and could see some of the ocean, if you need more of a view you have to go...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jarsobean
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Chelan
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms very nicely equipped and we loved having coffee on the balcony looking at the stunning view and hearing the elephants and lions waking up!
we were able to keep my daughters beach wheel chair at the reception counter which was great for the sand and water. Location was very convenient.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Merick H
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Miranda, Australia
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

The Aston Waikiki is an excellent Hotel and very close to the beach, my family stayed here for a week to celebrate my husbands 50th Birthday and we were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness, helpfulness, cleanliness, value for money and location. We stayed at the Hyatt place after this for a few days and although the Hyatt had been renovated the service that we received at the Aston Sunset was absolutely outstanding.This hotel is a Goldmine as it is such fantastic value for money and close to everything, we enjoyed walking and discovering restaurants, shops, ice cream parlors and the 35 ABC stores in Waikiki we really enjoyed finding our presents and souvenirs in them. This hotel has it all it is close to the Zoo which is amazing !We have stayed in places right on the Waikiki ocean front and we actually liked being one block off the beach this time. It was easy to get away from the crowded beach area when checking out the rest of the island. We were very pleased and would most certainly stay here again It is close enough to all the busier part of Waikiki without all the noise and hustle and bustle and being off the main street is a bonus as it is nice and quiet when you get back to the Hotel, which you don't get if you stay at the Hotels on the main street. The size of the room is excellent with the fully functional kitchen and fridge with dishwasher made it a home away from home feel rather than a Hotel feel, which made my family very comfortable.The hotel has a nice convenience store on the fifth floor, laundry on every floor, direct access to the parking deck and a pretty cool outdoor patio with pool, tennis courts, grills and a very nice view of Diamond Head. Also a workout room and computer area near the patio entrance. You can have dinner, drinks, breakfast or lunch at all of them as they all welcome you, which is fantastic. Stay at the Aston Waikiki sunset and save money to spend enjoying your holiday or shopping !!!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Len D
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DougOkada, General Manager at Aston Waikiki Sunset, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Aloha Len D,

Mahalo for all the great comments regarding your stay with us. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed our service, location, accommodations, and value.

We take great pride in exceeding our guests expectations and I appreciate you sharing this with us and our readers.

Mahalo for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Until then, Mahalo and . . . .

Aloha,

Doug Okada
General Manager
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Lake Goodwin, Washington, United States
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

We stayed here for a family vacation--my mother-in-law booked it all. While the outside of the building isn't veryimpressive, the rooms are spacious and clean. The was a full kitchen--great for families on a budget--and a separate bedroom. The staff was very friendly and the concierge was helpful (I didn't speak to him but my sister-in-law did). The only draw back is they are painting the outside of the building so the pool was closed off for a good part of the day. We did use the BBQ at night and we saw the grills (and pool) being cleaned every morning. The hotel is located just blocks from the beach, and while we didn't have an ocean view, we did get to see the sun rise over Diamond Head every morning from our lanai.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kristin G
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Property: Aston Waikiki Sunset
Address: 229 Paoakalani Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3796
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aston Waikiki Sunset 3*
Number of rooms: 435
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy spectacular views of Diamond Head, the blue Pacific, or the Honolulu city lights. Well-suited to families and centrally located in a quiet residential neighborhood just over one block from famous Waikiki beach, this resort offers relaxed island-style living in spacious one and two-bedroom suites with complete kitchens and private lanais. ... more   less 
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Aston Waikiki Sunset Hotel Honolulu
Resort Quest Waikiki Sunset
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