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Aqua Bamboo Waikiki
Ranked #49 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Reviewed November 15, 2012

I used to be a travel agent and have seen many Hotels/Condos in Waikiki.
This one is very clean w/ large rooms. We love the fact that we can walk anywhere.
We just happened to stumble on this property by staying somewhere else that didn't have a pool The Bamboo let us use theirs and then the next time we traveled we stayed there.
The pool gets shaded in the afternoon by the trees but that works out really well because you are usually at the beach all day and need a break from the sun.
They have tea and a small breakfast in the lobby every morning.
We had a complimentary massage and drinks in the lobby one night.
What a fun place.....you will not find another as nice for the price
I've always felt very relaxed and welcomed at this place. Never crowded.

Room Tip: I personally like the city view at this property. You can sit on your balcony and people watch.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank daphne b
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aquabamboo1, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2012

Aloha Daphne b,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We are so happy that you found your home away from home here at the Aqua Bamboo! It is wonderful that you found the convenient location and clean, large rooms to benefit you during your stay. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our many complimentary amenities such as beverages and apples in the lobby along with our weekly Manager’s Reception, the Bamboozle.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is a good hotel in the middle of busy waikiki. Loved the boutique feel and the pool area. An oasis of tranquility, yet you could walk almost anywhere. We stayed 16 nights. We travel to Hawaii every year and usually stay at the five star hotels. While this is not a 5 star hotel, there were lots of little extras to make up for that. The staff was very friendly, beach chairs, rafts, and towels were provided, coffee, water, and lemonade in the lobby were a nice treat. Thursday night manager cocktail reception with live music was also a nice treat. Very clean everywhere! If there was any problem, it was corrected immediately. The only negative thing I have to say is that the pool was freezing which was odd. When I asked about this I was told that the pool does not get enough hours of sunlight. I would imagine this to be less of an issue in the summer. The other issue which was really the most important has to do with a foul odor in the room which came and went. In all fairness to the Aqua Bamboo, the sewage problem is a city problem and something that is being worked on in several locations. During our stay, several areas near the hotel were having new pipes installed under the sidewalk. Therefore, this may have been a problem for us due to the location of our room. I would stay at the Aqua Bamboo again.

Room Tip: Pool view rooms are very nice!
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank alohajoborg
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aquabamboo1, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2012

Aloha Alohajoborg,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
It is wonderful to hear that the staff was friendly and accommodating and you enjoyed our complimentary amenities such as beach equipment and refreshing beverages in the lobby. We are delighted you enjoyed our weekly Manager’s Reception, the Bamboozle. We apologize for the inconveniences you encountered due to the pool temperature and the discrepancy in your room. Did you have an opportunity to advise our team of these issues? If not, please contact me at nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com so we may attend to these matters specific to your room.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is a good hotel in the heart of Waikiki, just a couple of blocks from the beach. A couple of minutes walk and you're on the beautiful Waikiki beach. We stayed here for two separate nights before and after a cruise. Both rooms we had were great. They were very big with a king size bed, good bathrooms, kitchen and sitting areas. The beds were quite soft though. The staff were great and helped in any way they could. I recommend this hotel and if we return to Hawaii we would definitely stay here.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jparker65
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aquabamboo1, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2012

Aloha Jparker65,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We are thrilled that you found the convenient location of the hotel to Waikiki Beach to benefit you during your stay with us and that you found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We are also very happy to hear that you enjoyed you spacious room with good facilities.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Great Hotel.
I was staying for 5 nights in this hotel on part of my Honeymoon. When we got there, our room had two double beds so we went down and explained that we were on our Honeymoon, the lady was very nice and said she'll move stuff about and get us a room with just a king size bed in it. It only took them about 20 mins. When we got in our the new room, they had left champagne chocolates and put fresh flowers all out for us a round the room, which was very nice of them. We also had a good view from the room.
It doesn't hurt to ask :-)
The Hotel was very clean, and all the staff in this hotel were very nice and friendly with us. Booking trips was really easy in this hotel as well. We didn't feel pressured or rushed into anything. They were also good at letting us know which place's are really nice to eat at, for a quick snack to a sit down meal.
The location of the Aqua Bamboo is great as well. 5 mins from the beach if that. Shops and Restaurants around the corner, and the bus stop just across the road, which is very handy.
The Pool Area is very nice too, with a nice lay out, and very well done.
The Aqua Bamboo is a very nice, friendly, cheap place to stay for Hawaii, and in a great location.
It may not be on the beach but, for a cheap nice friendly Vacation to visit Waikiki in Hawaii, i would say stay here.

Room Tip: The Higher the better, for a good View.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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aquabamboo1, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2012

Aloha BigSexyHorridge,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We are so happy that you chose to stay with us for such a special occasion and we could add a little, special touch to your stay with us! We are thrilled that the staff was friendly and accommodating and that you enjoyed the convenient location to Waikiki Beach, shops and restaurants.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Lovely hotel. Rooms are spacious with small kitchenette. Very Clean. Staff very helpful.One Block back from beach. As friend booked this hotel I was initially disapointed we where not staying beachside but after spending five days here I was very happy.Close to everything in Waikiki. Would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Holidays097
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aquabamboo1, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2012

Aloha Holidays097,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your spacious room with a convenient kitchenette and our close proximity to Waikiki Beach. We are thrilled the staff was helpful during your stay.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Guest Services Manager

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I basically wanted a decent place to sleep and shower and be a base for tourism, rather than somewhere to hang out extensively. The Aqua Bamboo's just fine for that.
It's got a bit of a mediocre air -- narrow corridors, some fixtures kinda careworn -- but everything worked and the staff were pleasant. Bed nicely firm but not stiff. The housekeeping staff did a great job on my room even though I'm a terrible slob.
The AC was way loud, so I just let it run during the day and the room was then cooled off enough to last me through the night. My room faced the busy street, but the noise didn't seem all that bad. Most of the city bus routes a tourist might want to take stop within a block.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Kirahvi
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aquabamboo1, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2012

Aloha Kirahvi,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us!
We are so pleased to hear that you found our staff to be pleasant and that housekeeping did a good job cleaning your room. It is also wonderful that you found the convenient location of the hotel to bus stops to benefit your stay with us. We do apologize that your AC was less than satisfactory. However we are delighted to inform you that we are in the midst of replacing all in-room AC units.

We truly appreciate your selection of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki and we look forward to seeing you back in the years to come!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

There are a number of great things about this hotel. First and foremost, the location. Dining, shopping, the beach, and the heart of Waikiki are all in easy walking distance. The bus stop was right across the street, too. Staff members we encountered were nice and helpful. The room was clean, our small kitchenette was nice to have, with a mini refrigerator to store leftovers. There were refreshments and fresh fruit available in the lobby lounge area. This was nice to grab after a day at the beach or on the way out to a hike.

I had a couple questions prior to our arrival. I emailed the guest services manager, who responded quickly, kindly, and with care that I received the information I was looking for. This was very appreciated. We were there during the tsunami scare and we felt that the staff handled it professionally. They called our room to be sure we were aware of the situation and to let us know where we could get help or answers to any questions.

On the other hand, the air conditioner was insanely loud. We had to raise the tv volume up loud enough to hear over the a/c, and we were concerned about disturbing our neighbors. It was even louder if you went to sit on the lanai. We had to keep the a/c going most of the time because the room was incredibly humid. The room appeared a little banged up in places. The somewhat tight quarters and the design of the bed legs left us both stubbing our toes repeatedly!

What I felt was needed more than anything was some kind of fan in the bathroom. There appeared to be mold spots on the ceiling (I'm assuming that's what it was?) Clearing out steam after a shower took forever. Towels wouldn't dry, let alone things from the beach. Speaking of which, a clothesline in the shower would have also been very helpful. The room smelled a bit like a musty basement. Even understanding the proximity to the beach and island climate, it was just a bit much sometimes.

It was nice to have a private lanai, though people kept smoking on theirs (I thought this was illegal?), which would waft into our room. We could see the city and mountains in the distance, but mostly our view was the rooftop of the building next door.

We were able to pay to extend our stay later in the day since our return flight was not until later in the evening. This was very helpful. We were not able to get an answer about whether or not this was a possibility until the day of, which was a bit inconvenient. Hard to plan ahead without knowing if we had to check out in the morning or could stay most of the day. We were able to book this ahead of time at the Ilikai.

Reading other recent reviews during the same dates as our stay, it sounds like other people got some nice automatic upgrades and anniversary perks. We saw that the person who took our reservation had made a note of our anniversary. The gentleman who checked us in only noticed it at the last minute and mentioned "Happy Anniversary". No upgrades or anything or champagne like others received (maybe they paid for it? no idea.). Not that we expected it, but having read other reviews, now I'm kinda bummed!

We've had good experience with Aqua and the nice people they employ. Again, the location was wonderful. I just doubt we would go for this hotel again. We preferred our previous stay at the Aqua Ilikai.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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aquabamboo1, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2012

Aloha Tejastraveler,

Thank you for taking the time to bring your experience to our attention. We hope that you will accept our sincere apology for failing to meet your expectations and for the inconveniences that you endured. We truly value your patronage and appreciate your honest feedback.
We are very pleased to hear that you benefited from the convenient location of the hotel to restaurants, shops and Waikiki Beach. We are thrilled that you also enjoyed the complimentary amenities offered, handy kitchenette in your room and the helpful staff.
We deeply regret that we missed our opportunity to impress you during your stay. We fell short in many areas mentioned and we will eagerly tend to our improvement in these areas. I welcome you to email me at nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com so I may look further into the discrepancies you encountered. Please know that the entire team at the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki is committed to taking the necessary steps to ensure that this experience is not repeated.
We truly appreciate your selection of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki and we hope that you will consider giving us a chance to redeem ourselves in the future.

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
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Address: 2425 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3301
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#27 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#29 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: $160 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aqua Bamboo Waikiki 3*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aqua Bamboo Waikiki is an intimate, Southeast Asian-inspired, boutique hotel located 1 1/2 blocks to the beach. If you're looking for a true oasis in the heart of Waikiki with a lush outer sanctuary including an outdoor pool with waterfall, jet spa, barbeque grill and cabana, look no further. With our hospitality fee, Aqua Bamboo allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include WiFi Internet throughout the hotel and in guest rooms, DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Beach Towel and Chair rentals, Waikiki Shuttle Service, Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, Local & Toll-Free Calls, Water in Lobby, and a Weekly Manager's Reception. In addition, studios and suites include a 32-inch LCD TV, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, stove-top and energy saving sensors for our guest rooms. Located poolside, The Lovin' Oven creates unique hand-tossed Artisan pizzas using fresh, local ingredients. ... more   less 
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