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Aqua Bamboo Waikiki
Ranked #52 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Reviewed April 10, 2014

The staff at the front desk were helpful and friendly. There were cool beverages offered in the lobby. We had a kitchenette which is nice when traveling with children. There was a little grocery store close by which made shopping for food easy. On the downside, all kitchenette suites are located on the front of the building above a VERY noisy street. We were several floors up but we might as well been sleeping on the sidewalk. The cleanliness and range of kitchen supplies left something to be desired. The pool area was set up nicely and there were beach toys for borrowing. Because the pool area is shady, the water was really cold. Although there is a restaurant on site, we would not recommend it. Much better food can be found elsewhere around the same price.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2014

Aloha Hacbe,

Thank you for taking the time to bring your experience to our attention. We truly value your patronage and appreciate your honest feedback.

We regret that you found your suite to be noisy and the cleanliness and supplies in your kitchen were less than satisfactory. 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 are happy to hear that you did find our staff to be friendly, and you benefited from some of our many complimentary amenities such as refreshing beverages in the lobby and our central location in Waikiki.

We truly appreciate your selection of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki for your visit to Hawaii and hope to have the opportunity to host you again. We hope you had a wonderful time on our beautiful island and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com

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Reviewed April 9, 2014

It was nice to be in Waikiki and we got a good price online for two rooms and a kitchen. Nice there was a two person and two single beds. The concierge was helpful and the location was easy - can walk to shops, food and the beach with no problem. Enjoyed the free lei making by the pool one evening.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Aloha LauraLazewski,

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 happy to hear that you enjoyed the central location of the hotel to Waikiki Beach, shops and restaurants and that you were able to join us for our lei making classes at our weekly Manager’s Reception.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com

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Reviewed April 7, 2014

Just returned from a 3 week stay at the AQUA BAMBOO. This was my 10 time staying at the Aqua Bamboo and already planning my next trip for next year.
People ask why I stay at the Bamboo and I tell them- it is not for the aloha feeling of the staff, from the front desk Zenie, Fe, Nicole, Kirmari, Raymond, Brandon ( all these people treat their guests like 'family' and you feel like family). Is is not the salubrious atmosphere of the pool, cabanas, palm trees and deck chairs. No, it is not the fresh tumblers of cold lemonade, ice water or coffee/tea.
I can get over the weekly Thu. bamboozle, snacks, the cocktail and Danny, the story teller, singer, and Nicole, doing a hula and telling the history of the Islands.
NO, IT IS NOTHING OF THE ABOVE THAT CALLS ME TO RETURN-
IT IS THE APPLES, YES APPLES.
A HUGE BOWL OF THE JUICIEST, (the juice drips down your hand) TASTY APPLES.
Therefore, all my attention for now is to organise my diary for 2015, so that I can get another 3, maybe 4 weeks if the boss is in a good mood, to get my hands on a Aqua Bamboo apple.
terry cameron
Group Sales Manager
CRC TRAVEL
Sydney. Australia

Room Tip: Request a room overlooking the pool- afternoon sun on the lanai (balcony)- nothing better.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank dragons80
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2014

Aloha Dragons80,

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 honored and humbled to welcome you and your family back to our home for the 10th time! We are not only happy to hear that our staff treated you like our own family, that you enjoyed the tropical pool area and weekly manager’s reception, but we are most excited to hear that our apples are what keeps you coming back year after year. It truly is the little things that make a big difference, and we are thrilled that our little touches make the difference for you!
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

When I checked in, even though I travel alone, every staff said "Welcome Back, Tom" very friendly. At that time, I feel "I've just come my home in Waikiki". That's Aqua Bamboo hotel with ALOHA spirit. Heart-warm hospitality, clean and nice-value room with kitchenette, convenient location...
I'd like to say to Aqua Bamboo "MAHALO NUI LOA!"

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Tom_From_Tokyo
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2014

Aloha Tom_From_Tokyo,

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 were warmly welcomed back to the Aqua Bamboo bu all of our friendly staff. We are also pleased that you found the hotel to be clean and a good value and enjoyed the convenient location.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com

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Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed three nights at the Aqua Bamboo on our two-island (Oahu and Big Island) trip. We reserved the one-bedroom suite with kitchenette, as we were traveling as a family and it is always nice to have that extra space to stretch out a bit. We were very pleased with the room. It was tastefully decorated, clean, and comfortable. We were on the 10th floor and we had great views out all the windows of Honolulu, Waikiki, and the surrounding mountains. Even a nice balcony where we could sit out and enjoy the beautiful weather. We were only two blocks from the beach, which was great, and a quick walk to all the Waikiki shops and restaurants. I thought the room was a very good value compared to many Waikiki properties. It was right on the bus route also, which was very nice as we did not rent a car and we were able to get to Diamond Head and Pearl Harbor very easily. There is a very pleasant outdoor courtyard with a small pool. Not sure the pool was great, but the patio was a very tranquil and relaxing place to sit out and enjoy. Only small complaints were about the plumbing (which seems to be a common issue with many hotel properties). The toilet was constantly running at a very low rate. Also, there was a lot of water which leaked out of the shower stall. As it turned out, our room also had a shower in the tub, so after the first day, we just didn't use the walk-in shower anymore and that little problem was solved. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Views from the 10th floor were great!
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Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2014

Aloha DBTNMinneapolis,

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 enjoyed your One Bedroom Suite with Kitchenette and the great views it offered. We are also pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy the serene pool area and found the central location of the hotel to benefit you.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com

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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Clean, renovated hotel just two blocks from the beach. Close walk to stores, restaurants, Starbucks, pedicures. The staff was friendly, parking available is convenient for $25 a day (valet is the same price as self-park).

Room Tip: Ocean views have less traffic noise but bring ear plugs as sirens can be heard at all hours.
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2014

Aloha Stephanie 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 pleased to hear that you enjoyed the close location of the hotel to Waikiki Beach, shops and restaurants. We are also delighted that you found the staff to be friendly.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com

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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Overall great place to stay if you are looking for proximity to the beach (2 block walk). Grocery store, markets, restaurants, all within an easy walk. Hotel is in need of updating so don't be disappointed...but the staff is great!

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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2014

Aloha Frozenbee,

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 pleased that you enjoyed the convenient location to Waikiki Beach, the grocery store and restaurants and that you found the staff to be great!
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com

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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:
#21 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#27 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#29 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: $152 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aqua Bamboo Waikiki 2.5*
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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Aqua Bamboo Waikiki Hotel Honolulu
Aqua Bamboo Hotel
Aqua Bamboo Honolulu
Aqua Bamboo And Spa
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