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Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Ranked #15 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Great kickoof to our tweek holiday. We were pleasantly surprized to be upgraded to a room with an ocean view. Staff was very welcoming All thing were in order. The upside and downside is location. Waikiki Beach is very busy. The Outrigger is right on the beach.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to share your Hawaiian vacation with us! We were happy to read that you chose our hotel to kickoff your holiday. Although we are located right on Waikiki beach, we do enjoy the fact that we are set back from the busy thoroughfare of Kalakaua Avenue ~ yet remain only a short walk away. Looking forward to your return visit with us.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

This is our fourth visit to the Reef, and again, it was wonderful hassle free stay. The staff throughout the property are warm, friendly and helpful.

Location is fantastic for walking to nearby restaurants, bars and shops. The Reef offers three dining options, with the very popular Shore Bird (Oceanside BBQ) which is reasonable price ($USD 21.95) for steak and salad bar - you cook your own looking at the beach with a chef on hand to help if needed.

Housekeeping is immaculate in the very tasteful island furnished rooms. Check out my previous review for more details.

I hate to bring up a negative and it's the the only negative, but it did seem more prevalent this visit, is the time share "activity centre" located in the hotel foyer. We don't appreciate constantly been harassed with "free gifts" or "discounted tours" - this type of marketing should not be located near the foyer, pool area or the lifts. It's bad enough on the streets of Waikiki, then to have to come back in your hotel and endure it. Management should really consider if this is necessary to harass their guests and whilst we love the Reef, we would reconsider staying here again due to this reason. Further, and maybe we are not exposed to this in Australia, I fail to see how this "marketing" would actually lead to a sale. We all know it's a con!

Overall, if you look past that only negative, you will enjoy your stay at the Reef - you won't be sorry!

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2014

Mahalo (Thank you) for choosing the Outrigger Reef on the Beach for your fourth visit and thank you for all the nice comments about the staff and property. Please accept my apology for the inconvenience. We have addressed this matter with our corporate office and the desk. Hope you will have another enjoyable stay at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Right on the beach, a busy hotel. Shops, newspapers for Canadians.
SHORE BIRD Buffet or a la carte restaurant is open from 7:00am to late.
Clean, tidy, excellent staff, good wholesome foods, lots of service, great bar for sitting and watching the waves. Have a drink at Happy Hour 12-3pm and pay your bill before sitting down. The check will have a voucher on the bottom for 50% off a buffet for one guest.
Reserve a seat for where you wish to sit. Lots of areas to choose from. the ocean side can be windy and cold in February and glary if you do not have sunglasses.
A GREAT recommendation from our kids. We had breakfast buffet, lunch buffet and dinner buffet where we cooked our own swordfish steaks on a large open grill, helped by a chef.

Room Tip: Did not stay here. Did participate in a time share. Hotel rooms older than we thought, air condition...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Mahalo for review. I am delighted to read that you really enjoyed the Shorebird restaurant. I will pass onto them the positive comments about the staff, the cleanliness of the facility & how your entire family enjoyed its location.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Our stay at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach was our last destination before leaving Hawaii. It was a lovely way to end our vacation. Our room was on the penthouse floor with a lovely view of the pool and the beach. The room itself was great. My only complaint would be the smell coming from the drain in the sink. We ate at all of the restaurants on the property and were never disappointed. Our dinner at the Ocean House was excellent!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Mahalo (Thank you) Connie for choosing the Outrigger Reef on the Beach as your last destination. I am glad to hear that you absolutely loved the location and the quality of your room. Please accept my sincere apology for the lack of attention in othe area. Your comment has been forwarded to the appropriate department to rectify any problems. Mahalo once again for this review.
Aloha

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed here both before and after our inter-island cruise on Norwegian, and the Outrigger provided perfect lodging both times. Indeed, we enjoyed ourselves so much the first three nights we canceled our booking at another hotel just so we could spend one more night at the Outrigger.

First of all, just know that conceivably you never have to leave the hotel. With three good restaurants and bars, a fairly priced convenience store, high-end and mid-range gift shops, a Starbucks, a pool, and its own little beach, Outrigger is a full-service hotel.

For both of our stays, we received rooms that were far more spacious and well-appointed than we expected for just a tick over $200 a night. Staff was helpful and friendly, and the location of the hotel is within a short walk to the main shopping and dining areas.

The pool was nice, but had a very large deep section. The beach was nice, but the name Reef is apropos, as there's a large coral reef deposit in the water and it will cut up your feet. Badly. Do yourself a favor: just walk 30-40 feet down to the left and the reef clears up. Chairs and umbrellas are available for 20-45 a pop, depending on time.

With the exception of the rocky water, Outrigger was the perfect base for our pre-and-post cruise Hawaiian adventures. It was one of the finest hotels I've ever stayed in, and will receive my business again when I go back to Honolulu.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am glad that you find the Outrigger Reef on the Beach to be the “perfect Lodging” and “one of the finest hotels. I hope you will have the opportunity to stay with us again soon.

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed in this hotel at the start of our honeymoon, visiting Oahu, Kauai, Maui. The hotel is in a great location, with very pleasant rooms of a good size. We booked an ocean view room, if you stood on the balcony and looked right you could just about see the sea. If you want a full sea view be aware you need to book an ocean front room. The Ocean House restaurant in the hotel was lovely for breakfast and a nicer option than the Shore Bird breakfast buffet. The hotel next door Halekulani was a great dinner option. The best meal we had was at Roy's almost opposite the hotel-a little pricey but well worth a visit. We also enjoyed drinks at the Surf Rider hotel under the Banyan tree- beautiful. I would highly recommend Waikiki beach as a great destination. After visiting the two other islands I now appreciate the Waikiki beach more, as other Hawaiian beaches could prove quite challenging swim areas. Also the large turtles that swam close to shore we're such a lovely addition. We booked a trip to Pearl Harbour from the hotel, which was well worth the visit - go early to avoid the queues.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

Aloha,

Thank you for taking the time to compliment our hotel on your Trip Advisor comments you recently submitted! I am always pleased when our guests take the time to share their experiences, both positive and negative. Like any other resort we have our share of challenges, and our guests’ feedback provides us with valuable insights regarding the quality of our service and facilities. I am delighted to read that you found our location to be great & that the rooms were pleasant & of good size. It is good to know that you enjoyed the Ocean House Restaurant as well. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Outrigger Reef on the Beach on a future visit to Hawaii?

With Warm Aloha,

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

I had visited Hawaii a couple of times before and this was the first time that I stayed in this hotel. It was perfect. It is right on the beach and within walking distance to everything The service was great as well as the rooms and restaurants. I had a great time

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2014

Thank you for choosing the Outrigger Reef on the Beach on your most recent trip to Hawaii. I am glad to hear that you had a great time and that you received great service form our employees.
Aloha

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Address: 2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#7 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#8 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#9 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: $259 - $437 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 639
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