Some people might say the Royal Grove has seen better days, but for me it conjures up the charm of the Tiki era – Hawaii’s heyday, when people were into Polynesian decadence, tropical cocktails and bright colours. Its location is perfect right in the middle of Waikiki, with the beach just two blocks away (a 5-min. walk) and the bus stops for the rest of Oaho just round the corner on Kuhio Street. The building itself in glorious pastel pink seems to be a remnant from another time, trapped among the towering skyscrapers of Waikiki. It has a definite sanctuary feel to it. OK, some parts could do with another coat of paint and some of the fixtures may actually be from the 1940s or 1950s, but it is very clean and extremely well kept. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable about the island. There is also a supermarket and a “hole-in-the wall” Korean restaurant in the building – ideal for self-catering and take-aways. Considering what people normally pay for accommodation in Waikiki The Royal Grove is excellent value for money.
- Also Known As:
- Royal Grove Honolulu
- Hotel Royal Grove
- Royal Grove Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu