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“Lotus Waikiki....a hidden gem of a hideaway!”

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Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
Ranked #6 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Sydney, Australia
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“Lotus Waikiki....a hidden gem of a hideaway!”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

I have been to Waikiki many times over many years and generally get disappointed by the bigger hotels for being too big / too impersonal / too busy. My latest trip we took 2 interconnecting rooms at the Lotus, a smaller boutique hotel up towards Diamond Head. Quite discrete, nice rooms, great outlook and very personalised service. Small things such as help yourself coffee in the morning to free wine at 4-6pm were nice touches. Can highly recommend

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Reviewed January 11, 2012

I truly love this hotel. Great rooms all with balconies....very comfortable. The best part though is the location away from the craziness of Waikiki but close enough to walk there if you want to. I would live in this location if I could----
And thanks Josh for being such a great host!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Maui, Hawaii
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

We have stayed in other Aqua properties in Waikiki. The location near Diamond Head is great as it is quieter and greener. No pool but the beach is steps away. The hotel is amongst several other properties and not directly on the beach. However, the 50 rooms all offer some sort of view, especially from the 5th floor up where you can get both ocean and Diamond Head views. Corner rooms are nice as you get two windows/lanai's. Room is spacious. Beds are comfortable. Wine service in the evening is nice. Staff is very personable. Coffee service in the morning ends at 9am; it would be nice if it was offered until 10:30am for late risers. No restaurant on property. If you want to be in the center of Waikiki activity, this is not the place for you. But if you want to be in Waikiki without BEING in Waikiki, I recommend the Aqua Lotus.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

Words cannot describe our wonderful stay last month with about 50 family and friends from Anchorage, Seattle, Portland, Dallas, Houston, Maui and Molokai. The hotel staff always called us by name and took care of all of our needs, and those of our friends. And what perks to get a newspaper, coffee and wine in the lobby every day -- and all complimentary! Can't wait to try the new restaurant. I'm sure it will be as perfect as the rest of the hotel. Warm aloha to all of the managers, front desk staff, valets, housekeepers, building engineers and other hotel employees. You're the best!!!

Room Tip: Book early and often! Laundry facilities and ice machine are on third floor.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

We recently stayed five nights at this hotel and we very happy with everything about it. The main reason we chose it was because of its proximity to Sans Souci beach, also known as Kaimana beach, along with being close to but not in the middle of Waikiki. Although the hotel does not face the beach itself, we still were able to see the ocean, as well as a beautiful view of Diamond Head from our room on the 8th floor.

The other reason we chose it was price. We made the reservation a couple of months in advance, and then when I checked back a week or so before arriving rebooked it at an even better rate.

Once there we were very happy with the room and the service. Every one of the staff who helped us was very genuine, friendly and accommodating, Carissa at the front desk, Guy and Bill at the valet, Maribel and Shig in housekeeping, Wally in maintenance, and many more whose names I didn't get.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Stayed at Aqua Lotus for 20 days on vacation. The hotel and staff were outstanding. Very impressed with overall service, size of rooms cleanliness and the location In upper end Diamond Head just off of Waikiki. The hotel is a former W hotel and beats the W hands down. The guest service manager Joshua assisted us in all of our needs. Will stay here again and again. Richard Rollins ....

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Reviewed December 17, 2011

Staff was incredibly helpful and friendly; tucked away from the street, small and had the most beautiful Christmas tree in huge Balinese influence furniture in lobby. Staff gave me a cheaper room and were very accommodating when I had to limit my stay to a single night. Room was huge and with a decent sized lanei with views of ocean and diamond head. Best of all it was in the quiet end of waikiki beach ----with the hundreds of runners for the Marathon, I felt guilty walking and walking. Found the Queens on the beach outdoor restaurant to have Illy coffee, food breakfast food and I had a reasonably priced bbq dinner there on a Friday night (traveling solo) and watched the fireworks from the beach. Staff recommended the spa at the hotel next door and Yuko gave me two of the best treatments I've ever had. She is a real find - very strong hands for lomi lomi treatment. Highly recommend her services. This is not your fu fu spa - it is a health and healing place. Absolutely will return to this hotel and the spa!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
Address: 2885 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly The Lotus at Diamond Head)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#5 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#7 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#11 Business Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A sophisticated enclave located on the famed Gold Coast of Waikiki, the Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head is a fusion of Asian inspired decor and warm Hawaiian hospitality. Rent beach cruiser bikes and explore Waikiki. Enjoy daily happy hour specials and delicious island cuisine at Wisp Restaurant & Lounge located on-site. Nestled between Kapiolani Park and a spectacular white sand beach shared with Outrigger Canoe Club, this hotel offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki with remarkable views of majestic Diamond Head and the Pacific ocean. With our boutique fee of $25 per-room, per-day, guests will enjoy amenities including: Free valet parking (normally $20 per day), Coffee & tea service, served daily in the lobby from 6am to 10am, Wi-Fi internet throughout the hotel, Hawaiian bottled water available daily (in your room and car), Illy coffee system and coffee pods in guest rooms, In-room safe, Daily local newspaper, Local and toll-free calls, Wine served daily in the lobby from 4pm to 5:30pm, Beach chairs, towels, mats and other beach accessories (based on availability). See a guest service agent for assistance., Use of bicycles available for a ride around the park., Take a picnic excursion or more! (Tandem bicycle also available)., See our bell/valet agent for assistance., Waikiki shuttle available daily: Let your feet rest up while taking in all Waikiki has to offer aboard our exclusive Waikiki Shuttle service between participating Aqua properties to Ala Moana Center. See a guest services agent for assistance, visit mywaikikishuttle or download the RideSystem app on your smart phone for shuttle tracking., DVDNow Kiosk: Feel like staying in? Use your DVDNow card to enjoy complimentary movie or game rentals. Kiosk available on the 2nd floor., CastNow: Stream videos and live digital feeds to your TV from your smart phone, tablet or laptop. Instructions are located in your room., Yoga! Enjoy complimentary morning yoga sessions in the park offered daily at 7:30 am. Meet in the lobby to take advantage of this great opportunity to start your morning off with the many health benefits of yoga. Yoga mats are provided., Admission for two (2) to the Honolulu Museum of Arts (Use LOTUS room card for proof of stay.), Fruit Infused Water Station in the Lobby., Zumba & Tai Chi. ... more   less 
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Lotus At Diamond Head Honolulu
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