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Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

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Overview
Where surf and play are just steps away! This fun surf themed hotel is near popular nightclubs, the International Market Place and just 2 blocks from all the excitement of Waikiki Beach. Modestly priced, this hotel offers great value and comfortable accommodations.

Location: In Waikiki, near the Ala Wai Canal and 4 blocks to the beach, 15km from Honolulu Int'l Airport.

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  • jesica00 : New York City, New York
Less than expected

Location is excellent. Walking distance from the main street in Waikiki plenty of restaurants and shops and close to the beach. I don't think it's worth the price. We only used the hotel to sleep for 3 nights. Rooms were not spacious and it was outdated. Breakfast was included but was not so good. I think it was pricey considering what you get. Was not very well maintained and they charge $25 for parking fee. It's a lot. You can park for free if you find a spot on Ala Wai Blvd but if you can't find a spot there it's hard to park. And if you do find a spot you have to take the car out in the morning on week days (always read the parking signs!). I'd not stay again here...

  • BNJ_201510 :
Always above & beyond

Fanny, Diana & Kalei are always so helpful. Diana is always so wonderful when we are checking in, her customer service is amazing & she is great at multi tasking & keeping customers satisfied. Fanny helped me find something last minute. Kalei is the last face we see when checking out & he always has such a great attitude & is genuine when he says come back which makes us always return. It's perfect to get away for the weekend & very family oriented & they always go above & beyond to accommodate your needs. The rooms are always clean & it's a perfect location from the beach, nightlife & food pantry. The price of the rooms aren't to bad either.

  • Kotub U :
It's a bit dated, 1970s, but clean and well located near Waikiki

Although it's significantly before my time, think Hawaii Five-O. Everything about the hotel: decor, furnishing, bathroom and shower, lifts, foyer is 1970s - don't expect the niceties of a Shangri-La. Having stated this, the staff work hard to keep the place tidy. Other things I disliked about the hotel were: 1) The beds - they sink in and are really uncomfortable. I stayed 10 nights and upgraded rooms (to a superior) half way; the beds were terrible in both rooms. I had back pains in the night and couldn't get a good night sleep. 2) The breakfast wasn't very nice, oily noodles, soggy eggs, etc. The breakfast choice doesn't change, so after a few mornings, it becomes very tedious. 3) The pool is more like a big bath tub, not even children bother to use it. Not sure why it's there to be honest. The hotel is well located, 3mins walk from Waikiki beach and close to a main bus route from which you can get access to busses to all over the island (although it's better to have access to car). The staff at reception are very helpful and the hotel is clean.

  • Bob x : Florida
No shelf or suitcase-stand = we have to live out of our suitcases on the floor

We were on our honeymoon and was given room 1200This is right behind the elevator-shaft = so you hear the elevator-cars rumbling by every day and also at night.But my wife kinda liked the view so we stayed in that room.There is NO shelf or a suitcase-stand / luggage-rack. There is only a tiny closet with some hangers and a cupboard under the TV.So we literally have to live out of our suitcases on the floor.And in the bathroom there is really no space to put on your toiletry = horrible! (see pictures)They charge $ 25.00 for parking per night at the hotel-garage (which is not much for Honululu), IF you are able to get a parking-space. So park first and pay immediately after that at the front-desk.We didn't like the breakfast = the breakfast-room is not very clean and if you are eating outside there will be birds and nobody scare them away.The variety is not very wide = it's breakfast with a touch of asia...

  • jazzy089 : Coffs Harbour, Australia
Average - Pros and Cons

The purpose of our visit was to see Oahu and not to spend time in our room. So, we didn't mind going super budget in order to save money for the more important things. So, for a bed to sleep on and a shower it was perfect. We attended breakfast only on one morning but unless you are keen on stepping outside the comfort zone and trying an asian style buffet (did not look at all appealing) then you're better off eating elsewhere.The fire alarm was set off one night around midnight and the staff's communication as to what the problem was, was very poor. We were sent back to our rooms with no explanation just hopes and dreams that there was no threat. That was comforting..(not). I asked reception to check with housekeeping for an item we had that seemed to vanish and there was absolutely no follow up. It could very well have been our own fault but a follow up would have been nice.Rooms seemed clean enough.Over all, if you're after budget accom - its suitable but just keep your expectations low and you won't be disappointed.

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  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • 202 rooms in one 16-storey building
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Bars nearby
  • Small pool
  • Golf nearby (fee)
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry facilities (fee)
  • WiFi internet (in common areas)
  • Parking (fee)

Standard Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 queen or 1 double or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee/tea maker (fee)
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Bathroom w/shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Max occupancy 2 persons

Also available:
Superior with 1 twin & 1 double & kitchenette. Total occ: 3

Deluxe Kitchenette Aqua Value or Deluxe Kitchenette with 1 twin & 1 double, plus sofa bed. Total occ: 4

Kids Stay Free - Kids stay free (18 yrs & under) when sharing room with adults utilizing existing bedding.

Free Nights*- Every 5th night free. Min 5 night stay. Valid in the Standard, Superior & Deluxe Kitchenette rooms only. Not applicable to the Deluxe Kitchenette Aqua Value category.
* Free nights are cumulative. Nights must be consecutive.

Honeymoon and Anniversary Special - Honeymoon & Anniversary couples receive a free room upgrade based on availability at check-in. Upgrade is view only, no upgrade from 1-Bdrm to 2-Bdrm. Valid in all room categories.

Meal Deal - Continental breakfast included daily.

Seniors - Receive a complimentary amenity upon check in. Special applies to clients ages 55 and over. Proof of age may be required at hotel check-in.

Repeat Guest - Repeat guests receive a free one category room upgrade based on availability at check-in. Upgrade is view only, no upgrade from 1-Bdrm to 2-Bdrm.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki
    Honolulu,United States

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Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki
444 Kanekapolei Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3099

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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