Aqua Pacific Monarch
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Located right behind the Hyatt, this is a good basic condo style property. Rooms have kitchenette or full kitchen facilities.
Just got home from 6 nights in Waikiki for our honeymoon. We chose one specifically with a nice pool and a kitchenette to cook most of our own meals, and found the room very equipped and the grocery only a block away. The room was very spacious, the bed is sooooo comfy and the lanai is amazing. We had a corner room and could see the city one direction, the ocean the other. We spent a lot of time on the lanai! The location is excellent at just a block from the beach and shops and food close by, and a farmers market just a block away 3x a week. Its fairly quiet on the 29th floor- loved leaving the door to the lanai open at bedtime and waking to hearing the birds chirping and waves on the beach. The building itself was clean and the room was to, except for the floors. The floor tile and grouting in the room needed a serious cleaning....Other negatives- $18/day for "resort fee" which is for such amenities as a closed pool (that was never mentioned until check-in! Given a "pass" to a hotel next door, but the pool/hot tub there wasn't large enough to even accommodate that hotel besides ours also) laundry room that is $3 a load (why not free, since its listed an "amenity" you are already paying for?), a newspaper to a place I don't live, towels for a pool they don't have, a shuttle service that when you ask to use it you and encouraged to instead pay $2.50/person to ride the bus, tap water with lemons and paper cups in the lobby (not everyone LIKES lemon in the water) and free movies (who comes to Hawaii to sit in their room and watch movies?) plus wi-fi....I could have bought a LOT of extra data that I could have used beyond the hotel for the $114 in resort fees for nothing I could use. There is a very nice large room on the roof that has furniture/TV and sink that would a great place for friends to meet on a rainy day and hang out. I loved the room, except for the floors needing cleaned, and loved the hotel except for paying resort fees for things that are not usable or accessible. Not cool at all to not let people know the pool will be closed until check-in!
Returned to Aqua Pacific Monarch , stayed in one bedroom ocean view suite.Great location , short stroll to Waikiki Beach and shopsService was excellent , but we didn't need helpThe hotel provides a regular free shuttle to the Ala Moana shopping centre , which you can use for shopping or a stopping point before walking to the Neal S Blaisdell Centre or the Honolulu Museum of Art.close by is The Food Pantry for grocery shopping , and on certain afternoons there is a farmers market at Kings Village which is also closeOn this trip the hotel was undergoing renovations and the rooftop pool was closed , we were not inconvenienced by the work and were able to use the next door sister hotels poolOverall we had a great stay and will return
A very well worn in accomodation place. Yes it's old, however they say their doing it up.Our room was hot and air condition was useless, hard to sleep at night luckily there was a fan in the bedroom. Bed was hard but somewhat comfortable.Good size bathroom and having a kitchen was a bonus. Wifi was good and strong.The staff here are very friendly and helpful. Sadly they allow the homeless to sleep on their lounges down stairs which I found quite disturbing
We stayed for 4 nights at The Aqua Pacific Monarch June 14-18th.Positives about the place are - Check in staff on first day were friendly and did let us check in a bit early (at 13.30 as our room was ready). Good location - just a stones throw from Waikiki beach, many good restaurants nearby. Also great cheap cafe bar onsite.The room was large with Sofa, dining table, wardrobe, kitchenette with microwave, hob and fridge. The kitchen was well equipped for a small studio with toaster, kettle, cutlery and crockery. So easy to do self catering if you want. The shower in the bathroom was strong with plentiful hot water. Clean - the room was cleaned daily. Towels were changed daily and toiletries topped up. Cleaning staff were good and very polite and friendly.Beach towels available for free hire.Lovely free little welcome drink do with snacks on the Wednesday (every Wednesday) at 4.30 pm.Great value for the area for what you get, (but by no means holiday luxury!)Negatives - Some staff at front desk not overly friendly. Only 3 lifts so sometimes you wait a bit, but never more than a few minutes. Room decor - looks like it hasn't been updated since the 70s. Aircon - tucked in the corner by the sofa so not hugely efficient. Balcony - OMG!! Please do not go on the balcony if you've had a drink, or rent this room if you have kids. Very dangerous. The parking is expensive and nowhere else to park nearby. 30 USD a day.Traffic noise - lots of noise from about 6 am onwards. We were on 16th floor.THE WORST..... we were not told anything about building works. These have been ongoing since April and are scheduled till August. I booked only a week before arrival. My main reason for booking the hotel was the rooftop pool and hot tub! All of which CLOSED. We were only told this upon check in. You do get a pass to use a sister hotel's pool, we didn't bother as people we spoke to said it was small and ground level. Really disappointed! There are builders scaling the outside of the building too so beware if you book a room with a view. We met a couple who couldn't go on their balcony and had specifically paid extra for their room. They said there was lots of building rubbish on their balcony and part way through their stay a sign was put up saying not to go on it. No warning whatsoever.So that's my review. I reckon at the price most of the positives outweigh the negatives if you are on a budget, but check the pool is open before you book.Waikiki itself we were disappointed in. It was a bit like Benidorm. Lots of high rise buildings and very commercial, busy traffic. We didn't find people overly friendly. I'd probably stay somewhere Kailua if I'd researched better.A good tip. We missed the fireworks on Friday due to our position on the beach. You must go right along to the far end way past the outrigger. So I reckon the tips saying aim for the beach cafe are spot on. I read on one site you could see the fireworks if your toes were in the sand - absolute rubbish! You can hear them though.
This hotel is a little aged..... no lavish foyer, but our room was huge. It had a kitchenette, well equipped and every thing was working and clean! The air conditioner is fitted in the window and was rattling so had to turn off at night ( efficient for daytime use) but the ceiling fan was sufficient to keep it comfortable at night. I don't think that it is sound proofed like modern hotels, we were disturbed by garbage trucks etc in early hours. It's location is ideal , just one block back from the Duke on Waikiki beach. It is reasonably priced. I recommend this hotel for its convenient location , friendly, obliging staff, and the ability to self cater. I will also ask to be not next to the lift, they were a little disturbing but not overbearing!
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- 216 rooms in one 34-storey building
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All rooms include:
- TV with pay-per-view
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- Internet access*
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- Some with balcony
Studio Partial Ocean View with 2 twin or 1 queen, plus sofa bed & kitchenette (Total occ: 4)
1-Bdrm City View or 1-Bdrm Partial Ocean View with 2 twin or 1 queen, plus sofa bed & kitchen (Total occ: 5)
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Kids Stay Free - Kids stay free (17 yrs & under) when sharing room with adults utilizing existing bedding.
Honeymoon Special - Honeymoon couples receive a free amenity. Marriage certificate dated within the last 3 months is required upon check-in.
Seniors - Seniors 50+ receive a complimentary amenity. Proof of age may be required.
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Aqua Pacific MonarchHonolulu,United States
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2427 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3301
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