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.
Firstly, I like to say something positive about the facility. The location is really great within an easy 2 to 3-minute walk of the Waikiki Beach. There are lots of things to do with easy reach of the hotel. Ok that's enough... The hotel condo rooms are really showing their age with very average furnishings, poor air conditioning (had to buy a small fan from Walmart just to circulate the air in the room). Bathroom was really average and dirty with poor quality and partially working faucets. The hotel was also found with 'questionable' residents as we found some of them handcuffed and being taken out of the hotel elevator by the local cops. And just to completely stuff up our stay at the hotel, our rental car was towed away, even though we had purchased a 2-hour parking ticket that was placed on our dash. Despite paying the $10 parking fee and despite the car being parked within the allowable time period, the car was towed away because the scamming tow company personnel said they couldn't see the parking ticket so they towed my vehicle. It cost me $35 in a taxi fare to go and collect my car, plus $227 (in cash - only) for the towing and storage fees. When I got to the tow company, I opened the car and found the parking ticket on my seat (obviously moved during the tow). When I showed them that I had a legitimate parking ticket, they didn't give a stuff and just said that their representative couldn't see the ticket so the car was towed. This is absolutely bull#$%! and I was so disappointed because I had to pay the $227 to get my car released from their impound. This has never happened to me anywhere else in the world during the many years of international business and leisure travel. So a small warning: if you want to stay in a really average hotel and if you intend on hiring a car and having it towed away for no reason whatsoever, then come-along and stay at the Aqua Pacific Monarch Hotel.You'll be glad you did!!!Alternatively, find some where better to stay, because as long as people stay here and put up with this sort of crap, then nothing will change. Only when there are no residents coming to the hotel and no one parking their cars in the hotel car park, will cause the hotel management do something to fix these issues.
Rooms are too small for a family of four. Rooms were not cleaned properly. Rubbish wasn't removed each day. Bathroom were not cleaned properly. Beds were extremely uncomfortable. Pool was being repaired at the time. Air conditioner was extremely noisy!!
I was convinced by others saying that it was a very good hotel, but upon arriving I was very dissappointed in my stay. The air conditioning is so tiny, tucked away in one corner of the living room, the bedrooms had no air conditioning nor a tv. The swimming pool on the roof top is still unavailable to use since its rennovations. The shower tub is all cracked, the hallway carpets look worn out and dirty. The bath towels had stained marks. Above all they charge US$18 per night for aminities when we hardly use any of them. Hotel shares a public parking which cost $30 per night. So far all I found pleasing was the location, apart from that I am not totally satisfied in my stay. Got to look at other hotels next time.
I'd normally opt for a house on a quiet beach over this kind of setting, but my kids were game for a change of pace and wanted to surf Waikiki. We got a great deal and split up into two city view rooms. You could peer around for a glimpse of ocean, but mostly we were looking out on the time warp that is Waikiki... which was actually kind of cool. Brady Bunch and Elvis came to mind. Rooms were fine. Beds pretty comfortable. Small kitchenette and giant sliding doors that made the room feel larger. Each room had a pull-out sofa and plenty of space as hotel rooms go. We had two rooms separated by the elevator bank. Initially, I was worried about the noise, but there was not issue. One the 8th floor there was some street noise, but I didn't find it disruptive.The location is ideal. A block from Waikiki beach. There's a surf shop on the next corner where my son rented boards every day. The surfers were right in front of where we entered the beach, as were some hula shows. Shops and restaurants are all around and steps away. I liked that we were nestled in a corner of old school Waikiki, but a block or so away from high end shops and restaurants.Two setbacks for us were the $30/day parking and the fact that the rooftop pool was under construction. I had been repeatedly reassured when I made the reservation that the construction would be finished by the time I arrived and that was not the case. They did give us passes to a neighboring pool, but we had been looking forward to watching the fireworks from up there. Staff was courteous, but there's some room to grow in the customer service arena. I get the impression that they're on the defensive and may regularly deal with "issues" that come up.In all, we were happy with our stay.
We were in vacation at this property in June 2017.At the beginning we hesitate to book this hotel because of the renovations, but that turned out that didn't bothered us. We booked a standard room but we got a partial ocean view because this part was in renovation so that was a nice upgrade, we could see the beach area from 6th floor which is the first occupied floor after the parking area, so you can't get a room lower than 6th floor.. For sure higher the room better the view.The room was equipped with a full kitchen, all you need to cook, stove, microwave, dishes, coffe maker, slow cooker. We had a suite with a nice bathroom and balcony around the suite. Rooms were serviced daily, fresh towels, toiletries and cleaned up.Rooms have a noisy old style AC, fridge, safe, TV, playstation and you can borrow games to play if that is what you want to do in vacation. The swimming pool from top floor was closed due to renovations but we got a pass to use the neighbour's pool. The parking below the hotel is a public parking and costs $30 per day. Hotel is in a very good location, 2 blocks away from beach, close to a lot of ABC stores, restaurants, zoo, and aquarium. The staff was not that friendly some how indifferent. They have a shuttle service between Ala Moana mall and hotel but is not so useful, because its unpredictable we lost an hour waiting for this service asking front desk every 10 minutes when is the shuttle gonna be here. So in this time we could reach there walking. There are few local buses that have stops close by and cost $2.50 and are more reliable.
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Studio Partial Ocean View with 2 twin or 1 queen, plus sofa bed & kitchenette (Total occ: 4)
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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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