Aqua Palms Waikiki
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This is our fourth time at this property and fifth overall at Aqua in Oahu. The staff welcomed us back with open arms and made us feel right at home. The experience cannot be compared with any other. Yes, you could book a 5-star resort but it would lack the human touch, the warmth of a genuine smile and friendships that were built over the years. We were not just staying at a hotel but it was also visiting old friends. Special thanks to Patty (the manager) who took such good care of us and Mike A. (for all the tips). Mahalo and see you guys soon!
We stayed 7 nts, After the first night we had to move rooms,due to the bed head board was adjacient to the 3 lifts wall, we thought it would be quit later in the evening, but it's also used as a service lift for the hotel services.This was done immediate the next morning..Well done Staff.The other issue, you may need to be aware of is; if you need to book a shuttle back to the airport through the hotel. Make sure it's done in advance and recorded; Because we booked two seats on our 2nd day and was told it's to early to book ????I was avised to book a day or two before.....ok....we did. On the the pick from the hotel to the airport, there was four waiting in total, finding the mini bus was full,leaving all seats taken except one. so i was told my wife can sit on my lap or wait for the next one,an hour wait ????? COME ON, WHATS THIS ABOUT.i decided no,i am not waiting after i have booked and we need to get to the airport.Talking to some passengers on the bus, they was not going to the airport, they were going to a shopping mall. Someone needs to understand to count and get their priorities right.I must say this shuttle is not run by the Aqua Palms but booked by them. A big let down, I find they take directive infomation as general chat. Maybe the new president will teach them to be business minded. especaily when people are paying the money..Other than that be ready for the resort fees each day, yes the good ole USA it's every hotel, 99%The room very good, tea/coffee etc/ fridge/ bath/shower/ tv . Make sure you make use of the beach towels and beach chairs from the reception, very handy when you mooch to the beach.Cash Washing machines and dryers on site. I noticed a women washing a lot of bed sheets and covers early one morning, me thinks she's from a local Condo or time share, sneaked in from the car entrance level. The hotel chain shuttle (different from above)is very handy about every hour, outside the hotel to catch around waikiki, and to return just catch at another "Aqua" chain hotel.The price to stay adding the Tax and tax etc is good compared to across the road "Hilton hawaiian village hotel" ok different hotel and on the beach etc.Yes we would stay again,knowing what to deal with.
Just add the $18/day resort fee to the room rate and try to forget about it. The listed "benefits" were ridiculous, for example, the daily paper is the single copy for all to share in the lobby. The free DVD service sounded good, but no one could explain to me how to make the playstation (whatever it was) in the room worked to make the DVD perform. The Aqua shuttle service sounds good, but no-one could show us on a map where the stops were.However, the location, though humble, was only a short walk to the beach and by Waikiki standards, the price was appropriate.
Nice reasonably priced hotel just a short walk from the beach. Lots of restaurants close - MacDonald's just around the corner, Outback and Red Lobster across the street. Also Hilton right across the street. Spacious rooms, nice and clean. Resort fee included wifi. Very friendly and helpful front desk staff. We did not have a car so don't know about parking. The hotel is on a main street so was a little noisy at night. Would stay there again if we go back.
This boutique hotel has an excellent location near to restaurants, ABC stores, bus stops & beach. We stayed at this hotel for a week. Our room is being cleaned every day, comfortable pillows and bed, we have a small balcony overlooking the city. Going to Ala Moana centre took us at least 10-15minutes walk from the hotel or take bus 19 or 20 just outside the hotel going to Ala Moana Centre. It will cost $2.50 each person one-way. If your a senior citizen you need to show your ID and you will pay a dollar or a dollar and 25 cents. 5-10mins. walk to the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki Beach, & Ala Moana lagoon. They also have 3-4 feet swimming pool which is good for kids. We booked our hotel at Expedia and make us aware we need to pay an extra resort fee of $18 dollars per day for the beach towels & loungers, shuttle service, internet access, newspaper, fitness centre access, in room safety box and coffee & phone calls. We rented a car and a parking fee cost $25/ night. Staff are all friendly and accommodating. I only give 4 stars as their shuttle service is unrealiable due to heavy traffic especially during peak hours and their bathroom was small but clean.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 1 pool
- Exercise area
- Coin operated laundromat
- Parking, fee of $25 per day may apply
- Laundry services
- 24hr Front desk
- Activities desk
- ATM Machine in lobby
- WIFI in lobby
- Bell Service
- BBQ Grill
- 1 queen-size bed or 1 king-size bed and sofa bed or 2 queen-size beds
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Clock radio
- Iron and ironing board
- Daily maid service
- Maximum occupancy of 3
Seniors Bonus - Receive a complimentary amenity.
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.
Resort Location Map
Aqua Palms WaikikiHonolulu,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
1850 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1602
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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