Aqua Skyline at Island Colony
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The hotel is nice. I really like the view from the high floor - city view is incredible! Complimentary breakfast is given. Staff are friendly! The location is perfect - close to all good restaurants in waikiki (I really like the udon place) and shopping center galleria. The beach is walking distance just a few blocks!
We were recently in Hawaii for about 10 days (Dec 2017) and we stayed in the Aqua Skyline hotel cum resort. I only have all good things to say about this hotel and its front desk staff Ms. Suki. The hotel offers amazing views and a great kitchenette that came in very very handy for us. The Front desk and guest services were very accommodative of our requests and provided us with Utensils etc. to suit our needs. Ms. Suki at the Front Desk was extremely courteous, remarkably nice and friendly to the hotel guests, and the hotel management should be very proud of employing such excellent staff like Suki who made our first Hawaii trip very memorable. Ms. Suki is one of the reasons I would absolutely go back to this hotel again on my next trip to Hawaii/Honolulu. The proximity of this hotel to the Waikiki Beach is perfect for the price, and the parking at this hotel comes at a very nominal rate of $25 per day compared to exorbitantly high parking prices that prevails around this neighborhood. The rooms are clean and well maintained. We loved the balcony, especially at the higher floors. The hot tub is quite big and is very nice. The Pool area is at the sixth floor level and has some nice shades and cushions to enjoy a sun bath. The laundry (washer/dryer) is very nominally priced and there is a convenience store on premise. The parking lot is integrated into the hotel, though operated by a third party. It is a covered multi-level parking facility. We walked to Waikiki beach through the International Market Place Mall and it takes just about 5 to 7 minutes to get to the Waikiki beach from the hotel. The hotel room key card is sensitive, so remember to keep it away from other electronics or magnetic stripes such as credit cards, chargers etc. I would strongly recommend this hotel to any type of travelers such as individuals, couples and families. The Kitchennette comes with a Two-top electric range, electric Rice cooker, a microwave, refrigerator, with utensils such as frying pan, boiling pan, tea mugs, glass cups, bowls, spatulas, spoons, cutting board, knife, Can/Opener etc. The room has a window A/C, which may look smaller but was able to cool the room very chill – more than what we could ask for and comes with a AC remote so you don’t have to get up from the bed to adjust it. if you are lucky you may get free public road-side parking along the Canal by the side of the hotel - make sure you read the parking sign as there are certain days you need to remove your car at 7 am after an overnight parking. This hotel also houses private condominiums, so some of the rooms with a hard lock in some floors are privately owned. A very busy and safe place and we freely walked as a family at all times of the day and night at wee hours!
Great location and room had space for three adults. Good comfortable beds and very clean. Exhaust vent in bathroom needs to be vacuumed. We made use of the fridge and microwave and crockery but did not use the cook-top. Service staff were great at cleaning the room and providing fresh towels etc. Room was an upgrade on the 44 (PH) level and had magnificent views to the beach and Diamond Head. Reception staff were all friendly and helpful, especially Teri who checked us in and organised the upgrade.AC unit was old style through the wall and a little noisy but did its job of cooling well. Condensation drained into a bucket on the balcony/lanai and we needed to keep an eye on the amount of water and empty it a few times before it overflowed across the floor and would have cascaded down the building!Handy to have small convenience store on site and pool area and bbq facilities great. Laundry open air with plenty of machines but you do have to purchase a non-refundable card for $5 to then load value on for using washers and dryers.Appreciated complimentary drinks and nibbles on floor 45 on one night of our stay with views in all directions. Easy walk to shops, restaurants and Waikiki Beach. Bus stop nearby to catch public buses to Pearl Harbour etc.Shuttle bus to Ala Moana Shopping Centre was handy.
You know, a hotel with 740 rooms takes in a lot of cash in a resort like Waikiki Beach, Even if it's a condo type of operation there's still plenty of money for the management company to keep the property spic and span, but the downside of a condo operation is that nobody wants to spend that type of money, neither the management company nor the owners.It's not like the Hyatt or the Sheraton where they have entire departments looking after guest satisfaction.So what you get is this type of animal, where nobody really cares as long as they get their income from it. It's like living in a condo yourself ; if the condo management council wants to upgrade, they have to raise an assessment and nobody wants to pay.This is obviously what's happening with this place, it could be so much better if it was run as as a hotel but that's not going to happen.I enjoyed my stay but my comments below will flesh things out.Everything is dated from the 70's and the pool wouldn't be out of place in one of those minimum security prisons. The water was cold and I could have got more agitation out of the jacuzzi if I used a swizzle stick!Don't expect a Hawaiian type welcome when you check in, it's just a vertical motel, the staff aren't paid to put on any form of show and so they don't.They're very pleasant people but they're like Government employees, they just do what's necessary to make sure you get settled in.But for $150 a night at an all inclusive posh resort in Mexico or Spain you get ten times the value, plus a warm pool and nightly entertainment (and food).You can't put that down to low wages in those countries, as I'm sure the hotel staff here in Hawaii are at the bottom of the scale too. There's two other things that are off-putting about this place .The first being that the reception area has all of the atmosphere of a Greyhound Bus Terminal, it's dated , forlorn and the furniture could have come straight from the Thrift Store, just sitting on it makes you feel a bit icky.The fact that the cafe is closed adds to a general impression of neglect, you feel like making a bid for the kitchen equipmentThe second one is the imposition of the daily "amenities fee" something that the profiteers dreamed up in Vegas that has spread like a virus to Hawaii.Why should I pay an extra $20 a day for stuff that should be the bread and butter service of a resort hotel? It's imposed like a ransom fee at check in (cash only) and if you don't want to pay it, then sleep next to the hobos on the Waikiki beachfront !Include it in the overall price for goodness sake! ( they probably can't do it because of the condo nature of the ownership- each room has a separate wifi access code)Despite all of these shortcomings it's still not a bad place to stay, the housekeeping staff did a good job, the sentry/receptionists at the front desk were very nice, if a little lacking in tourism skills and I'll have happy memories of staying there.With a little bit of dynamism from Aqua's management strategy this could be a much better place, for very little outlay they could spruce up the reception and pool areas and they could get away with charging a little bit more , everybody could be happier , staff, management AND guests
Considering the price you pay this hotel was great. Nothing fancy but rooms were a decent size, room was clean and bed was comfortable. I had a decent balcony with nice views back to the mountains. Much quieter than an expensive beachfront place I stayed at.Two easily walked blocks to the beach. My brother and his fiancé were upgraded to a beach facing room and had the most amazing view. Looked out over the whole of Waikiki (well a lot of it). My only issue was my shower had a really low shower head. I at 5'9 only just fit under the shower head, my brother hopped in as a joke and it was hitting his chest. It was adequate for me though considering I was staying my myself.If you're looking for a room on a bit of a budget I would recommend this place.
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Aqua Skyline at Island ColonyHonolulu,United States
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445 Seaside Ave Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2640
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