Aqua Skyline at Island Colony
- What's Included
Stayed two nights on business. Staff were friendly. Room was small. Only window was balcony door. Too noisy at night to leave it open but stuffy with it closed. Air conditioner was way too noisy to leave on. Bed was very comfortable with good pillows. Room was clean. Good access to all Waikiki has to offer.
Most units are rented out by private individuals.The people we dealt with were easy to phone,answer questions and forward credit card information to.The pool and area was great with bbq's to use(free gas) good sun.No hidden fees ,no damage deposit taken up front unless you had done damage. The kitchen was terribly small you could not prep anything.We used part of the dresser with a towel on top for preparing anything..Small bar sink and hot plate were there but the best feature was the big size fridge.It's called a studio but more like a hotel room with hot plate,sink,fridge,in the entry way.The balcony was huge with great patio furniture which made eating out there wonderful.The unit was dated but clean and morning sun was an issue it needed blackout drapes.The Ac worked well.For the money it was good, close to the bus,not too far from the beach and food pantry.I would have booked over Christmas but the prices were inflated and I chose elsewhere.Security was great!
Upon arrival, there was no one at the check-in desk and we had to wait a few minutes for someone to arrive. Going to your room, you need to swipe your room card for access to the elevators which I find odd - just make the swiping card part of the elevator itself. There are far too many elevators and you have to run back and forth just to see which one lights up.The corridors are old, shabby, dirty, and dark. The lights in the corridor flicker which is very annoying.The room door is also old, dirty, and broken. The bathroom is cramped and not well-lit. The shower head is more like 'water from the ceiling' as it has low pressure and cannot be moved around.We were provided pans and bowls to use for our own cooking. Unfortunately we did not use them as they smelt and looked absolutely disgusting. We could also smell the disgusting smell of some other rooms cooking.The hotel is located relatively farther away from the beaches of Waikiki. The surrounding streets are old and smell badly too.You are given water in the lobby but the water is taken away at night. Why? You are also given a tea machine in the lobby but you can't use it until 2pm. Why? If you ask them to fill up water for you, they ask for your room number. Would you not give water to a thirsty person just because they didn't stay at your hotel? I think we're better than that.Some good things in our otherwise bad stay:- two cookies were in our room, welcoming us as we entered it.- we had a balcony- the elevators were quick- security presence made the hotel feel safer
convenient placei used to live here about 10 years ago. the laundromat operation had been changed and it seems complicated for me. however, i felt like home and relaxed during my stay. i wish it can accept credit card instead of prepaid card.
Having to scramble last minute for a Hotel, I went into full panic mode as it was for Christmas. My faves were booked and I didn't want to spend a fortune on 2 rooms for 2 nights. I also knew it would be good to have a kitchenette and possibly a grill as the men going love to cook. Plus, we didn't want to be at the mercy of Waikiki restaurants if we wanted a snack.I Yelped all the Aqua's as I heard they are family friendly and reasonable. Some were ultra cheap and apparently for that reason. So when I came upon the Skylight, the reviews were good, the price reasonable (although all the service fees did add up) and yes they had a kitchen and grill. Perfect.Check-in was easy. There is a security area that I initially thought we check-in there, but alas, it's through another set of sliding doors. That was a tiny bit confusing. I rang the bell and was attended to promptly. One of the rooms was ready early so we checked in. I ended up extending a day and although the room I was in had owners coming in, there was another room available for me and even higher up. The room was wonderful and just as expected from Yelp pictures. The lanai's are much bigger than typical hotels. I was told out of the 400+ rooms, only 90 are rented out as the rest are owned. This would explain the pool area having a spacious amount of room with lots of tables for what I would assume are visitors/owners having parties. There were about 6 grills. The only downfall is that if it rained, there was no coverage. There are canopy lounge chairs but again, if it rained, you'd get wet. There is a small work out area (we didn't utilize) and small convenience store. No restaurant although there is a coffee cart next to the check in area. However, they are open only for a short time in the morning. There are free movie rentals from a box similar to Redbox also located where you check-in. Parking is steep with it being $25/day. You must inform the desk as they will charge you $30 without the parking slip. And the parking is not affiliated with the hotel. You pay the parking directly to the parking attendant. All the staff are extremely accommodating and relaxed. Not one single complaint. I would consider this hotel again if not wanting to stay on the main strip.
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
- 215 rooms in one 44 storey building
- Restaurants nearby
- Bars nearby
- Tour desk
- Coin laundry (fee)
- Parking (fee)
- Complimentary WiFi in lobby
- Alarm clock
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe (fee)
- Coffee/tea maker
- Internet access (fee)
Studio kitchenette city view with 2 double or 1 king bed plus kitchenette (Total occ: 4)
1 Bedroom kitchenette city view with 2 twin beds and 1 queen-size bed and full kitchen (Total occ: 5)
* Free nights are cumulative. Nights must be consecutive.
Honeymoon and Anniversary Special - Honeymoon & Anniversary couples Receive a a complimentary amenity upon check in. Marriage certificate required at check-in. Must be requested at time of reservation.
Seniors - Seniors 55+ receive a complimentary amenity upon check in. Proof of age may be required at hotel check-in. Must be requested at time of reservation.
Repeat Guest - Repeat guests receive a complimentary room upgrade based on availability. Must be requested at time of reservation.
Please note: Only one upgrade allowed per booking.
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 Skyline at Island ColonyHonolulu,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
445 Seaside Ave Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2640
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.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
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.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
Escapes.ca makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. Escapes.ca is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.