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Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki
Ranked #63 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Clean but small”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Having recently return from Hawaii we spend 2 nights in this hotel. Great location easy walk to town staff were very friendly and helpful. Did find the rooms rather small but there were four of us in one room. Bathroom was tiny and need to be updated. Was good value for money

Room Tip: Great location to town
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Aloha "maree29",
Mahalo for staying with us here at the Aqua Aloha Surf. We hope you return to stay with us again soon.
Happy Holidays
Tim Clark
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

We stayed there from Nov-26-13 to Nov-29-13.
Pros:
1- Less expensive for a hotel on expensive place.
2- Easy access to beach,bus,diamond head hiking and Waikiki shopping
3- Good house keeping
Cons:
1- Very small room
2- No good views from our room at 2nd floor
3- Breakfast is average and not recommended

Bottom-line:
If you are looking for an budget hotel on Waikiki beach on budget then this is the one. Best way to enjoy is spend more time outside :) and don't bother much about hotel.

Thanks,
RAM

Room Tip: Would suggest high floor rooms for better views.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Aloha "Ramakrishna2290"
Thank you for staying with us here at the Aqua Aloha Surf. I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience here on tripadvisor. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Mahalo and Aloha,
Tim Clark
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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

We recently stayed 3 nights and received an upgrade to a junior suite, having booked a superior room. The facilities represent good value for money and were completely satisfactory, especially the AC which was much appreciated. Hotel is well situated for easy access to transport and beach. Staff all very friendly and helpful, particularly the Concierge (whose name has slipped me-apologies) who provided good advice. Street noise is noticeable in the early hours, but suspect that is normal in Honolulu.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Aloha "hisnibbs",
I am glad you enjoyed your time with us here at the Aqua Aloha Surf. It is our goal to provide our guests with a good value for their money in an atmosphere that is welcoming, refreshing, and fun. I am glad we were able to achieve that goal for you.
Mahalo and Aloha
Tim Clark
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 6 nights which worked out very well. We booked direct and got a "Superior" room. Our room had been resently remodelled and was very comfortable. The staff here is very friendly and accomodating. It's walking distance to the beach and all the great shopping. Besides the price, one of the main reasons we stayed here is the parking garage is in the lower level of the hotel which proved to be priceless for convenience and handicapped guests. We spent most days out enjoying the Hawaiian life and it was very nice coming back to the comfortable airconditioned room. If we ever stay in Honolulu again we'll definitely stay here. Aloha!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Aloha "RECooper",
I am glad we were able to provide you with a good value, with good parking, in a good location. Mahalo for coming and staying with us here at the Aloha Surf.
I understand you have a lot of choices here in Waikiki. I appreciate you staying with us.
Mahalo and Aloha
Tim Clark
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2013

This hotel is in a good spot, close enough to the beach and shops. It is clean with good housekeeping, very friendly staff and guest laundry which is great when traveling. The $6.00 breakfast could be better, and the rooms get road noise, but I've heard that about many places there. Overall for the price, a good place to stay.

Room Tip: If they give you a room ending in 00 ask for another. We we're put into seventh floor room 700 a...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Aloha "Eve P",
Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience here on tripadvisor. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us here at the Aqua Aloha Surf. I hope you come back and visit us again soon.
Mahalo and Aloha,
Tim Clark
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2013

We got an early check-in because the room was ready when we arrived earlier-always a plus!
The room was decent size, had a fridge, coffee maker and balcony. The furniture was a bit old but that did not bother us that much. Would have liked to have a chair in the room(besides the balcony plastic ones) but we managed.
Breakfast was the same every day, no variety, and not too much to choose from.
The pool is very small and if there are more than 5 people it gets crowded.
Please put in WIFI in the rooms!!! The one in the lobby was down for a day or two.
The staff was very friendly, helpful and I would say they are above the value of the hotel.
All in all it was a good experience, a good value for the money at a property located 2 minutes from Waikiki Beach!

Room Tip: Upper floors are better!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Aloha "Alin F",
Mahalo for staying with us here at the Aqua Aloha Surf. I appreciate you sharing your experience here on tripadvisor. we are working on proposals to have WiFi in our guests rooms in addition to the lobby where it is available already.
Mahalo and Happy Holidays,
Tim Clark
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El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013

This was my sixt stay at the Aqua Surf, and I love it .We got the deluxe room, nice for the price.
Hotel staff are real nice Helene, Douglas, Kevin ,Aimee B and the rest.
We will definitely stay again, it is like being with great Family.
The location is also great 5 minutes from beach and so much moore.
Anna & Willie El-Paso TX

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Aloha "annelie17"
WOW! Mahalo for being a great loyal return guests. We truly appreciate you coming back to stay with us year after year. Thank you for mentioning our team members Helene, Doug, Kevin, and Aimee B. They are all really great people. I am very lucky to be part of their team. We look forward to welcoming you back to your home away from home in Waikiki.
Mahalo and Aloha
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Property: Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki
Address: 444 Kanekapolei Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3099
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki 2.5*
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, one of Waikiki's most popular hotels, is a boutique hotel located 2 blocks to the beach and steps from world class dining and shopping. The large, open air lobby connects to a fitness area and Internet cafe as well as a relaxing pool area with cabanas and barbeque grill lit by tiki torches every evening. Continental breakfast is served complimentary daily for bookings made directly through Aqua. With our hospitality fee, Aqua Aloha Surf allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include WiFi Interent throughout the hotel and in guest rooms, DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Beach Towels and Chair rentals, Waikiki Shuttle Service, Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, Local & Toll-Free Calls, Water in Lobby, and a Weekly Manager's Reception. In addition, Aloha Aqua Surf guest rooms offer AquaBLISS pillow top beds, LCD TV's, mini-refrigerator, a microwave, coffeemaker and safe. Select accommodations offer views of the magical Koolau Mountain range and Ala Wai Golf Course. Self Parking is $25 daily. Note: Oversized vehicles will not fit in the hotel parking garage. If you have what you believe may be an oversized vehicle, please call the hotel to confirm whether the garage can accommodate the vehicle. ... more   less 
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