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Aqua Bamboo Waikiki
Ranked #52 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Stayed there Oct. 28 - Nov. 2, 2013. Really nice boutique hotel. 3 short blocks to the beach. The room was clean and comfortable with a little fridge, coffee maker, microwave, stove, dishes cutlery, 2 person table and an alcove with a desk. Came with free Wi-fi to help us stay in touch with our kids at home. They provide you with cards to obtain beach towels from the front desk so that you don't have to bring wet and dirty towels to the room. Staff was friendly and very helpful.The pool is a little oasis surrounded by greenery.

The only down side was that the air conditioning is provided by a wall unit so you have some variable ambient noise when it starts and stops in the night. The majority of the time we didn't notice because we came back to the room pretty tired from our busy days. The bed, mattress and pillows were very comfortable..

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank HowardS1000
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2013

Aloha HowardS1000,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We are pleased to hear that you found your room clean and comfortable and enjoyed the complimentary beach towels to use at our pool and the beach. We are delighted that you were able to benefit from the complimentary wifi and that you found our staff friendly and helpful during your stay.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com

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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Our family stayed here for a week in November 2013 and just loved it. Bamboo felt like a little oasis with its beautiful pool area and spa like feel in the lobby. Room had a lovely view of the pool and the king bed was very comfortable. Wireless internet in the room was great & front desk staff were very polite and helpful. We would recommend this hotel and stay again on our next trip to Oahu.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank cherylina2010
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2013

Aloha Cherylina2010,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We are so happy that you found enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere in the pool area and lobby and that you found your room to be comfortable with a view of the pool. We are pleased to hear that you were able to benefit from the complimentary wifi and the staff was polite and helpful during your stay.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Stayed here with a friend in September and had such an amazing time. The staff were incredibly nice and welcoming, couldn't have asked for anything better!
My friend and I were lucky to be upgraded to a pretty incredible room on the 9th floor (room 903 I think). This room opened out onto a HUGE balcony with a private BBQ, cabana and sun lounges.It had city views from the large balcony and a partial view of the beach from the bedroom balcony.
Loads of space, great location, really happy with our choice.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank tstirz
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2013

Aloha Tstirz,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We are thrilled that you found the staff to be nice and welcoming and that you enjoyed your upgraded suite with its luxurious lanai and views. We are also pleased to hear that you enjoyed the location of the hotel.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We booked the Aqua Bamboo as the hotel for the second leg of our trip to Hawaii. Admittedly we stayed the first leg on Maui which is a far nicer and more relaxed island.

The aqua bamboos positives-
Location Location location- it is awesomely located.
Pool area is great and very relaxing
Thursday cocktails and snacks with other guests (nice touch).
Fairly clean.
Staff had good local knowledge.
Its obvious that hotel management are trying very hard to add the nice touches.

Negatives -
The locations makes it very noisy, not a great chance of a good nights sleep.
Some staff were less than friendly. This goes a long way. When guests return to the hotel look up from your computer screen and say hello. Its this welcoming approach that some staff missed completely.
The bathroom is small and has some issues with showers etc.

All in all an ok stay and a review that is probably effected by the fact that for 30 dollars more a night we stayed in a beautiful hotel right on the water with ocean views etc.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank KeithOz
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2013

Aloha KeithOz,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We are pleased to hear that you were able to benefit from the central location of the hotel and you enjoyed our relaxing pool area. We are also delighted that you enjoyed our weekly manager’s reception. We do regret that the hustle and bustle of Waikiki was disruptive and that you were not warmly welcomed at every opportunity. We take pride in a job well done and take full responsibility when we fall short. Please be assured that this will be discussed with our team and we will do our very best to nsure this is not repeated.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com

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Reviewed 10 November 2013

What is the most important thing a hotel can do for you? easy ! let you rest, let you sleep, let you recover from a busy fun day !

something that the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki didn't accomplish for us

- you here the street traffic even windows closed
- the AC is one of the worse i've seen in a while, noisy ! stinky ! water dripping on the balcony every 20min and gave us a sore throat mid vacation that never went away ! making me cough all night and prevented me from sleeping, i kid you not, i was a zombie with red eyes coming back home, worth feeling ever !

Yes the rest of the hotel was fine, nice decoration, nice selection of drinks in the lobby, friendly and helpful staff, nice city view above the 8th floor (under you are stuck with a crappy building), perfect location ! and fairly priced UNLESS you take into account the sleeping factor !

Again this hotel could be great, only really thing they need to work on imo is double insulated windows to block sounds upgrade their air conditioning unit too with high quality filters, being sick for half of my vacation really turn this hotel stay into a horrid nightmare !!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2013

Aloha Kilimats,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. Your honest comments are a vital tool for our growth and improvement.
We are pleased that you enjoyed the location of the hotel and you found the staff to be friendly and helpful. However, we do regret to hear that your stay with us was tarnished due to the Waikiki noise and condition of your AC. I would be very grateful if you would email me directly at nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com so that I may obtain more information about your stay with us. We appreciate the opportunity to better ourselves and improve our hotel for our guests.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com

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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

A wonderful find in Honolulu. Located in the heart of Waikiki and only 2 minutes walk from the world famous Waikiki beach.

Great boutique feel with friendly and helpful staff.

We were upgraded to a suite on arrival at no extra charge which was fantastic.

Our room included a large
private lanai overlooking the mountains, kitchenette, sitting room and bathroom with separate bath and shower.

Thoroughly recommended.

Stayed: November 2013
Thank SamB080
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2013

Aloha SamB080,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the location of the hotel in the heart of Waikiki and that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. We are also very pleased that you enjoyed your complimentary upgrade and liked the boutique feel of the hotel.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com

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Reviewed 9 November 2013

We have stayed at the Aqua Bamboo before. The location is wonderful. Although it is an old property, it is a good value for the money. It is in walking distance to everything. It is also right next to the bus stop. The pool and the lobby area are beautiful. My only issue is that due to the age of the building, the rooms could use refurbishment. They are very clean, but need to be painted and upgraded. The staff was very friendly, especially Lohaki. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Joanne B
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2013

Aloha Joanne B,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.
We are thrilled that you came back to visit us at the Bamboo and that you enjoyed the central location of the hotel. We are also very happy to hear that the staff was friendly, especially Lokahi. We appreciate your honest feedback regarding the condition of the rooms. We will discuss any immediate options with our management team to brighten up the hotel.
On behalf of all of us at Aqua Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! Thank you very much for all your positive comments and we look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo,
Nicole Yoshimoto
Hotel Manager
nyoshimoto@aquaresorts.com

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Address: 2425 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3301
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#27 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#29 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: £118 - £229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aqua Bamboo Waikiki 3*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aqua Bamboo Waikiki is an intimate, Southeast Asian-inspired, boutique hotel located 1 1/2 blocks to the beach. If you're looking for a true oasis in the heart of Waikiki with a lush outer sanctuary including an outdoor pool with waterfall, jet spa, barbeque grill and cabana, look no further. With our hospitality fee, Aqua Bamboo allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include WiFi Internet throughout the hotel and in guest rooms, DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Beach Towel 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, studios and suites include a 32-inch LCD TV, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, stove-top and energy saving sensors for our guest rooms. Located poolside, The Lovin' Oven creates unique hand-tossed Artisan pizzas using fresh, local ingredients. ... more   less 
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Aqua Bamboo Waikiki Hotel Honolulu
Aqua Bamboo Hotel
Aqua Bamboo Honolulu
Aqua Bamboo And Spa
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