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Aqua Bamboo Waikiki
Ranked #39 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best hotel in Waikiki”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

My favorite hotel in Waikiki! Yes I know there are the big names around the area but they just don't do it for me. I've traveled to the islands at least 5 times in the last 2 months and Aqua Bamboo has been my go to hotel. Staff is wonderful, they are very attentive and offer great service. Very quick check in and check out process. Very secure hotel to stay, after 11pm the hotels doors are locked (for security purposes). You can still access the hotel but with your room key. Great location, very close to the beach and many places to eat right down the street on Kuhio. Hotel offers free wifi, unlike the other hotels that charge for it (which is ridiculous). Overall this hotel is great. What keeps me coming back is the staff and the comfort of the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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2 Thank Mark P
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Aloha Mark P,

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 feel comfortable and safe at the Bamboo and the staff provided great service during your stays with us. We are also pleased that you enjoyed some of our many complimentary amenities such as wifi and the convenient location of the hotel to restaurants and Waikiki Beach.
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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Stayed at the Aqua Pearl last year and decided to try another Aqua property this time. We were very pleasantly surprised. Bamboo is an excellent location, well maintained, with a very helpful staff that seems genuinely interested in you enjoying your stay. Beautiful pool area with teak lounges, cabanas, landscaping, waterfall, jacuzzi spa, outdoor shower and even a great little on-site pizza cafe offer a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. Rooms are very nice and very reasonable; like all of Waikiki - there is a premium for a pleasant room view. This is not a 4 or 5 star resort, but you won't likely find a nicer 3 star hotel anywhere and I will gladly stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014
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1 Thank Adriftintheislands
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Aloha Adriftintheislands,

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 helpful and involved and that you enjoyed the tropical and relaxing atmosphere of our outer sanctuary.
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

It is a great location just a few steps form the beach. Also, it is very close to nice restaurants and shopping area. The hotel was very clean and comfortable. It was very pleasant to stay there. The staff was extremely kind and helpful. It has a nice swimming pool, perfect for relaxing!.

There is a nice Koren restaurant across to the hotel. (Only receive cash). I did what other reviews recommended. I order food to go and eat it in the pool area.

A plus is that the hotel give free water and lemonade which is perfect for the hot days. Thanks!! Will definitely stay there again!.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank JennyMller
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Aloha Yenly L,

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.
It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the central location of the hotel to Waikiki Beach, shops and restaurants and that you found our staff to be kind and helpful. We are also delighted that you found the pool area to be relaxing and you enjoyed some of our many complimentary amenities such as refreshing beverages in the lobby.
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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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

A friend was celebrating their 50th birthday and chose to do it on Oahu. We stayed at Aqua Bamboo, and it was a terrific time. The staff were all great and very helpful, the pool area excellent, and it's just a three minute walk to the beach (and Duke's for a sunset Mai Tai). Will definitely be staying there on our next trip to Hawaii.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank lgknowland
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Aloha Igknowland,

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 pleased that you enjoyed your trip celebrating your friend’s birthday with us. We are delighted that the staff was helpful and you benefited from the convenient 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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Houston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We like to travel often so we try to be as frugal as possible. However, I won't sacrifice safety and/or cleanliness. The Aqua Bamboo provided both. In addition, the staff was friendly and accommodating. Free wi-fi in the lobby and guest rooms was a plus. The lobby and pool area are nicely decorated. Last but not least, the location was perfect for what we needed. Just a couple of blocks from Waikiki beach and so many other attractions within walking distance, we didn't even need a rental car. There is a bus stop in front that makes getting around the island convenient and affordable. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Mary Z
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Aloha Mary Z,

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 our hotel to be safe, clean and fit in your budget. We are thrilled that the staff was friendly and accommodating and that you enjoyed the convenient location to Waikiki Beach and many other Waikiki attractions.
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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Ajax, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

The hotel was very nice because when we arrived in our room there's a wine, lei and a box of macadamia chocolate (which is my favorite) Staff was very nice and accommodating. Concierge was very helpful. The kitchenette was a big deal cause we were able to sometimes cook and have our morning coffee. The Waikiki beach is only a block away from the hotel, very convenient and also public transportation just in front of the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank ariraira
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Aloha Ariraira,

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 enjoyed the welcome amenity upon your arrival and that you found the staff to be nice and accommodating. We are also glad to hear that you also enjoyed the convenient kitchenette in your room and the central location of the hotel to Waikiki Beach and TheBus stops.
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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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

We stayed for 5 days in Waikiki a few days ago at Aqua Bamboo. It is an excellent property just a block away from the strip. That helps reduce the noise from the street traffic. While still being very very close to the restaurants and the beach.
It has clean efficient rooms. The property is a bit old but very well maintained. The main door could be changed to a sliding door. The pool is very cool with a hot tub. The private backyard was very cozy.
It has a surprisingly nice restaurant with a limited menu "Lovin Oven". Their nachos were excellent.
We would definitely stay their again.

Room Tip: Try to get the corner rooms as they have nice views on two sides.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank tarahblahsiv
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aquabamboo1, Manager at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Aloha Tarahblahsiv,

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 enjoyed the convenient location of the hotel, off the main strip but still within walking distance to Waikiki Beach and restaurants. We are also delighted that you enjoyed your clean room and the relaxing outer sanctuary.
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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Additional Information about Aqua Bamboo Waikiki

Property: Aqua Bamboo Waikiki
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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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 a saltwater 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, and stove-top. ... more   less 
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Aqua Bamboo Hotel
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