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“First time in Waikiki” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

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Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki
Ranked #63 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“First time in Waikiki”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

This property is old and out dated. The room was clean but just okay for the money. The location is decent and only a few steps to shopping and restaurants. The breakfast is a joke. Pancakes are good but that's it. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Only stayed one night
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank sirk14
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, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review, 21 June 2012
Aloha "Sirk14",
Thank you for trying us out on your first visit to Waikiki. I appreciate your feedback. Sorry the free continental breakfast wasn't to your liking. It is an American continental breakfast which is not meant as a full hot breakfast buffet. We have the typical pastries, fruits, toast, we also have cold cereal and milk, hard boiled eggs, hot oatmeal, and fresh pancakes cooked while you wait.
I do appreciate your feedback and we will use it in our ongoing effort to grow and improve.
Tim Clark
General Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

Due to a medical emergency we needed to stay one extra night in Waikiki, and decided on the Aqua Aloha Surf. Only 4 blocks from Waikiki beach, it looks like an older hotel but has been completely refurbished with funky new decor. When we arrived there was a guy playing tunes on a ukelele in the foyer, and the manager was handing out free margharitas (I believe it only happens on Tuesdays). Instantly we felt this was a fun, relaxed place. Service at reception was friendly and efficient. The room (for myself and my son) was smallish, but adequate for our one night stay. The shower and toilet were separate which was useful. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to use the pool or sample the breakfast.

For $128 (on Wotif.com) this was great value for money. If I was coming back to Hawaii I would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 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 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank D0cBr0wn
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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review, 18 June 2012
Aloha "DocBrown",
Mahalo for staying with us. I'm sorry it was for a medical emergency. I hope all went well. I'm glad you arrived during our weekly manager's reception. Every Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm we serve "Wipe Out" cocktails free to our hotel guests (over 21 years of age of course). We also have Danny Kiaha playing his ukulele and entertaining all of us with hawaiian songs. We have Tomo doing Charactures of our guests in the lobby and we even have a Magician, Mr. Mark Nelson who WOW's the crowd with his illusions.
Come back and stay with us again. Under happier circumstances.
Aloha
Tim Clark
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

We have recently returned from another stay at this lovely Hotel. Tim, Julian & all the staff are so wonderful to deal with & absolutely nothing is a bother - they treat you like "Ohana" (family). The room was always clean, the breakfast is good with lovely fresh food & the informal weekly get together is always enjoyable, We have always found this hotel to be comfortable & centrally located with a nice view - the city lights are amazing. The room has good facilities including a very comfortable bed, fridge, microwave, crockery/cutlery, tv, iron, hairdryer & a/c- which you don't really need as there is a nice breeze that comes through the room. Just arriving into the foyer makes you feel like you are on holidays - very welcoming & relaxing. We will certainly be returning on a regular basis & look forward to seeing the friendly staff again. Mahalo to all at Aqua Aloha Surf
Kim & Leon, Australia

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LeonKim_2012
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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review, 18 June 2012
Aloha Kim and Leon,
Mahalo Nui Loa for being loyal return guests of ours. I am so happy that we are your home away from home when you come to Waikiki. It is our goal to try and connect with our guests and help them to relax and feel at home. I am so glad we are reaching that goal with you.
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Take Care
Tim Clark
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

If you are looking for a budget and clean accommodation with comfortable bed, free continental breakfast and value for money that provides extraordinary service – I would highly recommend this hotel!

Our stay at this hotel for 10 days has made the celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary extra special. The chilled bottles of wine and a box of chocolates that they delivered to our room was a nice surprise when they found out it was our anniversary. I must thank my daughter for recommending this hotel to us, as it meets our accommodation needs at a budget price – a clean room with a comfortable bed, 24 hrs internet access, tv, iron and hair dryer. The room is of good size and there is no need to turn the A/C on if you prefer the fresh air. In the kitchen area there are bar fridge, microwave, coffee maker, plates and cutleries. The front desk staff, the housekeeper and the people who serve breakfast are so helpful and friendly. The relaxed ambience of the reception area makes it so welcoming for guests when they arrive to the hotel. It’s a nice place to hang out too. The hotel is two blocks away from the beach and a walking distance to the shops, restaurants and Kalakaua Street. This is a good location if you prefer a quieter area, away from the crowd, away from the traffic and noise.

I would definitely stay at this hotel again when in Waikiki and would gladly recommend this hotel to my friends and relatives.

Room Tip: Room 1409 is a corner suite with good view of the mountain, golf course and canal.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Happy_Aussies_5June
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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review, 15 June 2012
Aloha "Happy_Aussies_5J",
Happy 30th Anniversary!
Mahalo for spending it with us here at the Aloha Surf. I am glad we were able to contribute to a successful celebration and vacation for you.
We hope to help you celebrate many more anniversaries in the future. Come stay with us again soon.
Best Wishes,
Tim Clark
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

The location is centerally located about 5 minute walk to the famed WAIKIKI Beach. The first room we got was a single queen with absolutely no space the shower was worse than a camp shower in size there was no place to put tolietries either. Thankfully we were able to be upgraded to a larger room with a king bed, balcony, and sitting area. and a very spacious bathroom in comparison to the first. The front desk staff was very helpful and friendly. The complementary breakfast was better than I had thought it would be. There is an onsite bar however it was never open during the time we stayed there.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nvsmurfette
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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review, 13 June 2012
Aloha "nvsmurfette",
Mahalo for staying with us here at the Aloha Surf. I am so glad we were able to help make your Waikiki Vacation a good one. Mahalo for sharing your experience here on tripadvisor.
We look forward to your return.
Tim Clark
General Manager
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Additional Information about Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

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 (per night): ₹ 9,171 - ₹ 14,608
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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