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“picky germ phobic and i loved it” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

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Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Ranked #12 of 85 Hotels in Honolulu
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“picky germ phobic and i loved it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

if you are picky like me - they change everything on the beds for each new occupant - ie mattress topper and duvet and cover and bedding and pillow covers as well as pillow cases. just my kind of place!!

cleaning is diligent and the ladies were lovely

lots of fluffy towels, nice comfortable beds, clean carpet. modern decor.

unlike the hilton hawaiian village we never had to queue for breakfast or dinner or be there at 6.45am to get a seat. nice beachfront bar for breakfast and evening dining at the shorebird. there is another small restaurant by the pool for breakfast and dinner, had breakfast there each day in preference to the shorebird as they do a buffet breakfast which i wasnt too impressed with.

pool is cold so if you are into pools might not be for you.

beachfront is best of the beachfront hotels apart from the hawaiian village. the outrigger is the first hotel in the line of beachfront hotels. as you go further down everyone walks down the beach, so you get a lot of foot traffic and the catamarans leave from off the beach too. so unless you want to get walked on, this is the best place if you want to swim and tan in relative peace


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if you are over 26 i would avoid the sunset catamarans as they are basically booze boats with their buckets of cheap cocktail mix and everyone downs them as fast as they can. dirty dancing abounds by the time the sun sets. if this is your scene have fun, if not dont bother.

loved pc chans dynamite prawns went back for a second night. fabulous.

if you are australian - great handbags to be had at Ross outlet stores - there is one at ala moana and in waikiki. and check out sephora for 1/2 price makeup compared to australia ie lancome / dior etc and if you like MAC also 1/2 price - can be had in macy's and at mac store at ala moana

have fun - i am returning next year and will stay at outrigger reef

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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reeffommanager, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this review, 9 August 2012
Mahalo (thank you) for your Trip Advisor comments. We are delighted to know that the room accomodations were to your liking. The ladies that clean the rooms do work hard & I will share your positive comments with the staff. We appreciate the time you took to write about us & we hope you will return to the Reef as your destination of choice when you return to our islands.

Mahalo
Gina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

Just got home following an excellent 9 night stay at the Outrigger Reef. My husband, son (15) and I had a fantastic time and would thoroughly recommend this hotel. We did experience a bit of a problem on check-in, we had booked an Ocean Front Room and the hotel had us down for an Ocean View Room. The problem was not down to the Outrigger Reef, but they resolved the issue and went to a great deal of trouble to re-allocate us into an Ocean Front Room, during a very busy time for them. Marlene on the Front Desk was very helpful and dealt with the problem very well in difficult circumstances. Gina (Front Desk Manager) was also very helpful in resolving the problem and following up with us.

We were delighted with the room we were given (well worth the extra for an Ocean Front), it was clean, comfortable and well maintained. All the staff we met were very welcoming and helpful. Food and service at the Pool Grill Bar was very good (didn't actually try out the Shorebird Restaurant but looked very nice), also very close to a lot of good restaurants and shops. Overall an excellent trip - will definitely return to this hotel next time we visit Oahu.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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reeffommanager, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this review, 9 August 2012
It was our pleasure to have you as our guest here at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach. We thank you for your Trip Advisor comments referencing your last visit in regards to the incident regarding the mix up with your room reservations. I thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will also share your positive comments with Marlene & let her know of her outstanding services.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

We switched from another hotel to here when we noticed that they had a good deal listed online. Lovely, new, clean room. It was listed as a non-oceanview and yet we still could see the ocean from our balcony. I appreciated that it had an empty fridge to store water & whatnot. Would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

Everyone here was so friendly!! The car has to be valet parked and the valets are just so helpful. We booked a partial ocean view room and got upgraded to an ocean view room, so that was nice. The decor was lovely, everything looked fresh and clean, the pool was wonderful, the towel service for the pool/beach was great, Starbucks was in the lobby - I really enjoyed staying here. It is right on Waikiki beach but down on one end, so you are right close to everything without being too overwhelmed by the 'everything'. I believe my son described Waikiki as Las Vegas on the beach and if you subtract the casinos, that's not too far off. The area has lots of people, LOTS of shops and of course, many restaurants. We used the hotel as a base and explored the rest of the island which is not quite so crowded. My one criticism was that instead of 2 doubles, the room could easily have fit at least one queen bed; still I slept really well. I would definitely check this hotel out if I were to come back. Almost forgot - I really enjoyed the live island music being performed at the restaurant while sitting on my balcony! My husband said I missed the dancers one night because I was having so much fun in the pool.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012 via mobile

We got married on the Voyager Deck at Outrigger Reef in July 2012. It was an amazing venue. We weren't locals so we weren't really sure how our wedding package would turn out. Cara The banquet co-ordinator at the Outrigger was excellent and did a really good job ensuring everything went smoothly and met our expectations. The venue and staff were lovely and it was a beautiful evening overlooking the sea. The accommodation and service was great as well. I would highly recommend the Outrigger Reef on the Beach for both accommodation and as a venue for functions. We loved it there.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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reeffommanager, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this review, 9 August 2012
Mahalo (thank you) for your Trip Advisor comments. We are delighted to know that your wedding arrangements met your expectations. I will share your positive feedback with Cara & the entire staff. We appreciate the time you took to write about us & we hope you will return to the Reef as your destination of choice when you return to our islands.

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Gina
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Additional Information about Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

Property: Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Address: 2169 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#7 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#7 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#8 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price range (per night): ₹ 18,049 - ₹ 26,973
Hotel Class:4 star — Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 639
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