We first visited the QK in late September and returned after a week on Kaua'i and Maui, in October, so please take my comments in the vein they are written. As constructive comments.
The hotel is in a good position, just off Waikiki Beach, and while all the staff we met were helpful and polite, the hotel was very 'tired' and well ready for an upgrade and refresh. In fact it was about to get that a month after we visited, so matters will hopefully be sorted in the near future.
The menu in the restaurant had several items that weren't available due to stock levels being run down, so we only ate there once - our first night - and had a decent pizza. Restaurant staff helpful and polite and perhaps a little disappointed that they could only go so far for the customers - certainly not their fault. Pool area and sunbeds needed renewing/smartening up although the pool and general area was cleaned every day. Our hotel rooms were good and cleaned daily, and the aircon was very quiet, so didn't disturb us at night. The first room (upgrade) had a good view of Diamond Head and the park/zoo area, the second room wasn't quite as good, but still ok. All in all a nice hotel, but needs work. We did return to the QK after visiting the other islands, so it does show that it wasn't a bad place, just tired. After the planned refurb, we will be happy to visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Named after the beloved wife of Hawaii's last reigning King, the historical Queen Kapiolani Hotel is conveniently located one block to Waikiki beach and near the Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Shell and Waikiki Aquarium. Most upgraded rooms feature views of Diamond Head and/or the ocean and the following FREE amenities: WiFi Internet access throughout the hotel, daily local newspaper, mini-refrigerator and coffeemaker. Additional hotel amenities include meeting and banquet facilities, pool with sun deck and restaurant with panoramic views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Queen Kapiolani Honolulu
- Hotel Queen Kapiolani
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