I spent a wonderful 10 day vacation at the hotel. The location was great - far enough away from Waikiki to avoid the noise and congestion, yet close enough to walk to restaurants and shops. The view of Diamond Head and the ocean from my room was amazing. And, the hotel's staff is simply outstanding.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great place! Very friendly staff- and very helpful. Definite repeat...Genuine Expedia guest review
Chill spot away from the "Miami Beach" area of Waikiki. Very mellow, no pool, small beach so not ideal for kiddies. People were lovely and rooms were bright. clean and well appointed. Could have used a little coffee maker.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect location, calm"
Calm and perfect location! Away from hectic Wakiki but still close enough to joint in the madness. Relax atmosphere, close beaches and a nice picturesque park with Diamond head as a back drop right across the street.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great place and great hotel staff. Everyone is helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for Independent Travellers"
This hotel is perfect for people who are pretty much self-sufficient and do not want to stay at a resort. We are usually gone all day exploring the island and do not take advantage of pools, spas, restaurants, bars, gyms, etc. The hotel is small and exquisite. Is has an inviting and stylish lounge where guests can enjoy complimentary coffee in the morning […] and wine in the afternoon. Our room was beautiful with breathtaking views of Diamond Head on one side and the ocean on the other. We found Aqua Lotus Honolulu's location extremely convenient as it is close to the beach, right across from a magnificent park, and within a short walking distance to vibrant Waikiki. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"All in all very nice"
All in all very pleased although the room was advertised as an "ocean view" it was what I would classify as a partial ocean view. Not sure any of the rooms at this hotel actual have a full ocean view as their is another hotel between it and the beach. The view however did include both a view of the beach and of Diamond Head which was nice. The one main […] issue, I don't know if it was the Hotel or Expedia but as I was with my wife and two kids we had booked a double room but they ended up putting us in a single king. They did bring in a couple inflatable beds for the kids though. Hotel was recently remodeled and very nice. Staff was also very friendly. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel to stay in Oahu"
The hotel is well kept with friendly staff. It is close to the beach where you can swim and snorkel. Love the hotel's valet service even thought they charge you for it as we go in and out quite often.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A decent stay at Waikiki"
We booked a Premium room but was assigned to a regular one. we got reimbursed later, but it's a mistake that we needed to point out, they didn't let us know.Genuine Expedia guest review
When we tried to check in to the Aqua Lotus, there was a problem on their end supplying us with a room with double beds as we requested. SO, they apologized and moved us over to the Modern (their flagship hotel) on Waikiki Beach next to the Hilton, which was an amazing hotel right on the beach. Outstanding service from both the Aqua Lotus and the Modern, […] which also had the most comfortable beds and sleeping arrangements of the three hotels we stayed in on our three-island vacation trip. Has a wonderful European/Brazilian Beach Vibe (only way to describe this gem). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Bang For Your Buck $$$"
A great hotel overall, not exactly a 5 more of a 4.5 which wasn't provided as an option for scoring, but this hotel is definitely better than a 4. The hotel was very clean and the room was very quiet. The decor of our room was soothing and pleasing to the eye. The bed was extremely comfortable, of all the hotels we stayed in during our vacation this […] bed was the best. The location is perfect, your within walking distance of the best that Waikiki has to offer, but your far enough away to escape back to a quiet retreat. My only negative comment would be the mandatory valet parking, it was not needed nor should it have been required. The parking space provided for our car was literally within 50 feet of the hotel entrance. The valet's themselves were very professional, knowledgable, & courteous, but I didn't feel I needed to have someone park my car in a space 10 feet away from where I got out. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best kept secret in Hawaii!"
Best kept secret in Hawaii. Beautiful views of Kapilioni Park, Diamond Head Crater and the Ocean. We had a corner room on the 10th floor (1021). When we first arrived we were distressed to find out they only had a room with a King sized bed to accomodate 4 guests, but after the delivery of 2 huge roll-away beds we were quite comfortable. The valet parking […] is well worth it for $20/day. The staff was very helpful, especially Wes who was an absolute delight. This hotel is perfect for anyone who prefers a quiet, scenic stay. The walk to the Waikiki strip was .8 miles and took about 10 minutes and was lovely as you could walk along the beach or through the park. We had complimentary wine every evening and coffee and tea in the morning. Chairs and towels were for free whenever you wanted to take a very short walk to the beach. Compared to the hassle and cost of the very fancy hotels on the strip this best kept secret even had its own private beach which you shared with only a couple of other hotels. Thank you Aqua Lotus! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel for relaxing"
Very clean. Well orginized, staff friendly. Goog beach, shower on the beach. Bicycle, beach chairs, beach towelss - all free. Complementary coffee in the morning and wine in the afternoon. Only 15 min walk to Waikiki and restaurants. There is a convenient store next door. We are coming again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel to stay away from the Waikiki's noises"
The services are superb, they made my room twice a day. The staffs are very friendly and helpful. The only thing we (a party of 4) are not happy about is that we reserve a room with 2 double beds, but we come we see only 1 bed. we complaint and they gave us a roll in bed, but that only fit for 1 person. That is the reason I gave them a 4 instead of […] a 5. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful little hotel in great location"
Beautiful little hotel with friendly staff in an incredible location. We stayed there nearly a week. This was our third stay over the last few years. Although the hotel has changed ownership many of the staff are the same. The hotel is adjacent to Kapiolani Park at the foot of Diamond Head. It is at the quiet end of Waikiki. There is free overnight […] parking along the park accross Kalakaua Avenue from the hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Near enough to the center of Waikiki, but far enough away to not be bothered by loud noises, police sirens, and the traditional noise of Waikiki tourists! The brilliance of this hotel is not just the location, but the staff! The people who work at the Aqua Lotus are top-shelf individuals and sincerely made my extended stay at the hotel an absolute idealistic […] experience. I can easily and comfortably recommend this hotel for anyone staying on O'ahu (Waikiki area) for whatever reason (business or pleasure). The beach nearest to the hotel is quaint, quiet, and ideal for relaxation. They even have bikes that you can borrow to ride into the heart of Waikiki. I look forward to my next stay at this hotel and have my fingers crossed that the same people will be working there! Aloha lui moa! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Perfect location. Balcony view-beautiful Diamond Head to the left and a beautiful view of the ocean to the right. Walking distance to the shops in Walkiki. Surrounded by parks and nature. Staff was very gracious. Will return. 5*Genuine Expedia guest review
"Felt like home"
We felt at home from the very first second we stepped into the lobby until leaving 13 nights later! Quite place to stay and be close to Waikiki.Genuine Expedia guest review
This was my very favorite hotel of the 3 I have booked in Honolulu or Kailua-Kona! It's very close to the main attractions in Waikiki but just far enough to be very quiet; an ideal address for sleeping with the doors to your lanai open all night. You can walk to restaurants or shops in about 10 minutes or use one of the free beach cruiser bikes to pedal […] in for dinner. During my stay (May 2012), the hotel was undergoing some upgrades (to flat panel TVs, etc) so I'm sure that the accommodations will be even better on our next visit. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Away from the crowds"
Beautiful location, clean, spacious room, friendly staff. Will stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sad to leave - cant wait to return!"
Picking a hotel is an agonizing choice. So many variables and tradeoffs that inevitably I end up choosing one and just hoping for the best. Having researched Hotels in Oahu extensively (and visited 4 times before) I had a fair idea what i was getting into. My choices were between The Modern, Hotel Renew and The Lotus. In the end, being away from the […] grind of Waikiki was important for me. First impressions: the Lotus is fantastic. Colorful lobby without being tacky, away from all the noise, and a small amount of rooms. We chose a Diamond Head premium room. Some will say the second lanai is a waste of money - and that might be true. But you get one less room on the side, more space( and some of the middle rooms are blue, which IMHO are nowhere near as nice). For my money - these rooms are the best. As always higher is better. Oh and the beds - the beds! supremely comfortable. The staff: Great! Very friendly, and helpful. A small staff ( i only encountered 4 staff in the front desk) means a very personal service. Best service i have had in Oahu by a long stretch The amenities: Few, but for us - useful. If you need a hotel bar/restaurant - look elsewhere. For us - free yoga, beach towels/chairs and bikes where perfect. As well as complimentary coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. Great touches. The bottom line: We really felt like San Souci was 'our' beach. The staff are wonderful. The location is perfect. The room was fantastic. We cant wait to return! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Aqua Lotus Hotel, a winner"
This is a rather small hotel with very comfortable rooms and an excellent staff. The only thing missing was a restaurant which they are opening in the near future. I would definitely reccomend it to people wanting that atmosphere.Genuine Expedia guest review
We loved the Aqua Lotus Hotel. The room was very spacious, comfortable and clean. The staff was absolutely wonderful. They were so friendly and very helpful. Love the balconies, would have preferred a room on a higher floor. Ours was right above the parking garage, which was kind of boring. But the view of Diamond Head was awesome. The complimentary […] services were great but it would have been a plus if they had a dining room and at least served a continental breakfast. All in all we were very pleased and would recommend this place to anyone. We would stay here again if we get the chance to visit again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, fantastic staff, beautiful room!"
Great Staff, Great location walking distance from Waikiki but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the strip. Free bikes to ride, free coffee in am and free wine in the pm, free beach towels and beach chairs. Great staff, so friendly and nice. Shout out to Travis, Bill and Sautte?. Stay here for sure its a great place. Beautiful view of Diamond […] head!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A high 5 (0) for Hawaii"
A truly wonderful find. An oasis of calm just 10 minutes walk from the main Waikiki strip. Simply styled but elegant with very friendly and considerate staff. More boutique and personal than 5* international brands. Our corner room afforded views of the Pacific on one side and Diamond Head on the other. Very spacious room with all mod cons and a coffee […] machine that made decent Italian coffee. There is a $25 resort fee per room per night but, if you use all the facilities they offer (bicycles, beach towels and chairs, shuttle bus to Ala Moana centre, late afternoon wine reception etc.), it is a small price to pay. Restaurant was closed for refurbishment whilst we were there (no noise) so I am unable to comment on that. Overall, a wonderful place to stay and I would have no hesitation in recommending it anyone (but especially those with good taste!) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A little further out but well worth it!"
Had a lovely stay at this boutique hotel. The staff was excellent and the room was spotless and such a comfy bed! Would definitely stay there again. Also enjoyed the wine in the lobby each night from 4-6. The entire experience was very good!Genuine Expedia guest review
Stayed a few nights about a month ago. The location of the hotel is quiet, yet not too far from downtown Waikiki. Room was very clean with enough space. Seconds walk from the hotel to the beach. Staffs were nice and helpful. Overall excellent experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The hotel was fine but take note of extra charges"
The hotel is modern and our room was in good condition and a decent size. The location is a short walk from the main strip of hotels and shops. Unfortunately there was an extra 'Boutique Fee' for facilities even though we didn't use them. This was disappointing especially as some of the items were described as 'complimentary' when we checked in.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent & friendly service"
Staff make you feel at home and not like being at a hotel. Great location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great boutique hotel"
Fantastic hotel at the quiet diamond head end of Waikiki, just 10 mins walk away from the hustle and bustle of down town. The service was excellent with the free wine happy hour an added bonus. The room we were in was a corner room on the 8th floor. It was spotlessly clean and spacious with both mountain and sea views. Free use of beach towels, boogie […] boards and bikes and the free yoga sessions was also a nice touch. Definitely stay again if I find myself in Waikiki. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quiet boutique hotel"
Bright spacious rooms, friendly helpful staff. On site car rental now available, ideal if you just want a car for a day.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Tranquility in paradise"
Well maintained hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Would not hesitate staying here next time. Enjoyable experienceGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great little gem!"
The Aqua Lotus is great value for money, perfect room condition and very helpful staff! Every little aspect is convenient for guests, such as: Starbucks coffee machine in your room, complimentary wine in the afternoon, free yoga classes... This is a step ahead from all other hotels in Waikiki. Only thing is there is no pool, but then again you're walking […] distance away from Waikiki! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, great service!"
We very much enjoyed our stay. Good location and excellent service. The free bicycles and afternoon wine were a nice touch. Great views from our room of Diamond Head and the ocean. Dinner at the "Park" was also excellent. The only drawback was that the room was supposed to be for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids). We found the beds a bit too small.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Not sure how this hotel got good ratings as it really has nothing to offer more than a regular 3 star or 2 star hotel. the only thing that was good about the hotel was the view as I got the diamond head view with the ocean view, but a feature most hotels have at this price range but with a 4 star or above rating. stay away from the breakfast area as […] it has nothing to offer really. location may seem close to Waikiki, but its a good 15-30 minute walk before you get to see anything. Bike rentals cant be rented after sunset, as they don't have the required lights installed onto them, as it is against the law to ride in the night without safety lights. neighbouring restaurants are quite poor in quality, you would have to walk the 30 minutes to get some decent food. All in all, its an ok hotel at most, expected more for the price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is the 3rd time we have stayed at this hotel-guess we must like it! The location is superb if you want to escape the hubbub of Waikiki itself but have access to the main shopping/eating areas.I love the park across the road and looking onto Diamond Head,especially when the moon rises from behind it-awesome. The staff have always been very obliging […] and we have seen familiar faces each time we have returned,so I reckon this is also a good place to work. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Suppurb quiet Honolulu hotel"
This is an expensive hotel, but everything in Honolulu is expensive. The staff at the aqua lotus were really helpful and we appreciated the use of the free bikes to travel around the local area. Rooms were clean, spacious and well appointed, overall a very an enjoyable stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A quiet restful location in Waikiki"
Great location and very quiet. Staff friendly and helpful. Very comfortable and spacious room. Great daily service of rooms.Genuine Expedia guest review
Joshua and his staff do a fantastic job at making you feel as though you are their special guests and their sole aim is to assist and please you. Across from beautiful parklands and just near the beach, you still have eating options to cater for all budgets. It is a bit removed from the bustle of Waikiki central, which can be a plus or a minus, depending […] on your holiday goals! Really happy with our stay and highly recommended. Thank you Joshua and staff :) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Aqua Lotusat Diamond Head: The perfect hotel!"
Wonderful location at Diamond Head area. Quiet, great views of Diamond Head and Ocean. Best staff at hotel you could wish for. Nice walk to Waikiki to work off all the great food. Enjoyed the beach chairs and beach towels supplied by the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely stay for honeymoon at Aqua Lotus"
Lovely hotel, in the Diamond Head region of Waikiki. Really nice room, spaceous and clean, with everything we needed in it. We didn't use the coffee machine, but it was a good extra touch, and the bottles of water which were replaced every day were really handy. The staff were helpful whenever we appreached them about anything. The beach towels and […] chairs were really useful, and the beach being a few minutes walk away was great, a lovely little beach, clean and usually very quiet when we were there. It was a shame not to have a pool, but as the beach was so close it wasn't really an issue. The restaurant looks to be nearly ready, and that will be a big help, as the nearest reasonably priced restaurant we found was about 10-15 mins walk at the end of the busier part of Waikiki. The hotels on either side had restaurants which we could have used, and we did eat in Hau Tree which was lovely, but not that cheap, so didn't want to eat there all the time. All in all, a great stay at Aqua Lotus for our honeymoon, would definintly go back, and recommend to others, especially good if you want to be away from the hussle and bustle of Waikiki beach, but still close enough to enjoy it without needing a car. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice quiet spot & easy walk to the Tourist traps!"
I have to say that the hotel was exactly what I wanted. Away from the hustle & bustle of Waikiki beach but an easy walk to it, while still being on the beach. I had a lovely room with an upgrade to the corner suite 1221. Awesome views of Diamond Head and the sea, although was surprised that there were still some other hotel towers blocking the views […] somewhat. Staff were lovely and very helpful. My only complaints are two, one was the wind whistling around the sliding door on the street side balcony all night was annoying, think the seals could be looked at. The other was the bed, it was certainly plush but really too soft for me so between the wind noise and the bed I unfortnately had an uncomfortable and restless night. I would return, but personally would opt for a different room & a firmer bed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Like everybody in Honolulu, very polite accommodating staff. Clean newly renovated rooms and hotel make this likely one of the best deals in honolulu.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Superb staff and room"
The rooms are wonderful and nicely renovated to a modern style unlike most of the hotels for a similar price. It is a walk to the main strip but the walk is nice as you stroll past the beach. What was really great was how the staff were. We happened to be there the night of the tsunami warning, but felt safe and comfortable as the GM came to great […] us and even offered us to come to the penthouse and relax over some wine if we wanted! Would definately recommend anyone to go and stay here. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"We loved Acqua Lotus"
Perfect, nice beach, quiet and relaxing. We loved the decor and comfort of our room, and surrounding area offered nive places for early morning walk. At same time close enough to walk along beachfront to centre of waikiki.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A long walk to the main strip"
The location is a long walk from food , restaurant , and the main strip .Genuine Expedia guest review
"no electric Kettle"
We thought the room was clean and comfortable well situated quiet my only criticism we had was we could not make a cup of tea as there was no electric kettle only the coffee maker that does not boil waterGenuine Expedia guest review
This was our first trip to Hawaii, and we loved our stay here! We were on the 11th floor, awesome view of Diamond Head, the park and the ocean. The staff are excellent, the location is perfect, about a 10 minute walk to the Waikiki strip. We had one of the updated rooms, nice new furniture, dark wood flooring, big flat screen tv (that I turned on twice […] in a week). No pool, but a nice quiet beach is just steps away, free use of towels, beach mats and chairs. Free in room wi-fi, coffee in the lobby in the morning and wine in the evening. Also coffee makers are available for your room on request. I would definitely stay here again if we return! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet Oasis in Waikiki"
We found the Aqua Lotus to be great value for money. Contemporary feel, clean, and attentive staff. The best part for us, however, was the location. It is on the Diamond Head side of Waikiki right next to the park and most importantly away from the hustle, bustle and noise of the strip. It was a quiet oasis - and still just an easy stroll to the strip. […] The park is beautiful and the beach (100 meters from the hotel) is probably the best swim/snorkel beach at Waikiki. We loved it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
家族３人で４泊の滞在でした。ワイキキから少し離れていますが、その分静かで、緑が多く、ダイヤモンドヘッドの雄大な姿を眺めながら毎日気持ちよく過ごすことができました。１１時過ぎの到着にもかかわらず、すぐに部屋に入れたことがとてもありがたかったです。また、車で出かける度にミネラルウォーターのボトルを笑顔で渡してくれる素敵なスタッフがいて、こちらも笑顔になりました。 レストランはありませんが、レンタカーがあればカハラまでもすぐですし、ガイドブックにのっているオススメのお店もすぐそばなので、不便は感じませんでした。 ベッドサイズが普通のダブル？のようでしたので、１５歳の娘と同じベットで寝るのは少しつらかったです。エキストラベットは有料で用意があるようでしたが、それを入れると部屋はだいぶ狭くなるだろうな […] と思いあきらめました。 全般的にはとても満足です。次回ハワイを訪れる機会があれば、やはりここに泊まろうと思います。 Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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