"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
"Comfortable, Clean and Beautiful view!"
The front desk service to valet were extremely helpful and friendly. Free wine in the evenings, free bike rental, soft beds, awesome pillows, great view of Diamond Head AND ocean for a great value. DEFINITELY would stay here again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The Aqua Lotus Hotel is a short distance from Waikiki, close enough to walk to shops and restaurants yet far enough to be away from the big crowds. Easy to get in and out of by car as Waikiki traffic can be completely avoided. Large, gorgeous rooms, all with balconies facing Diamond Head, some even with partial ocean view. Friendly staff. Plenty of […] towels and toiletries provided. Complimentary high-speed internet & wi-fi. Daily wine reception in the lobby. There is a $20 fee per day for "valet" parking but the valets are kind of lazy and most of the time you park the car yourself and give them the key (fine with me, I prefer not letting anyone else drive my car but technically they are not providing the service you pay for). At the time of this writing, the hotel no longer has a restaurant. AVOID breakfast at the Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant (New Otani hotel) next door, it is nasty and way overpriced. Walk to Waikiki for plenty of options, the fresh air and exercise are good for you. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
very tasteful interiors. great site plan. continue nurturing of surrounding gardens - coax trees that frame entrance great availability of bicycles but handlebars are too wide - unwieldy. staff exactly friendly enough. cafe/bar re-opening would be ok but may detract from fabulous serenity of Aqua Lotus.Genuine Expedia guest review
"would stay again"
great location, far enough out of the city but close enough to walk into townGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet location - few amenities - but we liked it"
This hotel is in a much quieter location than the Waikiki hotels. They will be opening a restaurant at the hotel at some point, but up to now, there is nowhere to eat close by. However, it is a very pleasant 15 minute walk to Waikiki, where there are plenty of restaurants. Or you can walk or drive just north of the hotel on Kapahulu and find some colorful […] local eateries (such as the Rainbow Drive-In and Leonard's Bakery). There is a public beach very nearby, as well as a beautiful park across the street. The Aquarium and the Zoo are also just a few steps away from the Lotus. We had a corner room on the 4th floor, which afforded views of parking lots on both sides, and also a view of Diamond Head if you stood on the balcony, and a very small slice of an ocean view. The room was quiet enough on all but one morning, when we were awakened at 6am with very loud equipment noise from some maintenance on the hotel next door. The king bed was especially comfy, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The refrigerator froze our food, but the hotel replaced it after a couple of complaints. Over all, we enjoyed The Lotus very much, especially being in a quieter location than Waikiki, yet near enough to walk to it. But you do need to know that there are not a lot of amenities (no pool, no spa, no gym, no restaurants) right at the hotel. There is a convenience store next door with snacks, drinks, sundries, etc. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A Nice Place to Stay"
All rooms face east, towards Diamond Head, so don't worry too much about getting a good view -- unless you end up on one of the lower floors near the parking lot. My room was very 'Zen' -- platform bed, nice wood furniture, and beige bath tile. There was a shower (no tub), so be sure to ask if that's important to you. The hotel is about as far from […] the central Waikiki beach as you can get, so be ready to walk if you plan to spend time there. Instead, there is a small beach past the parking lot and between the neighboring condos, which is a good place to stretch out. The desk clerk said more renovations are coming, so get ready for prices to go up. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value, great location ,comfy ambience."
My husband and I have stayed at The Aqua Lotus several times under different ownerships and have never been disappointed. We particularly enjoy the serene, low-key ambiance which allows guests to schlep their own luggage if they wish and do their own laundry if they wish, though guests can easily have the hotel do those things for them as well. The […] location is great - steps to Waikiki Beach, and a pleasant walk to Waikiki shops and restaurants - rooms are spacious, tastefully decorated, quiet and clean, and the staff is unfailingly friendly and helpful. Some nice touches include coffee in the lobby in the morning and wine in the afternoon. This Christmas the lobby boasted a spectacular poinsettia Christmas tree surrounded by lovely, spare asian inspired decor. I always miss a dresser in the room and a restaurant on the premises, and the $18 daily parking fee is an unwelcome new addition this year, but, all in all, we think it's a very pleasant place to stay and a very good value. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Aqua Lotus Hotel in Honolulu"
Large, comfortable room close to beach with great view of Diamondhead. TV is old--not flat screen/HD, but we weren't in our room enough for that to be a big concern. Only criticism is dining room is closed, & only close by dining was super-expensive. Personnel very friendly & accommodating.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location. Just minutes from main waikiki area. Hotel staff couldn't do enough for us. They were always on hand & willing to accomodate & assist. would definitly go back.Genuine Expedia guest review
The staff at the Lotus at Diamond Head were very friendly and accommodating. The hotel was comfortable and clean. My only complaint is that it is located at the end of "the strip" of Waikiki so it is a little bit of a walk to Waikiki and any sort of food.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Tired but quaint"
Only 55 rooms and several recent owners. Tired and bathrooms are dated but comfortable, quiet, and good location out of the downtown noise. Well worth it to get the deluxe ocean view room with Diamond Head view. Ocean views are between buildings or distance. Not beachfront but one layer back. Terrific view of Diamond Head in morning. Next to Outrigger […] Canoe Club if you have reciprocal memebership from elsewhere. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Was Ideal for what I wanted first time to Oahu,"
This place was perfect all the way around for what I wanted to do In Oahu. Staff was great, parking was great, away from downtown. The short walks to food or shopping the perfect end to any day / eve. Very quite and relaxing and for anything else, you walk or drive.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Definitely go back again"
The hotel was beautiful, the service excellent, the view spectacular, and the location very convenient.Genuine Expedia guest review
"perfect location for me"
This was my first-ever visit to Hawaii and I travelled solo, so I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the best place for me to stay. I did not want to be in the midst of tourist-central Waikiki but I also did not want to be somewhere isolated and alone. This hotel was PERFECT for me. I loved starting each day with my 10-minute walk through Kapiolani […] Park -- so beautiful and "real." Then I was in Waikiki getting coffee at Starbucks and could go anywhere I wanted from there. I will definitely stay at this hotel again. Also, the view of Diamond Head from my balcony was gorgeous. I could have sat out there all morning with a coffee and a book. [Glad I didn't though -- so much to see and do, so little time :( .] Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient and comfortable"
The Hotel is well located, east of the main shopping area at Waikiki right by the beach. There are surfing breaks along the coast in each direction about ½ mile each way,; maybe a little more. It is a comfortable walk to shopping or restaurants. The hotel next door has the best breakfast restaurant in the area not cheap but excellent food and coffee. […] The Diamond Head views are great; the ocean views would be a misnomer because there are two condos that have a view of the ocean in front of you. The service within the hotel from the valet is excellent. Valet costs money and is required. The hotel is on a one way street so it is difficult to navigate to the first time. The parks next door fill up with homeless and campers camping in the park by the beach. I never felt at risk and was comfortable walking to and from the shopping restaurant and bar areas. The lobby is odd. This is a great place if you want a good sleep, and don’t want to spend all your time in the hotel. Also it is essential to have car if you plan visiting this hotel. I enjoyed my stay and would recommend it to others. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, but no amenities at all"
The good: Great location away from the Waikiki tourist nightmare, but still close enough to walk down there Next to Diamond Head and across from the park Very clean rooms and nice staff The bad: No free wifi. Come on guys, this is ridiculous. When you do pay for it, it's super slow! Old 19" tube tv's in the room. Again, I thought this is 2011, not […] 1991 No other amenities such as pool, hot tub, etc. I would stay here again since I can use a guess pass at the Outrigger Club next door for all the conveniences, but the Wifi and TV really do suck Read moreGenuine Expedia 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
A charming hotel that is removed from the hustle and noise of the Waikiki strip but close enough to walk there if you want. The ocean is as close as a 15 second walk from the lobby or another 15 seconds farther for a better beach. The free coffee in the lobby each morning was excellent, the wine in the afternoon was ok (price was right!). If you have […] trouble walking this is probably not the hotel for you as there are very limited restaurants available close by. We walked into Waikiki for breakfast and dinner each day and very much enjoyed that part of our holiday. Our room could have used a little updating (carpet looked a little worn).The inroom safe is huge and would hold a large laptop and a purse no problem. Staff are super freindly, helpful and just amazing. I lost a ring while packing to leave but didnt notice it until we were at the Honolulu airport. I called the hotel from the airport and asked them to check the safe for me. When we arrived home (Ontario) there was a message for us that unfortunately the safe was empty, I called back and asked them to check around the bed as my wife had heard something fall when packing.....Joshua (manager) called me back 20 minutes later to advise that he had personally gone under the bed and found my ring between the bed leg and the wall and is shipping it out to me right away. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Room too small. No chair to relax in. No continental breakfast, No restaurant in the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room too small. No chair to relax in. No continental breakfast, No restaurant in the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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