"a little noisy"
We were on the 2nd floor next to road and it was quote noisy. We paid an extra $20 a night to upgrade to a different room on the other side of the hotel which was much better but ended up making it more expensive then planned. Overall very clean, friendly workers and great location for beach and shopping.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friendly Staff, great location"
Nice Hotel. Maybe a Little outdated but still a good deal. Great Location. Close to everything in Waikiki. Staff is very friendly and helpfull! Would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"VERY DISAPPOINTED !"
The place is not in good condition at all was't very clean for the price you can do much better! try Vive hotel across the street!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
i wish we got to stay at this hotel longer! stayed in the studio room. perfect size for the two of us with a kitchen. having a pool was so soothing after a lot of shoping! short walk to mid waikiki beach, million dollar shopping strip and local cafes and restaurants. super friendly service people. the bus system on oahu is so simplified. an easy 10-15 […] minutes ride from aqua bamboo to go the base of diamond head or shopping at ala moana center. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A nice stay in Waikiki"
The room was a bit small and the air conditioner was quite noisy, but..it was comfortable, had a nice view and was convenient to the beach and shopping. We especially liked the new restaurant on the property, The Lovin oven under the gracious hand of manager Lizette. Great made to order breakfasts. Also helpful at the concierge desk is Lei who helped […] us figure out where to drive to get where we wanted to go. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel is in distance of waikiki beach and waikiki strip perfect location. Hotel room is pretty descent but it doesnt really matter knowing 90% of the day i was outside enjoying waikiki the staff was good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
If you want a nice hotel that's also nice on your wallet. Aqua Bamboo is the spot. Not the best hotel ive stayed in, but its decent, especially since I spent more time outside enjoying Oahu than in the hotel. I really just needed a place to sleep and shower, then off to explore the island. Parking is $25/day. And the hotel is about 3 blocks away from […] the beach, very close to everything in Waikiki. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Oasis in the middle of the city."
Lovely hotel. We would stay here again. Great secluded pool. Very helpful staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very Nice Customer service"
I wanted to surprise my wife with 2 dozen Red Roses in our room. I had them delivered to the front desk, and they had them waiting in the room when we checked in. I had my doubts that it would happen. But The room was beautiful, and it couldn't have went better.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, walking distance to beach."
I arrived October 18, 2013 for a 9 day stay to celebrate my birthday. Had a kitchenette with balcony. Loved all the upgrades this hotel has done. Great location. Very close to public transit. Walking distance to beach, international market place and several other hot spots. Staff was VERY nice, informative and accomodating. Hotel was clean! Room was […] comfortable and tidy. Street noise was loud but for me not too bothersome and actually found it entertaining although front desk was more than willing to relocate me to a quiter room. I would DEFINETELY recommend and would stay at this hotel again. I got a great package price for my flight, lenght of stay and the specific type of room I wanted and a sweeter benefit about staying at this hotel for me is that they did not have any "additional" fees other than for parking. Weather was perfect! slightly breezy, only humid and hot on last day stay other days were very comfortable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to the beach"
Only reason for not getting excellent on Room Comfort was that I was on the second floor and I could hear the buses that stop across the street and could hear the loud people walking on the street at 3am.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great convenient hotel!"
The Aqua Bamboo exceeded our expectations. Great location with less than a 5 minute walk to Waikiki beach. The kitchen in our room was very convenient for cooking breakfast each morning. Free towel service was a big plus. Thank you Aqua Bamboo!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Pleasant Surprise in Waikiki"
My husband and I stayed here one night prior to a cruise. We were pleasantly surprised. Queen sized bed. Beautifully furnished. Had a fridge, stove microwave, coffee maker and utensils. There were orchids placed around the bed and in the bathroom. It was spic and san clean. There was a balcony off the bedroom and one off the kitchen, and we did not […] stay in their best room!! The staff were very professional. Check in and out was a breeze. There was a pool and Jacuzzi . The property is two blocks from the beach and in a great location to all that's happening. I would definitely stay here again!!. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to beach"
Beautiful staff, clean, stayed in 305. Nice letters and gift from staff on departure. My only problem was (and its not the hotel's fault) was the VERY loud noise of traffic if you have balcony door open. The room is directly above the noisiest streets so if you stay on that side of hotel, try to stay on higher floor. I dont do well with AC so we had […] to keep balcony open and it was very very loud. other than that- GREAT hotel, I LOVED IT! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"About what you would expect"
My family had a great time on our vacation. Aqua Bamboo was a nice place to head back too. We did not see too many people in the hotel while we were there, outside of the Thursday meet and greet. The staff was very friendly. The parking situation was not the best, $25/day to park (limited underground parking). There is a public lot next door for $20/24 […] hours, but it is catch as catch can. Not a lot of "Free" amenities, but you are not really looking to spend your time in your hotel, right?! No real "great" view, but located close enough to the beach to just walk over and enjoy. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to the beach and strip"
Overall good experience. My kids enjoyed their pool very much. Hotel location is near the streets do can be noisy at night. I liked that the kids had their own space versus mine!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great place for the money"
I have stayed at so many big name big money hotels in Waikiki and decided to save some money. I thought i may have had to rough it NOT the case. Great staff clean large room central location. I travel a lot to this island and feel that I have a fantastic place to hang the suit and will be staying here as a regular.Genuine Expedia guest review
This quiet oasis in the midst of Waikiki is well worth the visit. Rooms are clean and comfortable with all you need for a holiday stay. Plenty of towels and toiletries. The pool area invites relaxed lounging between bouts of shopoing and sightseeing. Staff are extremely helpful but not intrusive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Two blocks from Waikiki, great little shaded pool to escape from the sun if necessary. Close to great sushi and udon. Close to Kapiolani park. A mile or so from Ala Moana park where you can play pickup volleyball with the locals. Everything is more expensive in Waikiki than it should be, so the price of this hotel goes along with that....not really […] a way to escape that. So overall, good place to stay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the beach"
The hotel was small, and the amenities were simple, but they had beach gear, including surf boards, paddle boards, and bodyboards that you could utilize during your stay. The hot tub was out of order, which was disappointing, but the rooms were in fairly good shape...might stay here again...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to the beach and a lot of shoppin"
My experience here was ths best the hotel staff was beyond wonderful. We had a hard time finding a place and one of the front desk actually took time to walk us there.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Must be good for families, not so much for couples"
PROS: The staff was very nice, friendly, and responsive. The location is 3 short blocks from the beach. Kitchenette means you can get your own food. It's cheap. CONS: Our room, at least, was pretty run-down. The hotel claims to be an oasis and part of some elite resort chain. That's nonsense. It's cheap, with nice staff, but it's definitely not a meditative […] retreat. We spent one night here before taking an inter-island flight. Taxi was $39 each way to/from the airport, plus tip. Not sure if a slightly more expensive room elsewhere would've gotten us a shuttle. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place for the money."
Staff was helpful and courteous. Jacuzzi is tiny, only drawback.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Trip for relaxing"
Nice hotel, friendly staff. Pool water to cool. only 3 blocks from beach. they have chairs you can take to the beach as well as towels. nice touchGenuine Expedia guest review
"very accessible to other areas of city"
For the most part we enjoyed our stay. But early the morning of our last day when I got out of bed in the dark I stepped on something which seemed strange. I turned the light on and to our surprise we found a huge bug - two inches long. Of course it scared me. My husband and I immediately checked all of our luggage, clothing, etc. to make sure we did […] not have any of the like in our personal items. We found nothing else but the one was more than enough. The hotel personnel where all extremely nice and very helpful. Won't return because of the "bug". Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I'll begin by saying that I thought the staff were absolutely incredible. They were helpful in many ways. However the hotel itself, and the room was a little old/rundown - especially considering the price. I had hoped it would be a little nicer. The location is pretty spectacular though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Little Diamond in the Rough"
This was our second stay at the Aqua Bamboo. It was ideal for our family's situation. Just a little bit off of the beaten path, but still a great location. Close to many attractions, good restaurants and lots of shopping. The room had a small kitchen, so it gave us the option of eating in or going out. The service and accommodations were great. Really […] don't even need a car, everything is within a hands reach, Thank you Aqua Bamboo! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good for the price"
My husband and I stayed there for 3 nights for our 1 year anniversary. Fortunately, we got upgraded to a larger room, which was nice since it included kitchenette. However, the room was towards the street side, so it was quite noisy during the night and early in the daytime from the traffic and street contstruction going on. The water pressure in the […] showers were pretty weak, the water was not draining well. There was some mold/mildew in the bathroom ceiling and floor, but that is pretty minor. The sink is awkwardly small in comparison to the giant faucet, which blocked the sink. Kept getting water all around the sink counter because of this. Otherwise, the room was fairly clean and tidy, the beds are comfortable, the robes are so warm and cozy, the staff were friendly and courteous, service was speedy and fair. Location of hotel is centralized in Waikiki, which is convenient so almost everything is within walking distance. Good price for the hotel in comparison to the other hotels nearby. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Location and service superb"
Staff was helpful at all times of the day. Location was excellent for walking to Waikiki and International Market, very central spot.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not great for smokers or people with rental cars"
We had to park next door and the parking structure didn't belong to the hotel. We forgot to pay parking while we were on a luau and our car was towed. It was a 198 expense plus a 30 cab fare. It was also noisy and you are not allowed to smoke on your own balcony/lanai. Our lanai was on the 5th floor and faced a brick wall. Next time ill pay a little […] more and stay somewhere that has their own parking. The room was nice other than a broken closet door and a tiny lanai. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Ok in a pinchGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location over Amenities. Simple and Nice."
This hotel was alright. It isn't anything to write home about. The room was a lot smaller then what I had expected. It appears they have remodeled the rooms recently with new furniture and sinks which gives it the appearance of an upscale hotel, but I would say it's just ok. We only spent two nights there, but the location was great. Everything you […] needed was well within walking distance and easily accessible. The beach was one block away. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel for a family."
The hotel's situation is really great, near Waikiki and all bus stops. The room is clear and clean, but it seems not as big as on photos. We stayed in a kitchen double room suite, very practical for a big family, soon expensive in vacation. Another deception, the street noise is clearly audible even from 6th floor. The staff is very nice. The Internet […] access and beach towels are free. To conclude, our stay was nice but not exceptional. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"close to beach"
friendly staff clean and comfortable roomsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"it was OK!"
It is OK for the priceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I read a lot of reviews for a lot of places in Hawaii and most seemed to be ignorant, complaining about stuff that is either basic hotel policies or things outside of the hotels concerns. The Bamboo was nice, it wasn't 4 or 5 stars and I new it wouldn't be since no one claimed that, but for the money and location it was great. We had a good time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old Hotel- Was ok"
You can tell this is a older hotel, when they advised they were doing renovations you would expect to see them. The only thing new is the furniture the bathroom was in need of a major upgrade. The shower leaked, was cracked and could see years of water stains. They advised sheets would be changed every 3 days, the sheets were stained upon arrival and […] they never got changed during the entire week stay. Staff was friendly and recommended some good eats nearby. FYI- If you want to park at the hotel , make sure you call and let them know ahead of before time otherwise you will be parking next door. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The one thing that would make this hotel a 99% successful rate pls give free WiFi to the rest of the guest . Not just the lobby :) maybe 2hrs free a day?:)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"One BIG complaint - construction, GREAT otherwise"
+ great location, just a block away from Waikiki beach + very helpful receptionists - showed us a bunch of rooms and accommodated us as best they could + clean and nice rooms + very decently priced for the location and amenities - CONSTRUCTION was ongoing at the hotel Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, which is NOT how I want to take a rest in Hawaii. Hotel accommodated […] us to a room away from the construction noise but still quite sub-optimal. - concierge was not very helpful, basically left us on our own - pool water was kinda cold, especially compared to ocean water Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was very cute, rooms weren't too small perfect for my husband and I. Lost a couple stars due to no wifi in rooms,and after few hours of being gone room smelled of wet towel. Other than that the place it great for the price. You need a key to enter the hotel at night which is a great security measure. I would stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Secret Oasis in the Heart of Waikiki."
Due to our airline connections, we had to arrive early and leave late. The staff were most helpful. We were delighted that they offered to store our luggage until check-in, but they went out of their way to arrange a room change so we could actually check in early as well. When we checked out at the last possible moment allowed, not only did they store […] our luggage, but they were gracious in allowing us to remain in the beautiful pool area and use all of the lobby facilities for five more hours! We also received extra help with configuring our computer settings to allow internet reception, and with excellent advice and directions regarding transportation. The Thursday Manager's Reception with signature cocktail, pupus, guest sketch artist, entertainment and spa specials was also delightful. I received a wonderful foot massage. Some remodelling of the balconies was progressing, but the staff made sure that it had minimal impact on the comfort of the guests. We will definitely stay at this hotel again on our next visit to Waikiki! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"I've paid too much for a hotel being renovated"
Just a very bad surprise: The hotel was being renovated! Much noise between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. It was really too expensive with such conditions. Desappointed... Two other things: - Wifi only in the lodge and outside - Windows don't block the noise from outside enough For the rest, the hotel is nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Love this hotel. Defiantly staying here again"
Hotel staff was polite, everything was perfect. Quite rooms, nice pool, good location. Everything we asked for the staff was polite about and provided us with. I will make sure I come here again I wanted to just live here lol.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was fully booked, hotels. Com had space and at a better rate so I booked it. The lobby had free coffee , letter water, lemonade. This was a nice touch along with red delicious applesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Aqua Bamboo - Classic Retro"
Walking into the Aqua Bamboo was like walking onto a movie set from the 40's or 50's starring Jane Russell and Robert Mitchum. The Bamboo style and decor is carried throughout the hotel. The pool area is a secluded oasis in the city surrounded by native trees and plants, lovely cedar chaise chairs and a bamboo hut. There is much attention to the little […] details ( ie: the glass pitchers of ice tea and lemon water that were kept full all day in the lobby) that made our stay more comfortable and memorable. All that and just two blocks from the beach and great shops and restaurants. Also very clean! Our room was facing the pool and on an upper floor which was quieter that the lower levels. For the price you can't beat this little boutique hotel! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall great place, great location, good value, carpet could have been cleaner but they are working on remodeling the hotel. Overall great experience!Genuine Expedia guest review
My first thought when I got off the elevator on my floor was the the hallways were a little small for my taste, but as I open the door the my room; it was beautiful. The bed was comfortable and well made, I had three lanai's, the bathroom was clean and smelled fresh. The space was comfortable for only two to three people and any more would make it uncomfortable, […] but my friends and I made do. The jacuzzi was a bit small compare to other hotels, but the swimming pool was the perfect size. Overall my experience at Aqua Bamboo and Spa was a pleasant and enjoyable one. I would definitely stay again at this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Stayed at the Aqua Bamboo & Spa on Dec 24th - 28th 2011 and enjoyed the stay. Day and late night staff was very friendly and helpful, except for the girl that works the afternoon/early evening shift. She wasn't too nice nor helpful. We were upgraded to a kitchenette room with TWO balconies, which was nice... one overlooked the pool area and the other […] was toward the ocean but the view is blocked by other hotels... no biggie for us. The room interior was decent... the only complaints are the bathroom faucet was way oversized and made things a bit messy when using it... and the bedroom ceiling area seemed to have a bit of moisture developing. But, the bed sheets and pillows and towels were perfectly clean. The hotel is only a 2-3 block walk to Waikiki beach and the bus stop is right in front of the hotel. The pricing of this hotel is a steal even though it's not directly on the beach! We were very happy with our stay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Changed rooms - it was like a different hotel."
I booked this budget hotel in Waikiki because I was traveling alone over a very expensive weekend (Thanksgiving) and didn't want to break the bank. I knew also knew that Aqua has been buying up various properties at various price points, branding them, remodeling, and calling them Aqua. Which is fine, because that means the chain has contracts with […] suppliers for all their little commodities, like shampoo and robes. One thing re-branding cannot change, however, is location. This hotel is on Ala Moana, the main thoroughfare, smack dab in the middle of everything. So my room the first two nights was so unbelievably loud. I stayed last year in a hotel on the 405 in LA where they were doing on ramp construction at the exit and it wasn't this loud. Plus, My room, which was quite large and comfortable, had a lanai (balcony) that overlooked the seedy apartment building next door, where the residents' cigarette smoke wafted into my room each night and made me keep the windows closed. So the first day I requested a room change and I had to spend two nights in that room (boom! scream!) and then was sent ($15 more a night - worth it!) to a full on suite (full kitchen) with a lovely view of the pool (small) and palm trees. Like a different place. Had an excellent massage at the hotel spa, (I get massages regularly -very professional and competent therapist at Bamboo.) So, my advice is, if you say there, insist on a room overlooking the pool. And bring your own coffee. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"My mother did not like it."
Roaches in the kitchen. The hotel staff did not show much concern. I think they should have upgraded her room or something.Genuine Expedia guest review
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