GREAT hotel for the price. Excellent location. If you're going to be "on the go" then this is perfect.Genuine Expedia guest review
"shopping & kitchenette"
great service.The hotel room though could have been cheaper .I stayed at another Aqua before(also renovated -without kitchen though) & it was half price.I quess its because it has a kitchnette.......?Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic room and view!"
The room was delightful. However, if you are tall>>you will have struggles in the shower! Loved the mini kitchen! Fantastic views! Comfortable beds! Nice TV...but we never turned it on! Gave it a 3 on the maintenance of hotel due to the lack of character and interest in the hall ways....perhaps some wall paper or paint color!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The location was great. Max of a 5 min walk to the main shopping road. Had a mini fridge and microwave which was great for leftovers from dinner. Simple clean design. Indoor/outdoor lobby. Only downside was that out room ended up being located right next to the trash shoot which was quite loud. There were hours from about 11-7ish (I can't remember the […] exact times) when it was locked and not in use. But even so. If your room at any other time you hear the clang of metal on metal quite a bit. But other than that I was happy. Would definitely stay here again Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"yeahyuh vacation getaway..."
it was awesome. the look only flaw was the parking a little small and hard to get around but we made it work and even tho the look of the outside looks old ish when you get into the room you totally forget about it its amazing best room for a very low price thats what i call deals. also the pool was cool it was a bit cold but hey hawaiis hot so it evens […] out lol all they need was complementary towels for the pool thats it but for everything else i really enjoyed staying here im looking forward to coming back guarenteed !! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel but not a luxury hotel"
good location but a little outdated. we reserved an panaromic ocean view king size room. We were in 2412. The room was clean and spacious. The hallways were still outdated. The bathroom was quite small. I'm only 5'2 and my husband is 5'6 and the shower head was closing in. I can't imagine a tall person trying to take a shower in there. You can hardly […] call the room a panaromic ocean view. During the day you can barely see the ocean over the tops of other buildings in the area. Overall it was an ok hotel. I would stay here again if I got good rates. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice in a Fawlty Towers sort of way"
The name of the hotel has two parts for a reason - it's most definitely a hotel (Aqua Skyline) AND a residence (Island Colony), and it’s a bit Fawlty Towers-esque. But for the money, it was good value - the newly renovated room was clean and the kitchenette was nice. Ask for a room that is not located next to the rubbish chute, however, which gives […] off a funk and occasionally sounds as if a dead animal has been launched through it. Occasionally random household objects that appear outside the service elevator. Once it was a sign with a pithy quote and a mini-Eiffel Tower sculpture; another time it was a series of boxes, sort of like offerings to the elevator gods, which you will need, since the elevators are often broken. The front desk staff was kind and friendly, especially PT, who remembered us each time we had to get the room key re-activated (which was nearly every day). The residents are entertaining, and we especially were intrigued by one young man who seemed angry at the world, and whom we affectionately nicknamed. We also enjoyed overhearing two presumed residents talking about how to live off of insurance fraud by claiming PTSD. For the price, it was a fine place to stay. It added an element of surprise and adventure each time we got back to the hotel and it was an endless source of amusement as we crafted an entire sitcom concept script based on life at the Aqua Skyline at Island Colony. We're hoping to get a development deal in the near future. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel for family"
Good value for money and location. Good service, very close to all the useful locations e.g. Mac Donald, IHOP,beach etcGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not a real relaxing place to stay"
Bathroom very small. Marginal water pressure for a shower. Baseboards in bathroom were stained yellow from condensation running down the bathroom walls. Not all elevators were working....spent much time waiting on elevators. Very noisy on the street outside the hotel with sirens, garbage trucks, mopeds, jack hammers, etc. Parking expensive. Hotel could […] not provide in room internet access during our stay..... ran out of "hot spots". Not a real relaxing place to stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
娘と泊りました。部屋の隣にダストボックスがあり、到着時、廊下中、生ゴミの強烈な臭いが充満していました。早速電話したところ、すぐに対処してくださいました。対処は早かったのですが、、、、やっぱりちょっとマイナスに感じました。Genuine Expedia guest review
Check in was quick and easy. Front desk staff were friendly and caring throughout my stay. Room was nicely renovated and the view from the lanai was quite nice. The only negative was that the kitchenette area and bathroom could have used a little more thorough cleaning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't expect much, this is apartment for regidents"
Because it is a condo-hotel, there are many people living there. We can "smell" the daily living activity and "see" a real life of poor hawaii residents. So if you are coming for romantic situation, it is never recommended. But the budget travellers and on business, just OK.Genuine Expedia guest review
"over the pool"
the stay was great and clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Needs more of a security presence in the lobby, especially at night. The lobby is outside, open air type and so anyone can walk up from outside the hotel. I would recommend you stay high up and get an oceanside. Was satisfied with the hotel and the price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Aqua @ Island Colony"
The surrounding area is maybe not so great, the outside of the hotel is unimpressive, but the rooms and staff were fantastic.Genuine Expedia guest review
For the money it was way, way, way better than I exxpected. Room was great Staff was helpful location was good only downside was parking was a bit expensive. All in all a great value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean budget-priced hotel 2 blocks from the beach"
We were travelling with another couple. Both of us received recently-renovated rooms that were outstanding. There were minor complaints (getting clean dish and kitchen towels was a hassle), but overall we had a wonderful experience. It's definitely clean and budget-friendly. Sometimes the elevators were slow...you cannot expect a luxury 5-star experience […] on a Days Inn budget. We concluded it was comparable to a Days Inn on the mainland. Staff (especially night clerk named "PT" and supervisor Mona) were exceptional!!! NOTE: Hotel was recently aquired by Aqua Resorts and is undergoing much-needed lobby and room renovations. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good for familes."
We got a free upgrade. I rented a one bedroom kit betts and got upgrades to the remodeled one. That was awesome. Me more appliances. Nice view.there is a rice cooker and everything.Genuine Expedia guest review
I was very niceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for price"
Place was good for our purpose on Waikiki. Walking distance to shops, beach, dining.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place, affordable and near to the bars and night clubs in the middle of waikikiGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice clean place. Very "homey" not elegant. Feels like being in your own studio somewhere.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Two weeks on business: only complaints are (1) erratic and noisy air conditioner, which is not unusual for mid-price hotels these days, and (2) absence of free wi-fi in rooms, which absolutely should be provided. Otherwise it's conveniently located with a variety of restaurant choices, the Ala Wai canal for long walks and freeway access for us working […] stiffs. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
although the hotel is older it was fine. all we needed it for was to sleep and shower.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to beach but far enough from the beach drama"
The rooms have recently been redone and are very nice. Small kitchenette would be great if you had kids with you. It was a quick 2 block walk to the beach, but you were far enough to where the beach issues of obnoxious youth behavior didn't affect your stay. If you have a car, you had quick access to the highway for wherever you wanted to go.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mostly a good experience"
The hotel room was nice -- balcony for meals and snacks, nice TV and beds, good kitchen set-up plus the convenience of hotel convenience store, laundry, pool and jacuzzi. All were a plus, except the parking and elevator situation. I hated leaving and returning to the hotel. Waiting forever to take one elevator and then hop onto the next to complete […] your trip up to your room. Great location in Waikiki. Service? There was none, but the facilities made up for it on our trip. Overall, I would return. Good value. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't waste your money"
They charged a ridiculous amount for parking, $70 to be exact. There was no WIFI in the rooms, you had to go down to the lobby. The TV was smaller than my computer and the bed was like sleeping on the sidewalk it was so rigid. The staff was friendly enough, but I guess I wouldn't know how to put a fake smile on and act like this hotel was worth anyone's […] while. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Will consider going back"
It was ok. We asked for two beds but only got one. We had to ask for a roll away to accomodate everyone.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice contemporary room."
Only thing that was missing was a hairdryer. The room was lovely, the balcony was terrific overseeing the pool deck and even the laundry area was nice!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Island Colony, Waikiki"
We stayed at the Island Colony from July 19 - 25. We enjoyed the room, the pool, and the close proximity to the shops, restaurants, and beaches of Waikiki. We look forward to staying here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
My wife, son and I were SHOCKED when we saw our hotel room! It looked 100 times better than the internet photos. I assumed the room would be acceptable. However, the room and hotel far exceeded our expectations. Our room was ultra-modern. It was extremely clean. The cleaning staff were very, very friendly and efficient. The hotel front desk staff were […] ALL very friendly and helpful when asked for tourism advice. The hotel was in a PERFECT location. It was very close to the beach of Waikiki, the International Marketplace, a local supermarket (which saved us a lot of money), and city buses (which also saved us a lot of money). We will be returning to Honolulu next year. We definitely WILL stay at the Island Colony Hotel again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Seaside island colony hotel"
It's ok.... The staff are friendly, however I think they could be more informative about the service the offer and what is not offer by the hotel.... Like breakfast, pool service hours and towels to take with you when you go to the beach, as others hotels do it around that area.... My average is 3.5Genuine Expedia guest review
overall satisfied the hotel is in need of remodeling old popcorn ceilings and carpets. door lock 1519 room bathroom does not work.it was a quiet area good view of ala awai staff was friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The lobby is not presentable.Limited personnel at the lobby and not around most of the time. Rest rooms are not freely accessible.Genuine Expedia guest review
Pleasantly surprised with view and accomodations. Location is excellent!Genuine Expedia guest review
The room had a kitchenette but no pots and pans and no cooking utensils. We stayed here two weeks ago and the other room had everything you needed. The third day we were there, our door cards (keys) were somehow deactivated so we had to go back to the lobby to re-activate them to get into the room. That was a little annoying. The second day we were […] there, someone put some girls dirty underwear on our door knob. That was very discusting! We really like the location of the hotel, but there are other hotels near by that would suit us just as well. We'll definately look at other options on our next visit. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, modest room, affordable"
Excellent location. They are making upgrade to the property. great new pool and deck. Rooms are a bit... lived in, but serviceable. Can't beat the price for what you get. Covered parking is $15 a night I think.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice and somewhat convenient"
The Island Colony had a vey nice Staff. The room was nice and the balcony (lanai) was great! Off the beaten path, but not too far from many food and shopping conveniences. Parking rates were a little on the high side, however guests were given a discount. One of the few hotels with smoking accommodations.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Probably will stay there again."
I really liked the location of the hotel.It's walking distance to just about everything in Waikiki. The only thing that bothered me was the smell of the room. Other than that, it was great!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Okay hotel, but more of a residence"
The room needs updated. The windows don't seal and are VERY Noisy!! The room needs new beds, very small television, though TV is not the reason to be there...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great service But"
The hotel has very good service, A man at the front desk, PT was vary helpful and vary nice. The location of the hotel is vary close to wiki beach and is next to a river. The only thing that the island colony needs is to be modernized and i was told that they will soon start on remodeling, other from that i highly recommend this if your looking for […] a non expensive hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
25 dollar parking... get some! Front desk staff not a cool. Room was really comfortable and big. I'd stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location for "I only need to sleep there""
This is the perfect hotel for familes on a budget and just want a place to sleep while they visit the island. Waikiki is a 3 min walk away. A McDonald's is 3 min's away on foot. There is a nice Chinese place on the corner that opens for early bird breakfast (American Style) I've stayed her 6 timesGenuine Expedia guest review
We spoke to the security attendant about where to go for registration, he told us we could go straight to our room! We then had to ask him again then he directed me to the registration desk. Upon checking we found out we had a hold put on my account and also had to pay $25.00 for parking, which we were never told in advance. Upon completion of checkin […] we were told were to go to get to our room. NO KEY, I had to ask for the room keys. Two hours later we called guest services 3 times for assistance with no response. Nobody picked up or called back. The fan in the room did not work and room was hot. The only thing that my family liked was the mini mart on the 6th floor, They had great service and a large variety of food and supplies. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We love it here!! We are never disappointed and the staff is exceptional!Genuine Expedia guest review
"great for the $"
nice and clean room for the money, pleasant, helpful and friendly staff ( and I wanna commend Leilani, at the front desk), I certainly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to spend some time in Oahu: decent stay for decent money, close to shopping, the beach, atractionsGenuine Expedia guest review
I was surprised but so happy to have a sink, microwave, full refrigerator, and plates/flatware in my room, even though I booked the cheapest rate. The hotel is older and not super fancy, but it was very clean and comfortable and way better than I expected for the price. The only things I didn't like were that they put me on the bottom floor, where you […] get the pool/mini mart noise; and I had to locate housekeeping within the parking lot and sign a paper in order to get a beach towel. I think these places where some people live full time and some people are tourists are always a little weird and awkward, but overall this was a good stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was over all okay. room was clean but if you have children getting down the elevator can become problematic. We had one stroller and took 25 minutes to get down. As there are only 4 elevators and 43 floors. Other than that room had great amenities and was really close to everything 5 minute walk to Waikiki beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
Basic 2-star hotel. Good location, with dated rooms.Genuine Expedia guest review
"waikiki on the sea side avenue at Colony Hotel"
For sure it was a huge surprise for me when i had arrived at this great hotel, with a good localization, clean rooms, confortable beds, and a excelent view from the lane. My surprise was because its price was very cheep for so much qualitys. I just hope so it would not get less cheep for my words. I will be back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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