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Overall rating:TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: 3.5Based on 60 traveler reviews
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We rented room 507 from Bobber on Waikikilux for 9 nights in April and couldn't have asked for a better location or service. Bobber is extremely friendly and obliging. His rental is first class. Super clean and had all the amenities. We were a family of 4 with a 5 and 1 year old. The studio is on the small size but was more than sufficient for our needs as we were only there to sleep. I am told that all rooms in Waikiki is on the small side so ours was probably on the large side in comparison.
Location wise, it is ideal. Minutes to everything. The beach, the bus, the shopping. A must is the farmers market in the Hyatt on Tues and Thurs. We also loved udon noodles at Marukame Udon on Kuhio Ave. Huge queues but it moves fairly quickly. Fri night fireworks held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village is beautiful viewed on Waikiki beach with the best location near Fort de Russy.
Thank you Bobber and we sincerely hope to rent from you again in the not too distant future, but this time factor in a rental of your condo in Turtle Cove as well. The O'Briens
We really enjoyed our stay in room 1410, owned by Thomas Edwards, booked through TripAdvisor.
Amenities included free wifi and phone calls, and the kitchen was well-stocked. Free parking is also available. Although we didn't meet Thomas, he was easy to deal with and answered e-mails promptly. At the end of our stay in Waikiki, we had to move to a regular hotel for 2 nights and were very disappointed, compared to this condo.
We spent a week at this apartment. It is clean & bright. My appartment able to see firework at balcony. Location is perfect as specially with free parking. Few steps to Hawaii's "5th Ave" - all brand name stores, Royal Hawaiian plaza & foodcourt and within 5 mins walk to Waikiki Beach. Behind the apartment has McDonald, IHOP, famous Udon restaurant, grocery store. ABC store & Ross just across the road. Pub just downstair but it is really safe as after 10pm the gate will lock. You need the Security Fob to open the gate & operate the elevator. Laundary room in the same level on the floor you live. For sure will back to this appartment in next time.
My husband and I stayed a week in studio rental #1907 the premium Ali' from 12/14/14 to 12/22/14. We really enjoyed our stay and liked being located in the heart of Waikiki and were in walking distance to many eateries .. Including " the cheesecake factory", Starbucks , IHOP,and many places at the mall several blocks away.( also within walking distance), . It was nice to have a clean condo with a microwave , stove/oven, and full sized refrigerator , as we got groceries on the other side of the island in Kailua so we could spare a little expense. Waikiki has pretty expensive prices for even the IHOP or McDonald's ( something that would normally be $3-$4 in the mainland , would cost twice the price in Waikiki. Food prices got a little better as you moved out to Kaneohe and Kailua area . The shower had an upgraded waterfall type shower head and a seperate area with a vanity for getting ready. We found the space to be quite adequate for myself and my husband and I think it would fit a family of 4 comfortably. There is a pay laundry $1.50 to wash and $1.50 to dry) just a few feet away from condo #1907, which was super convenient for us. We also loved that parking was free .. As opposed to most of the hotels in the area that charge $20-$30 a day for parking . All in all , the value for the money was excellent . The owners, Tom , was very nice and was available by phone or text whenever we had questions.
The only cons that we had about our stay was that even though we were on the 19 th floor, on Friday and Saturday nights in particular, you could here whooping and hollering from the Tsunami night club directly diagonal from our condo. It went on from about 11 pm to 2 am. There are actually 2 night clubs next to each other. I'm sure every hotel guest within the 2 block radius could hear the music and people yelling. This is not at all the owner's fault, just something to be aware of and maybe bring your iPad and earplugs for the weekend stays. Another thing is that the bed is REALLY firm and super close to the sliding glass door , which , for the person on that side by the window,beware of knocking your ankle against the end of the bedpost ... Not a huge deal.. But something to know before you go. From the balcony, you can see a view of the streets surrounding and several nice high rises . You can also get a view of the beach from afar from the private balcony and if you walk to the end of the 19 th floor, you get a really pretty view of water. I was really happy with the location. The parking garage is a little bit tricky to find .. But we figured it out after a couple of times of driving the route . Make sure you pass Lewers street and then there will be a sign for a condo on your right that says " 2201". .. (Can't rememeber the street name )Directly after that , you will turn right and the right into the parking garage. It kind of blends in and is tricky to find .
Overall, we highly recommend this rental. It was modern, convenient to local attractions and not far at all from the beach. I would say the walk to the beach is maybe 3/4 of a mile. We spent most of our time exploring the island and checking out a variety of cool places such as The North shore, the dole pineapple plantation, the Byodu-in temple ( a beautiful surprise), hiking diamond head , and snorkeling shark's cove. See my other reviews doe ratings and advice. We felt really safe in our rental, as you had to have a special electronic key fob to ride the elevator and pick your floor. It felt really homey and less crowded than staying in a hotel.
Some hints- traffic is crazy from about 5 am - 8:30 am on weekdays and gets crazy also after about 2-3 pm , so we kept this in mind as we ventured out and about.
Tom- thank you for your hospitality and a great stay! We had an awesome time!
We stayed in room 507.. Studio with a futon should you need it.. Room was super clean and well equipped, comfy bed, stocked kitchen, clean bathroom, good wifi. Location is superb for the price, takes less than 10 minutes to walk to Waikiki beach, there is a Starbucks right next door as well as a lot of restaurants and grocery shops to keep your belly full. Great to deal with and super super affordable even over the busy Christmas holiday. Will stay here again for sure.
We stayed in room #1602 for 5 nights and were very happy with the room. We found the room/apartment to be very conveniently located. We easily walked to the beach, to restaurants and other attractions in Waikiki.
Best part was it came with it's own parking stall so we were able to rent a car the whole time and use this as our base to visit other places like Diamond Head, Koko Crater, the North Shore, etc. Given that I've experienced commute times of 90 minutes one way, I found that getting almost anywhere on the island easy and not having to worry about parking or the expense if it was great.
Contrary to the previous negative review of this same room, we found the room to be clean (not perfect, but clean), the appliances very convenient and the owner Thomas to be very friendly and helpful. The ceiling was standard height so not sure how someone can complain that it's too low. The picture we saw of the room was representative of what it actually was: a room that was about 450-500 sq.ft. in size, a king-size bed, a sofa-bed that we didn't use, a small balcony with a small view of water between buildings, and useful appliances. The ice maker in the fridge/freezer was very helpful as were the other things we could use like coolers, beach towels and beach chairs. The free wi-fi was good as well as the free long distance back to Canada as we called home a couple of times. The only drawback was getting woken up by garbage trucks at 6:30am.
Overall, we were very happy with the room.
Hotel is very clean and very friendly & informative staff. The International Market Place is footsteps away as well as Waikiki Beach, many restaurants and eateries & all shopping options to choose from.
Great location for heart of Waikiki. Couple blocks from beach if you take the shortcut thru the Sheraton or Outrigger to beach walk. If you love shopping, this is the area!
My apt was perfect for me, updated with free internet. Building is rather minimal frills, but has parking. Easy drive/access to H1.
My wife and I rented a studio apartment at Marine Surf for nine days during our Waikiki vacation. We went through Niko who advertises as "Tropical Studio in the Heart of Waikiki". This is in an excellent location. It's just over 10 minutes to the beach and has restaurants, shopping and amenities all around it. The condo was very clean and came with a kitchenette which we used for breakfast only since there were so many dining options nearby. An electronic key opened the main door, elevators, and parking area. This made the room and building very safe and there was also a 24 hour security man supervising the building. We had free parking and excellent free Wi-fi. A nice balcony for coffee and drinks with a great view of Waikiki was used often. The only drawback is it is a bit loud at times since your right in the center of the action. It's not a high end hotel but if you want an affordable option and a very clean, safe, comfortable room in an amazing location, then this could be your place!
Great place to stay! We stayed from Dec 23 - 28, 2013 at the Peacock Studio apt 1003. The locatiion was perfect. The condo was centered to the beach, shopping center, bus, restaurants and the strip (beach). What can I say the location was perfect. The condo is exactly like the pictures, so no surprises and clean. Since the condo was well located, we were able to do all the sightseeing we wanted. We did not have a chance to meet Tom, but fefore our departure if we needed answeres to our questions, Tom did not hesistate to answer them. If any of our entourage should decide to visite Waikiki, I will recommend this condo. Thank you, Tom and Kelly. Quebec Canada
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