Aqua Bamboo Waikiki

3.0 star rating

Standard accommodation with basic facilities and limited services.

    What to expect (based on 1904 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Good Location, friendly staff

    Reviewed by premkala16(Medford, Oregon) on Jul 13, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    We booked this hotel through an Air BnB because the pictures of the pool were so inviting and the location to Waikiki Beach. Unfortunately the pool was closed for refurbishing when we went but we did sneak a peek and it is a beautiful setting. The rooms and the hotel interior is very dated, like many of the hotels in Waikiki. The rooms, elevator and lobby are small. Many of the rooms look out onto the busy street or an alley with a brick wall. Ask for a pool view. Location is fantastic for quick and easy access to the bus ( right outside the door) or the beach ( a very easy 5 minute walk). You are about a block and 1/2 from the international market which is pricey but a nice place to walk around. There is a car rental agency within a 3 minute walk of the hotel but no parking on site. We realized that parking for rental cars is almost more than the daily rental. Often 20 to 30 dollars for over night. close Restaurants are mostly local Hawaiian plate or asian food. Burger King and McDonalds are a few minutes walk away for those who want a quick cheap meal. This hotel is for the budget minded who want a nice pool retreat when not at the beach.

    Nice

    Reviewed by C3495ZTmarias() on Jul 09, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Priced well, great location. The parking filled up and we had to park next door. Not super inconvenient but a bit of a drag with luggage. Stayed for 4 nights and only had room cleaned once. They didnt give us fresh towels or replenish toiletries. Just made the bed and took out trash. No breakfast, the pool was under construction while I was there, not enough washers and dryers, also the washers and dryers are old and coin operated ones and I'm not sure how "clean" they really made my clothes. All in all it's a great spot for the price in the center of Waikiki/Honolulu. I was comfortable in my room and enjoyed my stay. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Keeping in mind this is by no means a 5 star hotel I would still recommend it as a place to stay if you want to be close to Waikiki beach. A few suggestions I have are updating the air conditioning to central air or something, the overall smell of the building was musty and they try off setting it with ALOT of what smells like off brand fabreez but that's just in the lobby area and elevators not I the actual rooms.

    Nice place

    Reviewed by anul644(Kangasala, Finland) on Jul 02, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Place is nice, but the staff never smiled. Few times I got smile from younger boy. The man who took care of the yard was very nice and polite. Even if you did not need any cleaning in your room, they make sure that you pay anyway the cleaning.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-3

    Nice stay with friendly staff.

    Reviewed by caitlinr112() on Jun 23, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    We spent 7 days at Aqua Bamboo and found it to be a nice hotel at a perfect location. Everything was in walking distance, a two minute walk to the beach, plenty of great food options nearby and close to bus lines. The pool area was really nice too and we actually preferred it to the beach. The best part about Aqua Bamboo was the lovely front desk staff, specifically Moana who was such a friendly face but also went above and beyond when we had some property stolen at the beach and he personally took us to the station in his time off to help us. Meeting Moana and the kindness that he gave us was one of the highlights of our trip to Hawaii and he sets a great example of how it is the people who make the place special. Because of this experience we recommend Aqua Bamboo to all of our friends and family and look forward to coming back again soon in the future.

    Individual ratings:

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Good location but ....

    Reviewed by Marie M(Pakenham, Australia) on Jun 16, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    Location of this Hotel is quite good .... but sadly I cannot say the same about the staff behind the reception desk (Brandon being the only exception - he at least had a conversation with us!) Surely it is not too much to expect some sort of acknowledgement of customers in the hotel - especially as we were staying there for six nights! Long enough to recognise faces each day!! Hotel itself is badly in need of renovations, which I understand is going to happen .... and quite necessary! Wish we had chosen somewhere else to spend our last few days / nights .... could not recommend to anyone if you want friendly recognition and a reasonable standard of accommodation.

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