Aqua Bamboo Waikiki
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- 98%Budget Travelers
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- Aqua Bamboo WaikikiNov 03, 2013
Even though almost every time I’ve entered this hotel the front desk staff has been relatively unwelcoming, even though the room décor is sorta flimsy, and even though some rooms face a wall—you could do much worse than the boutique Bamboo for a hipster budget stay. This is a converted old hotel with teeny proportions, but they’ve done a pretty good job at making it cozy and cool. The lobby has Southeast Asian/Indonesian furnishings and style, complete with the requisite statues and contrasted with surfboards and other Island touches. Guest rooms are clean and modern with bold colors and Indonesian-inspired furniture, kitchenettes or full kitchens, and balconies, plus free Internet access. But the gem is the back garden—surprisingly large, with a saltwater pool, mini waterfall and hot tub, plus a broad deck area with tables and lounge chairs. The hotel is only a block and a half from the beach and a short walk to the zoo and restaurants. The shape of the building, which sort of tapers upward, means that higher floors may have some smaller rooms. Parking is kinda tight.Recommended for:
- Aqua Bamboo WaikikiMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesJun 24, 2013
Although the hotel looks old out the outside, the inside décor of this budget friendly boutique hotel is very Asian inspired with Bamboo designs to match the name of the hotel. The furniture in the lobby is trimmed with bamboo and there’s a lovely bamboo water feature right near the front entrance. This hotel was been recently remodeled so the rooms feel cozy and modern. The bathroom is small but very clean and there’s some counter space around the sink.The swimming pool area is really beautiful like a tropical paradise with palm trees, a waterfall feature, and tiki umbrellas to sit under. There’s a big saltwater pool, lots of chairs to lounge in, and a hot tub. The beach is in within walking distance (about 2 blocks) of the hotel and there are tons of restaurants nearby. The Honolulu Zoo and International Market Place are also within walking distance.
- Aqua Bamboo WaikikiApr 21, 2013
Stay here for the location. The hotel is less than two blocks from Waikiki Beach, where you can surf, sail, scuba and swim. The hotel's bamboo theme is cool -- even the elevator walls are lined with long, hollow stalks -- but the lobby and outdoor pool area are not nice enough to make me want to spend any significant amount of time hanging at the hotel. The saltwater pool is very small and, when I was there, surrounded by yellow construction cones and blue tarps, which totally killed the zen-like ambiance exhibited by the rest of the hotel. There's a small waterfall flowing into the pool and a very tiny hot tub, but, again, it was hard to enjoy the scenery when I felt like I was looking out at a construction site. The lounge chairs around the pool, however, are quite comfortable. The hotel building is quite old, but the rooms have been recently renovated and are quite nice. There's a coffee maker, a microwave and a mini-fridge that's perfect for storing leftovers from any of the hundreds of Waikiki restaurants.
- Aqua Bamboo WaikikiJul 05, 2012
This older hotel has been remodeled with a pleasant bamboo theme and a very Zen-like lobby. Although the saltwater pool wasn't very big, the surrounding area is large, tropical and relaxing, with a small spa off to the side and they feature live entertainment there once a week. But the tiny, lower floor studio was cramped and definitely not one of their updated rooms, although it did offer a full kitchenette, complimentary internet access and a 32” flatscreen. There was a lanai but no view to speak of, other than looking over busy Kuhio Avenue and the neighborhood, which is kind of shabby. But Waikiki beach is just a short walk away. NOTE: The initial encounter at the front desk was the worst service I’ve ever experienced at a hotel. Cold, rude, she couldn’t even bother to smile. But the rest of the staff was great.
Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, sauna and spa tub. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and free high-speed Internet access is
There are 92 guestrooms at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki, all with air-conditioning and Internet access. Balconies offer city or courtyard views. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer phones with voice mail and free local calls. LCD televisions are available in guestrooms. Rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains, electronic/magnetic keys, irons/ironing boards, and clock radios. Housekeeping is offered and guests may request wake up calls. Guestrooms are all non smoking.
Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Self parking: US$ 25 per day
- Rollaway bed: US$ 30 per night
- Crib (infant bed): US$ 30 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Business Center
- Swimming Pool
- Data Ports
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Electronic Room Keys
- Clothing Iron
- Wake Up Service
- Coffee & Tea Maker
Very Good!437 reviews across the web.
- Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
- Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
- BeachBeach sports facilities are great, according to 100%.
- Location99% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
- Service97% found the staff to be very friendly.
- PriceExcellent value for money, said 95%.
- Hotel91% thought it was clean.
- GroundsPool was lovely, according to 83%.