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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just come back from a 10 night stay at this hotel, it was perfect! Its in a great location just a 5 min walk from Waikiki beach, all the shops and a 2 min walk from the bus stop for all the main routes. We arrived late the Saturday night to a warm welcome and a fast check... More 

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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120 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I chose this hotel as it is near the beach and relatively inexpensive for Honolulu. Less than 2 blocks from the beach, around the corner to most public bus stops, easy walk to Ala Moana shops, Kapiolani Park etc (must enjoy walking though). As with the majority of hotels you also pay a resort tax which funds a free shuttle... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked a package holiday this time out and the Aqua Aloha Surf was one of the hotel options. We did a little research on Trip Advisor and saw that overall the reviews were decent, but there was some consternation with the breakfast buffet. We don't usually eat at hotels anyway as trying new places and food is part of... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the story how the actions of one single employee lifted this review from a clear 1 to a 4. The value of good employees and human customer service to a business can never be underestimated. We arrived quite late in the evening to the horror of realising that our reservation had not been registered by the hotel. I... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel staff very friendly ,breakfast is ok but more for the Asian market also very noisy at night so had to shut windows which made the room very warm couldn't use air conditioning as it was situated right next to the bed blowing cold air in your face not very nice.

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "Helen Z", Mahalo for staying with us. We appreciate your patronage. I hope that you enjoyed your time in Waikiki. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. mahalo and aloha Tim Clark GM More 

Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Aqua Aloha Surf is kept clean and it has what you need; however, it is in great need of renovations! The breakfast room was in the same shape...a little depressing for my taste. The breakfast can be improved...it was just ok. They also had food choices for The Asian tourist which is the majority in Honolulu! Will not recommend... More 

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "mercendes89" I agree with your comment that we need renovation. We are working on a renovation project with our owners. This work will take place in 2017 and will transform the Aloha Surf into a vibrant new place to be in Waikiki. Please come and visit us again Mahalo and Aloha Tim Clark GM More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aqua Aloha Surf is located 3 blocks from Waikiki Beach and close to everything, but far enough away that you are not disturbed by the Night Clubs. Breakfast is included and a great way to start your day. Staff is friendly and attentive, there is a pool, exercise equipment and excursion desk on site. They also have a shuttle to... More 

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "koleary89", I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for sharing your experience here on tripadvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Mahalo and Aloha Tim Clark GM More 

Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel because it was one of the more inexpensive hotels in the area. It also provided complimentary breakfast, which is hard to come by. We were greeted pleasantly by the staff and had no negative interactions with them during our week long stay. Upon check-in we informed them about the reason for the trip: birthday/ 10th anniversary,... More 

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "GregSarahM", Thank you for staying with us here at the Aloha Surf. I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience here on tripadvisor. Please come back and visit us again soon Mahalo and Aloha Tim Clark GM More 

Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've just left this hotel and I must say that our stay here was awesome!! I found that there were very Friendly hotel staff and I also got to know all of the super friendly barstaff at the bar called Tradewinds Lounge located downstairs near the lobby!! They certainly look after you and allow a good time! The Barman Ramon,... More 

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "Joeyhotmess", Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here on tripadvisor. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning the Tradewinds Lounge. They are a new Bar here at the Aloha Surf and they are great. Good Team, friendly place, great drinks. Please come back and visit us again soon Mahalo... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has 15 floors but its somewhat old and needs updating. We stayed on the 10th floor on the even numbered side of the building so we had a great view of the beach. The rooms are small and we had no where to place our suitcases so we brought the plastic lawn chairs in from the balcony. Our... More 

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AlohaSurfHotelMgr, General Manager at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha "TRenee B", Thank you for sharing your experience here on tripadvisor. We appreciate your feedback and will use it in our ongoing effort to grow and improve. We hope that you will consider visiting us again. Best Wishes to you Mahalo and Aloha, Tim Clark GM More 

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, one of Waikiki's most popular hotels, is a boutique hotel located 2 blocks to the beach and steps from world class dining and shopping. The large, open air lobby connects to a fitness area and Internet cafe as well as a relaxing pool area with cabanas and barbeque grill lit by tiki torches every evening. Continental breakfast is served complimentary daily for bookings made directly through Aqua. With our hospitality fee, Aqua Aloha Surf allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include WiFi Interent throughout the hotel and in guest rooms, DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Beach Towels and Chair rentals, Waikiki Shuttle Service, Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, Local & Toll-Free Calls, Water in Lobby, and a Weekly Manager's Reception. In addition, Aloha Aqua Surf guest rooms offer AquaBLISS pillow top beds, LCD TV's, mini-refrigerator, a microwave, coffeemaker and safe. Select accommodations offer views of the magical Koolau Mountain range and Ala Wai Golf Course. Self Parking is $25 daily. Note: Oversized vehicles will not fit in the hotel parking garage. If you have what you believe may be an oversized vehicle, please call the hotel to confirm whether the garage can accommodate the vehicle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Address: 444 Kanekapolei Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3099
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: €122 - €300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki 2.5*
Number of rooms: 202
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Aqua Aloha Surf Honolulu
Aloha Surf Hotel
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“Upgrade to a larger room”
 of 5 bubbles sarahbZ5604CH, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you are on the back side (facing the city versus Diamond Head), try to get a room above the 10th floor for a view.”
  • Room 1406 towards Waikiki Beach
  • Small kitchen (minus stove) behind where I'm standing
  • Room 1406 - to the East
 of 5 bubbles SocialTraveller, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid floor 2 west wing”
 of 5 bubbles StructuredReviews, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher up is better to get the view and try to stay on the even numbered side (facing street).”
 of 5 bubbles treneeb2013, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the rear of the building as it doesn't overlook the road, thus a bit quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles barbarahA8588KA, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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