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“Excellent Location & Great Value”
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Waikiki Banyan
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We booked at the Waikiki Banyan Condo thru Koko Resorts for our stay 8/18/2017 to 8/22/2017. We were happy with the stay but it can be better.

Condo Unit 2710 Tower 1
PRO:
- 1 block from Waikiki beach (3 minutes walk)
- Fully furnished with kitchen
- Partial ocean view
- Excellent rental price $140+tax per night
- Free 1-car parking slot in garage
- 1/2 block behind a Catholic Church
- Close to H-1 freeway entrance and exit
- 3 1/2 blocks from a major upscale shopping mall (used to be the International market)
- 15 minutes driving from Costco or Walmart.
- 3 minutes walking from ABC mini market
- Washer & dryer (pay) in the same floor
- Combi door lock entrance
- Clean towels (beach towels provided)
- Free wifi

CON:
- Unit 2710 furnitures are dated
- Lack a security deposit safe in the unit
- Lack electrical extension cord for not having enough outlets
- No AC remote control

Other Services Not Used:
- Maid service $35 per day (extra)
- Changing new towel $15 per day (extra)

Bottomline:
- Excellent value for the prime location.
- Other condo units may have newer furnitures or been renovated.
- Unit 2710 in Tower 1 was the only available unit with p/o view during our stay.
- We will come back to stay at the Waikiki Banyan but at a renovated unit with p/o view.
- View from the balcony and an early morning swim at Waikiki beach.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to get away a relax ..
The pool is great the little shop at the complex is fantastic very friendly and helpful people which make our stay so much better and easy ..
Every floor has its own laundry and rubbish disposal ..units are great and has everything you need in them..
So good and a definite recommendation we were on the 34th floor and had awesome views ..

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Maryanne C
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Checkin on level 5 was quick and easy, but a little strange as it was via a door located in the elevator / carpark entrance lobby.

Condo 3308 (tower 1) was very very clean, with basic appointments, however the kitchen has a full stove, lots of pots or pans, and plenty of cooking utensils which completed the kitchen.

The king size bed (climb up bed) was very spacious and comfortable with a 5cm foam layer above the mattress. A sofa bed in the combined lounge/ dining area. There was a no dining table, but a breaffast bar which seated 4 The bathroom is cosy and features an in-tub shower.

The condo facilities included, free wifi and free parking but did lack any sort of beach equipment, which was disappointing. We asked reception or some beach equipment and they were untruthful to us, indicating that they would call us when some became available, but truth is, beach equipment is provided by the condo owners, and not the Koko Resort booking agents.

Beach towels are available at the reception on level 5. A daily cleaning service is not available, however mid stay service is available with additional fees for this service. A coin operated laundry with washer and dryer located on each floor costing $2 per machine for use (total $4 for wash and dry).

The complex has a pool, spa, tennis court, bbq area and kids play area and a convenience store at the ground floor level.

The condo on level 33, had amazing water views and Waikiki city views.

Despite the condo buildings being 1 block from the beach and on the corner of Oahu and Kuhio Ave, all things in Waikiki are a short walk away.

For those wanting more living space, without the resort fees and where a daily service is not required, i would thoroughly recommend these condos.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank NeilC2607
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

room did not have enough towels and linens for 6 guest although it was said that it would. There were sheets provided for the sofa bed, which had not been cleaned. A pillowcase had hair and an eyelash on it, a blanket had food/food crumbs all over it. And they smelled like sweat, which was gross. I doubt the were cleaned at all. Had to call to have these items replaced.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank krissybeckert
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Arriving at 3 AM to a room that had dirty carpet and smelt like smoke was not the best first impression. Secondly for an apartment that has been advertised to sleep 6 good luck as both the sofas were broken.
Yes its close to the beach and down town Waikiki which is the only reason i am giving this property two stars.
The pool, BBQ and other facilities are always busy so good luck trying to have use of them.
I hope that other condos within this complex are better than what we stayed at, as I will not be returning to Waikiki on my next trip to the islands.

Room Tip: Do not choose tower 2 room 2208
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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2  Thank TopGDangerzone
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Additional Information about Waikiki Banyan

Address: 201 Ohua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3653
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Beach Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 47 Speciality Lodging in Honolulu
Price Range: €167 - €457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Waikiki Banyan 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOOKING FOR JACKIE'S CONDOS? LOOK NO FURTHER, YOU FOUND THEM! I have several condos for you to choose from! Rates vary depending on condo, length of stay and time of year. FREE PARKING.. FREE INTERNET ACCESS... FREE CALLS TO CANADA AND US MAINLAND FREE USE OF BEACH CHAIRS, BOOGIE BOARDS, BEACH UMBRELLAS, BEACH TOWELS...ALL LOCATED IN EACH CONDO FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE NO RESORT FEES FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE Our condos are impeccably clean and appointed with comfortable decorator furnishings. Full size kitchen with microwave, range, refrigerator, and all the necessary utensils. There is a flat screen TV, DVD player, stereo with CD player and IPOD docking station, phone and A/C. We provide all the necessities for your convenience and also some extras for your pleasure THE FEATURES The resort is simply incredible, featuring a huge waterfall and Koi pond in the lobby. The recreation deck features a large pool, two spas, sauna, tennis court, basketball court, volleyball court, snack bar, picnic/BBQ area, and children's playground...even a putting green! You will also find secured covered parking, a convenience store, a coffee house and a laundry room on every floor THE LOCATION Conveniently located within a very short walking distance to: of course, the famous Waikiki beach, Kapiolani Park, Aloha Shell, Aquarium, International Marketplace, Ali Wai golf course, Honolulu Zoo, Movies on the beach, and the 'Rodeo Drive' of Waikiki, Kalakaua Avenue. Car rentals, a church, a supermarket, a multitude of restaurants, and shops are easily accessed. A bus stop is located in front of the resort which will take you locally or around the entire island of Oahu! All major attractions [Pearl Harbor, Huanama Bay, etc} can be accessed inexpensively by bus. THESE ARE NON SMOKING UNITS PLEASE NO PETS PLEASE I ACCEPT: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Checks, Money Order ... more   less 
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