We stayed here for our honeymoon in 2010 and returned for our 1st wedding anniversary in September 2011.
Again our stay was lovely, the staff were helpful and courteous, the location fabulous (waikiki beach 2 mins away, food pantry supermarket over the road, nearby to main shopping street and restaurants). We got upgraded to a kitchenette and the room was spacious, clean and well presented with lovely views, and bed very big and comfy! The decor might be considered a little dated but we're not too fussy about that sort of thing! As we had a kitchenette we bought our own breakfast foods from the Food Pantry ( I hear the hotel breakfast is a coffee and pastry in the coffee bar!) but Keoni's outside serves breakfast and there are plenty of places to go within a couple of minutes walk.
The only complaints I have again is that the walls are ridiculously thin to the point where you can hear everything going on in the next room! One night we slept with the air con on (and ear plugs in) to drown out the noise of the couple next door who'd had a few too many Mai Tais! I always make sure I pack my ear plugs for this very reason. To be honest we did research on other hotels in Waikiki via trip advisor and it seems a lot of hotels have this problem! Also we had an issue where the shower had to be run for about 10 minutes to get it anywhere near hot. A maintainence person came up immediately to look at the issue (he just said that it needed to be run for a while!) and we were offered a change of room but decided to stay put to keep our upgrade as it was near the end of our trip. It is also quite noisy being on the corner of Kuhio Avenue, there is constantly a lot of traffic outside but I think you would get this with most Hotels in Waikiki.
These things aside we feel that this is a good value, budget hotel in a great location and as we have so many good memories of it we are returning a 3rd time this yr to celebrate our second wedding Anniversary! Can't wait! :o)
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