Royal Kuhio
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Royal Kuhio

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3.5
#8 of 30 apartments in Honolulu
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3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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Location, Location, Location! Our Royal Kuhio spacious 1BR 1BA located in the heart of Waikiki directly across from the reknown Matteo's Italian Restaurant and Waikiki Trade Center. The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center w/over 110 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues is only a two blocks away, and just beyond it is the famous Waikiki Beach. Our spacious rooms with partial ocean or mountain views come fully equipped with a complete kitchen.
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Property amenities
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Vending machine
Game room
Billiards
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Table tennis
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

2240 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Nikole K wrote a review Jan 2020
Burnaby, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Large spacious apartment style accommodations titled "Douglas Waikiki" can be found in the Royal Kuhio Building. The building has amenities such as a fitness facility, laundry and outdoor space on floor 7.

This is not a hotel so it is more of a do it yourself from check in to check out. There is no front desk staff which can be a little frustrating if you have problems or questions about the facility. You are provided only with an access code and must have an employee buzz you in upon checking in. Once at your room, keys are provided in a lock box and everything is much easier. 

The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, dishes and full size fridge/freezer. There is a separate living room from the bedroom and both are very spacious. hi

The downside is the bugs, do not leave food or dirty dishes out because it attracts cockroaches. This is common for these older buildings as we had also encountered this issue at the bar across the street. Another downside is that the pool is under construction until Feb 2020 but just use the beach.

The apartment was centrally located with many restaurants and shopping accessible within minutes. It truly is in the middle of Waikiki and only three blocks from the beach. You can basically walk to anywhere from the apartment..
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Adrian wrote a review Mar 2020
Surrey, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Family of Four, one bedroom interior unit, 11th floor - V.I Owned.

Note that interior just means it's not a corner room. You still get a balcony, although, the corner rooms are excellent for extra space and allow for great air flow if you're one who likes the windows and patio open.

The rooms were updated within the last two years, I'm unsure if it's every floor, but the ones owned by Vacation International should have been. You get a full kitchen and living space with a pull out, and a bedroom separated with a double-wide sliding door. Note that with interior units, you must enter through the bedroom to get to the bathroom. I stayed previously before the renovation and am happy with the update.

There are shops and restaurants in the area, and only a couple blocks away from the international market. If you plan on staying around Waikiki mostly, then everything is walking distance within 10 to 20 minutes.

If you're driving out a lat, the highway is less than 10 minutes away in the opposite direction of the action. We hit the North Shore quite a few times and it's nice not having to be bogged down by traffic through the city in or out.

The pool deck is under renovation currently, but looks like it'll be a wonderful space when it's complete. For now there's still access to a ping pong table, billiards table, tennis and lounge deck. There's a ton of breeze up there, and wifi access as well.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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L S wrote a review Dec 2021
Seattle, Washington
3.0 of 5 bubbles
See title... totally tricked by RCI trading in here since Zero mention of pool under construction since fall of 2019. Umm, this is Dec 2021.

The location is great, rooms small but updated, full kitchen with 1 bedroom unit, free parking (at least with RCI trade). No view (we had worst room, 802, by elevator) but comfy bed & great shower. Bus stop in front on Kuhio. Full fridge, we used coffee maker & microwave only but unit is stocked by with pots, pans, toaster, full stove/oven, full fridge, blender, dishwasher, etc. Wifi good. TVs didn't work at first, quick call to maintenance & it took 2 guys & 20 min but got it working (2 TV's).

Not sure I'd stay here again with no pool but the location is excellent. Hit nearby Legends for the best Mai Tais in Waikiki.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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silverAnn wrote a review Apr 2020
Melbourne, Australia
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at the Royal Kuhio for 1 week in early March 2020 through our time share. We arrived in the morning so we were told check in isn't until 4pm from a very rude man which was a manager, so we waited patiently even though we were exhausted after our long flight, at 3pm other people arrived and got to check in and got their keys without a problem so we asked and the manager and he hesitated and finally gave us the keys. As we were exhausted we went straight to sleep and when we woke up that evening i pulled the sheets back to make the bed and noticed fresh blood marks and old stains on the pillow cases, we felt sick at the thought that they might not have changed our sheets from the previous guests, we went down to reception which was closing in 10 minuets 7pm where a young girl said she will bring up fresh sheets to change the bed, even the fresh pair was stained apparently that was normal ! We had no contact from the Manager at all! Two days later we were woken up at 3am with a big crash our wardrobe had collapsed which wasn't fixed. Unfortunately we had no contact from the manager unfortunately I don't think he cares about his customers. The room was stocked with 3 coffee sachets and 3 sugar sachets, when i asked reception they said i had to purchase more from them !! On the 3rd day a pamphlet was delivered to us about keeping safe during the covid-19, WELL Royal Kuhio maybe you should practice more safety as I've got a nice skin infection from your dirty linen, this is my 5th visit to Hawaii and have never had any bad experience before, the customer service is always excellent thats why I love going to Hawaii. Also no amenities were available as they were all being renovated for months.
We would never recommend Royal Kuhio to anyone :-(
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Date of stay: March 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Annette V. wrote a review Mar 2020
Delta, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely studio condo on the 27th floor with an amazing view of the city, the canal and ocean. From the lanai we had a wonderful view of the Friday night fireworks. The condo was larger than we thought it would be, incredibly clean and well stocked. Only 2 blocks to the beach and a bus stop directly in front and tour bus pick-up just around the corner on Seaside. The only downside was that the pool was being repaired but the ocean more than made up for that.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: North side have great views and doesn't get full sun so it doesn't get overheated.
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shawmlou wrote a review Jun 2021
Los Angeles, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of the hotel is great. Walking distance to major stores and the beach. There is however no service. Very hard to get hold of anyone for a service. The beds and mattresses are extremely uncomfortable and there is outside noise at night.
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Review collected in partnership with RCI
Date of stay: April 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Darcee S wrote a review Sept 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for four nights prior to a cruise. The location is great for walking, and also has easy access to the highway if you’re driving. Parking is included. Check in was easy. There is a little convenience store that has pretty much everything and an ABC store on the corner. We actually had musubi from the convenience store for breakfast and it was delicious. The pool was small but seemed to be recently renovated and there was a large entertainment space alongside with seats and bbqs. I believe we were in the Ewa Tower. The suite itself was clean, and also seemed to be recently renovated. It is an old building, but well maintained. The elevators were a bit glitchy but never felt unsafe. All in all it was a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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A_V_Wedding_Lady wrote a review Sept 2021
Rex, Georgia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I would not stay at this place again. The parking is easy, however you have to park on the six floor take an elevator down to the first floor walk around the lobby, then take an elevator up to your floor (ours was the ninth). Our first night there we were awakened by the fire alarm going off and telling us to evacuate and not use the elevators. There are over 30 floors in this building. As we were getting dressed we were trying to imagine walking down the stairs with 30 floors worth of people trying to evacuate a fire. We decided that we would exit at the six floor and walk down through the garage instead of being in the press of people. After we were dressed they gave us the all clear sign and told us that somebody had pulled the fire alarm by accident in the lobby. No problem things happen. The next night the same thing happened! However they gave us the all clear much faster. I went to the VI office to ask them what happened and was told “we don’t know that’s a security problem ask them”. OK I will never stay here again I will never return ~. The idea that my timeshare just doesn’t care about what’s going on in the building is a little bit to much and the idea of trying to evacuate with all those people it’s just too much the stairways are not large enough to handle that amount of people.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laura703 wrote a review Mar 2022
Green Valley, Arizona
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This resort is in the heart of the city, walking distance to Waikiki beach. The unit was comfortable enough and had all the basics. But, the zipper on the zippered mattress cover was broken and instead of changing the cover (which was stained and nasty to begin with) they left it and it kept sliding around under you so that you ended up sleeping on a zipper. The way the parking garage is situated is a bit of a hassel as you had to change elevators all the time to get to the separate one servicing the garage. Also, we found it very annoying that nothing was said on the listing that the swimming pool was closed for renovation, nor did they contact us to that fact. I think this place should have had a reduced trading power due to the fact that there was no pool!
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Review collected in partnership with RCI
Date of stay: March 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Chong P wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed there for a week. Condo was very clean and everything worked. You cant beat the price and accommodations.No room service but they stock u up plenty towels and everything u would need. Kind of liked not being bothered every day. Security and staff were extremly helpful even in wee hours of night. Great location not too close to congestion around waikiki beach but close enough 2 enjoy it. Loved my stay here and will Definitely be back.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from J Boughton, Other at Royal Kuhio
Responded 10 May 2023
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Answer from JABoughton
Bellevue, Washington
They are getting closer to completing the pool. they hope to be up and running soon.
Huong P asked a question Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
It is august 2021. Is the pool/ bbq area completes?
Answer from JABoughton
Bellevue, Washington
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately not at this time. Due to the pandemic shutting down the original construction we had to start all over with permitting and since have had a few other set backs, we hope completion will be soon.
Answer from JABoughton
Bellevue, Washington
We are currently waiting for the permits to finish the pool renovation. When Covid hit and everything shut down, the delay caused a big enough time lapse that we had to go back and get re -permitted. Fingers crossed we are able to start back up shortly.
Answer from JABoughton
Bellevue, Washington
Unfortunately when the resort shut down due to governments Covid mandate so did the HOA's construction. As Hawaii's 14 day quarantine has not lifted the resort has not resumed business and the pool is not complete.
Kim W wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not stay here if you want to enjoy your vacation!"
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Byron W wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick anywhere else"
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Rhonda wrote a tip Jul 2021
11 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking in site "
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Annette V. wrote a tip Mar 2020
Delta, Canada9 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"North side have great views and doesn't get full sun so it doesn't get overheated."
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Dianne W wrote a tip Oct 2019
Monument, Colorado4,254 contributions460 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The higher floors offer the better views"
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PRICE RANGE
$374 - $491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
royal kuhio hotel honolulu
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Kuhio
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Kuhio?
Nearby attractions include International Market Place (0.2 km), Breakout Waikiki Escape Rooms (0.4 km), and Waikiki Sunset Cruise with Live DJ (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Kuhio?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Kuhio?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Kuhio?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Kuhio?
Yes, a parking garage and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Kuhio?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tempura Kiki, StripSteak by Michael Mina, and Honolulu Cookie Company.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Kuhio?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Kuhio?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iolani Palace (4.3 km), Shangri La (4.2 km), and US Army Museum of Hawaii (0.7 km).
Does Royal Kuhio have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Royal Kuhio accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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