This small studio condo was probably not the best choice for a couple in their sixties who tend to turn in by 10 PM. It would work well for folks in their 20s or 30s who expect to be out and about late into the evening, partying in Waikiki--there is a lot of nightlife and stuff to do at all hours of the night and day. Considering it has free parking and no resort fees, it's great for people who really need to budget, or are used to city lights and noise, or expect to party well past midnight.
Room 602 was only six stories up on a very busy street that stayed noisy all night & day with traffic driving by, trucks backing up, sirens, people walking up and down the street. Unfortunately the room next door appears to also be a rental; Two nights there were youngsters partying in that room and on the lanai until 2 AM, one night and 3 AM the other night. Not the property owners fault but you should be aware of the potential.
The room itself was decorated very nicely in light colors, was very clean, and the owner also provided all sort of stuff for enjoying time on the beach--a small rolling cooler; two folding lounge chairs; a boogie board; beach umbrella and other stuff. There were two bathroom vanities which provided plenty of space for toiletries. Water pressure was so-so but there was plenty of hot water. Kitchen equipment was sufficient. The microwave was small and up on the refrigerator which was hard for me (I'm 5'5) to manage. Instructions regarding clean-up expectations were printed and easily understood. Our cleaning deposit was returned. Although this room is advertised as sleeping four, it only had one bed and one fold-out couch--you could sleep four there but it would have been too cramped to share this small space with other adult guests.
I haven't used Trip Advisor before and may not again. I carefully read the reviews, which were all for rooms much higher up, and I did not carefully read the small print, so I thought I was renting a condo with separate bedroom on the 14th floor. You don't get told which room is your until several days after you have booked. I offer this information as a lesson learned so that you don't get caught by surprise.
Looks better thank in the pictures , perfect location , great amenities.
Free parking is a $30 value / night by itself in Waikiki!!!!
Fully recommend !
Everything about the unit was top notch. It is very clean. The location is absolutely perfect. The furniture is quite new and very tropical. The bed is comfortable, the views from the balcony are amazing. Wifi worked flawlessly. Every bus route goes right by the door so there is no need for a car although we did use the parking space when a friend came to visit. We loved the sun in the morning and in the afternoon there was shade so we could comfortably have a drink or eat on the balcony. We had a fantastic ten day stay. Our one disappointment was not getting to meet our host, but we had no problems while we were there that needed attention. It was a beautiful unit in an ideal location. Everything that Waikiki has to offer was at our doorstep. We would love to return.
I highly recommend this rental over any hotel. Complimentary parking, Wi-Fi and full kitchen and bathroom amenities. I was not expecting beach chairs and a boogie board but it was an awesome surprise. I loved having the balcony, we hung out on the balcony every morning and night. The location was perfect, walking distance to restaurant and beach. If (hopefully, when) I come back I will 100% stay here.
My husband and I stayed at the studio with two children (10 and 6) for seven days. With the sofa extended bed, the room was spacious enough and comfortable. A few minutes walk to Waikiki and there are many good restaurants around the area. Free parking space is such an advantage in this downtown area. We could see the fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian village area from the balcony on Friday night. Although we could not meet Nikodem due to our late check in, we had no difficulty communicating with him through emails and phone. Our family had very satisfactory stay at this studio and would stay there again in next visit.
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