About This Listing
Fully furnished studio in condo hotel in Waikiki. Fits 2. Close to beach and shopping. 19th floor, corner unit, gorgeous view. Fully renovated, modern and practical, has Internet, A/C. Amenities: W+D, pool, hot-tub, BBQ area, places to eat, massage.
Clean and comfortable! The studio has been completely renovated. It is modern and practical. A/C is available or a natural draft creates pleasant conditions. There are storage areas in the closet and baskets under the platform bed. Kitchenette was added, with double electric burner, microwave range oven, coffee machine, utensils, and everything that one may need to fix food. Compact fridge has a separate freezer. Large sink shared for kitchen and bathroom is a real (website hidden) is wall mounted with Oceanic Time Warner Cable; wireless Internet. Accent walls with white brick veneer and back-lit mirror ad nice atmosphere. Corner unit features windows on 1/2 of the wall space.
Secure access is via key card through either lower lobby or through lobby where front desk of the condo-hotel is. Building has security 24/7.
Interaction with Guests
Cordial and minimal - Guests will be handed over the keys, given information about the studio and the building and if they have any questions for their stay (recommendations to restaurants, sight-seeing, places to eat…). Unless requested by the Guests, the next interaction will be when leaving the studio.
Hawaiian Monarch building is located in Waikiki, close to the Convention Center. It is about 3 blocs to the beach. Ala Monana mall is nearby, as well as supermarket Don Quijote and Walmart on one side; the opposite direction is main street Kalakaua with shops and restaurants, and more beaches.
Within Waikiki the best is on foot. There is the Bus, that runs through Oahu. By the lower lobby, there is a rental place with mopeds and smart-cars. Car rentals are one block over. There is no parking assigned to the unit; it is possible to rent parking stall from the building on daily/weekly bases.
There will be a packet with house rules in the unit. The rules are rather standard, asking residents not to create excessive noise, no illegal substances, no pets, ...
Both the studio and the host were fantastic.
The studio was cozy but well-designed (and tastefully so, I might add) so that it seemed airy and more spacious for its actual size. Clean, contemporary, and with all the basic amenities. Particularly, I loved how the windows wrapped around two walls; I enjoyed the city view, especially at night. I also loved opening the windows to let in the breeze and the sounds of the ocean and city life. And, lastly, it's only a short walk to the beach!
Barbora was a friendly, gracious, easygoing host that greeted me, provided tips, and chatted with me when I arrived. She definitely knows how to run and Airbnb.
Overall, this studio served as a wonderful place to relax, as well as a great launch pad for wandering and adventuring around the city.
Barb, thanks for making my first Airbnb experience an excellent one. Will be returning. :)
Barbora was welcoming and very accommodating with our late arrival coming back from Kauai. We stayed for one night and it was definitely good for use as a crashpad for our last night in Hawaii. The room is as described - it is a small studio with a beautiful view. Be aware that if you are tall you will have trouble with the shower - the ceiling is rather low. The neighbors are rather colorful. The apartment is in a building that also houses hotel guests and private residents. The building is also very close to the main Waikiki drag and it's easy to walk or hop on a bus to get where you want to go.
A wonderful place to call home while enjoying Waikiki - her place is small but it is very well designed. Everything that you need is there and the location is unbeatable - it is a very short walk to the beach from her unit. The building is an older building but her unit is nicely renovated.
Her communication was great from day one and leading in to the trip. Barb is a great host!
Barb was a lovely host. She was prompt and easy to communicate with as well as friendly and helpful. She gave me recommendations on where to go in Waikiki and how to get there. She was also very flexible on check-in time. The studio itself is great—essentially exactly as pictured, except that the pictures don't do justice to how incredible the view is. The studio is very tastefully decorated. There is also a nice pool and hot tub in the building that I was happy to take advantage of after a long day hiking and paddleboarding. Note that while the studio is a pleasant 10-15 minute walk to the beach, it is not directly on the beach. This was fine for me, but those wanting to be in the middle of the tourist action/on the water would be better served at one of the beachside hotels or resorts.
We had a great experience with Barbora. She was very communicative and was there waiting for us when we arrived. She offered a lot of advice and tips for our stay, which was helpful.
The listing is spot on - photos and descriptions. The view is amazing and great to wake up to. The building felt safe and secure.
The place was spotless when we arrived (which I was impressed with, given the beach is so close and it would be so easy to fill the place with sand).
Easy 15 min walk to the beach - we liked the walk because we found lots of small hidden places to look at and eat at, which we wouldn't have found otherwise. Also an easy walk to bus stops, which makes the whole island accessible!
We would stay here again!
PS: for those who stay with Barbora, check out the little breakfast and brunch cafe near the elevators of the building. Highly recommend it.
We just stayed for one night but it was definitely worth it. Barbora was really friendly and was flexible with check-out times. In the building there is the possibility to leave the luggage for just 10 dollars as a daily flat-rate which was really helpful. The apartment is close to the beach just 15 minutes and we had a wonderful look through Waikiki :-) It was really clean and even though it's small you'll find everything to have a pleasant stay.
Barb was delightful! From beginning to end she was extremely accomodating and made us feel welcomed. She answers any questions and concerns in a prompt manner. We stayed at 3 places in Hawaii and Barb's was our most favourite. The view of the Canal is beautiful and the place had everything that we needed. It is a good size for two people. We loved the decor and windows made it breezy. It is a short walking distance to ala moana mall. If we return, we would definitely stay here again.
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