About this listing
Location: Royal Kuhio, Waikiki, South Oahu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA (20 Minutes from the Airport, 5 Minute Walk to Waikiki Beach)
Accommodations: Condo, 2 Bedrooms + No additional sleeping rooms avail, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)
Centrally located in the prime district of Waikiki, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath penthouse unit is available for the first time as a premium vacation rental. Situated on the 36th floor of the Royal Kuhio - 2240 Kuhio Ave, with expansive ocean views from every room, this nicely appointed unit has been owner occupied and now available for your stay.
Two blocks away from the beach and a short walk to the International Marketplace and minutes to shopping and restaurant dining.
The master bedroom is furnished w/ 2 double beds and the 2nd bedroom furnished w/ two twins .
Washer/dryer in the unit, a/c units and 1 parking stall included.
Fully furnished with linens and kitchenware for your full enjoyment!
No smoking, no pets.
Dec. and Jan. add 20% to total.
CONS: The penthouse is in desperate need of a re-vamp.
We were quite taken aback when we arrived (an hour after the time we were told we could check in) when the cleaner opened the door to the apartment to let us in as she was still mopping the floor and making the beds. Whilst I am sure the unit was cleaned fully, the heavily stained carpets and couch didn't meet our expectations.
A few of the appliances weren't working: the microwave, the ice maker on the fridge, the hairdryer, a bunch of lights were out. The aircon unit in the bedroom dripped water onto the carpet and we had to empty the overflowing buckets on the balcony that collected the water from the aircon.
Location location location. Great location to shops, restaurants and waikiki beach. The wifi was super fast. Fantastic views. Quick elevators. Although we didn't use it, it was nice to know there was a free carpark if we hired a car. Bathrooms seemed clean and it was handy having a washer/dryer in the apartment.
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We couldn't have wished for a better location and the views were spectacular. Unfortunately, the apartment is quite tired and in need of a thorough spring clean.
Whilst spacious, there was broken furniture on one balcony and full buckets of water on both balconies from the air conditioning that overflowed. The balconies were also very sandy meaning we couldn't help walking sand in to the apartment.
The carpets in the bedrooms are badly stained.
The windows could have done with a clean( waking up to the view would have been lovely) and several light bulbs were broken including one in the main bathroom which made it quite dark.
There were only 3 wine glasses ( should you be 4 adults)and the other glasses all just seemed like "left overs". The microwave does not work ( it is either the power point or the microwave).
The cushions on the sofa were stale smelling so I decided to take covers off to wash them. Not possible as they are not removable. ( they remained behind the sofa for our stay !) That said, it was very handy having a washing machine and dryer in the apartment.
The beds were comfortable (if you like firm, which we do) and the shower was good.
My son was impressed with the internet speed!!
The pool was lovely and cool and whilst not surrounded by palm trees, did the trick and was never overly crowded like the resort pools.
The proximity to the main street and beach is fabulous. It can get a little noisy at night and early morning but that is part and parcel of staying in a busy part of town.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay and it is a good space for two adults and two teenagers. Although I am loathe to say anything negative, it is only fair to point out the flaws so there are no surprises.
Picking up the key from a different venue was no issue as the cab stopped on the way and the key was handed over immediately. I would like to have left a 3.5 star rating as it was better than average but not great.
Good wifi connection. Great view. Very convenient walkable distance to everywhere in Waikiki. Noisy street. Windows lack adequate covering so don't expect to sleep in
View was fantastic. Blinds in main bedroom inoperable, air con unit needs repair for air flow direction and door to balcony lock broken. Free phone would have been better if it worked. Balcony furniture needs a tidy up. Otherwise all good. A 1 page operational instruction sheet on TV, stove, fridge etc would have been useful.
Royal Kuhio was located in a perfect area!!
Amazing view from the deck on the 36th floor! just like the picture shown on the website.
Key Pick up procedure was simple, but bit far away from where i was expected....about 5mins drive.
Room was very nice and pretty much everything was prepared!
Maybe set of shampoo and new vacuum cleaner would be appreciated !
we were satisfied with the place and would like to use it again when we are in honolulu next time!!
thanks Jeffrey ;)
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