This is a hotel unit in a boutique hotel located in the heart of Waikiki, and it's 5 to 7 minutes walk to the world famous Waikiki Beach. The property is close to everything in Waikiki
Aloha and welcome to the beautiful island of Oahu.
This is a private unit located in the heart of Waikiki in a boutique Hotel - Aqua Aloha Surf Hotel. The hotel is a Boutique-style, modern hotel. There are 3 different sizes of room in this Hotel and ours has the biggest in size. Most does not come with a balcony but ours does!! So even if you see a cheaper condo in this hotel by a private owner, it is because their studio is a bit smaller.
We own one of the unit and renting it out privately, so this unit does not manage by the Hotel, that's why we can offer the lowest price! It has a Queen-sized bed, TV, A/C, kitchenette, sofa, clean towels, and linens.
We can also provide a hiking tour for a small fee and you can always email us for more info about which hike you are interested in, whether a waterfall hike, crater, ridges, forest, coastlines etc. Because we love to hike!
The hotel unit is located in the heart of Waikiki facing the Ala Wai canal. It is only 2 blocks to the beach and walking distance to all the restaurants, shops and grocery store is only 1 minute walk away. Close to bus stops that can take you to all the destinations you want to go, whether you want to hike Diamond Head, snorkeling at Hanauma Bay and visit the historic Pearl Harbor.
The hotel comes with a swimming pool and a small gym. But why go to the pool while you can walk to the world famous Waikiki Beach in 5 minutes? It also has a breakfast buffet, Spa, coffee shop and a tourist desk.
Wi-Fi is available in the lobby in a comfortable sitting area for you to sit down and relax. Comes with complimentary newspaper everyday at the lobby. Our room is also equipped with wi-fi
Before inquiry, please feel free to look at the calendar for availability.
Please click on the calendar and if it is full we have another listing, here is the link:
Mahalo and hope to see you soon!
Guest have access to all hotel amenities.
Paid parking are available on-site.
Interaction with Guests
We do our best to respect guest's privacy & boundaries, and allow the guest to experience Hawaii. We will occasionally check in with you and offer hiking tour to enhance your experience here at Hawaii.
We may or may not meet you on the day of check in. If we are able to meet you, we will provide you with key and check in instruction. If we can't meet you, we will provide you instruction to retrieve the key in advance.
We are always available to assist you and answer any questions.
Location, Location, Location! We are in the heart of Waikiki. There are so much to do and see in Waikiki. The world’s most famous beach is just two short blocks away (5 minutes walk).
Street parking available around the property (free or coin-operated). Parking is also available on-site (basement garage and additional lot next to the property). On-site parking is $22/day - you have to arrange to get a parking permit with the hotel staff.
If you only want to spend time in Waikiki, you can survive without a car. Everything is in walking distance. If you wish to explore further, you may want to consider getting a rental car.
Please review the following house rules/instruction to ensure a pleasant experience:
1. CHECK IN/CHECK OUT TIME - Check-in time is 2PM. Check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in or late check-out needs prior approval.
2. NON SMOKING POLICY - This is a “NON SMOKING” unit. Absolutely No smoking.
3. PETS - NO Pets are permitted in the unit.
4. KEY CARD - Please leave key on the kitchen counter-top upon check out. Lost/damaged key will be charged to renter at $25 per key card.
5. NO DAILY MAID SERVICE - While linens and bath towels are provided in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. However, this service may be available at additional rate. Please contact us to make arrangements.
6. ARRIVAL PROCEDURES – No registration at hotel is required. We manage our own rental units. Arrive at the hotel and you may proceed directly to your unit. Follow the directions in your arrival instructions.
7. PARKING – Parking available for additional fee ($22/day), please inquire parking with the hotel staff at front desk upon arrival. The parking is managed by the hotel. There are FREE street parking nearby. Please make sure you follow the hotel's parking policy/rules, failure to comply with the hotel parking policy may result in towing of vehicle at guest's own expense.
Twu welcomed us upon arrival and provided information about places to eat and activities available.
This suite was in the perfect location to access the beach and restaurants. The pictures were very accurate as to what the place looked like.
Chin & Twu have been truly amazing hosts. Great communication from booking till check out. Chin was so helpful with our questions and Twu met us for the check-in and even offered us a sunrise hiking tour. The apartment is exactly as described and pictured (great location to the beach). We wouldn't hesitate to come back. Mahalo!
Die Gastgeber waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbreit. Check-in und check-out haben perfekt funktioniert und waren flexibel.
Leider konnten wir der Einladung von Twu für eine gemeinsame Wanderung nicht folgen, haben aber seine Hinweise und Tips sehr geschätzt.
Das Appartement ist super gelegen (kurzer Lauf zur Waikiki Beach, viele Parkplatzmöglichkeiten in der Umgebung). Als "Stadtwohnung" ist es entsprechend klein und dient hauptsächlich als Schlafgelegenheit.
Wir würden sofort wieder buchen, unseren Erwartungen hat es entsprochen.
wir hatten einen netten Aufenthalt bei Chin & Twu! wir waren dort insgesamt für 4 Nächte!Ankunft war super einfach! Schlüssel hat er einfach unter der Tür liegen gelassen! die Lage des Zimmers ist wirklich klasse in nur wenige Minuten ist man am berühmten Wakkiki Beach! für uns waren hier aber zu viele Touristen deshalb waren wir nur 1 Tag am Wakkiki beach! durch die tollen öffentlich Verkehrsmittel auf der Insel ist es auch einfach herum zu kommen!wir hatten ein Mietwagen was es noch einfacher machte. parken an der Straße ist auch möglich und kostenlos!manchmal braucht man aber etwas Glück und Geduld einen Parkplatz zu finden!
die Küche ist sehr sehr klein und besteht nur aus Mini Abspühle, Mikrowelle, Toaster und Kühlschrank! leider gibt es keine GeschirrHandtücher. wer ein apartment zum kochen möchte ist hier definitiv falsch!
der Bad Bereich ist OK. für mich etwas zu klein und könnte ein paar Renovierungen gebrauchen. aber dem Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis total angemessen!
Good location, was able to checkin earlier after an all night flight much appreciated. Twu was pleasant & helpful. bathroom is very small with plastic shower curtain & had a dripping tape. Would have been good to have a kettle for cup of tea needed to use microwave to boil water. Bed was comfortable. Hotel itself held luggage until our return from Big Island.
Twu was a great host. He greeted us after our arrival and was very helpful and even offered to take us to different hikes and whale watching. However we had friends visiting Hawaii at the same time, so we didn't get a chance to hang out.
The room itself was rather small but very tidy and clean. Small kitchenette, shower bathroom, older construction.
The overall experience was GREAT, this is an AWESOME place to stay at, literally 3 minutes from the beach, close to everything. Buses, shops, convenient stores were all in 1 minute walks from the hotel.
Chin met me in the lobby of the hotel called Aqua Aloha Surf in Waikiki where the rental unit is situated on the 10th floor. He provided me with the room key card and entered the unit with me located on the 10th floor. This hotel is centrally located so that you have restaurants and grocery stores all within a short walk. The beach is also just about a 10 to 15 minute walk, and it's good for swimming albeit quite crowded as you might expect in the bustling city of Honolulu. I found it very convenient to have the concierge in the lobby to answer some questions about nearby restaurants and which bus to take to get to certain places. Also, I was able to safely leave my luggage with hotel in lobby's back room on the day I checked out, but I recommend tipping them for this service.
There were some issues however. I am very picky about cleanliness and did not find the carpet in the suite clean. The bed was much too soft, the mattress quite worn out. The small sink & counter in kitchenette made it almost impossible to prepare any food other than heating up a prepared meal in the microwave oven which I bought at a nearby store. There is only a small bar fridge as well. This is okay for 1 or 2 days, but not longer IMO. The TV reception was lacking with just a few channels available, and the towels were quite worn out. There was a small veranda, but with the slider open, you got the street noise and the view was mostly other buildings quite close up except for a slight view of mountains to one side.
As I discovered, it is possible to actually get a room in the hotel for less, depending on availability. I would have actually paid less had I stayed in a better hotel room at same location for 2 nights on December 22 and 23rd (2 days after I had checked in), but the hotel prices vary, so it may be correct to say it's the "cheapest condo in this hotel." Next time, I would pay the extra dollars to have a clean and better room through the hotel, however. Perhaps the owners of the condo can make some needed changes to make this a more attractive offer.
Thanks for your review and feedback. We will definitely upgrade our linen as per your suggestion - we rely on our cleaner to inform us about things like this.
We have to disagree with you on the pricing. We just went to Aqua Aloha Surf website to book a room, the cheapest rate for January is $118 (for superior room, with no balcony), and up to $127 for a deluxe room (that's the size similar to our unit. So with taxes and fee, total for 2 nights would be $320 - compared to $228 + AirBnB fee you paid for 2 nights ($99/night + cleaning fee). The $320 is already 15% off because the hotel is running a promotion now. Perhaps when you go down to the front desk they still have room available for that day so they quoted you a cheap rate, and they probably didn't include the $16/day fee plus 14% taxes.
In addition, we would like to let you know that the mattress is new, and the small kitchenette was made aware in our listing description. After all, this is a hotel unit in a hotel building.
We took time to meet with you personally at the hotel - and we will appreciate if you have any feedback/concern, please let us know immediately so we can replace the linen for you.
Chin & Twu
This host has 48 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
Aloha and Welcome to the beautiful island of Oahu. We are Chin & Twu, we are both owners of this beautiful condo in this newly renovated Aqua Aloha Surf Hotel. We are both professional, friendly and always enjoy helping the tourist what they want to see and do. We have been living here for 15 years now and knows a lot about this island if you have any questions. Mahalo.