Aston Waikiki Sunset
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After the rather average start we decided that a quick trip to our hotel was in order so hailed a taxi. The kids were gutted we missed the limo by one car. A tip for novices is to check the pricing of various different transport options when travelling with families - in our case it was cheaper to taxi than shuttle. Anyhow 20 minutes later we were …
... used to, if at all. Lunch was at the northern tip of the island at a shrimp stand called Giovanni's, recommended by the guy we hired our car off. Only three types of shrimp, garlic, hot and spicy and lemon sauce. Opted for the safe version, garlic. After lunch onto the north shore beaches, Sunset, Pipeline and Waimea Bays. Stopped at Waimea for a swim and now understand why the waves there can get so big. The beach drops away ...
... haute couture to cute local designs but we had to get on the road again, so back, pack and head out on the right side of the road, north to Haleiwa,pronounced Hale(home) - eva(local Iwa bird). A few traffic hitches, not related to the side of the road but to the signage and the lack of detail in the tourist map, but we got there in the end. ...
... a surf at 6pm. Rushing down to off the wall we scored some good fun waves, surfing till after dusk. The sky lit up with all sorts of Reds, never seen those colours before incredibly beautiful. Then the night time we relaxed, had a beer and talked **** for few hours befor hitting the hay, resting up for tomorrow's activities. A hike to kaena point, apparently it's stunning so that shall be fun. Anyway till tomorrow. Cheers, Stephen ...
... on the beach. The evenings are warm there and we enjoyed sitting there listening to a guy singing folky, country music with his guitar.On our last evening, we attended the manager's cocktail party at the hotel. It was just from 5pm for an hour but very enjoyable with nibbles too. We enjoyed our stay at Aqua Palms, a relatively small but friendly hotel. We'd definately stay there again if we ever return to Honolulu. Oahu, translated as "the gathering place", is ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAston Waikiki Sunset Honolulu
Located 2 blocks from the beach, this slightly dated Hotel boasts fully self contained apartments and a fantastic location.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Aston Waikiki Sunset Honolulu
We just returned from our first trip to Oahu & Maui. We stayed 4 nights in the Aston Waikiki Sunset & would not stay at this facility again. It was one of only a few that offer 2 bedrooms which is why it was chosen.
Just returned from a stay at the Waikiki Sunset. All the hotel staff, including maids and maintenence workers were courteous and pleasant--the front staff turned us on to some good eating places where the natives eat--off the Waikiki beaten path. The apartment-sized kitchen in our suite was fully stocked and contained a microwave, toaster, and coffee maker (Kona Coffee included)--we cooked breakfast each morning. The room was clean and the air conditioner worked well.
I was very pleased at this hotel/condo. I booked an oceanview suite that overlooked Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. I asked the friendly woman at the front desk to put us on the highest floor available and she gave us the 37th floor! The floor-to-ceiling windows in both the living area and bedroom gave breathtaking taking views. Since the window was right next to the bed, I woke up to a beautiful blue curtain (the blue sky blending in with the ocean) every morning. As we were watching TV, fireworks started going off on Waikiki Beach! Thanks to our balcony and beautiful view, we were able to take pictures with our camera. Because of our stay at the Aston Waikiki Sunset, it made our stay at Hawai'i very memorable. I would recommend this place to anyone!
I did a lot of research before booking a stay at this hotel - and what I found more than exceeded my expectations. My main concern was that the room be big enough for my two-year old to roam around in, since we would be staying in Hawaii for a week. The service at the Waikiki Sunset was unbelievable! We stayed Memorial Day week and even though our plane arrived early, the staff let us check-in at 1pm (check-in time was 3pm) and we paid for a standard 1-bd mountain view room -- we got a room facing the ocean and on the 15th floor! What amazing views of the ocean and the sunset!The pluses of the hotel was definintely the full kitchen which was stocked with all the utensils, pots/pans, dishware, etc. Even dish soap and tray to wash & dry dishes. The spaciousness of the room, the mini-mart on the 5th floor definitely came in handy! In some reviews I read that the beach was pretty far -- it took us all of 10 minutes - not far at all! Maid service was GREAT!!the only downside to this hotel was the $7 a day parking - if you could find street parking then this didn't matter, but we could NEVER find street parking. AND the pool was not very inviting. From our room we could see the pool at the neighboring Aston Waikiki Banyan and THAT pool was awesome! The Sunset's pool claims to be heated, but it sure didn't feel like it!!I would DEFINITELY recommend this hotel for families who don't want to be stuffed into a small hotel room and who don't want to pay an arm and a leg going out for food throughout the day & night!
We stayed there for 7days. The staff was really friendly. When we got to the hotel they had upgraded us to a 1 bedroom suite on the 34th floor. The view was unbelievable. The pool was nice because it was never busy with a bunch of children. The walk to the beach and to the strip was only about 2 minutes. The suite was clean and bed's were very comfortable. I am a travel agent and I would and have recommeded it to my clients.
went there spring break 2001;pluses: full kitchen, view from 21st floor, extra room with sofa (nice to watch movies apart from the bedroom); japaneese noodle place in the middle on the way to/from the beach - great food, ate there most of the time, such good flavored dishes. minuses: little bit old, could use reovations, but livable, wished it was closer to the beach- 15 minutes walk to the beach, pool water cold and very windy on the 4th floor, and it's not near elevator, you have to walk pretty far to get to it, if you are leaving the pool don't forget to close your mouth or you shatter your teeth. Shopsand beach - you walk - good excersize.
When traveling with 3 children it can be stressful. With all the anemities of this condo/hotel it made the trip great. Centrally located to the beach, shopping, and attractions (zoo, aquarium, Waikiki Beach, ect.) it was not only convenient but, priced right as well. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
The service of the staff is Exceptional! My husband and I were there for a week on our honeymoon, & we could not have picked a better hotel in Waikiki.
We received whatever we requested, from help with our luggage, to directions to specific points in the city, & even a blender so that we could mix our our drinks in our clean, spacious & luxurious room with a beautiful view of both Diamond Head & Waikiki Beach.
The spirit of Aloha is alive & well at this wonderful hotel. :)
My wife and our three teenagers stayed here for 4 nights. The 2 room suite we had was a little cramped (when we were all there) but was not so small as to be a problem. It was very clean and all the appliances and fixtures (something important to us) were clean and functional. The lobby was very nice and welcoming. One down side was the wait to be checked in- probably 30 minutes. Granted there were many other people there and the staff was working hard. Still...
My family and I were very pleased with our stay at the Aston Sunset. Our one bedroom suite was well maintained, clean, and the daily room service was exceptional. The time of the service varied from day to day but if you are spending your all your time in your room worrying about when your bed is to be made, you are wasting a lot of time and money in paradise ! I think we only actually were in the room once when the service was provided.