Royal Garden Waikiki
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... to the list of places we could live. It was near the nice beachside area of Lanikai, away from all the craziness of Waikiki. We then visited my all time favourite place in Hawaii - not Diamond Head crater or the Polynesian Cultural Center but rather, the Tropical Farms of Hawai'i (or as we call it, the place that gives out free macadamia and coffee samples). We bought some priceless gifts for the people who have been good enough to look after Tiger whilst we are away.
... on Crows Foot reservation that he's been initiated into the tribe. What a lovely guy this Casey. Again our narrow minded bias of Americans is completely dispelled (again!) with great stories of American Indian history and culture.
Casey invites us to dinner so we meander through parts of Waikiki we've never seen and out the back to a Vietnamese restaurant. It's right on the edge of the town strip and bordering a distinctly dodgy ...
... Took longer to drive to the hotel than to fly from maui!! If you ever go to Maui- the Hyatt regency ka'anapali is just amazing! Very well priced, right on the beach, great rooms and a great pool area! Although we didn't make it into the main town area, from what we saw ka'anapali is just beautiful! All the hotels are lined along the beach but the beach area is not busy... Really makes you feel like you are on a quiet tropical holiday. After getting our first official ...
... planes, too may to mention. The museum is set in an old air field which happened to be the very same one that the movie "Pearl Harbour" was filmed. We saw the air tower that was used when the booming occurred and later we saw the building where the soldiers lived and where they stormed out during the bombing to protect the harbour. The hangar was full of choppers and bombers, they even had a WWII bomber veteran there to give you a guide of his aircraft. As we ...
... There were lot of people there, because it was holiday time in America, we went for a walk on the beach, the sea was very blue, it was beautiful, I didn't get to swim there because it was too hot for me that day.
We went to lots of restaurants, but the grownups said I just had to have my mashed sweet potato and my bottle, they said the food wasn't healthy for me and boy, there sure was a lot of it! Poppy said I was ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Garden Waikiki Honolulu
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. The whole hotel was beautiful. The pool with the columns, the grounds around the pool area, the restaurants, the entrance had beautiful paintings on the ceiling and even though we stayed in the basic room it was still really nice. It was huge, with a big king size bed, a coffee pot, and a nice deck. The bonus is that we booked it off of hotel.com and it was really affordable. It was also a few bocks from Waikiki beach.
We'd definitely stay there again!
STAY AWAY! There are NO amenities
The absolute fraud goes to Royal Garden.
I am attempting to get my money back.
Need a gift shop at the hotel?...
It is padlocked shut.
Need the nice French restaurant?....
Does not exist.
Need the Japanese restaurant?...
The doors are shut to it.
Need nice staff?.... NO WAY!
Need a clean room?......
Need towels in room?.....NOPE, Have to share with the other person in your room.
Need that beautiful "cascading" waterfall?
SORRY! Does not work
and no one cares there either.
PLEASE DO NOT book there.
I have stayed in many hotels in my life, and never has a hotel been as misrepresented as the Royal Garden Waikiki. The Rooms were in terrible condition, the employees were rude and snobby, and the hotel location made you want to get back on a plane and go home. If you don't want to ruin a special trip to Hawaii with a horrible hotel, stay away from the Royal Garden Waikiki.
Rooms need TLC
As per other reviews,lobby is beautiful but rooms need carpet cleaning,painting and fray repairs. All incidental shops in hotel were closed. Manager was gracious and upgraded us to 14th floor overlooking pool--good place to be;viewed canal, city lights and mountains. Pile drivers and noise from construction are taking place during day in front of hotel. At check out asked if anything planned to refurbish rooms,told "none". Rooms are larger than most hotels-I brought odor control and had room smelling fresh.Whole hotel needs clean up attention but if priced right,it's a good value.All of Waikiki is noisy-take foam ear plugs and enjoy a good night sleep.
I just returned from staying here for a week and like everybody states on here, the front entrance, the lobby and the waterfall pool area are definitely 4 star quality, very beautiful. However, the rooms are about a 3 star, carpeting is dirty, wicker furniture is old and cheap. The bathroom is nice and clean and they have Bath & Body shop products for us women, we gotta love that! The rooms are quiet if you stay facing the pool and at least 7 floors up, right now there is construction across the street from the hotel making the front hotel rooms very noisey, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, be sure to ask about that. The staff is very friendly and very accommodating. There wasn't a conceirge working so the front desk helped me rent a car and also gave me recommendations on restaurants. I would definitely stay here again.
Royal Gardens, Waikiki Honolulu
The hotel was fine and would go there again if visited Hawaii again. From talking to others ours was pretty good. Generally though I think the hotels in Hawaii are more of an old style than expected, Hawaii was a beautiful area to see and pool at the hotel was really nice. Just don't have too high expectations for hotels. The only one than looked really nice was the Hilton but apparantly you need to book a year in advance. Don't book drips through your welcome meeting they are a lot more money.
This hotel should not be rated as 4 stars. The pictures of the hotel look great. And when you first arrive everything looks impressive. The lobby is absolutely GORGEOUS. However, our room was shabby with old pink carpet and dusty wicker furniture. We were supposed to have a room with a king bed... their version was two twin mattresses pushed next to each other on a king sized bedframe. The hotel staff (with the exception of the valet attendents) was rude and snobby. There is no room service either. Our stay at the Royal Garden was very disappointing. We will never stay there again and recommend you think twice before booking a room.
Myself and my fiance stayed here in Nov 2002. The Entrance hall and pool area in this hotel is outstanding, all Marble and very posh, I agree with the previous reviewer that the rooms let the hotel down abit. Our room was nice enough but wasnt really comparable to other 4*s we have stayed in. In the defence of Royal Garden, their prices are much lower than other 4*s Ive stayed in; this hotel is undoubtedly fantastic value for money for a 4*. The views from the rooms over waikiki are great and they are also quiet which is good for sleeping! The hotel would definitely suit people who want some peace and quiet steps away from the bussy centre of waikiki. The beach is a short walk as is the centre, and the staff are absolutely lovely. They bend over backwards to help you. We have already rebooked to return here next year.
Don't know anything about the review stating the rooms were horrible, my room was outstanding.
When we arrived we were first of all given a "grotty , tired" old bedroom - stains on the carpet and towel rails hanging off - looked like something out of a 1950's B-movie - HORRIBLE ! The bellhop advised us that the rooms overlooking the great swimming pool were better - so we got moved to another room - it was better but certainly not what you would expect from a hotel of this class and price . The lobby , public rooms were exceptionally beautiful and the staff friendly and helpful - can't fault it ! But a fraction of the cost should have been spent on the bedrooms - tired , old and lacking that "certain something " - was deffinately a disappointment and lets the whole hotel down. One small gripe - coffee on arrival was great - but if you want more , then you have to pay for sachets at reception - it's not replaced daily - how petty can you get ?