Waikiki Parc Hotel
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This was our first stop! I didn't partake in the Pearl Harbor memorials because I was too concerned with getting off the ship, into a hotel room and trying to get a girl to come back with me. I'm not going to get into any details about whether or not anything actually happened. Those who were there know, and that's good enough for me.
... wonderful and dangerously easy to drink! Today, we headed out to see Pearl Harbour. It is often interesting seeing how other countries display their historical moments, many of which mean far more to them than to their visitors. Pearl Harbour is very different. I would be the first to admit that I did not quite know what to expect - yes, I know the basic facts about the attack here and the implications it had on WW2. However what we discovered here was far greater. To ...
This morning we rose about 8am as we were leaving Waikiki for Maui Island by airplane. We had arranged for a Speedi shuttle to take us to the airport and it arrived right on time as expected. The return shuttle had cost us US$31.00 plus tip which was a great price.
We flew out of Honolulu at 12.05 and arrived at Maui at 12.35pm which has a population of about 157,000 people. We shuttled out to The WorldMark Hi-Kei Resort on Maui which is on the ...
... actually spent about 10 minutes trying to squeeze it in! The funniest thing I've ever seen! Either deflate your stupid turtle, or drop your roof so you can sit it up?!!!! Meanwhile reception was busy.. So the are holding up the traffic behind them!!! Idiots! Also learning that their Burger King meals are supersized! A small is about the sane size as our medium/ large! Fatties!!! So pretty excited to see Yuka tonight for her pre wedding drinks and all her other guests from ...
... When Joc reminded him, he seemed surprised and very happy. A good saving of $35! It's interesting that even the exclusive hotels seem to charge their guests for the hire of umbrellas and seats. Fifty dollars a day seems to be the going rate. I bet they don't have a complimentary umbrella in their hotel room cupboard.
Joc and I headed down to the beach for another dip, appreciating that the beach is only a metre from our building, compared to ...
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The staff, to me is the heart of a hotel, and the staff here is excellent.
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Stayed here for 5 nights in early May, 2003. The hotel is wonderful, it is a quiet retreat from all the hustle amd bustle of Waikiki. It is not a resort hotel so there is no bar or entertainment which adds to the sense of calm. The room we had overlooked a neighbouring hotel, there was a constant drone of air conditioning units during the night. I live in a quiet rural area so I am noise sensitive in any city I visit. The room was clean, well serviced, the bed was comfortable ~ no complaints at all.The free buffet breakfast was fantastic, service was great and the staff friendly.
This was our tenth visit to the islands but our first stay at the Parc,owned by the same people who run the superb Halekulani opposite. It is not a luxury hotel -but nor are its prices. We had the package with car,free parking and beakfast and this offers exceptional value for money in heavily overpriced Hawaii. It is right in the middle of all the action in town, one block from the beach and the better rooms have good ocean views.The rooms are good size by European standards but on the small side for the US.But everything you need is there, neatly tucked away somewhere.The staff are helpful,the whole place is well kept and clean and the buffet restaurant is quite simply by far the best-and the best value- in Honululu and well patronised by knowledgeable locals.We will definitely be back!
second time i've stayed here (first in 92). the rooms are small, but the staff makes up for it. very friendly, nice people. breakfast buffet isn't worth it - it's cold and has the same food almost every day
Not what I expected!
Checked in on February 15 - 17th - very small, not like the website. I guess it was clean but seemed used. I realize that it is a hotel but it didn't have that new feeling to it. It seemed like someone's apartment that hasn't been updated. I did stay at Maui's Fairmont Kea Lani before this stay so it's hard to compare the too. Like night and day! They failed to tell me that, Valet was a $2.00 a day charge. I like to be told ahead of time about these things. $4.00 didn't kill me. The staff was very nice and friendly but I don't see me staying there again. We had a deluxe ocean view and it was nice.
A few things to note ...
Although not on the beach, the view from the top floor of this hotel is quite good. We were in a deluxe suite which was smaller than the average, but we were OK with that since we had been forewarned. My only concern was that the majority of the rooms in the hotel, including the oceanview ones on the top floor, are smoking-allowed. We didn't want to give up our oceanview, so we tried to use room deodorizer to try to mask the smell; it didn't work. Non-smokers with serious allergies may wish to ask about this in advance when making your booking.
The room design (smallness/cramped), view (inability to view ocean with any privacy whatsoever due to poor space planning and wall mirror placement) and certain front desk personnel combined to make this an extremely disappointing stay, albeit for only one night. The gulf between website portrayal and reality was enormous.
Loved the Parc
My husband and family have stayed at the Parc at various times and loved the accomadations. You can not beat the price. The staff is lovely and such a quiet hotel in a perfect location.
We had an ocean view room. It was not exceptionally large, but it was a good size. It included a nice balcony with chairs and a small table overlooking the ocean. It was a perfect place to relax when not out enjoying the island.
Good Waikiki location
This is a good moderately priced hotel for travelers who want to be close to Waikiki Beach, but not pay expensive rates. Rooms are small, but the view from oceanfront rooms is great. Some rooms are renovated and others await renovation. Although we stayed in a non-renovated room which was older, it was clean and the view was great Staff is friendly and helpful. Hotel is located at the end of Waikiki beach. We enjoyed the location since it was a bit less hectic at that end of the beach. There is a Starbucks located next door and an ABC Store (convenience store). The beach is right across the street. Since we spent little time in the hotel, it met our needs and fit our budget.
This hotel was recommended by a friend that lives in Honolulu. It's the sister hotel to Halekulani located across the street with a reasonable price. I think the rooms were small compared to the average in Hawaii. Most places I stayed in Hawaii had lots of space to spread out things and open my suitcase on the floor, but this hotel reminded me a bit of the European hotels. The rooms were nice and clean though. The staffs were all very friendly and helpful.