Hvc Resort Waikiki
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My five week journey started with a stop-over in Honolulu, Hawaii. The flight from San Diego to Tokyo is 13 hours, so I thought a layover in the land of palm trees, coconuts and hula dancers would break up the trip across the Pacific Ocean. A 9:05AM departure From San Diego, CA on Hawaiian Airlines had Miguel (my husband) and I arrive in Oahu by 11 …
... Maybe another place and another time. At the end of the ride in Waikiki, the sky looks blue and clear. It is Friday the 13th, but I don't know if that matters.
I stopped by the tour agents place like I promised to tell her if the 13th turned out bad. I told her my story and reminded her I was right about the 13th after all. She laughed and promised to book me on a skydive the next time I was in Hawaii. "But, not on a Friday the ...
... of a series of fortifications whose mission was to defend Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Harbor from attacking battleships. The museum is housed in the Battery Randolph. It's a massive reinforced concrete building with roofs as much as 12 feet thick, protecting soldiers inside the battery. On the ocean side of the battery, concrete was the equivalent of 30-feet thick. It was built in 1911 for two 14 inch guns that could fire as far as 14 miles. It was part of the ...
The alarm went off at 6.30 am for us to get up and be ready for our shuttle to pick us up at 7.30 am. We both didn't sleep too well last night, I think it's because we knew we were leaving this morning. We don't want to go. We met the shuttle which was uneventful and we didn't arrive to the airport until 8.50 am, we had another four hotel pick ups and we were on Hawaiian time. We were told we had to pay an extra $50 luggage as we are only allowed 23 kg but at home we can have 32 kg, ...
... lunch at a restaurant inside the hotel - Duke's. Was pretty amazing, got our first taste for the friendly american service! Plus our first taste of a "real" Hawaiian pizza (nothing like Australia's poor attempt) haha. Day 2, was still a struggle to get up (think I am discovering how much of a sook I am)!! We were up at 630am to tackle breakfast with the shuttle company, breakfast was amazing but far too much (never going to get used to these servings), the ...
Historical Traveler Reviews Hvc Resort Waikiki Honolulu
My wife and I stayed here a week during the second half of July '05; it was a timeshare gift so it didn't cost us anything except for incidentals. The hotel (they call it a resort, which is a stretch) is located in Waikiki about 10 miles from the airport. Parking is minimal (we didn't have a car anyway, parking is limited everywhere in Waikiki and it is expensive). It is an older three story, central courtyard hotel with no elevator. The rules sign on the room door had old Ramada Inn markings on it, so I suspect at one point that chain owned it.
This was my first trip to Hawaii and I went with 5 of my friends because we had all just graduated. When I told people where we were staying, no one had ever heard of the place, so I was a little scared. Upon arriving at this small, quaint resort, I thought it was not going to be a nice place. But when you see the lights in the pool area lit up, and the way the lobby is decorated made it very cute & intimate. We had a 1 bdrm suite with a kitchenette, 1 queen & 2 sofa beds. The kitchenette was fully stocked, had a microwave, fridge, burner and a dining table. Although the suite looks old (in fact this resort is one of the original 7 in Waikiki before all the high rise buildings were established), it is a fairly good size. I loved how they gave us 2 bathrooms (we really needed it, there were 6 girls!). The sofa beds were not that comfortable. However, the staff were AMAZING! They were extremely nice, in fact the front desk helped us plan our driving route around the island the first day we were there. They have great activities that go on: everyday is something new, whether its free breakfast (NOT gross continental), or live entertainment. Thanks to their activities center, we were able to go on this amazing tour (its called Hawaiian Isle Adventures for those who would like to see historic spots that many tourists dont normally see & go snorkeling & body boarding). Although the room itself was not all that great, I absolutely loved the environment at this place. We had a great time thanks to the staff there!
Great little place for the money!!! & excellent staff.
The Celebrity Resorts Waikiki is not the great Hawaiian resort that you may imagine it to be. However, it is very affordable, clean & the staff is very helpful. The rooms are very large & come w/ a kitchen. Our 1BR also had 2 full bathrooms. They are great in helping w/ plans/excursions/etc. They also arrange activities throughout the week. We enjoyed their little pool & hottub. Everything is clean, but a little outdated. It is a great deal of a place in Waikiki. You are not spending the extreme amounts of $$$$ that you would fork-out elsewhere. And besides, you don't really stay in your room that much anyways, you are in Hawaii!!! Overall we were very satisfied w/ our experience & would recommend it to those on a tighter budget.
Celebrity Resorts of Waikiki Beach is a timeshare building that rents it's unoccupied units to non-timeshare owners. The slightly dated, three story complex is surrounded by impersonal highrise units that tower above the beautiful palms and foilage that surround the community pool and spa area.
Good staff, a good deal for the $
Although an older, small hotel, the front desk staff more than made up for any shortcomings. I was very pleased with their help and advice; they are to be commended.
Thank you for making our vacation so enjoyable!!
Do not stay at this resort if you are looking for an "Hawaiian paradise", because this is a small, older resort in the middle of a busy neighborhood and does not offer a resort atmosphere. The room was clean and pleasant and the grounds were well maintained. Shopping and Waikiki beach are within a short walking distance, as are a variety of restaurants. The staff were very pleasant and helpful also. Our only complaint was the small parking area.
The time of our lives.
I was so happy with the staff at this resort. We exchanged our timeshare from Orlando to this resort. I was disappointed at the first glance of the place. I am so glad we stayed there. Our teenage sons met a lot of great people,and they got to learn to hula dance,snorkel and have pool partys, which were all set up and covered through the resort. Our boys want to come back there this coming July, but I was told by RCI that the resort is booked for 2years. We will return. Thanks a lot to George, Greg, K.C.,Wilson, and Krissy for making us feel like family instead of like guests, Mahalo, and Aloha.
Celebrity Resorts Waikiki was more than what we expected it to be.
We enjoyed our stay
We just returned from a one week December vacation and found the Celebrity Resorts to be very convenient, clean and quiet. The resort manager, George, and his staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and caring. We enjoyed our stay in Honolulu and would consider returning to the Celebrity Resorts again.
Avoid at all costs!
We traded our timeshare into this "resort" and were so disgusted with the condition of the property and our room, that we checked out after only one night. We paid for a hotel in Waikiki (at $100+ per night) rather than stay here.
Only redeeming qualities are it's location in downtown Waikiki and that it is close to Waikiki beach and shopping.
Property is similar to an old motel: three stories, no elevator, outside stairways with nice views of trash. Rooms small, worn, overall poor condition. Whole property in need of major renovation. Even "free", this property was not a good value! After flying from the east coast and arriving to this, my wife cried. Do yourself a favor, go somewhere else!