The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

Address: 2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, 96815-2515, United States | 5 star resort
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This 5 star resort, located in the Waikiki area of Honolulu, is near Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, AquaZone Scuba Diving Center, Rainbow Trolley, and Abhasa Waikiki Spa.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort Honolulu

          Reviewed by itskippy

          Just looking

          Reviewed Aug 28, 2013
          by (5 reviews) Brisbane , Australia Flag of Australia

          Do I need a MacBook Air or is it just extravagance ?

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by roamaround


          Reviewed May 18, 2012
          by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

          honestly, i couldn't have stayed in a more convenient and nicer hotel than at the royal hawaiian. the staff was helpful and the private beach was nice as well! It's in the perfect tourist area because it's in the middle of downtown honolulu, definitely made my first trip to hawaii memorable!

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by froggy4ever

          A Barrel of Fun!

          Reviewed May 14, 2012
          by (3 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          Royal Hawaiian luxury was a magnificent sight to see from the start!

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by holo-holo

          wedding day

          Reviewed Nov 9, 2010
          by (2 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          the place was gorgeous and so as the room..

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Historical Traveler Reviews The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort Honolulu

          Loved the room, the food was terrible which ruined everything


          We chose this hotel after our cruise because we enjoyed the Tiki bar & beachfront on a visit to Hono the week before. We paid more than your advertised highest price for a oceanfront room for two nights. At check-in you could smell the flowers from the entrance to the hotel & they gave us leis at check-in. The room was lovely with a huge walk-in closet, a grand bathtub, a wonderful giant bed & a lovely view. Because the food was overpriced by 100% & the quality was at the bottom of the list we would never stay here again. McDonalds makes a better Cobb Salid by 200% & the small coconut shrimp were cooks with the shells on which ruined our desire to eat anything else. Breakfast was just OK.

          This hotel needs major improvements in their kitchen. When I complained at the front desk I was told by a silly grinning gentleman, Well, you don't have to stay here ! Obvoiously they are not interested in repeat business. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE TO EAT

          The Pink Palace


          We loved the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Sure, you have to go down the hall for your morning coffee. But if you want a hotel with personality ... not just some concrete tower or entire village ... stay at the pink palace. The Royal Hawaiian first opened in the 20s and has all the charm and glamour from that decade. Plus, of course, you are only steps from the hotel to the sand. There are four Sheraton hotels in the immediate area (including the Royal Hawaiian and the Moana, which is even older), and you can visit any of the four's restaurants, bars, stores, etc., and charge it to your room.

          Room with a view...


          If you like to be in the middle of the action of Waikiki, then the Royal Hawaiian is the place for you. However, not all rooms are alike in quality. Choose the large ocean view suite in the historical building if you can get a deal on it. (try The bathroom is tiny but the view of Waikiki is spectacular! You can even hear music drifting to the room from downstairs. The decor is light and airy and the room has a high ceiling. The Royal Hawaiian has been mistakenly labelled as a five-star resort by Expedia and other websites. Sheraton rates it as only a four-star. As a four-star it is excellent. The Surf Room surprised us with its gourmet food and excellent service.

          If you're looking for a five-star resort and tranquility, then go for the Kahala Mandarin. We stayed at both places. Though we also enjoyed the Royal Hawaiian, the Mandarin was more suited to our taste. Also, the level of service is more attentive at the Mandarin, a bonafide 5 star hotel.

          It suck's


          Everybody giving this hotel a good review seemingly never stayed at a real good hotel (e.g. Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Aman Resort etc.) The original ocean view room we got was in the 'old' building. Ocean view for them meant a 3x3 feet window with no balkony locking over aircon ducts on the ocean. The tower room we got afterwards has good seaview, but the run down decoration is just not what you expect from a 5 star hotel. In Waikikii tried tried so far the Hyatt Regency, Halekulani and the The Royal Hawaiin and it seems the Halekulani is still the one to choose.

          Nostalgic beauty


          a beautiful classic in the middle of Waikiki. We stayed in the Garden View rooms. They were old (needed maintenance: paint, poor plumbing) but well worth the stay. The omviance of the entire hotel makes the stay an event. Enjoyed the luau and the food. A little dissapointed in the room, but felt well worth the stay in the Pink Palace.

          Loved the decor


          Recently stayed at the Royal Hawaiian for 3 nights during a conference. Left half way through the week for the Hawaiian Prince and was much happier . The staff was much more receptive and cheerful . The bathroom( shower ,space, lighting ) was significantly better. Valet parking was frustrating when you call for your car and they pull up a different vehicle The list goes on .

          Dreams Come True


          Have JUST returned from my 30th visit to the Islands, but first stay at the Royal Hawaiian. If you want the true Aloha spirit - do yourself a favour and book a room in the historic wing of the Royal Hawaiian.

          The staff (everyone from the General Manager - who invited us to join her for cocktails at sunset) - front desk, housekeeping, beach boys, wait staff at the restaurants and bar - were just wonderful!

          Our room in the Historic Wing was just beautiful.... we arrived at midnight and were delighted to be greeted with an orchid lei, and to find in our room a gift basket of pineapple, papaya, apples, oranges, bananas, macadamia nuts, warm banana nut loaf - all compliments of the General Manager - to welcome us to her beautiful hotel. Several days later, the gift basket was totally replenished!!

          There is complimentary coffee service available on each floor every morning and also out at the pool. What a way to start the morning, relaxing on your reserved lounge chair on the Royal Hawaiian's private beach and watching the sunrise over diamond head.

          Doesn't get much better.

          How the Mighty Fall


          Moving out of the Seraton Moana Surfrider in disappointment with the place, we checked out a two-bedroom “Garden View” suite in the Royal Hawaiian Hotel...that historic property, a hotel in the grand manner built in 1927 by Matson Line to receive passengers from their new flagship MALOLO has long reigned in the hearts of lovers of Hawaii as the romantic “Pink Palace”. “Well”, we said, “we’ll go have a look at it” and off we trotted to the nearby ROYAL where the cordial reception staff checked my ID and gave us a key to Room 136…off to check it out we went… Talk about a decorator’s dream of BAD NEWS With each bedroom off the entry foyer and the admittedly large lounge off the smaller bedroom, it looked out on the leaves of the tropical plants of the garden and some Japanese-oriented pseudo Italian restaurant in the adjacent Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center… “Thanks, but no thanks” I told the Front Desk… They would have an ocean front room with Lanai, the kind we last had had there… but by then I was totally down on the Royal I can recognize a tourist trap trading on its past when I see one…and that’s what the Royal seems to me these days.

          Elegance and service create an exceptionally wondeful experience


          The Royal Hawaiian hotel in Honolulu is an exceptional experience. The location is great!!!

          The level of service is fantastic.

          For the best room location, definately stay in the pool tower. Its a short walk to the pool and the ocean. The views from the lanais are amazing!!!

          A dip in the ocean at dusk is quite a treat!!!

          Its a quick walk to shopping, the beach and all downtown attractions.

          Probably the most outstanding part of the experience was the staff at the hotel. EVERYONE of them was warm, genuine and gracious. Hawaii is known for its warmth, but this hotel exuded the Aloha attitude!!!!!

          Its quite a find!!!!!

          The Royal Hawaiian Hotel: Best Spot on the Beach


          Best place to stay in Waikiki. A landmark in Waikiki, this is a beautiful historic hotel with lots of charm, and great service. It also has a great beach area and you can walk next door to Duke's at the Outrigger if the restaurant prices at the Royal Hawaiian seem a little steep. I have stayed there several times and every time is wonderful.

          TripAdvisor Reviews The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort Honolulu

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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          Hike, kayak and snorkel...

          A travel blog entry by erwin_monique


          ... us the island we were going to kayak to, called headman's hat. We went down to the beach and got the kayaks and instruction. Because it had been full moon the night before, the tides would be extreemly low and extreemly high. The reefs were all out of the water. The kayaking was fun! We thought the waves were kind of high, because we almost tipped over when a bigger swell went by. The guide thought it was nothing. Once we got to the island ...

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