|Ilikai Hotel Condo 1530|
|Arrival/Departure Dates:||05/21/13 - 05/21/13|
|Guests:||2 adults, 0 children|
|Daily (0 days) rate:||NaN|
|Checkout cleaning fee||$125.00|
|Interim cleaning fee||--|
|Additional person fee||--|
|Total cost of stay:||$142.45|
|Amount due 04/21/2013:||$0.00|
|Amount due today:||$142.45|
1-Bedroom 1-Bath Beach View Condo - Sleeps 4
Great Stay in Waikiki
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ilikai Hotel Condo 1530. We've been married for 45 years and it was like a second honeymoon! The condo is perfectly located close to whatever shopping you want to do. No rental car is necessary as you can easily walk to the two larger supermarkets in the area. Plus, if you need transportation, The Bus stop is right outside the main door of the hotel. The room was quite clean, everything that we needed to prepare our meals was there. We hope that we can stay there again next year.
We moved from another condo within the Ilikai and were very happy to find it was ready for us to move in from 1100 instead of 1500. This made a very smooth transition for us. The bed was extra comfy and everything you needed was provided. The location was very central to restaurants, bars etc & within walking distance to ala Moana Shopping Centre.
A real good condo in a real good location
Ilikai #1530 is a great place to stay. Clean, comfortable, well decorated and equiped with everything we needed for a great stay (including a blender for drinks). The lanai furniture is very comfortable and the views of the ocean and saltwater pond are good as well. Sue was very easy to work with and everything was seemless. This isn't the middle of Waikiki but close enough and plenty close to lots of restaurants and shopping. We would stay there again.
Comfortable stay with all the ammeneties
My husband and I had a wonderful time at the Ilikai and Room 1530 was more than what we expected. We had all the comforts of home and a lovely balcony to have our meals or share a drink and view the beach and lagoon and all the activites through out the day. You are lucky enough to see the fire works from the balcony on a Friday night also. Only negative, please update the loungeroom furniture as my husband took the couch and I was left with a very uncomfortable chair to try and sit on!! We will definatley be coming back, infact planning another trip already!!
Nice view but average facilities
The quality of accommodation was not to our expectation - no bath tub, which we like, poor quality of bed linens, pillows, kitchen crockery and cutlery. Uncomfortable and poor quality of room furniture but it was better than staying hotel. I used to stay at Ilikai during 1980s so I know the place. I suggest there should be a rice cooker and some Japanese dishes to be placed in the kitchen.
We are so glad you enjoyed the view from our condo. We appreciate your comment in your extended review "Most likely, I would recommend this accommodation to my best friend!" We wish, however, that you had let us know of the things that did not meet your expectations. We have a local contact who is available most any time who could have addressed most of your needs. We have multiple good quality king size sheet sets and extra pillows of varying firmness. If our contact had known you were unhappy with those items they could have provided you with other choices. They also could have shown you our 10 cup rice cooker and a large selection of good bake ware and cookware. After your check out and review, housekeeping checked and found that the rice cooker was there. We keep it in the cabinet under the eating bar with all the cookware. I'm so sorry you did not find it. Thank you for your comment on the cutlery. We will check into getting a new set the next time we are at our condo. We are sorry and surprised that you expected a bath tub as the Ilikai condos do not have bathtubs in them. They were built with showers only. I believe there may be a few that the owners put a bath tub in many years ago but they are no longer allowed. The Ilikai is quite an icon in Waikiki. It was the very first Condo-Hotel concept in the country. We had our furniture made for us 5 years ago choosing that style to preserve the original tropical feel of The Ilikai and Old Hawaii. We are sorry that you didn't care for it. Mahalo again for your review. We hope that we will have the opportunity to have you, and or, your friends as our guests again soon. Terry and Sue Agnew
Spend 5 lovely days in this condo, everything was good and we have everything that we need. Management of condo very helpful, we had some questions, and they were immediately solved. Ilikai hotel has really convenient location -beach, Alamona shopping center all around, we love so much, will be back soon.
Wish we had more time
Sue and Terry were wonderful to work with; very nice people, and are quick to respond to any questions or concerns. The hotel staff is friendly and knowledgeable. 1530 is comfortable and has a wonderful view. Although I only used a boogie board from the beach amenities provided, it was nice to know they were there if we needed them. My husband and son went on four dives while they we were there and had brought (most) their own gear. The only constructive criticism I have is the cushions to the couches are in desperate need of cleaning, the carpet could use a cleaning as well, and the bottom sheet to the pull-out have a few small holes. The beds were very comfortable, and loved the pillows. We would definitely recommend this condo, and would rent it again. Sue and Terry, thank you for lending us your home, away from home.
Room was clean and ready for occupancy Easy to check in and check out No hassle with billing Great view compared to most hotels close to beach pool facilities well maintained and supervised air conditoning somewhat noisey and a little weak There is a fan available however it is also very noisey would recommend a more quieter model be made available also consider making available a full size paddle board with PFD Concierge service was very helpful although I did not realize we could use the service until about the fourth day Car rental was availble there very good rates 33.95 day and is right across the road so you could return it every day to avoid parking fees Excellent value for location accessability Not for the luxury traveller as a side note i would not recommend this area wakaikia for a ultimte vacation try one of the other island honololu is over populated and developed Would not recommend for more than 3
The management company were very quick to react to our complaint about the herd of elephants living in the unit above us. The apt. was clean, well equipped, a good comfortable bed, and in a great location. The front row seats for the friday night fireworks display was spectacular. The only negative was that the living room furniture is very dated, the same type of uncomfortable Hawaiian rattan furniture used in the Ilikai 25 years ago.
Everything we needed
The condo was very clean and had everthing we needed. It is exactly like the pictures. I loved the balcony. The free internet and free calls to Canada were an added touch. Sue and Terry were easy to work with and I would recommend this condo to anyone.
Location Location Location
All the information that we needed was provided to us via e-mail. The condo was perfect for the 3 of us. The location was great, very short walk to the beach, walking distance to the main strip and to a large shopping mall. Easy access to the bus. We would definitely rent this place again.
Very convenient. Close to beach, close to store, close to restaurants, close to bus stop. Comfortable and accomodating. Our kids especially enjoyed the boogie boards! Would definitely stay again.
This place was great! It was easy to book online and pay, easy to check in (a keycode on the door so you didn't have to wait on anybody!) and very well put together. The view was awesome and we loved the location, it was a short walk to the ala Moana and Waikiki. The condo had everything we needed, bath and beach towels, kitchen items. The furniture and fixtures were outdated, but for the price it was fine.
We had a very pleasant experience.
We had a very pleasant experience. The condo was clean, the location and view were great; this was a perfect fit for us. Mahalo
We stayed in apartment 1530 with our 8 month old baby on our first visit to Oahu. The apartment was a good size for the 3 of us, although we had to be very quiet when the baby was asleep and we were still awake. Overall the apartment was very quiet, there was no noise from neighbouring apartments and it was safe for our little one. Facilities were good, a big fridge, big bed, cooker, TV and air con. There was only a shower, no bath, which led to us bathing the baby in the washing up bowl, but it was big enough to do that. Great location right next to a bus stop, the start of the beach and there were supermarkets within easy walking distance. I would recommend this apartment.
Better than Expected!
Sue was great to work with, from the moment I requested information about the condo well after I left. Her responses to my questions were extremely timely and informative. I was skeptical at first, but had no troubles with the transaction. When I arrived at the Ilikai I was greeted by friendly staff. The condo was very clean and spacious. Everything I needed was right in the room and easy to find. The location was superb, close enough to the main Waikiki strip to make it easy to get to, yet not so close that I could not relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. The morning view was fantastic and the beach was a mere few minute walk away. An easy walk to the mall, plenty of places nearby to eat (Red Lobster, Kobe Steak House, and Buffalo Wild-wings were my favorites). The only thing that could have made it better would be to convert the room across the hall to an observation room so you could view the sunset! Excellent view of the fireworks across the lagoon on Friday night! I would highly recommend this condo to anyone who is considering it!
Well equipped condo in excellent location
The condo is well looked after and very clean. We loved the location - less than 10 minutes walk to ala Moana Shopping Centre and the main Waikiki strip/restaurants. Trolley and bus stops right outside the door. Great pool for the kids and the lagoon and beach are very close by. Lots of fun toys for them to take to the beach. King bed extremely comfortable. Ample storage. Kitchen well equipped. Great to have use of wireless internet and free local calls. We were treated to a hula show on the roof of the hotel next door almost everynight as well which was great! The only challenge for us was that our children are young and easily woken so once they were in bed we needed to be very quiet and minimise the lighting as there was only a thin sliding door between the bedroom and the rest of the apartment. The apartment isn't newly renovated but this doesn't matter. It is light and bright and has everything you need. Nice view of the water off to the right. A great way to wake up each day! Great to have the kitchen facilities particularly with children. Our preferred grocery shop was The Pantry about 10 mins walk away. Fresh food and salads and some brands from home. We also tried Foodland (a small Woolies or IGa in Oz) but didn't think it was as good. Don Quiyote is also meant to be great but we didn't manage to get there. We would stay in the apartment again if it was the two of us. A great affordable option with all the added features you don't get in a hotel room. Lastly the owners were lovely and great to deal with - they responded to questions very quickly and provided lots of good advice. Thank you Sue and Terry for a great holiday! We loved it.
Illikai Cono 1530
Everything is avaliable in apartment to make the stay comfortable. There has been thought put into the apartment. eg coffee grinder ,smoothie maker.,scissors. snorkalling gear. Excellent location able to walk to all stores,and cafes. and beach,lagoon and marina. great pool area .friendly valet and informative doorman . change machine for coins downstairs.even shops for milk wine stamps and postcards in building. beautiful views from balcony.good apartment access no need for key or card.very clean and relaxing place to stay .
Relaxing in Waikiki
The condo had everything we needed for our stay and was comfortable. The bathroom could use some updating but was clean for our use.
Nice place to stay
We enjoyed this well-furnished condo. Minor problems were: no stopper in bathroom sink, exterior sliding doors don't lock, carpet had stains near dining table, and too much owner gear in closet.
Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our condo and that you wrote in the extended review, "Absolutely, I would recommend this accommodation to my best friend!". We hope that we will be able to provide your accommodations for your next trip to Hawaii. We are sorry that you had some minor problems. We were not aware that the bathroom sink stopper was missing. We will get a new one. The exterior sliding door does lock but it is a bit tricky. Thank you for pointing that out. We will put "locking" instructions on the door. We are sorry that you found a stain on the carpet. We have our carpets cleaned regularly and additionally whenever there is an obvious spot after a guest departs. Since check out time is 11:00am and check in is 3:00pm. our housekeepers only have 4 hours to get the room ready for the next guest when we have back to back reservations. If we need the carpets cleaned we need to have the room vacant so that we can get the carpet cleaners in. There were 3 back to back rentals in a row before your arrival and three after you. We will be having the carpets cleaned again as soon as we can do it without disturbing our guests. The items in the closet are for the convenience and use of our guests. They are not our personal gear. Owner, Ilikai 1530
After a day long of travel we reached the 15th floor with our secrect code to get in. (we were 15 minutes early) When we heard the lock click and open it was relief heaven. We proceeded into the most perfect condo we could imagine. Everything and anything was ther for us. Mask, and snorkel, beach chairs, boogie boards, you name it. The view was and is incredilble. The agnews, who you deal with are superb. I would recommend them without hestitation. Have no fear having the privledge of renting their condo.
The condo is in a great location and pleasant environment.
We had an enjoyable stay in the condo. We could see the beach from the balcony. The condo is centrally located on ala Moana Blvd and we could go to different places from this central location. I
nice stay for family
I enjoined our recent stay at Ilikai condo. Nice location, close to the beach, condo was clean and roomy.
Can't wait to return!
Ilikai Condo 1530 was the perfect "home away from home." The convenient location, complete beach supplies, and comfortable setup made every day a delightful experience. The balcony with it's view of the water, sunsets, Fri night fireworks, and even the hula shows next door were the icing on the cake. With aBC stores close in both directions and a grocery store within a few blocks, all necessities were easily handled. I'd recommend the bus pass (available at the aBC store) for ease of transit around Honolulu without needing to pay extra for parking. The keyless entry and check-in/out procedures could not have been easier, and the pre-trip contact with the owners thoughtful. I absolutely plan to return again!
awesome vacation on oahu
enjoyed the condo very much and found it more than adequate for our needs. location was great for us - close to the beach and restaurants.
Great ocean view
I would stay there again. The condo was a bit small for more than 2 people, there is not allot of storage or drawers to put clothes in. The closet was average with a few shelfs. the queen size bed was OK (not to hard or soft). Kitchen and living room were tight but very nice and well furnished. They even had snorkels, body boards,beach chairs and a portable cooler for the beach. Very clean and well maintained. Sliding doors separate the living from the bedroom for privacy, very large balcony.
Very comfortable room for family of 3. Had everything we need and then some. Special plus with the beach chairs. The beach access was a hike to get around the lagoon but we considered the walk as bonus exercise. Would love to have had access privileges to the fitness room but that was restricted to hotel guests only. For the price, the view, and short walk to the beach, this place was hands-down best deal in Waikiki.
Great place to stay
We enjoyed the accomodation at the aloha condos, great location, close to Ala Moana shopping centre. Walking distance to the centre of Wakiki and the beach plus the lagoon, also great balcony to see the hula show at the Hilton vacations condos?? Car rentals 150 mtrs up the road, everything including the ABC shops all within walking distance. Condo was well appointed, everything we needed was there, no complaints, we had a great time. We enjoyed the whole experience of visiting Hawaii.. Alicja Rose ( Australia)
To have rest and relaxation, rent Room 1530 with a paradise view
We just stayed for 2 weeks in beautiful Wakiki in Room 1530 at the Ilikai Hotel. We've been coming there for the past 6 years but this is the first time we've stayed in Room 1530. It has a fabulous view of the lagoon and ocean, is right next door to the beautiful Hilton Village, is across the street from 3 well-known restaurants, is 2 blocks from the biggest outdoor shopping mall, and 3 blocks from a large movie theater, and bus service is right in front of the hotel. The condo is clean, has a nice, well equipped kitchen, 4 bar stools, couch, chair, and flat-screen TV. The screen between the bedroom and living area is very nice and convenient. It has all the necessities of home. It was nice and easy to have a "code" for the door rather than having to use a card all the time. The only negative thing I could say was that maybe the TV could have had more channels than the basic ones, but we are used to 200 at home! The Ilikai is also a bus ride away from downtown Wakiki where there are great restaurants, hotels, great shops, and an international market. What a WONDERFUL place this is to forget your troubles and enjoy life to the fullest!
Reviewing my stay in the Ilikai Hotel and Apt. Condo #1530
This is a very convenient location and a very clean and comfortable apartment. Easy walking distance to everything, and the beach, too, of course. The hotel pool was nice. The only drawback for me was the one time $125 cleaning/service fee, since I only stayed for 3 days.... If you're staying for longer periods of time, then it wouldn't be much of an impact to the daily rate. Overall, great place to stay. The owners of this unit are extremely nice. Loved my vacation!
Great place to stay!!
My family and I stayed in 1530 for 10 nights, and it was great. We never had a problem. The room was very comfortable and had everything we needed and more. Boogie boards, beach chairs,mats,and a great view. The location was good, a 5 min walk to the beach, which was not too busy. About a 15-20 min walk to main waikiki. Close to some restaraunts and shopping. and of course the ABC store. Just being in Hawaii was the best and to have no problems made our stay that much relaxing. The contacts called us to make sure everything was OK since we never contacted them. Sue, the owner was very good to me before our trip, I called her a few times and she was great to talk with and very helpful. We would stay here again for sure. So i guess we will,we will be back.....Thank you so much The Wynders
Had a great time
We really enjoyed our stay in this condo. Everything seemed very clean. The kitchen was well stocked,had everything we needed,and the view from the balcony was beautiful. The only thing we had an issue with was the sofa sleeper. We just had a tough time getting it to fold back up. Other than that everything was great. We used the valet parking at the hotel and were charged $18 a day.
perfect paradise escape
The unit is so clean-i wore white socks around and they STAYED white!! I can't find a hotel room where that happens. We had the feeling of our own little secret get a way nook. The wall of windows allow for great people watching and your view of the ocean is great. We saw the Hilton luau each night with ease and were close enough to hear the music and the story line! The owners provide everything you could possibly want or need during stay in the condo. The building itself is beautiful and i never felt unsafe once. The staff is always visible and making improvements. There is also security in the lobby if needed. The location is great and you can walk in either direction out the front door and find reasonable food, entertainment, and necessities. I would recommend that you find a trolley schedule/guide upon arrival as they pass by the hotel every 10 minutes and can make getting to other locations much more fun and interesting as well as allowing for a unique tour experience! Pack your sunscreen and expect the rest to be handled in 1530! WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!!!!!!
good place to stay
We stayed in this condo for 8 days and I would definitely recommend it. It is small, but great for 2 people or possibly a third. I wouldn't put 2 couples in it. The fold-out bed was uncomfortable and lumpy, but I understand a new egg-crate mattress has been ordered. The kitchen works good and there is a good lanai. If it was mine, I would get rid of some of the extra pillows and flowers, etc. It is small enough that they just get in the way. Although there is an assortment of beachchair type things, they are all heavy and bulky enough to discourage anyone from taking them to the beach a second time. However, these are very minor annoyances and I would definitely stay there again.
better than on Waikiki
This is such a conveient condo to the Waikiki area without being in the crowd. The unit was clean and well furnished but could use some updating especially in the bathroom. The view from the balcony was beautiful. Parking was an extra $18 per day but that is not bad for the area. Very easy walk to the beach and ala moana shopping center.
Best Value on Waikiki Beach
We loved the unit. Best value on the beach. Right next to the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Can watch the luau's from the balcony. Building was older, but nice, clean and functional. We hope to go again. The .25/hour parking lot in back worked great.