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Nice getaway in the midst of Waikiki.
vja from Flower Mound, Tx on 11/15/2013 said:
This was a nice condo overlooking the Marina, with easy access to Waikiki beach. It was an easy walk to the Convention Center for the Sweet adelines contest. Lots of restaurants and a grocery store nearby. The condo was well-stocked with kitchen utensils, beach towels and beach "toys". The balcony was small, but overlooked the Marina and the beach beyond, so had a good view. I didn't notice much street noise as I read about in other reviews, but I was up early most days. Didn't have to "check-in or out". Directions to get in the condo were very clear, and there was a helpful information sheet on the back of the front door. Needed a ride back to the airport at the end of my stay and was able to arrange it with the valet at the Ilikai Hotel around the corner for a $12 shuttle. Overall, I was very pleased with my stay at this location.
Exactly as advertised and expected. Everything worked and great
Dave from Melbourne on 11/11/2013 said:
Great location, clean and well maintained. Everything I was told. Had a great stay with close access to beach, many restaurants and ala Morana shopping mall.
Exactly what we needed
Adam from Adelaide on 10/10/2013 said:
The apartment was clean and spacious with lovely views of the marina and it had all the amenities we needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. During our stay we had to notify staff of a blocked drain in the kitchen but it was promptly fixed. It was a perfect place to come home to at night after a busy day and it became a home away from home and will miss the views and Honolulu. Check-in was without hassle and the apartment is a short walk to Waikiki beach. We would have preferred an earlier check-in but this couldn't be arranged.
Gorgeous condo! Will Come again!
Tink from Cleveland, Ohio on 09/05/2013 said:
This Condo surpassed our expectations completely. It was absolutely gorgeous, with a beautiful view, easy access to great restaurants, the beach and the Waikiki strip. The furnishings in the condo were lovely and very spacious. There was tons of room for just the 2 of us. It was a wonderful treat to find air mattresses for the beach and water noodles as well. That saved us one purchase we didn't need to make! Our only complaint was being located right underneath the backs of a few restaurants, each morning the garbage truck would wake us up twice when it came to empty the dumpsters. But, what's an early morning wakeup on vacation when you can just sleep on the beach all day? We will definitely stay here again!
Comfortable, relaxing and homey visit
Cindy from North Dakota on 08/14/2013 said:
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Ilikai Marina. The location is excellent and we had easy access to all of the things we wanted to do while on Oahu. The apartment is very comfortable and allowed plenty of space for us (two parents and one adult child) to relax and enjoy time together. The full kitchen really helped with managing the expense of restaurants. The owners also provided beach chairs and umbrella, which was a great addition to a fun day of lazing around in the sun. The only downside of the stay is that we didn't know in advance that we would need to provide some essentials like coffee filters and toilet paper (there is enough provided for a few days, but not a week-long stay). We chose the location in part because we are sailors and enjoy being close to the marina. The apartment has a wonderful view of the boats, as well as the sunset. I would happily stay here again.
Great view. Great location.
Debra Centurion from Burbank on 08/02/2013 said:
This condo has a wonderful view of the ali Wai Marina. It is walking distance to the beach, Ala Moana and most of Waikiki. Kitchen was well equipped for cooking. It was very clean and comfortable and well worth the price.
Ken & Cindy Derenzy from Albuquerque on 04/16/2013 said:
We stayed the month of January 2013. Kat did a tremendous job on setting everything up and keeping us informed. The condo exceeded our expectations, close to everything we needed. The lanai is small but still was able to enjoy the view and activity of the harbor. Many places to eat that were close to the condo. The Hilton Lagoon was only a 5 minute walk away. We were even able to watch them film a couple of Hawaii Five-0 scenes. Also enjoyed just being able to stroll down Waikiki and then on Friday nights enjoying the fire works.
It was one of the best holidays we have had, and we loved everyt
Pat & Lois from Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada on 03/25/2013 said:
The condo itself was great, fully stocked, clean and well looked after. Kathaleen Petron, our condo rep was helpful, personable and a pleasure to deal with. We found the location excellent for us as it was close to the beaches, parks, shopping & busses. On the whole we couldn't have asked for a better spot for the condo we chose & we would definitely go back there.
Nice condo at the beginning of Waikiki
sonnenh from bavaria on 03/14/2013 said:
We stayed 10 nights in this beautifull condo. Everything was well. only the lanai is small. we liked the area - it was not such a busy area, but only a short walk away from the bars and shops of Waikiki. There is a very good view to the Friday Firework. The only thing we didn't like, was the Parking-Few (20$/day or 140$/month). If we go again to Honolulu, we will stay again in this condo
Exactly as fine as advertised.
Alan from Silver Spring, MD on 03/01/2013 said:
Everything about the arrangements for this rental was done in a professional manner. We were fully informed about procedures and about the facility. We enjoyed the stay. One problem that arose -- a leakage of water from the refrigerator's ice-maker -- was promptly fixed. The unit is well located, roomy, with a nice view of the ocean beyond the yacht-harbor. The bed was nice and firm; the air-conditioning effective, and the furnishings suitable.
Condo 394 was great!
Lostout from Yountville, Calif. on 10/15/2012 said:
We spent 10 nites and had a wonderful relaxing time! Only a few recommendations, Kitchen a+, Living and dining room a, lanai was small but we knew that and it did fit two chairs, bathroom and dressing room and hall could use a fresh coat of paint with some updates done to the bathroom, a new blanket for the bed would be nice and removal of that portable air conditioner, bedroom window couldn't be opened because of it. The view was fantastic! We will be back!
Good value...great locaton
Vancouver Guy from Vancouver Canada on 10/06/2012 said:
The condo had everything that we needed for a decent price...location was perfect (close to ala Moana shopping mall, on the quiet end of Waikiki beach area, 5 min walk to the Lagoon and Waikiki beach, 5 min walk to Hilton Hawaiian Village, across the street from aBC store, tour bus pickups at the Ilikai Hotel), and view was fabulous. Condo was clean and well equipped. Full kitchen allowed us to save on costs eating out although food cost in Hawaii was still a shocker. Free internet and phone calls to us and Canada was great for keeping in touch with friends and family. Because the condo is on the 3rd floor, guests should be aware that traffic noise is very noticeable especially the garbage trucks that comes around early in the morning around 8:00. Didnt bother me but my wife who was a light sleeper found it very annoying. Condo could do with some updates to make the guest experience better: a tiny 21 inch (?) TV just doesn't cut it these days when most people have 36 inch or more, the bathroom needs repair/updating as water from the shower seems to leak all over the floor, the sofabed needs to be replaced as it is not comfortable, the kitchen knives needs a good sharpening as all of them were dull and hardly able to cut an apple. More beach towels and snorkels/masks would be nice. Also checkout is at 11:00am and there is no luggage storage service available in the Marina. If you have a late flight you can use the Ilikai Hotel (across the street) storage service for which they will charge $1 a bag.
Met our needs
Kerri from Mendham on 09/14/2012 said:
The condo simply met our needs for our trip which was a place to eat and sleep. I was expecting it to do just that, however I was a little disappointed with a few things. 1. I was under the impression that getting into our room would be very easy and all we had to do was to type the passcode to get in. We tried it several times and then called for help. The lady on the phone wasn't very helpful. She told me several times to try the same exact code we had been trying and said she could hear it clicking assuming that I wasn't doing it right she told me to try and try again. I finally got fed up and told her to send someone. Sure enough we had the wrong passcode. After being on a plane for 10 hours this was the last thing I wanted to deal with. 2. The website said that the beach was a 1 minute walk and I am assuming it was referring to the small quiet pond like body of water however the real beach is about a 5 minute walk. 3. The ac unit did not cool the condo very well. 4. The beach towels that were left for us were two very small towels. I was very surprised that there were only two especially considering the size of them. Like I said the condo met out needs and had the necessities however the necessities need a little work.
We very rarely receive a complaint about the electronic key pad.
Our Local Contact Person on duty answered the call and immediately began troubleshooting the problem over the phone. When it was evident that there was more than user error, within minutes staff arrived at the condo to reprogram the lock.
Our staff got the guest safely in the condo with in 10 minutes of the call ( faster than a Hotel check in) and apologized for the inconvenience. We understand that Hawaii is a long way from everywhere and that travelers are tired when they arrive.
Regarding the AC, the condo has a supplemental portable AC. It is very powerful, up to date, quiet and works very well if someone does need extra AC.
The Lagoon and Waikiki Beach is within a 5 minute walk. Ala Moana Beach Park is within a 10- 15 minute walk. We provide one Beach Towel ( full size) per registered guest. We do not provide Beach Blankets however the condo is also equipped with a Beach Cooler and Beach Chairs for your enjoyment. Aloha.
Jeff from Aurora, Colorado on 08/20/2012 said:
The service from Kat and aloha Condos was great. The condo was clean, plenty of towels and bedding. The one drawback was the boogie boards, they need to be updated more suited to small children and it would have been nice to have some flippers for the snorkel gear. Also a barbeque grill would have been nice but understandable given the lanai's are so small. Overall we will be calling Kat again for our next trip to Hawaii.
The Ilikai Marine was an answer to our dream
Albert and Rosemary Hall from Redding, California on 08/15/2012 said:
We had no need for any additional services because e verything had been taken care of properly in advance. We walked into a beautifully arranged apt. with everything there that we could possibly need to get started on a most wonderful vacation. Anything lacking cold be purchased a block away at the aBC store, we thought the prices were fair, and they sold a wonderful array of fresh salads. We loved the location of our room on the third floor, we spend a great deal of time on the lanai overlooking the boat people and some of the tings that occurred were most interesting, It kept us very well entertained. The trolleys and buses were within easy walking distance (even for an 85 year old}. Also, a church was near by, and the Chart room was an added plus. I think perhaps what we realy appreciated was the nearness to everything we wanted to see and do. And then, after a busy day of sunshine and shopping we could come home to a quiet and lovely home like atmosphere.
Can't wait to come back...
Canada Guy from Victoria on 06/19/2012 said:
This is the perfect place to stay. Close to the beach. Close to buses for downtown and beyond. Close to the main strip. Lots of space. Everything you need. We loved it. Can't wait to come back...
Leonard from Toronto, Canada on 06/17/2012 said:
Location was perfect. View was spectacular. One improvement I like would be new set of cookware.
Cathy from Ewa Beach on 06/08/2012 said:
the place was very comfortable. walk to waikiki, restaurants close by. we lived in Hawaii and relocated to the East Coast this condo had everything we needed.
Comfortable with a great view of the marina.
Frequent traveler to Hawaii from Oregon on 06/01/2012 said:
The reservation process was convenient; Kat did an excellent job of keeping us updated on the status. Information provided was helpful especially the information regarding parking options. The condo was clean and conventiently located. The sofa bed is not comfortable according to our daughter. We purchased excelled pizza at the bar located just below the condos.
Right on the ocean---best value for your money
long-term traveler from San Francisco on 04/13/2012 said:
So rare to find a condo on the ocean front. And for this price!! Enjoy the spectacular sunsets and Friday night fireworks. Fully equipped kitchen,spacious unit, clean and new carpets to boot. Free internet and free calls to any us states and Canada !! Walk to everywhere, nice location !! For the view and the location, this is a great value for the budget minded travelers.
Good deal for the price
Marek from Windsor, California on 04/06/2012 said:
We spent 2 weeks in this unit and we enjoyed it alot. Location was relatively quaiet at the very beginning of Waikiki. About 20 min walk to International Market Place one way and 15 minutes to ala Moana shopping center the other way. Full kitchen made it very easy to prepare breakfasts and occasional diner. All you need is there for your use: plates, bowls, utencills, skilletts, pots, wine glasses, blender, toaster etc. In addition the closet is full of beach equipment from towels, sun umbrella, snorkle gear to kids sand toys, floaties, beach chairs etc. The bathroom can use a facelift and a coat of new paint would go a long way. Bus stop just steps away. Since we made a point of walking everywhere to get some vacation exercise, we walked to Walmart in 25-30 min, Don Quijote asian market on Kaheka Street in 20 min, the Zoo in 40 min. Nice view of the Marina. As mentioned by some other reviewers some street noise was noticable around 8:30 am. Building's aC is not the best so a second portable unit was placed in the bedroom. It helped alot but could have been installed in more professional way. All in all for the price it was an outstanding deal and location. Pre-arrival communication and directions received from aloha Condos were excellent.
Our first time in Hawaii
Jane & Ed from Brantford Ontario on 03/07/2012 said:
The condo was clean with nice new carpet. It was very well stocked with everything we needed for our stay. We especially appreciated the books on the area and the information sheet with local information for taxis etc... The location was also very good and was walking distance to restaurants, shopping and the beach. The only suggestion we have is that the condo could use a bit of a facelift with some paint and updating in the bathroom. Booking the condo was very well handled and our local contact was available to us for any questions. Thank you for making our first trip to Hawaii enjoyable. Jane & Ed Ontario Canada
wonderful marina view
kirk from kona hi on 12/31/2011 said:
What a great location! We were close to many amenities.Our car rental drop off was just across the street. The Chart House restaurant was so close. On one rainy evening we just darted around the corner for a great dinner. The condo was comfortable, the lobby was nicely decorated for the holiday season. Only complaint would be the street noise. Garbage trucks, delivery trucks in the early morning hours.
great location for a Waikiki experince
A BC couple from COquitlam on 12/26/2011 said:
My wife and I stayed here as we attended our daughters graduation from U of H. It is especially good for those who do nnot like high locations. ( my wife has a phobia with heights) We enjoyed the fact that ala Moana beach is 5 minutes right and the Hilton beach 2 minutes left of the front door. The street in front can be noisy early in the morning with delivery trucks etc; however we are early risers and you need to expect that when you are in the heart of a busy city. We alos really appreciated the key less entry, no woryying about who has a key, did you forget it etc. We would go back again for sure! Coquitlam BC
Very nice location and nice rooms
Sara from Los Angeles on 12/17/2011 said:
Very nice location with beautiful ocean view, working distance to mall and beach. Kitchen with all kind of table wares fly pans, pot. Microwave, oven and double door refrigerator... Enjoined a lot with family.
So much better than any hotel room
Kerrie from Australia from Blue Mountains on 12/06/2011 said:
We recently stayed at Condo 394 the sunsets are great especially as we are from Sydney so our sunsets are over the mountains not the water. Condo has every thing you could want the security people are really great. Short walk to beach, eating, shopping and The Bus. The only think I could think of adding would be a detailed Bus timetable and advising people they can get a 4 day bus pass at the aBC store across the road. Also there are 3 car hire places across the road next to McDonalds. We will be booking again.
The Blair's on tour.
The Blair's from Llandrindod Wells on 10/02/2011 said:
Don't be put off when you come out of the lift and think you are in a car park and enter the long dull corridor. The apartment is fab, clean nicley furnished,well equiped and has a stunning view over the marina. It was just what we wanted.
sunrise from Steinbach, Mb, Ca on 05/10/2011 said:
My memory of this vacation is perfect and peaceful. I was afraid the noise level on 3rd floor might be a problem but never found it to be so. I thought the linens were in short supply. I could have especially used more dish rags and more wash clothes.
Unbelievable value and a great place to stay!
MD from Melbourne, Australia on 11/22/2010 said:
My wife, myself and our two daughters (5 and 1) stayed at the Illikai Marina for 6 days and it was pretty much close to perfection for what we required on our trip to Hawaii. The unit was spotless when we entered it and everything was labelled clearly so that we knew how to operate the electrics including the air conditioning etc. The location was perfect for us, as we were within walking distance to the beach (for our one year old, it was her first time ever touching sand), places to eat (including being above Red Lobster) and only a 10 minute walk to the ala Moana Shopping centre (which we basically visited everyday as it seems my wife has never seen shops before we went to Hawaii). We were never really nervous having a one year old in the apartment leaving us all to feel very comfortable in the unit. The cooking facilities came in very handy (looking for a way to make baby formula at 2:00am is not fun otherwise), and helped cut the cost of having to dine out three times a day everyday. The neighbours we saw were extremely friendly and the staff there were incredibly nice as well. I live in australia and basically booked the entire thing over the internet with a little help from Kathaleen when it came to tips on what to do and see in Hawaii. I have already recommended it to my extended family and do plan staying there again when we are lucky enough to make a return trip to Hawaii.
Caramelcheazy from Tokyo, Japan on 11/10/2010 said:
This room was awesome! We had a wonderful view over to Marina, where we could also enjoy beautiful Sunset. Straight from our room. Before we went out for dinner, we enjoyed our first drink in our room, watching Sunset. No other restaurant could beat this view! Ala Moana in walking distance, and aBC mart is just across the street to buy heavy water bottles. Very convenient. Bus stops are also nearby. Good location. The room is a good size for 2 person and clean. Kitchen looked like new built. I was very glad when the kitchen cleaning stuff (e.g. soups) were also provided. I use holiday apartment often, but not many places provides cleaning stuff, and it was always stressful to buy cleaning stuff on our very first vacation day. It was not necessary this time. Internet worked fine too. However we were little bit annoyed by the traffic noise. Tourist trolleys passed by all the time!! Since the apartment located on 3rd floor, the noise was clear. We had such a wonderful view, but after about a half hour we were tired of listening of the traffic noise, and therefore we had to close the window, which was shame. The tourist buss went by from early in the morning until late at night. We were mostly out of the condo, so it was just acceptable level. If you think to stay in this room and spend most of the time, maybe you will be annoyed by the traffic noise. Another negative point was there was no baggage cloak where you can keep your baggage before/after check-in/out the room. We were lucky because our flight schedule. If your flight is later afternoon, you have to consider about your baggage after check-out time at 1100. Overall I still think the room was very valuable and really nice. We booked this room through aloha Condo, and this was second time we booked the condo through them. They were friendly and helpful, besides we knew the quality of the room from our previous trip, so we knew this stay would be pleasant. Yes it was!
We are so happy that you enjoyed our condo and we appreciate your business and your feedback. Regarding the tourist trolleys, this is part of life in Waikiki. Although the Marina location is considered the quiet end of Waikiki, the beaches (Waikiki & Ala Moana Beach) Ala Wai Marina, Friday night fireworks, all the great restaurants, attracts locals and tourists. Many of our guests really appreciate being just steps away from so many attractions. They don't have to rent a car because the airport shuttle drops you off across the street and you can walk everywhere or hop on a bus at the corner. We always offer an incredible value for a Waikiki vacation in an immaculate fully furnished one bedroom condo with outstanding ocean views. Regarding the luggage, the Ilikai Marina is not a hotel so there is not a Bell Hop to leave your luggage with. It is a well maintained apartment building with a Lobby and Security but no Bell Hop services. However, there are 2 options that we explained when you book the condo.
#1. If available, reserve an Early Check In or Late Check Out at the time of making your reservation online. It is an additional $50 and then you don't have to worry about waiting till 3pm or leaving at 11am
#2. If you didn't reserve an early check in, upon arrival at the airport, from your cell phone, call your local contact number that is provided in your instructions and ask if the condo is ready.
If the condo is cleared from housekeeping and cleared from our check out person, then we are always happy to help you get in early.
Just like you did with this reservation. You called from the airport and we got you in the condo early!
Just like home ...
Chris K. from Ontario, Canada on 09/13/2010 said:
It was a great place to stay and every place we eanted to go to was either a walk away down the beach as a short cut or one bus ride to the main strip. In the apartment was just about all you could need for trips to the beach and just relaxing with the family. Just wanted to say thanks to Kathaleen again for doing her best for us Mahalo!!
Convenient location and your own schedule
tjsmart from Mountain View CA on 09/12/2010 said:
I reserved this place for my extended family to attend a conference and was a bit worried because I didn't get a chance to check it out first. I should not have been worried; my family (including my 85 year old aunt!) had a great time! They had nothing but good things to say about the location, the views, and the care from the management staff. They made me more jealous that I didnt get to go! :) It is apparently close to the heart of downtown with easy access to restaurants, groceries and shopping and the views are great. I am looking forward to staying here when next I go to Hawaii.
25th anniversary Celebration
Satisfied customer from Virginia Minnesota on 07/08/2010 said:
I really loved this condo. It met and exceeded all my expectations for quality and value. The condo was very clean and spacious, the location is fabulous. It is within walking distance of everything we needed - beach, restaurants, shopping. I would come back to this condo without reservation!
JonathanfromMontreal from Montreal, Canada on 05/02/2010 said:
I did a lot of research before deciding on the Ilikai Marina and it is in my opinion a complete bargain. Kat Petron, the rental agent was wonderful and answered all questions and concerns expeditiously. She even honoured my special request at no additional charge. The condo was more spacious than I have imagined and I felt totally at home. The bed was super comfortable and the apartment was very very clean and tidy. What I like most about the condo, is of course the spectacular view. I could spend hours just sitting on the lanai taking in the view of the marina and Waikiki over a glass or red wine. In fact, the first thing I did every morning was to eat breakfast on the lanai. The sunrise and sunset were wonderful and I have never seen so many rainbows in my life! Being a corner apartment, I did not have to worry about noise from the neighbours. On some nights I slept with the windows totally opened and enjoyed the night breeze from the ocean. Truly an unforgettable experience. In fact, I could not believe how lucky I was to be in that location, with the lagoon and marina right in front of me. If I must come up with improvements for the condo, they would be minor. I would have liked more soap in the bathroom. One bar of soap for two people is a little insufficient. The wifi did not work although it was easily remedied with the Ethernet cable provided. The cable tv was a disappointment since the reception would be intermittent. Of course, no one goes to Hawaii to watch TV so that was a very minor inconvenience. In terms of noise, daily garbage pickup early in the morning is a nuisance, but I rather have the pickup service than to have to smell the stale garbage. Lovelorn couples making noise outside on the street in front of the marina and the noise of other lovers making passionate love in other units of the same building provide a nice distraction, and perhaps something to be expected - after all, we are in Hawaii!!! I can't wait to be back!!!
Kotonk from La Palma, California on 04/29/2010 said:
We are from Southern California. Our purpose for visiting Oahu was to visit with relatives and eat at tasty local establishments. We were not interested in doing the typical tourist things. After three nights we were off to Maui where my wife was raised. Location: Excellent location for us. The Ilikai Marina is located at the beginning of Waikiki so you are not caught up in as much congestion as in the center of Waikiki. We were not interested in the beach or the T-shirt shops. Ala Moana Park is almost next door and we walked there every morning taking in the spectacular views of Waikiki and Diamond Head. It is also close to Ala Moana Mall for shopping and eating. Traffic is very congested during rush hour but this is the case all around Honolulu. Unit 394: Spotlessly clean and comfortable. A large sliding door separates the bedroom from the living room. It worked well for us as we had my sister-in-law from Maui with us. She slept on the sofa bed in the living room. There was a full kitchen, but we did not use it. The condo is on the third floor so it is not very high. The view though is nice of the marina through the large windows. There was some street noise but the street below is not very busy so it was not an issue. Parking was $17/day. The multi-level parking structure was easy to access (entrance is right next door to the Red Lobster restaurant on Hobron Ln). This is not a hotel so there are no hotel services. I don't remember seeing a washer or dryer in the unit. The nightly rate was very reasonable. The cleaning fee though was quite high. I recommend this unit.
Ilikai Marina condo 394
Loretta K from Chicago, IL on 02/18/2010 said:
This condo was very clean & the kitchen better equipped than mine at home. The location is ideal. I only wish the city would schedule the garbage pick up(for the bldg. & the restaurant below)not between 7:00 & 8:00 AM every morning.
Right Place / Right Price
Sunshine Jim from Florida on 02/04/2010 said:
Stayed for a week at the end of Jan.'10. The condo had all that we needed for light housekeeping and meal prep. Xcelnt location for the price. Away from the main Waikiki "strip" Had wiFi, cable and beach chairs etc. Clean, appliances all worked. Short walk to Hilton Village and its' shops, restaurants beach amenities. Good pizza at the bar downstairs, convenience store close by. You do not need a rental car if you stay here. City bus, shuttles and cab will take you anywhere you might want to go. Only two beefs that keep it from 5 star, pull out sofa bed is bad and absence of a front desk as you would find in a hotel for information and services.
Great location for exploring Waikiki and Oahu!
fantomesq from Orange County, California on 12/17/2009 said:
Incredible location on the north end of Waikiki steps away from the Hilton Hawaiian Village gave us the perfect nest to explore Waikiki and the rest of Oahu from! Parking can be expensive but if you are staying more than five days, opt for a monthly pass which is much more reasonable. Very convenient restaurants and walk to the heart of Waikiki. The view overlooks the Marina and a beautiful sunset. Don't miss the fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian.
Felt like home with a view!
Vbain from South Lake Tahoe on 11/12/2009 said:
This unit was so adorable and comfortable. All the necessities were available for use and the location was great! There is a stunning view and the fireworks on Friday nights were spectacular. Chuck, the owner, immediately returned emails when questions were asked. I actually extended my stay there by 4 days. The unit was well furnished and the availability of cable and internet made the stay like being at home. I would highly recommend staying here in Unit 394.
met all our expectations
John and Mary from Sydney, Australia on 08/13/2009 said:
The condo is well presented and spacious.The position is good with lovely views of the marina and close to the main shopping mall, a bit away from mainstream beach but close to a lovely waterfront lake which provides for less crowded swimming and sunbaking.
Felt like home even away on a vacation
Pat from San Jose, CA on 07/27/2009 said:
We particularly enjoyed the flexibility offered by having a full kitchen. The on-site laundry facility on the upper floor(s) is definitely a plus. The room was nicely decorated with a good view of the marina. This unit is conveniently located on the west side of the Waikiki area. I had problem connecting to the wireless and there wasn't help beyond the basic information about the SSID to help me in resolving the problem. Luckily we brought with us a cat5 cable. Nonetheless, we had 2 laptops and only one could be online at a time.
experienced hawaii visitor from Portland, OR on 04/23/2009 said:
Very pretty oceanfront view of the harbor. Nice clean condo with everything we needed. Good location, right on the edge of all the business of Waikiki.
Great Price, Great Location!
dpljlb from Sicklerville, NJ on 04/01/2009 said:
Great price, great location! Just as the ad states, very spacious and very comfortable. I loved the kitchen and felt like I was at home immediately. 10 minute walk to Hawaiian Hilton Village and Waikiki Beach. Easy Access parking and 15 minute walk to Ala Moana Mall. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.
It was awesome!!!
Kristy from BC, Canada on 11/26/2013 said:
We loved the Ilikai Marina. We had a great room, it was everything we needed. We will definitely stay there again if we go back!!!
Condo was great.
DJ from Roscoe, IL on 10/29/2013 said:
This is a very comfortable condo. I knew we would not have a pool, but I thought the beach would be closer. My husband has a bad knee, so we had to drive to the beach.
Sandy, Mike, and Ruby from Las Vegas on 08/31/2013 said:
Mahalo for allowing us the opportunity of staying in your condo #484 at the Ilikai Marina! It was a wonderful view, everything was provided and well kept. My mom who is 78 years old slept on the hide-a-bed and said it was very comfortable. We had a great time, the extra fan in the closet was great! We could easily walk to the beach and was close to everything..We enjoyed breakfast at the Harbor Pub right downstairs. Parking was easily accessible and an easy walk to our condo. We enjoyed looking at the boats in the harbor and got acquainted with the woman in the security booth. She was very helpful and nice. We would like to stay there again if we have the opportunity to visit Hawaii again...
Beth from San ramon, ca on 07/28/2013 said:
We loved staying here. Great location, plenty of space for our family of four. The condo had everything we needed, including boogie boards and beach chairs. Thank you!
Amazing! Vacation Spot!
Wes from Medicine Hat on 07/16/2013 said:
We stayed at the Ilikai Marina Condo 484 and couldn't have asked for a better spot. The view is amazing, overlooking the harbour with Waikiki Beach off to the left. It is close to everything you could need, shopping, amenities, nightclubs, you name it. We stayed for 1 week and enjoyed the fact that it was extremely close to all the big resorts, but not right in the thick of it. Across the street you can rent a car, or book a scuba diving excursion, both we did. We also saw a set of the series Hawaii Five O, as they set up for a hurricane episode. The unit is clean, fridge, stove, microwave, blender, coffee maker, bean grinder... If you want to park a vehicle it is $20 for 24hrs, we did this one day. Also, coin laundry is available, however, we found we didn't need to do any laundry while we were there. One item to note is that the Ilikai Hotel is right across the street, so when booking excursions you need to specify the pickup location. Overall, we had an excellent vacation, we had the perfect view of the July 4th fireworks, right off the balcony, and the weather was great this time of year.
Ryan and Whitney Legare from Calgary on 06/18/2013 said:
We Stayed in this condo for two weeks at the end of april to the start of May. Everything was perfect very clean and a perfect location close to everything that you need. Very easy to book and no problems with check in or check out. Will hopefully be back to the island soon and would stay here again anytime.
Anita and Richard from Aldergrove British Columbia on 04/23/2013 said:
We rented this condo for two months. We found it well equipped with everything we could ask for. Especially the kitchen. Found ourselves concerned about light carpeting in a rental condo. Was an ever present concern that a mishap could happen and soil the new carpeting. Flooring would have been more acceptable to us as a renter of someone else's lovely condo. Condo was warm as we felt the air conditioning wasn't cool enough but found a fan and that kept us very comfortable. Tastefully decorated, close to all ammenities. We were very comfortable for the length of our stay and would recommend it as a nice suite in which to stay for a short or long vacation. Loved the sunsets. Nothing I can think of was left out. Beach chairs, umbrella, children's beach floats and toys. All the comforts of home. We had a wonderful stay.
Short stay unfortunately :(
Aloha1060 from Fairbanks, Alaska on 04/16/2013 said:
No surprises here. The condo was actually better than the photos. Remodeled nicely. Parking garage location, a big plus. Regardless of floor. No hassles. I'd guess 1/2 mile to the Lewer St. Action. Easy walk. Stick to the sidewalks. Avoid walking through Parks, late night.
Great Place, Fantastic View!
Shara from Fresno, CA on 10/31/2012 said:
We stayed at Condo 484 from 10-21 to 10-27. The communication and instructions were very thorough and there was no confusion. We rented a car and parked in the attached parking garage ($20 a day). The elevator and condo is very accessible, offers a bridge to neighbor hotel or goes directly to street. The kitchen has everything that you need. Now, if you like a firm bed then the bed is for you. If you do not, this bed will be very uncomfortable. The couch bed is..a couch bed. Springy. There were plenty of pillows, blankets. The bathroom is nice, but you will probably need to wash a load of towels (there were 3 of us and the supply went down quick).There is also beach towels, toys,.. stuff which worked out great! The view is fantastic!Loved waking up to that everyday. The condo is located on the 4th floor and that is not far from the street or restaurant/pub below. If you are a night person and wills stay out late this will be fine, but we went to bed 8/9ish because we were still running on a 3 hr time difference, and the restaurant is loud. Especially weekend. There is an aBC Store, hotels, Hilton, restaurants, busline/trolley, and beach nearby.We used them all. Not too far away, but not too close to Waikiki beach area (where it's crowded). Enjoy the fireworks from your lanai on Friday night!
Perfect location, Great Value
Joyce from San Francisco, CA on 10/24/2012 said:
1-bedroom unit Pros: *Centrally located-- 5 minute walk to beach; literally 1 min to restaurant/s and several others within a 1/2 block; ABC 1/2 block; public transportation 1/2 block; Waikiki Beach Walk easily accessible/walking distance; Ala Moana Mall 10 min walk. I was able to get around, do different things, and didn't feel confined to just one area. I didn't need a rent-a-car at all! *Unit had everything I needed--fully equipped kitchen, bath towels, beach towels, etc. All you really need to bring are your clothes. I thought I also saw books, videos, playing cards... a home-away-from-home. *Clean *Quiet Cons: *A/C needs to be serviced or it's old. I spent my first night tossing & turning because I was too hot. The next day, I found an electric fan in one of the closets and that cooled the room down. One day prior to check-out, I received a notice that the a/C will be serviced the following week. It's good they are servicing it but it didn't do me any good since I was already checking out. *Balcony is very narrow *I wish there was also a TV in the bedroom *Pre-paid $125 cleaning fee is quite steep. The unit had a booklet from the owners which contained all sorts of information. One of which are instructions prior to leaving the unit on the day of check-out. All garbage cans need to be emptied, dishes had to be washed, soiled linen should be gathered and placed in the bathroom, everything need to be in its original place as when you first walked-in, unit should be in basic-cleaning condition, otherwise, they'll deduct from security deposit. So I was stressed-out during my entire stay; I felt like I would not get my $250 security deposit back if I left the unit in a condition not meeting their expectation. In retrospect, if I stayed in a hotel, I wouldn't have to worry about $125 cleaning fee, $250 security deposit and cleaning the unit. If I didn't have to clean up prior to check-out, I would say it would be worth paying $125 cleaning fee.
great location and cozy space
TAKA from Japan on 10/17/2012 said:
I stayed there only 4days. It was very convenience to go to ala Moana and Waikiki. Room is clean,cozy and also furnitures are tasteful! We were so lucky because could see the fireworks of Hilton from the Lanai even though on Saturday night. I Would stay their again.
Nice condo but be warned!!!
Inked vacationer! from California on 07/26/2012 said:
The condo itself was nice: clean, just the right size for four,comfy beds, good location,a nicely-equipped kitchen for those who like to cook. However, take photos before you leave! Three days after our stay, we received an email from management to inform us that they will not be returning our deposit because according to them they found ink-stains on the beddings. To this day they have not emailed us the pics they say they have. They should have informed us immediately about it, after all, shouldn't they have cleaned it the day we left coz we know that somebody else is renting the place the day we checked out. What a way to dampen one's vacation! We did not take pics so for the next renters, take lots of pictures of the place before you leave - cover yourself!
It is always unfortunate when there is damage done to a vacation rental. It is unfortunate to have to replace otherwise perfectly serviceable condo inventory.
Neither Guest, Manager or Owner is ever happy about it. Yet the dozens of condos we manage must be kept up so every Guest starts with a clean and nicely furnished vacation rental. Sheets and towels are particularly important to us and checked thoroughly. We never want to leave stained sheets for the next guests. We understand that accidents happen and we request guests to let us know immediately if something gets damaged. We also have stated in our policies that if something is damaged when you arrive, call the local contact # immediately. We check the condos before your arrival to ensure that everything is in working order. There is a team effort to make sure every guest finds our condo clean, comfortable and well maintained. Our housekeeping company guarantees their service. They will return to clean anything that you are concerned with.
The bed sheets mentioned by this Guest received extra laundry efforts to determine if we could save them. 3 days is considered timely in determining all the factors before we capture the Guest's security deposit. We did not charge this Guest for the the extra time involved in processing a security deposit, extra laundry service, replacing and installing inventory. In this case we charged only for a new set of sheets.
We expect normal wear and tear. It is a very rare case when something can not be reused due to damage.
We prefer not to go through this uncomfortable process of notifying guests of damage done. Mahalo.
Stress-free island accommodations
Island Girl from Tucson, AZ on 07/16/2012 said:
As regular Hawaii visitors, this condo was a find! Close enough to the action in Waikiki but not in it so it was much more relaxing. Easy access and the parking for this condo was much better than parking for the hotels that we've stayed at previously.
Rod from Medicine Hat on 05/21/2012 said:
Our university graduation celebration trip to Hawaii was fantastic. Hawaii is a great place to visit but what made it special was the condo we stayed in. It has the best location of the Waikiki beach area. We ate breakfast overlooking the boats of the marina while watching the surfers brave the waves. Upon finishing eating we started our day by walking along the marina which ended at a beautiful manmade family swim area. Cross the sidewalk and we were at the main beach. We could watch the weekly fireworks, which were held at the swim area, from our balcony. There is ample parking in the parkade if you want to rent a car and if the bus is your prefered method of travel, the stops are right on the corner. The huge mall is such a close trip that we carried our groceries home. The main street shops are all within walking distance but are just the right distance to avoid all the noise. This condo is truly placed at the center of the greatest amount of activity. There is ample closet storage for 4 adults and the make up area outside the large bathroom was wonderful for that early morning traffic flow. It is nicely decorated and spacious for relaxing and kicking back. And what better way to kick back than to watch the big screen tv! I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to enjoy the freedom of movement and space that a hotel room can't give. Signed Sad to be back home so soon Medicine Hat, AB Canada
Wonderful in every way.
Cheryl from Alaska on 12/07/2013 said:
We had a lovely 4 weeks at this nice condo. It exceeded our expectations in every way. It was clean, very well equipped in the kitchen, and more spacious than the pictures showed. The view was absolutely incredible looking out over the harbor. Excellent location for walking to beach, shopping mall, and even to the movie theater a little farther away. The building has a safe feeling even in the evenings. Plenty of casual and fine dining choices just out the door. The owner, Shahin, was excellent to deal with - he quickly responded to emails, and kindly helped with special requests. We would love to return to this unit on our next visit! Our most sincere thanks for a lovely condo.
Great value for an oceanview in Waikiki, quick walk to ala Moana
Kitty H from Calgary, AB, Canada on 08/27/2013 said:
For a condo with ocean views, A/C, view of fireworks (at the Hilton) and sunset views, this condo and its price can't be beat. Owner Shahin was wonderful to deal with. Our family enjoyed our stay, just note these items: - self parking is $20/day at the attached parkade (very convenient access to condo) - condo is somewhat dated (esp kitchen, we didn't use the microwave which looks rather ancient). Bath towels were also a bit worn. - bathroom fan is super loud, limited counter space, and shower is dark (bulb must be broken). Be careful changing the toilet paper, one end is loose and the entire thing will pop out. - closets are rather cluttered and not well organized, beach towels and extra pillows were stored in several closets - no tea towels in kitchen, no new dish sponge, etc. Thankful for full roll of paper towels. Overall, we enjoyed the condo during our 3nt stay. If you have any questions, Shahin will respond to them quickly. Mahalo Shahin!
Thank you for your comments. We will replace the microwave and the towels ASAP. The light in the bathroom is already replaced.
Marc from La Prairie on 08/15/2013 said:
Located 5 minute walk from Waikiki and ala Moana shopping center. Everything you need for cooking, enjoying the beach.
Great Location, Fantastic View, Good Value
Gordon from Rancho Palos Verdes on 08/01/2013 said:
We had a very nice stay at Ilikai Marina Condo 786. It is very conveniently located to Transpac Row in the marina and the rest of Waikiki. My only suggestion for improvement would be to post some of the relevant rules near the location that they apply. An example is "no stuff stored or hanging on the lanai" We found out by getting a polite "warning" notice and then corrected the issue. All-in-all, the condo was just what we needed in Waikiki.
Convenient location at a fair price
Ann from Tacoma, WA on 07/09/2013 said:
We stayed in condo 786 for a week. The accommodations were as advertised. We appreciated the fully appointed kitchen, the beach chairs, boards, etc. that were provided. The mattress on the king sized bed may need to be replaced soon as it sags a bit in the middle. The condo is over a restaurant/bar and can be fairly noisy at night if one is a light sleeper. The condo is conveniently located near the ala Moana park and shopping center with easy access to Waikiki and bus service. I do not hesitate to recommend this as a good housing option for anyone on a budget as it is very reasonably priced.
Happy in Hawaii :) from Bakersfield, California on 07/07/2013 said:
Loved everything and tried to leave it exactly as we found it !!! Love the location and so appreciated the chairs and the umbrella. Really liked everything offered even down to the corkscrew ! Would love to use it again someday. Thank you so much for your hospitality!!! Anthony & Nancy Terrazas
ploy40 from Toronto on 04/16/2013 said:
We love the location and the size of the condo. With full kitchen, big bed, nice size living room. it was perfect for the 2 of us. The only 2 things I don't like are: 1. It was very dirty under the furniture like bed and sofa. that needs to be cleaned. 2. The bed or the bed sheet smells (I'm not sure). We have to spray it at night and spread it out during the day. it's clean but there is a smell to it, I can't describe. The rest is all good. I would go back again.
Nice place on Waikiki
SD Travelers from San Diego on 11/19/2012 said:
Overall it was a good experience. The location is by far the best part of the condo. The amenities were good but not all that convenient. The condo was clean but it had a musty smell to it that lingered.It had items that you could use like body boards, snorkel gear, chairs and other handy things. That was nice to have. Overall for the price and location it was good. I would do it again.
Perfect! Home away From Home!
CruzReview from Santa Cruz, CA on 10/27/2012 said:
Great condo! Gorgeous views. Second condo we've rented at the llikai Marina. Perfect location next to Modern Honolulu and the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Be sure to check out their Fireworks on the beach every Friday Night! Pre-pay parking at the garage. No pool but great beaches. Cute deck with outstanding views. We have found the llikai Marina to be a fantastic value and a perfect home away from home!
amazing view, wonderful place to stay
Patrick from Vancouver, Canada on 10/14/2012 said:
We stayed here for almost a week and really loved it. It was nice being in a touristy area with all the shops and stores, but having our own private oasis among it all. The place was wonderful to stay at and had everything we needed to feel like at home. Though the air Conditioner was not strong enough for my liking and it took a few days to get used to the warmer sleeping situation. But my partner had no problem with the warmth. But once I got used to it, it was great. The parking lot is connected to the apartment buidling, which was great for moving stuff in and out of the building. It is about a 15 minute walk to were all the action is, so not far, but perfect distance to not be right in it. The view! the view, this place has the most amazing view, whether it is watching the sunrise to sunsetting, it is a dream to look out at. Make sure you book a Friday stay as you can watch the fireworks from the balcony. Overall, we enjoyed it a lot and the host was very helpful with all inquiries.
Andrew from El Cerrito, California on 10/01/2012 said:
Condo unit has view of marina and away from the main part of Waikiki but close to Hilton Hawailian Village. Parking is available within the building for $20.00/day prepaid with in and out privilege. Parking on the right floor will make it easy for unloading as condo unit is just steps away without taking an elevator. Unit is clean throughout with kitchen well stocked with everything needed for cooking a meal including spices. 2 set of bath and beach towels available for use as well as beach equipment (chairs, boogie board, snorkel stuff). The only item that would have been nice to have is a cooler. Overall, good place for us.
Good location, but make sure the condo guests have access to the
NYC from NYC on 07/29/2012 said:
Walk to the beach and the mall. Nice location and good supplies, including beach towels and chairs, boogie board, etc. The sofa converts to a pull-out bed. Appliances are outdated but functioning O.K. Bathroom looked recently renovated. For families, this is a very good place to stay. 4 people can sleep comfortably. The owners manual says the condo guest can access almost all Ilikai hotel's amenities, but the hotel staff says a different story. We got kicked out of the hotel pool. Also, the condo is on the dock, so it is very noisy in early morning and at night as well due to the traffic, garbage trucks and the drunks at the pub located on the first floor of the condo. That helped us to start days early. Parking is $20 per day, so expect to pay additional fees.Otherwise competitive pricing. Overall, good experience.
Comfortable/great value near Waikiki Beach
3beachnuts from Selah, WA on 07/28/2012 said:
My family of 3 stayed in Condo 786 for a few days as we were passing through and catching some sights around Oahu. The owner/manager was very helpful getting us the information needed to check in/out. Condo was well stocked with beach necessities. Great location, 5 minute walk to Waikiki Beach without having to cross busy streets. Minutes away from all the Waikiki excitement...food, shopping, fun, just take the free Waikiki shuttle. We paid $20 a day for parking in the Ilikai's garage, which was well worth having our vehicle just steps away.
Ilikai Marina 786 is fine!
Kevin from Seattle on 06/25/2012 said:
My family enjoyed staying in this unit. It has what we needed. Having the full kitchen made life much easier as we could prepare the meals we wanted to prepare. This cut the potential food expenditures in half. It is well-equipped with a few additional beach items. Being well located between ala Moana Center and Waikiki was a bonus. I highly recommend this unit as a superb alternative to a crowded hotel room, or two hotel rooms. The owner, Mr. Shiralian, is considerate and friendly. He allowed us a late check out as the unit was unscheduled and our flight had a very late departure. Give this unit a try. I am sure you will be pleased.
Convenient and complete
Ann from San Jose on 06/17/2012 said:
My boyfriend and I stayed at Illikai Marina room 786 for 14 days. I highly recommend this place of stay for several reasons: 1. As a woman, I like my breakfast with all the amenities like a skillet, pots, utensils, etc. This room had it all! 2. The room was spacious and comfortable. I especially enjoyed the sunrise and sunset in the room... Just breaktakingly beautiful. 3. I don't think this room left out anything... We needed a beach towel and they had it! Awesome! I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family.
Great accommodation, great views and immaculate presentaion
Gary & Marilyn from Sydney on 03/17/2012 said:
Our 6 nights at Ilikai Marina Condo 786 was all and more. The kitchen was well equipped with large oven, microwave and dish washer. A well appointed bathroom and lots of storage through out. Comfortable lounge room with the best view over the marina and a great viewing spot for the Friday fireworks. A very big thank you to alice.
Well equipped, very clean, & a good location
ladytraveller5 from Ann Arbor. MI on 03/12/2012 said:
This condo is prettier than the pictures, and very well equipped.It's at the end of the Waikiki area, but still convenient to shops, restaurants, the beach, & the bus line. (About a 10 minute walk to ala Moana shopping center- buy your groceries there, as well as anything else you can possibly imagine). The bed was very comfortable, and when we had trouble getting the t.v. working,the local contact for the condo responded immediately & helped out. A great value for the money, although the cleaning fee (for a 3 day stay) seemed a bit high - but it is Hawaii, where nothing is cheap, and the daily condo rental itself was very reasonable.
Abhay from California on 02/23/2012 said:
The condo overlooks the yacht harbor. You can also see the ocean and Waikiki beach from the bedroom window. The unit is good for two to three people. The location is ideal for shopping, access to beach, dining out and other fun activities. Convenient location for tour bus pick-up (at Ilikai Hotel) across the street. Paid parking available attached to Ilika Marina. The condo is close to everything you would need; we did not need to rent a car except for one day. We did not use the kitchen much but it would help to have newer dishes. Bathroom is on the smaller side with only a shower stall. There is no tub in the bathroom. There was enough linens and pillows. The sofa bed was quite comfortable. Wireless internet is available and free.
very good condo
Todd from Kaunakakai on 02/14/2012 said:
We found everything we needed there wish balcony was bigger but other than that it was great. Parking is more now i paid 10.00 dollars a day but it is what it is on these islands. Kitchen was well equipped and everything worked that i used.
Ideal view, location and value. The best Waikiki accommodation
A McNeill from Cologne, Germany on 02/01/2012 said:
I've visited Waikiki 4 times over the years and stayed in various levels of accommodation namely the Waikiki Shore appartments, Sheraton Waikiki and the Outrigger on the beach. In my opinion the Ilikai Marina represents the best combination due to being an apartment with full kitchen, having a perfect unobstructed ocean+marina view, conveniently located between the Hilton lagoon and the ala Moana shopping center. Then there is of course the significant price advantage over a hotel stay or even other comparable apartments. The apartment itself is fully equipped with everything you could require. My only slight misgiving would be the size of the lanai which although serves its purpose is a little small (room for two chairs and a small table only). The other significant plus is the owner Shahin who is very easy to deal with and provides first class support for any questions or issues you may have. I would certainly stay in condo 786 again.
Ideal location and absolutely wonderful views
Rick from Brisbane, Qld. Australia on 11/03/2011 said:
My first visit to Hawaii was most definitely enhanced by our stay at Condo 786. Waking up to views across the marina to the ocean was a great way to start each day.Watching the fabulous sunsets from our lanai was a great way to finish the day. A small disadvantage of this western outlook was the sun streaming in during the afternoon necessitating drawing of the curtains. See-through climate control blinds would have been appreciated. Nevertheless, close proximity to beaches and shops of Waikiki, and pickup points (for local and tour buses) made daily activities easy and pleasureable.Our compliments to alice, the local manager,who handled a small maintenance issue with speed and coutesy. Email negotiations and contacts with the owner made the booking arrangements easy and personal.
Great Location. Great View
WSW from Sydney on 10/11/2011 said:
I really enjoyed my 12 day stay. It is a great location and unlike other rentals I have had in Honolulu one does not suffer with noise problems here. Having the Parking Station next door connected to the Building was very convenient when I picked up a rental car. Condo was very well furnished.
Pat Fidopiastis from San Luis Obispo on 07/03/2011 said:
I thoroughly enjoyed staying at the vacation rental. The room was spacious, clean, and had an excellent view. I also appreciated that there was ample parking in the building's lot. I worked late every day and it was nice to know I always had a convenient spot to park my car.
Exceeded my expectations
tau from Chula Vista, Ca on 06/17/2011 said:
I was very very pleased with the unit. It was clean, everything worked, and the location was just perfect. It was nice that the Kamehameha Day parade went by the Marina. I recommend this unit if you don't want to be in to far in Waikiki. I would stay again in this unit.
Terrific location and view at an unbeatable value!
Hawaii2011 from Lawrenceville, NJ on 06/06/2011 said:
My husband and I decided to book this condo during our first vacation to Hawaii for our anniversary. If you want to stay in Waikiki but don't necessarily want to be in the heart of all the action, then this location is perfect for you. Very convenient to ala Moana Shopping Center, Ala Moana Beach Park, Hilton Lagoon area, and more. The condo itself was great, with only very minor cleanliness issues (i.e. I had an item roll under the bed, and noticed it did not appear to be vacuumed under there - quite dusty). Other than that though, everything you could need comes with the condo: towels, sheets, beach chairs, a boogie board, wide assortment of kitchen items, roll of paper towels, 3 rolls of toilet paper, a bar of soap, and dish soap. Bottom line: I would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat when visiting Hawaii in the future.
Prince George BC Canada from Prince George BC Canada on 02/11/2011 said:
This condo provided everything we needed. The kitchen was well equipped. Bed was comfortable, as was the pullout couch. Be prepared to pay for the parking. Close to beach, park and shopping for walkers and right on the trolley transit route. Beautiful view of the ocean just over the tops of sailboat masts - not through them. The restaurant/bar below was not too loud to bother us and we actually enjoyed the sounds of jazz sax on a few nights while sipping a beverage on the lanai. Our only observation that could be changed is that the bathroom fan sounds a bit like a plane taking off- it is quite loud. The internet met all the needs of our 15 year old son and it was great to be able to make local calls from the unit. We had other family members come over for supper and the table expanded nicely - there are only six chairs so we had to improvise for the two others we needed. We were ther over New Years and it was great to be able to stay in the comfort of the condo and our own beverages to watch the fireworks from the lanai. The lanai is small only two people but there is plenty to see, susnsets. whales, surfers, planes, sailboats, birds, and of course there are always a few people to watch on the street below. We were glad that we chose the ocean view as the other view looking towards the mountains overlooked a parkade. the condo provided beach towels and we left a boogie board there,couldn't quite figure out the red beach chair. All in all yes we would stay there again.
Excellent location and accommodations
Vitaly from Portland, OR on 09/21/2010 said:
We loved staying at Ilikai Marina Condo 786. It is located within 5min from Rainbow Hilton Tower and Hawaiian Village. Condo was neat and cozy. We were surprised to find more kitchenware that we could possible hope for and all needed beach supplies (towels, chairs, etc). Unit also had TV and unlimited WiFi access. Ac worked quite well. Laundry room was available in the building, but not on the same floor as condo. Would highly recommend, if you would like to spend quality time for less.
Great location for a reasonable price.
Kathy from Squamish, B.C. on 09/04/2010 said:
We really appreciated the location. We enjoyed a harbour/sunset view without paying the price of a hotel on Waikiki beach. It was convenient/close to the great bus system on Oahu. It was also within easy walking distance to the ala Moana shopping mall and the Waikiki strip. The bed was king size and comfortable - always important! The unit was spacious and comfortable. The lanai was very tiny and not really good for spending any time on, but the view was great. The kitchen was very functional but the stove wasn't working when we were there so a hot plate was provided. We had planned on cooking but couldn't really so eating out was necessary and that is expensive. The hot plate was not great as it took a very long time to boil water for a cup of tea! I also called the cleaning service as one of the bedroom side lamps was broken. She said no problem, but never came to fix or replace it so we had to move a living room lamp to the bedroom for the week. The cleaning service fee is way too high.
Thank you for your comments.
Unfortunately the glass surface stove broke when another guest dropped a heavy object on it.
To my surprise, there was no similar stove on the island and I had to order one and wait for it to arrive. ;-(
I placed a hot plate during the wait period.
Mr. Shahin Shiralian, Owner, Ilikai Marina, Condo 786
Great way to go for those with no need for room service!!
Simpkin from Long Beach, CA on 08/23/2010 said:
3rd year using alohacondos.com. Good value due to the accessibility of Waikiki, ocean view, fairly large one bedroom with most amenities, $120 service charge for cleaning slightly excessive but overall good value.
July 2010 Visit
Andy from Roseburg, Oregon on 08/23/2010 said:
Had a wonderful time in this condo and its location met our needs very well. However the only "downer" was that when we arrived there was a note stating that the previous people had broken the stove and it was not available for use. We had planned on cooking all of our meals during our stay to minimize our vacation costs but were unable to. That's one of the reasons we prefer condos over hotels; the mere fact that we can cook our own meals instead of going out each time for a meal. The hot plate that was left for our use just did not cut it. So unfortunately we ended up with quite a sizable increase in expenditures that we had not planned for. Other than that, your condo was very enjoyable and we will certainly will want to rent it once again in the future. Thank you very much for making it available. Mahalo and aloha
Once again great vacation.
Gian from Tokyo on 07/10/2010 said:
I stayed previously at this condo about a year ago. At the time I forgot to leave a review. This time I didn't forget. As one year ago this condo experience was great. Great location in Waikiki, very close to shopping and entertainment. Beach is just steps away and an incredible 180 degree view from the patio. The condo is clean, has a full kitchen, wireless internet and cable tv. The bed is huge and extra comfortable. The owner of thee unit is a real gentlemen, I assure you that. He will always try to make all your requests possible. I will be back in Unit 786 very soon.
Quiet and Lovely with a nice view of the ocean.
Cindy from Los Angeles from Los Angeles, CA on 05/26/2010 said:
I enjoyed my stay in this very clean, roomy, 1 bedroom condo. It had a large, beautiful bathroom and a fully equiped kitchen. There were beach towels, a beach umbrella, coolers, etc in the closets. I really felt at home.
Ilikai Marina Condo 786
Oahu lover from Chicago Ilinois on 04/23/2010 said:
Great view of the yacht harbor and the always blue Pacific Ocean. We've stayed in this condo in 2009 and 2010 and would return again. Owner is good to deal with.
Home away from home
Peggy from Seattle, Washington on 02/05/2010 said:
My parents and I stayed here in Jan, and we truly enjoyed our stay - like a home away from home for us! We also loved the view of the marina and the pacific ocean. The location is convenient too. One minor thing - I wish there were door/window screens so that we could open the door and window without having to worry about bugs/birds coming in.
Home away from Home
Alexicz from Gold Coast, Australia on 01/10/2010 said:
A very comfortable and thoughtfully set up apartment in a handy location with a good view of the marina. We will definitely come back.
Janp from Oxford,OH on 11/01/2009 said:
This condo was very nice, plus it was in a great location. Everything you could need was there, and in excellent condition. It was close to shopping, ABC stores, Wikiki, bus routes, etc. We'd highly recommend anyone staying there.
Aussie from Perth on 08/06/2009 said:
Really enjoyed the stay and the view from the condo was sensational. My wife was in a wheel chair and we had no problem getting in and out of the building
Spectacular view and most comfortable
Keokiana from Las Vegas, Nevada on 06/17/2009 said:
It was an absolute pleasure to return to my "hometown" and spend it in such a wonderful condo at the Ilikai Marina. Waking up every morning to the beautiful view of the Marina and the best sunrise. Sunsets was also spectacular.It was very comfortable, well equipped and convenient. Hope it will be available the next time I get to return "home" again.
Best Location and Views in Waikiki
travelsaway from Ojai, CA on 05/22/2009 said:
A wonderful place to stay for spring break with my daughter, and 5 year old grandson. The views of the marina, ocean and sunset are unbeatable. The unit was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. It felt spacious and I liked the way one could always look out at the amazing view without being over-cluttered with too much furniture. The Lagoon and Beach were really close, and an easy walk for a 5 year old and so we could easily go to and fro during the day. It was really good value, and I would recommend this as a great place to stay for anybody
It was perfect for a young family
Dean from Winnipeg, Manitoba on 04/21/2009 said:
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Waikiki, and having this condo had a great deal to do with that. It was very clean. The kitchen was well supplied. All necessary linens were supplied. There was even a fold-out crib for our youngest. The view over the harbour was amazing...some of the nicest sunsets I have ever seen. I would definitely recommend this condo to couples or small families!
A fine experience; a great view
Jeff from Geneva, IL on 04/16/2009 said:
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay....so much so that we're thinking of returning in 2010.
akooo from japan on 12/08/2013 said:
I took advantage of three times this room ever. So, I was very relaxed feel like coming back to "my room". I think I want to go back to "my room" again next year.
Hula girl from Gig Harbor on 11/12/2013 said:
The condo #790 at the Illikai Marina was perfect for our 7 day stay. It had everything we needed. The condo itself was clean and decorated nicely. The reason I didn't rate it excellent was because of the lack of a personal washer and dryer in the room. There is a facility on the 8th floor for the buildings use. Also the lanai is very small and barely fits 2 people. But with that said, the view from it for the sunsets and overlooking the marina is spectacular so that is very minor. Also the building does not have a swimming pool which is always nice for gathering with friends in the evening so we did miss that. The building has 24 hour security which is always a plus anywhere in Honolulu. Even though it says it is a non smoking building there is a separate area outside that they provide for you which is situated where it doesn't bother anyone. The Illikai location is perfect for everything. Close to shops and getting groceries at the aBC superette across the street. Its an easy drive to larger grocery stores as well as easy acess to anywhere. A short walk takes you to all the activities that surround you. Just across the street is the beach boardwalk that takes you to the Hilton, about a 10 minute walk if that, and all of Waikiki, depending on how far you want to walk. We utilized the different hotels beaches, restaurants and bars along the walk. The Hale Koa is a great place to sit and have a cocktail and watch the sunset and the fireworks from the Hilton on Friday night. All in all it was a great place to stay and condo # 790 is perfect so that is what I would rate as excellent, (minus the washer and dryer comment.) The booking transaction was easy and the owners keep in contact via email with all the directions and instructions that make it all go smoothly. The property manager is easy to contact if the need arises. I would definitely book this unit again!
Nice place, nice view
Jason from Eugene Oregon on 09/12/2013 said:
Had a nice stay at 790. Awesome ocean view. Easy access to the ala moana surf spot and the Hilton lagoon. Fun spot. Fairly quiet too. Best for 2 people, although we had more. Parking is $20 a day but you can park on the same floor (7). Easy access to ala moana shopping mall and park. I started jogging daily through the park before I left. Abc store close by for towels and food.
Best Holiday we have ever had...
Fay & Bill from Whangamata, New Zealand on 07/03/2013 said:
We chose Ilikai Marina 790 to stay on our holiday for several reasons - we wanted a fully equipted apartment/condo, we wanted a waterfront view and we wanted to be close to the bus routes. This Condo was perfect. It matched exactly the photos and description on the web site. We had been a bit concerned about checking in as we did not arrive at the Condo until late at night, but we were met by the Security lady who took us up to our Condo and familiarized us with where to put the rubbish etc. The view of the Marina and out to sea was fabulous. It was so enjoyable to have our breakfast each morning just watching the comings and goings at the Marina, the Submarines being towed out each day, the surfers trying to catch the waves and the tourist ships going past. We even ate "in" several evenings just so we could enjoy the view, especially on Friday night so that we could have a birds eye view of the fireworks display. The location of the Condo was great for catching buses as the bus stop was just around the corner outside the Ilikai Hotel. The ala Moana Mall was only 10 minutes easy walk away where we did all our grocery shopping at the Foodland Supermarket which is alot cheaper than the aBC stores. Unfortunately there are not as many restaurants in the area as there are in downtown Waikiki, but we found at least 5 within walking distance. The Red Lobster was excellent, and the Charthouse downstairs in the Ilikai was good value. We also found a "Sports Bar" restaurant in ala Moana Blvd across the road from the Ilikai Hotel which had good meals and there was an asian Restaurant further along ala Moana Blvd. We are not "beachy" people so did not need to be close to the beach, but the beach was only 5 minutes walk when we did want to go. This was the best holiday we have ever had and we both wish we had booked for an extra week. We would happily return again to stay in Condo 790 and thank Gillian and Vlad for making our holiday so enjoyable.
a fine condo
S. Pacific Soujourners from Pago Pago on 06/20/2013 said:
We loved the code locking front door, the well-equipped kitchen, the 2 TVs, and the view. I would recommend this condo to a family of up to 4, if 2 sleep on the fold out sofabed. We used the 4" topper to make it more comfortable, but then had to remove this layer to close the sofa. Better for a couple. Plenty of drawers. Clean, with no bugs. Hilton lagoon provides safe swimming within walking distance. No pool. Plenty of parking on 7th floor, with handicap stalls always available, and a whole area free, up a half-level. Vlad was helpful in measuring the doorways, but we do not recommend this condo to anyone who uses a wheelchair and walker. Owners did not claim to be aDa compliant. There is not enough clearance to roll at the foot of the bed, and the glass doors in the tub-shower impede bathing. We bought our own shower chair at Don Quijote store, which helped. Also the bed was too high for my "roller". Glass toppers on tables, etc. were easy to keep clean, but the dining table was not well attached to the base. I should have called about this, but did not get around to it. Kat was helpful about the parking, but we paid $20 daily until the first of the month, then a monthly rate. Do consult the ProPark attendants. Overall, a lovely place with helpful owners.
our seven day dream vacation
Bernie & Patsy from Indianapolis on 05/14/2013 said:
We stayed for 7 days in condo 790 at illikai Marina in May. We had great time with wonderful bed and views. We had my 94 yr old mother with us and she enjoyed the stay very much. Fold out bed slept great and even had foam pad if needed for it. Really quiet and liked security all the time. Don't take Roberts from airport. They will not ley you off or pick you up their. Make you walk 2 blocks from Illikai Hotel. Drivers not friendly at all. Greeters for them at airport were great, but changed as soon as got in shuttle. Wonderful tours through Discover Hawaii tours. Quiet there just like home and you can use Hilyon lagoon and beach to swim. It's only about 3 minute walk away. Enjoyed fireworks from Hilton on three nights from our balconey. Walked everywhere even to Walmart by ala Mona Mall only about 10 minutes. Abc stored very expensive worth the walk and they have bags in room to carry groceries back. Resteraunts everywhere with McDonalds only one block if u have children. Boards, swim equipment, chairs and beach equipment there to use. Very safe area and beautiful view if you like boats. Liked watching yachts come and go. Great price and great place to stay especially for older people.
Highly Recommend Unit 790
SEB5thMan from Denver, Colorado on 05/04/2013 said:
We stayed in this Condo for 6-nights and really enjoyed it. The apartment is exactly as shown in the pictures. The view from the 7th floor overlooks the quiet Ilikai Marina with beach views in all directions. The unit is clean and secure with friendly locals. Beaches are within walking distance. We rented bikes and rode to Waikiki beach everyday. There are restaurants and a small market nearby. The local Walmart has a grocery store. The owner was very easy to work with and everything was exactly as she said in her emails. She was very responsive and provided good advice. Here are a few suggestions: 1. The City Bus is very easy to use and tourist friendly. We used it to go to the Pearl Harbor Memorial and the airport. Pearl Harbor is free but tickets should be reserved in advance. We did not get a tour and didn't need one. Everything is self-explanatory. 2. Bicycle rentals were a lot of fun and made for easy access to the activities around the condo. 3. Ilikai Park & Beach is a great place to stand up paddle and snorkel. The protected beaches offer the beginner a great place to see turtles and fish.
Quin from San Diego on 03/14/2013 said:
The location of the condo is perfect. It is just outside the noisy part of the waikiki, but close enough to have easy access to all the actions in waikiki. The condo itself is clean and well equipped. It overlooks the harbor and the ocean. I love sitting on the balcony and watching sunset. Parking is $20/night, which is not cheap. But good luck finding cheaper parking in waikiki.
Modern, well stocked vacation base.
Lorin and Sharon from Draper, UT on 03/03/2013 said:
Easy reservation scheduling. Clear instructions. The condo was very well furnished, spacious, and very clean. Well decorated, comfortable and contained all of the items needed for a Hawaiian vacation. Location was very convenient. Convenient parking. Easy in and out for destinations. Nice view of boat harbor and ocean. Least: bar downstairs. Best: Location, location, location. Well maintained and clean. Very secure and convenient door locks.
Thank you for your nice review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our condo and hope you come back again soon!
oztravelagent from Australia on 03/03/2013 said:
Nicely located across road from the Marina so view of the boats and water is relaxing. Close to walk to alo Moana mall and 2 minutes walk from where the Trolley bus picks up. Also if renting a car, the alamo/National office is across the road. The apartment has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Nice pressure in the shower. Much nicer than staying in a hotel as the kitchenette was handy for breakfast. Place was clean. (altho the aircon vents could do with a brushdown). We normally always stay self catering but in Honolulu, dont think it is really worth it (for 2 persons) as eating out is cheap compared to back home in australia and groceries are expensive ie. Aud$4 for 1.8L milk, $4.25 for 250g cheese about the same for butter , sugar also expensive...I guess because it is an island, most things have to be flown or shipped in. If you are a family of 3 or 4, then it could be worth it. There is a Red Lobster downstairs and a nice buffet if you want to try a variety of foods at the Hawaiin Prince 2 hotels down towards the ala mall. $45 - but worth it. It was also a nice walk home after eating out in Waikiki, along the beach and you also get a good view of the Friday fireworks at the Hilton. If I went again, would stay again.
Iva from College Park, MD on 02/14/2013 said:
Condo 790 had everything we needed for our stay. Kitchen was full of tools to prepare any kind of meal we wanted. Location was great, parking convenient as we could drive up to the 7th floor and just walk to the condo, great ocean view, and very quiet. Thank you Gillian and Vlad!!!
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Come back again!
Vlad and Gillian
Better than I thought it would be
Rick S from Ridgefield WA on 01/25/2013 said:
When I was doing research for our Hawaiian vacation and read all the glowing reports about Ilikai Marina Condo 790, I thought they had to be phony...nothing could be that good...had to be friends of the owner. Well, I was wrong...I also have no connection whatsoever with the owners. The place is truly as advertised...comfortable, great location, very reasonably priced, beautiful view, clean, and everything was easy about the rental. We also appreciated that the entire building was clean and maintained (clean garage, walkways, etc.) All the amenities were provided (beach chairs/towels/kitchen stuff/linens/laundry facilities/etc.) If you rent a car, you park on the same level as the condo although a bus stops right in front of the building and the touristy pick up place is 3 minute walk away. You see the Friday night fireworks from the balcony (although it is very small, two people can sit, drink, and observe the happenings.) You are high enough to see over the marina and see the ocean and amazing sunsets. Can't think of a better stay for the two of us.
Thank you for the great review. We really got a laugh of you thinking beforehand our reviews were rigged! So glad you found out for yourselves! We look forward to your return visit.
Vlad & Gillian
Couldn't be better!!!
Cheon from Korea on 12/31/2012 said:
Having stayed here for 5 days, I could not understand why some people stick to hotel as accomodation in Hawaii. If your itinerary is just to stay in one place and will not go out of it, then luxury resort would be an answer. But if you want to enjoy attractions in Hawaii and to stay at peaceful accomodation, you should not miss this condo! Location, Parking, Cleanliness... Everything's perfect. You can get full ocean-view even in the kichen and don't have to go to Sunset Beach just to see sunset. On every Friday, Hilton will give fireworks to your lanai!
Thank you for your great review. It is great staying in 790, we completely agree! Come back again soon.
Vlad and Gillian
Lovely atmosphere:-Right on the Waterfront
Sandie from Sydney Australia on 11/03/2012 said:
As we also stayed at the Ilikai next door for 10 days then moved here for the rest of our 3 week stay to Suite #790 I just realized that I had placed a review on Trip advisor and forgot to review here. Was looking to book again. We come from Sydney australia and stayed in #790 Ilikai Marina in July-August 2011. We had a wonderful stay . The apartment is located close to the car-parking floor and easy access to street level. Safe & secure. I was with teenage daughter and self staying after a major hip replacement and am in my 60's . I managed to walk to ala Moana Centre daily and to the beach easily. As mentioned by others, being next door to Hilton is a real bonus as it is almost a small town in itself. You won't need to go far if all you want to do is soak up the atmosphere. The location could not be more perfect and the apartment has everything that you would need. Just buy food. Also supplied though is all needed condiments. The bed was superb, brand new when we stayed so comfy. Wonderful aircon. No street noise either and across the road from the bus. The view is stunning,,, The staff at aloha Condos made such a difference, always exceedingly helpful. Easy check in and out. Just leave your bags at the Ilikai next door if you are there for the day before departing.. Perfect. Will stay again. Xx :)
We are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you and your daughter coming back again soon.
Gillian and Vlad, Owners
Great location, nice view, spacious and well furnished space.
Emma from Kailua on 10/23/2012 said:
Absolutely wonderful find. I would recommend this spot to anyone looking to be close to Waikiki but also out of the fray.
Thank you for your kind words. We love our condo and we are always so pleased when guests enjoy it too.
Gillian and Vlad, Owners
peaceful, relaxing, very accomodating, beautiful, and close to e
Jodi from Ferndale, WA on 10/03/2012 said:
We were very impressed with the condo and the service was exceptional!! We loved the view of the marina, the convenience of restaurants, walking distance to shopping, and we received very prompt help when we had just one small problem! All through our process of renting the condo and planning our vacation, Vladimir & Gillian were great to communicate with and extremely helpful! This condo was lacking in nothing! Everything is provided for a very enjoyable vacation and nothing to worry about for accommodations!! We liked the location to the beach-a very short walk, and everyone was sp friendly in the comlex! We will be in touch with this vacility and hosts again when we come back!! I honestly cannot think of anything we did not like, other than the facility does not have a swimming pool, but that is just for the occassion you may want to stay away from sand and ocean--that doesn't happen very often!! Thank you for making our stay very comfortable, relaxing, and in need of nothing other than us buying our food!! We loved it!!!
Awsome location and ocean/marina views to die for!!
Linda and Chuck from Indio, Ca. on 09/05/2012 said:
You can't go wrong with this lovely 1 bedroom condo. Dealing with both Kat and Gillian was wonderful, they respond to inquiries and questions lighting fast. It is very tastefully furnished through-out, clean and comfortable. The king bed is one of the finest we have slept on, I think better than home. And although we didn't need it, there is a queen sofa bed for additional guests. No hastle check-in, management is just a phone call away if needed. We had one small issue when the power to the building went out on our first morning but, got through it o.k. There are several very nice restaurants below and around the corner, Chart House, Outback Steak House, Red Lobster, and be sure to drop into the Harbor Pub below, the help is in the true aloha spirit. Mahalo for a great stay, we will be back again
That is great you had a good time and enjoyed the condo. We look forward to you coming back soon again!
Gillian, owner condo 790.
Nothing but praise for Ilakai Marina Condo 790 and Gillian and V
Tony T. from Fremont, CA. on 08/10/2012 said:
I've been to Oahu 26 times and this was the first time not staying with relatives. #790 was like being home. 790 is a great unit, fully equipped, well located, and had a great view, and a very reasonable price. Condo or hotel? Condo is the way to go. Everything you need is here. Close to Waikiki but far enough to avoid the craziness. Resrevations and check in were a breeze. Gillian, Vlad, and Kat are qiuck to answer questions and guide. I stayed for 2 weeks and had a mid-stay house cleaning. Housekeeping did a great job and even folded clothes we had left out. The parking garage is attached and runs $20 a day. Pay ahead and save some hassle. $20 a day for parking in Waikiki is a steal. The unit is close to ala Moana Mall, nice beaches, and easy access to H1 and touristy locations. We love Oahu and will be reserving #790 again. Thanks to Gillian and Vlad for a great vacation.
We are so happy you enjoyed the condo and had such a great time. We look forward to your return.
Gillian. owner condo 790
Roseanne from San Diego, CA on 07/25/2012 said:
My daughter and I enjoyed our time in Waikiki and felt the time went quickly, although we did visit Molokai for a few days which was wonderful. Our stay in Condo 790 was perfect, it has all the conveniences of home which was tastefully decorated. To top it off we were able to drive to the 7th floor to the unit, very convenient especially when we needed to unload luggage and goodies, which shopping was very close by. The location was perfect and the view awesome. Thank you Vlad & Gillian it was perfect!
We are so pleased you had such a good time. Come back again!
A lovely stay
Anisa from London on 06/15/2012 said:
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, the sounds of the birds and the green and flowers all around the holiday home were great. Our daughter was very comfortable on the sofa bed. It was easy to walk over to the beach as well as to town. Would love to come back one day! Anisa
Great views and conveniece of location
mgreenside from alameda, CA on 06/07/2012 said:
Lots of natual light, comfortable, has most of the conveniences you'll need... Needs better light in the bedroom for reading at night... Easy access...and close to Morimoto's restaurant, which you don't want to miss because the food is delicious... All in all, a fine vacation and very comfortable stay.
Great amenity and Location
Fiona from Melbourne on 06/03/2012 said:
We spent 7 nights in Condo 790 and it had everything we needed. I agree with others that the no key combination lock is a bonus. the views were lovely, plenty of room for the two of us and while the kitchen is dated- it has everything you need and the condo was very clean. Great location out of the full on bustle of Waikiki and great to be near the shopping centre, bus and eateries. We loved our walk down to the beach. We think this condo is excellent value for money and had a great time. The cupboard with all beach gear, tennis rackets etc was a plus. wi-fi and local phones calls were also included.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back again!
Incredible view and location!
newly retired couple from Loveland, CO on 02/11/2012 said:
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was attractive and homey with a fantastic view of the yacht harbor and ocean. We walked to beaches and restaurants. We would definitely stay there again.
Great Sunset View
Tim from Carlsbad, CA on 01/03/2012 said:
This condo is in a great location at the west end of Waikiki within walking distance of beaches restaurants and shopping. It has a beautiful view of the the Ilikai Marina and sunsets.
The Waikiki Boat Harbor and the Ilikai Marina are wonderful disc
Hawaii lovers from Corvallis, Oregon on 12/23/2011 said:
Condo 790,like all the Marina condos, faces directly out to sea at the water's edge, whereas the main Ilikai building faces out diagonally. There is nothing like waking up and seeing the full ocean panorama at sunrise. The Marina is ideally located between Waikiki beach and the ala Moana park and shopping center. 790 is well-equipped and well-maintained. Owner's emails helped us to locate the Marina and move in after a late-evening arrival. You will notice that 790 has a better combination door lock than other condos on the floor - it eliminates the hassle of a lockbox and separate key when you walk back to the condo with an armful of groceries from the nearby Foodland supermarket. We would happily return to 790 for another stay in the future.
Nice condo & great location
Amy from Minneapolis, MN on 10/19/2011 said:
The condo was nice and comfortable. We had plenty of room for 4 people and the sliding wall separating the bedroom from the living area was perfect for a kid's earlier bedtime. The location was wonderful as it was located a short walk to the Hilton lagoon and a nice beach. A short walk to a bus was a nice option when we went to the aquarium and a 1-day car rental was close when we wanted to explore more of the island. There were a couple of very small cleanliness issues that need improvement such as replacing musty-smelling small kitchen rugs. For my stay, I simply put the rugs in the cleaning closet and left a note for the cleaning staff. Overall, the condo was a great fit for our family.
J Laysh from Warren, Ohio on 10/02/2011 said:
The condo is situated overlooking a beautiful boat harbor. It is very clean and comfortable. It has all the comforts of home. It is close to the beach, shopping and restaurants. We had a terrific vacation and would definitely stay here again.
Gord from Edmonton, Canada on 08/13/2011 said:
Had a great time! The location of this unit is perfect for beach, shopping, restaurants, and the view is wonderful. The staff we met were very helpful, and the unit itself was all we needed. The kitchen is a bit tired and needs updating and better lighting. The sofa is done and needs replacing.
Paul Ochi from Hilo, HI on 07/02/2011 said:
Rooms were clean and the bed was fantastic want to go out and buy one like that. Friday night fireworks was great for my grandson. Will be back again soon.
Great Value & Location
S. Lucchesi from San Francisco on 05/29/2011 said:
The only reason I did not rate this 5 Stars Overall is because the balcony is so tiny that it was barely large enough for the two small chairs placed on it. We would have loved to have been able to lounge outside. Otherwise we were very pleased with our marina/ocean view, location, and comfort. We would definitely recommend this site; the owners were very good to deal with.
Good Location, Comfortable accommodations
Northerntraveller from Whitehorse, YT on 04/03/2011 said:
The condo is located in a quieter area of Waikiki and just a very short walk to the beach. Kids loved that it was soo close to the ala Moana shopping center! The condo was adequately supplied and the king size bed was great. This is a good, affordable alternative to a hotel if you want to cook a few meals and have some extra room.
Just what we hoped for.
The Brown Family from Medford, Or. on 11/13/2010 said:
We were happy that the condo was everything that it was advertised as. It was very homey,clean and comfortable. When we first arrived my daughter noticed that the shower drain was plugged. We called management, and a plumber arrived and fixed the problem right away. The manager even called back later to check on the situation, which we really appreciated. We were on the island for our sons' wedding, and most of our family members stayed in nice hotels. We were quite happy with our decision to stay in the condo. The rent was very reasonable and we were able to fix some of our meals there. Our daughter and her friend said that the sofa bed was not the most comfortable, but they managed to sleep ok. My husband and I were very comfortable in the king sized bed. We really enjoyed the Marina view and the location in general.
Great Location and View
Bill from Northern California on 09/14/2010 said:
My wife and I came for a 5 day visit for our anniversary and very much enjoyed our short stay in unit 790. The location and view are outstanding! The bed is very comfortable as well. We have enjoyed this location (Ala Wai Marina) for many years because it is convenient to the activities of Waikiki, yet it is somewhat removed from the crowds and traffic. Added pluses are its access to parking right in the building and the short distance to the ala Moana Park and Beach area which are virtually "next door"!
Comfort & Convenience with a Gorgeous View!
Celia from Oakland, CA on 08/14/2010 said:
My spouse, 2 year old son and I stayed in this condo for a full week and it was perfect for us! Definitely large enough for a family of 3. We were very happy as soon as we walked into to find the sweeping views across the Marina/Ocean and the clean/spacious condo! As others have stated the condo is stocked with kitchen supplies, books about Oahu, beach towels, sand toys, boogie board,etc... The updated bathroom was great and also, the king sized bed was very comfortable! The reservations, check in, check out, etc was effortless! Definitely recommend this condo for those looking to stay very near, but not in Waikiki! Thank you for a wonderful stay!
The Perfect Stay in Honolulu
Elizabeth Gwinn from Nashville,TN on 07/21/2010 said:
On the days mentioned above, my husband, adult daughter and I stayed in condo number 790. We were not excited to be in the business of Waikiki and so were very glad to find that your condo was in such a beautiful and quiet neighborhood. The parking garage was handy for in and out parking and oh. so convenient. The very best thing about the condo was how perfectly it was stocked and supplied. I can't imagine what we could have needed that wasn't provided for us. Thank you so much! If ever we are able to return to Oahu, we'll be in touch with you right away to secure a return visit to condo number 790 at Ilikai Marina. Our daughter left her camera and Mary found it and promised to send it to her. Of course we will pay for the shipping. Susan will be so glad to have her camera returned. She takes a lot of pictures and actually sees her vacation in more detail through her photography(she has very low vision). So many thanks to Mary for her kindness in finding a pretty important part of our happy vacation.
Clean, fresh, well equipped, great location and view.
Robert & Lani White from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada on 05/07/2010 said:
My wife and I have been visiting hawaii for over thirty years and have stayed in various accommodations. 790 at the Ilikai Marina has to rank one of the best from our experiences. We very much enjoyed our stay here at a very clean, fresh and well equipped unit with very tasteful decor and quite adequate room space; The view is superb, the Marina, the ocean, palm trees, sunsets and all - its Hawaii! We found the owners to have very professional and hospitable approach to dealing with setting up the rental, providing very courteous and timely e mail information, etc., couldn't be easier. We liked it all and have no complaints; Mahalo ! sincerely, Robert and Lani White British Columbia, Canada
a carefree place to stay
tallman from colorado on 03/22/2010 said:
The condo was clean, the bed comfortable,it had all the amenities needed in the kitchen and bath. The view was fabulous and we enjoyed being so close to beaches, shops and entertainment. The price was great as well.
Great Location Condo
First time in Oahu from Walnut Creek, CA on 02/10/2010 said:
This tiny condo was perfect for us because we only sleep there, and enjoy walking to restaurants, beaches and parks. Too bad parking there is so expensive ($ 17.00 a day??) The kitchen could use a sharp knife or two for those of us who like to cook. Looked like they decided not to provide them because sommebody obviously used the formica counter as a cutting board. Beach towls and umbrella were a plus. Bathrooom remodel,impressive. Very quiet neighbors.Management needs to implement its well posted NO SMOKING policy to thr hired painters who worked all week when we were there and stunk up the parking garage which affected the hallways.
akooo from Tokyo, JAPAN on 02/03/2010 said:
It is a great location and view. It is walked from there by Ala Moana beach and Ala Moana Center. It is good condo of the comfort that can be relaxed very much.?And very reasonable. We were able to enjoy Hawaii stay.
kaps from seattle, wa on 01/15/2010 said:
Great location right on Waikiki! a quick walk to the beach and a fantastic view of the marina make this a great condo. we had a family of 4 and we all enjoyed the easy walk to beach along with all the amenities that waikiki offers. Service was great though we did not need much help as the condo had all the basics that one would want.
Great Location but noisy
Elvis Fan from Edmonton, Ab. Canada on 12/17/2009 said:
The location was great, the condo was adequate.They definitely need a new sofabed, it was very old and uncomfortable. The main problem we had was the street noise,coming from the bar below and the garbage trucks very early in the mornings. The building is quite old and could use some updating.Seeing cockroaches when we came out of the stairwell on the main floor was rather gross, considering that is where the restaurants are located. We would likely stay there again, perhaps on a higher floor.
The Ilikai Marina is in fact a quiet location. There is only a single lane access road separating the building from the beautiful Marina. The garbage truck comes and goes in the morning. If one is super-sensitive to sound the easiest way to avoid the truck noise is to shut the lanai door in the living room for that period of time. The bedroom is completely quiet if you shut the sliding door separating it from the living room. As the building is concrete construction there is no noise transfer between the units.
For sleeping the sofa bed is not as comfortable as the King size Simmons Beautyrest bed in the bedroom. However as sofa beds go it is extremely comfortable as a day time sofa. Extra foam has been added to make it more comfortable for a good night's rest.
The Ilikai Marina is always kept to a high standard of cleanliness. The ground floor has attractive landscaping, and is completely open to the outside, which is one of its charms. The building is treated for insects on a regular basis.
great condo !
evelyn from Shakopee MN on 12/07/2009 said:
we are traveling with a baby and condo is great choice for us because we can cook or heat some simply food for baby and us. The condo has great view, we love to see the sun in the morning and sun set in the afternoon. we love this condo!
Beautiful view, beautiful room.
amorf from Tacoma, Washington on 12/03/2009 said:
We were very impressed with the quality of the accomadations and the location of the condo. We visit Honolulu for an annual business conference and we will definitley try to reserve the condo again for next year.
Vlad from Southern California on 10/09/2009 said:
Gillian and I have stayed in our condo for little over two weeks. It was our first chance to fully enjoy the condo after we bought it in May 2009 and completely renovated it. The weather was great and every morning we went to the beach in front of the Hilton for a long swim. This beach is probably the best swimming beach in Waikiki. We managed to view three sets of Friday fireworks from our lanai. Our condo experience fullfilled our dreams and expectations.
Bob T from Tucson, AZ on 07/16/2009 said:
Good location & good price (at least in 2007 - don't know what it is now
Karla from Lions Bay B.C,Canada on 04/19/2009 said:
We found everything to be just as advertised. This was our second time staying at this condo, and it met our needs perfectly.We were within walking distance to everything, or we could hop a bus.We had a wonderful view of the ocean and Marina. The bed was so comfortable, just like home. We liked being able to get our own meal if we so wished. The kitchen was well stocked with everyhing we could every need. It truly felt like a home away from home, and help was only a phone call away if we needed anything.
great location and view
frozen in alaska from eagleriver, Alaska on 04/13/2009 said:
Location is great. Can walk to events, fireworks, beach rentals, and boat harbor. Good restuarants and stores nearby. Secured parking garage is very convienent.Worked great for us and a seven year old. well equiped condo.
bugs in the kitchen
canadian from Vancouver, B.C. on 04/01/2009 said:
At first sight the suite looked great, comfortable and clean. Then we found some small bugs racing around the kitchen counter the next day. A couple of days later we saw a cockroach on the kitchen wall. We told the manager of the building and she gave us some bug traps which did nothing to get rid of them. We decided we would just avoid the kitchen and not let these critters spoil our vacation. After we came home we sent photos which we had taken of those bugs to the person/company that we had corresponded with to secure the rental suite. No real apologies came back. My advise to to find out if they did anything to the bug problem since November of 2007.
The condo is now under new ownership and management.
In the summer of 2009, the condo was completely renovated with all new furniture, new flooring, a new kitchen and a new bathroom.
There has not been any evidence or reports of bugs this year (2009).
Jim Dornfeld, President, Aloha Condos
martimi from Las Vegas, Nevada on 04/01/2009 said:
We've stayed in this unit for a week and had a great time. The location is perfect, the view is beautiful. Parking is not a problem, we always found a spot in the free area nearby but if you don't, you can park in the attached garage for a fee. Waikiki beach area is walking distance, shops are walking distance. This is just a great little place to stay if you do not want to stay in a hotel or you want to save a little money. The unit is a bit outdated but clean, comfy and nothing was broken. You will find everything in the kitchen what you need for cooking. Bring beach towels though since those in the unit are small and not the best quality for water absorbtion. We highly recommend this unit to stay in, and we will deffinately return one day!!!
Joyce from Oregon on 10/25/2013 said:
The location was convenient for our needs. We were visiting family and friends. Abc store was across the street with many restaurants to pick from. The room was spacious with full kitchen; the balcony was very small. There was a "no shoe" policy but the hardwood floor was vacuumed and not mopped so our white socks turned dirty every time we took off our shoes. There was toilet paper and tissues to last couple days and we had to buy supplies from the aBC store. Security was good and it was quiet and relaxing. Condo could have been updated with newer TV as it was fuzzy. But all in all, the room was comfortable with nice arrangement. The bathroom was small and the space between toilet and shower cramped. No big deal. We would probably return to this condo and recommend it to others.
Great Oceanfront Value!
Sue from Fair Oaks, CA on 10/11/2013 said:
This condo is very comfortable and well equipped, including beach chairs, beach mats, a boogie board, insulated cooler bag, kitchenware, etc. The sofabed is the most comfortable one I've ever seen. For guests who are looking for a great oceanfront value, and would rather sit on the beach than at the pool (there is no pool in this building), this is just the ticket.
Great location and fabulous views
KBrowne from Reading, Berkshire, UK on 09/26/2013 said:
The apartment is excellent and looks over the Ilikai Marina with views of Magic Island and downtown Honolulu. Views from the Lanai of the sunsets were fantastic and it is the perfect place from which to watch the Hilton's Friday night fireworks. Although slightly away from Waikiki beach the apartment is only about 10 minutes' walk to the shops and restaurants of Waikiki and public transport by bus is very good in Honolulu/Waikiki. There is a pub and a separate excellent restaurant in the lower floors of the building. The whole process of booking and gaining access couldn't have been easier. Communications were excellent (which is important if you're booking from abroad). There was no problem with waiting to meet anyone for a key exchange because there is an access code. This is very useful if you arrive early in the morning. The apartment is well furnished and the only reason I have not given 5 stars is that the bathroom could do with a little bit of a facelift. It is a good size and functions perfectly, but looks a little tired. All in all a wonderful place and time and I highly recommend Ilikai Marina Condo 992.
Perfect location, Cool, Cozy Condo!
Visitor from Kona from Kailua-Kona on 09/11/2013 said:
It was so nice to take a walk amongst the boats, to watch the surfers, to nearby restaurants or the short walk over to the fabulous ala Moana Mall. Then back to our quiet, cozy condo with one of the best views in Waikiki. I'm picky about beds and the king size bed was very comfortable and the air-conditioning worked great at all settings. The kitchen was stocked with all of the necessary cooking implements. The condo does sit above some night-life establishments so there was a little nighttime street noise, but not excessively. We'll definetley be returning to this condo in the future.
Barb & Rick from Pinole, California on 08/06/2013 said:
Our location was perfect for viewing our son sailing in from Long Beach Ca to win 1st in his Division of the Transpac Yacht Race. The view from 992 is breathtaking! The condo was very clean and comfortable. My husband and I felt right at home from the first day. We would love to stay in 992 again sometime and will recommend to our friends and family. Mahalo Marcel! Rick & Barb
Location, location, location
Ray from San Francisco on 07/24/2013 said:
Great place, even better location. Beautiful view, all you need to get started. Pick up some supplies at the Food Pantry or Foodland (walkable) and you're set. Or drive to Don Quijote. Breakfast at the Harbor Pub and dinner and music at the Chart House. Take advantage of the beach chairs and mats and go down tot he lagoon or beach. Very comfortable and quiet. Laundry just a floor down (quarters @ the Ilikai Hotel desk). We'll certainly be back.
Ken Barry from Phoenix, AZ on 07/13/2013 said:
We spent a week at the Ilikai unit 992. The condo is a 1 bedroom with a slider to close off the Bedroom from the living room so it worked beautifully with our Grand Daughter sleeping on the large sofa ( more than adequate for a large adult) The condo was a bit dated but clean and well maintained. The condo has great views of the Marina and is within an easy walk to the lagoon and ocean side. We had several meals at the Chart House which is in the building and was a great location for watching the Fri fire works. (make a reservation and request a lanai table. Overall a great vacation !
Clean, spacious...fantastic views
Marc from Tucson on 05/19/2013 said:
Considering that we spent an additional fifty bucks one night earlier at an airport hotel that promised much but delivered little, there was a collective,audible sigh of relief as we first entered 992.Clean hardwood floors and an immediate and expansive view of the marina and the ocean greeted us. The kids were impressed with the chocolate kisses left on the bed for us - a very large, comfortable bed one should add. The wall mirrors seemed to amplify the space and doubled the splendor of the view.The furnishings were simple, elegant and comfortable. The Ilikai Marina as others have noted is somewhat dated however everything functions well and the staff we met were friendly and helpful. To be fair I should mention that the lanai is indeed very small - it would probably seat four medium sized pigeons quite comfortably -however it almost seems churlish to point this out given that our overall experience here was so positive. The location is excellent and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this place to anyone. In fact I would return here without question...someone invite me please ;-) Aloha.
We loved our stay!
Kent & Kathy from Anchorage, Alaska on 05/04/2013 said:
Aloha! Condo 992 was a great home away from home for our stay in Waikiki. Very comfortable, clean and nicely decorated with views of the boat harbor, Ala Moana park, beach and gorgeous sunsets. We enjoyed having breakfast on the lanai each morning and watching the sun go down in the evenings. It was nice surprise to find the beach chairs and cooler bag which we used everyday while swimming and snorkeling. Nightly strolls on the beach were a must since it is so close. Convenient location to shopping and restaurants. This was our 2nd time staying at the Ilikai Marina and we wouldn't choose to stay anywhere else. Already thinking about next years vacation and hoping that we will be able to reserve this condo again. Mahalo!
Everything we had hoped for!
Lindsey05 from San Diego on 04/04/2013 said:
This condo was perfect for our stay in Honolulu! It has wonderful views, very spacious, full kitchen, beach towels and toys and chairs. It is a little bit dated, but we didn't mind one bit and fulfilled all of our needs. It is walking distance to everything (beautiful beaches, restaurants, nightlife, markets, etc), But if you need a cab they were usually located right outside. We would definitely recommend this condo and would love to stay there again in the future!
Ellen from Lawai, Kauai on 12/31/2012 said:
The unit is comfortable and quiet with a homey feel. Parking is nice and easy. Beautiful view of the marina and Waikiki. Will stay there whenever I'm in Honolulu.
AM from San Francisco, CA on 08/13/2012 said:
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful place with us! This condo was our home for 10 days and I wish it was for longer. Every year we come to Oahu, I look forward to a restful sanctuary and to a breathtaking view. We look forward to next year as we say, " Mahalo for now."
Great Waikiki marina view unit for the price!
G & L Family of Four from Sammamish on 07/12/2012 said:
Our family enjoyed our stay in condo #992. The view is spectacular and we had a great spot to watch the neighboring Hilton Hawaiian's Friday night fireworks - and got a special treat to the July 4 ala Moana fireworks (it was like the show was just for us)! The kitchen was roomy and had all the essentials we needed. We would have liked having a dishwasher. Our children found the pull-out bed comfortable but linens a bit worn. The bathroom was fine but a little dirty & dated. We especially appreciated the beach toys, etc. These condos are very much lived in, so there were some pungent cooking smells coming from the hallway into the unit. This was mostly alleviated by opening the sliding glass door, however, I was bothered by the smell when it got too hot and we had to close the door to run the a/c. I also noticed a stale smell anytime we entered the unit after it had been closed up for a few hours. I will add that I do tend to have a very sensitive sense of smell and nobody else was bothered by this. The unit is very close to the beach - you can walk over the sky bridge on the 2nd floor to the Modern hotel, then take the walkway from the Ilikai next door to the lagoon and beach. The only other downside was the parking. We knew and expected to pay $20 per day for parking, however, on July 5, the garage ran a $10 for 10 hour "special,â which they charged us extra for, even though we never moved our car! They claimed this was their standard procedure that that they even charged condo residents the extra amount. This is a very unfriendly policy and one I think the rental owners should subsidize. I would like to add that the onsite caretaker for this unit was great to work with and was very responsive. All in all, it's a great unit for the price - you get a roomy place in downtown Waikiki with a spectacular view that won't break the bank. I would definitely consider staying here again.
Ari from Los Angeles on 06/16/2012 said:
Me and two others spent 5 nights at the Illikai Marina Condo. We all loved it! Great view, great value, great experience. It was centrally located so we were able to walk to many places including the beach and the mall. Also, Marcel made everything super easy from reserving to checking in/out. Next time I have to travel to Honolulu I will definitely stay at the Illikai.
Great Price Even Better Views
NancyOnePutt from Denver, CO on 06/04/2012 said:
We have stayed at the Ilikai Marina 7 times over the last 5 years. The location is excellent and the prices are always great for Waikiki. In the past we have chosen the studio units that face ala Moana Blvd., but this trip we decided to upgrade to the one bedroom unit facing the harbor. Much quieter and loved the extra space. My husband works in Hawaii so he goes to bed a little earlier than myself, loved being able to close off the bedroom with the sliding wall divider. Never heard a peep from any other neighbors. Plus you cannot beat the views and food at the Charthouse restaurant on the first floor. This place is a hidden gem.
A perfect Vacation
DrDon from Colorado Springs on 06/04/2012 said:
We completly enjoyed our stay at Ilikai Condo 992. It was in a great location and was fairly priced compared to other places. The condo was clean and quite and we enjoyed our stay there.I will stay there agine if we ever go back to Honalulu. The Chart House is a great place to eat as well as the Harbor Pub which are located at the bottom of the condos. The veiw was fantastic overlooking the harbor! We had the perfect vacation.
Relaxing spacious and great ocean and mariner views
Arun from Sydney on 05/26/2012 said:
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the condo which was conveniently located between the Waikiki Beach and ala Moana shopping centre. The suite was spacious and a grat deal of thought was applied to furnishings to make you feel at home. The view vwere perfect particularly of the sunset.
condo was okay, priced right
hawaii lover from victoria b.c. on 04/02/2012 said:
Had access issues, owner gave us the wrong code to get in, and owner also advised us that keys would be inside and there were no keys. Room smelled musty, and dampish, and the balcony was too small for two people to sit, which was disappointing. The location was good and the view was great and the kitchen was stocked well. Can walk to waikiki and the mall from here.
Beautiful Sunset, Great Location, Watch Firework from Balcony
Ying from Northridge on 03/16/2012 said:
I originally booked a double queen bed room from Ilikai Hotel. After I found out this reasonable priced condo with living room, kitchen and view, I immediately booked this one and canceled the other. I was skeptical until the minute I stepped into the condo. Wow!!! What a beautiful sunset and ocean view! We couldn't believe our luck. We also enjoyed a magnificent firework show at the balcony right in front our eyes. Our applauding scream was echoed by the horns from boats and cars near and far at the end of the show. felt like celebrating New Year Eve. Btw, the firework show is from Hilton on every Friday night. One more tip, my husband found free parking space on the street. However, be very cautious. My brother couldn't find his car after he finished dinner at China Town. He paid his ransom, including taxi, fine and towing fee to get the car back. To make it short, My family had a wonderful time staying here. The suite is comfortable and of good size. I highly recommend this rental and will definitely come back again.
A touch of paradise
Mary and Mel from Chicago on 11/25/2011 said:
The Ilikai Marina is well-located with convenient parking, ABC mart for groceries close by, restaurants when one doesn't want to cook, walking paths along the marina, the park, and the lagoon. We had a rental car and, with the exception of the security checks for the apec conference, had no problem getting around in the city. The ala Moana shopping mall is near as is the Hilton Hawaiian Village and several other hotels and businesses. Our condo was great! It was very clean, had a wonderful king-sized bed, lovely furniture, immaculate wood floors, convenient kitchen with a granite countertop, and best of all a front row view of the harbor and ocean; watched the sunsets every evening. Service for parking, parcel deliveries, etc. was excellent. I recommend this residence to a single person or a couple wanting to visit Honolulu with flexibility. We decided to return here on our next visit. Highly satisfied customers.
Great view, great vacation, condo is dated
The Back Niners from Bellingham WA on 10/21/2011 said:
This condo is close to two nice beaches, great restaurants (reasonable breakfasts in building Harbor Pub) and is centrally located. The view is fantastic of the marina, ocean and sunsets. We could see a fair on the park point light up at night with the sun going down behind it. The one bedroom condo is well layed out but parts are dated (built in the 60's). The kitchen is fine with all the neccessary utensils. The livingroom couch is uncomfortable to sit on (never tried it as a pullout bed). Other chairs are fine. No golf channel on TV and took two days to figure out how to remove "Closed Captions". Living room needs a area rug as floor is hard and cold. Worst part of condo was the bathroom. It was dirty when we arrived and had to call cleaning service to clean tub/shower and give us some face cloths and a second hand towel. There was only 3 bath towels for our 6 day stay and no bath matt. The tub did not drain properly but found the plunger and it helped. There are no laundry facilities. The cost was reasonable until you added the $20/night parking (which we were told was $17/night)
We appreciate your feed back as we strive to provide excellent service.
We wish to provide some facts.
There is a laundromat in The Ilikai Marina on the 8th floor. It is coin opertated so need to bring quarters and soap.
The futon sofa is brand new and it came from a high end furniture store in Honolulu. It turns into a Queen size bed.
The wood flooring is also brand new. Carpeting and rugs are a second choice in vacation rentals because hard flooring is much more sanitary.
992 has received continuous upgrades and replacements.
All units are cleaned by a professional housekeeping company after every check out. Two complete sets of towels( bath, hand, wash cloth and beach towels) are standard set up per Guest. A local contact phone number is provided for our Guests and we respond immediately to any Guest concerns.
Great value with a fantastic view!
raypro from Florida on 10/03/2011 said:
We stayed one week at condo #992. Owner was helpful in getting the payments completed prior to arrival. Great king bed, kitchen, and amenities. Fantastic view of marina and ala Moana surf spot. The coffee pot quit on second day. But after calling the manager we had a new one within a day. Downside is the funky carpeting in the hallway. But that's probably a building ownership issue. Also the keyless entry was different. But once we got it we liked it. Also missed having a mini clothes washer and dryer in room. But the complex has several pay washers and dryers on the 8th floor.
Fantastic location for the value
Two travelling Aussies from Tasmania Australia on 05/26/2011 said:
It was a perfect location for us and well set up with the basics for our holiday. It was easy to get provisions from the ala Moana centre which was only about 10 minutes walk away. The bus system around this island also allowed us to explore nearby and the whole island for about 6 dollars each a day if you buy the 4 day bus pass. The biggest problem is that the unit smelt really bad and the only way we could put up with it was leaving the windows and sliding lanai door open all the time we were in the unit. Also the wirelss internet was so inconsistent that it became a real problem to stay online for any period of time. If these two problems were fixed it would have been perfect for us!!!
Great view, short distance to the beach.
D. Power from Edmonton, Ab Canada on 03/23/2011 said:
Hallways were dark and univiting. For the first two weeks one of the residents left their door open when cooking as well as the Exit door was propped open. Very distasteful odours in the hallway from their condo when cooking. This however was rectified after we mentioned to Kat. The condo was very clean however the condo was "tired" and needs to be renovated. The lanai was too small for our liking. We did like the bedroom seperate from the living room.Our concerns were dealt with when we called. Overall a nice stay at the condo.
ALAIN from CHAVILLE FRANCE on 08/19/2010 said:
the vue was very nice , the condos was clean and well equiped.All was organised when we shaked in, it was really perfect and simple. I will reserved it again!
Very nice Condo..
HSIU CHIEH SUNG from Taiwan on 06/03/2010 said:
Everything is fine but just internet not working properly. But eventually the manager help me to slove the problem. cheers..
Clean Condo with Great View
S. & N. from Winnipeg Canada on 03/31/2010 said:
If you want to be near Waikiki but don't like crowded beaches this is a good location as you can walk over to Ala Moana Park which has a great beach and is never crowded during the week. The kitchen of the condo was fully equiped with cutlery, utensils, and appliances, with one exception. We took all our meals in the condo and a dishwasher would have been a welcome appliance. (I hate doing dishes) The shopping cart provided was a very helpful extra.
Needs some work...
Familyof3 from Williamsville, NY on 01/15/2010 said:
Nice unit, great view. The plastic liner on the pull out bed was low quality, even our 4-yo daughter complained about it. The carpeting is pretty worn. It would have been nice to have housekeeping come in after the 7th day to do the towels/sheets. This was done for another unit we stayed in the previous year. We stayed a total of 13 days. The shower was a little dingy. This end of the building is subject to street noise from people outside of the restaurant below.
We appreciate the feedback. The carpeting is always washed on a normal basis and should not be a problem. We have not heard any complaints about the plastic liner on the pull out bed but will look into it. Interim cleanings are schedule at the guest's convenience. Just give us a call and we will let cleaning know to come in. I'm sorry the street noise was too much for you to bear but usually the noise isn't bad at all and does not cause a disturbance. Thanks again for the feedback!
Close to everything
email@example.com from Clayton, CA on 12/16/2009 said:
Everything about the experience was turnkey. Received outstanding instructions when reserving and again prior to arriving. Great view and layout but could use a new mattress in Master Bedroom and updated bathroom. Would definitely rent again.
Great spot, top value
Happy Travellers from Australia on 11/12/2009 said:
We spent our last 5 days in Hawaii here, and would highly recommend it. Great views, an easy walk to Ala Moana shopping and International Marketplace. The apartment was well provisioned with all the little things you need. Onsite laundry was very handy as well.
Gem in Ilikai Marina
Elaine from New York, NY on 09/01/2009 said:
I recently had the pleasure of staying at this condo at the Ilikai Marina. First off, the view was fantastic, right alongside the Ilikai Marina with the clear blue waters of Waikiki to the left. After a long day of trekking around Oahu, sitting out on the private patio overlooking the marina was a great end to a day. The condo is centrally located at convenient distances from both the Ala Moana center and Waikiki, but still very quiet and peaceful in the evenings. The condo itself is very clean and well-kept with spacious and bright rooms. The wireless internet was very convenient for scouting out the day's activities. I didn't have a chance to take advantage of the surprisingly large kitchen, but it was a great plus to the condo's amenities. All in all, an amazing find and I would definitely would return a second time and recommend to friends.
nice for the price
asce from ca on 08/13/2009 said:
pretty nice view. close to beach and shopping mall. It would be perfect if you can get a higher floor.
Value with a View
Ben from Hong Kong on 08/09/2009 said:
THE VIEW IS SPECTACULAR. There is an excellent restaurant right downstairs. The place is easy to find, and conveniently located between Ala Moana (main shopping area) and Waikiki (main tourist beach). Good location and value for a vacation in Honolulu. The kitchen is a nice one if you have to cook. Only thing is that that parking fees are quite high. You can consider street parking, abundant close by. Finally, the check-in procedure, or the lack thereof, is nice and smooth on first and last day - saves a lot of time.
Comfortable condo with beautiful view of the sunset.
Pleased guest from Los Angeles on 09/17/2013 said:
The ilikai marina condo was very comfortable and had most everything we needed. I specifically wanted a king bed with a separated living room for privacy. The bathroom was big and had two ways to access from the living room and bedroom. My 18 month daughter loved roaming around and enjoyed the space. Everything was very clean and well kept. The ala moana mall, Don Qijote grocery store and Walmart were close by. McDonald's, Red Lobster (right underneath our building) and other restaurants were close by. We especially liked the lagoon nearby since we had our daughter practice getting used to the water before taking her to the beach. She loved the beach. The only draw back is that you would have drive out to the Waikiki beach area since you are at the far end of the main Waikiki strip. We had a drainage problem in the bathtub, but I called alice and she sent a plumber out the same day and he fixed it in minutes. It was great service. The Internet service was slow or was not working at times, but we had data service on our phones so it was not too bad. Overall we had a great time and would stay here again.
Brief but enjoyable stay
N & B from Wayne on 09/11/2013 said:
This unit was comfortable, clean and well equipped. It is conveniently located within walking distance of the ala Moana Shopping Center and close to restaurants.
Boyuk from Soldotna, AK on 06/08/2013 said:
We've stayed at three different condos in the Ilikai Marina and 1182 was far and away the best one! It had everything we needed and more! The unit is tastefully decorated and nicely furnished! The aC works quietly and well...the bed was comfy. Aloha Condos are very professional and hassle free. Hopefully the next time we stop in Oahu this condo will be available!
A great getaway in downtown Honolulu!!
Captain and CCRN from Land O Lakes on 05/25/2013 said:
We loved our stay at the marina. It was very central to all thoroughfares. The views from the condo are spectacular day and night. The bed was very comfortable and the condo had everything that we needed. We wish that we spent more time in the immediate area because there were two beaches and water access right there at the marina and then at Moana Loa Park. Highly recommend Pearl Harbor but plan on starting early (0800) and spending the whole day. We got there at 0900 and were rushed through the aviation Museum before it closed. Lots of great hiking but bring lots of water - uphill hking is thirsty work. Koko Crater is 1000 stairs uphill - looked great but did not attempt! Diamond Head was spectacular as well as a psrk that was across from Koko Crater. Loved driving around the North Shore and the shrimp "mobiles"! We can't wait to get back!
BobLippo from Beachmere QLD Australia on 05/24/2013 said:
My wife and I stayed at Ilikai Marina Condo 1182 for five nights. We found the unit immaculately clean and supplied with everything that we needed. The location is perfect, being close to the alamoana Centre and a short walk to the beach. If we return to Hawaii, we will try for this condo again.
Exactly as represented on site!
Robyn from Melbourne on 05/08/2013 said:
Our sixth visit to Ilikai Marina and all just as expected. Brilliant views, comfortable, well appointed apartment in a fantastic position. The infrastructure of local shops, restaurants etc has increased over the years and we realised at the end of two weeks we only went into Waikiki once over the whole vacation. The view is so fantastic it's difficult to get out of the apartment. Will be coming back in 2014!
Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Glad that everything was as expected. Looking forward to your next stay!
- Ray and Elaine, Owners
Shannon & Bruce from Prince George, B.C. Canada on 05/08/2013 said:
We have now been to Oahu 4 times but had never stayed at this part of Waikiki before. We chose this condo building because we liked the fact that you look out at a marina and then out to the ocean. No buildings blocking your view to get the ocean view we really wanted. The pictures on the website are very accurate and we really enjoyed staying here. Loved having the comfy King size bed and the bathroom is nicely updated and a good size with a nice big counter and new bath towels too! The only thing that would make this even better is some updating in the kitchen. It is very functional but could be really nice with some new things done to it. It was nice to be at this end of Waikiki to see "new" sights and had no idea we would be so close to ala Moana Mall. Also had great food and drinks in the pub on the bottom floor. We would definitely stay here again and love Hawaii!!
Great View and everything you will need!
Bob & Stacy from So. CA on 03/18/2013 said:
The condo was very clean and well decorated. We where celebrating our 25 wedding anniversary while following our daughters college softball team. The condo was equipped with everything we needed from beach chairs, umbrellas to a stereo for our iPod. My wife and I would book this condo again! Sincerely Bob & Stacy
Our Happy O'ahu Home away From Home
Gary and Debra from Woodinville, WA on 03/13/2013 said:
This is the fourth year in a row that we have stayed in Unit 1182 at the Ilikai Marina Condos, and it just keeps getting better and better. The condo had been re-painted since our visit in February 2012 and looked quite refreshed. Every year, a peek into the closets reveals additional items to use at the beach or take along on day trips around the island, like beach chairs, boogie boards, and a mini-ice chest. This condo is spotless, very attractively furnished, and the kitchen is well stocked with everything we have needed for meal preparations. The panoramic view out the windows and off the lanai is breath-taking. We were very happy and content during our 10 day stay in what has become our home-away-from-home on O'ahu. The location of the Ilikai Marina Condos perfectly suits our needs. For starters, it is an easy drive or taxi ride to and from the airport. We prefer the quieter location of this condo complex compared to the more centrally located Waikiki hotels. The nearby ala Moana Park and Duke Kahanamoku beaches are our favorites, wide and less crowded most of the time. It is walkable to central Waikiki and down to Kapi'olani Park, by Diamond Head. We have chosen to book with aloha Condos for 8 visits since 2007 and have found the company and the condos excellent. Chuck is always helpful during the booking process, and the local contact, Alice, has been very friendly and responsive whenever we have a question. Mahalo aloha Condos/Ray and Elaine, and we already look forward to our 2014 holiday in 1182.
Hi Debra and Gary,
So glad to hear that you enjoyed another spectacular stay in Waikiki! Looking forward to hosting you again next year.
- Ray and Elaine
beyond our expectation, we like it very much!
Vicky from San Francisco on 03/12/2013 said:
The condo is very comfortable. The owners and manager are very thoughtful to provide beach chairs and mats for us to enjoy relaxing holidays on the beach. The oceanview is wonderful and location is very convenient to both shopping centers and Waikiki beach. We will be happy to stay there for the next trip to Honolulu.
Jay Blake from Melbourne Australia on 01/15/2013 said:
Chuck's Condo was exactly what we were looking for...and found. It was ideally located and equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable, self contained holiday. I have been accused of having high expectations of accommodation however I am more than happy to say that all my expectations were either met or surpassed. Thanks Chuck and we will definitely book again on our next stop over in Hawaii.
Thanks so much for your kind review! Glad that you enjoyed your stay, and looking forward to your next visit!
-Ray and Elaine
Great Place to Stay
Ian K from Auckland on 01/07/2013 said:
Aloha Condos have a very efficient and effective booking system and I found Chuck and the team excellent to deal with. We had a small problem at check in because of last minute booking changes but the problem was resolved immediately and with out question (thanks Chuck & Alice). The property is very pleasant has a great view and is well equipped. The location is great being very near ala Moana shopping, the beach, food and rental cars. This place was a great base for a very enjoyable holiday.
P. Thomas from Sacramento, CA on 12/17/2012 said:
We had a great time in 1182. Well furnished, very clean-we had everything we needed for a great stay including a killer view. The only thing that could have been better was that the internet connection was a tiny bit slow. But honestly, if you are in Hawaii-that should be the last thing on your "to-do" list. We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend the condo to others.
Location & view great!
Brian & Ginger from Troutdale, Or on 11/18/2012 said:
Condo 1182 at Ilikai Marina was very comfortable for the two of us. The fans were an added bonus and the bed very comfortable. However, bed linens were stained and frayed. Only one hand towel was provided in the bathroom and none in the kitchen. We will definately consider this condo should we visit Oahu again. Thanks.
Home away from home.
Elena Whippy from Sydney, Australia on 11/11/2012 said:
It was our first time to Hawaii for our family of four. Having two boys under 5 years concerned me as most hotel rooms are tiny and by evening my active boys would go stir crazy. However, Condo 1182 had everything we needed during the day and the evening. The room was so spacious,warm and well equipped. I was most impressed with the cupboard filled sandtoys, boogie boards, sand mats and stroller. The boys thoroughly enjoyed watching videos after dinner every night as the dvd collection was great. My husband too enjoyed sitting on the balcony every morning, watching the boats and the divine ocean. I loved the easy walk to alamoana mall for shopping. We were impressed that there was no queue to get into the lift which is common with the bigger hotels in Waikiki that we visited. The laundry facilities were very handy. Additionally, it was helpfully to grab a taxi from straight across the street from the Modern Hotel. We were so happy to have stayed in Condo 1182. My 3 year old still asks when we will be returing to our 'Home' in Hawaii.
Mahalo, for taking the time to publish a review! Weâre so pleased that you found our condo to your liking, especially after such a long flight from Australia.
Hope to see you again soon!
All the best,
Ray & Elaine. Owners
Relaxing and comfort
guenter from cumming ga. on 09/23/2012 said:
In the beginning reading some of the reviews we some what had mixed emotions on what to expect. All we can say is that some of the reviews came close but we feel that they did not capture the great place and comfort of this condo. The bed was one of the best we ever slept in. The view is great and the close proximity to everything is convient. We have traveled to europe and many other places and this stay wea one of the best.
Fabulous Views...Beautifully furnished
Jeff from Redcliffe, Queensland on 07/11/2012 said:
Truly a lovely place to stay...close to restaurants, ala moana shopping centre and some great swimming beaches. We cannot fault this place if you are willing to be away from the rush of waikiki and yet be within a walk of the main hub. The only problems we encountered were the parking which we were told had a monthly rate. This rate is not allowed any more and it will cost you $20 per day to park...the complex does not have access to the ilikai pool as we read in one review so the beaches are your only swimming choice. We certainly saw both these issues as minor compared to the trouble the owners and booking people went to to make sure we had a great time...we were absolutely delighted with the accommodation provided.
Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. Sure glad you enjoyed your stay!
The access to the adjacent Ilikai Hotel pool was withdrawn several years ago when it changed ownership. I'm actually surprised you found a review suggesting access (we haven't had access since buying the property). The change in parking fee must be very recent (we were there a month or two ago, and were charged I believe something around $15/night). We'll look into it.
Thanks again for your kind review!
- Ray and Elaine
Great condo for a great rate
pcsanders from 57598 on 06/03/2012 said:
This condo was wonderfully decorated with a Hawaiian theme, it sure beats staying in a hotel. The view from our lanai was incredible. The location was great with ala Moana Beach park and ala Moana Shopping Center in walking distance. If this condo is available I would not hesitate to book it. If you do stay here you need to know when booking excursions they do not pick you up at the Ilikai Marina but pick you up at the Ilikai Hotel which is right next door. The Sanders family
A 5 star stay in Paradise
Barry from Ostrava, Czech Reoublic on 05/13/2012 said:
Travel for more than 30 hours and a 12 hour time difference as we walked into 1182 and as we opened the door every bit of tiredness disappeared. So much thought, the smallest details created something special. We were "In Hawaii" Special thanks to Chuck who was fantastic in pre planning/booking. Professional but friendly quick and helpful replies. That dining table that view, a quick check of the well equipped kitchen and this was where we would dine every night. Lots of Supermarkets for shopping as you tour the island. Walmart only a short drive away too. Excellent amount of storage space, quality towels. Books, cards, Games, videos, all beach equipment, towels, chairs, cooler, boards. The essential internet connection free . Bed as heaven. Wonderfully comfortable bed and quality bed linen. On site parking a huge benefit, necessary and reasonably priced by comparison. Malls, restaurants, Hilton Lagoon, Ala Moana beach all nearby What was much appreciated was the peace and quiet at night. The apartment was not available for our entire stay and so we moved for 3 days to a 4 star at Waikiki. How we missed 1182. A higher price for parking and one anonymous style room none of the conveniences. This was a once in a life time holiday but if ever we return to Honolulu there is not the slightest doubt 1182 would be the only place we would want to stay
Thank you for your review! Weâre so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay, and that you were able to re-charge your batteries after such a long flight. Looking forward to your next visit!
- Ray and Elaine
Seattle JoeT from Seattle on 04/25/2012 said:
Our party rented both 1182 and 1190 for the week. My wife and I stayed in 1182. Except for cockroaches, which I totally understand are hard to control in the tropics, it was great. The good parts: the location was fabulous, the view is wonderful, the wireless, the TV, the stereo system that utilized my iPhone, the bed, the shower - all were really good. We refrained from cooking there and we were very careful not to leave any food wrappers or anything else that might attract bugs, but still almost every time we turned on the lights in the kitchen, they were there. Unfortunately, it really affected our stay. The good news is that unit 1190 was bug free, so we cooked and ate our meals there with our other family members. The location is right between Waikiki Beach and ala Moana Beach, only 4 blocks from a major shopping center (Ala Moana Center), almost next door to the Hilton Hawaiian Village, which has great restaurants and walking areas and has a fabulous beach area. It's a perfect location to stay for both beach use as well as touring the island.
Thanks so much for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. We're sorry to hear that you were very inconvenienced by the pesky bugs. In following up with property management, apparently the exterminators were not provided access to our unit during their last treatment, and as such were unable to perform their normal maintenance. We have since ensured that the treatments are back on their normal schedule.
- Ray and Elaine
Wonderful Home away From Home
Gary and Debra from Woodinville, WA on 03/03/2012 said:
This is the third year that we have stayed 9 days at the Ilikai Marina Condo 1182. As before, we found the condo to be spotless, comfortable, and very well equipped. This year, we were delighted to discover boogie boards in the closet, which are perfect for the adjacent lagoon or the shallow swimming area at near-by ala Moana Park. We particularly like the location, which is in the quiet end of Waikiki, and an easy walk to shopping at ala Moana Center and a good variety of restaurants. The condo has a phenomenal, panoramic view out over the ala Wai Yacht Harbor and the ocean. The intimate lanai is a perfect spot from which to watch fiery sunsets and the Friday night fireworks.
Annie from Santa Cruz on 02/22/2012 said:
Our recent stay in the condo was great! Great view of the harbor, unit was exceptionally clean and stocked with all the beach life amenities. Within close walking distance to all the major hotels, restaurants, and beachwalk but at the same time a quiet refuge away from the crowds!
Glad that you enjoyed your stay! Come back soon.
Ray and Elaine
J. Starets from Windsor Ontario on 01/23/2012 said:
We stayed about two weeks in this condo and everything about it was great: the view of the marina and beach from each room, the Hawaiian style decorations and furniture, the well equiped kitchen. The location is good, bus transportation is nearby and Waikiki beach and downtown are in walking distance. There are many excellent restaurants to choose from. The information and pictures we received before making a booking were informative and precise. We would strongly recommend this rental to any friend.
Dear S. Family,
Thanks for joining us from Canada! Glad your stay was enjoyable. Hope to see you again soon!
- Ray and Elaine (owners)
Absolutely amazing accomodations
Kooistra from Chicago on 12/12/2011 said:
I couldn't have asked for more from this condo rental. Location was central to everything ...shops, beach, stores!! It had everything within the unit from linens to beach chairs. This was my second trip to Waikiki and i wish i would have researched the condo rental option last time instead of a hotel room. If I ever come back to the island the first place I will look is Unit 1182 at the Ilikai Marina. Thank you for everything
Loved the View
Catiebelle from Vista, CA. on 09/05/2011 said:
What a great location. Property had everything we needed, even a stroller when your 4 year old gets to tired to walk. Well stocked with beach items also. The Hilton Lagoon was a quick 3 minute walk and 3 restraurants are below and attached to the building. Quiet, great views and beautiful sunsets.. Will definitely stay here again.
Marina View and Stunning Sunsets!
Marina View and Stunning Sunsets! from Montreal, Canada on 09/01/2011 said:
Strategically situated close to the beautiful ala Moana Beach and close to Waikiki/Diamond Head, this condo offers a lovely marina view and Honolulu skyline.
Bea from British Columbia on 08/14/2011 said:
Loved the location! Great views of the marina and surfers, ala moana beach park to the right, Hilton lagoon and waikiki beaches to the left. Fireworks were amazing to see from the lanai. Its close enough to the main street and buses etc but far enough away that you don't notice any noise (except maybe from the pub down below). The beaches, tourist shops, grocery stores (Foodland) are all within walking distances so everything is close by. The condo was very tastefully and comfortably furnished. As in other reports, everything is nicely updated with the exception of the kitchen. Previous guests hadn't done the greatest job on washing the glassware and pans before putting them in the cupboards and we did run into the usual tropical welcoming party (i.e. cockroaches) on a number of ocassions. Except for the last 2 items, overall, we would say that its a very nice condo and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay!
Thanks for the heads up - we're aware that the building just completed their regular treatment for pests (standard procedure for the tropics). Apparently they're finishing it off. We'll have the cleaning service double their efforts to make sure everything is spic & span!
Ray and Elaine, Owners, Ilikai Marina Condo 1182
Comfortable with a nice ocean view
First Timer Su from Knoxville, TN on 07/13/2011 said:
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at unit 1182. The main bed is very comfy (I am picky on mattress). And the view from the tiny lanai is great, especially at the night of July 4th to watch the fireworks! My kids just love the ocean view and they thought it is the very best of the studio. We did use the kitchen. It is functional and practical but I have to say that it needs an update. Becareful when you open the cabinate doors, the metal thing they add on to help you open it almost hurt my fingers.
Thanks for your kind words - glad you enjoyed the fantastic view of the fireworks from our lanai! We agree that although our kitchen is clean, well maintained, and well equipped, that as with all properties eventually they all can benefit from some 'freshening up'.
We've remodeled the rest of the condo, and the kitchen is the last remaining phase. You may be interested to know that we started the project a couple of months ago, by considering design options, and engaging contractors. We're now in negotiations, and will be assessing the best time to undertake the project. Stay tuned ~ perhaps if you stay here again, we'll have a fresh new kitchen for your stay!
- Ray and Elaine (owners) Ilikai Marina 1182
Robyn & John from Australia from Melbourne Australia on 06/04/2011 said:
We have been travelling to Hawaii for 30 years and this has been the best accommodation yet. We have stayed at Ilikai Marina before but first time in condo 1182 and we were more than happy. Position and apartment amenities are great. The view is the best in Honolulu and one you would probably pay $500+ for at a hotel.Friday night fireworks are brilliant from the balcony whilst sipping a pina colada. When we had a problem with Wi Fi the owners and local agents were onto it straight away (with delivery of some wine as way of apology also).The apartment is exactly as in the photos. We will definitely be comong back to Condo 1182
Robyn & John,
Thanks so much for your kind review. Very glad that you enjoyed your stay. We'd like to once again apologize for the internet inconvenience. Please know that Hawaiian Telecom came out just after you left and repaired faulty wiring in the building (it wasn't an issue in our unit). I understand that the problem is now well resolved.
Aloha! Ray and Elaine. Owners, Ilikai Marina 1182
Everything that you need
From Connecticut Visiting My Sister's Son at the University from Hebron CT on 04/08/2011 said:
Ilikai Marina 1182 was first rate - from making reservations, communication about the condo, check-in, to the condo itself. The condo is in a great location - an easy walk to everything including Waikiki Beach and the mall where there is a Foodland. We asked the parking attendant about a monthly rate and were able to buy a 1/2 month pass (last 2 weeks of the month) - a significantly better rate than daily. Inside the condo there is everything that you need - a complete kitchen, all sorts of everyday items - things you wouldn't think of bringing but are at a loss if you didn't have them - it's very thoughtfully supplied. The bed & sofa bed were very comfortable. The bathroom was just as shown in the pictures - updated and clean (as is the rest of the condo). The laundry on the 8th floor was convenient - but you might want to get there earlier in the day. The layout and furniture of the condo was comfortable. We would definitely recommend Ilikai Marina 1182 to friends, family, and colleagues who are planning a trip to Oahu. Thank you for making our stay wonderful and relaxing - hassle-free. Thanks.
Perfect Location for a Memorable Holiday
DeeMacDee from Woodinville, WA on 03/04/2011 said:
We were very pleased with our recent stay in Unit 1182, at the Ilikai Marina Condos. The condo is beautifully furnished and is very well equipped to make it a perfect home-away-from home while enjoying O'ahu. Besides being very clean and comfortable, this condo also has a magnificent view out over the ocean and near-by beaches. The location couldn't be better. It is at the quiet end of Waikiki, not too far from the airport, and within a few minutes walking to two wonderful beach areas. Ala Moana Center is also within walking distance. The lanai provides the perfect spot from which to watch the Friday night fireworks out over the lagoon. We have stayed in properties managed by aloha Condos for the past five years, and have found Chuck and Mary very responsive and easy to work with. We look forward to staying in Unit 1182 during our 2012 Holiday in Paradise.
What a great place to stay!
Cap'n Bill from Apple Valley, MN on 02/23/2011 said:
Not only was the condo as advertised, there were little surprises we appreciated. For instance, in the hall closet were beach chairs, mats and a cooler which we made liberal use of. The condo is beautifully finished in Hawaiian style. We docked our iPod in the stereo system, and enjoyed our playlists. The view over the marina was a fascinating. Not only were we perfectly positioned to see some beautiful sunsets, but we could watch the boats come and go in the marina. The beautifully maintained condo quickly became our home away from home. We would go back without any hesitations.
kambruce from Reno on 01/29/2011 said:
We stayed at this cond the week of 1/16/11. Everything was as presented on the website. The condo is in a great location. Easy to hop on trolleys or bus pickup. Several great restaurants right below the building and the beach only a 10 minute walk. It was clean, Chuck and Mary will very responsivle to our requests.
Great Value on Waikiki
Al and Kathy from Billings, MT on 01/27/2011 said:
After searching extensively online, I was really impressed with this particular condo, based on reviews by previous renters and by the photos of the condo online. Our arrival went smoothly thanks to the excellent instructions we were given via email. The view from the balcony was beautiful, overlooked the marina with a great view of the ocean, and the Hilton lagoon. We really enjoyed the fireworks (at the Hilton lagoon) which are set off every Friday night and could watch them from the balcony. The unit was very clean, beautifully furnished with a tropical theme, and was well supplied with everything we needed in the kitchen and bathroom. We let our friends have the bedroom and they said the bed was very comfortable. My wife and I slept on the sofa bed in the living room. It was relatively comfortable, considering no sofa bed is as good as a regular bed. The location was close to bus stops, shopping (the ala Moana Center was just a short walk away), and both the Waikiki beach and the ala Moana beach were just a very short walk away. Considering how expensive so many of the other accommodations are in the Waikiki area, we were thrilled with the location and the cost, as well as the quality of the condo. We would definitely consider staying there again if we go back to Honolulu.
Excellent Stay from Beginning to End
RK from Huntington Beach, CA on 11/21/2010 said:
My soon to be wife and I were planning our honeymoon and wanted to stay on Oahu, but looking for a place that is more mellow and away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. We found the Ilikai Marina and it was perfect! We contacted Chuck through the aloha Condo website and he was great. Answered all my questions through email within a day. We reserved the place and Chuck sent the directions and instructions on parking and everything else we needed prior to the trip. We got the condo and it was absolutely wonderful. Very clean and everything was great. I was surprised it was stocked already with some things like paper towels and ice trays...little things like that made it a nice touch. The bed was super comfortable and everything was so relaxing and perfect, I couldn't have been more happier! I will be staying her again when I return to the island. Great price for a great place. Thank you Chuck for making this part of our honeymoon so easy and enjoyable!
Long Island, NY from South Setauket, NY on 09/17/2010 said:
The condo was extemely comfortable. The view from the lanai of the sunsets every night was breathtaking. To look out and see the sailboats just added to the calmness of the vacation. The location was convenient for traveling and the fireworks on Friday evening was an added bonus.
Illikai Marina 1182
Craig from sacramento, CA on 09/04/2010 said:
The condo looks just like the photos advertised. It's very clean. Instructions for check-in were easy. The view off the balcony to the marina and surrounding beach area was beautiful. Watching surfers was very relaxing. Two complaints: First complaint I have is that the unit smelled like curry the entire stay. Every time you walked in the door, the smell hit you. We tried airing by opening the sliding glass door the entire time we were in the unit, but that didn't help. The other complaint is that the advertising for a thicker sofa mattress is of no value. It was still uncomfortable
Many thanks for your comments. Please note that our housecleaner has confirmed that there were no smells prior to your stay, or afterwards. They are very thorough with their cleaning, and they scour the entire kitchen, including stove and hood prior to each arrival. We believe the smell that you mentioned may have been the unfortunate, temporary bi-product of a neighboring cook at the time. We have not received similar complaints before. Regarding the sofa bed, we're sorry that it was uncomfortable for you. While we cannot expect a sofa bed to be as comfortable as our luxury pillow-top in the bedroom, we chose and purchased the finest sofa bed available on the island. It is far thicker and more comfortable than other less expensive offerings. Again, we have only received compliments from other renters - never a complaint.
Ray and Elaine. Owners, Ilikai Marina 1182
Would recommend to friends
Happy Customer from Australia on 08/05/2010 said:
Lovely location with good resturants downstairs. Condo is clean and well equipped. Internet is fast and free with WiFi Furnature is a little old fashioned though comfortable and well looked after
Thank you for your response, notlim2. Please note that all of our furniture with the exception of the end tables are less than two years old; we completely refurnished recently with high end, Hawaiian style furniture.....so although the furniture style is modern Hawaiian/Wicker, to call it 'old fashioned' is a bit of a misnomer.
Ray and Elaine Blasing
Owners, Ilikai Marina Condo 1182
Lewis Spencer from Phoenix, AZ on 06/10/2010 said:
I came out here for Military work stayed @ the Condo for the entire visit. The condo and the view were awesome. Parking was very simple and it was easy to pay up front.
Dream vacation from Ottawa, Ontario Canada on 05/13/2010 said:
The room and location were nice. This is the first time I stayed in a Condo and I enjoyed the experience. I liked not worrying about when housekeeping needed to get in to the room. I enjoyed having the kitchen especially for breakfast. we loved sitting out on the balcony feeling the wonderful breeze in the morinings as well as in the evenings.From there you are on Waikiki beach and have access to all the surfing and shopping within a few minutes walk. I would definately recommend a stay at this Condo!
Welcome to Paradise
Gary and Debra from Woodinville, WA on 03/05/2010 said:
In late February, we stayed a week in unit 1182 at the Ilikai Marina Condos. We enjoyed a gorgeous view over the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, Ala Moana Beach Park, and the Pacific Ocean. The condo is located on the quiet end of the Waikiki area, but within walking distance to the Ala Moana Shopping Center and the central part of Waikiki. There are also several lovely, sandy beaches to choose from, which are a few minutes walk away form the condo. Unit 1182 is comfortable and very well equipped and furnished. The kitchen contained everything we needed when we prepared meals, enjoying our own ocean-view dining area and lanai. There was a slight problem with a leaky pipe when we arrived, but it was taken care of very quickly by the Aloha Condos team. The condo building watchmen were also very helpful when we had questions. We had a great time while staying in 1182 and would definitely book this condo again for a future holiday.
near perfect spot at the Ilikai Marina
frequent hawaii visitor from Norway on 01/27/2010 said:
We enjoyed staying in this well kept and tastefully furnished condo in a near perfect location. We particularly enjoyed the harbor and sunset view, the Friday night fireworks and the easy access to Honolulu and Waikiki. The Ilikai Marina is a 5 minute walk along the harbor to the beach at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the rest of Waikiki beach. Nice for both walking and swimming. Our only wish for a relatively long stay would be some more self-help equipment for cleaning.
Stacey B from San Francisco, CA on 10/08/2009 said:
My sister and I really enjoyed this condo. I didn't get to see fireworks on the 4th of July, so I was elated when I got to see the weekly summer fireworks at the Hilton while standing out on the balcony of the condo! The location is awesome. I would go running at Ala Moana Park each morning. The unit was clean and the both the king bed and the foldout sleeper sofa were very comfortable. Mahalo!
Mel B from Bay Area,California on 05/29/2009 said:
Great place to stay,nothing fancy,no marble countertops,but nice andbr /cozy place.great view,very quiet,no noisy cleaning ladies like inbr /hotels. Two lcds tvs,cable,wi fi ,full equiped Kitchen.Chuck from Alohabr /condo was very helpful too. Arrive in style,do not go for shuttle $12br /per person rip off from airport,call Mr Li with his 6 passenger stretchbr /limo and for $30 from airport arrive in style and save money.His numberbr /is 808-741-4169. Great weather,great place to stay
Beautiful presented magnificent views
tk1 from Australia on 05/19/2009 said:
The condo was just as shown on the website. Amazing views, neat and tidy. We had a great stay. A recommendation is maybe a guide/guest book in the room. We thankyou for the early checkin after a long flight. One thing I have to mention is that upon arrival the bed sheets had big brown dirt marks on them, they were clean but it looked like they were stained during washing. We used the spare set provided. Everything else was perfect!
Thanks very much tk1, for your comments! Regarding the stained sheets, we're very sorry for your inconvenience. We've since retired one set of sheets, purchased another, and are paying strict attention to their care and cleaning. We've also placed a guest book in the condo - thanks for the great recommendation!
- Ray and Elaine
Worth every penny
soundoc777 from Antioch, CA on 04/25/2009 said:
This condo has it all. Well maintained, well stocked, well furnished, and well suited for a family of 4. We really appreciated all the accommodations and amenities. The kitchen, utensils, appliances, plumbing, carpet, and furniture were all in top shape. You can't imagine how relaxing a vacation can be when you don't have to worry about household things going wrong. The location is excellent. Walking distance to Ala Moana shopping center and convenient route to bypass the heart of Waikiki. And don't miss the Friday night fireworks over at the lagoon. Also, very important, the internet worked! What a relief to be able to "google" our itinerary, finish up some overdue work, and complete a "last minute emergency" online exam. The only negative was the proximity to Yacht Harbor Towers (which was under renovation). It was rather noisy during the day, but, if you're out during the day, as you should be while on vacation, the construction was not a problem. We will definitely stay here again. Mahalo and Aloha!
Beach lovers from Seal Beach, Ca on 04/23/2009 said:
Took the grandkids with us. Great location and view. Beautiful sunsets every night. Place was comfortable enough for 2 adults and 2 young teens. It was clean and well equipped with things we might need to eat in once in a while.
Janet from White Rock, B.C. on 04/16/2009 said:
Our first visit back in 10 years. This apt. was well furnished - new furniture and bed very comfortable. Kitchen was adequate for our needs since we ate out most of the time. Bathroom needs to be updated - especially the shower doors. Lovely view from the patio and we found the bldg to be well looked after with 24 hour security. I did read that someone had a problem with noise from the restaurant below, however although it was busy the whole time we were there we were never once disturbed by noise from the restaurant. I would not hesitate to recommend this apt. to other visitors.
Janet, many thanks for your comments! Your suggestion that we update the bathroom was spot-on. We're happy to announce that we've recently completed our major bathroom remodel. We've expanded the room, and have completely renovated it with top end materials. It now has beautiful tiling and slab granite throughout, a new cherrywood vanity with expanded counter space, as well as modern fixtures and improved lighting. Look for updated pictures and a revised floor plan on our website in early 2010. We're really excited about this renovation, and are confident that our guests will really enjoy their stay, now more than ever.
- Ray and Elaine
Fabulous, clean and well appointed. What a view!
Familyof3 from Williamsville, NY on 04/07/2009 said:
Just as the online pictures promised: a spacious, well-appointed and nicely decorated unit with a fabulous view of the Yacht Harbor and Magic Island. Our 3-yo daughter loved the pull-out bed and we enjoyed being able to retreat to the bedroom. The bed was luxurious and fresh. We can't recall the last time we slept so well. Although there is nightlife along the marina, the unit is high up enough so it is quiet. The bathroom had plenty of towels and the housekeeping crew does a great job. There are even spare towels and a couple of folding chairs for the beach. There are laundry facilities on site. The kitchen has everything and there is enough space to make pretty good meals and enjoy them. The dishes and utensils were good quality and the appliances worked well. The unit has free wireless Internet and it was not hard to set up: there is a cheat sheet that has all of the log-in info. The building is located near the HHV lagoon (renovated in 2008) and it was a short walk to the lagoon and the adjoining beach. We were in the water every day and our 3-yo could walk each way. The Chart House, located off the lobby, has nice atmosphere and great food and service. There is a casual pizza place around the corner that has a friendly bar. There are several other dining options within a block of the building. If you are renting a car, there is convenient covered parking in the building. You can sign up for a monthly pass at the booth if you are staying more than 10 days (cheaper that way and no tickets to lose). We'll be back. What a find this was.
great condo, exceptional location
gisela kleiner from Germany on 04/05/2009 said:
We really enjoyed our stay at this condo. It is extremely well equipped, is quiet, and has a beautiful view of the Ala Wai Marina. The location is perfect: the apartment is in walking distance to great swimming beaches and to all the attractions of Waikiki. Thank you!
picture perfect condo
aileena from anchorage, ak on 04/05/2009 said:
condo was far better than the pictures displayed @ aloha condos.com! i am used to it being the other way around.. since discovering your website two years ago, i have not been close to finding a better deal. i will never go to a hotel again!! beautiful ocean view and a great pool!! very very clean!! thank you so much for a great stay..
Too much , to little
jjellison from Niceville, Fl on 04/03/2009 said:
We were told there was a pool.......Not! There was too much kitchen for us. All we needed was a coffee pot, microwave, and fridge. The beach chairs were heavy as lead and as soon as we got to the Hale Koa beach we rented chaise lounges, umbrella, ice bucket with water. And still had to lug the heavy chairs back to the car. The manager told us there had not been a pool access for two years. I believe part of what we paid was for access to a pool. Cooking smells permeated the hall. The bed was one of the most comfortable we've ever slept in. The other furniture was some of the most uncomfortable we've ever tried to relax on. No, we would not stay in 1182 again or recommend it to anyone. It was overpriced for what we had.
Dear Mr and Mrs Jellison,
We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay. Please know that we've recently upgraded our condo with a beautiful new sleeper sofa, which has a very comfortable (and extra thick) queen size mattress.
We've also upgraded our kitchen supplies, and installed a living room stereo with iPod capability. New lightweight beach chairs will arrive within a week, to replace the older, heavier chairs.
Thanks very much again for your comments - We really want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible!
Ray and Elaine (owners 1182 Ilikai Marina)
Nice Condo near the Hilton Lagoon
George W. Childs from Pittsburgh, PA on 04/02/2009 said:
This was just the right size condo for our 2 parent 2 kid family. The location was great, with a terrific view of the marina and all the nearby watersports. Easy access to transportation and we also rented a car for longer day trips. Parking is very convenient. The restaurant in the downstairs was a little noisy for light sleepers on Friday night before we left on Saturday. The kitchen is well-stocked and laundry was easily accessible throughout the week.
Great Location and Comfort
Brian and Lyndall, Australia from NSW, Australia on 04/01/2009 said:
We found the Illikai Marina Appartment suited our vacation needs very well. It was convenient to the Major Shopping Centre, close to Waikiki Beach activities, and promenade and tour pickups were right outside. The unit, while compact, was well equipped and comfortable, with great views and convenient wireless internet access. We would reccommend it for small families on a budget and first time visitors to Oahu in particular. Brian & Lyndall, Australia
Want great water views...you've got them.
A WINNER from Sydney, Australia on 12/06/2013 said:
My husband wanted water view accommodation while staying in Waikiki for a week, prior to Cruising back to Sydney. This condo is everything you require, with the home comforts, fabulous bed, gorgeous 180 deg. views, great size kitchen & living area (a lot better than a one room hotel). We love ice for drinks, large fridge with icemaker, every kitchen utensil you can think of. Every day when we would walk to the lagoon or beach (with our beach chairs & towels supplied) & arrive home & John would say "you got onto a winner here". We love the beach & John loves Marinas, so he was in 7th Heaven...we had better not say too much more, or we won't be able to book the condo next time we want to come to Waikiki!!! The 2 Restaurants & Pub on the ground floor were all excellent & Alo Mohana Shopping Centre 7 minute walk away (easy, even with all your shopping), it's a lovely quite spot. This condo is easy to book & great value for money.
Barb from St Paul, MN on 10/18/2013 said:
This is my 2nd time to Hawaii and 2nd time in this condo! Comforts of home and everything you need is supplied. Full sized fridge, stove, micro, coffee pot and all cooking supplies. All beaching supplies and towels, mats, bag, water noodles, chairs, etc. I like the new table and chairs! Now for the views (being on the 11th floor)Wonderful sunsets.. to die for. And the cities edge lights. In the mornings sit on the lanai and see all the double rainbows! You can also watch all the sail boats take off out of the harbor and the submarines getting towed out. Laundry on the 8th floor. Condo is close to shopping and restaurants. Nice walks along the beach and night life if you want. View the fireworks, now showing on Tues and Fridays! Oh and close drive to airport (15 min), Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head (10-15min) and Hanauma Bay!(snorkel like crazy-remember to sign paper after short movie so when you go back another day you don't have to watch film again). First thing we did after deplaning in Mpls was look at the first flight back. :-) Thank you Mary & Gary for sharing your piece of paradise! Hopefully, it will be sooner on return than 3 years and will positively be renting again. Mahalo, Barb
Great experience.. Great value! we're coming back.
dave & kristina from guam on 10/09/2013 said:
We didn't know what to expect. We got there late at night, and our first experience was of watching fireworks from the balcony. Then we noticed the view. Almost every night that we were there at 8 o'clock, there were fireworks just for us. We spent 10 days in the condo and it felt just like our own home. Very central to shopping food and the tourist district. We are already planning our next trip back and look forward to staying in this condo again. we parked our car in the attached parking garage, it was very safe and the attendance were very friendly. The security was very noticeable and we felt safe walking around the building in the general area.if we were to offer any comments on upgrading the unit it would be too improve the quality of the towels and linens in the bed and maybe modernize the dishes that were available. I suppose if that's all that was wrong with this place, our experience was excellent overall.
Great location and value
lana from pasadena on 09/08/2013 said:
Such a pleasure to deal with the owner. Booking was simple, owner kept in contact with reminders at appropriate times before arrival. Location was perfect, condo was tastefully decorated and clean. Would definitely recommend this rental to anyone visiting Honolulu/Waikiki.
Big Mama from East Wenatchee on 09/01/2013 said:
We recently stayed in Ilikai Marina Condo 1188 for 3 nights. The condo is very clean and well equipped. We were within walking distance of lots of restaurants and the beach. The only reason I didn't give a 5 star rating is because there is no pool. When I booked the condo, I thought that we had access to the pool at the Ilikai Hotel, but that was not the case. My mistake!! Other than that, we thought the condo was great and the location was very convenient.
Brandon from Toronto on 08/25/2013 said:
We had an excellent stay here - very comfortable, bright space, so convenient! Mere minutes to the beach. We loved the beach mats there that were available to take. Would totally recommend it!
Rod and Linda from Hinckley Ohio on 07/23/2013 said:
We liked the location, able to walk to the beach, food, shopping. Great view. Very nice, clean, felt like staying at a friends house.
Juliana from Sydney on 05/09/2013 said:
Apartment 1188 was simply bliss!!! Amazing views of the Lagoon and Illikai Marina. Close walking proximity to all attractions including alamoana Mall. Really enjoyed the this apartment as it was spacious and very quiet.
Bruce and Teresa from Netarts Oregon on 04/22/2013 said:
Perfect location, nice ameneties. Everything we needed! Would have liked to have some Windex so I could clean up more. We manage 28 vacation rental properties on the Oregon Coast and this unit met all of my high standards! We will definitely be back!
what more could you ask for?
m meyer from Honolulu on 03/22/2013 said:
Mahalo to Gary, the condo owner for making sure that everything was great from beginning to end. The Ilikai Marina is in the perfect location for beach walking, park relaxing, world class shopping, fine and casual dining. On the perimeter of Waikiki, you get activity without crazy...it was such a lovely treat. We were born and raised on O'ahu, and coming and going from the Ilikai Marina is a treat.
Brilliant for Honolul stopover!
Robyn from Cairns Australia on 03/14/2013 said:
We've just enjoyed a 3 night stay at Condo 1188 Ilikai Marina. The apartment was clean, modern and spacious. The bed was excellent and the view superb. The location was perfect, an easy walk to downtown Waikiki and also ala Moana centre where we caught public transport (The Bus) around the island and also to Pearl Harbour (go early - 7.30am, Arizona Memorial tickets go quickly). A tip...tell the airport cabdriver, it's Ilikai apartments on the marina not Ilikai Hotel which is two doors away. Thanks Gary for a wonderful stay. We hope to return.
This unit was extremely comfortable and affordable.
Christian I from San Diego, CA on 02/10/2013 said:
Awesome accommodations. Way more comfortable than another unit that my friends rented in the same building. Full kitchen with a full size fridge and all the amenities that are needed for a wonderful stay. Also a great view of fireworks going off during the weekend. Breathtaking views of the ocean and harbor. Sunsets amazing. Will definitely book with them again in the future.
Fantastic apartment in great location
Styles from UK on 12/24/2012 said:
We loved the apartment. It was in a great location handy for beaches and shops. The apartment is well equipped with everything you need and the bed in really comfortable.Wonderful views of the marina which you could spend all day watching. The apartment block residents and guests are really friendly as is Oahu in general. We would love to go back and would recommend.
Gary New York from New York on 12/01/2012 said:
I am in Waikiki quite often and this is the first time I have stayed in a condo. I will always do it in the future. The condo was quite large with a great view of the Marina. Hilton Hawaiian Village is next door and ala Moana Mall is a ten minute stroll away. Clean and comfortable with a nice kitchen when you want to dine in. I would recommend the condo.
Ilikai Marina Condo 1188
Stayed here for our anniversary from Lincoln, CA on 11/02/2012 said:
Wonderful condo! It was the perfect size and price. We loved opening up the windows and seeing that beautiful view every day. The kitchen was fully stocked and saved us money on meals. I would recommend it to anyone. We will definitely stay there again when we're in Oahu.
Great condo Great location Great Views.
Gino1300 from Lake Airiel on 10/10/2012 said:
Accommodations were great. Near everything we wanted to see. View from room was terrific. Will defiantly rent again. Unit does not have dishwasher but that would not stop me from renting again.
Perfectly located condo with great ocean sunset views.
JS from Long Beach on 09/29/2012 said:
My wife and I visit Oahu every year. We've stayed at a few other spots in Waikiki, as well a rental house in Kailua or with family. All spots were carefully researched and turned out great. What sets this condo apart is that it's perfectly located away from the busy streets of Waikiki, yet walking distance if you are that's where you want to go. Or you can walk the opposite direction towards ala Moana Mall and catch the twice daily happy hour Mai Tai Bar has to offer. Not to mention all of the shopping both places has to offer. Perfect area for runners around Magic Island and ala Moana Beach Park. The parking situation was good, $20 is the average rate throughout the city. But most nights we were able to find parking on Hobron Lane, Kaioo Drive, or ala Wai Blvd. Which is worth the walk to save some money. For those unlucky nights, we paid the $7/10 hour special parking lot price and ended up leaving a little early to travel the island. The condo was very clean and spacious. The Lanai is kind of small to have two people sit out there. So I ended up pushing the couch up to face outside and enjoy the sunset with my wife. And in the morning we could watch the surfers beyond the Marina. I would definitely recommend this condo to my friends and family. And will stay here again if it is available next year. Thank you! We had a great time!
DonnaT from Sydney on 07/01/2012 said:
We stayed in Condo 1188 for 8 nights with our 7 month old daughter and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It is a fantastic condo - great value for money and would not hesitate to recommend to others. It is slightly dated but exceptionally clean and everything works perfectly! Excellent wi-fi and free local calls which came in very handy. Great kitchen - well stocked with all the appliances you would need for a comfortable stay - perfect for us with our baby. Only issues were that it would be nice to have a high-chair for our child and occasionally noisy during the day (from trucks beeping while reversing on the road) when we were having naps but this was not often and just specific to us as we were travelling with a little one. Most of the time we were out and about anyway. The condo is extremely spacious and well located. Cross the road and there is an aBC convenience store and Red Lobster is downstairs. Short drive or easy walk to ala Moana shopping centre and Waikiki Beach, Like others have said, best to go to Walmart or Costco for groceries as Foodland is quite expensive. Short walk to the Hilton Hawaiin Village and fireworks on Friday night is great from the balcony! We stayed at the Hilton Hawaiin Village for a few nights after our stay in the Condo to try the 'Resort' experience and wished we had stayed longer at Condo 1188 instead. It is great value for money and very comfortable. Thanks Gary and Mary for sharing your condo with us! We will surely recommend to friends visiting Oahu!
An Excellent Condo -- Convenient Location and Beautiful View
conference attendee from Edmonton, Canada on 06/16/2012 said:
I spent a week in 1188 while attending a conference at the Hilton Hawaiian Village -- a five minute walk. All of my friends were envious, as the Hilton is a bit like living in a busy shopping mall. The condo is clean and very well equipped and I enjoyed the beautiful view from the desk, as part of this was a working holiday. Two minor complaints: lack of toilet paper (2 rolls for a whole week) and not enough towels. These are easily remedied. Thanks to Gary and Mary for a wonderful stay in 1188. I'd definitely come again and I would certainly recommend this as an alternate place to stay if attending a conference at the Hilton. Much more economical and much saner.
Darlene from Hilo, HI on 05/27/2012 said:
Staying in this condo was a great experience. The view is fantastic and the condo is very comfortable with all the amenities as a refrigerator, beach accessories, etc. and access to a laundry room. We enjoyed the fact that the shopping center is within walking distance as well as Waikiki. Anyone staying in this condo will enjoy it immensely.
Relaxing, convenient, & fun!
Lily & Alex from Palo Alto on 04/20/2012 said:
Spacious condo for our family of four. A big king size bed that fit us all at times in one bed (we out our baby in our portable crib and daughter sleeps with us, but sometimes the kids both end up being on the bed). The room is clean, appliances top of the line, and there are beach toys and floaties for us to use. Parking is $20 a day, compared to other places, this is a bargain!
19 days in paradise
luth from Port Moody, BC on 04/06/2012 said:
We stayed here for our 19 day trip. It was great to have an apt. rather than a hotel. Location is great. Right near ala Moana Mall, the Hilton Hawaiian Village, ABC on the corner (of course). If you are here for two weeks + with a car, check into the part-monthly rate at the ProPark lot in the building. Very reasonable and the elevators go right from the lot to the floor. This unit had everything we needed for this family vacation. Kitchen is well stocked if you plan on cooking most of your meals like we did. Even has a rice cooker. Stop at Costco on your way from the airport or Walmart is only a mile away. There is a beach cooler and some ice packs so you can tote some drinks and /or lunch to the beach with you or on your day trips. At the time of our stay, the unit had a lot of beach toys, grass mat, 2 beach chairs to help out. We left some more grass mats and 5 boogie boards and an extra cooler to assist the next group. Beach towels are also provided in the unit. Both beds are comfortable. There is TV service, WiFi and an iPod dock/speaker system. Enjoy the Hilton fireworks right from your lanai with a Mai Tai. We got to do that three times. We would stay here again without hesitation. Shared lot of tourism tips in the guest book. We learned a lot from what others shared there so wanted to do the same. Thanks!
Ilikai Marina Honolulu
Lisa from Airdrie, Alberta Canada on 03/30/2012 said:
We really enjoyed our stay in Condo 1188. We were with two other couples that had their own condos on an different floor. We took a trip to Costco for food and drinks and split the bill - that is the way to go as the local food market is really expensive. We found that the condo had literally everything we needed which was perfect. We did alot of walking to Waikiki which was good since we were eating and drinking alot! Lol. Thanks Gary and Mary!
More than perfacy place to stay~~^^
KyunhHee from Chicago on 12/20/2011 said:
We stayed llikai Marina Condo 1188 for 4 days, last week. They had all we need for a vacation. Condo was really clean and the all the kichen equipment was perfactly prepared. They even had a rice cooker. They had ocean front view and it was awesome. You can see the beach and the harbor from the terras. It's really beautiful. You can see the sun rising, sun set in the room also.The bed was so comfortable and big enough for two kids can sleep.(king size) They had one snokel gear and two boards(one of them was broken..though^^), a lot of sand toys, two beach chairs and a large bagto carry beach stuffs. Ala moana shopping mall is walking distance from the condo(takes only 10 minutes) and there is Mc.Donalds and aBC store just across the street. You can sweam at the llikai hotel pool for free. They have laundry on the 8th floor which cost $2 dollars. We had really pleasant stay and hope to visit this unit again. Thanks for everything Gary and Mary, you were wonderful and kind.
First time in a Condo
Masa from Los Angeles on 11/11/2011 said:
I've been to Oahu many times and have stayed in hotels in Waikiki. Most of the hotels are nice, but the rooms lack any space. Since I have used aloha Condos for my stays on the Big Island, this time I stayed in one of their condos on Oahu. The Ilikai marina was built in 1968, but the building itself is kept fresh, though they could use new carpet in the hallway leading to the rooms. Room 1188 seems to have been updated recently and was a very nice place to stay. I did not use the kitchen to cook, but the appliances were also undated. It was so much more relaxing to be in this condo, as opposed to a hotel. There is at least 3 times the room as a regular hotel. I would probably have to pay 3 times as much for a hotel room with just as much space and ocean view. All in all it is a great value, you get an ocean view, friday fireworks in the Marina, and room to spread out in a condo that is fresh and clean. I can't wait for my next visit. One hit against the building, not the condo or owner. Make sure you tell the parking lot attendant that you want a residential pass before you pay the first time. They won't refund your money, even if you are asking them about it as they are putting the money in the register.
Great place, great value - excellent condo rental
Kevin D. from Vancouver BC Canada on 08/22/2011 said:
Clean and well kept. The view is fantastic. Very centrally located with easy access to Waikiki and ala Moana beaches. We preferred the waves at Waikiki near the Sheraton so it was a bit of a walk along the beach but we didn't mind that. The condo has all the amenities you need, and the kitchen is well equipped. Very happy we picked this place for our holiday.
nat from Canada on 08/01/2011 said:
Our stay was very good like last time. We had a small problem when we arrived as the lock was recently changed and the code that we were given did not work. Hopefully, the local manager was very quick in responding and fixed the problem (Thanks Jim!). Another thing: the wi-fi did not work. There must be a problem with the password or something. Also, it was a little bit more noisy that last year (because of the Chart House Restaurant below). Hopefully, we were on the 11th floor. All in all, we had a very good stay. Condo well maintained, fantastic view, and very conveniently located.
Thank you for your review.
Our Internet provider has replaced the modem in our unit, restoring the Internet access.
Gary & Mary, Owners, Ilikai Marina Condo 1188
Great value in Waikiki close to convention center
ch from Salt Lake City on 04/20/2011 said:
Stayed for one week for a convention. About 10 minutes walk to the convention center and was very convenient to go east towards Waikiki or west to the ala moana park center and convention center. The condo was very clean. I paid for parking in the garage beneath it and it was very convenient if you wanted to go to places outside of Waikiki - highly recommended, much less crowded and beautiful beaches, hikes etc. The view over the harbor from the balcony was great. Nice ammenities with lots of storage, good shower pressure, nice kitchen, and good to have an ipod player too! Bed was very comfortable. Overall, a great experience and much more room and cheaper than a hotel room. There is no pool, gym etc at the condo, but who needs them when you can do everything outside!
Firstclass accommodation in firstclass situation
NZ tourists from Waiheke Island, New Zealand on 04/03/2011 said:
Aloha Condo 1188 was an amazing choice for us through the Internet. The location was stunning, as was the view, and the Condo was clean and very comfortable. We would have no hesitation in recommending it and if we return to Hawaii would book it again.
Dave&Judy Stirling from Delta on 03/06/2011 said:
This is our third visit to 1188 and it is by far the best condo that we have stayed at, in Waikiki. Gary and Mary have made our stays in Honolulu effortless, from booking to check-out a very very smooth operation. The condo was clean and well cared for and we wanted for nothing. This condo has the best location in Honolulu, and both my wife and I would recommend staying here to anyone. Thank you Gary and Mary for making our stay so terrific. Mahalo Dave and Judy
Great place to relax.
Yuriy from Calgary on 02/16/2011 said:
We stayed for two weeks in Ilikai Marina. The condo is clean, spacious, and comfortable. It has almost everything you wish for holidays. The only thing we missed a bit is a dishwasher. The pictures truly represent condo and views from balcony. We liked that although it is located in the heart of Waikiki it is very quite. Aloha Condos was quick to respond on any queries. And if you like a quite beach and morning jogging it is only 15 minutes walk to ala Moana Park. Only few observations (and some of them not even related to the condo): 1. Smell in the hallways, probably because of old carpets or / and garbage room. 2. Better cleanliness of the apartment would be great. 3. As mentioned by one of the reviewer, recycling bins and explanations what can be recycled would be excellent (we don't want to keep destroying beautiful Oahu :)). Otherwise as I mentioned to Garry this was one of the best vacations in our lives. Definitely will recommend to our friends, and hope to return soon. Thanks Gary and Mary.
Thank you for your words, and we're glad you enjoyed yourselves.
The carpets are cleaned on a regular basis and are scheduled to be replaced in the spring.
It is our goal to provide an immaculate room for our guests. If anything has been missed please inform our local contact so that housekeeping can correct the problem immediately.
Recycling bins and a garbage chute are located in a closed room at the west end of the corridor. We also provide a free canvas bag to each guest to reduce the need for plastic bags while shopping.
great location for kids
mommie mimi from Victoria BC on 12/30/2010 said:
We stayed 9 nights in Ilikai Marina 1188. All was as expected from the photos - clean and well kept. Bonus were beach items for use (kids toys, towels, mats etc.) Location was perfect at juncture of busy Waikiki and low key ala Moana beach. Kids loved it. Hope to return for more fun! Only suggestion... recycling boxes would be nice.
Barb from Sioux Falls, SD on 11/01/2010 said:
How can I describe our stay? Wonderful! Everything you need is there. There was a couple and 2 singles and fit comfortably. We had used both bed and fold out couch and the airbed. No complaints at all. The view and sunsets are spectacular! I would recommend this condo to all. In the whole reservation process, Gary was quick to answer all questions, whenever. It was my first time to Hawaii and staying at this condo made it a very great memory. I will definitly will book again. Thanks so much for opening your home away from home to us!!
Nice condo for a bargain
Tammy from Colorado on 10/29/2010 said:
We stayed there for 3 nights and really enjoyed the place. We watched the sunset each night and it was magnificient to see the sunset over the ocean and the ala Moana park. The condo was clean and has good location to bus line and shopping center. We are definitely stay there again in our next visit. Thanks Gary for sharing your place with us.
Wonderful view and very nice condo
Habbane and Ross from Ottawa on 08/04/2010 said:
This place was exactly what we needed: a relaxing place with a wonderful view and very well located. We felt at home. It's within a walking distance to everything! It's also very well maintained. Thanks to the owner for making our stay memorable. I would go back anytime.
Perfect Condo to Stay in Waikiki
Harry from San Francisco, CA on 07/17/2010 said:
Ilikai Marina Condo 1188 was a fantastic and perfect place for our family vacation in Waikiki. The condo was very clean and cozy. It had many thoughtful accommodations from a refrigerator, oven, microwave, coffee maker to beach accessories, towels, etc. Both of the king and sofa beds were comfortable. The condo has a great view of the Marina and Waikiki Beach, and is a very convenient location, being so close to the beach and lagoon, the ala Moana Shopping Center, and many other nice stores. Perfect condo to stay in Waikiki specially for family with children. Thank you Gary and Mary for providing such a great place to stay and accommodating our needs.
Outstanding views, cleanliness, comfort, and value
DeanK from San Jose, CA on 07/09/2010 said:
The condo was awesome, especially for returning locals who have a car. Top of the list was the 180 degree ocean view from Hilton lagoon to ala Moana park from the living room/balcony and the bedroom (watch their excellent video - it says it all). The place was very clean, bright with natural light, well furnished, had a large SubZero fridge which was perfect for freezing our local delights we always bring back to the mainland. It was very quiet being a residence/condo-tel building. The large parking garage directly below the condo was very convenient for going in and out. It was very well stocked on kitchen and dining stuff. It even had a nice rack of spices to cook with. The king bed was very firm, and the pull out sofa sleeper was very comfortable with a memory foam top - very nice addition. The web site was very well designed, and the follow up emails were very informative, clear and simple. My family was very happy with my "find" at this condo. We will definitely be back. Thank you very much to Gary and Mary appel who I have never met but feel like I know them through their well thought out traveler's haven and emails. Aloha and Mahalo.
Patricia Sunnyvale California from sunnyvale, california on 07/01/2010 said:
The condo was clean and well stocked air conditioning worked great great view excellent location for the beach and all transportation
Couldn't ask for more!
Leigh Gordon Hawaii stopover from www.leighgordonartist.com.au on 05/20/2010 said:
This unit had the view, was clean and oh so comfortable. The owners had tried to think of everything for their guests and we appreciated their thoughtfulness. Well done.
grammy from waikiki on 05/13/2010 said:
This condo 1188 is really a fantastic place to stay. Extremely clean and well equiped throughout. The only things I would fault it on would be the drapes in the bedroom and living room need replaced as they are torn and takes away the atmosphere of the condo. Also the sofa bed is a little uncomfortable to sit on but as we were not there that often it did not matter that much to us. It is a very quiet place and the views are spectacular! Only a short walk to beach and lagoon. Shopping is a mere 6 minute walk to huge shopping centre. A wonderful stay. Highly recommended. Susie Sydney Australia
Thank you for your review.
The drapes have been replaced with new blinds.
Gary Appel, Owner, Ilikai Marina, Condo 1188
Affordable, clean and great location!
Hawaiihappy from Winnipeg, MB on 04/09/2010 said:
This was our second stay at the Ilikai Marina and we were happy with both condos we stayed in, 1188 and 17??. The view is fabulous, the marina side is quiet for being right in Waikiki, and having the full kitchen really made a big difference in our stay. The location is a close walk to Ala Moana Mall, the Beachwalk shopping area and Waikiki. Watching the sunsets, water activities (and Friday night fireworks)from our lanai while drinking some fabulous 100% Kona coffee was a great vacation highlight. On site laundry on the 8th floor was helpful too. Hint: The higher floors are better if you are noise sensitive as the great bar/restaurant on the ground floor marina side stays busy late. If we were to want to stay in Waikiki again, this is where we would book.
home away from home
lovehawaii from california on 04/08/2010 said:
Very comfortable unit. Kitchen very well supplied with all your needs. The bed is very comfortable. Overall a very nice unit with a great view. Also very quiet. A note to the owners, the drapes needs replacing. I can highly recommend this condo. Hans Finkbeiner
USMC from WOODSTOCK, IL on 03/25/2010 said:
RENTED THIS CONDO AT A GOOD PRICE PER NIGHT FOR ONE WEEK. THE CONDO WAS VERY CLEAN AND HOME LIKE. THE CONVENIENCE OF THE BEACHES, DOWNTOWN HONOLULU, FOR SHOPPING AND RESTUARANTS. GREAT GREAT!!! THE VIEW OVER LOOKING THE HARBOR AND OCEAN WAS VERY NICE, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUNSETS AND FIREWORKS. THE BALCONY WAS TOO SMALL TO REALLY ENJOY. INFACT IT WAS DARN RIGHT SCARY. THERE SHOULD BE INSTRUCTIONS ON WHERE TO THROW THE GARBAGE. I HAD TO GO ON MY OWN TO FIND THE DROP AT THE END OF THE HALL. SOME LITTLE DETAIL NOTES ARE WHAT IS NEEDED. MAYBE POSTED SOMEWHERE IN THE KITCHEN. ALSO, A MINOR THING, BUT IT DID HAPPEN THREE TIMES WHILE WE WERE THERE. THE SHOWER CURTAIN KEPT FALLING DOWN. I WOULD DEFINITIVELY RECOMMEND IT TO OUIR FRIENDS. JERRY AND LINDA HAVENS
bnrimal from Eugene, OR on 02/25/2010 said:
After a great deal of online search, I came across this condo for a weeks vacation with a family of four. Exceeded all our expections, well located, great views, right on the ocean and well furnished.
GREAT place to Stay
Davenjude from Vancouver Canada on 02/10/2010 said:
We loved the condo. We have been visiting honolulu now for 25 years and this is by far the nicest condo we have stayed in. VERY clean,well appointed,very well equiped and the most reasonable condo we have ever found. Close to all amenities and still very very quite, and the view is spetacular. Sadly my father passed away and we had to cut our hoilday short by 3 weeks, but we will definitely try to rent this unit (1188) again next year and every year there after that we stay in honolulu. Thanks Gary and Mary for a wonderfull stay we will be back!
Ulrike from Switzerland on 12/17/2009 said:
We were staying 3 weeks in this beautiful condo. The online booking worked perfect and before we arrived we got a lot of information from the owner. All our questions were answered promptly and they were very concerned that all of our needs were met. The condo is very nice, has a very well equipped kitchen and great views to the marina, the ocean and beautiful sunsets! The building is well situated, near to buses, shopping areas and to the beach. We had a great time and will recommend this condo to others too.
This condo was one of the best decisions we made in our plans fo
Don & Kathie from Sylvania, OH on 12/03/2009 said:
The condo was exactly as described and pictured. It was immaculate, comfortably furnished and had a fantastic view of the marina and Honolulu's beautiful sunsets. The kitchen was the best equipped condo of any we have stayed in from Paris to Amsterdam and the building was very quiet. The attached parking garage (while a bit pricey at $17 per day) was very convenient and secure with unlimited in and out privileges. The owners were extremely easy to work with and very concerned that all of our needs were met. Any questions we had were answered promptly. We had a local contact along with the owners' email and phone numbers in case of any problems - of which there were none. Our only initial concern was locating the actual entrance to the building. Our GPS couldn't determine that while the street address is Ala Moana Blvd. the building and parking garage are accessed via Hobron Ln. between The Red Lobster and Charter House restaurants. Having laundry facilities on the 8th floor near the elevators was convenient. Just remember to bring plenty of quarters and your own soap & fabric softener since there are no change machines or product dispensers. The only other comment concerns the carpeting in the hallways - it is in need of a deep cleaning and some TLC. This, however, is an issue for the complex not this specific unit. We had a great stay and have already told many friends that we would highly recommend this unit as the perfect place to stay while enjoying Honolulu, Waikiki and the island of Oahu.
Would recommend to friends and family
RickandTeal from Portland, OR on 11/12/2009 said:
We loved the condo, it has an awesome view with all the necessary amenities. Gary and Mary were wonderful to work with and made sure we knew what to expect. The location is great and away from noisy hotels but close enough to walk to the beach, all the great restaurants and night clubs. We liked the convenience of a kitchen and plenty of room to relax and you can't beat the view offered at the marina.
Biggest bang for your buck!!
The girls from HB from Huntington Beach, CA on 10/15/2009 said:
The condo was absolutely amazing with it's superb location, direct unobstructed ocean views and the best rental price offered!
What a Beautiful View!
Burke Family from Campbell on 09/01/2009 said:
Our visit to Hawaii was great and the Condo was fantastic! We arrived in the afternoon and the view from the living room was beautiful! The Marina and the ocean were gorgious. I really liked how light and airy the condo was with it's white carpet and walls and white kitchen. I had stayed at the Ilikai Marina last year in a condo that was very dark and I love that this condo is so light and comfortable. The owners were very quick to respond to each of my inquiries and very professional and they had the best Aloha spirit! Thanks so much!
The Dane from Denmark on 07/28/2009 said:
A very good Condo with a perfect view and close to the Beach.
Roy & Angie from Central Coast, Australia on 06/27/2009 said:
Enjoyed our stay at the condo. It had fantastic views and was very well presented. Enjoyed watching the Friday night fireworks from the balcony. Will surely stay here again on our next visit.
Great Ocean View!
Frances Z from Los Angeles, CA on 05/23/2009 said:
We stayed in this beautiful condo for 4 nights and the ocean view is breathtaking! The place is clean,kitchen very well equipped,owner and his local agent are very helpful. We did have a problem with the old sofa sleeper as its mattress is super thin and sleep on it is impossible so we decided to sleep on the floor, hopefully the owner will get a better sofabed(or an air mattress)soon, but other than that, everything else is just perfect. I'm telling all my friends about this place, some of them already expressed interest and are waiting for more detailed info, do I get a referral discount next time when I come back? ^_^
We have an air mattress in the condo for guests to use now. Thank you for the great suggestion!
Marcel Chiang from California on 04/26/2009 said:
We have stayed in Ilikai Marina unit#1188 for a week,It was a fantastic trip. The ocean and marina&lagoon view are gorgeous. Also with it is convenient location(10 mins walk to world famous Ala Moana shopping mall), and a few mins walk to the beach, and Ala Moana Park that is really make you feel like you are on vacation. Most of all, this unit is fully furnished,and completely remodeled that give you a warm feeling, seems like to stay in your own cozy home.I definitely will come back again and highly recommended to everyone to book this unit, especially the price is more than a decent price
Serene with beautiful views!
Oksana from San Francisco, CA on 04/24/2009 said:
My family truly enjoyed staying at the condo. Everything was very well organized from directions to the condo and, to recommended restaurants. We felt at home!
Perfect! I love this place:)
beerlover from CA on 04/23/2009 said:
Beautiful sunset, close to beach and shopping center. It is quiet too. I love this place. This is my first choice to stay in Oahu. Cheers!
FRANK & DIANE from BRISBANE AUSTRALIA on 04/23/2009 said:
My husband & I spent 7 nights at this property and found it a thoroughly enjoyable experience & would have no hesitation in recommending it to any looking to stay for a vacation. The property is well maintained and very clean.
Great location and sunset over harbor
Carol from Santa Rosa CA on 04/23/2009 said:
We really enjoyed staying here--it has all the amenities we needed and a great location for both our sales and for R&R. Right downstairs is the Chart House and they have great deals at Happy Hour for appetizers and drinks! The view at sunset over the marina is just gorgeous and comes up as a screensaver on my computer quite often. Bed was quite comfy an dit was nice to be able to have breakfast on our own. We will stay here again if we can.
gypsygirl from New Zealand on 04/22/2009 said:
I have been reading the reviews since we stayed in this apartment and I can only assume something was done about the filthy carpet! I just felt sick when I saw it. Cannot imagine who would be able to spill so much on a cream carpet - it was hideous. As for the towels, my dog had better, really worn and a grey colour. Have never stayed in a holiday home that was so disappointing. I got in touch with the owner who just fobbed me off! Chuck the manager was great with the booking payment etc so no worries there. I do agree it is in a great place, so close to shopping and a lovely little lagoon to swim in if you don't want to walk to far when it is hot. Also there was no electric kettle at the time and we had to boil up a pot of water for tea, microwave water just does not cut it. Perhaps another apartment would be better for future holidays for us as I would not trust the pictures on the Aloha Condo site.
Thank you for your review and we appreciate the feedback.
Our guests do sometimes stain the carpet and after several unsuccessful attempts to remove the stains by steam cleaning, we decided to replace the carpet with a simulated wood floor - it's more attractive, and easier to keep clean. This was completed in November of 2008.
Although we have had no other complaints about the towels, our towels were replaced early this year (2009) when we brought in a new local contact and cleaning crew.
Both we (the owners), and our local staff make guest satisfaction a high priority. Guests are provided with contact information and we do respond to all our guest's concerns. The recent positive responses from our other guests confirm that we are achieving this priority.
Gary & Mary Appel, Owners, Ilikai Marina Condo 1188
Absolutely phenomenal, incredible views and great location
sannick1343 from Ohio on 04/17/2009 said:
We spent our honeymoon here, I can't think of a single thing that I would do differently or have to recommend, it was perfect!
We had a great time !
Michi from tokyo, Japan on 04/16/2009 said:
We had spent a pleasant time at the Ilikai Marina Condo. This was the second time that we stayed here, for we loved this Condo very much. In front of the beautiful Marina, and next to the wonderful beach, we saw the sun-set everyday ! We spent the healthy time, for a walk and swimming. We enjoyed to relax on our vacation! Aloha, till next year and Mahalo, again!!
charli from Adelaide, Australia on 04/03/2009 said:
It's a beautiful apartment with a gorgeous view. I found everything within the apartment, such as kitchen equipment, very adequate. Ala Moana Shopping Centre is close by, which made self-catering easy, and there's a little supermarket just on the corner if you don't fancy a walk. Waikiki is also handy in the opposite direction but if you'd rather avoid it, you can. The apartment is also within range of a pay as you go wireless network, which was useful for me. I wish I could have stayed longer, and would happily go back again. Loved the constant view of the sky and ocean, and the marina below. The only draw back was the high cleaning fee. However, it meant that the apartment was in very good condition.
The condo now has free Wi-Fi (wireless) internet.
pam black from Davenport, Iowa on 04/03/2009 said:
I sent my Son and His family there for Spring break. I lived across the street at the Tradewinds and knew people in the condos that is how I knew to contact Aloha My family is raving about their vacation. The condo was perfect except the coffee maker which did not work. I have reported this but no response from the owner or rental agency. The pullout sleeper was not comfortable but they took turns so no one had to sleep on it every night and all survived The condo is close to everything and a gorgeous view. No complaints that I know of and will rent again We will rent again
The coffee maker has been replaced.
Fantastic - best condo in Ilikai Marina!!!
Nena from Easton on 10/07/2013 said:
We vacation in Hawaii about twice a year to visit family. We love the Ilikai Marina, due to the location & floor plan. We have stayed at numerous condos in the Ilikai Marina, but this condo has been the best!!! It is beautifully decorated, completely stocked, super clean, and has everything you could possibly need. It is located on a higher floor, so has a terrific view of the ocean. We loved this condo, and will definitely stay at this one again! Aloha Condos was easy to book with, and we even received friendly emails from the owners. The location is at the beginning, and therefore more quiet end of Waikiki. It is within walking distance of ala Moana shopping center, and next door to the Ilikai and Hilton Hawaiian Village.
ever changing outlook
Brian and Marion from Hastings on 10/05/2013 said:
A very enjoyable stay of thirteen nights. Comfortable with ample space for two people. The mirrored wall really does give an expanded view (partially in reverse) with constantly changing water activity. Grandstand view of fireworks on Tuesday and Friday evenings. Kitchen is well equipped and convenient. Bathroom spacious with good shower and bidet seat. Bed very comfortable. Had no street noise problems during stay. Check in was simple - met alice who cares for condo - lovely person. Bus stops both east and west very handy.Beaches and supply stores easy walk.Only minor inconvenience was falling bathroom towel rails.
Room of splendid scenery
Yoshihisa Ishida from Tokyo on 06/29/2013 said:
It was a completely comfortable condominium! The scenery to watch from a porch was very splendid. The access to the beach was fairly convenient, too. A lot of spaces were easy to use the loft for the parking lot. I used the opposite side of the street aBC store several times in the middle of the night. I write it down as follows when I am interested daringly. There is the thing which a nail jumps out of to a seat part of the chair. A sofa bed goes bad a little. The electric bulb of the kitchen was able to cut one. The smell of a considerably strong detergent did not come out of the room for a few days since I entered a room.
Mahalo for taking time to submit a review and weâre pleased that you enjoyed our condo. If you choose to stay with us again (and we sincerely hope that you do), please donât hesitate to phone our island contact during your visit if you would like any assistance whatsoever. We will act promptly to address any problem. The specific items that you mention have been corrected.
A great place to relax after a long day
KT from San Francisco, CA on 10/08/2009 said:
The condo is perfect and has more than enough room for a couple. It may feel a bit cramped with additional people, though. The views are beautiful, and the kitchen is well equipped (although we didn't do much cooking, it was nice to have the option). The bed is also super soft and comfy, and I loved having the ample counter top space in the bathroom. Two minor drawbacks: the shower isn't the most modern, and the lanai is almost nonexistent. Neither of these issues were that bothersome, however. I would definitely stay in this condo again!
8675309 from CA on 09/16/2009 said:
Great condo, nice and clean, with an incredible view! I've never had an unobstructed view of the ocean.....I could sit there and stare out the sliding glass door for hours! The condo complex is nice and quiet, we never heard anyone else, and staying at a condo like this is so great because you don't get woken up by the housekeepers vacuuming and making noise. This condo is supplied with lots of things.....hairdryer (yeh!), vacuum, extra sheets, books on Oahu, a magnified mirror in the bathroom drawer. Tips: You'll need $2 in quarters for each wash and dry. Bring your own detergent for laundry from home in a zip-loc bag....you'll save money and waste by not having to buy some there! A few cons: - The sofa bed is very uncomfortable.....it is impossible to sleep on due to bowing in the middle.....don't count on this as a sleeping option. - The cost of parking at the condo is ridiculous, $17/day. The only other option is parking out near the marina, but it is metered and has time limits. Overall, though, we were very happy with the condo, and would recommend. Wish we could own one just like it there!
Fantastic view, great help in time of need
Hattrick from Boston, MA on 09/13/2009 said:
We had gone online in search of a vacation rental for a week. All of the reviews we had seen were very positive, and our stay only reinforced that. It was a little confusing to find the building, but once there, using the lockbox to get in was extremely simple. The view is incredible, and is definitely one of the selling points. The sunset over the water, combined with a glass of wine on the lanai is pure relaxation. The rest of the apartment is certainly very clean and well furnished, and we cooked several meals in the kitchen without problems. On the second day of our vacation, our car was broken into (with our belonging in the trunk, with nothing visible inside the car) while we were on the beach at the north shore, and we lost our wallets and cell phones. The manager was just incredibly helpful at that stressful time, and even offered to lend us some money in the interim. She was very supportive, and helped in so many ways to get our vacation back on track. That was certainly above and beyond anything we had expected. We will undoubtably stay at the condo the next time we return--the location, the furnishings, the view, and the hospitality are hard to beat.
Great oceanfront value!
nosybehawaii from Holualoa, Hawaii on 08/26/2009 said:
This unit was clean, great location, fabulous view, and well equipped. It was a wonderful place to wake up in, and to come back to at the end of the day. We would hightly recommend it and would definitely come back again.
Perfect in every way!
Dan & Lisa from Winter Haven, FL on 05/29/2009 said:
From the very beginning, Chuck was amazing! No detail was left out. Every amenity that could have been thought of, was. No detail was overlooked. We are looking forward to working with Aloha Condos again in the future. The unit was immaculate and the location was perfect, within walking distance to shopping, beaches, resturants. I highly recommend using this property!
Abode near our Kids
S. Harrington from Tucson, Az on 05/19/2009 said:
This was the perfect place for me, as I was visiting our son & daugher-in-law & 6 month old grand daughter who live aboard in a boat in the marina below! Condo was very nice & clean.I was very pleased and hope to stay again.
Gord and Dianne from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 05/01/2009 said:
We enjoyed our stay at the Ilikai. The room was just like the pictures. We loved the view, place was clean upon arrival, very nice decor. We would recommend this condo as well as Aloha Condos.com website. The only improvement we would suggest is the hideabed. It's day is done as a bed and as a couch. The whole experience with Aloha condos was positive and the room was great. We really liked the location.
Great location & Money Saver
TrailBunny from Waukesha, WI on 04/17/2009 said:
I own a timeshare, but decided to rent outside our company. We rented 2 condos. Found this place and line and jumped on the rental quickly. Pricing hotels, this was a much better deal. Being able to have even small meals kept the budget in check. Just the right size for 2, thought I guess some of the rentals do have a sleeper sofa. 2 things that I was a bit dissappointed with: 1. Towels...you get what you have and have to wash them during your stay. Not a huge deal 2. Laundry. I didn't see the sign for the times on the laundry room and got my loads locked up for the night. Over all...I do recommend staying here and if we came to Honolulu in the future, I would rent here again Anne & Dan Padgett Waukesha, WI
Lars & Al from Sussex England UK on 04/16/2009 said:
We always look for an apartment where we are not subject to Hotel timings & space limitations. We selected on line from quite a few options and were v. pleased with our choice: excellent view, comfortable yet high style design interior. Our sensation that the place might not be as spacious as it appeared on screen was unfounded. Good well managed space layout. Huge, maybe a little too soft, but v comfy bed. Though the bedroom did feel a bit claustrofobic when the sliding door was closed. Any downsides? Yes, maybe - the a/c was not v. efficient and it was a bit un-nerving trying to fathom out how to get into the place when you 1st arrive & the so called security guard was zero help. Think that was the biggest negative - no help on the ground when you get there. And when you rang the number of the person who was meant to BE THERE FOR YOU, if needed, she was at best very distant and you felt you shouldn't have bothered her. Otherwise, really pleased with our choice & the stay. And this was one exceptionally well equipped Condo. Enjoyed it enormously.
Great Condo !
PM from California on 04/07/2009 said:
Great Condo! Clean, Well equipped , Great location , Beautiful Views ! Easy access to all the best Waikiki has to offer! PM
A home away from home.
Bluebird from Whitehorse, Yukon on 04/03/2009 said:
We spent a lovely ten days at this beautiful condo. It is close to the beach so we could easily carry beach chairs & a cooler(which were provided). The fully equiped kitchen made for some nice evening dinners. Shopping is near by so there is really no need to rent a car. Sitting on the lanai and watching the sunsets were beautiful. I highly recommend this rental condo. It truly was a home away from home. We will be back.
KennyK from Surprise,Arizona on 04/02/2009 said:
Condo was clean,with modern appliances. Very comfortable and a great value. The location is good also.Beautiful views from the lanai.
Home Away from home
Bob and Polli from Palm Desert, California on 04/02/2009 said:
This condo was clean, comfortable and convenient and so much nicer for a week's stay than a hotel. The unobstructed view of the ocean was one we never tired of seeing. The website (Aloha Condos) was easy to use and the owner gave us complete and accurate information. We would certainly recommend it. Polli and Bob, Palm Desert, CA
Bev Market from ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA on 04/02/2009 said:
THE VIEW FROM THE LANAI WAS SPECTACULAR. VERY CLEAN. WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF ALA MOANO SHOPPING CENTER, BUS STOP RIGHT ON THE CORNER TO TAKE YOU TO WAIKIKI OR WARD CENTER OR JUST ABOUT ANY PLACE ON THE ISLAND GREAT LOCATION. RESTAURANTS NEAR BY. WOULD RECOMMEND TO MY FAMILY & FRIENDS. PLANNING ON COMING BACK 2010. HAD A GREAT TIME
Best $ Value!
Pat from San Jose, Ca on 11/11/2013 said:
Can't beat the view and location. Very reasonably priced and the ease of checkin/checkout was fantastic. If you spend a significant amount of time in Waikiki, this is the place to be.
Great family vacation
Santos Family from Mesa, AZ on 10/05/2013 said:
Very clean. All the amenities you need...like your own home. Checkin was great. No maid service, so keep it clean yourself. Hubby, our two adult sons and myself stayed here for 7 nights. Plenty of space and we didn't feel squashed. Tons of places within walking distance to eat/drink. Abc store or the Pantry (?) is close by for buying food/snacks/drinks. The Pink Line Trolly takes you down further into the main Waikiki shopping/food area for $2 each a ride. Or you could walk along the beach to get there. Sad that Dec 2013 will be the end of the international market place. Great deals there. The lanai is very tiny! We knew that before going, but it is really tiny. Move the two chairs and table so more then 2 people can enjoy it. Very quiet and clean. Safe area.
Andre from Siegburg, Germany on 08/11/2013 said:
Die Wohnung war wie auf der Website beschrieben. Toplage, sauber, herrlicher Blick vom leider zu kleinen Balkon. Service/Betreuung durch die Objektverwalter sehr gut. Wir reklamierten einen defekten Toaster. Auf unserer Mail wurde sofort geantwortet, innerhalb von 3 Stunden wurde er ausgetauscht.
Newfies from Newfoundland, Canada on 08/04/2013 said:
Our 5 day stay at the Ilikai Marina Condo was fantastic. We arrived after a very long travel but were very excited to see everything as soon as we arrived. We were meeting other family members who were also there for a family wedding. The condo was very well maintained and very clean. Even though we did not do any cooking or very little eating there, it was well equipped with all the amenities. The view was breathtaking and the fireworks from the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Friday evening were fantastic. The location was perfect for anything you wanted to do. There was an aBC store directly across the street and all the shopping you wanted to do was within walking distance. I would recommend this location to anyone who looking for fun and excitement. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
A. Oliver from Arvada, CO on 07/14/2013 said:
Great condo in a great area. It is well stocked with supplies for both the beach and a temporary home. Very comfortable. The sliding door between the bedroom and the living room is good for privacy - couldn't hear anything at night between the rooms. Close to lagoon and the beginning of Waikiki beach. I would stay again. Very clean as well.
Another wonderful stay at Ilikai Marina
Happy traveller from Ontario on 07/06/2013 said:
The condo is well maintained (maybe it could be refreshed a bit with fresh paint) and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. It's our 4th stay in this building and we love the location.
Magic views - so sad to leave
The Everinghams from Brisbane on 06/20/2013 said:
Condo was very well equipped. You have everything you need for your holiday. Location at the quieter end of the strip. Well located for shopping, restaurants and transport. Easy walk to beach / lagoon. Amazing fireworks every Friday night - see them from your Lani.
Fantastic Hawaiian Vacation
Love HI from San Diego on 05/06/2013 said:
My family of four stayed comfortably at condo 1286 for one week. Two young kids stayed on the pullout couch with the ability to completely section off the front living room from the bedroom with the large sliding door. The condo stayed cool all week with the air conditioning unit, we were able to make breakfast every morning in the full kitchen and watch nightly sunsets from the tiny lanai (just throw open the sliding door to enhance the size). Parking access was easy in the adjoining structure ($20/night or $7 for 11 hours) or parking along the marina for $1/hr. Plenty of options. There were many restaurant options close by within a 5 min. walk or 15-20 min walk to Waikiki. The Hilton lagoon and ocean area was convenient for those who like to exercise in the morning with a brisk walk or jog or sunbathe in the afternoon. The condo itself is fully stocked with every piece of kitchen equipment that you can imagine, bathroom towels, beach towels, and beach equipment. We inherited several beach items from visitors we met along the way and left them behind for others to enjoy. We thought we might encounter a couple of snafus as the building had a timed water shutoff in the middle of one day and a pest control spray on another, but we were out sightseeing/beach going for much of the week with no problem. Perhaps a better working vacuum to pick up bits of food and sand would have made clean up easier for this neat freak Mom. Overall, a great condo for any type of vacationer! Many thanks for the organization with booking and fantastic instructions.
Don't Spread The Word!
Serena from Foster City on 03/17/2013 said:
This would be a total 5 Stars except for the size of the small balcony, not what I would call a lanai. Everything else though is excellent including the gorgeous view, price of parking, value, comfort, cleanliness, Great location which is why we chose it to try it in the first place, and service. This is our 2nd time renting from Gillian & Vlad and it will not be our last. I hesitate to give such a glowing review because I'd rather keep the availability of this treasure to myself. .
Perfect location with a view!!
Steve and Sandi from Calgary, Alberta on 02/24/2013 said:
My wife and I had an opportunity to spend 5 nights there last week. It is in the perfect location with the Lagoon and Waikiki Beach a 5 minute walk away. An abundance of restraunts and shopping are within steps of the condo. Everything about the condo was as advertised and we were glad we made the decision to stay here. Quiet and comfortable. Close to all the main entertainment areas. And what can I say about the view from the Lanai. The pictures attached are actual photo's that I took. We will definately go back and stay here again!
Thank you for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit. The views from the lanai are wonderful!
I can't stop smiling! Perfect location!
datcabin from colorado on 02/11/2013 said:
We arrived 5 days before Christmas and stayed for 8 days. We had such a wonderful location and the views everyday were breathtaking! I chose this location for the views and my 2 college age daughters. One swam in the ocean every morning the other went running on the beach every day. You have 2 beaches to choose from ala Moana (5 min walk) and Waikiki (5 minute walk). We enjoyed the fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village next door on Friday night. Best view is from the Yacht Club, short walk through the middle of the marina. Parking garage was $20.-/day, there was no weekly discount. There is street parking beside the marina, parking meter $1.-/hr. Red Lobster is on the first floor no reservation accepted. Go early or after 8pm as the lines are long. The aBC store is across the street, very well stocked for short term items, ie, milk. We grocery shopped at Safeway in Hawaii Kai and Longs Drugstore. The International Market Place is a fun place to browse/shop. We also went to the Flea Market at aloha Stadium. Saturday mornings there is a Farmers Market outside Sears at ala Moana Mall. Great place for local grown food. People are friendly and helpful.
We are so glad you all had such a good time. We really appreciate all the great info included in your review. Thank you.
We look forward to your return visit!
Vlad and Gillian
Fun in the Sun
Washington Adventurers from Woodinville, WA on 11/18/2012 said:
My husband and I stayed in Unit 1286 for 5 days in late-October and enjoyed a relaxing, sun-drenched holiday. The condo was very clean, comfortable, attractive, and well appointed. The view from 1286 out over the Pacific Ocean is fantastic! The location of the Ilikai Marina Condos is excellent. We really like this quieter end of Waikiki. Ala Moana Park, with its gorgeous beach and swimming areas, and ala Moana Mall are a short walk away. It also doesn't take too long to walk into the central part of Waikiki, with its many shops and attractions. There is also excellent bus service from the bus stop near the condo. Another treat is the Hilton Hawaiian Village Friday night fireworks show. The condo's lanai provides an excellent view of the display, or one can walk a short distance to the beach in front of the hotel to watch from the water's edge.
I Will Be Back!!!
Kristi from Seattle on 11/14/2012 said:
Thank you so much Vlad and Gillian! Every detail of this fabulous condo was described spot on and was so easy to find and check in. Beautiful views and very clean. A quick walk to Waikiki beach and the lagoon. The ala Moana Mall is only a few blocks away the other direction and has a huge Foodland store on the north end first floor. So if you stay at this condo you are in the heart of it all. If you are in a hurry for breakfast or too lazy to use the fully outfitted kitchen, there's a McDonald's kitty corner from the condo. And the best ice cream on the planet is not far either, Hawaii's very own Lappert's Ice Cream and also great coffee. I went snorkeling at Hanauma Bay and used the snorkle, mask and flippers that were a perfect fit.Don't forget they are always closed on Tuesdays. The price I paid was a terrific price considering the amenities and location. There is so much to do, and never enough time. Do yourself a favor and stay here...at least a week or two as well. I am saving up for another visit and I won't have to worry about where to stay anymore!!! Everything was so perfect, even the fantastically great water pressure in the shower. Good show Vlad and Gillian!!!
Wow what a view !!!
Don and Marg from Sydney, Australia on 11/12/2012 said:
My wife and I stayed at the condo last august (2012). The easy access to so many facilities - shopping, dinning,the beaches etc. - was one of the great things about the accommodation. We would definately stay there again.
It is a wonderful view! We are so glad you enjoyed you stay. Come back again soon.
Vlad and Gillian, Owners
Location, location, location!
Jack & Di from East Texas on 10/13/2012 said:
Communication with the owner was great - no surprises about anything, including costs, directions, getting into the condo, local contacts if needed, etc. Hubby and I just retired, but we are active, and you can literally walk to most everything, and most of the tour companies will pick you up at adjacent hotels. The view is wonderful (harbor, ocean, Hilton's Friday fireworks and lagoon, Waikiki beach, surfers, distant cruise ships, sunsets). Shopping is within a few minutes walk, and 2 local and 2 major chain restaurants are literally in your building. At far end of the crazy part of Waikiki, you can join the party, but sleep in quiet. Ala Moana shopping center (10 min. walk) has every shop you can think of, and Sam's and Walmart are near there as well. We found costs to be about the same as our shops in Dallas, TX - including food. Walk to the grocery store, load up and taxi back. Walk down past Ft. DeRussy (stop at he excellent army museum there) and get into the glitter stores - Gucci, Prada, Coach, etc. Kitchen has Everythinng you need for meal prep, but I took must-have spices for my TexMex addiction. Tv is HD and ch. 24 has the TV guide as well as good Hawaiin music for backgroud when you're chillin'. Recommended: go early in your stay for an Island tour (we used Gray line), find what you want to go back to, then rent a car for a short time (rental companies on the corner by you); Makani Catamaran for a nice on-the-water experience; Hole-in-the-wall food tour is a must - you'll thank me! Note: Go two hotels over to the Illikai Hotel and get your car rental from the lobby concierge there (Sanitago, if possible). It'll save you money. They will ask you to do a time share thing, but just say 'no' if you're not interested. I only caution you that this is not a luxury condo, but still very nice, and for just me and my husband it was spacious. For more people than that it might be tight. I was very pleased with whole experience!
We are so glad you had such a great time and we look forward to you returning soon again!
Gillian Sanda, Owner
Great place, clean, quiet and close to everything!
Ginger from Grants Pass Oregon on 07/22/2012 said:
I liked the location the best. Also the bus system. And don't overlook the restaurant just around the corner close to the marina. It's downstairs, and have the greatest breakfasts.
Great condo that provides excellent value.
R&D from Anderson,SC on 05/28/2012 said:
This is the second time that we have stayed at this condo. The upgrades are really good and the condo was very comfortable. The only problem was that there was no large pot for cooking, e.g. spaghetti, etc. We bought a stainless steel pot and left it for the next guests. We also bought 2 new pillows as the others were pretty worn and left them. We also left for the next guest 2 snorkels and masks. The housekeepers were very nice and did a good job. It would be helpful to have some decent steak knives, the ones there are pretty poor quality, but other than that, all was good.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and our renovations!
Thank you for the stainless steel pot, pillows, snorkels and masks. We really appreciate your additions.
We are staying in the condo ourselves now, doing paint touch ups, adding art work etc. We have bought new steak knives!
We look forward to your next visit.
Great deal for your money.
Becky from Rochester, NY on 05/07/2012 said:
Our unit was clean, easy to get into, very safe. Washer and dryers on 8th - very clean - all in working order. We could walk everywere, security people helpful and friendly. Parking was a breeze, always found a spot. We feel it was quieter than staying "Where the action really is". Have nothing negative to say. Only minor concern was kitchen countertop appeared to have been previously water damaged, but no big deal as far as we were concerned - we just had to be careful to keep it dry. Would go back again. Fireworks great to watch from our little lanai. Close proximity to "ABC Stores" made getting our coffee and breakfast items very easy. View overlooking the marina and ocean a real plus.
Fun in Hawaii
Cheryl from Middletown, DE on 04/04/2012 said:
The unit was nice and clean. It met our needs for 3 adults (my husband, my mother and me). Note on the cupboard said there were snorkels, but none were there. The view was great and the fireworks were an extra treat. The location was not overly convenient to the things we wanted to do, I was glad we had a car even though parking it cost us an extra $100 for the 5 days. Waikiki beach is close enough, but very crowded.
Wonderful place to stay
Mark from Sydney Australia on 12/16/2011 said:
1286 is a great base to enjoy what Hawaii has to offer, the condo is appointed with nice furnishings, very clean , the kitchen is well appointed with all the that you need to cook, but ths location has many resturants with in five mintues walk , so there is no need to cook. Three resturants are directly connected to the condo , we ate at all of them and all were resonable priced and had outstanding service. The lagoon to the left of the condo is wonderful for familys , and beach in front of it is also a great place for a swim , being directly opersite the marina was nice and was not noisey at night. communcation from the owners was fantastic and we would stay there again in a heart beat.
Carol from San Diego on 10/21/2011 said:
Be sure if you arrive by shuttle that they drop you off at the Ilakai Marina and not the hotel. We were able to open the door in 2 trys. Don't be shocked like we were when you look at the kitchen floor. It looks like it's dirty but it's not. Just alot of wear and tear. It really should be replaced. Everything that we needed during our stay was provided. Thank you for the salt & pepper, spices, coffee, sugar, and all the etc. It made shopping alot easier, and what a nice suprise to find the shopping cart. It really came in handy. Everything was fresh and clean. The flat screen tv is a plus. It was easy to do laundry no one else was there. There is a little noise from the street if the door is open during the night. We just left it closed until around 1 or 2 in the morning and was fine. It is alot quieter during the weekdays. The fireworks were great. I've never been that close. This is a very safe place. We saw the guard everytime we went in and out. The view is to die for. We watched our cruise ship come in the morning before we left. A cooler, beach towels and chairs were available. We would stay here agian only longer due to the cleaning fee.
You just missed being the first guests to enjoy our new ceramic tile flooring through out the condo, so no longer do we have a worn kitchen floor!
Gillian, owner unit 1286
Great place to stay!
Alysia from Cairns QLD on 10/09/2011 said:
My husband & 2 teenage children stayed in this condo for 6 days. It was more than sufficient for our needs. It was very clean & well-maintained. We would definitely stay there again.
Amy Howard from Spokane, WA. on 09/24/2011 said:
the purpose of our trip to Oahu was a long over due vacation, and vacation it was thanks to the comfort of this condo. We did not rent a car as the bus service was so accessible and we were able to walk most places. A highlight of our stay in the condo was the great view of the fireworks in the lagoon Friday nights. We look forward to our next visit to Oahu and will definitely hope the condo is available!
Aileen from Southern California on 07/19/2011 said:
There was a small problem with the plumbing, but it was taken care of quickly and with great care/consideration for our plans. We were well taken care of. The condo was clean and neat and had a great view of the marina. The location couldn't have been better! It was walking distance from anything we needed. I couldn't have picked a better place to stay.
Sarah C. from Arizona on 07/08/2011 said:
As my stay was brief, because I relocated to the Hawaii Price right next store. There was no night security lock on the door, there is a dead bolt that is keyed from the outside, no other security style locks. The first night there were escapes convicts on the island that had not been caught. The first night there were people outside my door attempting to get into the condo mistakingly thinking this was there condo. There was only a bolt that intended as a lock for the sliding door. I called the name that was listed in the manual that was inside the condo, twice with no response (actually it was hand written into the manual), I was later informed when emailing the owner that there was a name of a person called Kat that was on my initial paperwork (this was not the ER contact in the manual that stays in the condo). There was no attempt to make any of this right, just the standard cut and paste of "here is our policy", as I incurred all of the charges for the safer location for the remainder of my stay. The appearrance of the condo was not as much of a concern as the security risk, it is still on the "aged" worn side, the carpet is stained in areas, the pillows on the chairs in the dining area are stained, the floor in the kitchen is cut up in areas. everything else is standard (bed with big flowered average spread, couch that is average, tv's and basic appliances, and several items for an extended stay-beach items and such) If you would feel safe with just a regular lock, only use this as a place to sleep and you were going to pay the reduced rate that I found (99/night), then this condo would be a consideration. My reguirements for a business stay are not excessive, this condo did not reach even the basic need of safety for a stay by myself.
We are sorry you had such a bad experience in our condo. What a terrible way to spend a night, imagining these escaped convicts, all heading for the Ilikai Marina! However, the security and comfort of our guests is our primary concern. We had never had any previous complaints about our locks. Since your visit we have installed a modern keyless locking system and have done away with lockbox. We have also installed an additional bolt lock on the inside. The keyless locking system was planned, but the extra inside security bolt is in your honor! The security at the Ilikai Marina is well maintained and on June 26, the day of your arrival, a security guard was on duty. In the Welcome Manual we give the number of the security office, and the call is forwarded to the cell phone of the guard on duty in case he is on his rounds. If you had called the number of security in the welcome book, they would have been able re-assure you as well as check the security video screens. The resident managerâs number is also in the Welcome Book.
We had recently changed our local contact and we apologize for not having updated the information in the Welcome Book. However we did give you the name and number of our new local assistant in our correspondence. It is now also on the condo door.
We bought the condo 18 months ago. At that time we bought a top of the line king-size Simmons Beautyrest bed and mattress, so it would be considered above average. We bought the queen-size sofa bed at The HomeWorld, the nicest furniture store in Honolulu, along with dining room table, chairs etc. Several of our guests mentioned in the posted reviews how comfortable the bed was and how beautifully furnished the condo was. We stayed in the condo 3 weeks prior to your visit and unfortunately we did not notice any stains on the dining room chairs, as we certainly would have done something about it. The appliances are all new and were installed when we bought the condo. The photos and the video on the alohacondos.com site speak for themselves, however, since taken last year, we have added beautiful artwork in the living room and the bedroom and a flat screen TV in the bedroom.
We did not replace the carpet or the kitchen flooring yet, but have always planned to replace the existing flooring in the entire condo with porcelain tile this year in the fall, which is being implemented.
It is a pity you waited 10 days to contact us about your unfortunate experience. You did have our e-mail and telephone number.
Shauna from Mill Bay, BC on 05/27/2011 said:
We had a great stay in condo 1286. Check in was easy. We didn't rent a car so I don't know about parking. But I do recommend a city bus pass. The condo itself is quiet, there is evening and weekend security for the building. The kitchen floor is very slippery with socks on, so be careful making the corner there! The shower door was a little soap scummy, but otherwise the condo was very clean. I travelled with my 16 month old, I wasn't too crazy about the electrical cords (lamp cord, and an extension cord) They are big temptations for a child. There are lots of pots and pans and other utensils but they are well used. All in all I would stay in condo 1286 again. And I would recommed it.
Great family vacation
A&J W from Vancouver, BC on 05/10/2011 said:
We really lucked out when we found this condo available for our travel dates. The communication between us and the owners were excellent. When travelling with kids it can be stressfull if you are jammed into a small space but that was not the case with condo 1286. We had plenty of room for us and our two children. The pull out Queen bed was more than enough for them and the privacy sliding door was useful when we wanted to stay up later. The view is incredible! We got there on a Friday so we saw the Friday night fireworks that the Hilton puts on right from our room/lani. Kids loved it! The condo was stocked with everything we needed for the beach along with a cooler which came in handy everyday! There is a laundry service available on the 8th floor which was easy to use and handy to have available espcially when you are swimming in salt water all day everyday. The location was ok, a little far from the main Waikiki strip but there is a bus that you can catch out front and if you don't mind walking then you can get there in about 20 mins along the beach walkway. As for groceries, you would be best going to the Foodland at the ala Moana shopping centre and taking a taxi back if you don't have car. It will only cost you about 7 dollars. You can walk to the mall it's only a 5 mins walk and well worth it! I could go on and on but I won't, If you are looking at renting 1286 I would tell you do it you won't regret it. We are already looking at going back very soon! Thanks Valdimir and Gillian!
Very Pleasant Stay
pctyee from Pacific City, OR on 05/03/2011 said:
A view to die for. Very comfortable and quiet. We will be returning very soon.
Value for money,location...
Rose and Gary from Coromandel, New Zealand on 04/26/2011 said:
A spacious apartment located a short walk to ala Moana shopping centre or Waikiki. Bus and restaurants close by. Views from the Hilton hotel lagoon, across the alawai Marina to Magic Island. Bring your binoculars. You can leave the sliding door open on cool nights, the street below has little traffic to keep you awake. The big bed is comfortable, balcony small, but who cares? Older style kitchen with modern appliances,loads of fridge space. 1286 suited us, we would stay there again.
Masa from Sapporo, Japan on 02/07/2011 said:
I love the ocean and yachts. The room 1286 was just the right one with beatiful landscape of yacht harbor and sunset. Ilikai Marina Cond is located just around the corner of world famous shopping center, Ala Moana Shopping Center and the transportation is very convinient. The guide to the Ilikai Marina and the room was perfect and I had no trouble to get into the room from Honolulu Int. Airport. The room was clean and equipped with all the kitchen goods, even rice steamer. Internet cable was available with charge free, although american Hotels often impose the charge. Moreover, I could feel the warm heart of the owner who helped the communication. I recommend this room for everyone to visit Waikiki.
Nice condo in prime location - Ilikai Marina Condo 1286
Elango Ramanathan from Fort worth TX on 01/02/2011 said:
This is a very nice condo with ocean view. It had all necessary kitchen equipments. Condo is in prime location closer to mall and resturants. We really enjoyed staying there. Cons: Expensive to park car.
Art and Annie from California on 08/11/2010 said:
The condo was great. Thank you very much! We had a wonderful time as usual. We go every year like clockwork. We might as well own a property there but this condo gave us the home we needed and more. It was very close to shopping and beaches. It has a wonderful view of the fireworks on Fridays that Hilton Hawaiian Village puts out every week. It provided a haven for my tires children after a full day at the beach. Parking is quite expensive but otherwise, this condo has all the amenities of home except you are in paradise.
We are so pleased you had such a good time. Thank you for taking the trouble and writing such a nice review.
Gillian and Vlad Sanda
Owners, Ilikai Marina Condo 1286
Great value and great view
Irene from New York on 06/28/2010 said:
We very much enjoyed staying at this condo. The views are wonderful, and the condo was very clean, comfortable, and conveniently located. Many household appliances and sundries are provided for your convenience. We highly recommend to anyone looking for great value for money in Waikiki and don't require amenities of a hotel such as a concierge or pool.
Convenient and Comfortable Ten Days Stay
Rose and Baz from Sydney, Australia on 06/12/2010 said:
Condo 1286 is conveniently located to shopping, beach and public transport. Our previous stays in Waikiki have been in expensive, tiny hotel rooms. Staying in full sized apartment made our holiday so much more enjoyable and economical. The thorough description and photos on aloha Condos site are accurate, and dealings with the owners were prompt and helpful (eg being allowed to leave luggage early in morning in condo before afternoon check-in).
Great view, quiet, clean #1286
Canada from Canada on 06/01/2010 said:
This was our fourth time renting a condo at the Ilikai Marina. We never stayed at unit 1286 before. Being on a higher floor and farther away from the elevators, the unit was nice and quiet. The unit has basic amenities, fully-stocked kitchen, good air conditioning and comfortable bed. The bathroom faucet could use upgrading, it was rather dingy. Beach chairs would have been a nice touch--we had those available in previous units as well as other little amenities like boogie boards, etc. Owners were friendly and provided quick responses to emails. WiFi was available by piggy-backing off available signals within the building so it was hit & miss. For the price, it was a good value.
Marty from West Jordan,Ut on 05/19/2010 said:
The condo was everything I hoped it to be. It was very nice. I loved the private bedroom that could be completely closed off from the rest of the condo. I was pleased at all the little surprises like beach towels,beach chairs and a cooler. They thought of everything. We even found a filtering water picture in the fridge. Just across the street was a McDonalds and a little store called ABC were you can buy everything from souvenirs to groceries. The building has several nice restaurants, however we cooked most of our meals in the fully stocked kitchen.
Best vacation yet
MDW from Harrison, Ohio on 04/29/2010 said:
Best value for the buck. We will be back again.
EricB from Prince Edward Island, Canada on 04/14/2010 said:
Nice condo, tastefully decorated, well cared for and well equipped. Owners obviously take pride in their place and are very nice to deal with. Convenient and very versatile floor plan. Quite central. Interesting, ever changing view. Walk to beach. Easy to access by car. Cars are reasonably priced to rent but parking is expensive in Waikiki. Guess it all evens out. Red Lobster, Outback Steakhouse and Charthouse on bottom floor of the building and shopping on the next block. Only criticisms are some street noise but (not unexpected in the middle of the city) and small balcony but oceanfront location makes up for that. No complaints.
well taken care of by the Renter. All details covered!
James' 1st stay in a vacation condo from Wisconsin on 03/11/2010 said:
The service and assistance received from the renter were outstanding and above most expectations.The condo was as good as it appears on the web site.The location is great if only 2 blocks from a beach is what you are looking for.Loved the close proximity to the Ala Moana Mall.Great view of the Marina/ocean.Was a treat to have the option to cook my own meals.Best water pressure you will ever experience in a shower.Choose this Renter for a well taken care of vacation.
Location, price, accommodations cannot be beat
Happy_Travelers from Hudson Valley, NY on 02/10/2010 said:
We are first-timers to Hawaii-still there as I write this- and were fortunate that Vlad and Gillian had three days available. Their condo deserves all the praise that it has received It was beautifully equipped with a full kitchen and was immaculate. The bed was large and very comfortable. Having a local phone saved us many extra cell phone minutes. The lanai is small, but fits two, and we used it often.. It overlooks the marina and the ocean. From the building it is a short walk to the beaches in front of the neighboring Hilton and to Waikiki, in one direction. There was good shopping close by. (At the Ala Moana Market Place, we enjoyed Mauana Loa Poi Bowl in the food court. Be sure to season the poi with the Lomi Lomi Salmon. The Island Vantage coffee stand in the court made one of the best espressos I've ever had. Our only problem was with WiFi, because I brought our old, less sensitive, laptop with us. Although there were accessible networks all around, I got the best, though still variable, reception by paying for the Metro18 network. We highly recommend this unit and hope to stay in it again. This would have been great at twice the price.
Comfortable and convenient
elisabeth from new york city on 02/05/2010 said:
Stayed here after an earlier stay in similar condo in Illikai Marina complex. We knew the ropes--parking, elevators, 11 a.m. checkout, etc. While lanai is miniscule, view of marina and beyond is great. We had all we needed in condo, which was convenient to walking Waikiki and driving out of town.
Beautifully furnished, great location
Rusty Sunlovers from Portland, OR on 01/20/2010 said:
We had stayed at another unit in the Ilikai Marina previously so we knew we'd like the location and view. 1286 was very nicely furnished and, as we knew from prior visits, has a view we love. Vilad and Gillian were wonderful to deal with and provided complete information so our arrangements before and throughout our stay were very smooth.
SuzMurdock from Seattle on 12/03/2009 said:
This was our first trip to Hawaii and Gillian and Vlad made sure it was perfect. The condo is even better than the photos show and was spotless, cool and welcoming when we arrived. Nice extra touches included ice in the freezer, filtered water in the fridge and a guidebook to help with things to do. There were also coffee filters and a generous assortment of spices for cooking. Truly fully equipped. The view was spectacular, the bed extremely comfy. Linens and towels were plentiful and of high quality. It is only a short stroll to the Hilton Lagoon and beach. There is an ABC store steps away and plenty of restaurants within walking distance. The only negative was the poor attitude of the attendants working in the parking garage. We will definitely stay here again and would recommend this condo highly to anyone else wanting a quiet, beautiful, perfect stay. Gillian and Vlad are awesome hosts. A special thanks also to Mary for making sure everything was so clean and tidy.
postcard picture perfect
love2travel from Debary,Fl on 10/30/2009 said:
-wonderful view of the many aspects of the ocean.. -very comfortable full kitchen full bedroom condo -near fast food and small "mini marts" (walking distance) -parking $17/day (park on D near elevators) very convenient no hassel in and out. -easy drive to airport and Arizona memorial -good kitchen utinsels; rice maker, brita water pitcher (saves $3/gal) -fireworks on Friday night
The perfect getaway!
thekidd from Woodburn, Oregon on 11/03/2013 said:
We had a great time in your condo it Ilikai Marina. The location was great and easy to walk to almost everything we wanted to see. Only things that I would have added to help with the condo's amenities would have been some chairs for the lanai as well as maybe a couple of sand chairs, floaties, boogie boards or something like that that retnters could use. I bought an air matress while we were there and left it in the condo for future renters.
Mahalo for submitting a review and weâre glad you enjoyed our condoâs convenient location. We have many guests that prefer extra storage space and unfortunately storing boogie boards and other beach items takes up that valuable space
Jim Ramsey, owner
Womens Retreat... at the Ilikai Marina!
Sandra O - WSSM Publisher from Honolulu Hawaii on 10/08/2013 said:
We reserved this awesome condo for our womens surf retreat in Hawaii. It was clean, modern, and the view... absolutely breathtaking! This unit is up-to-date with beautiful counter tops and appliances, lovely decor without being "cheesy hawaiian", and the lanai was a perfect place to relax and watch the surf from. A special feature?? The fireworks show explodes right outside the lanai, offering spectacular views for our guests. Sooo very happy with this unit, and we'll definitely be reserving it again in the future. A romantic, beautiful, and awesome rental... and the easy check-in and out, made it all the better. Thank you for our wonderful stay...we'll be back! Sandra Olson Wssm Publisher
Peter & Narelle from Sans Souci, Sydney Australia on 09/27/2013 said:
The Condo was spotless, and was everything we had hoped for. It was exactly as advertised. Good location, great views and magical sunsets.
A Piece of Paradise
Kimberly from Calif on 09/24/2013 said:
Renting this condo was easy and the staff who run aloha Condo's are very professional you don't have to worry about anything. You even get an email from the owners asking you to call them if there are any questions or problems. I did a huge amount of research before booking this condo. My mind was set at ease when I spoke to Chuck. The condo is as pictured and they do a very nice job of keeping it clean. The bed is really comfortable and you sleep very soundly. The noise from the harbor is almost nonexistent. The view from the 12th floor is very beautiful to wake up to. I wish they would clean up the harbor it was a bit trashy. Ladies there is more than enough closet and drawer space for all of your items. We were 3 women in the condo and still did not use all of the drawers. The Jacuzzi tub is nice to relax in. But be careful since it is deeper than a normal tub and requires some getting used to, to get yourself up and out, not much to hang onto. WiFi is easy to access. There are some extra's in the cabinet above the vanity we discovered a few days into our stay, like sunscreen, nail polish remover and hairspray. We were left a very nice "Welcome" basket to get our vacation started. Everything worked well and you have everything you need for a complete relaxing vacation. If you choose to stay here #1294 you wont be sorry. This condo is solid and so are the people you will have contact with.
Very anxious parents from Boise, ID on 09/06/2013 said:
It was exquisite and much enjoyed when we were there for our Daughter's wedding. Plan to stay on our return visits and hopefully it is available.
Great view and location.
Donna from Crowley on 07/26/2013 said:
My husband, daughter and I enjoyed our ten day stay in Condo 1294. This corner condo was quiet with a great ocean view. The view from our lanai also allowed us to watch the boats in the marina, the surfers beyond the marina, as well as the nearby beach. We had the perfect seat to watch the fireworks from the Hilton on Friday nights. There was plenty of room for all our clothes (no living out of a suitcase).
Great place to stay!!
Mark & Mary from Doylestown, Pennsylvania on 07/09/2013 said:
It was our first time to Hawaii and the Llikai Marina was a great place to stay. The room was clean and had a beautiful view. Walking distance to all the shops and restaurants.
This unit and the Ilikai Marina was a calm peaceful escape in th
The Bibb's from Ellisville, MO on 07/03/2013 said:
This condo was more than we expected. It was spotless and finely appointed. The bed was very comfortable. We didn't prepare food there because there are ample restaurants within walkong distance but the kitchen was well stocked. The lagoon and Waikiki beach are a very easy walk away. But it is just far enough away that you don't get bothered by the throngs of people on the beach. The best part of our stay was the view. Between the bedroom window and the very large slider leading to the balcony, you get an amazing view of not only the marina, but of the coastline as well. We will never bother with the Waikiki resorts again. Ilikai Marina is the better option.
Shanie from Charlotte, NC on 06/05/2013 said:
Location was great. Room was comfortable and clean. Our stay was excellent.
From Reno, NV from Reno, NV on 05/14/2013 said:
Stayed for four days and truly enjoyed the location of this condo. Very well stocked and maintained. Felt like home! Close walk to beach and ala Moana Mall. The only bummer was the parking being 20.00 per day, but well kept garage.
Great View of Marina!
Hatch from St. Paul, Alberta, Canada on 05/06/2013 said:
We rented a one bedroom unit for my husband, myself and 2 children and it was comfortable enough. The children had to sleep on a pull out couch and they did not complain about it at all. The room was clean except for inside some of the dresser drawers there were tags from the previous renters in the drawers so we did not unpack our clothing which was a pain! The carpet needed to be vacuumed as well, but other than that we were happy with the room. Not much of an entrance into the building which other condo's have and the halls had odors.
Great location away from the crowds
Lori from Vancouver on 04/18/2013 said:
My husband and i just recently stayed 12 days at Ilikai condo 1294. We were first timers to Hawaii so we were ready to do some exploring and relaxing. This location was excellent! Each sunset was nicer than the night before and there is nothing better than havng coffee in your pj's while gazing out your lanai slidng glass door to see all the boats n the marina and the the beautiful ocean beyond. Fantastic. Everything we needed was super close by too. Car rental, restaurants, pub, groceries and ala Moana shopping mall - with the most amazing food fair ever! If you cant find something to eat there, you are not hungry. Lol Chuck was very easy to deal wirh and professional. Everything was exactly as advertised. Mahalo Chuck!
Just like home
tkiss from Leduc on 04/04/2013 said:
I appreciated the service in regard to the emails with all the necessary information to arrive at our room. The condo was awesome, clean and comfortable for our family of four. We had a great week. Thank you!
Great start to unwind
CinVernon from Vernon on 03/30/2013 said:
This was a first trip to Hawaii and because I'm not a big city person I wanted to stay in a "home" vs hotel. #1294 gave me this. The unit has everything you need to make yourself at home and you are close enough to shopping, Waikiki beach, the hop on hop off bus and restaurants if you want to go out to eat. The unit is quiet and comfortably furnished - I felt safe knowing that there was security at the building. Thank you ... I have recommended this unit to my family and friends.
Ani & Adam from Sacramento Ca on 02/10/2013 said:
My husband and I stayed here for 7 days for our honeymoon. It was absolutly wonderful. The room is equipped with everything you could need. The view at sunset is breath taking. I have a picture of every sunset from the patio. The patiois the only downside to this lovely room. Its very small. My husband and I sat cross legged with no room to spare. But still beautiful none the less. The bed is very comfortable & has a flat screen tv although the big window looking out at the sea was all we needed. I loved the bathtub it had jets which were wonderful after a full day of activities. The location is awesome. Close to everything. If you opt out of renting a car the bus lines are very close. We didn't miss not having a car. We had the pleasure of meeting Natalie who takes care of the place. She was so extremely nice and welcoming. Gave us tons of info on best happy hours and places to eat. She was even able to be contacted for simple questions which is nice if your unfamiliar of the area. There are numerous bars and resturants all within walking distance. Chart House located in the same building is amazing for drinks and steak. The room is very quiet, clean and roomy. The welcome basket of goodies was the perfect touch. I would highly recommend this place to everyone looking for a wonderful condo to stay.
TK from Keller, TX on 01/14/2013 said:
A beautiful view, a welcome basket of local edibles and a location in Waikiki that made walking to the zoo or ala Moana Center a breeze. Towels were big and thick. Kitchen was remodeled and cabinets looked like Koa wood. Beautiful! In order to hit the excellent star, more practical amenities would have been nice. There was no overhead lighting in the hallway and the vanity lighting wasn't adequate. In the bathroom, as an alternative to a canvas hamper and extra towel racks, they might consider more counter space/toiletry storage and add decorative hooks for hanging towels instead. Long term, is the pocket door really necessary? Making that a wall would add considerable space to the bathroom for storage needs. Likewise, even though the kitchen looked stellar, it wasn't very functional as it had very limited counter space. With no dishwasher, and after washing dishes, there was even less counter space. The floating island seemed disjointed. Service was first rate however, as they were willing and able to accomodate our early arrival of luggage. We left our packed luggage in the closets and enjoyed our day! We would most certainly return here and recommend this unit to friends!
Your comments are most appreciated. it is our goal to make our guest as comfortable as possible. We will certainly make improvements based on the most helpful suggestions you offered
Great location and view.
Trisha from Las Vegas on 01/07/2013 said:
My husband and 2 sons stayed in 1294 for ten nights over the holidays. We loved the location and the view. The condo itself was in great condition. Upgraded kitchen with everything we needed and upgraded bathroom. Convenient parking also available for our car rental. We've stayed in the same building before but without the upgrades; what a difference a new kitchen and bathroom makes! The condo was quiet, super clean and just the right amount of space for the 4 of us. Having the aBC store on the corner was a great benefit too. We truly enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back next year. We would diffently stay here again.
Great view from lanai
Nori from Japan on 12/17/2012 said:
This room with a great view, to stay in Honolulu was also a very convenient location. Stay for the weekend, I was able to enjoy the fireworks from the Hilton, I said that view was not sorry about your stay at the Hilton.
Perfect location with very comfortable accommodations.
John and Janie from Portland, OR on 10/29/2012 said:
The location of this property is within walking distance of everything that you want or need in Waikiki. We were very comfortable and will be a repeat customer. You will not be unhappy staying here.
Very quiet and relaxing
Daniel from Valparaiso on 10/08/2012 said:
This is our first stay at unit 1294 but we have stayed at three other condos in this building.The condo is very quiet and has a great view of a marina and the ocean.We had no complaints except the jacuzzi is too small to use as a bath tub.The condo is well equipted with just about everything you will need.We would stay here again. Ded
Veronica918 from Canberra, Australia on 09/25/2012 said:
We were very happy with our stay in this condo. It was very clean and had a wonderful balcony with have an Ocean View .
Mel from Port Alberni on 09/05/2012 said:
My husband and I stayed here because we were the Best Man and Maid Of Honour in our good friends' wedding...at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, which is very close. We decided to stay in a condo because we loved the idea of having a kitchen and a little more space. We weren't disappointed. Instructions for check-in were detailed and easy to follow...we had no problems finding the place or getting accesss. We found the location of the condo to be amazing...close to absolutely everything; restaurants of all kinds from McDonalds and Red Lobster to Kobe's. An easy walk to anything you could possibly need, like shopping or groceries, or a very affordable cab ride elsewhere. The condo itself was great too, with a big comfortable bed and fully stocked kitchen. Amazing views of the marina and ocean, very quiet(even with the lanai doors open you can barely hear the traffic), and private. We would definitely recommend this unit to anyone considering staying here. Also must try the Harbor Pub right downstairs for great pizzas, really cheap drinks and great service too!
Beautiful views, clean and comfortable!
Kylie from Gold Coast, Australia on 08/17/2012 said:
We would highly recommend this unit. It was clean, comfortable and had all ammenities needed for a small family to stay comfortably. Will definitely stay again in future.
The Gales from Lantzville, BC on 05/23/2012 said:
We stayed at this condo for 5 nights. The layout of the condo is very practical, the king bed was very comfortable. Our children slept on the Sofa Bed and said it was not very comfortable. I think this is a good condo for 2 people. The location is pretty good. The service was excellent, we had an issue with the Internet and it was resolved within a day of reporting it.
Top-notch place to stay in Waikiki
Smilemakr from Santa Cruz, CA on 05/13/2012 said:
Ah, what a great condo! Wonderful view out over the Marina, just a short stroll to Hilton Hawaiian Village and beyond that the whole crazy strip, easy parking, quiet. My wife and I stayed here 4 nights and agreed it was the best place we've stayed in 4-5 trips to Oahu so far. The furnishings and decor are good quality and island-appropriate, with nice koa wood cabinetry in the kitchen. The kitchen was well-stocked with appliances and dishes, the bed was comfortable and king-sized, the bathroom was plenty adequate, etc. The building is an easy 10-minute walk to the Hawaii Convention Center, where I was attending a meeting. The only improvement I'd make is to put a more room-darkening shade over the bedroom window; the marina lights and the full moon made the room pretty bright and I found it hard to stay asleep until I tried an eye mask. Otherwise, no complaints!
1294 Continues To Be Our Favorite Waikiki accomodation
Our Fifth Decade of Travel to Hawaii from South San Francisco on 04/27/2012 said:
My wife and I have been fortunate to rent 1294 for our last three trips to Oahu. Over the last five decades we have stayed in many Waikiki hotels, but love 1294 the best. Making the reservation is a snap. We can honestly say that everything is provided for a perfect stay. The tropical Koa wood cabinets and furniture and the stainless steel appliance and granite counter tops are very pleasing to the eye. The jetted bathtub is very soothing after a long day of walking! The bed is very comfortable. All we need to do is bring food and drink and enjoy the wonderful condo and the great view. We were treated to perfect weather for our last 8 night stay, and even early morning rainbows. On Friday nights we really enjoyed the Hilton's fireworks
Good location for convention center but furnishings and amenitie
Deb from Denver on 04/01/2012 said:
This condo is very convenient to the convention center and ala Moana Shopping Center and a comfortable walk to Waikiki along the beachfront. We could not find any good restaurants in the area, however, just chains or over-priced beachfront dives. The condos furnishings are OK in the bedroom, however, the living room sofa is broken-down and uncomfortable to sit on for TV watching. There are very limited kitchen utensils. Probably the biggest negative is lack of adequate lighting in the entire condo. We could not read in bed because the lighting is so poor. We had to turn on every light in the kitchen, living room, and dining room to have more than a dim view in the condo at night. Finally, we have never stayed in a condo where the owner did not provide a single bar of soap. The first morning, I had to walk to the aBC on the corner to buy a bar of soap for our morning showers! We were generally disappointed in this condo.
Deb, it sounds like you werenât very happy and weâre sorry you couldnât find a good restaurant in the Waikiki area. Our guests are provided with bar soap and liquid hand soap with extra supplies in the cabinet under the lavatory. Your instructions included local contact information, and you were invited to give us a call if you experienced any difficulty during your visit. I regret you didnât give us that opportunity as we would have been happy to respond to your requests and improve the quality of your stay.
Oppositelock from North Bend WA on 03/17/2012 said:
We stayed a week in eary March 2012. The weather was far less than ideal, but the condo was excellent. The interior is elegant and the view is fantastic. Make sure to enjoy the great fireworks show every Friday and maybe Thursdays also. Balcony is perfect viewing. Condo was clean and comfortable. Check in is easy.
Happy honeymooner from Nanaimo, BC on 11/24/2011 said:
My mother rented this condo for us for our honeymoon and as we had never stayed in a condo before or even been to Hawaii we didn't know what to expect. When we walked in the room it was late at night and the room looked wonderful when we opened the door and the welcome basket was very unexpected but a lovely touch. I have to say the room is very tastefully decorated and has every amenity you could ever want including a jetted tub which my wife made immediate use of. The furniture is of the highest quality and the bed was extremely confortable. When we opened the curtains the next morning the view took our breath away and just added the cherry on top of the cake. It was a treat to sit and watch the boats come and go in the marina and to watch the numerous dragon boats come and go as they practiced out in the ocean. We were thrilled with this condo and would definitely rent it again and recommend it to everyone we meet. It made our honeymoon complete and thank you Chuck for letting us enjoy it.
Overall Good value condo
jimmyjames58 from san diego, ca on 09/18/2011 said:
Loved the location of condo. Upgrades in condo were nice. Bad things: airconditioner works so poorly as to make condo almost unbearable in the evening hours, especially since the roll up blind for the sliding glass doors is totally broken- the blind has torn off from the roller part of the blind. The sun heats up the apt alot and makes evening sleep rather difficult.
I apologize for the blinds and they have been repaired. As I mentioned to you in our last correspondence, the windows have a âlock-outâ system to prevent the AC from cooling if not tightly closed. At any rate we are having the AC checked to be sure it is functioning properly. We provide all of our guests with a local contact phone number to call for assistance during their visit. Glad you liked the location and upgrades and I hope you will return.
More than we expected
Keiki from Japan on 07/30/2011 said:
Thank you! it was more than what we expected. it was our first time to stay at condo in Hawaii. Since we were traveling one year old child, we needed somewhere we could feel like living at home. there was everything we needed. it was perfect for our holiday in Hawaii. we would definitely recommend it.
The Best of Waikiki
Surfing/Transpac Vet from San Diego, CA on 07/27/2011 said:
6 stars! Over the years I have stayed in most of the hotels and lots of condos in Waikiki and Chuck provides the best. I arrived a day early and Natalie buffed the room out on her Sunday afternoon for me. This property is a 5 minute walk from major shopping and the heart of Waikiki beach and night life but out of the traffic and noise. The photos on the website seem too good to be true but believe it! Price compare it to hotels with "mountain view" and this is ocean front. You can't get any closer. Full kitchen, great towels, full a/V in bedroom and common area with free hot spot and very nicely furnished. Lots of extras in the closet for kids and adults at the beach. Parking isn't cheap ($17/day) but there were always spaces and it is half of the going rate at hotels. $8 airport shuttle from the Ilikai concierge. If I owned this condo, I wouldn't change a thing. I will ask for 1294 every time I come to Oahu. Mahalo
Sam from scottsdale, az on 07/12/2011 said:
We vacationed with our 2 month old baby, who we had sleeping in the living room. This condo is in a great location close to the Marina and walking distance to all the resorts. It was well appointed and clean. The building was quiet. The hallway outside had a strange odor and was a bit dingy, but none of this came through to the condo. We would definitely stay here again.
Perfect condo for our stay
B Barker from Glasgow on 01/29/2011 said:
The condo was well looked after, clean on arrival with a mid stay clean. At the end of Waikiki so in a nice quiet spot but still close enough to everything if you wanted. It was expensive but then it seems Hawaii is so cheap wasn't really an option and you made up for it by being able to cook for yourself a few nights a week. It was however on top of one of The Chart House, a great spot for eating, drinking and watching the sun set.
Perfect location and lay-out, excellent amenities!
Joyce, Don, & Carolyn from Connecticut from Connecticut on 01/18/2011 said:
It was an easy walk to Wakiki beach with the provided beach chairs/mats/towels. Loved looking out over the marina! The aBC Store was so convenient for groceries. The ala Moana Mall was within walking distance; we stopped there to pick up another pair of shorts and had dinner at the food court - inexpensive but good food. We opted not to rent a car on Oahu, and took the bus everywhere we wanted to go. The bus stop was right at the corner across from the aBC Store. It may have taken a bit longer to get places, but was interesting and a lot less expensive. We only had 3 days, but went to the USS arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor, went to Diamond Head, and went snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, and spent time on Wakiki beach. Ilikai Marina Condo 1294 was a perfect location, very well maintained and had all the amenities we needed! And we loved the welcoming gift basket!
Great first Hawaii visit!
C. Stroberg from San Diego CA on 10/06/2010 said:
The condo was great. Walking distance to many, many places. We rented an SUV and saw the whole island. Was lucky enough to enjoy the opening of Morimoto restaurant next door. Fantastic food and ambiance! Experienced a luau, North Shore, shrimp truck, Turtle Bay, Waikiki Beach, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pineapple Express, and many more.
Great view, very quiet
Chuck & Judy from Rocklin CA on 09/02/2010 said:
The condo had a wonderful view of the marina with the ocean in the background. Beautiful sunsets from the balcony every night. Great location, close to everything. Lot of it walking distance. Very quiet. Chuck Buser was a gem in coordinating everything from the rental to getting us information on a wheelchair delivery. Hawaiian Medical had a chair waiting in our room when we arrived and picked it up the day we left. Nice laundry facilities and building itself was very clean. David, the office manager was most helpful and friendly. The public parking attendant at the condo was equally as nice.
Marcia from Renton, WA on 08/24/2010 said:
Very convenient to Waikiki, shopping at ala Moana Shopping Mall and dining. The parking garage was very convenient and easily accessed. The unit had a beautiful view, was clean and nicely decorated. The welcome basket of goodies was appreciated. Great a/C!
Spectacular 4th of July
Fireworks from Honolulu Hawaii on 07/11/2010 said:
Truely enjoyed our stay although just 1 day we would do it again.I believe the check in should be earlier than 3:00 pm as the vacate deadline is 11:00
A pleasant stay in paradise
Stay in paradise from Austin Texas on 06/23/2010 said:
We enjoyed a wonderful stay in 1294. The only area of malfunction during our stay was the toilet. The issue did not significantly affect our stay. The property manager advised on our arrival that the toilet required maintenance...this was schedule for during our stay but was not undertaken.
Loved our stay with a couple caveats
Alexis G from Gig Harbor, Wa on 05/20/2010 said:
We had a wonderful 8 day stay at the Illikai marina. The location was perfect for a family with young children. The condo was clean and very nicely decorated. We stay in alot of vacation condos and location alone will keep us coming back to the illikai marina. Unfortunately there are some caveats. 1. Even though we asked the aloha condos staff about the deck railings looking like they ended awfully far from the building, they assured us the spacing was no more then the railing spacing.. that was incorrect. *IF* you had the condo slider open all the way blocking off 2 inches, that was true. If you closed the slider part way then the spacing was 8 inches! Not only that, but there is a small ledge, so I would never recommend leaving the slider open with children under 8-10. I cant comprehend how it could have ever met building codes. Now, saying that, we would still stay there again because we love the location and the a/c works great. :) But we would have brought a travel gate so that we could feel safe opening the sliding door. 2. The kitchen didnt have a stitch of tupperware -none of the perks that you usually find in a rental... sugar, or left over foil that the last folks left bring those from home. 3. Towels!! We (3) were provided with 1 bath towel and 1 beach towel for an 8 day stay. I dont know about you, but I dont use the same towel every day for over a week.. especially when vacationing in a beach location that is very warm. We had to wash the towels, which was a first at any rental we have ever stayed in. The washer and dryers at the illikai ate $5 in quarters. There is no change machine. ABC store will only give 3.00 in quarters with purchase. It was a big pain. Dont use the stacked w/d & bring plenty of quarters. It cost 2.25 each load to wash and an addtl 2.25 to dry. The washer only fit 6 of the large towels and a few hand towels. Again, we would stay there again and feel it was a value, but wish we would have known the above.
Pam from Perth, Australia on 05/06/2010 said:
We loved our stay at 1294 at the Illikai Condo. It was clean, tidy and very quiet. It had a kitchen which was fully equipped if you wanted to stay in and cook. Otherwise there was a Red Lobster down stairs, pub and other places within walking distance. Great location which was a 10 min walk to Waikiki beach so you weren't in the hussle and bussle. It also was 10min walk to Ala Mona shopping centre which had fantastic stores. There was cheap parking for $6US for 12hrs which is great if you had a car for a few days. We parked at the condo's which was $17US per day and worked out better for us as we didn't have to keep moving the car after 12hrs. The only downside is that there was construction work happening at the Ilikai Hotel across the road so could be a bit noisy in the day, however if your in Hawaii you wouldn't really be staying in your room! Would definately stay here again and recommend it to family and friends.
So much like home - it was tempting to stay longer!
Meka from San Francisco on 03/31/2010 said:
This condo is the perfect size with the perfect amenities! And quiet, save for the fireworks on Friday night of which I had a fantastic view. It was comfortable and clean and close to a lot of things - mall, quaint shops, restaurants, beach, etc. Finally, the owner is very prompt in his responses when you have questions - I really liked working with him as well. And, by the way, the candy, nuts, and coffee on arrival were nice touches! Thanks, and I will definitely stay there again, should the opportunity arise.
Canadians in Pacific from Ontario on 03/12/2010 said:
Great Condo with a priceless view. Close enough to Waikiki beaches without being as busy
Perfect Location- Great Vacation!
Monika E. from San Francisco, CA on 11/12/2009 said:
My family and I stayed in unit 1294 for 9 days on a recent trip to O'ahu. The condo was perfect for us! My husband was attending a conference at the Hilton Hawaiian Village just two hotels down from us- less than a 10 minute walk. From the Ilikai Marina I could walk with our 14 month old to the beach, to the lagoon, to the Ala Moana Mall (where there's also a full grocery store), or take a longer walk down into the "heart" of Waikiki. It was also a convenient starting point for driving to other parts of the island, like the North Shore and to Hanauma Bay. The condo itself had everything we needed and we loved having a full kitchen. The view from the condo is fantastic and on our last morning we were treated to a gorgeous full rainbow just outside. The bed was comfy, the air conditioning worked great, it was easy to park and easy to make all the arrangements with Chuck, the property manager. We rented baby equipment like a high chair and pack-n-play from a local company called www.babytravelmadeeasy.com. They provided a great service. The only drawback to the condo is there is no dishwasher. Since we did a lot of cooking ourselves, this was one convenience that would have been nice to have. Also one of the standing lamps in the living room had a burnt out bulb and the toilet tank seemed to have a leak so the water would run more than it needed to. We used the washer and dryer in the building twice during our stay and that was really nice to have nearby. We would definitely stay here again!
Very nice place
Dave from montreal on 11/05/2009 said:
Great place to stay with a very nice view of the ocean.
Sort of clean - Wonderful views - Lovely setting
Guest from Oregon on 08/15/2009 said:
The condo was picked up and sort of clean. There were food scraps in the kitchen sink, the refrigerator was not wiped down, the kitchen had been swept, but the dustpan was not used to complete the task, the windows toward the extraordinary view were not clean, the glass top tables and furniture were dusty, there were visible dust clusters under the bed, and there was an empty candy wrapper on the bed. I called the owner within minutes to let him know the condition. I also called the individual in charge of cleaning. She did come a few hours later, and cleaned the sink and floor. I paid a $120.00 cleaning fee, and asked that the fee be reduced or waived. The owner did not call back either that evening or during the following 3 days.
COULDN'T HAVE BEEN BETTER
CHARLOTTE AND RALPH JENSEN from SANDY, UTAH on 08/01/2009 said:
THIS WAS THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE OF OUR LIVES. WE WERE CELEBRATING OUR 10TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND COULDN'T HAVE PICKED A BETTER ISLAND OR CONDO TO STAY AT. IT WAS CLEAN EVERYTHING WAS ON HAND THAT WAS NEEDED. SCENERY WAS SO BEAUTIFUL WE COULDN'T STOP LOOKING AT IT. WAIKIKI BEACH WAS IN WALKING DISTANCE AND CAN BE SEEN FROM THE CONDO. YOU WERE SO ACCOMODATING TO US AND IT WAS APPRECIATED. WE WERE THINKING WE WOULD LIKE TO STAY THERE AGAIN SOMETIME. WE ARE PLANNING ANOTHER TRIP NEXT YEAR WE MAY GO TO MAUI BUT IF WE COME TO OAHU WE WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT YOU. (There was one thing that I was thinking would be nice. If you were able to put up a long mirror on the back of a door so we could get a good view of ourselves, maybe that is vain but I would have liked to see myself in full view) THANK YOU FOR THE MOST WONDERFUL VACATION OF OUR LIVES. CHARLOTTE AND RALPH JENSEN, SANDY, UTAH
Beautiful view of Waikiki
rosantoram from San Antonio, TX on 07/28/2009 said:
When my family and I arrived at the Ilikai Marina, we were surprised at how close it was to so many sites. We were within walking distance of Waikiki Beach, Ala Moana Mall and Park. We had a great view of the marina and a beautiful sunset every night. The room had enough room for the four of us and amenities like a kitchenette stocked with dishes and appliances, a bathtub with a jacuzzi, two TV's with cable, and a sofa bed for the kids. It was a great central location to all the places we wanted to see. We had a blast. The only thing I could not figure out was how to turn on the showerhead, but the jacuzzi made up for that. After a long day of sightseeing, the warm jets of water soothed my sore muscles and helped me relax on my vacation.
Dave from Ontario, Canada on 06/05/2009 said:
We found the room to be very pleasant, with great views of the Ocean and Marina. The location is perfect with the heart of Waikiki, the Ala Moana Mall, and the Convention Centre all within a very short stroll!
Beautiful ocean view
Bob & Peggy from Oro Valley Arizona on 05/22/2009 said:
Fanastic location and view, walking distance to Waikiki. Very quiet. We didn't eat in, so lack of dishwasher was only a minor inconnvenience to us.
Jonny & Mike from San Diego from San Diego, CA. on 05/22/2009 said:
This place was fantastic!! Everything we expected and more. Very Clean. Great View. Convenient to all. Chuck @ Aloha rentals was also great to deal with. He had great follow up on everything from start to finish. This unit made our vacation to Oahu even more enjoyable and having breakfast every morning overlooking such a wonderful view, made it very difficult to leave.
Mainland Cousin from Dallas TX on 05/21/2009 said:
We needed a place close to a relative's apartment with easy access and near-by parking. The location was exactly what we were looking for and parking couldn't have been easier. We could walk out the door of the apartment, take the elevator, and be in the parking garage in less than five minutes. The view of the marina was delightful. The apartment was well furnished, the bed was comfortable, and the kitchen seemed stocked with all the plates, cups, glasses, and flatware anyone would need. It met our needs exactly.
Timmy from Provo, UT on 04/23/2009 said:
This was a great place to stay, if you want an ocean view, with a full kitchen without paying for an overpriced hotel.
We discovered a gem of an accomodation!
Aloha Couple from South San Francisco, CA on 04/23/2009 said:
My wife and I have been coming to Oahu for every 40 years. We usually stay in hotels or with friends. For many years our parents rented condos at the Ilikai Marina. We looked for a gem and we found it. Great view, beautifully appointed accomodation exactly as depicted in the internet video, and the location inspires exploring Ala Moana and the Waikiki area on foot. We are definitely returning to this unit!
Louise from San Mateo, CA on 04/23/2009 said:
Really enjoyed our week at this condo. Close to main streets, ocean, restaurants and shops, but quiet.
ilan from israel on 04/23/2009 said:
wonderfull location very good equiped fantastic view
Wonderful condo in Honolulu
Christine from Virginia on 04/21/2009 said:
My family experienced the magic of Hawai'i at Christmas and New Year's from this waterfront condo in Honolulu. The condo was in exceptional condition, and the service was first rate. All of our questions were answered with speed and curtesy, and basic needs were anticipated without our asking! From the great views, to the great accomodations, we could not have asked for a more perfect vacation. Mahalo to Aloha Condos!
2nd Time at This Condo
hawaii lover from San Francisco Bay Area on 04/20/2009 said:
Pros: - Absolute Ocean Front (not just 'ocean view') - Convenient Location - Updated Interior Cons: - Would be really nice to have a kettle. - No full-length mirror. - No shampoo/Linse/body wash (some condos supply these amenities) - There was no welcome gifts/snacks (that was in the condo the last time we rented). - Dish-washing sponge was too dirty and old to be useful ( I would use that sponge to do my dishes at home) - There was only a little bath cleaner. - There was no medium-size towel that was there the last time. - No dish washer. - Could have used another set of bed sheets.
Paulette from Oak Creek, Wis on 04/06/2009 said:
Condo was not cleaned from previous occupant and had to call for service. Also, garage charged for 4, 24hr. periods when we checked in after 11am on the 1st and had to be out by 11am on the 4th. The sign posted at the gate clearly states per 24hr period. Would also have liked a lanai large enough to enjoy sitting on and a pool! Location was great and condo itself was otherwise comfortable, MUCH better than unit 394 which rents for same rate. Also liked the convenient check-in procedures.
Ilikai Marina Condo 1294
moomoo from Chino Hills, CA on 04/03/2009 said:
It is a wonderful place to stay. Just 5 minutes of walk you can get to beach. This room is oceanfront and it has a beautiful view of the ocean with lots of boats. Fireworks occasionally can be seen at night from the small balcony and they are spectacular. The hotel is quiet and you can have good sleep. The kitchen has a good set of cooking utensils and you can save money cooking yourself. We have a very good time with our then-4-year-old son there. Would like to go back there sometime soon :)
As much/as little stimulation as you want!
Gracie H. from B.C., Canada on 04/02/2009 said:
The condo is very tastefully decorated and the view is spectacular. We especially enjoyed watching the sunset from our lanai overlooking the ocean. The Ilikai is located within walking distance of Waikiki Beach to the south and Ala Moana shopping mall to the north. Next year will be our 3rd year returning to this beautiful location - the condo has such a warm homey feeling, just perfect for the two of us!
SanDiegians from San Diego, California on 04/01/2009 said:
The condo was better than advertised. Great accommodation, close to the water and a view to forever. Appliances were just like home and easy to use. The little extras were great for beach use and even a printer for the laptop. I would do it again.
Extremely relaxing & very comfortable highly recommend for a sta
Jacks Hawkins from Sydney Australia on 11/24/2013 said:
It was such an enjoyable experience I have already recommend the Ilikai Marina Condos to my Travel agent . Everything that was needed was provided for down to the last detail . The view of the sunrises & sunsets were something I will never forget. When we come back again we will definitely book the same Condo . Excellent Security code very safe way to enter & leave the condo . the staff are very helpful & friendly , on our arrival the security guard was most helpful . We liked everything about the condos close to restaurants , shops & transport & the beach .
Budman from Seattle on 11/13/2013 said:
We have stayed in various units at the Ilikai Marina and enjoyed our visits each time. This was no exception. The unit was clean and well appointed. The views are magnificent. The only criticism is that they could of supplied more bathroom incidentals (TP). The good news is that an aBC store is just across the street and they have everything you might need for a short stay. We'll visit again!!
Rach_D from Melbourne, Australia on 09/18/2013 said:
Overall we enjoyed our 4 night stay at condo 1590. We are a family of four, with 2 young children and the condo was the perfect size for us. It is well maintained and has a wonderful view. The location was good and we liked the fact it was an easy walk to lagoon, beach or the ala Moana Center. We did walk into the main strip of Waikiki which took around 25 minutes. Management were easy to deal with and answered any questions we had promptly. The only reason I didn't give the condo five stars was because the complex does not have a pool. We knew this when we booked and didn't think it would bother us at the time, but we were wrong. Especially with having two young children a pool would have been good for us. But other than that could not fault condo 1590. Also as a side note - you are able to leave your bags with the concierge at the Ilikai Hotel for a $1 a bag, if you arrive before 3pm or depart after 11am. We found this very handy.
David from San Bernardino on 09/02/2013 said:
This is our second rental at the Ilikai. This time we put up guests for our daughter's wedding. Our guests absolutely loved the condo. We believe there is no better value on the Island and will continue to make this our choice when visiting Hawaii. Mahalo!
Always a pleasure!
Tom&Lindy from Sunshine Coast, Australia on 06/10/2013 said:
Once again, my wife and I stayed in this Condo. It's like going home for us now. Easy to get around from there and everything we could possible need, including magnificant views. This is our second stay in this Condo and we will most definitely be back.
what might have been
pohm from brisbane on 05/16/2013 said:
The view from 1590 is impressive, morning, noon or night. Our 3 night stay was let down as we were not advised at booking or when we arrived that the water would be shut off all of our first day. This would not normaly be a problem if advised in advance but after a long night flight we woke up to no water for showers, flushing toilet or even a cup of tea, not what you want on your first morning when you are still jet lagged and unfamilar with your surroundings. We would not have booked our 3 night stay if we had known in advance and would not of paid the full price. It is my guess that this was why we were not told at the time of booking and not even a note was left in the room
David from Port Macquarie on 05/11/2013 said:
Condo 1590 at the Ilikai Marina made our Hawaii holiday a wonderful experience. The layout, equipment, views and location of this accommodation made it difficult to find any complaints. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Awsome views, convenient & well maintained
Momo from Cologne on 05/06/2013 said:
Condo 1590 is a very nice appartment on the 15th floor of Ilikai Marina, guaranteeing you awesome views towards the harbour (straight), the Hilton lagoon (left) and ala Moana Park (right). It is a nice 15-20 minute walk to the main waikiki strip but very close to some aBC stores, where you can stock up on some groceries as well as numerours restraurants. Tip: There is a larger supermarket called "food pantry" within walking distance on 438 Hobron Lane. Parking is very convenient (20 $ per day) and the elevator takes you directly to the 15h floor. The 4-digit key code that opens the condo-door is also very handy as you do not have to get and return any keys. The kitchen is remodeled and the bed super comfy. The only minor criticism would be the bathtub that is a bit dated and could use a makeover. Apart from that, the condo has the perfect size for one couple and I would highly recommend it to everyone who is searching for good comfort with a 5 star view in Waikiki.
Awesome views and very convenient location!
Illikai Marina Condo #1590 from Vallejo on 04/10/2013 said:
This attractive condo was perfect for our family of 3 (2 adults and a teen). The views of the harbor from the living room and balcony and bedroom were fabulous. The kitchen was well stocked with necessities and we ate a few meals there. The bedroom was separated from the living room by a sliding wall-door. The location of the condo was great -- steps away from the Waikiki beaches and fabulous restaurants -- and a short walk to the mall as well. It was a very good location too for my husband's business meetings in Honolulu. We would definitely stay there again!
Perfect for sunset views
VidaBoheme63 from Kronberg im Taunus, Germany on 03/17/2013 said:
Ilikai Marina #1590 was the last condo on our recent trip to Hawaii, and it was love at first sight. The description from the rental agent was really helpful and we found the Hotel easily. You can park directly in the complex; for hotel guests it's 20 $ per day. So it was just a short trip to the elevator and up to the 15th story. What a view! The Marina directly below and Waikiki to our left. Every night we stood on the tiny lanai and toasted the sunset. The condo is just big enough for two, obviously recently renovated, clean and comfortable. The bed was a bit firm, but still okay. There are serveral abc-stores within a few minutes walking distance where you can stock up on groceries, the Shops at ala Moana are two bus stops or about 15 minutes walking distance, where you can stock up on absolutely everything... Waikiki Beach with its shops and restaurants wil take about ten minutes walking - and what a beautiful evening stroll it was, under the full moon *sigh. Tip: try the "Red Lobster" downstairs, we absolutely loved our dinner there!
Our Stay at Ilikai Marina Condo 1590
Jacquie from Huntington Beach CA on 03/03/2013 said:
We just got back from our wonderful family vacation in Hawaii. Our stay at the Ilikai Marina condo 1590 was a pleasant surprise. The apartment was clean and the views were beautiful, but there were a lot of upgrades which made the condo much nicer than we thought; Starting in the kitchen there was a brand new toaster, new kitchen towels and I believe the coffee pot was pretty new too. The living room chair is new, and there is a beautiful brand new dining room set, the bed had a nice new comforter, sheets, and pillows, and was a lot more comfortable then I thought it would be from reading past reviews. The Lanai is small but not a big deal, we just moved one of the chairs and little table out of the way so we could go out there and enjoy the gorgeous views of the rainbows over the marina, the lagoon by the Hilton, and the breath taking sunsets over the ocean. One of my favorite assets was the front door entry...it has a 4digit code that Kat gives you before you get there, to lock and unlock, so you don't have to worry about those card keys that I always tend to loose on vacation. Thank You to Kat and Jim for everything the only bummer is I forgot my free tote bag.
Unit 1590 suited our needs perfectly
dayrae13 from Edmonton, Alberta on 02/08/2013 said:
We lucked out finding this rental for the first part of our honeymoon. Every morning we opened our curtains to look out over the marina and we saw some really nice sunsets from there. It was a little disappointing that the lanai was so small but we made the best of it. It was in a great location too, not right on the beach but a short walk away from all the hustle and bustle. It was convenient to hit the store, the Pro Bowl activities that were going on in the Hilton Hawaiian Village as well as access to our friends who were also staying at the Hilton. We couldn't have asked for anything better for the price. If there was one other downside I would say the bed was too hard, but that is personal preference I guess.
A touch of aloha Rm 1590
Rick & Lana from Patchogue, New York on 01/24/2013 said:
This was our first stay at the Ilikai Marina Rm 1590, but not our first visit to Hawaii. Pricing was excellent, location, the best, for my wife and I love to work out and stroll around ala Moana Park in the early morning and at night. Waikiki beach is also an easy stroll away. Room 1590 is a single bedroom ocean and marina view, my favorites. Quiet and relaxing with a functional kitchen and living room, it is a great location which I will return to again. The Lani is very small and a bit crowded with the plastic lawn chairs and table. I personally didn't care about this for my wife and I toasted the setting sun each and every evening giving thanks for another wonderful day. During January, the sun shines very brightly into this apartment making it hot,making going onto the Lani impossible until the Sun starts to set. Closing the curtains brings back a more comfortable setting. The bathroom is a standard bathroom nothing fancy, watch the towel rack on the wall, it will pull off if you try to pull a towel out of it..no big thing, just snap it back in place. The bedroom has a queen size bed which is comfortable, the pillows are lacking substance and are thin, so doubling up with two pillows helps. Storage in this room is good. The living room has a foldout sofa bed which is OK to sit on, lying on the sofa pillows gets uncomfortable after a while due to the gap between the pillows on the chair. The single wicker chair pillows are old and very uncomfortable to sit on. I recommend new pillows for that chair, then all would be great. Tv works fine. Beach supplies can be found in the front closet near the kitchen which saves you from buying these items for the beach. Overall my wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Ilikai Marina Condo. We parked in the parking garage on parking level F, 4th floor because there was never any problems finding a parking spot and the elevators are easy to get to. Enjoy your stay at Rm 1590, we did,and will again. Aloha
Great location, beautiful view, comfortable accommodations!
Kathy A from Oceanside, Ca on 11/11/2012 said:
The location was great for the conference we were attending at the beginning of our stay. The last 4 nights we visited with family and took a drive around the island. Our room was quiet and very comfortable. We did not cook, but it was nice to have it stocked with everything we would need if we wanted.** The connection to the internet needs improvement. The cords need to be replaced. We traveled with our own so it was not a problem. Plan to shop for groceries before you arrive at the condo, you are in a resort zone, so no food stores nearby. Watching the Friday night fireworks was a nice surprise!
Aldovoyage from FRANCE - ST MARTIN BELLEVUE on 10/28/2012 said:
Very nice location with beautiful view of the ocean. Studio large enough, well designed and very pleasant. We can separate the living and sleeping. The studio has a high level of maintenance and is very well equipped. Some facilities deserve a change as they begin dating. Parking very convenient with direct access. Conclusion: I recommend the condo in 1590 in which I made ??a very pleasant stay.
Location, location, location!
Lee from Littleton, co on 10/08/2012 said:
This condo was the perfect location for us. It had beautiful views and was very clean and comfortable. It meet all of our needs and was priced right. we had the most spectacular full rainbow over the harbor which was just perfect. We watched the fireworks from our lanai. Couldn't have been better. Mahalo
Frank from Fort McMurray, AB on 04/19/2012 said:
Our stay at the Ilikai Marina was great. We loved the location, ammedities and the view was fantactic. The friday night fireworks were a great plus.
Fantastic Condo - very clean, well equipped and excellent locati
Suzanne from Sydney, Australia on 01/23/2012 said:
My friend and I had the pleasure of staying in apartment 1590 recently for one week. Kat, who it was organised through was extremely professional, very proactive and had provided us with all the information we needed. Arrival was so easy and well explained by Kat and we were so impressed with the spectacular sunset view from the lanai. Yes, it is small, but that was expected due to previous comments we had read. My friend found the queen size bed extremely comfortable in the room and I found the sofa queen bed really comfortable for me too. For us this apartment was ideal as we had wanted two separate sleeping areas, a nice view and we wanted a place not too far from Waikiki action- though not amongst the hustle and bustle either. This was perfect. We were able to do 15 minute power walks along the beach to get into Waikiki Beach, though had the option on a $7 cab ride in if we wanted to as well... We will definitely be recommending this apartment to friends. Thank you Kat for being so efficient also...
Great time on Oahu
Luc from Laval, Quebec, Canada on 11/29/2011 said:
Really enjoyed our stay at the Ilikai Marina condo 1590. The apartment was really clean and comfortable. The view of the marina is spectacular, particularly during the fireworks on friday night.
Ilikai Marina Condo 1590
super_fast_eddie from Canada on 09/10/2011 said:
The condo was very clean and basic, well stocked with many handy items for use on the beach, such as straw mat, boogie board, etc. Very nice scenery. The hallway is a little bit run down but acceptable. Easy access to aBC Store and eateries, almost walking distance to the large mall and Wakiki Beach. The firework on Friday night at 9 was quite spectacular. Parking is not as convenient, the parking below was $7 for 10 hours or you pay $20 for the whole day. Free parking on the left hand side is only for a maximum of six hours per day. The meter is a dollar per hour.
Marlene from Foster City, CA on 09/04/2011 said:
The view was excellent - the best part of the experience, but there were numerous problems. The deadbolt key did not work--difficult to deal with for the new and tired arrival. The bed was so hard and uncomfortable that my husband had to sleep on the pull out sofa (first time he has ever slept away from me). There was no flat sheet for that bed. The coffee pot was too small for the coffee machine so didn't release the coffee. But Jim and Kat responded and resolved problems immediately. But why so many problems?? We expected a relaxing vacation, not a series of problems to resolve.
Thank you for noting that your concerns were addressed immediately.
For a follow up, the dead bolt that you had trouble with was replaced with a new keyless electronic entry security system.
For Guests that need a softer mattress, we added a mattress topper to the inventory.
Every rental is supplied with a complete set of sofa sleeper bedding located in the closet.
We replaced the coffee maker on the same day with a new coffee maker.
Our staff is always ready to help with any of our Guest's concerns.
HappyFamily from New York on 08/13/2011 said:
Unit was clean, well appointed and stylish. Comfy couch. The bed was a little stiff, could be improved with a mattress topper. Great view, restaurants on first floor, convenient and reasonable parking.
Lani from California on 07/07/2011 said:
Stayed here as we are selling a home here on Oahu but live in California. I wanted to stay in Waikiki to be close to the action. This place is a gem. So it's just a bit dated and you don't have housekeeping service daily but I had access to a washer and dryer (& they are available here on the property). You have an amazing ocean view & Hilton Lagoon view which can't be beat & the parking garage and things to do are right down stairs and you can't beat that! Consider this place it is well cared for!
Janet, NSW from Dee Why, NSW Australia on 06/11/2011 said:
Kat, the condo manager, was always very professional and friendly and promptly answered all the queries we had prior to our stay. The location of the condo was ideal. Far enough away from the noise of busy Waikiki beach but still central to transport, shopping and sightseeing. The room was clean and tidy and great value for money. The view from the balcony is to die for. We will definitely be seeking Kat for another booking again in the future.
Capt James Marshall from Daytona Beach, Florida on 04/26/2011 said:
I was in a hurry to find a place to stay in Honolulu as I had a job interview that came up suddenly. I had stayed at the Marina before and found that it was the perfect location. Happily, Condo 1590 was available for the dates I needed on a short notice. The place was perfect for what I needed. It is clean and has all the necessary requirements for my stay. Being on the 15th floor allows you to see everything. I will stay there again when I come back to Hawaii. Great for the money!
We had a wonderful, restful fun time.
MJ from Novato, CA on 04/08/2011 said:
We stayed in a 15th floor condo, with our family next door. The condo is in a perfect location, close to shopping, beach and restaurants. I liked the fact that we were privded with beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas and mats. The only negative for us was the size of the balcony. We love to sit out on a balcony and see the water, however it really is only big enough for one person. This is our only disappointment.
Outstanding condo on the edge of paradise
Gerald Jackson from Copenhagen, Denmark on 04/08/2011 said:
Our stay at Ilikai Marina Condo 1590 for a week at the end of March 2011 was an outstanding experience marred only by the accidental severing of the water mains by road constructors (happily only hours before we shifted out). Checking in and out was painless (not least because of the detailed information supplied beforehand) and the condo itself was perfect for our needs. Moreover, with a balcony looking out of the waterfront, this was indeed a case of experiencing Waikiki in the front row but at an affordable price.
Nice condo in a great place
pendgb from Atlanta, GA on 03/13/2011 said:
This condo was exactly as it was described on the website. It is not new and glamorous but was very clean and a reasonable price. The fully equipped kitchen saved us a lot of money in meal costs. Communication with the property manager prior to arrival was great! The only negatives are minor: 1. the lockbox on the door for the keys was a cylindrical combination lock, not with buttons as described in the arrival instructions. 2. The bed in the bedroom was quite hard and uncomfortable. 3. Read the instructions on the back of the front door for the correct instructions on connecting to the wireless. Other than these small quibbles, it was a positive experience.
Our stay was very pleasant.
Jen from Calgary, Alberta Canada on 03/07/2011 said:
The apartment is well located and is very clean, neat and well stocked. The security staff when we arrived was very helpful and pleasant. Areas of improvement: fresh towels daily or every other day the bed could be a little more comfortable. I stayed with my adult (21 years old) daughter.
The Losekes from Aubrey, TX on 01/12/2011 said:
We loved Oahu and enjoyed our stay at the Ilikai Marina!!! Our condo was clean and in a very good location with beautiful views of the ocean, close to the beach, shopping and restaurants. Perfect setup for a family with teenagers is to be where the action is. Thank you Kat for all that you did and for all your help. We really appreciated!!! Happy 2011!!!
A perfect "home" away from home
JOANNN from NEW YORK CITY. NY on 12/05/2010 said:
It was well kept and supplied I am writing this day to try and make another Resv for this condo
Marc from Vancouver, Canada on 11/28/2010 said:
Booking through alohacondos.com was easy and flawless. The unit was as advertised, very clean, well appointed, comfortable and had everything we needed. It made for a very relaxing, easy holiday. Great views and sunsets from the balcony overlooking the marina. It's not located in the thick of Waikiki beach (the sandy beach is a short walk away), but is much better value than the hotels there, and for our family, it's nicer to have a "home" to hang out at. Very convenient walking distance to the huge ala Moana shopping mall, which has everything you might need.
Great Condo, Great Location
Tom M from Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia on 11/03/2010 said:
My wife and I along with another couple stayed in Condos 1590 and 1592 for a week. The condos were great, clean and comfortable, with fabulous views. The location was superb, only minutes away from everything but in a very quiet setting on the marina. Can't fault a thing, we had a wonderful time and would recommend it to anyone.
Johnsonpeck from Newcastle, Australia on 10/02/2010 said:
A very clean and well kept condo with all facilities provided. Handy to the beach and the ala Moana centre. Good pub and restaurant next door. All in all, great value.
What a view
Condo 1590 from Tewantin Queensland Australia on 09/28/2010 said:
We have just returned from our stay in Condo 1590. All I can say is the view is impressive. The condo on a whole is comfy& clean, the kitchen has been revamped, so cooking is no hassle, bathroom adequate. Waking to the view, of ocean,boats,people in water,planes,ships it never stops,but that adds to the atmosphere of this apartment. We didn't dine out, instead we bought dinner at Red Lobster (next door), drinks from the aBC store across the street, raced upstairs & sat at the table & watched the lights of the surrounding area. The fireworks on Friday night (8pm) what a bonus. The downside - the bed was hard. The added touches of tote bag, pen & notepad - very handy, chocolates on the bed, also the use of beach towels & umbrella - very thoughtful. We actually stayed twice in the same apartment on return trip from Big Island. Also the booking agents were very helpful & willing to answer all your queries.
I could see myself staying longer!!
Chris K. from Ontario, Canada on 09/13/2010 said:
We had 2 condos for our family vacation one on the 3rd floor and one on the 15th floor. The view was just that much better from up there. Watching the morning surfers was like a ritual for me at breakfast time and the sunsets are just postcard from the balcony. Thanks again Kathaleen!! Mahalo!!
Cheaper than a hotel
tjsmart from Mountain View CA on 09/12/2010 said:
I reserved this place for my extended family to attend a conference and was a bit worried because I didn't get a chance to check it out first. I should not have been worried; my family (including my 85 year old aunt!) had a great time! They had nothing but good things to say about the location, the views, and the care from the management staff. They made me more jealous that I didnt get to go! :) It is apparently close to the heart of downtown with easy access to restaurants, groceries and shopping and the views are great. I am looking forward to staying here when next I go to Hawaii.
Beautiful View - Fantastic Sunsets!
Tatone from Los Angeles, CA on 09/04/2010 said:
I enjoyed the fact that there were beach chairs, umbrella, towels & boogie boards for our use. Very thoughtful. Also enjoyed the well-stocked kitchen. The bed was very comfortable & I appreciated the sliding door between the bedroom and living room. The location gave us no choice but to walk and the exercise did us good! The view is just amazing. Truly beautiful experience!
Ilikai Marina #1590
DaveM from Cupertino, CA on 07/25/2010 said:
We had a great stay at Ilikai Marina #1590. This is a great ocean-facing condo. A bit far away from the action of Waikiki beach but pretty close to the family oriented activities in the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Service was impeccable with a local representative - Kat - who stays on the island. she can take care of all your needs right away. We had a late flight and Kat graciously extended our check-out time. With two small kids, that was a life saver. Will definitely recommend to everyone.
Best Location You Could ask For!
Linda from Albany, Oregon on 07/09/2010 said:
The unit exceeded my expectations...not new but well maintained and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the view was spectacular! Fortuantely I was there during a full moon and the moon over the ocean and the lights in the Marina below was something like you would see on a postcard. The location was perfect. Very central to everything. I didn't have a car so I avoided the $17/day parking charge by using the city bus and trolley system. You can get everywhere you want to go on the island for a very minimal fee. Went to Pearl Harbor for $2.50. The Fireworks at the Hilton on Friday night were spectacular. Traveling alone I felt very safe with the security guard on duty down stairs. Kat is my hero. She made my first trip to Hawaii the best experience I could have ever hoped for from answering all my questions promptly via e-mail before I booked the room to calling me after I arrived to make sure I had everything I needed. Kat! You're the best!
Excellent! We would definetly stay again.
Don and Lisa from Surrey, B.C Canada on 06/15/2010 said:
We were hoping that the pictures of the unit were what the unit actually looked like and boy were we happy when we arrived. Although the condo is not new, it was very clean and well maintained. The lanai is small but the view was fantastic! We watched the waves in the morning over breakfast while we planned our day and saw the beautiful sunsets in the evening. The fireworks display at the Hilton was great. Just grab a cooler and step out on the lanai and watch the show. The location is excellent, right by the beach. Shops and restaurants are less than 5 min walk.We had requested a late check-out, which is a nice option, but even with that we would have to sit at the airport for hours. I phoned our local contact person, Kathaleen and asked if we could possibly leave our bags at the unit or where we could pay to leave the bags. To our great pleasure Kathaleen informed us that the unit was not booked for the day and we could use the condo until we had to leave. Wow! Kathaleen you rock! We had a fantastic time time at the Ilikai Marina. Aloha,
A wonderful condo experience!
A fully satisfied customer from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/2010 said:
I ended up in Honolulu by myself with family members staying at a hotel on the strip. I felt my accommodations were far better than theirs, and for about the same price. I had a gorgeous view of the Gilligan's Island marina, they had a view of the roof of an adjoining building. They were smack in the middle of the touristy area, I could get to it and away from it at will, which I loved. The staff at aloha Condos could not have been more helpful and bent over backward to take care of me. Also, you are right next to the Hilton Complex, which is huge, and easy to access. You can use their stores and restaurants, and their beach, and no one bothers you. It is kind of fun to watch all of the weddings that constantly go on during the weekends. The closest Starbucks is also over there. Proximity to their grounds more than made up for the condo not really having much of a lobby area...and they have fireworks on Friday evening which are really close to this condo. A couple of hints. Don't rent a car and don't use the cheesy tourist trolley: it is way overpriced! Also, you'll spend all of your time trying to find parking in the Waikiki area. The city bus is easy to use, especially if you have Google maps on a PDa. Each trip is $2.25, and if you make them give you a voucher for the return trip then that is for free. $17 a pop to keep a car overnight seemed high, and aloha Condos makes sure that everyone understands that cost. You can rent a car in three separate places near the condos if you want to tour the island for a single day or two. Don't take it into the downtown areas at night...oh, and they have a guard on duty at the harbor condos every single night. I really appreciated that! Felt safe everywhere but downtown Honolulu (not the tourist strip, but over where the government buildings are) in the evening, even though it was still light out (had a function I had to attend).
Smart traveller from Malaysia on 05/01/2010 said:
The self check in was hassle free and fast. Nice view of the Marina and clean unit overall. Service was fantastic and the contact person was very helpful. Good location next to Hilton village which is near to Ala Moana Mall and along the waikiki beach stretch. PArking was pricey thou.
Location Location Location
J & D from Long Island NY on 11/26/2013 said:
Close to everything, clean, great view and awesome sunsets. Saved a ton of money by cooking and eating in. Kitchen loaded with everything we needed. A perfect place.
Nice condo, great views and location.
Jeff from Melbourne Australia on 10/17/2013 said:
Nice clean condo with fully fitted kitchen and all appliances. Great view of the marina and beach,full view of the fireworkd from the hilton on the lanai. Short walk to the ala Moana shopping centre. Would stay again
Great Condo-Great Location
CP from Phoenix on 10/16/2013 said:
We recently spent part of a week in Honolulu prior to a cruise. We wanted a condo that was on the edge of Waikiki with great access, less traffic and with great views of the ocean and beach. This condo fits all of the requirements. The property is in a beautiful location overlooking the harbor and the beach. Clean and updated. The onsite manager brought coffee filters immediately when we noticed that we didn't have any. Nice people work in the hotel. The lock system on the condo door was simple and it was great to not have to carry keys. We will certainly rent again from this group.
Lovely place to relax in Waikiki
MK from Sydney, Australia on 09/16/2013 said:
We stayed for 5 nights in the this condo and it was wonderful. It was spacious for 2 people and the view was amazing. The location is very quiet as it is off the main street but also high up. The Chart House pub below is fantastic. The kitchen had everything we needed and the pin lock code was handy so we didn't have to carry around keys. We enjoyed walking along the beach in the afternoons. It's also only 10 mins to ala Moana Mall. The rental property manager, Kat, was helpful and available if needed.
The absolute best room you could possibly get on a budget with a
K-angie from Melbourne on 08/09/2013 said:
This condo was an absolute God-send because most hotel booking companies had assured my friends and that there's no possible way we could get a good hotel room by the ocean at such short notice during summer. We nevertheless decided to continue looking around until I landed on this condo through aloha condos and I was absolutely blown away when I was able to book the condo for the next day .The price was affordable considering it's location by the ocean. On Friday night there's a beautiful display of fireworks at the neighbouring lagoon that can be seen from the room. There were so many activities within walking distance from us like luaus ,parasailing and tonnes of good restaurants around. The best part was the sunset which was absolutely spectacular . The fact that we also didn't have to go through the whole hustle of checking in was an added bonus.
Colin from Sydney Australia on 07/29/2013 said:
Good location;bit expensive; poorly designed interior.
Kamaiina from Richmond, BC on 07/03/2013 said:
What a view. Waking every morning to the glorious site of surfers at first dawn is magnificent. We enjoyed our stay in the condo. The condo is old but effort has been made to update and keep it fresh. The electrical plugs in the apt. were unreliable, except for the power bar attached to the small flat screen TV. Parking cost more than the rental car. However, we would stay there again as the rental agent gave prompt service, security was great, and location wonderful.
Love This Condo!
Tom & Lindy from Sunshine Coast, Australia on 06/10/2013 said:
This is the second time we have stayed here. Love the location and really know our way around from here now. The Condo has everything we need and we feel very much at home here now. We are already planning our third trip...
Lovely time in Paradise
kellimsf from San Francisco on 01/02/2013 said:
We had a wonderful time in our condo, it has a picture perfect view. The accommodations were comfortable. I'm very happy that we rented the condo as it was great to feel like we were home, having our baby run around freely. Only drawback is that the balcony bars are very wide so I never left the glass door open in fear that my baby would get hurt. Other than that we had a lovely time, can't wait to go back!
Very enjoyable stay!
Returnee from Dallas, Texas on 11/18/2012 said:
Condo was very clean and extremely well equipped. Location was perfect. I like to stay in this area and avoid the traffic on Kalakaua. What I liked best about our stay was the ease in coming and going. Also, the walkability is excellent.
CruzView from Santa Cruz, CA on 10/27/2012 said:
Wow! This is oceanfront! Amazing views.Stayed at the llikai Marina Condo #1592 for 5 nights. Loved it. Super easy Keypad access.Perfect location. Next to the Hilton Hawaiian Village (have stayed there before for twice the price and enjoyed it less!)and Modern Honolulu.Well stocked(beach chairs,towels)Deck is small but charming.Property manager Kat is in the area if needed. Tips: Catch the fireworks every Friday Night on Beach at Hilton! Before you pay at parking garage tell them how long you will be there and pre-pay cheaper. Avoid: Harbor Pub Pizza!
Great place to stay
sapientpear from Adelaide on 10/24/2012 said:
We have just spent several nights at Ilikai Marina 1592, and found it to be as good as we had expected from the previous glowing Ta reports. The location half way between central Waikiki and ala Moana Shopping Centre (where we found the food court to be good value for quick food that was generally a level above what we are used to!) very convenient. The apartment faces the marina, with magnificant panoramic views out to sea. The condo is not new, and (as others have noted) the bathroom could do with updating. The kitchen is modern, though, and fully equipped, and the whole condo is spotlessly clean. One other thing particularly impressed me. I read a lot of Ta reports on this condo, and every so often people would comment on some minor flaws: things like not enough kitchen paper, uncomfortable bed, insufficient cooking utensils, for example. Each of these had been rectified, and I was gratified to find that the owner/manager is so aware and responsive.
Berit from Oslo, Norway on 08/08/2012 said:
We enjoyed our stay in the condo. The condo had everything we need for a pleasent stay. Very clean and good location. Liked to have bath towels available.
awesome hawiian location
Mel and Kathi from Leduc, Alberta, Canada on 07/30/2012 said:
We met Kat, the property manager of 1592 in the hallway at the Ilikai Marina when we were staying at a different condo. After talking to her and communicating back and forth we decided to try one of her properties and we were very happy with the results. Very clean accommodations with great customer service and a million dollar view. The most important thing to us was the location. Most mornings with the sun on your back, looking towards the west skyline, we had rainbows! I can't tell you how many pictures I got of all the rainbows. And I can't tell you how many pictures I got of all the sunsets. Every night there is a different beautiful sunset. To top it off, there is also the spectacular Fireworks display every Friday night! People come from all over to watch it too. Families and tourists coming together to watch the Friday fireworks. We were so happy to be able to watch it from our private lanai and living room. We are coming back with a 100% certainty that we will be contacting Kat at Hawaii Vacation Properties llc and staying at the Ilikai Marina. That is for sure!
Mahalo NUI LOa
Iukika from Dumfries, VA on 07/07/2012 said:
We had a great time at the Ilikai Marina Condo. Our condo was beautifully decorated, clean, had everything and more than we had anticipated including beach towels and chairs! The view and location were the best we have ever had and the price was terrific. We will definitely try to stay there again.
Nice view, comfortable
nat from Canada on 07/01/2012 said:
We checked in the condo very easily with all the details sent in advance. The condo was very clean and smelled good when we arrived. Very nice view and very well located. Unfortunately, we had a power outage in the building the evening we arrived, so we could not enjoy a walk outside. I don't think it's frequent though. The only negative things: -the laundry room was closed for repair for the 9 days we were there (arriving from the Big Island, we kinda counted on that). Also they put notices for renovations (carpet in the hallways) as well as regular maintenance. It would be good to know that in advance. It can be disturbing when you are on vacation. -Smell of smoking in the hallway and sometimes in the condo is a problem. We had to put something under the door, so the smell would not come in. We have received a letter when we were there and we had to phone the management office to ensure them that it was not coming from us. - at 2-3 am (Friday and Saturday), noises coming from people in the bar signing, screaming or arguing woke us up. All in all, we had a good stay there.
Fantastic - Location and presentation
The_travel_Bug1 from New Zealand on 06/13/2012 said:
The presentation of the condo was perfect as was the location. The location overlooking the marina was superb and very quiet (No road noise). Central to the famous Waikiki beach. A five minute walk to the ala Moana shopping centre and 10 minutes to Waikiki. The information provided by aloha Condos (Management) was timely and precise. Definitely recommended.
jerry from san diego on 03/18/2012 said:
everything as advertised, plus on site contacts were extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with on the wi-fi problem we had.
Pleasantly surprised and thankful for location of condo
IUZ from Winnipeg, MB., Canada on 03/03/2012 said:
The service we received was excellent, courteous and helpful. We loved the condo for its comfort and cleanliness, and its location and the view of the marina, the ocean and especially the sunset. Just about everything that we enjoy is within walking distance. We would recommend the Ilikai Condo's to anyone. Until we meet again, mahalo from the Zapp's
An Impressed Canadian!
Dave from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada on 02/06/2012 said:
My stay in Honolulu was even better than I had hoped. The accommodation and customer service were exemplary...well done!
Perfect location for walking and bus touring
William Lane from Las Vegas on 01/06/2012 said:
In addition to the gorgeous views from the balcony, this condo has some real advantages. Oahu has a fantastic bus system extending to all parts of the island. There are so many different bus lines leaving from outside the condo and at the nearby ala Moana Shopping Center that one can visit all parts of the island by easy bus transportation. We went to the Bus Pass Office at 811 Middle Street and got our senior bus pass photo card for $10. This card is good for three years. This card plus a $5 one month's sticker allows unlimited travel all over the island. The condo is in a perfect location for use of buses. The condo was clean, the bed comfortable and we had only a few concerns. There was a lack of certain items like tea kettle, steak knives and place mats for the dining table. We called and they were delivered within a few hours. One concern is the shortage of soap for the dishwasher and bathroom. We were given enough dishwasher soap to use the dishwasher only each 2-3 days. There are not enough dishes to go this long. So, we had to hand wash dishes. Also, there was no Kleenex. We took the Number 42 bus to Costco, walked to Wal-Mart and walked to the Foodland grocery store at ala Moana Shopping Center. Bus 19 and 20 go to the airport. We took buses to the north shore, east shore,Arizona memorial, and zoo. The bus marvelous web site is at www.thebus.org. We enjoyed walking around the small boat harbor, the Hilton lake next door and Magic Island, the peninsula to the right of the condo. Beaches there were very uncrowded compared to Waikiki.
Relaxing vacation - lovely view from condo. - we love Hawaii!!!
BGW from Sydney Australia on 11/21/2011 said:
Our booking and instructions re the apartment were all very professionally handled - everything you needed to know was clearly set out. New electronic entry to the apartment was excellent - no messing around with keys or lock box etc. Lovely view - extremely clean and neat. My only suggestion would be a "Queen Sized" Bed instead of the double one and the linen (Sheets, pillows and cases) were a bit "ordinary" particularly for the sofa bed. Location very close (walking distance from ala Moana Shopping Centre)
Everything we needed
Mila from San Francisco on 10/02/2011 said:
My husband and I visited Oahu for our first anniversary. We were originally planning on booking a hotel but the condos seemed like a better value for a week's stay. I'm really glad we went this route, it felt like our own home for a week. This place had everything we needed, full kitchen, beach gear (umbrella, towels, boogie board). Complimentary internet access made trip planning easy from our room. Everything was clean and comfortable which is extremely important to us. But the best part was the view over the marina. Beautiful sunsets! Be sure to get some fresh poke from the Foodland in the ala Moana shopping center, about a 10 minute walk max. Every Friday night, walk directly next door to the lagoon to see amazing fireworks directly over your head! We couldn't have picked a better location.
HappyFamily from New York on 08/13/2011 said:
Unit was clean, well appointed and stylish. Great view, good location and convenient parking. For groceries, shop at Safeway in Kapahulu.
Carol L. from Redondo Beach on 06/03/2011 said:
Our family wedding was a great experience. We especially enjoyed staying in the Ilikai Marina condo with its beautiful view of the Marina. It was comfortable, clean, reasonably priced and in a great location. What more can we say.
Dan Buffalo, Ny from buffalo ny on 05/09/2011 said:
the instructions were very clear we had no problem getting in the condo. as soon as we walked in everyone says wow this is nice and the view is perfect for the friday fireworks display and the sunset we very much appreciated we saw rainbow from our balcony. had no problem during our stays, the place was easy access to everything the bus, restaurant,shopping mall you name it. i will recommend this to everyone who's planning to go oahu.i give this condo excellent.
Relaxing, easy vacation w/ beautiful view!
The De Leon's from Forestville, CA on 04/08/2011 said:
Very comfortable and clean. Close to the beach and an easy walk or bus ride to Waikiki. The only things i would change would be to add a king size bed and coffe filters and more paper supplies(towels and TP) would have been nice. This place was quiet and had enough room for us and our girls to coexist comfortably. Abc store and grocery close by as well as many restaurants. Great specials at the pub downstairs!
View the best
drlola from Portland, OR on 03/21/2011 said:
This condo has a great location, and an unbelievable view! But, some minor problems. The bath tub drain does not work so it is very difficult to take a bath; shower, though is fine. Wanted to cook in while there, but no quart cook pans; very few pans, so had to eat out all the time or do carry out. Kat, though, was great. She instantly provided help and answers to questions.
Taguchi from Japan on 03/09/2011 said:
The apartment is facing the yacht marina, with 180 degrees ocean view, from waikiki to ala moana beach! Every Friday night, we can see the fireworks (Hilton Fireworks) right from our balcony. We were also very lucky to see two extra excellent fireworks. (don't know why there was fireworks, but who cares, right?) The apartment is fully equipped, with full kitchen appliances (even with a rice cooker!), DVD, TV etc. One electronic appliance we wished to have is a stereo. Another downside is that the wireless is a bit slow and the signal is weak. (no signal in the bedroom) It maybe a bit small if the party is more than 2, for us, it's just perfect size, very cozy, feels just like home. It was also very clean and tidy when we check-in. Though the interim cleaning is a bit expensive ($125), but they certainly did a good job. Check-in and check-out was very smooth. The local contact, Kat, was very helpful. We were able to look at the apartment when we made the reservation, so there was no surprise when we arrived. As our departure flight is at night, She is so kind to let us check-out a few hours later, so we didn't have to worry where to store our huge suitcases. The location is excellent, within walking distance to waikiki and ala moana beach. Escape from the crowd in Waikiki but still able to enjoy the restaurants there, perfect! We went swimming in the ala moana beach, which is only a few minutes walk from the apartment. We took the beach towels (which was provided), and off we went, it's like having the beach on site! Parking was not a problem. There were a few metered parking spots in front which charges $8 for whole night parking. I would certainly recommend this apartment and would want to stay there again if I get a chance.
Very Nice View
Pappraz from Calgary on 01/26/2011 said:
The location is good because it is easy to get to beaches, shopping, restaurants, etc. The view is what we stay here for. The yacht harbour, surfers, rowers, sailboats, walkers, joggers and cruise ships all can be seen from the lanai. We enjoyed seeing a whale just past the surfers and the Friday night fireworks were a nice touch. The condo needs some updating and the rug should be cleaned or replaced.
An overall very good experience
Olga & Aris from Kingston, Ontario, Canada on 01/06/2011 said:
The condo was beautiful and spacious and the value was good, too. Only the balcony was too small, but we were very happy that there was one. We liked the garage that was adjacent to our condo, so we had peace of mind when we rented a car. The fact that we had a double bed instead of a queen bed was not an issue for us. We would recommend though that the bathtub and the shower head need to be changed as they are very old and they show it. We liked that there was a phone in the condo, so it was convenient for us to book our trips. The kitchen was so well equipped that we were able to take our breakfast in our condo. We were a bit annoyed though every morning by the noise that was coming from the street in front of the marina despite the fact we were on the 15th floor. The condo was clean, but I was a bit disappointed when I tried to move the bed a little and the carpet under the bed looked like it was never vacuumed. The check-in was pretty adventurous, as I happened to check-in alone since my husband went directly from the airport to the conference, so it was not an easy thing for me to do with all the luggage and the papers in hand reading how to find the key. Of course, I managed to get to our condo and find the key in the locker on the door and I felt very proud. The location was very good as we were just in front of the marina and the view from our condo was amazing. The only disadvantage was that it was located on the far end of the Waikiki Beach area and we had to walk a lot each time we wanted to go where the action was. It was good as an exercise, but in the evening when I was wearing high heels, my feet complained a lot. The service was excellent as we received all the emails with all the instructions on time and there were no misunderstandings or hidden fees, etc. Generally, what we liked best was the ocean view from our condo and what we liked least was the very old bathtub and shower head. We would definitely recommend this vacation rental to anyone.
S from Colorado on 12/08/2010 said:
The sunset views were amazing and you can't beat the location to watch the fireworks on Friday night. Great to have use of a kitchen and the living room and bedroom were very comfortable. Also nice to have internet access for work. The location was a very short walk to the west end of Waikiki Beach or a short walk to ala Moana Park (or ala Moana shopping mall). So in the middle of a lot, but quieter than the middle of Waikiki. My only suggestion for improvement is the bathroom, it is outdated and the florescent light is harsh. But it is clean and perfectly functional. I would definitely stay there again.
Excellent value for the money paid and amazing view!
AK Visitor from Anchorage, AK on 11/24/2010 said:
The condo was an excellent value overall. The price beat anything else near the beach on Waikiki, and the view was amazing! Watching the sunrise from the condo was something I won't forget. It is on the "quieter" end of Waikiki and you will have to drive to get to the busier parts of the beach (e.g. Duke's), but for a family with two young children, that was just fine with us! My only complaints are that the building is clearly in the middle of a renovation, as the halls were bare and the carpet in the halls was pretty filthy. Also, the shower seemed a little dated and sketchy, and the sheets on the bed were really scratchy. Aside from that, the rest of the condo was very clean and comfortable and I was quite satisfied overall.
Wow, what a view!
Galilee from Sydney, Australia on 11/14/2010 said:
Entering the condo the scene had been set. The blinds were pulled back from the double glass windows and the view took my breath away. It was better than the photos and my expectations had more than been met. I had picked this property for the view and was also delighted with its position.It was quiet at night and was within walking distance of ala Moana shopping centre, the Hilton and restaurants. The condo was very clean and I liked the fact that washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, coffee and an in fridge ice machine was supplied. The instructions given by Kat were perfect and so very helpful as was the extra key. Thankyou for the shopping bag and pen...very thoughtful. The bed was very comfortable and the a/C effective. There is a coin operated laundry on the eighth floor which is very clean, near the elevators and with no queues! We used the car park and paid ahead as suggested. Tip:Alamo is across the road behind McDonalds for picking up or dropping off a rental car. I was told they had an area on one of the floors in the Ilikai Marina parking area. They also drove us to the pier. Pros:amazing views, very clean, quiet, great position for shopping, easy access walking or driving and near many restaurants and aBC stores.
The condo definitely was like being at home!
Stephanie from Exeter, Ca on 08/23/2010 said:
Everything was very convenient and comfortable! Being able to walk to the beach each day and watching the sunset from our lanai were great bonuses!! I would recommend a portable fan in the condo, we bought one and left it there for the next vacationers :) The bedroom and bathroom just needed that extra little air circulation. We would definitely come back to Ilikai 1592!! We would recommend this unit to all of our friends and family!! Aloha :)
Our first Hawaii trip
Steve Wall from Ocean Springs, MS on 07/23/2010 said:
Pros: Location was excellent with gorgeous views,Waikiki a short walk to the east, Ala Moana park a short walk to the west. Price. Very friendly management. Cons: Parking was very expensive and not disclosed until after we paid for the condo. Lanai was very small.
Awesome Location! Great View!
Kellie from Phoenix, AZ on 07/15/2010 said:
This condo was perfect! Great location and totally comfortable. Bed was so comfy I slept like a rock every night. I would definitely rent this condo again.
the room was ok
chris from los angeles, ca on 07/08/2010 said:
I visit Hawaii yearly for a little r and r. I like the area of the marina because it's not crowded but still close to all restaurants, shops and the beach. In the past i have stayed at the Ilikai hotel (next door to the marina). I decided to stay at the ilikai marina to save some money. I thought the room had an awesome view and it was very roomy. I have never stayed at a condo and didnt really know what to expect. I was happy that the room had a large kitchen with everything you need. However, I was disappointed that the bed wasn't comfortable, mattress seemed aged and the bedding for the bed and sofa bed seemed old. They had comforters, i dont know if they wash it every single time a new tenant uses the unit. I would suggest for them to use bedding with duvets (easy to wash). The bathroom's wall paper is peeling, and it needs updating. Next time condos are not for me, i will pay the extra little money to have my room cleaned daily
Superb View is priceless!
Tomoko from Tokyo on 05/27/2010 said:
I picked out this room because its room rate seemed pretty reasonable compared to other hotel/condo rooms with ocean view. I believe my choice was right. Once you enter the room, you will be dazzled by the panoramic view from windows. Sky, clouds, ocean, yachts and boats, palm trees, sunset, night view... If you stay over on Friday, do not miss the fire works of Hilton. This room is located at the best position to see them. The nighborhood is not as crowded as the central district of Waikiki, yet is convenient enough. Most of the things (including groceries) are available at an aBC store just around the corner, and ala Moana Shopping Center is in a walking distance also. Beaches are in walking distance, too. The building and room facilities are not modern, but sufficed enough for me. Actually, I felt more relaxed in this room than in usual hotel rooms. Even though there was no front desk, no conceirge desk, I did not feel any difficulty. Things are as well organized as per instructions. And, Kat, the local support, was friendly and very helpful. I could not find a hair dryer on arrival, and then she brought one to me shortly after I called her. Those who want a vacation in luxury may go for another accommodation of higher room rate, but the priceless superb view from this room may be still worth consideration.
View is postcard perfect!
Tammy & Wil from Calgary, Canada on 04/29/2010 said:
The view from the condo is beautiful from watching whales jump in the bay to the sunsets at night. The condo had plenty of room for a family of 4. The locations is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki but close enough for our teenagers to enjoy, only a 10 minute walk and you are in the middle of it all. Kat was very helpful with any issues that we had and found a solution right away. The television was not working when we arrived, she had another one there the next day. The only negative we found was having to pay for the parking 17.00 a day. Even with that said all of the employees at the condo were very friendly!
erinrose_83 from San Diego on 05/16/2013 said:
My husband and I stayed in this condo 5 days. We were looking for an inexpensive place to stay but in a prime location. We got that when we booked this condo. We got a great deal and the location was located on the marina and in close proximity to ala Mona Mall. McDonalds and aBC store is across the way. The location is great. The room was ok. The bed matress is a little on the hard side and the bedding appeared over used. The towels appeared clean, but had an odd color and scent to it. I would suggest bringing or purchasing your own towels. The bathroom is clean. I couldn't find more toilet tissue in the condo. The condo had a kitchen and a standard size refrigerator/freezer. We didn't use the kitchen at all except keeping our left overs in the ref. The carpet felt a little dirty and musty. Bring slippers to wear around the condo. The condo was facing the mountains so it was nice to see the sun peak through. The check in and check out process was easy. When we first arrived the security guard escorted us to the room and made sure we knew how to use the lock box. That was nice of her. Tip: If your renting a car and don't want to pay the ridiculous parking garage fees, you can park your car along the marina and pay less using the parking meter. It saved us a lot. Overall, we got what we paid for and it was fine for us given that we did not hang out too much in the room.
28 days swimming & studying
Susan from Southern Indiana on 05/04/2013 said:
I chose the Ilikai Marina location because I could swim at the Hilton beach, walk to the grocery store or farmer's market(Ala Moana Center) or Walmart (behind ala Moana Center) on a daily basis for groceries and supplies. The room worked out perfectly for my purpose - daily studying at the table, cooking and sleeping. I was alone so studio perfect size (for one or two people). Condo nice and private - solid walls. Street noise loud on week-ends - I kept lanai door closed and a/c on at night. Cooking supplies adequate - no complaints suggestions/problems: front door squeaks and lanai door sticks fitted bed sheet loose - maybe a thicker mattress pad? Housekeeper pleasant and accomadating - no complaints
Penny from Burnaby, British Columbia on 03/29/2013 said:
We had a wonderful time at the Ilikai Marina and would do it again. The place was clean and the people there were friendly. Next time we come we would love to rent the space again. Thank you again. Ps Would have liked to have looked over the Marina itself. Other than that it was a great vacation.
Had a great time.
Robin from Rchmond on 02/24/2013 said:
The condo was very nice and within walking distance of many attractions.
Marina from Calgary on 01/14/2013 said:
Location is awesome,needs a little bit more cleaning in the kitchen, kabinets are way too high to reach. Needs bigger TV monitor.
Janis from Oceanside, CA on 11/30/2012 said:
Great value for this place. It had just about everything we needed for our stay. We loved the location - about a 10 minute walk to downtown Waikiki.
Great Central Location
Jamie from SF Bay Area, California on 11/02/2012 said:
This is the perfect location to stay at. Just a 5-10 minute walk to ala Moana Beach/Mall 10-15 minute walk to Waikiki. Nearby is also the lagoon where you can watch fireworks up close alongside the water on Friday nights. If you don't mind minimal, but clean accomodations this is the place to stay at. The TV is fairly small, but it's Hawaii! You should be out and about enjoying the sun and not cooped up in your room! The property manager is also very good at responding to questions so a+ for customer service.
Loved it! We would definitely stay again!
Jessica from San Francisco on 10/30/2012 said:
This unit was clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable, quiet, stay. Location was great especially if you are choosing to catch the bus around the island. It was close to the beach and great restaurants. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting the island.
We had a great time. Great location.
Doris from Victoria, Australia on 10/30/2012 said:
Was a little disappointed in the Towels. Especially the beach towels very thin and slight holes from wear and tear. Bath wasn't clean but when I told alice she was amasing. She came over and checked it out.
HB from Campbell Ca on 10/22/2012 said:
The location was perfect for me as I was on the island doing business, easy to park and get in an out of. Great location walking distance to everything.
Great Location and Best Rate for Your Money
Hawaii Lovers from Covina on 09/10/2012 said:
We enjoyed our 3 night stay at the Studio Condo. It's the best location near Waikiki (approx 15 min walk and away from the busy traffic and noise) and near the ala Moana Shopping Center. Great restaurants and eateries are also nearby. Most of all the beach area for swimming as it is minutes to the Hilton Hawaiian lagoon and the strand of Waikiki beaches. No car was needed as we limited our activities to the Waikiki and downtown areas. Public transportation was easier than deal with parking fees which is not cheap. The nearby Ilikai Hotel is also a pickup point for activities outside Waikiki such as Snorkeling in Hanauma bay, Polynesian Cultural Center, Luaus, and others. The Condo is clean and great lodging for 2 people for sleeping purposes only. The kitchen is perfect for small breakfast meals. View of the mountain in the small lanai is great. For the price, it's a great deal... we were able save money and spend it on other luxuries such as the ambasador package at the Poly Cultural Center tour and luau (a whopping $150/person). A small loveseat would have been great instead of sitting on the bed or the poly plastic dining chairs to watch a little bit of TV. The lockbox was a challenge to open for the keys.. we sweat (:-) for 20 mins between me and my wife to open and close back. We were ready to call for help but it was after 10 pm so we decided not to. Communication with Chuck was great up to a few days before and after our stay. Thank you for all the info and ensuring we had a nice time. We'll consider staying again and refer our friends. Aloha and till next time... Hawaii Lovers
Very nice vacation experience!
The Fishers from Beaumont California on 07/04/2012 said:
Condo in very good location, close (walking distance) to many things, cafe's, shops & beach. Condo clean, bed comfortable. The only negative was that the carpet in the hallway had been taken up for renovation and the floor was sticky from the elevator to the condo unit!! However, that said, it was such a great value that we would not hesitate to consider it again should we return. Also, Chuck was wonderful to work with, very helpful...Thank you Chuck!
great if your not into a ocean view
Teresa from Nanaimo B.C. on 05/30/2012 said:
I found this condo quite sufficient for 2 as long as you did not mind having an ocean view. It was very centrally located in Waikiki and had everything we needed for our stay!
Kalea from Honolu on 04/15/2012 said:
Quiet and above the streets noise. Very nice set up and many updates in unit. Nice neighbors. I will stay here again. Just perfect for a little hide away, peace and quiet with the life of the city just an elevator ride away. Grocery store and many eateries along with great shopping in the Hilton village all walking distance as is the historic illikai hotel. Walking distance to ala wai yacht harbor and sandy beaches. Beautiful view of the mountains. My little sanctuary. Thank you for sharing your lovely place. Or aloha, gale c
Good experience. We would stay here again
Laura from Vancouver, BC on 04/07/2012 said:
If you are looking for a no frills basic accommodation in a great location then this is the perfect place to rent. Pro:Great location- close to shops, beach, bus stops and restaurants. The place was clean and in a safe neighbourhood. We felt safe coming back to the condo late at night. Good value for the price. Chuck was very detailed with how to check into the condo and it was smooth for the most part (I will explain in the cons section). If you don't have a smartphone or a laptop or tablet such as in our case you can go to ING direct cafe (about 5 to 10 min walk)where they have an internet cafe where you can use the computers for a very good price. Cons: We had difficulty getting into our condo initially because of the deadbolt lock on top was sticking making us think that the wrong key was left in the key box. Once we figured out how to jiggle the key in the deadbolt it was fine. We were informed from the description for the condo that there would be a blender for us to use. There was no blender in sight. It was not a big deal, but you might want to update your description of the condo so future guests will know what appliances are available. There was a musty/moldy smell when we first entered the apartment near the kitchen area but then afterwards it was fine. The television was a little small but we were not in the condo much so it was fine for us. If you have a disability having to take the steps to get to the elevator might be an issue. However there is a little sidewalk by the parking garage beside the condo where you can walk and pull your luggage so you don't have to lift your luggage up the steps. The condo is not wheelchair accessible (that we could see)and even if you park in their parkade you still need to walk up or down a flight (or two)of stairs to get to the elevator. Overall my friend and I enjoyed our stay at the Ilikai Marina and have no problems staying here again or recommending this place to anyone else.
Very enjoyable stay
Dennis and Pat from Manitoba on 02/25/2012 said:
We had a good five week stay in this unit. It is ideally located for shopping, beaches etc. The unit is large enough to accommodate two adults and 1-2 small children. The kitchen has some good upgrades, a well functioning stove and fridge. It could benefit from a small table for food preps for longer staying guests who may be cooking more frequently. There are laundry facilities on the 8th floor which was a great asset. The Ilikai Marina is generally quiet at night. In terms of safety there were staff visible throughout the day and security staff in the evening. We would stay in this unit again and have recommended it to others. Dennis
?? from Japan on 02/24/2012 said:
It's very nice room with a king size bed. I felt very comfortable staying there. Had some beach towels too. I like to stay there again
Lena from Los Angeles on 01/17/2012 said:
Condo is well situated with ala Moana Beach and Waikiki Beach, as well as the ala Moana Shopping Center, within walking distance. The place was quiet. I did not hear any neighbors, and there are laundry facilities on the 8th floor. The condo itself was clean and comfortable. I would definitely consider returning in the future.
Natasha from Canada on 11/18/2011 said:
Overall our stay was pleasant. The booking process and instructions were clear and straight forward. The greatest advantage of this condo is its location. It's very close to everything: beaches, shopping, public transit. The buses are very good only that they were severely disrupted during apec. The interior of the condo need to be updated. The carpet in the hall way is very old and dirty. I was surprised why carpet is even used in Hawaiian climate. The towels in the unit are very old, thin and even dark coloured. They should be replaced long time ago. The bed sheets are clean but perhaps the inserts are old and we smelled some odours. We liked open the sliding door of the balcony to get some Hawaiian fresh sea breeze, but it is a bit windy on the 17th floor and the wind shakes the door and makes noise.
Ilikai Marina 1785 is a good value
Stuffetti from Palmer, Alaska on 10/26/2011 said:
My recent stay at the Ilikai Marina studio condo 1785 was a good one. The condo is adequately stocked with a coffee maker, pots and pans, dishes, silverware, vacuum, and an iron. Ac works good. Free wireless internet and cable TV. Tv is small, but a flatscreen with good picture. The bed is a king and medium hard. The unit was clean. Lanai is small, view is of the city. Location is good for ala Moana shopping and the park. Bus stops are close. Rental car from alamo is nearby if you want a car for a day trip. Plenty of places to eat and five minutes to the lagoon or beach. Check-in and check-out effortless. My only gripe would be the cleaning fee, which for me was $200 over a 13 day stay. This was for one cleaning at mid-stay and one at check-out. I think one cleaning at the end of the stay would have been adequate and saved me $100. To be fair, I think cleaning charges are excessive for all condo rentals in Honolulu. I will certainly consider staying in 1785 again in the future, and would recommend the condo to those looking for a value accomodation for one or two people, or a couple with one child.
HappyTraveler from Calgary on 09/02/2011 said:
We really enjoyed our stay at the condo 1785. We especially liked how easy the business process is. No hassel at all. Everthing was made easy. The condo had everything we needed. However, I wish there was a bigger TV though:P Location wise, it was perfect, less than 5min walk to the beach, 1~*minute(s) walk to the restaurants(there were a couple just down stairs), the aBC store is just across from the street which has pretty much everything you will need.The condo is quiet, clean. I would definitly stay here again. Thank you Chuck for your accomodation.
mf from USA on 08/06/2011 said:
We were very disappointed with this condo rental for the following reasons: 1. Upon our arrival the condo had not been cleaned since the last tenant - food, trash, and dishes were scattered about the kitchen and dining table. The bedspread cover was dirty and stained. When we called the onsite contact, Alice, she came immediately to clean and said she was never notified that we were coming. Alice promptly cleaned the condo and replaced the bedspread cover with a new one. However, when we returned we noticed that the toilet had not been properly cleaned and there were splatter marks on the toilet seat. 2. The bathroom has new fixtures and *looks* good in the photos, but has a strong moldy smell. We were not sure where it was coming from, but the shower curtain liner was covered in mold/mildew. 3. The toaster is a fire hazard. Its sides get extremely hot after toasting one piece of toast. We found this out the hard way when I touched the side of it and got a second degree burn on my finger. 4. The bed skirt is ripped on a couple of places and is taped together with duct tape. When we contacted the owner/manager, Chuck Buser, to express our concerns about the cleanliness about the condo, we were never able to reach him. Yes, this condo is very inexpensive per night and is in a good location for beach access, but we found the problems to be too overwhelming and we will never stay here again. We will also hesitate to recommend the entire property because of the problems with this unit.
The condo had not been cleaned because you chose to ignore our instructions and checked in very early. When we have guests arriving and departing on the same day, the cleaners need to have uninterrupted access to the condo in order to fully prepare it for the next guest. Had you followed our very simple instructions, or at least requested an early check-in in advance, this would have been a much better experience for all of us. Your local contact is there to help, and had you given us the opportunity to correct any of our shortcomings during your visit, we would have been happy to do so.
Good Economical Lodging
Patricia & Matt from Chicago, IL on 06/28/2011 said:
We were quite pleased with the accomodations during our 8 day stay in Unit 1785 at the Ilikai Marina apts. in Waikiki. It's a solid 3.5 star rating, though this system does not allow half stars. Everything promised was provided, and the full kitchen saved us a lot of dough. We will probably stay here again, but choose a 1 bedroom over the studio next time.
Very good location and facility
T. Liu from Seattle on 04/21/2011 said:
Nice location, few minutes walk to Waikiki beach. The owner actually provided more stuff than showed on website - Beach umbrella, beach chair, safety float and so on. Overall, very good experience staying there.
Dear T. Liu,
Thanks for your positive & encouraging review. We will continue our best effort to keep our condo clean & comfortable for valuable customers like you.
Jerry. Owner, Ilikai Marina 1785
No hassle - everything went well because of great preparation
Luv Kailua from Torrance, CA on 04/15/2011 said:
Really enjoyed staying at the condo. I especially liked how easy your business process are. Everthing was easy to get done. I didn't have to worry about anything. The condo had everything I needed. The one wish I had was for a larger TV monitor. It was a bit too small to watch TV comfortably. Evertything was great, especially the service from Chuck.
Pleasant Stay at Unit #1785
Visitors from Vancouver, B.C. from Vancouver, B.C. Canada on 02/19/2011 said:
Overall, we were very satisfied with our stay at this condo. It was safe, modernized and well-equipped. In respect of cleanliness, I would recommend washing of the windows, drapes and carpets. (I presume the bedspreads/pillow covers are laundered after each stay). If you are noise sensitive, take your ear plugs or if you have trouble sleeping you might look for a quieter location, away from the ongoing background noise of traffic (buses, trolley cars, taxis and motorcycles). At nighttime, the outside noise level did not subside until between 2:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. Otherwise, the location was ideal, very close walking distance to a wonderful swimming beach area adjoining the Hilton Hawaiian Village complex (great ice-cream and coffee at Lampert's), lovely Duke's lagoon with the fireworks displays on Friday evenings 8:45 p.m., shady Fort De Russey Park, Magic Island, and good swimming at ala Moana Beach Park, nearby restaurants such as Charters, the downstairs pub with excellent pizza, and the Red Lobster and a handy aBC store at the corner on ala Moana Blvd. Thee to four blocks away is great shopping at ala Moana Shopping Centre, while at Ross's, Wall Mart and the Don Quixote store you can get more affordable grocery items, clothing & household items, souvenirs, chocolates, Kona coffee etc. There is good bus service to where ever you want to go in Waikiki, Honolulu or other parts of the island and you can conveniently rent a car from avis across the street at the Discovery Tower, or Thrifty's Car Rental (on Kalakaua just east of ala Moana Blvd.). We especially loved our day trips to Diamond Head Park and Hanauma Bay. Our trip around the eastern side, north shore and through central Oaha was interesting seeing different landscapes, the surfers riding the big waves, pineapple plantations, corn fields and other rural areas. We loved our first visit to Oahu and would stay at this condo again - great value and convenient! Aloha and Mahalo.
Thanks for staying in my condo, and we are very glad that you had a great and pleasant vacation. Your review/comments are very encouraging to us, and we will try our best effort to keep this condo clean and neat, and hope to have more chances to serve your again in the future. Best wishes to you and your family.
Jerry Gao, Owner, Ilikai Marina, Condo 1785
Home away from home.
traveljunkie from Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada on 01/17/2011 said:
The unit/building was very nice, clean, and secure. All amenities are within very close walking distance. Not an oceanview but you spend all day looking at that so it was nice to have a city/mountain view when in the unit. Make sure you arrange to have quarters for laundry as there is no coin machine and it's difficult to get change. Highly recommend others to stay.
Karl from Harshaw, WI on 12/18/2010 said:
Had a great stay. Good location in that groceries and restaurants are within walking distance. Condo was clean and well kept.
Thank you for your review. Your positive feedback really encourages us to continue to maintain the condo in a great condition to serve the guests.
Thanks again for staying in our condo, and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year.
Jerry Gao. Owner, Ilikai Marina 1785
Entirely adequate, but could use some attention.
Wayne Zimmerman from Victoria, BC Canada on 04/14/2010 said:
First of all, the booking and instructions for accessing the condo were excellent. The location is great and the condo was clean. The issues we had are small and relate to the unit needing a bit of money spent on it to make it excellent. The TV had been replaced with a flat screen, but it is only about a 20" widescreen, pretty small. One towel bar in the bathroom was missing and the shower curtain was falling apart. The kitchen has been reno'd, but it was a cheapo job with the cabinets being installed so high the you need to get on a stool to reach the second shelf, let alone the third one. The ceramic tiles on the kitchen floor are chipped and the carpet in the rest of the unit (along with the drapes and the hokey old silk flowers) all need to be scrapped. Also, the rollers on the sliding door to the balcony and its lock are worn out making the door very difficult to open and impossible to secure. It also bangs and whistles when the wind is strong. The unit includes towels and a face cloth, but they are so old and thin that we bought some new ones. Don't get me wrong, we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again, but it take a fairly small amount of attention and expenditure on this condo to make it the one that we would seek out for our next stay.
Thanks for the review, and suggestions.
I am buying new bath towels, face cloths, fixing the towel bar, shower curtain, balcony door lock.
Hope it will give you a better experience for your next stay. Thanks for staying in my condo.
Jerry, Owner, Ilikai Marina, Condo 1785
For the Price - Better than a Hotel
GJ from Brooklyn, NY on 11/05/2009 said:
Room was clean. Bed Sheets were of good quality, Pillow was fair quality. Bath Towels and face towels ok. Bed a huge King, slightly firm and we slept well all except the first night. Drapes black out room quite well. The condo had plenty of items some condos do not have such as: Coffee Filters, Sugar, Paper towels, toilet paper, salt etc. It could be that the previous guest left some of the items. Great little kitchen to make coffee every morning. Huge Frig. Great to have a dining table in the room. TV had many channels. The view of the City/Mountains is very panaromic. Location to Resturants and ABC store is only 1 or 2 blocks away. The room is quiet, except for the first night when one of the neighbors was in late and loud with shutting their lanai door which really shakes up the wall. We got the room when there was a special rate, so all in all much better, bigger room than a Hotel in the same price range.
Great place....well priced
Tigger from England on 10/20/2009 said:
We found Condo 1785 excellent. The booking process via Aloha Condo's website was quick and easy and the email communication via Chuck was excellent every step of the way, from telling us when payments are being taken and providing the joining instructions, to answering any ad-hoc questions as soon as they were sent. The condo itself was very clean and well kept with everything you need. The main room is large and the condo has a full kitchen, cooker / fridge etc with a clean bathroom. The entire building was fairly modern and well kept. Its a 5 minute walk to the closest beach (next to the Hilton) and a 15 minute walk to Waikiki beach and all the amenities, shops and restaurants found there. Closer to the condo are a number of restaurants and bars, the Ala Moana shopping centre is a 5 minute walk, and an ABC store is over the road. The only critisism we had is there wasn't a grocery store or supermarket near to the condo (we didnt really look too hard) and there is some street noise from the balcony even when the doors were closed but this really was not a problem. Stopping here is a fraction of the cost of the hotels close by and you have the option of cooking meals rather then eating out. Its only 5-15 minutes away from everything you need which for us made it exceptional value for money without offering dirty, cheap and nasty accommodation. I would reccommend this condo to everyone!
Great Time, Location, and Value
xzabion from Atlanta, GA on 09/08/2009 said:
We stayed a week and the condo was exactly as described. Clean and has a mini balcony. We will be back in the future!
Excellent location-great for two people
Marina from Calgary, AB - Canada on 05/20/2009 said:
This property has an excellent location for beach and shopping, clean and convinient. Perfect for two people. Kitchen is well equipped. My only suggestion would be to have 2 lounge chairs in the unit to take it to the beach. I am coming back next year and renting this place again for sure. Marina
Wonderful place to stay
Miaobin from California on 04/23/2009 said:
Great location, close to beach, grocery store, shopping center. clean building, can enjoy all the outdoor activity at the next door hotel. Great and pleasure experience.
Luxurious, Clean & Comfortable
Margaret from Lihue, HI on 04/06/2009 said:
This unit was immaculate, extremely comfortable and had every ammenity I could need. Plus, it is has a great location. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Very Convenient to Everything Waikiki
geary1938 from Sacramento, CA on 04/02/2009 said:
The location was excellent, the staff was helpful, restaurants were close by and the price was right for the time of year that we were in Honolulu.
Tiger Lee from Pheonix AZ on 04/02/2009 said:
We enjoyed our stay. It is conveniently located close to the beach and there is plenty of restaurants in the immediate area. A nice place to stay and reasonable.
Yuko from Yuko&Rai on 04/02/2009 said:
We enjoyed a wonderful week at the room ! ! ! We ware very glad to introduce this beautiful room here though it was a sudden reservation. Thank you sincerely. The sea was near, and the location was very good.
Convenient, comfortable, clean
CP from Washington from Redmond, Wa on 04/01/2009 said:
We reallly enjoyed your clean condo in the Yacht Harbor area. From obtaining groceries, eating out, catching the bus or strolling the beach and docks your location can't be beat. Thanks for sharing! The building is clean and quiet and the residents are friendly. Sorry to see that the Ilikai Hotel is stalled in the renovation process. We had been there 30 years ago! However, the lagoon area is completely updated and the beautiful sunsets are still there.
A beautiful unit with an impressive view.
RSM from Lake Havasu City on 11/05/2013 said:
A very enjoyable stay in 1792 with a clean updated unit and a terrific view. The property manager was very responsive to a small issue upon check-in. The immediate first row of slips in the Marina are very dirty with standing trash floating in the water and you can see rats running from boat to boat. It hugely detracts from what is otherwise a pristine setting. Something should be done to clean it up.
What a View!
Lisa from Northcote from Melbourne on 09/01/2013 said:
Booking and arranging our stay was very easy. The condo was everything and more we could hope for. The check in details were easy to follow and the punch in code worked well. The condo was spotless, extremely well appointed and what a view! The kitchen had everthing you could need and we ate in four nights, just so we could enjoy the view and the comfort of the couch! It is also very well located and we walked down to ala Moana a couple of times and got some great bargins, particularly at Macy's. We highly recommend condo 1792 and if lucky enought to get to Waikiki for a fourth visit from australia would stay again.
What a view!
Brandi from Key West Florida on 08/12/2013 said:
This was my first time visiting Hawaii. What a beautiful place, truly paradise! This Condo was great, it had all the comforts of home with all the little touches. It was updated and extremely clean. The view was incredible and we will definitely be back!!
Great condo - want to come back!!
TwoSheds57 from Melbourne, Australia on 08/09/2013 said:
We stayed in this condo for give nights. It's excellent. It had everything we needed and it's very well located. First, it has the most magnificent sea view you could imagine (see photos). Just panoramic. Second, it's tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. It also had everything we needed to prepare meals etc. Third, we love the location. It's right on the waterfront and the beach is a very short walk away. It's also in easy walking distance of the wonderful ala Moana shopping centre. An aBC store and all manner of restaurants and bars are also a short distance away. Fourth, and this is important, the apartment is very quiet as it doesn't face a busy road. Conclusion: we really like the place and would very happily stay here again.
Great view of Waikiki marina
Hiroki from Tokyo, Japan on 08/07/2013 said:
Great view from the room. Illikai Marina is at just infront of the Waikiki marina. The location is a little bit off from center of Waikiki, however Waikiki tolory bus is running every 10 minutes and easy to access both alamoana shopping mole and center of Waikiki
Great Condo and Great Location
Troll24 from Alaska on 07/10/2013 said:
We stayed at this condo for 3 nights on our way back from a trip out of country. This is exactly what we needed for a little R & R. The condo is super clean and updated. The location is perfect. You can easily walk to the shopping mall or the craziness of Waikiki Beach. But if you don't want all those crowds, you can just stay at your end of the beach and be perfectly happy. That is what we did. We were also fortunate to have front row seats for the 4th of July fireworks right from our lanai. I really did not want to leave. It was perfect for us. I would not hesitate to stay there again. And the view from the windows was gorgeous. I could sit and look out them all day! This was a great condo. give it a try!
Happy Couple from Los Angeles, CA on 05/28/2013 said:
My fiance and I stayed here for 3 weeks and were fascinated by the million dollar view from every angle of the room. Originally we were planning on taking a 2 week vacation. However, the rates were so affordable that we decided to stay a third week. The service we received from the time of booking, to the time we checked out was outstanding. Kathaleen was extremely helpful. She even gave me advice on how to save money on activities and dinning. Thank you for helping us make our dream vacation a reality! :-)
You are great! The view was awesome, the service - excellent!
lifelover13 from Monterey, CA on 05/08/2013 said:
You are great! Excellent place to live, and perfect people to deal with. Please relay my best regards to the cleaning crew who were instrumental in finding what we left in the condo.