|Ilikai Marina Condo 1182|
|Arrival/Departure Dates:||06/17/13 - 06/17/13|
|Guests:||4 adults, 0 children|
|Daily (0 days) rate:||NaN|
|Checkout cleaning fee||$120.00|
|Interim cleaning fee||--|
|Additional person fee||--|
|Total cost of stay:||$136.75|
|Amount due 05/18/2013:||$0.00|
|Amount due today:||$136.75|
1-Bedroom 1-Bath Oceanfront Condo - Sleeps 4
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!!
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!
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!
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!
Hi Robyn, 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
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!
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
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. Mahalo! - Ray and Elaine
beyond our expectation, we like it very much!
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.
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.
Hi Jay, 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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Elena, Mahalo, for taking the time to publish a review! Were 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
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
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.
Hi Jeff, 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
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
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
Hi Barry, Thank you for your review! Were 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
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.
Hi Joe, 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. Thanks again! - Ray and Elaine
Wonderful Home away From Home
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.
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!
Hi Annie, Glad that you enjoyed your stay! Come back soon. Aloha Ray and Elaine
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
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
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!
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.
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.
Hi Bea, 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
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.
Dear Su, 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
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
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
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!
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
Dear Craig, 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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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!
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.
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. Thanks again! - Ray and Elaine
Fabulous, clean and well appointed. What a view!
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
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
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
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
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
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