680 sq. ft. | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Occupancy 4
Great value for a superb oceanfront view condo in Waikiki. Close to beaches, Hilton Lagoon, surfing, restaurants and a short walk to Ala Moana Shopping Center.
- Ocean View
- Oceanfront Resort
- Air Conditioning
- Kitchen - Full
- Laundry - Onsite
- Surfing - Nearby
- Restaurant - 1 Min Walk (3)
- Free Local Calls
- Internet - Wireless [Free]
- King Bed
- Sofa Bed
- Dramatic & Beautiful Ocean & Sunset Views
- Full View of Ala Wai Harbor
- Sliding Door to Small Lanai
- 180 Degree Ocean & Harbor Views
- Cormfortable Queen Size Sleeper Sofa
- End Tables with Lamps
- Occasional Chair
- 32" Flat Screen TV with DVD Player
- Hawaiiana Furnishings
- Large Fan and Chandelier
- Dramatic & Beautiful Ocean & Sunset Views
- Comfortable Dining Seating for 4
- Serving Counter
- Fully Furnished Kitchen
- Full Size Appliances
- Serving Counter
- Coffee Maker
- Rice Cooker
- Full Ocean & Sunset Views from Bedroom
- Very Comfortable King Size Bed
- Large Closet
- Light & Bright
- Full Size Combination Tub/Shower Unit
- Large Lavatory Counter with Mirror
- Access from Living Area and from Bedroom
- Tiled Surfaces
- Dressing Area with Large Closet, Make-up Counter & Mirror
- Harborfront/Oceanfront Location
- Great Waikiki Beach Access
- Short Walk to Restaurants
- Short Walk to Ala Moana Center
- Adjacent to Hilton Hawaiian Village
- 680 square feet
- One Bedroom with Sleeper Sofa
Reviewed by A TripAdvisor Member
Illikai Marina is situated in a very convenient location where it's literally close to everything from the supermarkets, Ala Moana, restaurants, ABC, as well as the beach! The one feature of this condo that stood out was really the view of the marina you get from the balcony. Eventhough you're in Honolulu, you won't really feel too much of the busy streets you'll find behind the building. If you wanted to cook a meal or two, there's enough amenities to do that including a rice cooker, pots/pans, steamer, blender as well as a coffee maker. Unfortunately, some people may have used the bak...
Reviewed by Sophia
My first impression upon entering the apartment was "wow". Ceramic tiled floors throughout, 100% cleaner than carpet. Gorgeous unobstructed view of marina, the ocean, Hilton Lagoon. Very convenient to watch Friday night Hilton fireworks directly from the balcony. Quality furniture with tropical flare. Comfortable sofa and king size comfortable bed. Appreciated dishwasher and the ample supply of dishes/pots/pans etc in kitchen. I cooked full meals every night with pleasure. The kitchen cabinets/counter, while in good working condition, could be updated to match the other rooms. Bathroom ...
Reviewed by A Keller
Have just returned home after six weeks holiday in the apartment during January and February. We eat in the apartment most of the time and found that there was sufficient cooking utensils, crockery and equipment to enable us to cook what we wanted. Shopping was fairly close to hand at aBC and Foodpantry and we did a weekly shop at Foodland in the ala Moana complex. Walking there and taxi back. There was adequate beach equipment such as beach chairs etc. and the beach and lagoon were close to hand. Views from the apartment were outstanding and we enjoyed several firework displays from the la...
Reviewed by WinemakerKCC
Perfect size for the two of us and what a great location in Honolulu! Easy access to freeways and shopping and just a short distance from experiences such as Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay, the North Shore, and both the Windward & Leeward Coasts, etc. Oh, and the parking is perfect given the traffic and lack of on-street parking in Honolulu. And, if you do not want to drive, most everything is in walkable distance. The view from this condo is spectacular! Just a very enjoyable experience.
Reviewed by Santos Family
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 the...
Reviewed by Andre
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.
Reviewed by Newfies
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 di...
Reviewed by A. Oliver
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.
Reviewed by The Everinghams
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.
Reviewed by Love HI
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 we...
Reviewed by Serena
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. .
Reviewed by Steve and Sandi
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!
Reviewed by datcabin
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...
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
Reviewed by Washington Adventurers
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 ...
Reviewed by Kristi
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 ve...
Reviewed by Don and Marg
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
Reviewed by Jack & Di
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 W...
We are so glad you had such a great time and we look forward to you returning soon again!
Gillian Sanda, Owner
Reviewed by Ginger
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.
Reviewed by R&D
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.
Reviewed by Becky
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" m...
Reviewed by Cheryl
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.
Reviewed by Mark
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 ...
Reviewed by Carol
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 i...
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
Reviewed by Amy Howard
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!
Reviewed by Aileen
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.
Reviewed by Sarah C.
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 (actual...
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.
Reviewed by Shauna
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 an...
Reviewed by A&J W
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!...
Reviewed by Rose and Gary
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.
Reviewed by Masa
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...
Reviewed by Elango Ramanathan
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.
Reviewed by Art and Annie
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
Reviewed by Irene
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.
Reviewed by Rose and Baz
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).
Reviewed by Canada
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 avail...
Reviewed by Marty
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.
Reviewed by EricB
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 l...
Reviewed by James' 1st stay in a vacation condo
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.
Reviewed by Happy_Travelers
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 go...
Reviewed by elisabeth
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.
Reviewed by Rusty Sunlovers
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.
Reviewed by SuzMurdock
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 s...
Reviewed by love2travel
-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