|Ilikai Marina Condo 1592|
|Arrival/Departure Dates:||06/19/13 - 06/19/13|
|Guests:||3 adults, 0 children|
|Daily (0 days) rate:||NaN|
|Checkout cleaning fee||$125.00|
|Interim cleaning fee||--|
|Additional person fee||--|
|Total cost of stay:||$142.45|
|Amount due 05/20/2013:||$0.00|
|Amount due today:||$142.45|
1-Bedroom 1-Bath Oceanfront Condo - Sleeps 4 [?]
Love This Condo!
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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!
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
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!!!
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
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.
Unit was clean, well appointed and stylish. Great view, good location and convenient parking. For groceries, shop at Safeway in Kapahulu.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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!
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!