|Ilikai Marina Condo 394|
|Arrival/Departure Dates:||12/12/13 - 12/12/13|
|Guests:||2 adults, 0 children|
|Daily (0 days) rate:||NaN|
|Checkout cleaning fee||$125.00|
|Interim cleaning fee||--|
|Additional person fee||--|
|Total cost of stay:||$142.45|
|Amount due 11/12/2013:||$0.00|
|Amount due today:||$142.45|
1-Bedroom 1-Bath Corner Oceanfront Condo - Sleeps 3 [?]
Nice getaway in the midst of Waikiki.
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
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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
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...
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...
Location was perfect. View was spectacular. One improvement I like would be new set of cookware.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 ...
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
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
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!
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!!!
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
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
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!
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!
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
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
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.
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!
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.