|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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The suite faces the ocean and diamond head, enjoy your relaxing time on this large lanai (balcony) with 2 chaise lounge chairs, views of the ocean, mountains and golf course. This newly remodeled suite has new bamboo flooring and features 2 queen size beds, a wall mount TV, WiFi, full size refrigerator, 2 burner built in cook top, and all kitchen accessories. Bathroom has a full size tub with towels.
Suite 2119 is on the 'cool side' of the building, you have shade all afternoon and evening.
Island colony features a large swimming pool on the 6th floor, along with jacuzzi, sauna, exercise room, laundry and outdoor BBQ. 4 elevators service the guests along with security desk on ground floor. One FREE designated parking stall included with this unit. It is off-site, but less than 1/2 block away, in a secure building.
The 'colony' is 2 blocks from the beach in the middle of Waikiki. Bus stops 1 block from the condo, so a car is not needed much of the time. You can walk to all the restaurants, shopping centers and beach. Places of interest in Waikiki include international market place, royal Hawaiian shopping center, Waikiki zoo, aquarium, and diamond head.
For the water sports enthusiast, Waikiki offers surfing, stand up paddle surfing, canoe surfing, body boarding, snorkeling, swimming and scuba diving. All equipment is available for rent on the beach.
Life long Hawaii realtor who resides in Waikiki, resident since 1965.
Roger purchased this condo in 2005
Visitors enjoy Island Colony due to its central location, prices (similar suites rent for over $200 day) and friendly atmosphere. Many visitors return each and every year to stay in the Colony. Condo had a 7 million dollar renovation 3 years ago.
Location, pool, gym & size of the rooms and aloha spirit.
Includes parking at no charge.
I stayed with a friend for a week and found this condo unit very accommodating to our needs. It is within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, stores and about 1 block from the bus line.
The balcony was excellent as it did not have another structure right there giving us a spacious feeling. We were able to view the golf course to the left, the sun coming up and the ocean to the right. We loved it.
The air conditioner worked very well which we needed.
The reason we did not give a 5 star is that we felt sleeping 4 - 5 people would be a very tight fit. It fit 2 very well however and perhaps a 3rd person. It you want to be very frugal and fit 4 - 5 people in here then it would be worth it. We choose not to rent a vehicle which we were thankful for since the free parking was always packed. That would have created a hassle and extra expense for us.
There was an extra set of towels for the beach, extra beach mats plus we added to the 2 that were allready there.
Roger responded to my questions prior to our arrival promptly. Thank you.
If it wasn't for the serious cleanliness issue of this place, I would've given it a better rating. It really ruined the overall impression of this place for us.
The location is great, central and walking distance to everything, the patio and view is nice, but everything else was less than great.
The beds themselves were not very clean, and the bathroom was moldy and outdated.
When we arrived late at night the place looked clean enough, but upon a closer inspection, the bedsheets were NOT clean, as I found multiple strands of curly blonde hair in the bed (I have dark straight hair). Clearly, the room was not cleaned in-between guests. (We had already paid for the entire stay so we were stuck and I just slept on top of the sheets)
The next morning when we went to use the shower, we found that there was mold all along the tub, AND all along the plastic shower curtain (I've never wanted to run out and buy a bottle of bleach so bad in my life.) On top of all the mold, the water temperature was inconsistent. I've tried several times to adjust it, but it keeps changes from hot to cold and back again through out the extremely short showers I had in that bathroom.
The patio was a very good size with a great view of the island and the location is very central to everything. The parking spot is a plus if you have are renting a car.
The fridge is nice to store drinks and other stuff in it, but the microwave is a bit scary to use as it hums very loudly whenever you use it. I don't think I would stay here again, for a bit more $, there are other vacation rentals that are much better.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable Security Deposit||$200|
|cleaning fee is||$125|
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