|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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The Royal Kuhio is located in the 'Heart of Waikiki'. You can walk to the beach and all Waikiki attractions. You are just minutes away from several fine restaurants, first-class shopping, and the most beautiful beaches.
You can take tours of all the popular tourist attractions on the Island of Oahu. This condo provides a free parking stall, so you can drive around the entire island and visit all the places you desire. It is a drive you will always remember because of its beauty and variety. This is your chance to visit Paradise!
This condo is one of the Penthouse Suites at the Royal Kuhio. It is very large with a full modern kitchen with a stove with an oven, large fridge with a freezer, a dishwasher and all utensils and pots and pans so you can prepare meals at the condo an save money.
The condo has two queen beds in the master bedroom, two full beds in the second bedroom and a sofa-sleeper. There are two full baths with all linens furnished. You will have a free parking stall located on the first floor of the parking ramp in the building. Parking usually cost $25 per night so you will be able to have a place to park your car free and go in and out anytime you desire.
The condo has two huge lanais with furniture to relax and enjoy the great views. You will have a fantastic ocean view from one lanai and a Manoa valley view from the other lanai. You will see beautiful rainbows in the valley. You can watch the fireworks show every Friday night from the other lanai. The night views and the sunsets are really colorful and unbelievable. You will remember the views forever. You will be just two blocks to the most famous beaches and world class shopping and restaurants. You can walk to the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, Duke's Statue and Kuhio Beach, and visit all the famous resorts and sites in Waikiki.
You can Pay by credit cards, cashier's check, or cash. Cashier's checks and E-checks do not have any additional fees. Please email me the payment method you desire. Credit card payments will be charged a 4% convenience fee which will be deducted from the security damage deposit when it is refunded.
Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be emailed 30 days prior to check in date. If you email your cancellation 30 days before your check in date you will receive a full refund of your deposit. Cancellations within 60 days are subject to forfeiture of full deposit and any other monies you have paid for your dates that you have reserved. We will try to re-rent your dates reserved so that we can make a refund to you. However, if the dates are not re-rented, your monies paid will be forfeited.
We are Peter & Diane we want to welcome you to our dream vacation home in Hawaii. We have been nuts about Hawaii since our honeymoon trip to Waikiki in 1973. Buying a cozy vacation home to share with children and grandchildren was a natural. We would like to share this modern, totally new, luxury two bedroom, with others looking to experience or rediscover the charm and wonders of Waikiki and the beautiful natural beauty of Hawaii. Just on the next street is the 'Heart of Waikiki' lined with little shops, the international market place, and a wide variety of Eateries. Famous Kalakaua Avenue is adjacent to the great Waikiki beaches. It is an ideal place for 'people watching' or going to world class stores. Then there is the rest of the Oahu to explore!
Mark Howard purchased this condo in 2013
We bought this property because it was brand new and equipped with all the modern conveniences that a person would desire in a vacation home. The location is in the middle of all the action where you can walk and visit the most famous hotels, beaches, and finest shopping.
This large two bedroom, 2 Bath (1242 Sq. FT. and 251 Sq. Ft lanais) will accommodate large families and groups that really want to have space and luxury at the same time. The master suites and two separate bathrooms give you the privacy and comfort you desire when you want to relax and unwind on a vacation. You can experience so many awesome views and enjoy the comfort of a place with space to be together or alone whichever you desire.
Free Parking Stall Included!!
This was our first trip to Hawaii and the Royal Kuhio was perfect. We were on the 32nd floor with amazing views on each side. The home was clean and felt so much like being at our own home. All the needs were met and we can't wait to return to Hawaii again. We loved how well we were treated by Rob, our contact person who welcomed us to the Royal Kuhio. This is a real winner!!
Good location and nice views from the lanais . The condo was very tired and needs a good makeover. A lot of the walls had scuff marks on them and it needs a good paint. The new floor tiles has to be the worse tiling job I have ever seen, with all of the floor area uneven. The stove is old and we could only get one of the hotplates to work. The sliding door off the main bedroom was nearly impossible to open, and one of the windows near the ensuite could not be opened. The air conditioners are all old with damaged switches and are very noisy. New air conditioners would be a great improvement. There were lots of bugs around the sink area and maybe flyscreens on the doors might help. I was pretty disappointed in the whole appearance of the condo. When you pay good money for the condo I was expecting a much nicer place.
Enough room for our group of 9
Good sized kitchen with common area
Decent view of the city and part of the water
Nice to have laundry in the suite
24 HR security was nice
Sarah responded promptly with any concerns
Little cockroaches on the kitchen counter on a daily basis. Perhaps nesting in the toaster?
Ensuite bathroom shower growing mold
Washing machine also had ring of mold around the edge. We cleaned it ourselves before using it
No smoke detectors. Scary on the 32nd floor
Only 2 fobs/keys for the entire group
The unit would need a bit of refresh (just a new paint would be good) but the location is perfect!! Overall I would definitely recommend the unit.
We loved the location. The building was nice and clean. We were not told that the key card could be de-magnatized by being held too close to our cell phones and therefore experienced several frustrating days of not being able to get into the garage or elevator until the security guard finally figured out what was going on with our key. Please be sure to share this information with future renters.
As for our condo, in general it was a nice place to stay. However, here are a few items to note:
1) We had two sets of keys; the key on one set did not fit or unlock the deadbolt
2) the oven was dirty
3) one of the bar stools was loose and felt like it would fall apart when you moved it or even attempted to sit on it
4) air conditioners did not seem to be working efficiently; most likely need to be serviced
5) bathroom fans did not seem to be working efficiently and were clearly full of dust; definitely need to be serviced
6) instructions on how to use the washer would have been helpful
We would definitely consider staying there again.
This is a lovely condo with beautiful views on the 32 floor in a secure locked building. The kitchen is complete with all cooking items and salt/pepper. The condo is clean and comfortably sleeps 8 adults. The click clack bed may be ok for younger children but very uncomfortable for an adult. The pull out sleeper sofa is good for a child but not for an adult, as all sofa sleepers are the mattress is thin and full of springs. Although the bedroom mattresses are comfortable the linens/bedding are old, mattress pads are stained ( I know this because the sheets and its elastic are old and do not stay on the bed during sleep) On arrival the one bathroom was clean but attention to detail was missing.
To plan for your stay: there is parking for one car, which is very convenient but if you have 10 people you will have a second car...the parking is expensive! The free public parking is rare and with only luck will you find a space. An adjacent street, Seaside, has a parking lot associated with a hotel it is $35 a day with no in and out privileges. At the same hotel is an Enterprise rental car which acts much like Zipcar, may be an option for those occasional trips to the North Shore. Other parking sites had deals for a 10 hour period - like $15 from 4PM-3AM..AliWai parking is almost always full. Do not take a chance as the area will tow your car if parked illegal!
The condo has bath towels, beach towels , 4 boogie boards. Bring your own spices if you cook a lot. I gave the condo a rating of 3.5 only because I believe a 5 star will wow you on arrival... updated and matching bedding/ high quality towels and sheets. The condo is has an updated kitchen and one bath, but think an Embassy Suite vs a Four Seasons both are nice and the price reflects the quality. We were not greeted, in fact Sarah was not available and we waited for her associate..no real big deal but not 5 star. With 10 adults, we also ran into a day when we were without a key to the condo...there is a nominal fee to get in but Sarah was minus Aloha spirit.
We shopped at Safeway, get their shopping card for the sales because food is expensive in HI. Also get your coffee and chocolates here it is less expensive. The internet can get you anywhere! Travel out of Waikiki for less crowds/snorkle at Sharks Cove/you will see more fish and turtles/Hanama Bay is crowded. Hike Diamond head but bring water.. crowded with spectacular views.
Overall, this is a great place for the price
Places nearby to visit:
Famous Waikiki Beach
Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort
Enjoy a Luau in Waikiki
Visit Duke's Statue at Kuhio Beach
Tour the Honolulu Zoo
See the Waikiki Aquarium
Enjoy the Royal Hawaiian Beachwalk Shopping Center
Take a tour of Pearl Harbor
Hike up Diamond Head Crater
Hike Manoa Falls
Drive to North Shore and see high waves
Drive to Dole Pineapple
Visit Polynesian Culture Center
Visit Disney Resort
Go to Paradise Cove Luau
Visit Trump Tower
Dine at Hard Rock Cafe
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|One time cleaning fee||$300|
Hawaii State GE & TAT Tax Rate is: 13.962
Owner's Hawaii State GE & TAT Tax Number is: W 40237105-01