Nice condo with beautiful view of the Ala Wai Canal
Let me just say that I am very particular and I spend a lot of time researching before I book lodging! The reason I selected this one is that I really liked how nice and clean it looked in the photos! And I'm happy to confirm that it looks exactly as it does in the pictures which isn't always the case! Anyway, when we arrived there was a box of chocolates and macadamia vanilla coffee waiting for us upon our arrival which made us feel welcomed! It's clean, newly renovated, has a beautiful view overlooking the Ala Wai Canal, and is within walking distance of the beach, major shops, restaurants, etc. - just about everything in Waikiki. There is a small air conditioner in the bedroom that keeps things cool at night, but there are great cross winds that keep the condo quite nice as well when the large window in the front room and the door off the lanai are both open. Although we didn't spend a lot of time on it, the lanai is a great size. In hindsight, it would have been a lovely place to have my morning coffee but I just never thought about it. There was a minor problem with the wifi when we first arrived, but the owner/manager were super responsive and resolved it as soon as they could. They really take great pains to make sure you have a great vacation without having to worry about anything going wrong in the condo. The complex itself is great as well. I especially enjoyed the sauna (first time I had ever been in one) and the awesome pool area and barbeque pits. There is even a little store in the building itself which was so convenient for when we got back from the store and realized we didn't have any salad dressing to put on the salads we just brought back. The only negatives are that the traffic on the Ala Wai can be a little noisy at certain times of the day (it's not constant - just sometimes) and the mattress was a little too firm for me. But, overall, it was a very nice condo, the owner/manager are extremely responsive and we would definitely stay here again.
Renovated, Beautiful and Affordable Condo At Island Colony for 1-4 guests