Rated 5 out of 5 by 2Hawaii Hawaiian elegance in the old style
Beautiful hotel in a beautiful setting! Classic and elegant, with a superb restaurant called Azure and a beautiful beach.
May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Italian2 2nd honeymoon
our travel agent recommended this hotel. My husband felt the housekeeping service was lacking on a couple of days, the restaurants offered nothing simple for an afternoon snack instead of a full lunch.
I enjoyed the lanai's and breezes and beautiful grounds.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JAL333 Charm and Elegance
Our stay in the historic older section could not have been more relaxing and pleasant
May 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chipper36 Simply the Best!
When you close your eyes and think of Hawaii...visions of calm gardens, palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze, and an ocean with multi shades of blue fill your imagination. Add to that a historic hotel of magnificent beauty where the staff is attentive, respectful, and filled with the warmth of AlOHA.....and you have PARADISE! The Royal Hawaiian Hotel is the closest you will ever get to a place where your imagination is out done by reality!
July 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daoly Great Location and Service
Location of the Hotel is fantastic, with the beach on one side and restaurants and shops on the other side. Service of the staff is great. The room was spacious, with separate dining and living area, walk in closet, 2 TVs, coffee making facilities, sink and fridge. Free 1 hour international calls daily save us roaming charges. The banana bread given on arrival was delicious. Shops at the hotel had nice stuff. Perfect stay if one can afford it.
August 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carrie78 A stay at The Royal Hawaiian is a memorable experience
The Royal Hawaiian is a rare find these days. It is one of the few lovely resorts that have maintained their original elegance, charm and grace but still offers all the up to date amenities today's traveler expects. The staff are warm and professional. The grounds and outlooks a tropical paradise.
April 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JMBB Dissatisfied
Our daughter was our guest on this trip; however, the bill was issued in her name and placed under her door. This should not have happened. Had trouble with our air conditioning the first few days in that it would not shut off when it reached the desired setting -- we had to open the lanai door to make it stop. Tech who visited our room told us that was how it worked. First two nights were most uncomfortable.
March 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PuaLANI Room Expectation
IGreeted with aloha by bellman and recptionist. Went through amenities, two beds as requested. However, I was not told the room was equipped for "handicap visitors" which creted a problem as there was no place in the closet for evening attire[holoku,etc..] Receptionist spoke to supervisor and siaid that a room next to us was avaialable with a full closet and could I come and get the key. But it.. had a king size bed so we decided to stay in the room as we were late for a function .I used the hook holding the robes and the closet door frame for the long attire. It took away the ambience of the room. Saturday morning a very helpfil man[I did not get his name]' at the desk had a clothes rack sent to the room..very appreciated . It framed the foot of one of the beds....The air conditioning broke down sometime on Sat. but was quickly attended to when notified. I have a feeling that the receptionist may not have known that the room was for the handicap. I trust the use of a certicate had no bearing on the selection of the room. I still beleive the Royal is the best just a little disappointed in this visit.
May 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jack47 This hotel is an oasis from busy and noisy Waikiki
The approach to the hotel is picturesque. The ground are magnificent and the hotel decor is fitting to the tranquility that is Hawaii. However, the service is spotty. Check in was long and tedious. The room cleaning staff was fantastic. However, the dining staff needed training and lacked efficiency. Valet service had good and bad days..Room service was excellent.
Overall, the hotel tried to personalize your visit and make you feel at home.
January 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TauckTour4 Insufficient nunber of available chairs around pool. Great views of ocean but the room size was disappointing considering the price of the room.
Totally inadquate number of available chairs around the pool. The Beach Boys were very helpful but folks were putting towels on chairs by 6:30a.m. to hold them and then not using them for quite a while. Thus, a big disappointment unless you wanted to pay a high price to rent chairs on the beach. As indicated, fantastic view of the ocean but the rooms were definitely not 4 or 5 star quality in terms of size.
March 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Christine Not worth the cost
Beautiful grounds, but Not worth the money. Service was so-so, most of the staff seemed like they wanted to do the minimum of what they could get away with (with a couple bright exceptions). Rooms were not as clean as expected. The beach is so crowded and had more rude people than I have ever seen in one place at one time. Overall, did not even compare to other 4-5 star facilities that I have been to. Nothing really that special about it.
January 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Malie56 Impeccable service
The bell desk, housekeepers and Mai Tai Bar staff made our stay beyond memorable. Kawika, (bell desk) approached us right away and helped us with our bags while we checked in. He remembered that we were celebrating a birthday throughout our entire stay and would always ask how we were doing with a smile. Susan, (Mai Tai Bar) was so friendly and made the last day of our stay-cation most memorable with so many laughs, good food and drinks.
July 30, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ruby717 Well, it's beautiful?
The hotel is gorgeous, all the staff is very nice. But in our three day stay this is what happened:
Our TV broke, our garden view was a pink wall view. Five feet from our window was a pink wall. Really? Internet only worked part time. There was a disturbance on our floor during the night. There was a disturbance in the garden area that same night. couldnt see what it was because of the pink wall. We needed our car early morning for our trip home. They assured us it would be there, it wasn't. We had to track down a valet to get the car. At 4:30am? And, a small thing I know. We never got our banana bread welcome basket. We "reminded" them about it twice. Got two guarantees that it would be there but never got the basket. We had a room key "die". Another trip downstairs for that.
I guess we expected more. But it's beautiful and the people are very nice.
February 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Drake4519 Timeless beauty
Grand hotel right on Waikiki that manages to simultaneously be in the heart of all the sights and be a perfect oasis. We were greeted with a delicious hibiscus tea cool beverage that was simply sublime. Our room was well appointed and large. Our only disappointment was the pool felt cramped nonetheless with Waikiki beach as your disposal we didn't mind the pool at all. Overall a wonderful hotel with great attentive staff. A true gem.
October 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patsy28 Beautiful Location
We chose this hotel from Ubookit.com and were very happy with the selection. We were pleasantly surprised with the history of the hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There is plenty of shopping and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. We were there through Christmas and found a Catholic Church within a 15 minute walking distance to the hotel. The staff was excellent and helped us with whatever needs we had.
December 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pasadenagal Nice, but first time was better
Check in process was good. We made a room change upon checking in but didn't get our banana cake until the following day. Service was good throughout stay but felt it was a bit lacking from prior visit in 2014.
May 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AWC1 Check-In Staff needs improvement
This was our fourth stay at the Royal Hawaiian. The previous 3 were excellent, but the lady who checked us in was uninformed and rude. We had booked the senior rate and she insisted we needed a physical copy of our AARP card, although our confirmation read the rate was Senior or AARP. You need to train your staff to be more cordial.
April 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by dk10 Hotel does not deserve "Luxury" catagory
The two-room garden suite had only one TV,and only one room had air-conditioning.
Unbelievably, paper cups were provided for coffee in the room, not a coffee mug.
The room service was haphazard - one day forgetting to provide coffee cups, the next day forgetting napkins, the next day providing only Decaf coffee and no regular coffee.
Being situated in the middle of everything, the room is quite noisy
February 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tonia This hotel has excellent service
Our family of four spent a week at Royal Hawaiian in the "Historic Wing." The service and friendliness are beyond compare. The check in process started by sitting at a large desk and promptly receiving a cool towel, refreshing drink and sweet treat! We had our own nightly family games in the Coconut Grove. This is what "old" Hawaii must have been like, no hussle and bussle. So relaxing! I only wish our room had a balcony.
September 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by rgodinez Beautiful/ Historical Hotel You Must See
We had a wonderful experience at the Royal Hawaiian. The resort (historical wing) is beautiful. It's like stepping back in time but with modern amenities. You are steps away from the famous Roy's (a must for dinner) and shopping. The staff was more than friendly and helpful. The Mai Tia bar is great place to relax, have tasty drinks while watching the sunset...steps from the beach. The bartenders are fun and entertaining.
August 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JJ65 Things have changed
3rd visit, 1st since renovation. Stilll an oasis of tranquility and beautiful hotel, lost ambiance of bygone era present prior to renovation. No more room amenities such as slippers. AC in room was not adequate & maintenance could not provide more. Hotel did not follow-up to see if concerns addressed. $36 per day resort for nothing applicable + add'l $40 for beach umb. & 2 lounge chairs p/d, previously part of tariff.
October 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by leenick Service could be improved
PBX- Instead of transferring calls, operator could take the request and call the appropriate department on behalf of guest. A hotel like this should operate in this manner.
Valet/Bellman/Doorman- The front services team is usually the strongest in hotels. They are the weak at this property. They're not very friendly and they are slow to react when a request is mande of them.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deb81 A dream family holiday
The staff at the Royal Hawaiian go above and beyond from housekeeping to management. You never walk past a staff member without a friendly Aloha. Our suite was spectacular and serviced each day to prestine condition.
The staff were very accommodating and welcoming to our young children and made an effort to get to know them and always very attentive to their needs. Mahalo Royal Hawaiian, we can't wait to come back.
October 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by lanikailover Great iconic hotel in historic location though it's in the details
While this hotel is in the most amazing location and the history behind this hotel is fantastic, I don't think I would return unless I was using SPG points like I did this time.
The room I had was an upgraded beautiful room with the ocean view directly in front of me and a nice sized balcony.
-The room itself had a slight musty smell to it.
-The gym is pretty lame - has no mirrors, stretch mats and another person walked in after I did and said the same thing I was thinking, "this is it???"
- The shower pressure is pretty low and had an adjustable shower head that didn't help with the pressure.
- The staff is superfriendly at the front desk and car valet. Though upon checkout, I brought my own bags down and the car valet/doorman brought my heavy rolling bag down in front of where my jeep was parked and then walked away, nowhere to be found. I was left to heft my own luggage into my car with noone to help. I've never had that happen before at a hotel!
- I wanted to get coffee at 915am one day and they have a policy of taking the coffee away at 9am so I had to go to their outdoor restaurant, wait for a mgr to ask where I could get a cup of coffee to bring to my room, then she had to send a server to come up to me to order the coffee and then after, the paperwork to charge it to my room. It took 15 min to do that. If they could leave the coffee to 9:30am like the Modern Honolulu does (they actually leave it out until 10am). People are on vacation and can't always be early to rise.
- Also, paying $50 to use the beach chairs in front of the resort seemed steep to me. $20 if you use them after 2pm.
- Went to Mai Tai Bar for lunch one day. Sat at the bar. The server was incredibly nice and helpful. Though there was a smell at the bar where I sat closer to the beach side that comes from not smelling like they cleaned their mats well enough behind the bar.
1) Welcome amenities of champagne and fruit, banana bread was a really nice touch.
2) The location right on the most beautiful part of waikiki beach.
3) being able to rent a paddleboard, surfboard and boogie boards right in front of the hotel and go straight to the water
May 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sport56 Royal Hawaiin
This iconic hotel is a "must" stay.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cruzer57 The Royal Hawaiian,Waikki meets all your expectations
This is our second trip to the Royal Hawaiian, we enjoy staying here because of the GREAT staff and the OUTSTANDING housekeeping. This Majestic Hotels grounds are kept groomed daily. It's central locations has you in walking distance to all types of dining and shopping. I just can't say enough about how pleasant and helpful the staff are. My wife and I Highly recommend this Hotel and we will be returning.
February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LRiley Excellent Staff and Experience at The Royal Hawaiian
My mother, son, and I returned to The Royal Hawaiian in January after several past visits, and thought that this last visit had been our best experience due to the professionalism, warmth, and attention to detail provided by your excellent staff. Two gentlemen were particularly instrumental in making our vacation such a wonderful experience. Mr. Evan Yamashita, the guest service manager, was very courteous, patient, professional, and made our last experience the most memorable. Our bellman, Mr. Brandon Chung, was also a delightful person, who was very kind and helpful throughout our vacation. As a former employee in a customer service industry, I recognize the importance of an excellent staff, and these two gentlemen are a great asset to your organization.. The dining, Mai Tai bar, shops, and the hotel location are excellent. The RH is the perfect hotel to enjoy your vacation experience in Waikiki.
January 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Scott513 A Gem in Paradise
My wife and I have fond memories of our wedding, reception and start of our honeymoon at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. About once a year we make the short trip from our home in Honolulu down to Waikiki to enjoy a "stay-cation" at the Pink Princess, recall our wedding memories and enjoy the wonderful setting and service of the RHH. We love it and it will always have a warm place in our hearts.
November 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pampam Awesome
We absolutely loved our stay at the Royal Hawaiian. The staff were friendly and very helpful from the bell desk, checkin (nice touch with the hot towels and beverage) to the Mai Tai bar (Susan) and the Restaurant (Oscar). We stayed on the 3rd floor overlooking the courtyard, the room was above expectations. We highly recomend this Hotel and hope your stay will be as memeorable as ours!
September 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RichardTricia Magical Memories
We stayed at the Royal Hawaiian for our 30th wedding anniversary , 25 years after our first and only previous visit to Hawaii. It was a magical week of luxurious accommodation, immaculate and thoughtful service, smiling and friendly staff, and the feeling that we were part of the family that is the Royal Hawaiian.
Thanks you for a wonderful stay with wonderful memories. We'll be back
February 23, 2013