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"Great staff and value"
Nice decor, we had a comfortable room with a nice view, all the staff were awesome,no pool .....who travels to an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to swim in a pool LOL walked down to the ocean, then down to the barefoot beach cafe for sum Ahi tuna and a sunset.They were filming an episode of Hawaii Five-O on the beach,.... this is a great property A+
"My new favorite hotel "
I've been visiting Honolulu for years now and I can finally say that I have a new favorite, go to hotel. The Lotus. It's a boutique hotel that's off the strip in Diamondhead. If you're looking to get away from the mega crowds, hunt for local grinds and enjoy a more personal touch to your hotel stay, this is the perfect place. The Lotus is just the right amount of hotel. You get the know the staff and they'll attend to your every need. They provided us with a tandem bike to get to the strip and even helped us get rental surfboards delivered to the hotel. In my opinion, the Lotus is the perfect choice for me and I'm definitely staying here longer next time. The rooms are clean, quiet and moderately priced. Considering the resort fee includes valet parking, it's a great deal. I just moved to the Pink Palace for the second half of my trip and I totally regret it. Nothing against the hotel, but I feel like I'm staying in the middle of a shopping mall. I'll be back here next year.
"Really enjoyable stay"
We enjoyed our 8 day stay at this quaint boutique-ish hotel. The staff were very friendly -- we especially liked Russell, who helped us with restaurants and excursions. The location is indeed off centre -- exactly 15 mins walk through the park and takes you to the edge of Waikiki beach, so a total of 20-30 mins walk to most restaurants/shops in town, which we didn't mind, but not for everyone. They also have bicycles available for use, which is a nice touch as it cuts down the travel time. Renting 2 beach loungers and parasol on Waikiki beach will set you back a cool $50 per day, so you can save yourself a fortune by buying a $10 parasol from ABC stores/Walmart and borrowing the hotel's free beach chairs -- these also come in handy when visiting other beaches like Kailua, Lanakai, Sandy Beach, etc. (assuming you have a car rental). There are only 2 restaurants within 5 mins walk -- the Lau Tree Lanai, which is ok... a bit overpriced, and reservation required to get a table. The other restaurant is French, but we didn't try it. For snacks, there's also a convenience store. Btw, there's a restaurant in the Canoe club next door, but surprisingly only serve food to members. Our favourite restaurants in town were Duke's and Eggs & Things, which we preferred over higher end restaurants such as Orchids and Hy's steakhouse (service was excellent, but a bit snooty -- i.e. covered shoes mandatory). For excursions, we did the Holokai Catamaran, which was excellent and only $60 (booked directly on their website) for snorkelling with the turtles and Diamond Head sail. We also tried to do the Shark Adventures which looked fantastic (they put you in a cage surrounded by sharks) but our trip was cancelled at the last minute due to high winds, so try to get this trip in early if interested.
"Lovely Stay Away from the Crowds "
We had a really nice stay at the Lotus. The best feature of this hotel is the outstanding service from the staff - nothing was too much trouble, everyone did all they could to assist us, and we were allowed to check in very early which was appreciated. The location was perfect for us - out of the busy Waikiki area. It was a 2 minute walk down the road to a great beach, a 20 minute walk to Waikiki, and the hotel provides a shuttle service to Ala Moana. Unfortunately, while being in a quiet location, the rooms aren't soundproof, so guests or staff in the corridor woke us several times. The room was spacious, but due to the age a few of the soft furnishings were stained. The room was also let down slightly by having mould through the shower. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would stay again.
"Nice service and room "
I would return here - nice atmosphere - simple -view of diamond head- glimpse of the beach Clean room - free yoga in the park and happy hour nice wine - quaint -tucked away . . . . . Great service . .
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM