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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

My family and I just spent a week in Honolulu at the Royal Hawaiian resort. First it is one of the only hotels directly on the beach, several of the other expensive ones rely on walking accross the street to the public beaches. The restaurant had amazing food. the beach was great and the service was absolutely wonderful. There is... More 

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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ward B, Thank you so very much for taking a moment to share your review with us. We're delighted to learn that you and your family had an exceptional vacation and we couldn't be more excited to know that we helped make your son's 7 birthday quite special. We look forward to welcoming you back again to the "Pink... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2014

The Royal Hawaiian is beautiful and rich in history. Although much has been updated it's age does still show. Still it was a wonderful treat to stay in this beautiful pink hotel which we could recognize from the top of Diamond Head. The free photo is not worth the time unless you happen to have a free hour to roam... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

I was dropped off at the front entrance of the Royal Hawaiian but was not greeted or offered any help with luggage. The staff seemed totally unaware that I was a guest in need of some assistance. It seems like a lot of the staff here speak Japanese, and prefer helping those who are clearly Japanese. Check in was smooth... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a corporate event over five nights with my wife. Excellent staff and hospitality - history of the buildings are rich but... Rooms are very tired and somewhat dated (feels like an early 90's fit out). Carpets worn in most areas rooms, hallways, lifts etc. Bathroom was very ordinary and far from my definition of 'luxury' For the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014

This iconic hotel rich with historical offerings and the loveliness of the old mixed with the new is just wonderful. We stayed in one of the garden suites and the room was just fantastic. This is our 5th stay and we just keep coming back as our Oahu SPG Hotel of choice due to the uniqueness and the people. The... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

This is not an easy review - after wanting to stay here for years we finally did in honor of our 20th anniversary. Five nights in the Royal Tower with a view of Waikiki of which we never tire (corner premium view-7000.) The pros: -fantastic view -public areas like no other. Historic, opulent and elegant. -staff were friendly, helpful and... More 

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Australia
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

What an amazing experience from the moment we arrived to the time we checked out. The Royal Hawaiian oozes charm and character. The staff are extremely courteous, friendly and professional. We were upgraded to an amazing suite on the 2nd floor which absolutely took our breath away. Yes it's pricey but you get what you pay for...luxury. It was so... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2014

We stayed for four days. It has very impressive public areas and good, attentive staff. Rooms are good but small. What I really didn't like was the constant upselling and add on fees. A resort fee (no explanation at check in), but yet the pool area was very crowded and loungers on the beach cost us another $42 per day.... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2014

What dreams are made of....lavish furnishings and decor...friendly staff and you feel like you're being taken to a different world....you feel like royalty and you'll never want to leave the Royal Hawaiin....it's special...so spoil yourselves.....don't miss the opportunity of a lifetime !!!

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Thank you, Ezio L for your wonderful review. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon to The Royal Hawaiian. Warmest aloha, More 

Dorado, Puerto Rico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

I've been to the Royal over 10 times. It is my favorite Oahu experience, right on Waikiki beach. Its an iconic setting with amazing views of the beach as well as dead center in the middle of all the action right between dukes and the sheraton. Its a great place for a family as you would have to try really... More 

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Dear hausenpepper, We're absolutely delighted to learn that you enjoyed another exceptional stay with us here at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. It's always wonderful to hear from our return guests and we're so appreciative of the time you took to share your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warmest aloha, More 

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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The Royal Hawaiian, a Waikiki Beach Hotel, has Abhasa Spa, renowned restaurants, and a pool with a waterslide and cabanas. We have gorgeous indoor and outdoor event space for weddings and meetings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

Address: 2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: $531 - $1,407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 528
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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Hotel Honolulu
Royal Hawaiian Honolulu
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort Honolulu, Hawaii
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#5 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#7 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#9 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#9 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#16 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#18 Business Hotel in Honolulu
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“Validate your "Ocean Front" room when checking in. The room I had was offered as an "Ocean Front" room when part of the view was obstructed.”
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“the traditional rooms are my favourite”
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“We had a garden room in the original hotel building, and it was beautiful and quiet. Of course ocean views are always nice.”
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