Waikiki Sunset

Jul 22nd, 2009, 09:24 AM
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Waikiki Sunset

Looking at the Aston waikiki Sunset for a few days in February in waikiki. I know the rooms have been recently remodeled - especially the ocean view rooms. But in looking at its location, is there really any ocean view? Price is right $161 internet special but I really want to be able to see the ocean from the lanai. Anywone know about it? I like having a kitchen so I don't have to eat out every night, so that is a plus for me plus it said separate bedroom - does that mean a folded accordian type room divider like the waikiki Banyan has or is it a real separate bedroom with doors. Last info was posted 2002. Anyone stayed at Waikiki Sunset and can give me an update?
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Jul 22nd, 2009, 10:19 AM
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here is an aerial view of the hotel http://www.wizardpub.com/oahu/orwaikikisunset.html

googling around I found this http://www.waikiki-condos.com/waikiki-sunset-ph.html which shows the ocean view penthouse distant ocean view. How high a floor would you be able to get?

trip advisor has some reviews from 2005...if that helps.

it is a nice section of Waikiki because the beach is park, instead of being fronted with hotels.
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Jul 22nd, 2009, 10:20 AM
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It's actually a block from the beach, not beachfront, so it won't be a totally unobstructed ocean view.
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Jul 22nd, 2009, 11:15 AM
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thanks for the info. I know there will be an obstructed view just as long as there is some ocean to look at. Night time it is nice to be able to see lights. I stayed at the Grand Waikikian last year for a few days. Day time view was great with ocean and lagoon but night time all I saw was theparking lot of the hotel next door which was a glow iwth lights. Not wxactly what I was hoping for especially for the price. I checked out the penthouse at the waikiki sunset and it doesn't have lanai. Would not want to stay in Hawaii without lanai to sit on.

Does anyone know if there is a real bedroom with a door? Suppose I could call the hotel and find out.....
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Jul 22nd, 2009, 11:51 AM
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Check Trip Advisor's Honolulu forum. If you post there maybe someone can help with the hotel specifics? (not the hotel reviews section, but a forum... like this one)
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Jul 22nd, 2009, 01:43 PM
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The bedrooms are separate including doors.

I stayed there in 2007. Didn't have a view, but also didn't pay for one. We really liked the unit.

Some reviews:

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Jul 22nd, 2009, 03:41 PM
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I stayed there in 2007.

Meant to say 1997.
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Jul 24th, 2009, 02:54 PM
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thanks all....Actually rebooked at the Waikiki Banyan thru VRBO in a totally remodeled unit that has a great lanai view of ocean and city. It bothers me when there aren't a lot of pictures on a website and Waikiki Sunset didn't have many. This works out good because my sis is always staying at the banyan with a friend so we can get together for her 65 b'day.
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Shar how was your stay at the Waikiki Banyan and do you know the vrbo number?
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May 22nd, 2010, 10:49 PM
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Waikiki Banyan is nice and the unit I stayed in was totally remodeled - granite updated kitchen marble floors, stainless in the kitchen, updated bathroom and a decent view of the ocean but it felt very "cold and hard" to me. Nothing to soften all the hard edges - no drapes, just pull down shades (although nice shades). No area rug to soften the marble and besides the 4 high bar stools there was only a couch to sit on so conversation was a bit awkward. Sorry I can't remember the number but if you go on VRBO under Waikiki Banyan you will see pix of the remodeled unit. There was a nice pool and even a sauna.

I think the hardness of the unit bothered me - not Hawaiian enough for me I guess. Owner was very pleasant and did a nice job updating the unit. Phone calls were free to the mainland and Canada. I did suggest to her that she try to soften the place with a small area rug under the coffee table and add at least 1 chair in the living room. Don't know if she did. Would I stay there again? Not sure but it was reasonable. Be aware that there are a lot of families that stay there so there are usually lots of children at the pool.
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