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Last 5 reviews
We came to this wonderful hotel for the Luau show Well we was very much surprised by this stunning hotel .. full of history The show was superb and the entertainment was excellent the story of the island with luau etc .. we learnt a lot that evening .. and we had the outside show of “ fire eating & dancing “ The food was exceptional .. a fantastic spread and continually replenishing it too I do recommend this place for the luau show ....
Mark Mita check in staff
We had so much help from Mark. He was so helpful when we checked in and when we checked out. Staff like Mark make Royal Hawaiian special. And no we had never met him before and this is a completely objective review. Janette and Andrew
Classic place, no, it’s iconic. The heritage wing is nostalgic, the rooms don’t offer balconies and showing some age. The newer section offers brighter more upbeat accommodations with balconies and wraparound balconies in corner rooms. The best proximity in Waikiki.
Wonderful Classic Hotel
The original pink hotel was not the first on Waikiki but is probably the most famous. We wandered through the hotel which is hidden from the main street by the mall but can be seen from the beach. The Sheraton Hotel on the east and the Outrigger on the west blocks the view from parts of the hotel. It is a peaceful garden on the west side that blocks off the noise of the city.
The gorgeous “Pink Palace of the Pacific”
We were torn between choosing the more modern looking rooms with full ocean views, and the traditional heritage rooms in the old original part of the hotel - so we split our stay between the two spending 4 nights in each. General: The staff at the RHH are all incredibly friendly and helpful, and service is excellent. The grounds around the property are a lush green oasis of calm and adds to the exclusivity. The hotel location can not be beaten - it’s got the best part of the beach, and outside you’re right in the middle of the shopping area. The resort fee includes portable Wifi hire - perfect for using while out exploring the island. The hotel Wifi is free and super-fast (70-90mbps). Beds are very comfortable and the linens are top quality Frette. Toiletries are gorgeous organic Mālie. Mailani Tower: The building is a 70’s concrete construction, but the views they offer are unparalleled. Beach, palm trees, surf & surfers - Iconic Hawaii - this is what you’re paying extra for at the Mailani Tower. We also loved hearing the sound of the ocean - so soothing. ***Tip: It’s also definitely worth paying a bit extra for a high floor! The rooms are a mix of tired-traditional and faded-modern decor. The air conditioning units are old and clunky and loud - you can’t sleep with it on, even on low it’s noisy. Bathrooms are very dated and the over-tub shower isn’t the best - not what you’d expect from a top hotel. No blockout blinds or curtains - just sliding louver shutters which let in the morning light so no sleeping late allowed here. The Mailani Lounge provides a complimentary “light” breakfast in the mornings, and also a happy (2.5) hour for drinks and nibbles in the evening. The lounge was never packed during these hours- always seating available. Service was super friendly too. There is a coffee machine in the lounge too and this is available for use though the day and evening. Traditional wing: The original part of the hotel is absolutely stunning- wide open spaces with high ceiling and beautiful architectural features, and all beautifully maintained. The room doors are original heavy carved wood, the hallway carpet are gorgeous pattered. Rooms are spacious with lots of natural light - we were given a room on the 6th floor. Curtains are black-out so great for the mornings. Beds are much more comfortable than the Mailani Tower too. Bathrooms have a modern shower cubicle and the shower is excellent. We loved our stay at this historic beauty, knows as The Pink Palace of the Pacific.
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