Island Colony Hotel, Honolulu
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Island Colony Hotel
Not Real Happyfrom akmlion819
Great Location For Budget Travelersfrom sgandara
this place suckedfrom toddcarl
You Get What You Pay Forfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Good value but not much elsefrom cstokely
Just know, if you are looking for luxury, this is not your place. If you are looking for a great location at a good price, then you'll be OK here.
Great Views of the City; Bad Accommodationsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
However, it was hard to sleep. It's weird that something as small as bedsheets could change your opinion of a place, but it did. These sheets were clean, but very old-school and itchy. The bed was too hard. The bathroom was drab, but they did make an effort by renovating it and the kitchenette with granite.
Pros: Great View, very accessible to touristy places and the city.
Cons: Accommodations are lame and a major renovation is in order.
Complete Disappointmentfrom A TripAdvisor Member
First of all, parking was the most crowded I've ever seen in a hotel. You couldn't even navigate the turns when driving through most of the garage. Furthermore, when walking through and to the elevator, it didn't feel the safest.
Next up, let's talk about the rooms. You get nice looking pictures of the rooms online, but when you get there, it's another story. Paint chipping off the walls in the bathroom. Dirty shower curtain (old?). Shower head just hanging there, not even attached to the wall completely (in other words, the pipe was sticking out through some break in the wall that looked like it was done with a hammer). The outdoor balcony furniture was also less than what was shown on the online pictures.
Just as someone described it, this is like staying in a very old dorm room. It is not worth the 100+ per night. Don't stay here.
great viewsfrom lindataylor62
Castle Island Colony-Clean and Comfortable-Great Valuefrom hantawah3
I have read other reviews about the smallness of the bathrooms at this location and I can vouch for these other reviews as the bathromm was indeed small.But there was adequate room to shave and move about once the door was closed,plus our bathroom featured a hairdryer.
The big surprise was the lanai (balcony) which was like a visual smorgasbord as to the left were the mountains ,centerwise we had a nice view of Diamondhead and to the right we could see the ocean.Down below and to the left was the Ali Wai canal which daily featured a number of outrigger canoes and kayaks passing back and forth.The real treat for us as early risers was to get up and watch the sunrise pop up just left of the inland end of Diamondhead,these like the vaunted sunsets, are also quite colorful as well.
The front desk staff was always polite and helpful with our questions and arranging a late checkout was handled quite well as I was informed that they would be glad to store our luggage for us since we had a late night departure or we could pay $10 an hour late charge- past the 12:00
checkout.As we had booked a kayaking trip for our last day I elected the late charge as we were able to return to our room late that afternoon and
and get cleaned up and dressedfor the long trip back home.I certainly appreciated their giving us the option .
Another nice feature here is the location as you are but a two block walk to Kuhio Avenue which features nearby bus stops,plenty of eating establishments,clubs and stores.
My only complaint is with the activities desk as my wife went down and inquired about arranging a reservation for one of the Luaus and was told rather abruptly by the young man at the desk that she would have to call Grayline to arrange such an activity.Amazingly ,we called one of the Luaus ourselves and had a reservation set up in three minutes and NO we did not call Grayline.
Certainly if you are looking for value priced accomodations,this certainly one to consider.
Wonderful stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We recommend the Island colony for all visitors.
Top Local Tips for Honolulu
Arriving and departing. Pack small. You could take a regular bus from airport to Waikiki for $2.00. The bus goes everywhere. I circle the island on one bus ticket.
get out of waikiki rent a car and go to the north shore, go to the 'lagoons', but get out of waikiki
Hotel transfers Get your bus or transfer at the airport,they do round trips, and are a third of the price of booking online,
Other names for Island Colony Hotel
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- Address: 445 Seaside Avenue - Honolulu - Hawaii - 96813 - United States
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