More snapshots (and a bit out of order… but that’s the way this trip has rolled), and this time it’s my hotel in Waikiki – The Aston Waikiki Beach.
It’s location is at the bottom of Waikiki beach. This can be a benefit or a loss depending on how you see it – as you’re down the bottom of the Kalakuna Avenue – with the posh shops of Wakiki a minor walk away. The benifit is you’re next to the beach.
I’ll take the beach any day of the week.
There’s a choice getting there – Shuttle bus, Taxi, bus (if you’re very lightly loaded…) Uber – Allow $30 for the shuttle bus (operated by SpeediShuttle and all the time in the world). As I was in no rush, SpeediShuttle suited me.
The lower reception is a comfortable waiting area – Hawaii’s climate leads to some intresting hotel foyers
The upper foyer is where you check in – again – open air.
A minor warning – it seems that the curse of resort fees have arrived at this hotel as well – but the $23 a night seemed to give better value with Internet for devices and breakfast at the pool (as well as DVD Rental and a plethora of other things).
Anyway… the room. It’s not bad in the least.
It’s an average sized room with a large bed. There’s a fridge, safe and all the usual things. More importantly, the bed was comfortable – which does make a difference in my book.
The bathroom – whilst not large was well equipped.
The room also had a balcony… which is important. I booked a room with a partial sea view… and I got this:
Partial will do. It made a great office too.
Breakfast is an interesting concept – it’s served by the pool – so there’s a cool bag at in your room:
And then you collect a cold buffet in the morning.
Well, it’s different. Providing you can get a poolside seat, it’s a great way to have breakfast.
I’ll have a full review in the next couple of weeks – but it’s nice to go off-chain every now and again. You never know what surprises you’ll get.
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