Book it Danno! The Aston Waikiki Beach
- A Rock, A Hard Place and Tier Points
- To Birmingham Airport, Ryanair FR693 Birmingham to Dublin
- A morning around Dublin
- Dublin Airport, BA4467 Dublin Airport to London City Airport
- Travelodge, London City Airport
- A Morning at London City Airport
- British Airways BA001 London City Airport – Shannon, Shannon to New York-JFK
- Über Takes on Manhattan
- Holiday Inn Express, JFK
- JFK T8, US Airways Flight US510 New York JFK to Phoenix, Arizona
- US Airways Club/Admiral’s Club, US694 Phoenix Sky Harbour to Honolulu
- The Aston Beach Waikiki
- Travel Plus… Doing – Exploring the Diamond Head Trail
- Travel Plus… Doing – Pearl Harbour and The USS Arizona Memorial
- The joy of British Airways Rebooking
- Honolulu Airport, American Airline Lounge, US693 Honolulu International to Phoenix
- US425 Phoenix to New York-JFK, Economy Class
- JFK Omnishambles
- BA002 JFK to London City Airport
- Involuntary Downgrade Chaos
- BA4462 London City Airport to Dublin
- A Five Hour Dublin Layover
- BA0837 Dublin Airport to London Heathrow Airport in Club Europe
- Homeward bound
- Aftermath: Points and Reflections…
Getting off the plane, it was a matter of following my way through- and towards the exit.
With that, I got a ticket for the Shuttle over to Waikiki. After a bit of a wait, I was mobile – and in about 30 minutes – on the Wakiki Beach, then to the my hotel for this trip: The Aston Beach Waikiki
Aston Beach Waikiki
After being dropped off by the shuttle bus, I wandered my way up to reception.
Check in was handled effectivly and quickly, with restort fees pointed out (along with the amenities including DVD rental, WiFi, Breakfast… and a load of other things that I didn’t pay attention to.
With all the formalities dealt with, it was time to head to the room… which involves the joy of “On Demand Lifts”
The idea is that you use your keycard to validate you are staying at the hotel and enter which floor you want. You’re then directed to a lift to take you there.
Crazy, but the system seemed to work for me. Eventually, I was dropped off on the 10th floor, and headed to my room
Getting to my room, I’m not sure what I was expecting to be honest. What I got, was something rather nice:
TV, Coffee Maker, PS3, etc
There was also a cool bag on the side:
The bathroom itself was clean, and well stocked too – always nice to see.
Howeer, there was something more important and why I booked this style of room – namely because it offered”A parital beach view”.
I think I got a good view personally…
The bed itself was pretty reasonable and reasonably firm.
Whilst the aircon system wasn’t loud – it did keep me cool as needed (and considering how I’m not exactly built for warm climates… this is a good thing).
As breakfast came round, I headed downstairs into the mele that was breakfast.
Breakfast is served… well not on the beach, but on the deck where the pool is.
Of course, this being Hawaii, there was morning entertainment.
The hotel itself was targeted at a holiday crowd – and considering I was on holiday, it suited me perfectly.
Overall: It’s not a bad property at all. Whilst I would had prefered a Hyatt or something like that (being the points collector I am), I’m the first to recognise value where I can find it.o This hotel did the job that I wanted it to, providing a comfortable place to rest, a base to explore, and a place to get breakfast each morning as well as a reasonable Internet connection
And on the day of departure.. this would become more important that I would realise….
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