Vive Hotel Waikiki
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8.6
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9.1
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - 260 meters to the beach
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  • Lucoral Museum80 m
  • Duke Kahanamoku Statue260 m
  • Waikiki Beach420 m
  • Tiki's Grill & Bar510 m
  • Rainbow Trolley510 m
  • Zanzabar Nightclub530 m
  • Fusion Waikiki540 m
  • Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center620 m
  • Waikiki Shopping Plaza650 m
  • DFS T Galleria690 m
  • Vive Hotel Waikiki

    2426 Kuhio Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu (HI), United States, 96815 - See map
    "Staff and customer service some of the best I've ever encountered."
    Eli - December 17, 2016
    Fantastic breakfast
    93% positive mentions
    Exceptional service
    9.1 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • 260 meters to the beach

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Laundry service

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 14 times

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    Value for money score
    8.3/10
    Location score
    9.1/10
    Service score
    9.1/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.6/10
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    Value for money8.3
    Location rating9.1

    Rooms available at Vive Hotel Waikiki

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Cosmopolitan Queen Ocean View
    Cosmopolitan Queen Ocean View
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Cosmopolitan Family Suite
    Cosmopolitan Family Suite
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 queen beds
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    Lifestyle Junior Suite Ocean View
    Lifestyle Junior Suite Ocean View
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    • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    Cosmopolitan Queen
    Cosmopolitan Queen
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Junior Suite Mountain View
    Junior Suite Mountain View
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    • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 king bed
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    Cosmopolitan Twin/Twin
    Cosmopolitan Twin/Twin
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    1 King Ocean View Junior Suite Accessible
    1 King Ocean View Junior Suite Accessible
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    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW
    DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW
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      Suite Standard
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        Double Or Twin With Double Bed
        Double Or Twin With Double Bed
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          What people love about Vive Hotel Waikiki

          • 9.2
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness

            "The suite is very clean and tidy."

            Bingjiang

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            April 30, 2017

          • 7.6
            Very good

            "Bust stop nearby and concierge service is a plus."

            Ahmad Z.

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            December 1, 2017

          • 9.6
            Exceptional
            Location

            "Great location, short stroll to Waikiki beach and surrounding shops and restaurants."

            Ross

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            May 16, 2018

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          8.4
          Excellent

          "Staff and location great."

          Joanna

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          December 1, 2018

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "The staff were great"

          Akin

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          January 1, 2019

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          Cleanliness8.6
          Facilities7.8
          Location9.1
          Room comfort and quality8.0
          Service9.1
          Value for money8.3
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          7-8 Very Good (58)
          6-7 Good (17)
          <6 Below Expectation (19)
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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Oriana from Switzerland
          Group
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

          Very good hotel in waikiki”

          It's very near to waikiki beach, just around 2-3minutes. Also you have many possibility to eat around. The hotel offers free of charge beachtowel, chairs, bodyboards, umbrellas. I would definitely stay there again, because the price is very good and it offers all you need!

          Reviewed March 05, 2019

          Aloha Oriana, It was a pleasure to read the review of your stay with us. We are glad to see that you enjoyed our convenient location (steps away from shopping and dining) and the use of beach equipment. We can't wait to share another memorable stay with you! Mahalo, Vive Hotel Management

          Responded March 27, 2019
          Vive Hotel Waikiki
          8.4
          Excellent
          Jonah from United States
          Couple
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

          Excellent”

          Overall we had a great stay. Minor hiccups, but the value was worth our stay. House keeping was spotty. On one of the days our room did not get cleaned, their schedule was supposed to be from 730am-4pm. The AC unit is pretty loud when trying to sleep, also noticed the sound of cars passing by (16th floor). Agoda booking fails to mention the details of the resort/amenity fee, which was $12/day. The resort fee covers wifi and beach: towels, mats, umbrellas. During our stay it was cloudy and raining, so we didn't really get to use the beach amenities. The complimentary breakfast was good, which contained a variety of fruits, breads and pastries, teas and coffee. The hotel is walking distance to everything, which was the main factor for our stay.

          Reviewed February 18, 2019

          Aloha Jonah, We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to write a review on your experience with us at Vive Hotel. We are very happy you enjoyed our ideal location amidst the sun, surf, shopping, and sumptuous dining options of Waikiki Beach. We are happy you enjoyed our tropical continental breakfast to start your days. We are very sorry you had issues with AC noise during your stay. To improve our guests experience at Vive we are upgrading all of our units this year. Your feedback is appreciated and will be reviewed by management. Despite the above, we hope it did not heavily impact your stay in a negative manner. We do hope that you give Vive Hotel Waikiki another try one day as we'd love for the opportunity to provide you with a flawless experience the next time around. From all of us at the Vive Hotel Waikiki, we wish you a wonderful day and safe travels. Mahalo, Vive Management

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          Vive Hotel Waikiki
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Di from Singapore
          Business traveler
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 7 nights in January 2019

          Convenient for everything”

          Has bus stop downstairs, which makes easier for me to go to the conference centre located in Hilton Resort Village. Near to the beach and a couple of highly popular eateries. Only thing that might not be perfect is that the breakfast is typical America type, which comprises mainly bread, coffee, and few choices of fruits. Nonetheless, this is quite common to many US and Europe hotels.

          Reviewed February 07, 2019

          Aloha Di, On behalf of the staff and management at the Vive Hotel Waikiki, we would like to extend our genuine appreciation for selecting to stay at our boutique hotel! We are thrilled you enjoyed premium location in the center of Waikiki; minutes from fine dining, world class shopping, perfect waves, and sandy beaches. We are very sorry if you found breakfast to be too unvaried. We try to enhance the standard continental breakfast of coffee and bread with butter and jam by also providing fresh cut fruits and hard boiled eggs. Your feedback is appreciated and will be passed on to our management team. From all of us at the Vive Hotel Waikiki, it was a pleasure being of service to you and we wish you safe travels! Mahalo, Vive Management

          Responded February 08, 2019
          Vive Hotel Waikiki
          10.0
          Exceptional
          JUNGJIN from South Korea
          Business traveler
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 1 night in July 2019

          Kind staffs”

          I asked the front desk to bring a tape for wrapping gifts. A service man brought it to me ASA I called the FD. Kind staff!

          Reviewed July 22, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Nanette from Philippines
          Family with teens
          Cosmopolitan Queen Ocean View
          Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

          Absolutely highly recommended. The location is perfect , accessible to all restaurants, and Malls.”

          VIVE Hotel is a perfect place for us. Accessible to all malls , restaurants, bars and 3 minutes walking to the beach. The free breakfast is fine , only, we request that the hotel should offer a Filipino breakfast like serving rice / fish or meat and vegetables or heavy breakfast to complete the package of the hotel. Overall rating , it’s almost perfect . Thank you Vive Hotel . Mahalo .

          Reviewed June 25, 2019
          5.2
          Sherysse
          Solo traveler
          Cosmopolitan Queen Ocean View
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

          They did not return my security deposit ”

          They asked for 100usd security deposit and said that they will return it withing 3 business days after check out. It’s been 15 working days now and they still have not returned the money! I was very careful with the room, kept it tidy all the time, with nothing broken when I left, so as not to forfeit my deposit. So I really don’t understand why they haven’t returned it yet.

          Reviewed May 16, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Sherinah from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

          Good value for money”

          Really good location, just 2 streets away from the main Kalakaua Street. Staff is very helpful, and there's 24hrs service available! Breakfast is not much though, just fruits and some pastries. but it's enough to hold till lunch! A bit noisy though, you can hear some of the traffic from your room, but it could be because my room was facing the road. I still could sleep well on their comfortable bed. Otherwise, good value for money!

          Reviewed October 12, 2018

          Hi Sherinah, We'd like to thank you for giving Vive Hotel Waikiki a shot during your stay here on Oahu. We are glad to see that you made the most of our guest services, breakfast, and location. We do apologize for the unwanted street noise. Given that we are centrally located in the heart of Waikiki, the street noise can be hard to avoid. We look forward to hosting you again soon and to sharing another amazing experience with you. Sincerely, -Vive Hotel Management

          Responded October 16, 2018
          Vive Hotel Waikiki
          8.4
          Excellent
          Sanjaya from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

          Excellent”

          I stayed 2 nights at this hotel in February. The room was very clean, the bed was very comfortable, the staff were very nice. I just had 2 issues - the noise from the construction downstairs was loud. The AC was a bit noisy. But other than this I really enjoyed my stay.

          Reviewed February 25, 2019

          Aloha Sanjaya, We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to write a review on your experience with us at Vive Hotel Waikiki. We are delighted to have been a welcome respite at the end of days exploring the island. We are very sorry you had issues with AC noise during your stay. To improve our guests experience at Vive we are upgrading all of our units this year. Thank you for your kind remarks and helpful suggestions, they will be passed on to our management team for review. We hope that you continue to make Vive Hotel Waikiki your home away from home when returning to Oahu in the future. We can't wait to have you back! Mahalo, Vive Management

          Responded March 05, 2019
          Vive Hotel Waikiki
          8.8
          Excellent
          JACQUELINE from United States
          Family with teens
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

          Perfect location and free breakfast”

          Walk to beach in 2 minutes. The Bus stops right by the hotel with frequent bus lines to sightseeing around town. Stayed in Queen bed room on 12th floor. Room has everything we needed mini fridge, safe, hangers, bath robes and plenty of towels. Lobby serves daily complimentary breakfast at 7 a.m. and coffee, tea and water are available 24/7. Cons: AC is loud. Desk and bed side tables have dust or lint. Closet is tiny (approx. 2x2)

          Reviewed February 21, 2019

          Aloha JACQUELINE, We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to write a review on your experience with us at Vive Hotel Waikiki. We are delighted to have been a welcome respite at the end of days exploring the island. We are very happy you enjoyed our tropical continental breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea, and infused water station to keep you refreshed. Your candid evaluation is appreciated. We are very sorry you were bothered by AC noise during your stay, happily we will be upgrading all of these unit this year. Despite the above, we hope it did not heavily impact your stay in a negative manner and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding. We do hope that you give Vive Hotel Waikiki another try one day as we'd love for the opportunity to provide you with a flawless experience the next time around. From all of us at the Vive Hotel Waikiki, we wish you a wonderful day and safe travels! Mahalo, Vive Management

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          Vive Hotel Waikiki
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Archimedes from United States
          Couple
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 9 nights in January 2019

          Wonderful location”

          Vive is a nice boutique hotel. It is two blocks from the beach and to eateries as well as shopping areas if that is what you want to do. The breakfast was a nice surprise as the items were prepared well and the fruit was always fresh. The fusion water was a nice treat and the coffee was great. The room itself (21st floor, Room 2105) was on a nice and relatively quiet corner. The room is laid out nicely but somewhat on the small side if you are going to stay more than a week; we stayed 10 days and heavily packed due to a wedding that we attended. Anyway, for a three to five-day stay, it would work very nicely. If you are looking to book a place in Waikiki this is a place to consider. Staff was exceptionally attentive! Highly recommended.

          Reviewed January 29, 2019

          Aloha Archimedes, On behalf of the staff and management at the Vive Hotel Waikiki, we would like to extend our genuine appreciation for selecting to stay at our boutique hotel! We are delighted to hear that our dedicated staff provided you with excellent service. Our highest priority is making sure guests enjoy their visit to our beautiful island. We are so happy you appreciated our premium central Waikiki location and took advantage of the convenient amenities we offer. We hope that you continue to choose Vive Hotel Waikiki for your accommodation needs when you return to Waikiki in the future. From all of us, it was a pleasure being of service to you and we wish you safe travels! Warmest regards, Vive Management

          Responded January 31, 2019
          Vive Hotel Waikiki
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Hilda from Canada
          Couple
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 7 nights in June 2018

          Good location”

          This hotel is less than 5 mins to the beach. They have free breakfast, free water and tea/coffee all day. You can borrow beach towels and umbrellas. Its clean and rooms are a decent size. However, the air condition is so loud, its hard to sleep with it on. Also, when you check in you pay an extra $100 freshen on top of that you pay an amenity fee that you aren't told about until they slip the paper on your door. It is $12 a day! Which was not mentioned when I checked in or on agoda.

          Reviewed July 01, 2018

          Hi Hilda, Thank you for your review. It sounds like you enjoyed all of the convenient amenities that we offer. The amenity fee is stated on the Agoda website while making a reservation. You can find it under the price where it lists what is included in the price, and what is not included in the price. We apologize if Agoda made it unclear or difficult to find. Despite these drawbacks, we hope that this did not heavily impact your total experience while on vacation here on Oahu. We do hope that you choose to stay with us again. Regards, -Vive Hotel Management

          Responded July 01, 2018
          Vive Hotel Waikiki
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Charles from Australia
          Couple
          Cosmopolitan Queen Ocean View
          Stayed 5 nights in April 2016

          Exceptional”

          Could not fault this boutique hotel, except for the air conditioner noise. The air conditioner is the window mounted refrigerator type, and at night when you want to sleep, they are simply too loud. A recommendation, if possible, is to revert to split system air cons.

          Reviewed March 29, 2017
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Vi from United States
          Business traveler
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

          Cute boutique hotel in the middle of Waikiki”

          Vive stands out among the big chain hotels in Waikiki. The decor is very unique. The fruit and pastry breakfast spread is not bad. It's three minutes from Waikiki. The front desk has towels and umbrellas for guests to use. The valet parking is 25$/day. Very friendly front desk staff. The whole experience is definitely a notch above the other big hotels in the area.

          Reviewed August 13, 2016
          8.0
          Excellent
          raghavendra from India
          Family with young children
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 8 nights in February 2015

          Value for Money”

          Good location, clean rooms, helping staff

          Overall stay was really good. Hotel is very close the beach. Staff are extremely helpful. Rooms are bit small and don't have balcony. Only small Window to open for some fresh air. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

          Reviewed March 04, 2015
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Linchong from Malaysia
          Couple
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 7 nights in December 2018

          Wonderful boutique hotel”

          Me n wife are here for honeymoon. We were warmth n welcome by THE VIVE HOTEL staff,everything was great from the top to the ground floor lobby. Everyday provided nice breakfast v local fresh fruit. One of the excellent is the help desk run by KC,helped me alot to plan n book everything for my trip. Thanks for all the staff,n bye untilll we meet again. Mahalo... ALOHA!

          Reviewed December 13, 2018

          Aloha Linchong, On behalf of the staff and management at the Vive Hotel Waikiki, we would like to extend our genuine appreciation for selecting to stay at our boutique hotel! I am delighted to hear what a wonderful time you had during your recent stay with us. Thank you for your nice comments regarding our friendly staff and knowledgeable concierge. We are glad to see that you made the most of our convenient amenities and tasty continental breakfast. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back soon. From all of us at the Vive Hotel Waikiki, it was a pleasure being of service to you and we wish you safe travels! Happy Holidays, Vive Management

          Responded December 14, 2018
          Vive Hotel Waikiki
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Justin from United States
          Couple
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

          Exceptional”

          Vive Hotel is located very close to Waikiki and downtown Honolulu. My wife and I had a stay-cation there and the close proximity to everything made it very convenient. Our room was clean and the hotel looked very fresh. The hotel services were also very nice. The only thing I wish was different was the breakfast. It's not very comprehensive. If you're ok with fruit, some toast/pastries, and hard boiled eggs then you will be happy. I wish there was just a little more selection. Maybe bagels, a waffle machine, cereal, oatmeal (easy with the hot water they have), milk or yogurts.... Something like that. I understand that hot food like eggs, bacon, sausage etc would be more expensive. But a little more variety goes a long way. Overall a great stay. Would happily stay again!

          Reviewed October 29, 2018

          Aloha Justin, Thank you for your candid review. It’s wonderful to hear you were able to enjoy our location, and hotel services. Thank you for your suggestions with breakfast, we would love to add all those items. Unfortunately, being a smaller property, we do not have the luxury of having a kitchen to provide hot items. We offer a standard continental breakfast which typically consists of a light breakfast with coffee and rolls with butter and jam. As an added benefit we add fresh island fruits and boiled eggs. Despite the above, it’s pleasing to hear your stay was enjoyable. We look forward to your returned stay. Best regards, Vive Management

          Responded November 12, 2018
          Vive Hotel Waikiki
          8.8
          Excellent
          ryan from New Zealand
          Family with young children
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 5 nights in July 2018

          Pretty much everything you would expect to get for the price...compared to the higher star hotels.”

          If you want basics with a great location, this one is for you. The airport shuttle company that they use isn't so great. It seems that the shuttle company has set up a business where the owner pays the driver a certain amount and the customers are supposed to pay the driver part of their salary too (in cash)! If the customer doesn't pay the driver the proper amount, they (me) get scoffed at. How is it that the driver isn't angry at their boss for not paying him enough but angry at a customer's gratuity which is not even obligatory? Of all the jobs that I worked at in life, no random stranger gave me free money for doing my job well, I just did my job exceptionally. When someone complemented me, no matter how small, I sure didn't hiss at them negatively. Shame in you shuttle bus driver.

          Reviewed July 08, 2018

          Hi ryan, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience online. We are grateful for your comments on our location and value of the property. However, we are saddened to hear about your terrible experience with the shuttle company that we work with. We have had a long lasting relationship with that company and have never heard of the drivers demanding for a tip. While I don't know any specifics about how they get paid, they are absolutely wrong for the way they treated you. Please know that we will not take this lightly and I will personally forward your comments to the owner to prevent this from happening from other travelers. It is my sincere hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel in the future. We hope you enjoyed your time in Hawaii! Thank you, -Vive Hotel Management

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          Vive Hotel Waikiki
          8.4
          Excellent
          Sarah from Australia
          Couple
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 6 nights in June 2018

          Great Location”

          The property was in a great location and it was nice that they offered free beach towels/equipment for borrowed use. My only issue is with the booking. I thought there was no tax/services fee but upon check out i had to pay for 'room' fee - whatever that means. I would not book through Agoda in the future.

          Reviewed June 08, 2018

          Aloha Sarah, Thank you for your review. We're glad you were able to enjoy the complimentary beach gear throughout your stay! I apologize for the amenity fee; we always waive the fee when booking direct. We hope to see you again! Kind regards, -Vive Hotel Management

          Responded June 10, 2018
          Vive Hotel Waikiki
          8.8
          Excellent
          Sally from Australia
          Group
          Cosmopolitan Queen Ocean View
          Stayed 8 nights in May 2018

          Convenient, central and comfortable ”

          Situated one block back from the beachfront, restaurants and shopping areas means this place is super convenient but is also far enough away that street noise isn't an issue. Staff are very friendly and happy to assist with requests and recommendations. Rooms are small but comfortable enough for couples and with most of your time being spent at the beach or shopping you don't really need more than that. No gym facilities but it is close enough to parks, courts and outdoor gyms that it's not a problem. Valet service was great, parking costs weren't unreasonable. Breakfast is basic but the 24-hour tea and coffee service is a nice touch. Beds were comfortable, pillows could have been a little more plush but that may just be personal preference. Would happily stay here again.

          Reviewed May 22, 2018

          Hi Sally, Thank you very much for the most generous words and review rating! I am thrilled to hear what a fantastic time you had. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our location, staff, and all-day coffee. Thank you for your time and your most valued business. We hope that you continue to make Vive Hotel Waikiki your home away from home when returning to Oahu in the future. Best, -Vive Hotel Management

          Responded May 24, 2018
          Vive Hotel Waikiki
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Marilyn from Australia
          Couple
          Cosmopolitan Queen
          Stayed 7 nights in March 2018

          Good Location, friendly staff, great continental breakfast”

          The hotel was in a good location, only a block from Waikiki beach. The bus stop was approx. 15 metres away if you needed to travel to Alamoana Shopping Centre or other locations. The breakfast was great, trays of fresh fruit, pastries, muffins, toast etc.. The reception staff were very helpful. The only complaint I would have and thats our own fault, would be the room was a little too small and didn't have a lot of storage. I would book a suite next time.

          Reviewed March 30, 2018

          Hi Marilyn, I appreciate you taking a moment to share your feedback with us. Thank you for the comments about our location, staff, and breakfast. When planning your next trip to Oahu, we hope that you think of us! Mahalo, -Vive Hotel Management

          Responded April 02, 2018
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