on December 10, 2006
This Korean Airlines-owned hotel does the job with large, spacious rooms and pleasant balconies with ocean view. Balconies include chairs to lounge on while enjoying the views. Rooms are clean and comfortable, with satellite television and ironing boards.The downside is that this hotel is all-smoking, and has no amenities other than a frigid rooftop pool. The pool was so cold I had to immediately retreat from it in fear I would catch a cold (it was less than 5 degrees Celsius). The hotel is frequented by prostitutes, but the management is cracking down on this. It is generally safe, however.Free bag was provided with stay, courtesy of Expedia Travel. Staff were friendly, but spoke in broken English. The manager spoke good English, though. The staff are not very willing to direct you to restaurants or other sights, and mostly just "do their job."On-site cafe and Korean restaurant seems to be high quality, but I did not sample their cuisine. Many people did, though. Prices are expensive.Good location, only 2 blocks from Waikiki Beach. Hotel rates start at $80 per night and reach upwards of $150 per night. Book with a reputable travel agent for the best rates.
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