Oceanview and completely renovated and is now "Home Away from Home"!
The Waikiki Banyan is a very popular, moderately priced family resort only 1 block to Waikiki Beach, Kapiolani Park and Honolulu Zoo. There are fantastic amenities at the Banyan: a huge swimming pool, 2 Jacuzzis, tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, coin-operated BBQs, a putting green for the golfers and even a fitness area for the athletic. There is also a small snack shop for a quick bite to eat while you enjoy all these vast amenities! There are laundry facilities on each floor, a convenience store in the lobby, along with a great little coffee shop and Internet cafe all in Tower #1 on the ground floor. The Bus stop is also directly adjacent to the property.
We have several units available at the Waikiki Banyan; starting from the top, the Penthouse level has one bedroom/one bath units with stunning ocean views toward Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Our Mountain View units are similarly appointed with equally stunning views of our mountains and twinkling starlight.
A perfect location for your next holiday and a fantastic building that you will want to return to year after year!
Bedding Configuration: 1 King, 1 Sleeper Sofa
Additional Features: * Business: Free wireless access, Internet Connection Installed, Nearby ATM, Nearby Bank, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Post Office * Convenience: Area FitnessCenter, Covered Parking, Golf Course, Movie Theatres, Nearby Grocery, Nearby Medical Services * Entertainment: Cable TV, DVD Player * Geographic: Central location, Close to Town, Near Beach * Kitchen: Coffee Maker, Cookware, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Rice Cooker, Toaster * Living: Air Conditioning, Coin-Operated W/D on Floor, High Speed Internet, Ironing Board, Linens * Outdoor: Basketballl Courts, BBQ Grill, Deck, Hot Tub, Internet Cafe, Lanai, Outdoor Shower, Playground, Putting Green, Shared Pool, Tennis
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Home away from home
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in October, 2015 Always enjoy our stay here. This unit is comfortable and welcoming in a great location. There are views of both the ocean and Diamond Head. I recommend this lovely condo .
Vincent V. from El Cajon, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2015 It was our first family trip to Oahu. We were very impressed with the ease of getting our room when we got there. The view from the balcony is worth the price tag. We stayed 5 days. Oahu is magical.
Great corner unit on high floor. Parking and internet included.
Reviewed by: JESSICA T. recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in April, 2015 Views of Waikiki beach on one side and Diamond Head on the other. Kitchen nicely stocked with pots & pans, dishes, etc. Comfy furniture, plenty of beach toys for the kids kept in a box on the patio. With parking and internet included, this place is a great value! Tiny tiny complaint: The blinds in the bedroom didn't work well (probably only matters to people who are trying to nap there during the day).
A guest from San Jose, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in February, 2015 We come to Hawaii every summer since 2004 and this was one of the best rooms we have stayed in thus far. The room was very spacious and inviting. The placement of the furnture was done very well making the room more easliy accessible.
Reviewed by: Nina H. recommends this property. Stayed for 16 days in January, 2015 It was a very good location with all the convenience for a good vacation. Strongly recommended for family vacation. The only complain is the noise from the street car.
Lindsay O. from Regina, Saskatchewan recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in December, 2014 The condo was within easy reach to the beach and all eating places. It was very tidy and comfortable. The main complaint was from the kids who found the sofa bed rather uncomfortable. It would also have been nice if we had a box of tissue paper and enough toilet paper for the stay. We were all happy with the unit and would stay there again.
Aston Waikiki Banyan Unit 2814 - a really nice condo
Reviewed by: Kathy H. recommends this property. Stayed for 35 days in November, 2014 It was very enjoyable with a balcony overlooking Kuhio Beach. The floor plan is exactly what I wanted with a galley kitchen, 1 bedroom and private bath. The living room and dining room are combined. The only problems were: a garbage disposal that leaked!; no window shade in the kitchen (making meal prep very hot and uncomfortable); the sliding doors into the bedroom did not work (3 doors-only 1 would move). Overall it was clean and the appliances all worked.
Reviewed by: jacqueline d. recommends this property. Stayed for 13 days in September, 2014 We stayed in 2814 "Waikiki Banyan -Tower 2" for two weeks. Pro's: Hawaiian Paradise Retreats replied quickly to my requests online. Internet in this unit worked nicely, easy to connect laptops with a password. Means a lot to us.Unit clean, open floor plan,Updated galley kitchen, oven, full fridge, microwave all the dishes needed. decor is local theme. They have a washer/dryer right next door which is super handy and you really can't hear it. Take quarters as hotel doesn't like to give out. Cost $2.per wash and $2 per dry. Keyless entry is super handy. If you have a vehicle you have a card to park free ( never used) .Balcony with 2 chairs. We left behind our beach foldable chairs so those are there :) Towels supplied. You pay a $100. cleaning free upon leaving. We keep it super clean so I will repost if I don't get my deposit of $300. back. Pool and grills etc on premises....other folks said nice to use we just didn't use. Elevators are pretty fast. Garbage and recycle right across hall as well as emergency staircase. View of waves and ocean was lovely. TV in unit. Wall A/C. You can walk easily to all amenities in area, beach is 2 blocks away, crater is an hour walk and great exercise program. :)Negatives: Not major at all. Upon checking out make sure you have a plan for luggage as the hotel is not associated with rental so won't store while you wait for flights. Asked for later check out than 11am and declined. Usually hotels will give you til 1pm free. The bedroom could use curtains to black out light, and a head board for when sitting in bed. The papers for arrival should clearly state waikiki banyan tower 2 as it was confusing for taxi driver. This are all small things....we were pleased with experience. Book without hesitation. Andre and jacqueline canada
Reviewed by: Richard C. recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2014 This is a fantastic spot which was perfect for our group of five mid-20s vacationers. Location is a 2 block (5 minute) walk from the main resort/beach strip, with a beautiful ocean view. Keep in mind this isn't a 5-star resort or anything - just a clean, well-stocked suite that will be your staging point for your island adventures.Our agent (Andy) was fantastic through every point of the booking process, and if you communicate what you are looking for, he will definitely go the extra mile to get you the accommodations you want at an amazing price. In addition, our flight was delayed over 6 hours and on his day off he still made sure we were set for arrival, so huge props to him.The property itself is very clean and the kitchen is well-equipped. None of us used any of the on-site amenities just because the ocean was our swimming pool :) A parking pass was included with the unit, and parking ranges from easy to mildly irritating: just remember, there is lots of parking, but if you are greedy and want the prime spots (lower floor, near elevators), be prepared to make lots of 5-point turns.We only had two complaints: on arrival we could not figure out the shower (after reading other reviews this looks like a common complaint), and when we called the help number, the lady on the other end was clearly irritated at having to be asked what was wrong...instead of telling us what to do, she only rudely insisted that we didn't know how to use it. Additionally, the air mattress (kindly provided to us by request for only $25 extra) would deflate overnight so that whoever slept in it woke up in a bathtub-like cushion. Since we didn't want to deal with the lady mentioned above, we just fit 3 on the master bed and 2 on the pull-out sofa. Overall we were pleased with the stay, and would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in Waikiki at a good price.
Love Hawaiian Paradise Retreats and the Waikiki Banyan #2814
A guest from Milton, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 18 days in June, 2014 We have been booking through Hawaiian Paradise Retreats and vacationing in this unit at the Waikiki Banyan for years. The property management company is very professional and have always providing us the best service! The unit is always clean and comfortable with close beach access, and very convenient parking. This property and rental company cannot be beat!
Reviewed by: Laura G. recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in April, 2014 We had a great time on our vacation. Only thing I wish they would email us the keyless code ahead of time. We called and no one answered when I called back they answered and gave us the code. I do love the keyless entry though. The condo looked great very clean good location, would have been nice if they would have left paper towels for the kitchen otherwise fairly well stocked, very nice gift basket. I will stay there again, it was a great vacation.
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 34 days in March, 2014 The location was great and the room location was wonderful.The room was large and fairly comfortable.However, it wasn't very clean. Also we a huge problem with cockroaches.In the beginning I would call the rental company for help but they didn't seem to know what to do. In the end I simply called the housekeeping number and they were a tremendous help. Two weeks into our stay many things were resolved. Thank goodness. I would recommend this property to friends but with a warning.
Reviewed by: Willie D. recommends this property. Stayed for 21 days in February, 2014 We have stayed at the Banyan for at least 10 years and had good experiences. This one was difficult. Had to call the agent three times from the airport to get an access code to the unit. The unit itself was okay - some improvements from last year but a broken blind in the bedroom, no vacuum -only a broom, dirty shower curtain, old pillows and blanket. Also there was ongoing noisy construction in the other tower which went on every weekday and impacted use of the recreation deck and pool. We were not advised that this was taking place and would affect our use of the outdoor space. Then to top it off we found cockroaches!!!
A guest from Lantzville, BC recommends this property. Stayed for 22 days in November, 2013 Renovated and remodelled in recent years, this two-view corner condo at the Banyan was just a pleasure to stay in.
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in August, 2013 This is our 3rd stay at the Waikiki Banyan, and this was the best unit so far. Booking was a breeze also. Very happy. Can't wait to come back.
Patty C. from Richmond, BC recommends this property. Stayed for 12 days in August, 2013 We really enjoy staying at the Waikiki Banyan room 2814, it is alwaysa great experience and we do feel like home there, since this was oursecond stay in room 2814. The rugs and floors were not very clean,and it would be nice if a Swiffer wet Jet was left in the room for ppl togive the floors a proper clean if it was needed.
Lynn D. from LA, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 10 days in July, 2013 My review is very ambivalent because although I loved the condo, the professionalism was sub par. When we arrived at the condo, I realized right away that there weren't going to be enough towels. At first, I thought there were only 2 bath towels. I was travelling with my two young daughters. I called the number they gave me to call when I first arrived to inquire about the towels. The lady ended up hanging up on me after she told me that I woke her up! It turned out that there were 4 bath towels - plenty of the smaller towels, but only 4 bath towels. Also, I wasn't informed that we needed to provide our own beach towels and that the towels that they provided were the towels for the duration of our 10 day stay. Needless to say, I did request for more towels & they were dropped off two days later, but not after a fight with a rude lady whose sleep was disturbed. The shoe closet they had in the living room was broken too. Also before my final was due, they charged my credit card without authorization. It's such a shame, because I loved the condo. It was nice and comfortable and quiet and it was in a perfect place. I just don't think I would rent from that company again because of their lack of communication and professionalism. Some companies do not realize that customer service is so important. I hope they get their act together.
Christina C. from Edmonton, Alberta recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2013 We booked with Hawaiian Paradise Retreats, they were great to deal with! but when we got to hawaii with 2 kids ~ they double booked and had given us wrong room, they were quickly on it and found a new place for us ~ The Waikiki Banyon!! I was very impressed with their customer service!! iI would so rent there again!!!
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013 This was a great location and we had wonderful views from our unit. The beach, stores,and restaurants are all within walking distance. Our unit came with a parking pass (we rented a car to visit other areas of Oahu) which was great, although the garage can get congested. First night the AC made so much noise we could not sleep and it did not cool well. It was replaced the next day. Stove and area around it was dirty and the kitchen was not well equipped. With some modest additions and better attention to thorough cleaning, this could be a 5 rated place.
A guest from Vista, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2013 Great view and good location. My only complaint would be is the air conditioner was broken and could not use at night due to the loud noise it made which made sleeping uncomfortable. Over all though was happy with my stay and would come back.
Ross M. from Milton, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in June, 2013 This unit was the ideal vacation rental for us. It is walking distance to the beach, restaurants, and shops yet easily accessible from Kuhio Ave for an easy in-and-out by car. As always with the Banyan, parking is plentiful and convenient.The unit itself was renovated very nicely, it has a large family room, brightly lit galley kitchen and large en-suite bathroom conveniently located through the bedroom. The view from this unit cannot be beat, the beach and ocean can be seen though the bedroom window. You cannot go wrong booking this unit with Hawaii Paradise Retreats, they handled everything from beginning to end, I am truly satisfied.
Reviewed by: Laura G. does not recommend this property. Stayed for 9 days in April, 2013 We rented this property last year and loved it. But this year there was tons of loud construction the pool was closed part of our stay tennis courts were closed and our Lani was not available part of the time. We were very disappointed no one warned or informed us of these closures ahead of time, our room fee was not reduced we were very dissapointed.
Reviewed by: Leanne N. does not recommend this property. Stayed for 11 days in March, 2013 I was disappointed during the booking process. I emailed the dates I wanted to stay to see if they were available, and received a prompt response. Then talking with my husband we thought we would see if we could stay longer and emailed to see if new dates were available. The quote in response added an extra charge for extended reservations which is strange considering I hadn't even booked yet! They did give me a slight nightly discount due to the amount of days we were staying, But the additional reservation fee left a bad taste in my mouth.I love the location of the Banyan, and the views from this suite, we have stayed here before about two years ago.The pull out couch is in desperate need of replacing, there is no way an adult could sleep on this bed. The suite in general is in need of a small update and TLC. While we were there they were doing repairs to the building, which is by no means the fault of Hawaiian Paradise retreats, but the fact that we were unable to use the lanai or even open the sliding glass door made for a disappointing stay. The tennis courts were also closed. I would think that this sort of disruption would be cause for a discount in stay.The cleaning staff were very kind, bringing extra pillows promptly when I informed them none were present for the pull out bed. In general, it is a great location, and I would return once updates are done.
Reviewed by: Michelle B. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2013 Great view great stay. The unit needed alittle TLC.... The curtains weren't in the best condition, some of the outlets were hanging off the wall, the sliding glass door was hard to open and close and the AC unit made a loud noise at night. I'm not a picky person but I could see how those little things could bug some people. I did call about a runny toilet and was told they would come out on sat to fix it but came instead on Monday and replaced it all together. Overall it was a great trip and I would recommend this place to friends and family.
Lita M. from oakland, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in February, 2013 We spent 11 nights here and the unit was great. There was a issue with the " new fangled" toilet that would constantly flush itself that the am management company told us that they had techs look at it and were unable to fix it,which was a bit of annoyance, and the property was doing maintance we were not previously notified of that was quite loud and disruptive, but since we did not spend all day in the condo, it too was tolerable,but it was pain for sawing to begin promptly at 8:30am.Taking all of that into consideration,we would stay here again.
Reviewed by: Willie D. recommends this property. Stayed for 15 days in February, 2013 We've stayed at the Banyan many times but this particular location was the best. Great views, plenty of space, very clean, nicely updated and decorated. Will certainly book again!
Reviewed by: Patrick W. recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in November, 2012 I stayed here for a business trip and it was perfect. Good kitchen, nice views, very quiet. The front door is a bit tricky to open, but you get used to it.
Reviewed by: Michael C. recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in October, 2012 The location was great but the management kept turning off section of the building s water. The bug guy had to come one day during our stay. The lock needs some work. There is a need to have hotpads in the kitchen along with dishtowel. Ice maker is not hooked up and ice trays leaked. View was excellent and I would stay here again.
Reviewed by: Mark C. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2012 My family of 4 enjoyed our stay in 2814 at the Banyan. My only complaints are 3. First, I never saw anyone from the management company in person. I was under the impression they would meet me at the condo and show us in. I spoke to someone who told me how to get the key and that was it. We had some questions, but didn't want to bug them on the phone. Secondly, the locks on the door need servicing. My wife and I both had difficulty getting the key to turn most of the time. Thirdly, the staff at the Banyan are not friendly to conco users. I went to the front desk at 9 pm to get some change for the washer and dryer, and Robert, the desk clerk refused because I didn't have a hotel key card. I went to the store in the hotel and they would only give me $1. Perhaps the condo owners should band together and get a change machine put in...
Reviewed by: Mark M. recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in August, 2012 Nice location and great view. Unit looks to have been remodeled a few years ago. The sofa is starting to fade and could be updated, but overall we had a great vacation. This unit was nicer than our relative had on same floor.
Reviewed by: Patty C. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012 We usually book a room through the Waikiki Banyan every summer when we come out, but were so impressed with your suite and very happy withhow Gloria helped us with our reservations during the very busy time we were there. We have allready referred your website to our friends that are coming out in the near future. We will be in contact with you when we come down, and would definately only be interested in booking our future reservations through you for the roomat the Waikiki Banyan....
Reviewed by: Karyn P. recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in June, 2012 Great place to stay, and very affordable. The apartment has a great view of the ocean. The only think lacking in the apartment was a blender!( for margharitas, of course). The pool area was clean and barbeques are available to use. It was a very nice place to stay.
Armando M. from Portland, Oregon recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2012 We really enjoyed this corner unit as it did provide a great ocean view. There was one hotel/tower that took a little away from the view but still pleased overall. The unit itself was clean and very comfortable. The kitchen did need some work on the wall by the window as it looked like the paint was coming off. Called Gloria from the Property Mgmt. and she explained that it may have been caused by sun damage. The cushions on the sofa are ready to be replaced. The key/lock to get into the unit is difficult to figure out at first. I think it shouldn't be too difficult to get the door unlocked. Overall, we did get the value we expected and were very pleased with the unit. We also rented another unit for two friends that joined us for our vacation; unit 2806. I hope they also provide feedback for this unit which looked like it had been remodeled and had updated furniture.Of note, the Property Mgmt Staff, especially Gloria was very helpful. We did not have any problems or needed to call the Property Mgmt. after we checked in as everything we needed was there. Thank you.
Reviewed by: Shantal C. recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in May, 2012 I made my reservation back in January as a return customer. I was satisfied with my last rental, that I decided to use Hawaiian Paradise Retreats once again. I reserved room 1702, which was our previous room but when we got there the code for that room didn't work, it was only then I learned that we were upgraded to room 2814. This room was nice. The set up was perfect and it has a nice view of the beach and the amenities of the hotel. It's only 2 blocks away from the beach so everything was close. Parking came with the rent, so that even made it greater than expected. The room had upgraded furnitures and electronics. It also had free wi-fi which was awesome. The bathroom was inside the room, which was the only thing I can complain about. The people who was with us had to knock, open our door to use the bathroom. But, otherwise everything is perfect. The laundry room was also beside our room which made it easy to do the laundry on our 4th day. Oh, and there's a pay per use bbq grill on 6th floor which was nice. We got to bbq while the kids swam on the pool. Overall, it was a great experience. I will stay here over and over again.
Barbara K. from Calgary, AB recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in January, 2012 I love this condo-it has a larger living area then most of the units at the Banyan. The only downside is the galley kitchen with no counter space. Really nicely renovated and decorated.
Reviewed by: Steven R. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in January, 2012 In the evening, there is insufficient lighting in the living room area to read a book or newspaper.F/Y/I--paint is chipping in kitchen near window
Reviewed by: Michael Y. recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in January, 2012 Our family had a really nice time at the Banyan 2814. We didn't realise at the time of booking, but the apartment has a corner location, so therefore it has great views of both the ocean and Diamond Head. The condo had all that we could ask for, and more. I would thoroughly recommend 2814 and the Banyan property itself. Far more economical than a hotel, with a great pool, two hot tubs, handy convenience store and coffee shop on the property grounds. 2814 appears to have been recently refurbished, with a beautifully appointed kitchenette and bathroom and nice furnishings. Everything very clean and comfortable. Free high speed internet and provision of beach gear were a bonus!
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 21 days in November, 2011 We found the condo quiet, and well located. It was very clean, neet and nicely decorated. We felt at home. The view was very nicewhich was one of the reasons we came to Hawaii.
Reviewed by: Dale and Barrie M. does not recommend this property. Stayed for 14 days in October, 2011 The condo was modern but the furniture is faded and needs replacing. It was not very clean the kitchen cupboards had not been wiped down in a while there was food and grease on them. i was very disappointed with the pool area. it is on the sixth floor and there is very little shade, it needs to be landscaped better. The air conditioner dripped water on the balcony so you walk in that everytime you go out there. I guess for the price you can over look some of this. It certainly didn't ruin our vacation in anyway. The staff were very helpful.
Reviewed by: Robert H. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2011 2814 Banyan is the new standard for our vacation accommodations, which hopefully will include many returns to this great space.
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in October, 2011 WE love the location, the amenities, the view and comfort of the condominium. Housekeeping was not as good this year as in the past- sheets didn't fit, mold in coffe maker, bathtub not clean, told we needed to be out by eleven even though we had cleared our late check-out through the rental company. ( No problem once I had explained.) Except for these minor problems, we had a wonderful stay once again.
Reviewed by: Leslie M. recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in May, 2011 We (husband, me & teenage daughter)have stayed in lots of condos on all the islands & enjoyed our stay @ Waikiki Banyan 2814 more than any other place. Very clean & completely remodeled plus we really enjoyed the corner views of Diamond Head & the surf breaks out front. Handy for us because we go to surf & boogie board. Great location too -Food Pantry & bus lines are right down Kuhio & the coffee house off the lobby is really great too. We could have stayed ALOT longer.