Another wonderful stay here with my family, great space with an amazing view and perfect location. We always enjoy staying here and will be back again!
The property has a great, the location is ideal with a short walk to get to the lagoon and around to the beaches.
The apartment was as advertised and lovely to stay in.
Everything you need is within easy walking distance.
We had a fabulous holiday stay, no issues or concerns at all.
The description is generally accurate, although in many cases the actual unit falls short of it. In particular, I was surprised that we could not see any water from the living room. We needed to go out to the lanai to have a partial view. (This is sort of implicit farther down the description.)
The view itself was OK, though, and the fireworks were terrific, with each of them generating a huge bang due to the echoes off the buildings.
The kitchen was barely adequate, but it was adequte. The dishwasher creaks, but works fine. The refrigerator would pull out from the wall sometimes when pulling on the door, but it worked fine, too. There was a corkscrew (two, really). There were generally four of everything, cups, glasses, plates, etc.
The TVs are kinda small, but as big as the limited space allows. The wifi was a little slow, but worked fine. The bathroom is not nearly as good as it sounded in the description, but I've no complaints except maybe for how small it is.
So: minor complaints about much of the unit, but it all worked out and no major complaints at all. The owner was very easy to communicate with via text.
Very nice in a great location!
Drako, thank you so much for letting us rent your condo. We enjoyed ourselves so much! We kept it clean and followed the rules. Mahalo
Great place to stay in the heart of activity in Honolulu but can still easily venture out to quieter parts of Oahu. Condo was a "5".
We enjoyed ourselves very much. The room was spotless and enjoyed our stay. Everything we needed for the kitchen was there and would 100% stay here again!
The condo was really clean and updated, and it was so convenient having a store, restaurant, and ice cream shop downstairs. I would stay there again! Wonderful view of the ocean and Friday night fireworks.
The only con we’re the elevators. They close quickly and do not open if you should get trapped as they are closing. My 83 year old father in law was hurt when this happened and his upper arm was left bleeding. The doors really jolted him back and forth. The building should really update their elevators, they’re not very safe. The elevator doors should pop back open if it closes on something or someone and they do not. USE CAUTION!
We had a great experience renting with Darko and his rental property. It’s in the perfect location and he did such a great job making sure we were comfortable. We would definitely come back and stay here again!
My parents stayed in this unit for two weeks and loved it! The unit had everything they needed and more. It’s located in the historic Ilikai hotel and it is in a great spot, close to the beach, shopping, and restaurants. The view from the unit is breathtaking! They had breakfast on the lanai in the morning and drinks in the evening and enjoyed the views. Finally, the host is super awesome and very responsive! Highly recommend and will stay with again!
My family of four thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Ilikai. Darko was communicative during the booking process and answered all of our questions. It was our first time using VRBO and he made it easy from A-Z.
The apartment was clean and the location was excellent - beautiful views of the ocean and easy access to the beach, downtown Waikiki and attractions. We would highly recommend booking this unit with Darko - thank you for helping make our vacation comfortable and enjoyable!
It was the perfect condo for our family of 3. It had everything we needed for our 10 day stay in Hawaii.
Great communication and check in process. Valet has an amazing staff! Perfect location, close to all the shopping and food. Thank you for a great stay, I will be back!
Beautiful view of the water from the balcony. Bed was comfortable. Unit was comfortable for 2 people. 4 would be tight. Nicely updated bathroom.
Very convenient location.
We spent Christmas in Waikiki and Darko’s condo was one of the best ones we have ever stayed in at the Ilikai. Absolutely flawless, beautiful views, everything you could need as you begin a hawaiin adventure awaits inside the condo. We will definitely be back!
We are so glad we chose to stay at Darko’s condo! The whole condo was clean and spacious. Wonderful location. Quick walk to the beach, shopping, and restaurants. Valet parking was really quick and they were very friendly. The pool at the condo was very nice! I enjoyed getting drinks at the bar/restaurant located at the condo and going to the pool. We used the cooler, beach chairs, and snorkel equipment at the condo, which was a huge plus!!! The furniture outside on the patio was really nice and comfortable. We didn’t sleep on the sofa sleeper but it was comfortable to sit on. Bed was comfy, as well. Darko is a excellent host, he even left us coffee and chocolates to enjoy -which we loved!!!! We hope to come back some day and stay here again. It was great. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! 10/10
Lovely Condo. Access to everything. Beautiful View. Very Clean!
The location, the building, the beach and the crowds! Everything was absolutely fun! It was great to celebrate our birthdays together
Great stay for a single person or couple
It was wonderful, enjoyable and very convenient in every way
We visited 3 islands during our trip and this was our 2nd stop, so it was so awesome to have a kitchen after eating all meals out for several days straight. The kitchen does have a coffee pot and all needed cooking/eating utensils (dishes/pots/pans/wine glasses etc.) the unit was very clean and just as described. The a/c unit cooled the place down quickly and was quiet, and the bedroom had a ceiling fan. The building was great, definitely try the ice cream shop! I thought valet might be a pain but they were always very fast, so we had no issues with having to wait for the car. We were also able to walk so many places! The host gave us a full list of restaurants and activity recommendations and was extremely responsive. Would definitely stay again.
Our stay at Ilikai was everything we were expecting it to be!! When we go to Honolulu again, we will definitely stay here, if it’s available. It was all around a great experience!!
Nice location with lots of amenities. Good view of bay and harbor. Communication with owner very responsive.
Came with the family and enjoyed our stay.
From booking to the end the owner was extremely responsive. Check in details were very clear and precise and he answered any questions quickly. He even left coffee and chocolates which was a very nice touch to make us feel welcome.
The apartment itself is very well renovated and organised also very clean. We are extremely picky with cleanliness but it was spotless. It isnt huge but it is all very well set out. There was enough storage for our 9 night stay. The kitchen is well equipped, we didnt lack anything and love cooking. The lounge has a new sofa bed (we didnt use) but looked new and was different to the photo. The bed was super comfortable which had a portable extra fan in cupboard, safe, ironing board etc. The bathroom has a decent sized shower (no bath but we prefer showers). The balcony is large and excellent to sit out on to eat a meal/drinks. There were also some beach/pool toys etc. It overlooks the Hyatt but when sitting out there is also a good view of the lagoon, beach and the fireworks on a Friday night! Laundry facilities are just down the hall (not in the apartment) for a small fee (pay by card). Parking is valet, currently at $35us a day, very efficient and friendly staff (longest wait for car was 10 minutes at peak time).
The whole place has an ice cream store, restaurant, concierge and shops (one with the staples if needed). Great clean well run, friendly staff. 15 minute walk to centre of Waikiki (stroll) and is centrally located to everything you need. Lots of dining options around and only a few minute walk to Ala Moana. We loved the location as we had a car and it was centrally located to explore the island and had the night life close by for evenings out.
This is an amazing place to stay and would recommend it to anyone. You wont be disappointed.
The place was very nice. It was clean and we loved being close to the beach and ocean. Our host brought us coffee and chocolates to enjoy while we were there. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to be close to everything. The trolley was right outside the lobby of the place we stayed. We will stay there again when we visit Hawaii.
I really like it. My family had nice vocation!!!
The condo was very clean and well stocked. The balcony looks onto the side of the Hilton and the rooms there, along with another side of the condo rooms. There is a good view of the beach diagonally across. It was a great price but personally I was not a fan of the busy location and would not return to that area. I'm sure others would love the hussle and bussle of the location. Pack some sturdy swimming shoes as when entering the ocean one has to cross rocks in the shallow area.
I met with the owner and he was extremely helpful!
The unit was great, and in a great location. Gorgeous views right from the balcony with comfortable furniture options for sitting, lounging, or eating. Inside was nicely remodeled and had everything needed. Downstairs was a convenient number of shopping options in the lobby with easy restaurants right around. The beach was easily accessible and less crowded than further down Waikiki, though within walking distance for a beach jaunt.
The property was in great condition, very pristine, and perfect location just minutes from the beach. Darko was very responsive; check-in was easy and seamless. I had a wonderful time and would highly recommend.
Nice condo very convenient in many ways. Darko was very professional and understanding in communications. The one item that can be improved is the sofa bed as it had a split in the middle that made for uncomfortable sleeping. All good other than that.
The Ilikai hotel is strategically located amidst other high-rise condos right on the beach in Waikiki. This unit is small but very clean and functional for a couple or perhaps 4 at most. It has a very nicely appointed kitchen, a balcony with a great view of the beach and pools below, and there are other items (shopping bags, boogie boards, sand toys, etc.) the are available for use. The cost of Valet parking has increased to $35/day but they are very efficient and all were friendly. Super easy checkin with a code from Darko. We arrived and went directly to the room with our luggage and began enjoying the stay. It was very nice to not have to remember a key for the room. Thanks for the great room.
Great unit w/ views of the surf at Ala Moana. Comfortable, clean and cheery. All of the beach toys were on the balcony to use. Easy walk around the lagoon to the sand. Great amenities on the property. Elevator wait times can take a minute, otherwise, awesome.
Loved the one bedroom condo we rented. We had a little lanai that looked out to the lagoon and onto the ocean. The room had all the things that we needed to enjoy our five days. Restaurant downstairs was very good even though long weights and the restaurant at the top of the building was fabulous.
My husband, our 15 year old daughter and myself just got back from a 10 day stay at Darko’s apartment. We absolutely loved the unit, from the location and how clean and spacious it was. The kitchen is fully stocked with any kitchenware you might need during your stay, lots of towels including beach towels were provided as well as beach essentials (chairs, sun umbrellas etc). The self check in was easy and quick and Darko was great at responding during the booking process and before arrival. The building itself is located within easy walking distance to central Waikiki and a great big shopping mall. There is also a public bus stop just a couple minutes walk away. Having stayed in Waikiki in a hotel room before, Darko’s unit is definitely the much better option. More space and ability to cook all your meals if preferred and a beautiful big patio with a view to the ocean and the nearby lagoon. We will be back!
We absolutely loved our stay at the Ilikai in Darko’s condo! The entrance to Ilikai is beyond beautiful and it’s historic haven been open since the 1960s and was featured in Hawaii 50! The unit was completely remodeled and very clean when we arrived. The unit was just as it’s listed on VRBO. It was great to bypass all of the check in stuff and just go straight to your room and then you are home for the duration of your stay. The view from the balcony of the lagoon and ocean are fabulous! The Ilikai is a pick up spot for most of the tours we did and even for the hop on hop off pink line. Not to mention walking distance from about everything in the city.We walked in to a welcome card and the essential supplies to start our stay. Communication with Darko was great and we were provided all we needed to know for a great stay! 5 stars for sure and will be making a return trip.
Rare, mostly unobstructed ocean view. Very large lanai for taking in the view and the breeze. Super clean unit which is very important to us. Very convenient location, short walk to beach, a little further to shopping. Easy valet parking. One of our best stays in Honolulu. Darko was very helpful
Condo is in the perfect location if prefer to be removed from the busier parts of Waikiki. Can see the lagoon from the lanai which is a lovely site as the sun greets you in the morning. Very comfortable bed (most important for us as nothing is worse than to wake up sore and stiff). Owner very kind and quick to respond to questions. First time stay in this unit but definitely will request again.
Lovely room, very close to Hilton Hawaiian Village. Easy walk to the nearby lagoon, right next to a stop for the Pink Line trolley to various parts of Waikiki. Darko was super easy to reach if we needed anything. Bed is a bit firm compared to what we’re used to at home, but that’s more a personal preference than anything.
It was our 2nd time back this year! Darko is always so accommodating and the place is always nice! Kids loved it
This was a great location and beautiful accommodations. The host had some nice touches from our check in to going to the beach. The kitchen was fully stocked with plates, silver wear, pots and pans plus many more. The bed was very comfortable and so was the couch! Plenty of room on the lanai for a nice morning coffee, breakfast or evening dinner. I would recommend this condo.
This is the best property I have ever stayed at. The view was beautiful and condo was very clean. The kitchen was stocked with nice pots and pans and we had everything we needed to cook at the condo which did save us money. The mattress was very comfortable and no need to rent beach chairs and an umbrella, Darko had everything you needed to spend a day at the beach. We will be booking this property again next year!!
We absolutely loved our time at this property. It was central to the Waikiki area and the balcony was great! We really enjoyed how comfortable the condo was and we really appreciated the easy checkin, communications with the owner, and all of the amenities available to us. We'd definitely stay there again and highly recommend it!!!
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. The condo was really clean and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything needed for cooking. The balcony had a good view of the water and also had lots of extra beach supplies (chairs, umbrella, coolers, etc) which we really appreciated. We would definitely recommend this place to others!
A family of three with a toddler enjoyed this place very much. Walkable to Waikiki beach and Ala moana shopping center. We didn’t need a car most days. Only one night we rented a car and used the parking lot. It’s easy and convenient. Condo was very clean and had boogie boards that we enjoyed. We didn’t cook but saw all the pots and pans. Owner was very responsive for anything you message and left us coffee and chocolates. Downstairs restaurants were great when we didn’t want to walk far. Overall great trip. Mahalo!
Stunning place with Lagoon and ocean views from balcony and the living room . Walking distance to MW, Stage . We will definitely come back !
The unit is beautifully updated. Darko was a most gracious host. The beach equipment available with the unit was a real savings, umbrella and chair rental is $40 on the beach. The hotel staff are kind and the building is perfectly situated. I will stay at this unit when we visit with my daughter next year. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!
Darko's place was phenomenal, and Darko was very helpful. Nicely appointed and in a great location- close to Waikiki shops without being right in the thick of all of the chaos. We would definitely stay here again.
We really enjoyed the unit. It was well equipped except the potato peeler needs replacing. Luckily there was a sharp paring knife. Patio furniture showing wear.
The place is perfectly situated for access to the beach, ocean lagoon, and pool. Excellent views!
The condo is in great shape and nicely updated. Plenty of space in the refrigerator and kitchen to have whatever you like during your stay.
The owner left a great manual for any questions - wifi, things to do, Netflix, beach supplies, stores, etc.
Check in was excellent as they coordinate with you and send you easy to follow instructions. They were also immediately available when I contacted them.
We will definitely stay here again as the owner, location, and overall experience was outstanding!
This condo was very cozy for my husband and I. Very clean and convenient condo located in Waikiki. We will definitely stay here again.
Our property was newly renovated overlooking the lagoon and beach! It seemed a little quieter then the main strip which was easy to walk to. Beach amenities could use updating and we could have used drawers but all in all it was a great experience. We stayed with our 2 teenage boys. We would recommend Darko as a fabulous host!
The condo was great and exactly as advertised. The location was amazing; walking distance from the beach and several stores/restaurants.
I celebrated my birthday and 30th anniversary at Drako condo. It’s was very comfy and cozy for our stay. It’s located near everything like shopping restaurants grocery stores and more. The ocean view was excellent on the balcony, I would definitely stay again when in Hawaii
I booked this property because of all the great reviews and I am here to add to them! This was such a great space and met every one of our needs while we were staying in Hawaii. Our two children, aged eight and 11, stayed on the comfy couch and it worked out well for our family of four. We loved spending the mornings eating breakfast on the lanai, overlooking the beautiful view of both pools and the gorgeous ocean.
Shortly after we arrived, I realized that I was missing a commonly used health item that I should’ve packed. I contacted Darko and asked him if he knew where I might be able to find the item I was missing. He contacted me back immediately and offered to drop off one of his own. It was so nice to meet him and it was so lovely of him to go the extra mile for me. I highly recommend this property and we will definitely stay there again on our next trip to the islands. Also, I highly recommend pre-paying for the valet service if you have a car. Yes, it is a little more but it was so worth it to be able to come and go as we wanted to and not worry about finding parking in Waikiki.
Wow this place was perfect for my family of 4. My wife and my 2 little one (7&8 yr old). The place was super close to everything especially the mall and the grocery store. I love how we can walk to the lagoon within 5mins. Valet parking wasn’t bad it was $28/day. They had a great ice cream place down below as well. Unit was beautiful and well taken care of. When we come back we will be sure to stay at Darko’s again! Thanks Darko!
Perfect condo for small family or couples. Beautiful views from balcony, owner was amazing and very accommodating. Will definitely stay again if we come back to Oahu.
Wonderful place for two people. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. We really enjoyed the lanai where we had a great view of the ocean with surfers and sail boats. Close to restaurants. Only complaint was there were only two wash cloths in the bathroom and we were there seven days. Also, the commode had an odor when we first arrived, was wishing for commode cleaner. The decor is very nice. Definitely recommend.
Nice, cool and clean- just as described! The location was perfect! Owners was very helpful and responsive. Our family really enjoyed our stay here!
C. S. F.
Condo has everything you could want. Loved the fireworks you could see from the balcony on Friday night.
The sofa pull out was comfortable. We had our three-year-old daughter with us - Great condo. Close to a lot of restaurants! She enjoyed the swimming pool! Darko was very helpful and friendly!! We will certainly be back and stay here without hesitation! Thank you Darko.
Overall the unit was very good.
My wife & I are retired and can say that this was one of the nicer condo's that we have stayed at through VRBO and we have rented about 8 previous condos to date in that same price range. Darko was also the very first owner to ever contact me after checkin to see that we had everything that we needed, that showed me that he really cared about our experience. The appliances were all updated as well as the furniture, even the balcony furniture had nice cushions so that you enjoyed sitting out there watching the activities on the beach, lots of surfers and boats going by. The beach was about a 5 minute walk from the building. I was told by other renters that this building has the only heated pool along all of Waikiki beach. There are 2 pools, one for swimming and one is a wading pool for both kids and adults. The building seemed to be occupied mostly by seniors and young families and was very quiet. There were free concerts 2 nights each week on the patio these ended at 8 PM so there was no noise later at night. We enjoyed netflix in the condo and there were lots of stores and restaurants within a very short walking distance of the building and a nice restaurant in the building itself. We would highly recommend this unit, in the morning the balcony is in the shade until about 9:30 then you get full sun until about 2:30 so you can get a dose of sun but also some relief and shade later in the day.
My wife and I stayed in Darko’s condo at the Ilikai for 3 glorious weeks from December 17, 2018 to January 7, 2019. It was a fantastic experience right from our initial booking until we checked out and headed to the airport. It is an extremely well maintained property that has everything that you need for a relaxing stay. The furnishings and linens are comfortable and the kitchen has all of the equipment you will need for quick snacks all the way to full meals. Our 20 year old daughter came to visit for 10 days and found sleeping on the fold out sofa in the living room extremely comfortable. The ocean views from the lanai are great as are views of the Friday night fireworks over the Hilton Lagoon. A long walk in the morning followed by breakfast on the lanai is a fantastic way to start your day. The condo comes with beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels and you have your choice of 2 pools at the Ilikai or a short stroll to the beach. Darko was a pleasure to deal with and was quick to respond to all queries. We would definitely consider this condo for next year’s visit. Mahalo Darko.
We are a family of four, me, hubby and 2 kids (ages 10,12). First, Darko was great! He was always prompt in responding to our questions and assured us that he’d be available during our stay if we needed anything.
The condo met all of our needs. It was comfortable, we liked the complete separation between the bedroom and the living room area. The sofa bed was also quite comfy, according to the kiddos. We didn’t do any cooking but if we had, the kitchen was fully equipped. The beach chairs, towels and mats, boogie board, and sand castle toys were provided (a definite +). The balcony offered a perfect view of the fireworks and glimpses of the luau across the street.
The Ilikai itself was also wonderful! The valet staff were friendly and prompt, and the concierge was helpful.
Everything was great, we can’t wait to go back!!
Wonderful condo. Great view of the beach and the Friday night Fireworks. Such beautiful mornings looking at the waves on the ocean and sunset views were amazing. The condo was very clean and well supplied with everything we needed. We spent 5 days here and would highly recommend it to couples. This was our 25th anniversary trip and this condo was icing on the cake.
We spent 5 nights ( 9/29 - 10/04 2018) in this Apartment and we loved it.
We would totally recommend this Apartment to others.
Great condo for a couple. You get a good view of the Hawaiin Village lagoon, the ocean, and the Friday night fireworks. The appliances all work well and the unit is well furnished with pots, pans, dishes, etc. I'd definitely stay here next time I visit, and highly recommend.
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