Aqua Bamboo & Spa
Located on Kuhio Avenue, just 10 minutes from Kapiolani Park and the Honolulu Zoo and three blocks from the beach, the 93-room, budget Aqua Bamboo and Spa is housed inside a repurposed apartment building. The hotel is part condo and part hotel, as each room is individually owned and decorated by the owner. All rooms include balconies with street or pool views in addition to small kitchenettes. The lobby is predominantly decorated with Asian elements, including Buddhist statues. Perhaps the hotel’s best feature is its pool area, which is surrounded by bamboo and tropical plants,ew and is adjacent to the two-room spa.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.