Honolulu Tower Condominium

★★★☆☆

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As a resident owner for 17 years I love this building.
It's true that ,the soon to be replaced, elevators have gotten old as they have in many other high rises.
And there are rules
,( which may be changed with enough support).
This is typical of many buildings.

But basically this is very well-constructed building ,beautifully designed, with a maintenance and security staff that are more like family than employees.
The location is superb. It's close to markets,restaurants, the Arts District and the general center of Honolulu's urban life.
Chinatown has historic status which prevent the building being torn down changing the character of the neighborhood.
I highly recommend this building to anyone who is drawn to life in the city.

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★★★★☆

As a resident owner for 17 years I love this building.
It's true that ,the soon to be replaced, elevators have gotten old as they have in many other high rises.
And there are rules
,( which may be changed with enough support).
This is typical of many buildings.

But basically this is very well-constructed building ,beautifully designed, with a maintenance and security staff that are more like family than employees.
The location is superb. It's close to markets,restaurants, the Arts District and the general center of Honolulu's urban life.
Chinatown has historic status which prevent the building being torn down changing the character of the neighborhood.
I highly recommend this building to anyone who is drawn to life in the city.

Pros: location,aesthetics, people,quality of consruction

Cons: older

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This building has had its days of neglect and mismanagement. The new manager has walked into the depth of problems brought on by others failing to do their job. The elevators are 26 years old and are long over due for modernization. There are House Rules written as they may be, are House Rules. Community Association Laws call for their enforcement on an equal and non bias basis. As for the Manager he has for the first time decorated the lobby in a nice way for Christmas and to almost everyones enjoyment and was met with alot of praise. During the Blackout he was busy getting the generator and automatic transfer switch operational so we would have power to run the water, trying to coordinate with the elevator mechanics to get here and get an elevator running, if the elevator mechanics could get an elevator running. He cannot fix the elevators he is not trained to repair these, the Board hires the contractor to repairs the elevators, and we are all at the mercy of the contractors getting the parts to repair our elevators which are 26 years old and those parts are obsolete. Past mismangement should not be blamed on new magement. The unit are spacious and layed out to avoid most 90 degree angles, adding to the flow of the walls. There are 1, 2, and 3, Bdrm units with great views. Aloha Tower provides great entertainment of fireworks on New Years and the Fourth of July. The grounds provide a lot of greenery and shaded areas with the Monkeypods trees and in the front of the buiiding there is a nice fountain ehanced with grennery around it making it look like a fountaining volcano. Really this is a majestic building and with uniformity returning to the Associations members and owners it can again shine like Capital Place, Hokua, Koolani, Moana Pacific, 909 Kapiolani, and other newer Associations. It just takes cooperation from both the Board and Owners who will direct the management correctly and dillgently on what they want achieved.

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★★★★☆

This building has had its days of neglect and mismanagement. The new manager has walked into the depth of problems brought on by others failing to do their job. The elevators are 26 years old and are long over due for modernization. There are House Rules written as they may be, are House Rules. Community Association Laws call for their enforcement on an equal and non bias basis. As for the Manager he has for the first time decorated the lobby in a nice way for Christmas and to almost everyones enjoyment and was met with alot of praise. During the Blackout he was busy getting the generator and automatic transfer switch operational so we would have power to run the water, trying to coordinate with the elevator mechanics to get here and get an elevator running, if the elevator mechanics could get an elevator running. He cannot fix the elevators he is not trained to repair these, the Board hires the contractor to repairs the elevators, and we are all at the mercy of the contractors getting the parts to repair our elevators which are 26 years old and those parts are obsolete. Past mismangement should not be blamed on new magement. The unit are spacious and layed out to avoid most 90 degree angles, adding to the flow of the walls. There are 1, 2, and 3, Bdrm units with great views. Aloha Tower provides great entertainment of fireworks on New Years and the Fourth of July. The grounds provide a lot of greenery and shaded areas with the Monkeypods trees and in the front of the buiiding there is a nice fountain ehanced with grennery around it making it look like a fountaining volcano. Really this is a majestic building and with uniformity returning to the Associations members and owners it can again shine like Capital Place, Hokua, Koolani, Moana Pacific, 909 Kapiolani, and other newer Associations. It just takes cooperation from both the Board and Owners who will direct the management correctly and dillgently on what they want achieved.

Pros: convenient location to everything

Cons: Some owners and tenants think their special and the rules do not apply to them.

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I totally agree with the previous reviewer. The place is AWFUL. Elevators NEVER work. The building is so antiquated it's ridiculous. Resident rules are out of control - as most residents are also rude and petty. And seriously, it's really a piece of junk for the price you're forced to pay living here. The resident manager is more concerned about putting up Christmas decorations than resolving common issues - like the ever failing elevators (and we won't mention that he didn't bother to come to the property during the city-wide black-out).

Go to Capitol Place.

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★☆☆☆☆

I totally agree with the previous reviewer. The place is AWFUL. Elevators NEVER work. The building is so antiquated it's ridiculous. Resident rules are out of control - as most residents are also rude and petty. And seriously, it's really a piece of junk for the price you're forced to pay living here. The resident manager is more concerned about putting up Christmas decorations than resolving common issues - like the ever failing elevators (and we won't mention that he didn't bother to come to the property during the city-wide black-out).

Go to Capitol Place.

Pros: security is nice

Cons: everything else.

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If you enjoy strict housing associations with lots of rules then this is the place for you. I am currently looking for a new place to live since we apparently work for the management and they no longer work for the people who live here. The security people are nice but they are mandated to enforce ridiculous rules, they actually hide in the bushes and try and catch people that live here breaking obscure "rules".

Okay, that being said, the location of the building on the edge of Chinatown is convenient to working downtown. Unfortunately there are a lot of bums all around the building so I'd recommend a building further down Beretania like Capitol Place. Also remember that you're right next to the fire station so they will be waking you up at all hours of the night.

The building has several outdoor bar-b-ques at the pool area that are really nice and the pool and hot tub are well maintained. The building was built in the early 1980's and nothing has been updated since then, it's actually kind of funny. That's all for now.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you enjoy strict housing associations with lots of rules then this is the place for you. I am currently looking for a new place to live since we apparently work for the management and they no longer work for the people who live here. The security people are nice but they are mandated to enforce ridiculous rules, they actually hide in the bushes and try and catch people that live here breaking obscure "rules".

Okay, that being said, the location of the building on the edge of Chinatown is convenient to working downtown. Unfortunately there are a lot of bums all around the building so I'd recommend a building further down Beretania like Capitol Place. Also remember that you're right next to the fire station so they will be waking you up at all hours of the night.

The building has several outdoor bar-b-ques at the pool area that are really nice and the pool and hot tub are well maintained. The building was built in the early 1980's and nothing has been updated since then, it's actually kind of funny. That's all for now.

Pros: BBQ's, Pool, Hot Tub, Parking

Cons: Old Elevator's that never work, bums all around, TOO MANY RULES THAT DON'T MAKE SENSE

 

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