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The Historic Moana Surfrider

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In the heart of Waikiki Beach, the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa on Oahu, introduced the world to Hawaiian hospitality in 1901. Often referred to as the "First lady of Waikiki", this oceanfront Oahu hotel is a legendary landmark. Step back into yesteryear with all the contemporary amenities and unique services to make your Waikiki Hawaii vacation both memorable and enjoyable.

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Review date:   February 4, 2018 6:05PM
Review:   It's all about the atmosphere here. Sipping cocktails under a Banyan Tree that's a living historical landmark, listening to live music. Cocktail was good, but overpriced (no surprise given the location). The singer was good and entertaining. Atmosphere suffered by the almost closed ceiling provided by dozens of square beach umbrellas, so there were only a few seats where you could actually see the beautiful tree. Further BIG '-' are the flimsy plastic cups your cocktail is served in. Definitely expected more. If they want to prevent glass breaking, there are nice break-resistant 'glasses' out there in any shape and size. It's mostly nostalgia and potential that makes me give 3* instead of 2
Author:   Oliver Vogel
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Review date:   January 30, 2018 5:11AM
Review:   The price is good for a hotel. Our server,Ryan was very nice and friendly. Foods are all quite good. Especially the scallops of the appetizer are amazing ! ! Must try! But the desserts are just average. Nice dining experience at Beach House of Moana Surf rider! :)
Author:   sharlyn chen
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Review date:   February 3, 2018 7:08AM
Review:   Great historic hotel - first one at the Waikiki beach. Rooms in the original complex rather on a small side - were built in 1901. The new tower features much more spacious rooms with balconies. Wonderful courtyard centered around a 100+ yo banyan tree. Cool verandas, lounge areas, and pool. Very friendly staff. Nice SPG lounge!
Author:   Magda Wust
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Review date:   January 15, 2018 7:58PM
Review:   Gorgeous hotel!!! My family and I have vacationed@ the Moana Surfrider hotel annually since 2014. After stays@ Turtle Bay Resort, Royal Hawaiian and the Ritz, the First Lady of Waikiki is still our favorite hotel. The Diamond Deluxe Ocean, the Tower Ocean Premier and the Diamond Head Ocean Suite are all true Ocean front rooms with breathtaking views of the pacific. We've had the luxury of staying in each of these very comfortable and inviting rooms on our numerous stays. The service is top notch, the housekeeping is attentive and the valet is genuinely helpful. The staff remember you by name and are very kind and welcoming. This is an Excellent hotel with wonderful accommodations.
Author:   Maia Moua
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Review date:   January 17, 2018 11:31PM
Review:   Excellent location on the beach at Waikiki. Rooms are clean. Higher floors with beach views are spectacular. Restaurants are nice and pricey. Staff is friendly. Very clean surroundings. The International Market and an ABC Store are across the street.
Author:   Jeffery Mah
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