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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:   August 15, 2018 6:07PM
Review:   Moana surf rider is the oldest and first hotel in Waikiki and it’s the heart and center of it all. In June there’s Pan-Asian parade which starts at the front of the hotel. Very friendly staff and concierge services. The porters and valet parking staffs are very accommodating and friendly. It’s very safe and convenient as ABC store are located across the streets and the store carries snorkel kits and is very good quality and low price. Lots of Japanese weddings and photos are taken at the Moana Surfer Rider and it’s fun watch these destination weddings as they're dressed beautifully. The beach is just behind the hotel and has two restaurants and a pool under the beautiful giant Banyan tree and on one side there are rocking chairs to relax and the hotel serves guava water for self service. There’s a Honolulu coffee shop in the hotel and international market is just across the street and many fine restaurants near by and all are walking distance. Ride the pink double decker bus at the front of hotel it’s $2 and it goes around the perimeter of Waikiki and to Ala Moana shopping mall, make sure you go to the second level of the bus and you’ll feel the cool tropical breeze. Lastly Highly recommend Moana Surf Rider as the hotel is filled with rich history and so conveniently located at the center of Waikiki. Aloha
Author:   Don
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Review date:   August 17, 2018 12:08AM
Review:   This was my first time ever in Hawaii. This Westin Resort is a great place to stay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location is great for going to the beach and shopping at the local stores. The beach bar near the pool and beach is great. There is also live entertainment in the courtyard. There is also historical landmark called the Banyan Tree. Very beautiful. I will recommend this place to family and friends. I hope I am someday able to return.
Author:   Mark Morgan
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Review date:   July 8, 2018 3:06AM
Review:   What a beautiful hotel! Love the lobby area, lots seating area with nice tropical style furniture. nice balcony area with comfy chairs. Great place to people watching! They have their own beach front. Nice place to dine or just sit back and relax. The view is just gorgeous! There is also a pool right before you walk down to the beach.
Author:   Cassandra Y.
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Review date:   July 13, 2018 9:05PM
Review:   It's a bit old, but our overall experience was great! was there attending a wedding and the food, service, and performances were all really good. Direct access to the beach was very convenient. The lobby is always filled with people taking professional pictures. It's great if you enjoy the festivities, but wouldn't recommend it if you're looking for peace and quiet.
Author:   Gavin Chu
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Review date:   June 4, 2018 6:03PM
Review:   Wonderful historic local that has two gorgeous dining options. First, the fancier restaurant in the patio (called the Veranda for breakfast/lunch and Beach Bar for dinner). The dishes are exquisitely composed and perfectly cooked. The lower restaurant (Beach Bar) has great food as well for a bit cheaper prices. The cocktails for two are a great deal and especially well suited for an evening on the beach.
Author:   Mark Santolucito
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