OHANA Waikiki East Hotel
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Well well here I go again... on the road and loving life... it all started with Brisbane to Sydney... yup actually quite uneventful!..hmmm start again... Sydney to Honolulu on the airline of no service and well no idea when checking people in ... but hey we got pass that the lady got me on the flight checking that the screaming children at the …
Just finished our first day in Honolulu - 78 degrees, sunny and a nice breeze. Went out jogging at 8:00 this morning along the beach and back - really nice views and great weather. Took the trolly (free from this hotel) to the Hale Koa Hotel for breakfast. Then strolled the beach up past the Hilton Hotel and checked out the gardens and birds. …
Tuesday 19th Jan 2010
Plane arrived just about on time and the hotel pickup service was there to meet me.It was nice and warm at 26° C. That's more like it! The Ohana East Hotel seems a nice and friendly place and the room is comfortable, it even has a small balcony with a couple of chairs and table, just the job for taking the evening …
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- Swimming pool
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Ohana East- Very very convenient
This hotel is very convenient: the bus stop is right around the corner, restaurants across the street and the beach & shopping area (Kalakaua Ave) was only 2 blocks. This hotel is nothing fancy, but decent and has a balcony w/ a very nice city view. I would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a decent priced and quiet hotel that is convenient for commuting. Two bad things about this hotel is that they do charge $10/ day for parking and also has a fee for using the in room safe.
It was good!
we just came home from Waikiki FEB13-19 Ohana East was clean, good location, but everything else was too, staff was helpful, we had a "standard room" in the 9th floor pool view. overall I thought it was great, oh since it is right in the "heart of waikiki" it can get a bit loud in the morning, not that bad, the pool and gym are OK, just swim in the ocean and go joggin beside the beach i found it better, thats pretty much it, the reviews really helped me so thanks! and hope this helps you
Great location, noisy room.
Ohana East is a nice hotel and it's located close to everything but the room we were at was noisy. We were located on the 7th floor, pool view.
EVERY morning, around 6am, we could hear the garbage truck picking up the garbage. We were there from Wednesday to Saturday. And also we could hear people flushing their toilets! The toilets at Ohana East are different than most toilets. They're similar to toilets on airplanes.
You know the kind, flush and whoosh! They are very noisy! Especially late at night when you're trying to get some sleep. We will not return to Ohana East.
Best deal in Waikiki
We have stayed at 5 different hotels in our 5 trips to Oahu and Ohana East was the best of the bunch. It's in a good location, the room was neat and modern (although the bathroom is very small), and the pool and sauna is in a quiet area and open late (there's nothing like hitting the sauna after a long day at the beach), and there's even a pool bar during the peak season. On one of our trips we stayed at the Outrigger on the Beach (where Duke's restaurant is located) and their pool is at the back of the restaurant pratically on the beach. The water was salty and the sauna was full all the time. Besides, they closed it at 6:00pm every night. Now, I know, you're not suppose to come to Hawaii to spend time in a pool, but give it a try after a long hot salty day at the beach (add a drink and you wont want to get out)! Ohana East made this possible at half the cost of most of the other hotels, which makes me wonder why I'm telling this great secret. The more popular they get, I'm sure the more they'll charge. So, if you don't want to pay the bucks to stay at the Hilton, the Ohana East is the best deal in town (heck, even the prositutes hanging around the sidewalks were good looking!)
Great Location Great for the Price
I travel to Hawaii a lot, and I have stayed at several hotels in Waikiki. The Ohana East is by far the best. (I can't afford to stay on the beach so not comparing to those hotels.) The East is very clean, in a great location (next to the International Market Place & about 5 minutes to the beach) and all of the staff are very friendly - they will bend over backwards to help you. Most of the rooms have been renovated and are very nice. This is the best hotel for the money - Highly Recommended!
Enjoyed Ohana East
I had a comfortable and enjoyable stay at the Ohana East for 5 days in December 2003. I had booked the room through Expedia (cheapest rate) and got a free room upgrade to ocean view when I arrived. When I first arrived to my room it was past midnight and the main light for the room didn't work. After calling reception, they sent someone up to fix it straight away. Use of the room safe was free and I didn't get charged for the few local calls I made from the room (which compares favourably to my stay at the Waikiki Joy where every incidental was charged). The coffee shop in the lobby had good coffee and a special deal of 5mins free internet access if you bought anything from there. This was a good deal as elsewhere it was often $5 minimum charge for internet access.
The tour desk was extremely helpful and friendly and I would recommend using them rather than some of the "tourist offices" outside. I had booked 2 tours through them (outside) trying to save a little money, but in both cases there were problems with the tour drivers not turning up, the tour desk at Ohana East sorted things out with the tour operators. The pool was nice and large and the beach was within easy walking distance. There is also a gym on the property, which was quite decently equipped with a couple of stairmasters, a modern treadmill & bike and some weights machines. It was pleasant working out there overlooking the pool. I had been looking forward to the Thai restaurant in the lobby, but I found it the food a bit ordinary there, I've certainly had better Thai food. The steak restaurant in the lobby had excellent steaks and a $10 early bird special which was good value.
There is plenty of good food within walking distance. Overall, it was a great stay and I much preferred it over the Waikiki Joy. Oh, and by the way, I tried the spa at the outrigger reef and came up with a skin reaction - I also thought they were overpriced so I wouldn't recommend them!
Loved Ohana East
Ohana East was very nice. Centrally located to city buses, beach, and shopping. Imaculate rooms, and superb hotel staff.
We came back to Ohana East!
We booked again at the Ohana East after having stayed there two years ago. The staff was helpful and polite, giving us a better room because we were "returners". We are not beach people and don't walk alot, but it is centrally located - two short blocks to the ocean or to the Marketplace, etc. I wouldn't call it the best place at which we've ever stayed, but we were very pleased with what it had to offer and if we are able to go back, we will check in here again.
Loved the location...Ohana does truly mean family
Spent 19-27 March 2003 at the Ohana East. Was looking for an inexpensive place to spend 8 nights in Hono, as I hadn't been there since 1977 while on active duty with the Navy. My son's martial arts instructor got the rooms for us at a fantastic price as he is a member of Jackie Chan's stunt team and he wanted us to have the best as my son had just been picked up as a new member of the team. The room was great. Everything worked and the lanai sliding door was easy to open if you knew how to do it(lift and slide) for the gentleman who couldn't seem to get his to work. The staff was friendly, and the tour desk operator was able to get us great seats for the Blue Hawaii show with Jonathan Van Breda and the Don Ho show. For the person who complained about the show, Don Ho has had audience participation for as long as I know, at least going back to 1974 when I first visited the islands. Also if I was Don Ho, I would be bragging about my son being a member of Jackie Chan's stunt team. In fact during the show, my son whose nickname is Goku (from Dragonball Z) was the subject of some fun like "What would happen if my daughter Hoku married Goku, what wouldthey name their children? Then the audience gave names all in fun. In fact I thought the show was better than the last time I saw him in 1977. On all the complaints about the Aston Coral Reef, I think these people should buy Frommers or Fodors guides to Hawaii, and find out the location of the hotel before picking it. Of course the CR will be noisy being located in Kuhio next to the IMP which never seems to close, but one I did notice was that none of the complainers mentioned that the Kuhio Ave hookers seem to congregate in front of the CR during the early morning hours 2-6. We are returning to Hono btwn 10-18 Sept, and we had a choice of the CR or Aloha Surf, and of course we are staying at the Aloha Surf. Will fill you in on that hotel when we get back. Back to the Ohana East... The pool was a little cool because of the time of year, but the hroom was OK and the gift shop was nice. I would definitely stay there again and will stop in to say Aloha, when we are back out there in Sept.The IMP is a great place to buy souvenirs and eat for a reasonable price, and the Hula show there is wonderful (Derek Davis enterprises). Stay away from the Sizzler Steak house, expensive and small steaks, Perry's smorgy across the street is a great value, and if you are hungry or need a late night snack, Denny's on Kuhio is open 24-7 if'n you can get by the Hookers who frequent the area.If you have time try walking up Diamond Head, visit Pearl, and visit the zoo and Sea Life park, if you like to snorkel, try Hanauma Bay (closed Tuesdays), you'll love it.I also recommend if you want to have a great time there, try to stay in accomodations on a side street btwn Kalakaua and Kuhio and Ali Wai, and you will get rid of the majority of noise from those busy streets. Invest a few bucks and try to find out where your hotel is located, and then look it up on the net to see what they have to offer. It's better to know your hotel and it's surroundings before you get there, then to get there and be disappointed.
Great location but not what you expect
This hotel has a great location - very central. The decor is very nice and what you would expect . However, one expects certain things. Like cable TV - more than about 7network channels! And about 7 visitor or foreign language channels. But of course you can order movies and games for extra money! That didn't impress me much. The bed was uncomfortable, hot water took quite a while to come so don't jump in the shower right away, and my patio door wouldn't open even after I told management about it. They insisted that you just had to pull harder. No one came to fix it.Warning - read the note they give you - if you drink coffee you could be in for a surprise. They charge you for extra coffee packages. I'm just waiting for when they start to charge you for soap! So if you want a good location and you find the right price try it. But if you really want comfort and regular TV try somewhere else!