Ohana Waikiki Malia
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Saturday afternoon and all day today I was a big 'ol beach bum. We went to North Shore yesterday, and Waikiki today. The beach is my happy place, and it is the thing I'll miss most (after my kids). I could lay out every day for the rest of my life and probably not get sick of it. On the plus side I DID manage to get quite a few little souvenirs today (shootout to the 5,000 ABC stores in Hawaii) so I'm feeling pretty accomplished. ...
... turtle (honu) on a beach just past the town of Haleiwa. Further along the coast we walked through Waimea valley and went for a swim at the waterfall. Gavin is getting pretty good at this swimming business now, although it might have had something to do with the life jacket (they were compulsory). Finally we headed back to the airport at Honolulu for our flight back. ...
... seen. I felt like I was looking at a computer screensaver, but one that went around an entire room.. hard visual lol but go with it. Every single place you looked was stunning. In one glance you could see mountains and palm trees and the ocean and the beach and the coral reef and I just really cannot put into words how it feels to be on top of a mountain looking down on all of it. At the top of the mountain there was this tiny concrete building thing (I think it maybe used to be ...
... a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. The fish tank is hooked up to the bed of vegetables and this system coexists and works simultaneously. The fish waste feeds the vegetables by acting as a fertiliser and the vegetable beds filter the water back into the fish tank to keep the fish clean and healthy. Vegetables do not require any fertiliser, pesticide or soil. This system of farming is truly amazing and one that has a very effective and efficient water ...
... and history of RCR and the Welcome Back party for Crown & Anchor. Show tonight was a comedian/magician or a magician/comedian, whichever you prefer. He performed some great illusions. Shared a dinner table with folks from Sydney and had an enjoyable visit.
Day4: Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. Today the farm boy from Illinois and his townie wife set foot on their first South Seas Island. Isle of Pines is the smaller of the two main islands of ...
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Reasonable stay for the price
We stayed in the Ohana Waikiki Malia for 10 days in October 2003. The location was convenient to everything in Waikiki. The staff was helpful and friendly. The room was very clean, except for the A/C vent was very, very dirty upon our arrival. We asked it to be cleaned, and it was within the hour. The parking garage, however, will not accomodate much of a car. We drove an Intrepid, very carefully in and out. Anything bigger, and we would not have made it at all! The restaurant is fine if you want the breakfast buffet. But I would not recommend wasting your money eating there. Poor service is the main problem with that. Overall, it was a nice hotel that we would consider revisiting if there is no availability at the Hale Koa.
If you truly have no expectations for your accomodations in Paradise, stay here!
When you travel do you like to have an inviting, comfortable place to return every evening? Do you like taking a shower without getting scalded everytime someone in a nearby room flushes the toilet? Does a musty oder bother you? Do you like to watch even a little TV, lets say the morning/evening news and weather on an all color TV, not just in a blue or green tint? I wasn't sure what about our week-long stay was not perfect in Paradise - how could we not be having the time of our lives no matter what hotel we we're staying in? I realized it was the uninviting room we had to return to every evening. O'hana hotels are old and tired. If you want to truly enjoy your entire vacation, spend more money and don't stay at an O'hana.
Superb Hawaii Hotel go stay!
This hotel is excellent! The reception staff were very helpful (especially at finding a Taco Bell) and friendly.
Make sure you park on the sidewalk before checking in (you cant park in the car park). The carpark is very steep and tight for big american cars but I managed so its fine.
The rooms were big and clean, bright and our bathroom was really clean, new and nice. We had a balcony too.
Might want to ask for a high up floor as the road (Lewers) can get quite busy during the day/early evening.
Great location 5 minutes to Waikiki beach but away from the main Aloha noise.
Go enjoy - Superb hotel.
Basic, basic, basic but clean
We have just returned from the Ohana Waikiki Malia (20th July 2004) and as we arrived I thought it looked a little scruffy. Reception staff are polite but on been shown to our room we found it to be very, very basic. The room was not double glazed so you could hear the traffic, which as you are on a main road with road works going on was not pleasant. They start work on the road at 6 a.m each day. We were told this will go on for another year at least. The cafe in the lobby is of poor standard and not overly clean we felt. You pay 3$ for the safe and 2$ for using the coffee each day. The bathroom is quite small and the shower kept changing temperature while been used! We had the use of a courtesy room on our departure day. This was spacious and very pleasant and we just wish we had been blessed with this room instead of our "pokey little room". We will not return to this hotel but would go back to Hawaii.
Loved the hotel, hated the parking
My family of four went to Hawaii April 2004 we stayed for 9 days. We had a Standard room, which fit us just fine. Very clean and the maids were very respectable. The price was GREAT! The location was the BEST! We were at the Beach in minutes and the International Market was right up the street (Great Shopping). The trollies and buses were always available for transporting. The Zoo was a nice stroll down Kuhio. There was food eateries everywhere and McDonald's was next door (super for the kids); they serve pineapple with every meal (yummy). We had only one complaint, the parking area was very tight, when driving in the lot patience is a must. We are returning to Hawaii March 2005 and will stay at the Ohana Waikiki Maila again.
Worst motel ever
By the time we checked it was almost 5 in the afternoon. Parking was terrible and the ramp very steep. Only certain elevators go to certain floors. The room we got looked right into the other hotel and we could see what people were doing with or without the lights off. That meant we had to keep our drapes closed. We went down to change rooms. The other side of the hotel only had smoking left. I even offered to pay extra for a suite but once again only smoking rooms. We finally went back to the original room. The first night was okay but the second was a different story. The room across the hall had 30 people in it and they were singing really loudly late at night. I called the front desk several times with nothing changing. I even went out in the hall to see what room and the security guard was there was told him to listen and get them out. It still did no good and once again I called the front desk and told them if they did not do anything I would call the police. By the time it was 1 in the morning we were so tired we fell asleep to the noise. The rude people across the hall were up at 6 the next morning being loud once again. The hotel staff was very rude, this would never be a place to ever stay again. After having spending two nights in the waikiki beachcomber, this place was awful.
Stayed in the Waikiki Malia early January, 2004. Made the reservations directly at the Ohana website, so paid a bit more than if I had used expedia or a discount service. Room was nice, clean but the balcony was very small. No place to sit out and relax. Overall, a nice hotel with a decent location.
OK for budget hotel
The front desk staff was really friendly, and personable. Parking lot was a bit tight, and tough to drive through, my husband and I got back to the hotel late and had to search for parking, luckily there was ONE spot available. Our room was small, and had a bad moldy/musty smell, it kept me awake most of the night. I'm sure there were better rooms, but we really arent complainers (in person that is, lol). The location is great, right in the middle of Waikiki. In all, the hotel was "alright", it's worth it if your booking on a budget, I've seen a lot worst.
We will be back to Malia
We stayed in the property for 5 nights back in May, 2003. We love it.
The location is very convenient. ABC store is right at the corner across the street, so is the bus stop. It takes about 10-minute walk to the beach. The hotel is very nice and quiet when compared to its other sister hotels. Room is clean and has a small refrigerator. The staff is very helpful with directions and other needs. We will love to go back and stay there.
Had a great time
The hotel was clean, the staff was very nice, the room was very nice.
We had a two room suite, for 4 people. The room was not overly large, but was large enough. It was reasonably quiet. We were on the 6th floor. The restaurant was good, not excellent, but good. We ate one breakfast and one dinner there. The nice thing is that you can go across the street and use the pool and hot tub at the other Ohana facility and they have an activities desk there as well. The gift shop prices were reasonable. I would definitely stay here again.