The Manoa Valley Inn provided just the refreshing type of experience that we were looking for, the opposite end of the spectrum from the predictable western hotel experiences that can easily be found in mass quantity along Waikiki beach. Located only a short distance from the bustle of Waikiki, the surroundings were a welcomed calm from our busy day excursions. Located centrally, the Manoa Valley Inn is conveniently close to a number of great beaches, Diamond Head and Manoa Falls. A rental car is needed. John and Theresa were welcoming hosts, who willingly shared their vast local knowledge of outstanding places to dine from local ‘hole in the walls’ to high end restaurants, sites of interest for day excursions and fantastic beaches to bathe on. We stayed in the artistically decorated Sunroom located on the second floor, which had a comfortable double bed and an antique Asian opium bed. The surrounding windows offered a majestic view of Waikiki and allowed the song of morning birds to filter in. The included breakfast was light, offering English muffins and toast, fruit, coffee, tea and juice. If you’re looking for a non commercial experience of Oahu, then Manoa Valley Inn is worth considering.
- Free Wifi