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Oahu, HI Master Thread
« on: January 25, 2010, 07:49:57 PM »
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 03:54:08 PM »
Any outstanding hotels here?
I looked at the Hyatt in Oahu and it didn't look too great to me

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 04:03:04 PM »
Any outstanding hotels here?
I looked at the Hyatt in Oahu and it didn't look too great to me
Everything is in Waikiki, which is basically a big urban city with better weather.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 10:37:12 PM »
Jerusalem Kosher Deli near Waikiki:

http://jerusalemkosherdeli.com/index.html

http://www.chabadofhawaii.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/1757159/jewish/Jerusalem-Kosher-Deli-Menu-Delicious-Kosher-Food-in-Hawaii.htm

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jerusalem-Kosher-Deli/334760536555047?sk=photos

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2012, 04:12:07 PM »
Has anyone stayed at the Ala Moana hotel (where the Chabad is located) for Shabbos? I am trying to decide if I should stay there or find another hotel that's in walking distance.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2012, 12:00:11 PM »
Has anyone stayed at the Ala Moana hotel (where the Chabad is located) for Shabbos? I am trying to decide if I should stay there or find another hotel that's in walking distance.

Yeah, I was there a few months ago. Nothing special, basic rooms are very small. I used AA points 23,300 $0 taxes for 2 nights which was available at the time. I'm not sure what else is nearby, its right in middle of the city so you definitely can't walk from the hotels in Waikiki.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2012, 01:17:46 AM »
Has anyone stayed at the Ala Moana hotel (where the Chabad is located) for Shabbos? I am trying to decide if I should stay there or find another hotel that's in walking distance.
I stayed in a hotel around the corner from the Chabad House which was nice. There is a Hilton close by if you preferred that.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2012, 10:51:34 AM »
I'm not sure what else is nearby, its right in middle of the city so you definitely can't walk from the hotels in Waikiki.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2012, 11:20:48 AM »
I stayed in a hotel around the corner from the Chabad House which was nice. There is a Hilton close by if you preferred that.
Do you know about how far of a walk it is from the Hilton?
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2012, 11:29:52 AM »
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2012, 11:31:06 AM »
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2012, 12:27:57 PM »
Beware that many Waikiki hotels have staircases with motion-activated lights.
Find out before you go for shabbos.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2012, 12:32:32 PM »
Beware that many Waikiki hotels have staircases with motion-activated lights.
Find out before you go for shabbos.
Thanks I guess I'll just play it safe and stay there
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2012, 06:54:30 PM »
Do you know about how far of a walk it is from the Hilton?
Give or take 15 minutes(if we talking about the same Hilton) I believe

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2012, 10:08:20 AM »
Beware that many Waikiki hotels have staircases with motion-activated lights.
Find out before you go for shabbos.
Beware that many Waikiki hotels have staircases with motion-activated lights.
Find out before you go for shabbos.

The Ala Moana also has motion activated lights in part of the stairwells.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2012, 12:42:55 PM »
The Ala Moana also has motion activated lights in part of the stairwells.
So how do people stay there?
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2012, 01:38:34 PM »
So how do people stay there?

Not quite sure, with us the security guard guided us up, so he went in front of us, but going down I only noticed that it went on once, the rest of the times it was on already. Maybe the rabbi there knows more about it.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2012, 01:53:29 PM »
Maybe the rabbi there knows more about it.
Yup, would be a good idea to ask first.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2012, 12:53:45 PM »
So how do people stay there?

I ended up staying there, the Chabad Rabbi there stays in the hotel every Shabbat with his family, they have Security walk in front of them on the way up, and have their maintenance guy pick them up in the morning. They told him which room we were in and he came to pick us up in the morning as well.

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