My advices how to spend great time at Holiday Surf Hotel

Holiday Surf Hotel is a nice and clean hotel with a great location. Hotel is right on the beach (beach is crowded – but we had a rental car and could drive to less crowded beaches, this information we read here – The Holiday Surf Hotel is also in the heart of Waikiki with GREAT shopping, restaurants and nightlife right outside the door. Food at hotel restaurants was good. Service was good. Rooms are average (size, ammenities, comfort). We had an “ocean view” room – so we could see part of the ocean, but a majority of our view seemed to include the top of the Cheesecake Factory next door (w/ fans and loud air conditioners)….we didn’t care b/c we spent very little time in our room, but if you are looking for a perfectly relaxing experience, this probably isn’t it. The hotel is located on the main drag though Waikiki, so the street is often is often busy and loud – we couldn’t hear the street noise while in our room, but obviously we could from outside on our balcony. This didn’t bother us at all. We had a great trip, and this was our second stay at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. For the price Holiday Surf Hotel is a great value, you can park your car underneath the hotel for $10/day (valet). Surfboards are for rent on the beach outside the hotel, and most anyone can surf the waves of Waikiki. Bigger waves can be found on the north shore (for more advanced surfers – not me). Great view of Diamond Head – which is a short drive away. I find some grate photos at
I’ve been to this property several times. It’s been consistently good through the years. There are good dining options on property. Duke’s is the fun beach level restaurant. It is always busy and can be a long wait during the high season but Chuck’s and Hula Grill both have better food. The Surf hotel staff is usually super friendly and accomodating. There is valet parking but also easy indoor self parking if you prefer. The beach front is lovely with great swimming and sports, but it is not isolated. This is a busy Waikiki hotel. I tend to love that as I used to live in NYC. While children are always around, I wouldn’t say this hotel caters to families with young children. A+ location with plenty to do on the beach or on the street.

Best place to visit in India, Dera Mandawa

Well, let’s just say that Jaipur is not as pink as it used to be! The buses are definitely pink, but over the years, with successive coats of paint, the buildings are now more terracotta in colour. Not that this in any way detracts from the overall effect of this uniformity. The magnificent City Palace and the beautifully crafted Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) would be stunning in most shades. The walls, the huge gateways, and the bazaars tbyrvtbnkyu in the old city have a wonderful ambience particularly, as the afternoon sun deepens the colour of the painted stonework. Outside the city, the impressively situated Amber Fort overlooking the Amber Palace is not to be missed. Even though you will be battling your way through tour parties, the stunningly decorated interior of the palace is worth it. The Jantar Mantar (observatory) is an extraordinary place to visit. The expression “all fur coat and no knickers” is popular in Scotland and used to describe a person or place that has an exterior far grander than the interior. We have, on occasion, found it an excellent description of many hotels in India, including the inappropriately named Dera Mandawa. Set back off the main road in a quiet little enclave, the hotel is only 1km south of the main bazaar area of the old city. Entering through an impressive red sandstone gate, you will find yourself in beautifully laid-out gardens with mature trees and a somewhat eclectic smattering of Asian sculptures. The building is done in a similar red sandstone that has been extended over the years. The rooms on the ground floor have a small paved seating area outside looking over the gardens. The rooms are spacious, and the beds enormous. And that is the fur coat!