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Diamond Head Bed and Breakfast

  • 3240 Noela Dr. Map It
  • Waikiki
  • Local Flavor

Pros

  • Secluded and peaceful
  • Very homey

Cons

  • Small and therefore difficult to book
  • Doesn't accept credit cards
  • No air-conditioning

Updated 01/17/2014

Fodor's Review

Many travelers and residents would love to own a home like this art-filled B&B at the base of Waikiki's famous Diamond Head crater, one of the city's most exclusive neighborhoods; however, there are only three rooms available, so you may have to work a bit to stay here. All guest rooms feature koa-wood furnishings and private bath and open to a lanai and a big backyard filled with the sounds of birds, rustling trees, and the fragrance of mock orange, Tahitian gardenia,

and puakenikeni (a Hawaiian flower sometimes used in lei). (This two-story residence, located at the end of a private road, was once home to a family of seven.) The more private ground-floor suite has a separate living room and a bedroom with a queen bed. To experience a bit of Hawaiian history, request the room that includes the extra-large, hand-carved koa bed that once belonged to a Hawaiian princess. The closest beach is the intimate Kaimana Beach near the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial; it's hard to believe that the hustle and bustle of Waikiki is a short stroll from the house. Reserve three to four months in advance.

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Hotel Information

Address:

3240 Noela Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States

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Phone:

808-923–3360; 800-262–9912-reservations

Hotel Details:

  • No credit cards
  • 2 rooms, 1 suite
  • Breakfast

Updated 01/17/2014

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