"Great place to spend your vacation of a lifetime."
We love this stylish hotel with it's excellent facilities, beautifully designed and well kept grounds, comfortable rooms, location, small but idyllic beach and friendly, helpful staff. This hotel has a character of it's own. We visited other hotels on the island during our stay, but few had the "atmosphere" of the Fairmont Orchid.
Be aware that the food and beverages can be expensive if you are staying on site for your visit. Price should not be taken as a guide to quality since not all of the on site eating facilities offer value for money. Brown's Beach House restaurant serves excellent food and is well worth the visit for an evening dinner. The atmosphere, quality of food and service was outstanding. We had probably the best meal of our vacation there, but again be prepared that this standard comes with a price. That said, most decent restaurants on the island are expensive.
Unfortunately the hotel also seems to be a favorite with a number of large corporations for company events. The hotel staff did an excellent job of keeping the inconvenience caused by organized company events to a minimum for other hotel guests. The same cannot always be said for some of the company visitors who are determined to "party hard", although to be fair there were only isolated instances that caused any disturbance during our wonderful stay. There is little the hotel can do about this, but you might want to ask "who is in town?"
"Very good hotel close to sea good helpful staff."
Have Stayed at this hotel 3 times and really enjoyed my stay this time. The hotel is very well situated near the sea with good facilities and the staff are very helpful. Would highly recommend this hotel.
We had a great ocean front room overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Hawaii. The hotel staff were all very friendly. There was a nice selection of resort restaurants. I definitely would consider a return visit.
We reserved the cottage for an overnight on the east side of the island and wished we had made plans to stay longer! The outside hot tub, isolated and quiet area with brilliant stars, birds singing in the morning were a wonderful escape! The creative loving care in the interior design made our brief stay special! We will return but stay longer!
This is not my first stay at the Mauna Lani, but it was great to return and see that the reasons I chose this resort are still present. We snorkeled, relaxed in the cabanas, and dined outside beneath the setting sun.
The condo was beautiful and well-furnished. However, there was a severe ant problem that prevented us from being able to use the kitchen very much because we were constantly killing ants and wiping them up. It was too bad because otherwise, the condo was perfect.
Lora from San Francisco, CA
This oceanfront Kohala Coast resort is located within the Waikoloa Beach Resort, six miles from Hapuna Beach State …More