The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

1 N Kaniku Dr, Kamuela, Hawaii, 96743, United States
(5 star hotel)
#1 of 2 hotels in Puako
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Phenomenal Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 5, 2010

A wonderful hotel. Beautiful rooms and grounds. Excellent staff. You can snorkel with sea turtles right out front of the hotel, then relax by the pool before or get a massage in a tent right on the water (see picture) before having an incredible dinner at Brown's (a wonderful restaurant on the water), then end the evening with a drink at the Polo Bar (a classic night cap spot). Overall, this is an excellent and classy hotel.

The biggest problem with choosing a hotel in this area is that there are many great choices. You can't go wrong with the Fairmont Orchid.

I have a longer review on Brown's in the restaurant section.

Unique Quality: There's a lot to love about this hotel. But even if you don't stay here, its worth coming for dinner at Brown's and a drink at the Polo Bar. Brown's has great seafood, live Hawaiian music and incredible sunsets.

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By Far the Best Hotel on the Kohala Coast

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 27, 2006

This Hotel has everything, Good Rooms, Good Service and Good Vibe. If you are coming to seek a late night Party or nightlife, go to Oahau. This Hotel is the only nice thing about the Big Island! True Luxury Experience!

Unique Quality: Great Service and good management, this place just feels like it is managed well. For how long, who knows. Seems to be an issue in the Islands, most good management staff come to relax and get away from their Mainland Jobs, then find out that this isn't the place to live, so get there sooner than later, before some morron comes in and ruins the place.

Directions: Left out of Kona Airport, 20 or so miles to Mauna Lani Drive then left.

Again, not much on the Big Island so don't get distracted by all of the Lava!

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Relaxed and Luxurious

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 7, 2006

Unique Quality: I did not stay at this hotel but I did have a few conferences and training sessions here in the past week. From what I saw, the hotel is very well kept and the grounds are beautiful! The beach front is ideal for young and elderly swimmers as it's semi-enclosed. Some features are a little dated but not much. It seems the design of some areas look a bit confused in the lounge and lobby area. I can't say anything for the rooms since I haven't seen the insides. The staff is very friendly and laid back. They will certainly help you if asked. They provide many 24 hour services as well.

There are tons of ponds all over the place. Water features are great here.

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The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

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Address: 1 N Kaniku Dr, Kamuela, Hawaii, 96743, United States

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Amenities at The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kids Activities
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Spa
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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