Halekulani

2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815-1988, United States
(5 star hotel)
#4 of 151 hotels in Honolulu
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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The best place on Waikiki

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 27, 2008

Upon arrival to the Halekulani you are greeted at the desk and assigned a staff member to tour you around the hotel and show you to your room. Once the room and all amenities are explained to you, they will check you in at your room desk, one of one. Everything is part of your room stay at Halekulani. There are no additional charges for fitness room, wifi....etc. During your afternoons at the pool, the staff will offer complimentary ice cream to help cool you. Each evening at House-Without-a-Key you will hear Hawaiian music and be treated to Hula by two different former Ms. Hawaii. If you want to step back in time to a level of service that has long since departed other so-called four star establishments, then Halekulani is your place.

Unique Quality: Fine food, entertainment and pool. Excellent spa facilities. Right on Waikiki with a great view of Diamond Head.

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Best Service I have ever had

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 30, 2007

Stayed at the Halekulani for 9 nights in April. I spend about 90 days a year travelling Internationally , mainly on business , this was a family holiday and without doubt the service at this hotel I would rate 11 out of 10. It could not have been better. EVERYTHING that the staff did for us was perfect. The attitude, the skills, the desire , was remarkable. We booked a number of excursions in the hotel ( heli ride, hire car, water day, restaurants etc) and all of them were first class. The resort itself was a haven amongst busy Waikiki ...... it was an oasis amongst the madness. The restaurants were great and again if something wasn't on the menu that you wanted they would make it up for you , no questions asked. Rooms were excellent , modern, clean, with great views ... we had interconnecting Ocean View rooms on the 4th floor. This place really was heaven on earth.

Unique Quality: The calmness was refreshing , the views were fine, the dining was for all tastes, the staff were outstanding!

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HALEKULANI: AND THE 2,185 Sq ft VERA WANG SUITE

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 22, 2005

The Halekulani is a nice,understanded 5 star hotel in Wakiki.
It is terribly expensive, and in my opinion, not really worth the money. I should know, as I have stayed here many times as a guest, and once up to 4 months at kama'iana rates.

But Wakiki is noisey, filled with sirens, and very much like Manhattan in all of its negative aspects. What Honolulu has done during the last ten years is invest monies to make itself into something it is not- an urban chic product set in a tropical setting. It has transformed its real charms into a mass product. And with so many of those now in the globalized world, is one more urban chic city really necessary or profitable?

Unique Quality: My very favorite place from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM is the happy hour at HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY. It is low keyed, understanded, and wonderful. Prices for some things on the menu can be a good value if you stay away from mai tai's and flaming drinks. I stick to Ice tea or fresh squeezed lemon juice.

The Halekulani is taking reservations for its Vera Wang Suite, opening late February 2005. The 2,185-square-foot ocean-view suite was decorated by the designer best known for stylish wedding gowns. The price is between $4000-$5500
a night depending on whether you want the one bedroom or two bedroom configuration. The suite comes with a butler from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, and greetings from the hotel manager, and champagne. For more informaton about the suite, see
http://www.halekulani.com/verawang/introduction.asp

The Royal suite is also available for $5000.00. There are no discounts or negotiations on these two suites.

The Diamond Head suite is a one bedroom suite with a view of Diamond Head that can be discounted 20%.

The hotel also plans a $400,000 revamping of its cocktail lounge, Lewers Lounge, with chain draperies and dramatic lighting, the perfect forum for the caipirinhas and flaming drinks that are being created for it by Dale DeGroff, a longtime Rainbow Room bartender in Manhattan turned cocktail consultant. Just how expensive can we make these cheap liquor drinks?

The manager of the hotel as well as Honolulu's economic minister wants to make Honolulu into a "Jazz Destination" so they can increase prices even more. Well that is the goal in capitalism. But who wants to pay for that? Maybe only immature, insecure wannabees who feel compelled to have their identities defined by the advertisers who are helping the corporation make a profit.

Directions: Next to Fort DeRussey.

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Address: 2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815-1988, United States

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Amenities at Halekulani

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

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