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The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

4.5 of 5 1 N Kaniku Dr, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Los Angeles
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

Spent a week at the Fairmont Orchid with the wife. Got a great rate through Expedia. Requested an upgrade from the standard room to a suite when we checked in but was told that none were available. Eventually was offered a garden view suite overlooking the golf course for an additional $100/night, which still was a great deal. The suite... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2009

Stayed at the Fairmont Orchid for 6 nights. The hotel met my expectations. While this hotel was not as upscale as many other Fairmonts, I think it is a nice hotel, with beautiful grounds. There are numerous waterfalls on the ground as well as lush foliage. The hotel is clean, and we had no problems with our room. Staff throughout... More

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8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

Just spent 8 nights at the Orchid with my wife and 2.5 year old and had a fantastic time. This hotel is ideal for those who want a leisurely and relaxing vacation without a lot on the agenda. The surrounding area doesn't have that much to do, except golf. You can drive up to some nice small towns in about... More

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Olympia, Washington
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2009

Perfect, It was truely our place of refuge on the island! So glad I choose the Beautiful Orchid. I can tell this grand resort was a Ritz Carlton in the past. It has maintained it's elegance and distinguished details. It's interior design isn't over the top or in your face just Casual/Elegant just the feeling you want when you are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2009

My husband and I stayed here for a few days on our honeymoon...what a perfect place to end our memorable trip! The hotel is beautiful, the staff are great, the food is delicious and there was so much to do! There is nothing bad I can say about this hotel. Definitely track down the "beach boys" for a complimentary outrigger... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

My family of four spend 3 days 2nights at Fairmont Orchid for our 9 days trip. It is the segment of our trip that we planned to just chill and relax on the beach and completely enjoy the resort. My husband and I had stayed here 7 yrs ago in a standard room, so this time we decided to spend... More

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

I stayed here with a companion for 5 nights in August 2009, and the experience was truly wonderful. At the risk of setting unrealistic expectations, here were my impressions: ---- Room We stayed in a fifth floor ocean front room in the north tower. The hotel is shaped like a U, and the 'ocean front' rooms are on the tips... More

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new york city
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

I'm going to try to give this hotel a fair review.....Let me first say that the hotel itself and grounds it is on are really beautiful. They did a wonderful job with the pool area too. The sunsets by the pool were really nice =) I did NOT like how they made extra expenses though. 15 bucks for parking....really?! I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2009

About 35 mins North of the airport, the Fairmont Orchid is situated on the west coast of the island. The hotel is low-key and almost colonial in style. There are a number of restaurants to eat at - we ate at Browns, The Ocean Bar and the Luana Lounge and the food was exquisite. The local beers are good and... More

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San Francisco, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

The Fairmont Orchid stands on a beautiful piece of property. The staff are friendly, sincere and helpful. That is what we liked. We arrived on August 25 and parked far away for a $15 daily fee. We then meandered down to the pool bar, ordered two $14 mai tais and, reluctantly, a $19.95 cheeseburger. The burger was OK, not great,... More

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Address: 1 N Kaniku Dr, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kohala Coast > Puako
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii 4.5*
Number of rooms: 540
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Also Known As:
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Hotel Waimea
Fairmont Hotel Kamuela
Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
Fairmont Kamuela
Kamuela Fairmont

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