This is an extremely nice resort with a staff that goes overboard to help you during your stay. However, I hesitate to give it 5 stars because had I not been attending a company sponsored event, they would have nickle and dime-d me to death with things like parking, the internet, and other resort fees. I stayed from April 11th through the 17th and the average rate during this time period would be the most I would pay even into May, and on. Yes, they've got a great pool, spa, and beach to hangout on, but things like drinks and food could be a little more in line with reality. Fortunately, less than a mile from the resort there are several nice restaurants and a grocery store that sells liquor, beer, and wine so my advice would be to eat away from the resort and BYOB.....
Beware of the spotty internet and the long distances you'll have to travel to see other attractions on the Big Island. We rented a car so fortunately we weren't stuck on the resort and got to see quite a bit of the Island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii is a Kohala Coast Hawaii oceanfront luxury hotel and resort with white sand lagoon, Hawaiian Spa Without Walls, golf, tennis, five restaurants, extensive meeting and event facilities, and a year-round children’s program. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Hotel Waimea
- Fairmont Hotel Kamuela
- Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
- Fairmont Kamuela
- Kamuela Fairmont