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“Beautiful Resort” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marriott Waikola Beach, Big Island Hawaii, Hawaii

Marriott Waikola Beach, Big Island Hawaii, Hawaii
69-275 Waikola Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
1-808-886-6789
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Ranked #7 of 56 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: I am referring to the Lu'au put on by the Marriott Hotel
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful Resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a really well maintained resort and a much smaller option than the Hilton next door, which for us worked out well because having visited the Hilton with it's monorail linking between areas of the hotel, we decided that we really do prefer much smaller and personal resorts. Pros of this hotel are:

- Beachside location: You always have access to a beach which is not the case for all of the Waikoloa hotels
- Rooms: Not huge but well thought out with an attentive daily cleaning service
- General Surroundings: Kept beautifully with rock pools and gardens to walk around
- Location: Close enough to walk to the nearby Kings & Queens Marketplaces with a wide choice of food and also close to other public beaches along the coast

The negatives in my opinion were:
- A Bay: There were huge rocks in this little bay and so unlike other reviewers, I was really disappointed with this beach and thought there were far better places to go on the Island
- Food: There is only one restaurant and the food is ok, but not outstanding and one night we waited over 40 minutes at the bar for a simple beef salad (I have to note that our waitress paid for drinks to acknowledge the long wait and our service was always good, but for me, if you're only going to have one bar and restaurant then you should do a little better than this)

We also stayed during the hurricane that hit the Island and the hotel kept us well informed without causing any panic and provided dinner and breakfast for all guests. The whole situation was really well managed and we felt looked after throughout so our thanks to all of the staff who worked really hard to achieve this.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I were honeymooning at the Waikoloa Bay resort. Great views! Great service! Great food! We were greeted at the front desk with coupons and free champagne for being honeymooners! Beds were super comfortable, room was very clean & the concierge was super helpful! We would definitely stay again!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Phelan, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great food at the restaurant as well as at the bar. The food was 5 star and the view is 10 star. The food is pricy, but is is everywhere on the island. The hotel offers nightly specials.

Visited July 2014
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New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great property and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Waikola has a great hotel in Marriott. Attended a meeting at this property and have visited many times in the past decade. Beautiful, modern, clean, friendly accomodating staff. Housekeeping always does the extra little things that make this hotel a great place to stay and meet. Excellent meeting and event property for any coroporate event. Very pleased. Look forward to coming back for my next trip.

Visited June 2014
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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A bit dated but still very attractive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here 5 nights and had a lovely time. Rooms are a bit small. Service is very good. Beds are great. Amanda the Expedia concierge was one if the best I've ever used. She got us a private fishing and snorkeling charter for only $750 for the next day! She recommended excellent restaurants and she w as very personable.

Visited August 2014
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