We travelled as a family of 4 (5 and 1 yr old). This place we could not fault!
My husband and I agreed its the best place we've stayed (we have stayed at Mandarin Orientals, Raffles, Fullerton Bay, Dukes Hotel, London etc etc). IF you want to get away from it all and RELAX then this is the place. Very friendly without being in your face. Beautiful refurbishment of the main parts of the hotel was done 6 months ago (when the new owner bought the island). Beautifully done - very tasteful indeed. I think they are doing the rooms this year (although they are lovely as is).
The staff were wonderful - nothing was too much for them and they seemed pretty genuine. The pool was the hottest one Ive ever been in - it was just perfect. No bracing yourself on jumping in! (But also not too hot to actually swim in). There is a lighting ceremony every night a 6pm which the children loved.
There are 3 places to dine (the restaurant where you have your breakfast, an italian influenced place around the pool or the new NOBU!) All excellent and 5 and unders eat free (children's menu). The in room dining was also wonderful - we did this a few times at lunchtime when the baby was sleeping and we had it on the terrace (we were ground floor).
We had 2 doubles in our room and a large crib for my nearly 2 yr old. They had their names spelt out in foam sponges in the bathroom, child sized bathrobes and a quality toy on each bed - lovely! The kids club was wonderful - activities like scavenger hunts, hike to sweetheart rock and a tennis clinic! The tennis coach is just fabulous for both kids and adults - we all had lessons! Only thing is the weight gain after all the yummy food - esp those damn Hawaiian waffles. Despite the longish flight from sydney (10 hrs plus 30 mins connecting flight) we will def return to this resort year after year if possible!
We stayed at the Halekalani in Waikiki for a few nights after Lanai - and were disappointed. It would have seemed a beautiful place if we had gone there first but were spoiled by the FS. Its a hotel as opposed to a relaxing smart resort. Having said that we did look around other places in Waikiki and the Halekalani looked the best. The Hilton complex looked a nightmare - like a theme park. The surf rider is a beautiful building but the feel is not as elegant or smart.
- Also Known As:
- 4 Seasons Resort Lana`i At Manele Bay
- Four Seasons Resort Lana`i At Manele Bay Hotel
- Four Seasons Resort Lana`i At Manele Bay Hotel Lanai City
- Four Seasons Manele Bay
- Four Seasons Lanai City
- Lanai City Four Seasons
- Four Seasons Lanai
- Four Seasons Resort Lana'i At Manele Bay Lanai, Hawaii
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay is the quintessential Hawaiian beach resort. Overlooking a protected marine preserve, Manele Bay is a romantic retreat with championship golf and some of the finest offerings of water sports in the world. Al fresco dining options abound, from Pacific Rim to Italian cuisine, while spinner dolphins and whale watching are sights to behold. Pampering spa treatments and pool and beach side amenities make for a perfect day under the sun. ... more less
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