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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740   |  
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Ranked #1 of 15 hotels in Kailua-Kona
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Montréal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

For anyone seeking the wow factor for a resort and most sublime experience in luxury, this is it! Four Seasons has again exceeded my expectation. Outstanding location, service and confort.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Studio City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We have stayed at some of the top resorts in the world including Post Ranch, San Ysidro, Plaza Athenee, Villa de Este etc. but have never stayed at a resort that was so perfect in every way. If you are in need of a elegant but understated place to land where you need to relax this is it. I have never experienced such personal service...the staff is there to make your stay perfect. The manager Robert Whitfield was amazing. Among other things he actually took the time to draw us a map and have it delivered to us for an excursion one day. We felt like we were his personal guest. I also want to mention William Panaretos the Asst. Director of food and Beverage that also did everything in his power to make our visit such a memorable one. The spa is amazing too!
The rooms are extremely comfortable and elegant ...the food excellent with many choices. The toughest decision we had every day was to if we wanted to lay by the pool or on the beach in their custom covered lounges for two.( There is a childs pool as well as an adult one which is a huge plus for us).
The Hualalai is pricey but well worth every penny. Robert Whitfield is a gemand has made this resort our absolute favorite and we cannot wait to go back!
Patrice Berlin

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

Our stay was the greatest, this was the best Four Seasons Resort we have stayed at, Thank You for a vary enjoyable time.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

We just returned from our fabulous stay at the Four Seasons Hualalai and were truly touched by the lovely staff, beautiful grounds, and unforgettable experiences. We are both workaholics and decided to take time out to celebrate our 7-year anniversary.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

Let me start by saying that I won a trip to any four seasons for two nights. Of all of the places I could choose from in the USA we choose the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu. Just because we won the trip does not mean that we were treated any differently. I and my husband used this trip to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We were greeted by the head of the bellman by name and we were not allowed to even lift a bag. We then were treated to guava juice and pineapple along with leis for each of us. When we were settled we then took a tour of the place with a bellman and then were presented to our room. Within 15 minutes we were sent a bottle of champagne. After this we quickly unpacked and then put on our suits. We went straight for Kings Pond where we were greeted by an attendant who covered our chairs with soft towels and then provided us with swimming towels and ice cold lemon water. Later we had dinner at the islands best restaurant that is at the resort called Pahu i`a where all the staff welcomed us and commented on our anniversary. We went back to our rooms well fed and tired (jet lag). The next day we ate breakfast at Pahu i`a for the breakfast buffet and then checked out each pool. I fed the eagle ray at Kings Pond which was very cool, not just for the kids. Speaking of kids they have a great family pool with handmade sand castle turtles and shells. If we can afford to come back we will definitely bring the kids. If I had to pick a downside I would say that for what we are used to the cost of meals was a bit high however almost always worth it. I am sure that the cost is probably appropriate for Hawaii just not our budget. Thank you to the Staff of the Four Seasons for making this a vacation that will last us for a long while!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

We just returned from our fabulous stay at the Four Seasons Hualalai and were truly touched by the lovely staff, beautiful grounds, and unforgettable experiences. We are both workaholics and decided to take time out to celebrate our 7-year anniversary. Having taken very little vacation in over two years, our expectations were high, and every single one was met.

We were upgraded and whisked away to a beautiful suite with both privacy and good proximity to all pools, sports center, spa etc. Everyday was spent working out at gorgeous gym, lounging at the Beach Tree pool, sitting by the beautiful spa garden waterfall, and luxuriating in luscious spa treatments. Evenings were spent at the Beach Tree Bar watching the sunset, listening to beautiful Hawaiian music, and indulging in decadent oceanfront dinners.

Thank you thank you thank you to the Four Seasons Hualalai for making our much needed break so effortlessly relaxing and rejevenating. We will be back every year from now on...

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

You know you'll have a wonderful stay at any Four Seasons resort, but this particular property stands out for special commendation for two reasons:

1. Convenience: Easy direct flights into the Kona Airport from most west coast cities, and then a quick 10 minute taxi ride to the resort. If for some reason you would want to leave the resort [my wife never did!], then the hotel's concierge serves as a Hertz rental car agent. My kids and I scuba dive, and the hotel is very near Kona's Honokohao Harbor, where all the best dive boats are berthed (the big ones, like Jack's and Kona Honu, plus my favorite: Underwater Adventures, a six-passenger private boat.)

2. Luxury: The beautiful property stretches along a very wide ocean front, has three pools, several resturants, a golf course, spacious rooms, and is maintained to the high standards you expect from a Four Seasons. The staff are of course wonderful. A special feature is a snorkel lagoon stocked with exotic fish and a spotted ray.

I have stayed at many other Four Seasons properties over the years. Indeed my fantasy is to visit ALL of them. So I don't plan repeat visits unless the experience is better than expected. I already have reservations at this resort for my next trip to Hawaii!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 Green Hotel in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu 5*
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Also Known As:
4 Seasons Resort Hualalai At Historic Ka`Upulehu
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai At Historic Ka`Upulehu Hotel Kailua-Kona
Four Seasons Kailua-Kona
Kailua-Kona Four Seasons
Four Seasons Hawaii
Four Seasons Hualalai
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai At Historic Ka'Upulehu Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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