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Review of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu

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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 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
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“Surf Sand and Stars Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We were celebrating a birthday and our waiter Stephan made a special effort to harken back a number of time with a comped drink, a birthday dessert and fawning over the birthday boy.

The buffet on the beach was gorgeous and delicious. The staff was extremely attentive and accomodating. The dessert table included coconut souflle that was spectacular. The father, son and uncle trio accompanied dinner with traditional Hawaiian harmonies.

At the end of the evening an astronomer pointed out Jupiter on a high powered telescope. A walk on the gounds added a lovely touch to a wonderful evening.

Room Tip: We were the for thi dinner only.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Luxurious, well planned, well executed and worth the cost

Room Tip: ask for a pillow mattress ahead of time if that is your inclination. Not all of the rooms have them...
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

I think this hotel is our Favorite in the World. My wife and I have traveled all over the world and the FS Hualalai in Maui is at the top of our list. This place is the half way point when you go to Heaven. God wants to get you ready to see Heaven in all it's glory and he sends you to The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Ka'upulehu so you can get accustom to the BEAUTY that you are going to see. There are other more grand hotels but none live up to all the qualities of this magnificent place. Rooms are great, Service is over the top and standard practice . The staff are very well trained and attentive. If you are looking to relax and be pampered, this is your place.

Room Tip: We liked ground floor rooms to have breakfast on the patio..... and , the outdoor showers... Wow !!
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  • Stayed December 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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Savage, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Four Season has went above and beyond with this property. This was a sister getaway from the cold northeast. The resort had Manager reception our first night. The staff and chiefs were there to greet and make everyone feel at home. We booked the package deal that included breakfast every morning which was awesome. I'm a runner so the new grounds to run was amazing as I ran between the lava rocks. My sister enjoyed the Kings pond where she interact with the sea life. This is a must visit resort when visiting Kona. The outdoor shower in room and fitness is the best.

Room Tip: There is no bad room on this property. Easy view and walk to pool and beach.
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

We were hosted at the Four Seasons for a professional event. To be honest, we may not have otherwise spent the money to stay here. --although now that we have stayed here... I think that we might the next time. It is a gorgeous setting and such a romantic spot. We mostly had the catered food for our special events and it was consistently outstanding! My husband liked the snorkel pond and golf. We both loved the spa and enjoyed the Sparkle Hulali scrub. We also enjoyed the fitness center. We didn't want to leave this spot. This isn't the place to stay if you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing because you won't want to leave.

This would make a great romantic spot.

The only tiny complaint that I had was that there weren't any outlets near the bed for my husband's C-Pap machine. We asked for an extension cord.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 January 27, 2012

We had the most fabulous vacation of all times at the Four Seasons Hualalai. They thought of everything to make our stay perfect. The service is excellent and the staff seems to honestly care that everything is just right. Food was great and I loved our outdoor shower (ground floor rooms). We rented a car at the hotel for 2 days to explore the island. We will definitely return to Kona because there's so much more to see, and we wouldn't think of staying anywhere other than the Four Seasons. Good tip: my travel agent in Atlanta is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner agent and got us free breakfast every day and one free lunch. Tip #2 - make a few dinner reservations before you leave home to get best times. Easy to email the concierge in advance.

Room Tip: Ground floor for the outdoor shower.
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

This Four Seasons property is unforgettable for all the right reasons. The setting is beyond breathtaking, and the service is impeccable. Every detail was well thought out; the staff has raelly gone above and beyond to create a luxurious but friendly environment. We stayed in a ground-floor bungalow, so we enjoyed our fabulous outdoor private shower. Our lanai overlooked the saltwater snorkel pool and the beach, which were both lovely. We visited all the other pools, and each had its own "personality." And have I mentioned the food? Every dining experience was amazing. I know I'm waxing eloquent here, and you may be thinking I'm over the top; let me assure you, this place is perfection.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms overlooking any pools other than the snorkel pool; otherwise, too loud. First-floor bung...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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 ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 On the Beach 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*
Number of rooms: 243
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled along the legendary Kona-Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island, Hualalai is a Hawaiian destination unlike any other. Blessed with 863 acres of lush oceanfront beauty, authentic Hawaiian artistry and the highly customized services of the award-winning Four Seasons, Hualalai is a holistic, sustainable and globally renowned community that continues to set the standard by which all other resorts are measured. Hualalai - The Place of `Uhane inspires and enriches every experience, forever transforming and connecting the lives of all who come here. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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