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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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Atherton, California
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“This is one of our favorite places”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My husband and I are fortunate. Some of our vacations have been at the Four Seasons abroad as well as the continental U.S. However, nothing you read here or on other reviews will prepare you for the experience of staying at this property. It is the ultimate vacation destination if a tropical setting is your choice of venue. We really love spending time together and we always enjoy our trips away, however, this resort is just stupefying. It's really a perfect experience. This is really a service based resort. Everyone goes far above expectations to ensure guests feel well taken care of during their stay.

The low rise accommodations blend perfectly with the grounds maintaining the feel of an island retreat. No tall buildings on the entire property. Our room was gorgeous and very comfortable and quiet. We had a suite by the lagoon with a view of the ocean. Sitting out on our deck was a feeling of utter contentment. We had smoothies and coffee for my husband and tea for me delivered to our room every morning on our deck before we went to our cycling class.

There are many Ironman triathletes who teach and participate in the classes. But all levels feel comfortable. That is the gift of Hawaii. Partway through class, ice cold towels are delivered to each person on their bikes. Following our cycling class we did a short workout in the gym and outside area. There are lots of choices to stay active if you like. This place makes it so easy to work out. Sometimes when we vacation, we forego working out, let alone daily workouts, but not here. There is this wonderful energy that is so motivating and the reward is pretty out of this World.

Once we were done, we were ready for the amazing breakfast buffet on the beach and a day relaxing or exploring the area. The food at all the restaurants is fantastic. Healthy options are available as well. Wonderful fruits, salads and fresh fish, sushi and also great substantial meat dishes as well. The outdoor restaurants on the water have beautiful views. The cocktails are traditional to innovative tropical concoctions. Service is impeccable from restaurant to the lounge chairs by the pool or on the beach.

We rented an private outdoor canopy bed by the adult pool one of the days we were there. We relaxed, had lunch, a decadent scalp and foot massage (we both fell asleep) read and took a swim in the pool. At the swim up bar, we met some a group of great people and enjoyed a small impromptu cocktail party in the pool. Other days the lounge chair areas in the shaded cabanas or in the sun all had great service, both drinks and food.

This is one of our top romantic trips. We can't think of a better place to stay when we want to relax and enjoy great food, the beauty of Hawaii, amazing service and the most wonderful accommodations.

  • Stayed June 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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Denver, CO
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9 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

My husband and I traveled here for 7 nights for an award trip my husband earned for President's Club. This resort is AMAZING!!! Clean, beautiful, quite....I honestly have nothing bad to say about it. The rooms are beautiful and clean, the food was good (expensive - but it's Hawaii), service was awesome! We didn't go to the spa (I really wish I would of) but hearing reviews from other guests, they said it was unreal. Next time I'll go :) We were there just the 2 of us, but we did see families there and it seemed they accommodated little ones as well. It was so relaxing and the views is amazing! My husband was dying to play a round of golf but they had just airated so they were not smooth....but the hotel did in fact discount the round for that reason.

We had a wonderful time and would HIGHLY recommend this resort.

  • Stayed October 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 February 6, 2013

Amazing resort - certainly the best I've ever experienced! Great for families too. We have a 10mth old & a 3 year old and both kids were catered for. The little kids pool was great with a huge toy chest, sandy bottom, little kids deck chairs & they even brought icypoles to the kids in the afternoon. Nothing was ever too much trouble. When it was nap time, they also brought a portable cot(crib) to the poolside so my infant could sleep while my older boy played. Everything was fantastic. Restaurant food quality and service was exceptional. Have to mention "Debbie" during Breakfast was lovely - even gave hugs to my baby when I needed a hand! Kids eat free too! We had a ground floor room which meant we could walk out the patio, on the grass and onto the kids pool. Would love to have stayed longer, and would highly recommend. I think I'm now addicted to Four Seasons! Attention to detail in the rooms was great, also had an outdoor lava rock shower in the bathroom!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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 February 3, 2013

We had an excellent family foliday. Certainly our most exciting, memorable and favourite.

We would love to come back to stay at this resort. It is very expensive but for a top of the top resort this is expected. We definitely had an awesome time though.

Hopefully we can come to visit again in the future should we be fotunate enough. This is one place we would take our kids to again.

Thank you for our beautiful family holiday!!

Room Tip: Nearby to the family pool area if you have kids would suit
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Raymond, NH
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

All I can say that this is THE best resort I have ever stayed in! This was our second time back and it truly did not disappoint. Didn't think it could have been any better than our last stay five years ago, but it was. A must at least once in a lifetime experience. We stayed in room #903 only steps from the ocean. We went to bed and woke up to listening to the waves and the ocean just outside our patio. Definitely get the lava rock out door shower! For such a luxurious resort, there is not pretense or stuffiness. (Read my review of the St. Regis Princeville to know what I mean.) A special shout out to Jacquie and our travel agent, Nancy Herron, of Journey's to Hawaii, for making this all possible! Mahalo!!

  • Stayed September 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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Denver, Colorado
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Great views. Wonderful room and view. Loved the romantic sunset dinners near the beach. The pools were great to swim in and the hot tubs a great way to end the day. Food was amazing. The only draw back was the $16.00 cocktails. Great quick restaurant for morinings and I loved the snow cones.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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7 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We were there in Nov/Dec 2012 as a couple (without the kids) and it was the best experience we have had in a resort ever! Impressive service, in front of the beach (not a 5-star one but quite decent for some time on the sand), great SPA with nice options/packages, best sunset view ever, super relaxing environment. Everything was 100%, room service, restaurants, cleanliness, pools... Ahh, the pools... Gourgeous, not mentioning King's Pond, an "aquarium" with several fish species. Finally, it is close to Kona Airport and the concierge is very very helpful and pacient if you need help to get activities out of the resort, such as helicopter tours, hiking, diving etc. WOW!

  • Stayed November 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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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 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 Green Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 Romantic 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
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Four Seasons Hualalai
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