If you stay at the finest hotels in the world, you will be disappointed. The Halekulani does not compare with the best. It is in the Leading Hotels of the World group, but a hotel like the Ritz London blows it away. Standing on its own, this hotel is like a dish of sweet and sour pork. Sweet- breakfast at the Orchid restaurant- serene, peaceful, excellent food and fruit and fresh squeezed juice overlooking the ocean and Diamond Head. Sour- the horrible beach- a small spit often taken up by a catamaran, with silty sand and much coral- ugh. Not close to the perfect crescent Waikiki beach- you need to go to the Royal Hawaiian for that. Sweet- the large and peaceful pool area. Sour- mushy beds and an extremely small shower- I have back issues and the bed was a disaster. Also, I like to aim the shower at my lower back- but the shower was so small I could not even bend in there. Sweet- the nightly trio playing Hawaiian music with a hula dancer on the lawn having drinks looking over the ocean. Sour- trying to get reservations for dinner at the Orchid at a reasonable time- I was there for 8 days and rented 3 rooms and literally had to complain to the hotel manager to get a reservation! Sour- we are Virtuoso and not only did we not get any room upgrades but when my kids wanted to stay a little past normal checkout we were denied even one minute extra. For $2,000 per night with 450 rooms they could have figured out a way for the kids to stay in the room a little longer. Sour- giving away my kids chairs that were under an umbrella to someone else, when they went to the ocean to swim. Sweet- that the pool server and the room attendant knew our names and recognized us. All in all, there were too many disappointments to recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Halekulani has been hosting visitors to Waikiki Beach for nearly 100 years. Today its reputation for gracious hospitality, impeccable service and magnificent cuisine is unequaled on Oahu and renowned, throughout the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Halekulani Hotel Honolulu
- Halekulani Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu