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Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The resort property us huge with beautiful grounds, heated pool, beach access, another private beach lagoon, and friendly staff. The rooms are big enough for two, bathroom has stand-in shower and bathtub. AC blows cold. We had a first floor room with no view. The pool is great but not enough seating for all its guests. They need more poolside...

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TheFairmontOrchid, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your review, we are pleased to read you enjoyed your accommodations as well as our complimentary shuttle service. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Mahalo!

Glen Head, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Fairmont Orchid for 4 nights and were highly impressed with the grounds, staff and rooms. We stayed in an ocean view suite on the gold level, which although at first it might seem expensive but the services included make it a good value. The suite was large and beautifully decorated with one and a half baths....

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TheFairmontOrchid, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, responded to this review

Aloha Mary, Thank you so very much for this beautiful review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay on Fairmont Gold and sincerely appreciate the comments regarding Corey and Kallan. Please do visit us again soon, we look forward to welcoming you! Mahalo.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This past winter break we once again stayed with the Fairmont Orchard hotel on the Big Island. Our 19th Year in a row here and that says a lot - The ambiance, food, service, beach and water sports only get better each season. With Kelly as GM and Hubert as Executive Chef this fabulous property has jumped to the top...

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TheFairmontOrchid, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, responded to this review

Aloha, What a wonderful review! Thank you for your kind comments regarding your stay, we will certainly ensure Kelley and Chef Hubert see this review and look forward to seeing you in December! Mahalo!

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our room was great. Just a standard without much of a view, but the interior was very nice. Plenty of room. The stand-out is the terrace. We spent a ton of time there, as it's out in the open but semi-protected, and you have a fantastic view of the ocean. The pool is nice but not where you'll spend most...

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TheFairmontOrchid, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your kind comments regarding your stay, we certainly appreciate them and hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back very soon. Mahalo!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently stayed at the Fairmont Orchid to Celebrate a birthday. Anthony Baldos helped with arranging everything from start to finish. He was a pleasure working with, and really helped with making our stay so relaxing and most of all very memorable. I really couldn't have pulled it off without his help. Everyone at the Fairmont Orchid was very friendly....

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Canton, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stay at the Fairmont Orchid though we have been to other Big Island resorts on the Kohala Coast. My husband and I agree that when we return to the Big Island, we will again stay at the Fairmont Orchid. The pool sets this hotel apart from the others: it was a nice size and had several...

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West USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to the Big Island annually for over ten years, but this was our first stay at the Fairmont. This hotel will now be our first choice. We went with their least expensive room, a garden view. The room was spacious and well equipped with a small refrigerator that was perfect for storing a bottle of wine...

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TheFairmontOrchid, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your room accommodations as well as the dining options available. We sincerely hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back again very soon! Mahalo!

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were told the Hotel was running a full house, we had a mind set and yet, service delivery was seamless and we had the most relaxing stay. We had a resort view room, it was serene. Food offerings at Hale Kai and Norio's Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar were great value for money ! In particular Chef Matthew...

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TheFairmontOrchid, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, responded to this review

Aloha Annie, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed not only your room accommodations, but the dining options as well and we will be sure to pass along your kind comments to Chef Matthew. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Mahalo!

Santa Barbara, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love returning to Fairmont Orchid, it has become an annual event for the past four years. The rooms are nice size (oceanview suite) the staff is friendly & helpful. The winter months includes the added bonus of whales everywhere as well as turtles.

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TheFairmontOrchid, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, responded to this review

Aloha, Congratulations on your anniversary! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will visit us again next year!

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 1 week ago

i have been to fairmont orchid before. i enjoyed my stay. service was excellent, staff was attentive and friendly. pool area very nice, beach a tiny bit small. room in the south tower was nice. best advice, join the fiarmont presidents club and receive free bikes to ride and daily workout clothes delivered to your room

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TheFairmontOrchid, Guest Relations Manager at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to post your review! We appreciate your kind comments regarding our staff and service and hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back again, hopefully very soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii is a Kohala Coast Hawaii oceanfront luxury hotel and resort with white sand lagoon, Hawaiian Spa Without Walls, golf, tennis, five restaurants, extensive meeting and event facilities, and a year-round children's program. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

Address: 1 N Kaniku Dr, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kohala Coast > Puako
Price Range: $316 - $583 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii 4.5*
Number of rooms: 540
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Also Known As:
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Hotel Waimea
Fairmont Hotel Kamuela
Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
Fairmont Kamuela
Kamuela Fairmont
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Puako
#2 Romantic Hotel in Puako
#2 Spa Hotel in Puako
#2 Luxury Hotel in Puako
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Puako
#2 Green Hotel in Puako
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“we had a resort view room, it was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles 375AnnieK, 1 week ago | Read review
“ocean view category in north tower are more private”
 of 5 bubbles Sbroadhog, 1 week ago | Read review
“higher floor better view”
 of 5 bubbles 288harveyg, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for the Garden Room, they have great views and direct access to the pool and the the beach”
  • Two Queen beds
 of 5 bubbles laborday2009, 1 week ago | Read review
“Even the most basic rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles Neil_B05, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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