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Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lanai City
Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed here last week during our honeymoon

We both loved the staff and the service we got from all. Bellmen, drivers, housekeeping all where above and beyond

Looks like changes are being made (fixtures going from Oriental to native Hawaiian) but we loved it

We wanted a slower pace and that is what we got

Saying that we found more than enough to do for our weeks stay.

We took a couple days to just hang out and enjoy each property. There is a lot to do close by

I would say the only slightly disappointing thing was the pool. The service was great but compared to other places we have stay it was quite small. Still enjoyed it and the peace and quiet of the area

We will go back someday

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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LodgeatKoele, Resort Manager at Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2012

Aloha parcapecod,

Mahalo for taking the time to review your stay. I'm delighted to learn you selected the Resort as your honeymoon destination. It's such a romantic retreat and as you mentioned, avails both an upcountry and ocean experience with the beach just down the road. Thank you for the great feedback regarding our staff, service and our new Hawaiian inspired decor - it truly reflects an authentic sense of place. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you again for visiting and spending such a special occasion with us.

Warmest aloha,

Alice Bouman
Resort Manager

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

The climate at the lodge is always a few degrees cooler than most other locations in Hawai'i. Surrounded by beautiful landscape, the atmosphere of the grounds is very relaxing and secluded. The resort offers a free 18 hole miniature golf course complete with bunkers and water hazards, as well as a regular 18-hole course with stunning views. Just a 5 minute walk to town.

Room Tip: We stayed in a Koele Deluxe room which offers a spacious interior and nice views of the grounds.
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

This place is magical. Grounds are impeccible. I love to relax and play the lawn games, enjoyed the live music. I can't think of any criticism of this place other than the pool area needs updating, but if I want a pool I ride the bus to Manele. Both the Lodge and the Bay are my Hawaii favorites. They just go the extra mile for you and it makes a huge difference. Don't go to Lanai looking for shopping or nightlife this is truly the place to unwind. I'm trying to come back sooner this time.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We celebrated our 31st anniversary at this marvelous property. Beauty every way we looked from the fountains to the orchad house to the fruit orchard to the meadows to the horses to the buildings and golf course. We have made a set of memories that will bring us joy for years to come. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back.
There are loads of activities. We hiked and rented a jeep to see the island, What a fun adventure that was seeing the Garden of the Gods, The old church, the Shipwreck Beach and all the way to the old fish ponds with stops at beaches where we were the only people.

Room Tip: West facing rooms have a balcony with great sunset views overlooking the meadow and valley.
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

My husband and I stayed here on the first part of our honeymoon, and had a wonderful and relaxing time. The restaurant in the hotel was amazing! We had complimentary breakfast included in our package, and it was incredible, their braised short rib hash was out of this world, along with the waffles and pineapple syrup, yum! The service was amazing, and the staff was so helpful. We were going back and forth as to which hotel to stay at on Lana'i, and made the right choice. It was great to be able to use the beach and facilities at the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay. The service and restaurants at that hotel were also amazing, and it is now one of my favorite places on earth, we can't wait to return!

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LodgeatKoele, Resort Manager at Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2012

Aloha s k,

Greetings from Lanai! Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We appreciate you selecting our island paradise as your honeymoon destination, as it's an idyllic retreat that beckons romance. Great to learn you enjoyed all aspects - from the dining to the service, to our sister property at the beach. The braised short rib hash is one of my favorites as well, great choice! I look forward to welcoming you back to the Resort soon.

Warmest aloha,

Alice Bouman
Resort Manager

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

My wife and I spent a few days at "The Lodge" as part of our honeymoon trip to Maui/Lanai and had a blast. If you are into more than just lounging around at the pool all day, this place has it all- hiking, horseback riding, tennis, golf, mini golf, clay shooting, ATV rides, etc. The grounds were beautiful and the staff was fantastic. Only drawback was the very expensive (and somewhat limited) food options. That aside, we had an amazing time and would certainly return.

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

The Lodge is a great hotel. Extremely friendly and helpful staff, clean and well lit rooms with large windows, free wi-fi, free printing, pool tables, fitness center, etc. You also get many perks associated with the Four Seasons Manele Bay (e.g. towels, poolside service, charging food/drinks to room, etc).

Lanai is a small island with a shuttle that runs between The Lodge, Hotel Lanai, and The Four Seasons at Manele Bay. By shuttle, Lanai City / Hotel Lanai are about 5 minutes away from The Lodge. Manele Bay is about 20 minutes away. So, unless you absolutely must be staying within spitting distance of the beach, you can save some money and stay at The Lodge.

If you are planning to rent a 4x4, The Lodge is also close to the trail entrance to Garden of the Gods, Shipwreck Beach, and Munro Trail. And, of course, they also link to many other locations. I believe parking is free or they never asked me if I had a car (note: I arrived by shuttle but rented a vehicle for 1 day in the middle of my stay).

As other have said, eating at the hotel is expensive. Even the juice during breakfast is expensive; so think twice or ask before you say "yes" to juice. Dinner at the terrace area is $25-$50 per entree + optional appetizers, wine, dessert, etc. Considering that you are on Lanai along with great service quality, and pretty good food quality, I don't think it's a bad deal. I can't comment on dining at the other area in The Lodge but it is pricier.

Room Tip: If you don't mind a 20 minute shuttle ride to Manele Bay, stay at the Lodge and save some money...
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Address: 1 Keomoku Hwy, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Lanai > Lanai City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lanai City
Price Range: $840 - $965 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele 5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Resort is currently closed and is undergoing an exciting renovation program. We look forward to sharing details on our project and opening date in the future. Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele is the essence of unexpected Hawaii. Set in the verdant upcountry, The Lodge is reminiscent of a country manor, surrounded by towering pines and offering estate activities such as championship golf, horseback riding and clay shooting. Residential style accommodations are surrounded by manicured gardens. The wrap-around verandah is ideal for relaxing, while inside, guests can sit fireside for afternoon tea or delight in live nightly entertainment. ... more   less 
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