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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

FOUR SEASONS Absolutely knocks it outta the park again !!!
Just had lunch at the Beach Tree, Outstanding food and service, they seem to start where all others peter out. They Just always take it to a higher level. Expensive lunch and worth every penny !!!

DELICIOUS !!!!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

this place just could be one of the most beauitful places on earth! its quiet,the pools are refreshing,the saunas with the views,the tennis courts are top notch,and the spas are like heaven...hopefully!! the food is simply delicious...i love breakfast,between the sticky buns with macadamion nuts,and all the exotic fruits...and the kona coffee,and the fact that you are eating overlooking the beach..it doesnt get any better than that unless your sharing it with someone your madly in love with..like i did with my wife of 39 years.i thought i would never go because of the 12 hour plane ride,now i cant wait to go again.....you will love this resort,and most important the people that take care of you are wonderfull!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is one of the best resorts you will ever stay in. We have stayed in a number of the top resorts in the US and this is the best. Our room number even matched the number on the license plate of the car rental they set up for us. Very quiet and laid back for those who want peace. Plus lots to do if you don't.

Room Tip: All rooms have an ocean view. Seems like there is not a bad room in the place.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Steve H
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I cannot think of a better description for the Four Seasons. Absolutely the best Hawaiian experience my husband and I have had to date. We were warmly greeted and the check in process was like none other. No standing at a desk here, instead drinks, leis and comfortable seating. We received a double upgrade to a gorgeous suite. Reserved through the American Express Platinum program so received free breakfast which was a great buffet which could be upgraded a level for $5. The property is beautiful and restful. The staff were helpful, always remembered your name and were there to help always! It's obvious that the Four Seasons takes care of their staff, as everyone truely seems to enjoy their work.

The Four Seasons is a definite must when visiting the Kona area. We started our trip with a 2 night stay at the Hilton, while nice, could not compare to the Four Seasons. We will definitely be back!

Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Karla S
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We just stayed here for the second time and it's a truly wonderful place. Four Seasons resorts are outstanding anywhere you go but this one is particularly good. The rooms are immaculate, the pools amazing and the grounds manicured to perfection. Not many people can afford to stay in a resort like this all the time but I suggest you treat yourself to this place at least once!

Here's three suggestions to enhance your stay:
1) Ask them for assistance. It sounds simple but to really appreciate the lengths they will go for you, ask them for something. If you're curious about a certain wine, they'll line up three bottles to try and explain the differences in great detail. Sunglasses need cleaning? Hand them over!

2) Get an ocean view room if you can. This is a large resort and many of the rooms are on the golf course. Still great but you won't get the same sense of "place" as you will with an ocean view room.

3) Upstairs vs. downstairs? The rooms are like townhouses and are either at ground level or 2nd floor. Both offer unique advantages. The second floor provides more privacy and a bit better view. The ground floor offers a cool outdoor shower grotto that many people love.

Last comment, this resort doesn't really have a beach suitable for swimming. It's a bit unfortunate but honestly, the pool service is so outstanding you won't want to leave there. Stay a few days here and head to one of the great public beaches like Hapuna.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view if you can
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Doogie5511
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We enjoyed a 7-night stay at this FS Hualalai in mid-October. This was our best stay at a hotel, ever! And it was worth the premium price.

We enjoyed the unique check-in described by other reviewers. We are not drinkers and they immediately exchanged out the spiked juice for virgin. The room we were given was as described in the reservation. I had been a bit worried that we (my wife and I) would yearn for a suite during the one-week stay, but the normal sized room was more than adequate, with ample room and furniture in addition to the bed. And the ocean-facing lanai acts as an extra room. This was an anniversary trip and we paid extra for a prime ocean view room in the Palm Crescent—that puts you with a better view of the ocean, but no outdoor shower. No regrets. We liked the quiet of the Palm Crescent and its proximity to the Residence Beach House. It was wonderful to see the ocean from the lanai, to hear the waves from inside the room and to lounge/read/dine on the lanai. The bedding is excellent, the beds comfy. Housekeeping is, as you would expect at a Four Seasons, first class. We noted the friendly, dedicated personal touch from all the staff, including Penny who cheerfully cleaned our room many times. When my wife lost a day or two to a bad cold, the staff responded by delivering a complimentary care package of healthy drinks and snacks!

The property is beautiful! The grounds are green, lush and manicured. Flowering trees are everywhere. The grounds staff is to be complimented. The combination of the grounds, the two-story bungalow buildings and the widely spaced crescents gives you a feel that you are staying in a private apartment complex, but with all the service and amenities of a world class hotel.

We were grateful to be on the breakfast package because the breakfast buffet was fantastic. Tierra was there most days and went out of her way to make sure we had great service. I love eggs benedict (and had 3 kinds during the stay), but Don cheerfully makes such great omeletts that I was tempted away from my normal routine 3 or 4 times! The tropical fruit was varied and fresh and the “juice of the day” was fun, fresh and delicious. The macadamia nut sticky buns are excellent, and worth the extra workout they prompted. We enjoyed great meals at Beachtree (Dasha is a great server—fun, with genuine Aloha warmth). We were lucky enough to eat at Ulu on its first night to open after renovations--the crusted Mahimahi preparation and pineapple sorbet/yogurt desert were highlights. The Residence Beach House was casual and excellent—the fresh mango smoothie required encore visits and the ahi wrap was super.

The spa is world class! Attention lap swimmers! The outdoor pool at the spa is a sparkling 4 lanes X 50 meters pool with good gutters, lane lines and a poolside pace clock. They have decent kickboards and pull-buoys, so leave yours at home. Fins too—but the resort’s fins were only ok. The best pull buoys are in a cabinet and you need to ask for them. Oh, and the pool is surrounded by flowering trees and shrubs. This is easily my favorite hotel lap swim pool in the world! I lap swim 4-6 times a week and decided to update my stroke with a private lesson. Ask for Rita! She teaches/coaches a swim class at the spa a few days a week and that class includes beginning lap swimmers and Ironman finishers. Rita can teach beginners, but she really knows her strokes. I learned so much and came home with some great drills. Beth was incredible for the pilates/yoga class my wife and I took (she was particularly patient with me, the total rookie). Jerry is a super personal trainer who listened to my requests and quickly provided me with a new custom workout. He followed up with an email workout card and short, narrated video clips of me doing the exercises with his instructions in the background, so I can continue the workouts at home. My wife enjoyed her spa treatments immensely.

We are already making plans to return to the Four Seasons Hualalai.

Room Tip: We preferred the second floor for the unobstructed ocean view!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Florian R, Manager at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

Aloha,
Mahalo for your great feedback on your recent Anniversary trip to the resort. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you are already planning your visit back! Glad you could experience ULU, our new Ocean Grill while you were here...we are very excited about this new addition. Hope your wife had a speedy recovery and thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to seeing you back soon!

Florian Riedel
Resort Manager

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

My husband planned our honeymoon perfect after our perfect wedding. The staff waited on us hand and foot. They knew everything we wanted each morning and throughout the day. As an ocean lover, I enjoyed the private lagoon and beaches. We traveled in between seasons so had the place to ourselves and enjoyed every second. The suite and view was breathtaking.

Room Tip: Get a meal plan if they offer one. Every penny spent otherwise was worth it. Get the outdoor shower...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 Green Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $896 - $2,006 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai 5*
Number of rooms: 243
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Resting on the picturesque Kona-Kohala coast of Hawaii Island, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai combines the warm aloha of the Islands with the impeccable signature service recognized by Four Seasons guests worldwide. With 243 guest rooms, an award-winning golf course, and seven pools, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is the only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Rated Resort in Hawaii. The Resort offers five dining options, including 'ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge, the only Forbes star-rated restaurant on the Island. Chefs in each dining outlet work with ingredients from over 160 local farms, and 75% of the food served is from Hawaii Island. The comfortable and spacious accommodations at the Resort are housed in intimate two-story bungalows arranged in small crescents along the beachfront and golf course. Additional features include an Ocean Adventures team, seven tennis courts, a spa with 14 treatment rooms and salon services, and a Cultural Center with classes and activities highlighting Hawaiian culture. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
4 Seasons Resort Hualalai At Historic Ka`Upulehu
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai At Historic Ka`Upulehu Hotel Kailua-Kona
Four Seasons Kailua-Kona
Kailua-Kona Four Seasons
Four Seasons Hawaii
Four Seasons Hualalai
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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