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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Halekulani Hotel

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Halekulani Hotel
Ranked #7 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Naples, Florida
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Five star hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

I brought 4 couples to this hotel several years ago, after sending my son there on his honeymoon and receiving rave reviews from him. At the time, it was the only 5 star hotel on Oahu. It is on the beach and with in walking distance of upscale shopping. It is an "in town" hotel. The most outstanding aspect of this hotel is its exceptional service. The restaurants in this hotel are also excellent. We had a candlit, elegant dinner overlooking the ocean, with the sound of the waves lapping beneath us.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Long Island, NY USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

The Halekulani is a nice hotel. The rooms are nicely designed, the bathrooms have both a shower and a tub, and the balcony affords a nice view of the ocean. The pool area is limited, but really nice. The beach is tiny, but provides easy access to the water. The hotel location enables easy access to a range of shopping and restaurants in Waikiki. So why stay at the Halekulani? It’s all about the service! You can depend upon the staff to know what to do, know how to do it, and be motivated to get it right. It’s a pleasure to stay where everything seems to work, and if there is something amiss, the staff is empowered to make it right with little ado. But don’t just stay here all day – get out to other beaches and enjoy the many activities and cultural experiences available on Oahu, and know that at the end of the day you will be returning to a comfortable Halekulani home away from home.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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South Salem, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful oasis on Waikiki Beach. The staff is very accommodating and the service is outstanding. We were upgraded to an ocean view room which was very well appointed. The buffet breakfast was very good as were lunches at The House Without A Key. There is not much beach here, but plenty of place to sit and lounge around the pool. Children playing (and screaming) with their pool toys were a bit annoying at times. The Concierge staff is outstanding. They were very helpful with restaurant reservations, car rental, and helped us put together a self-drive tour of Oahu. Shopping is a block away if you want to join the hustle bustle of Waikiki.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Entering the magnificent entrance for Kalia Street, one is greeted by warrior statues and splashing water pools, set in Hawaiian foliage. A few steps further and you will be entranced by the spectacular inside garden. Here wedding coordinators arrange beautiful ceremonies. Violinists and vocalists fill the air with memorable renditions. Walk through the lobby toward the ocean. The blue Pacific Ocean sparkles its welcome to you. Turn to the East, toward Diamond Head to see the rising sun and kites flying in the sky. Walk into the ocean waters and sink into the soft sand. Swim to the red flag a mile offshore. Turn around and enjoy the skyline of Waikiki.
Two ranges of mountains in the background and the Manoa Valley in between. Sometimes rain showers and storms with lightning make sensational scenes. aloha

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Lovely room, it looks out over the pool to the ocean. Nice decor, not large, but comfortable. Great location for Shopping. Wow. The main mall is about one block away. A strip center is across the street. The location on the beach a little weak, it is ver narrow.
I really like the staff for their attentiveness and pleasant attitudes.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

This hotel is in great location between the shops and the beach. The pool area and beach are a bit crowded and a lot of the rooms have nice views of the other rooms. We stayed in a standard room which was small and had an extra door for entering the bathroom , through the wardrobe !
room was small and not as we'll furnished as I would have expected.
breakfast buffet was nice and staff friendly. My wife was charged over 90 Dollars to have her hair blow dried!
To be honest I went next door for a pint and coffee and it looked better , though I never saw rooms. All in all not really impressed as I heard it was one of the better hotels.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

The Halekulani is an exceptional place. Asian simplicity, peaceful surroundings,
Stellar service.
And then you walk out the door into the craziness of Honolulu.

My one critique is that it would be nice to have another dining option on the property, the atmosphere is so nice we hate to leave the hotel for dinner.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Halekulani Hotel

Property: Halekulani Hotel
Address: 2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1988
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#5 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#5 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Halekulani Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 453
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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