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The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

5 stars
View map of One North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast, HI 96743

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
123 out of 123
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Momma Falcone
Couples
Bellingham, WA
Mar 11, 2014

Wonderful Stay

The beach here is wonderful. Although on the small side, it was never crowded. It was very protected so even on rough surf days we were able to snorkel and see colorful fish and even swam with turtles! The hotels is great with beautiful gardens, tranquility and was never loud or crowded. A very peaceful, relaxing oasis in north Kona!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Tommy Bahama's was a surprisingly great dining experience. The drinks were some of the best we had on the island and the meal was delicious! Definitely recommend Tommy Bahama's in the shopping center just before Fairmont Orchid!

Review of The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
HeidiB
Couples
Honolulu, Hawaii, Vereinigte Staaten
Oct 12, 2011

Great Hotel

Everything was just perfect. I would definately recommend that hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rocco
Couples
Houston, TX, USA
Oct 17, 2011

Honeymoon

Great Hotel and service. The beach at the hotel is fantastic and had great snorkelling views of fish and turtles. They provided hospitality room for changing and shower on late check out (this was really great) Does not charge for parking wich is really nice. Only complain there is a daily fee for the wireless internet

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lisa in Denver
Friends
Denver, CO
Oct 18, 2011

Luxurious Relaxation

This is my second stay at the Fairmont Orchid and it was perfect, again. The accommodations are first-rate, and the vibe is relaxed and professional. The staff is friendly and helpful, from the valets to the concierge to the wait staff in the restaurants and at the pool and the beach. Additional amenities can add up but the room rate is a bargain.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Not Applicable

It was too late for lunch and too early for dinner at Merriman's, a restaurant in Waimea that had gotten great reviews, but behind Merriman's, out of view from the main drag was Pau, which turned out to be the best meal of the trip. The setting is casual and you actually order your food at the counter and a wait person brings it to your table, but the food was fresh and organic and prepared beautifully and there was a respectable wine list. Pau had perhaps the best margharita pizza I've ever eaten.

Review of The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mark F.
Couples
New Orleans, LA, USA
Oct 20, 2011

Great hotel

Terrific beach and grounds, good food. You will need a car to sight see and visit the small towns to the north and east.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
VMC50
Couples
Honolulu, HI, USA
Oct 27, 2011

Turtles! Turtles! Turtles!

The hotel grounds are gorgeous, the rooms were very spacious, and the staff were all wonderful. The hotel pool was large and nice, but the highlight is definitely the beach area! The hotel beach is a perfect little cove with calm crystal clear waters. The coral wasn't spectacular but the marine life was still teeming and vibrant and made for a great snorkeling site. On top of the many varieties of fish, there are lots of turtles that feed and rest there, it was amazing to see so many up close!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Rent your snorkeling gear from Snorkel Bob's in the shopping center down the road! Much better gear selection and price

Review of The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ndler
Friends
ny
Oct 26, 2011

Gold level was superb

if you want an extra special stay spring for the gold level.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
PPPS
Couples
Medford, OR
Dec 14, 2011

Love this hotel and property

From the moment we walked into the lobby, our vacation was perfect! The staff, hotel and grounds are wonderful. Every one of the hotel employees was friendly and helpful. The rooms were updated, clean, and had very comfortable beds. I would definitely come back for another vacation. I highly recommend this property for a relaxing get away. You don't even have to leave the grounds for anything...it's all right there. We went to the King's Gathering Luau, and were blown away by the delicious food, and excellent entertainment. It was the best luau we've been to in the islands (and we've been to lots of them). And again, you don't have to leave the resort to see it. Wonderful place!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: In Hotel

The breakfast buffet in the Orchid Court is fabulous! They have a wonderful selection of fresh fruits, island cuisine, and omelete station, not to mention the freshly baked pastries. It was a delight to get up in the morning and walk to such a wonderful breakfast!

Review of The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
yzhuge
Couples
Miami, FL, USA
Dec 18, 2011

Lovely escape!

Located in Waikoala, which is about an hour north of Kona, it's located at a nice area between Kohala (north Big Island with mountains), and Kona. The hotel is beautiful, and there are numerous activities, like canoing, snorkeling with turtles, and luaus. The food is also very good. Located very close to Waikoala Beach Drive, where there are other shops and food options. Rooms are very comfortable. The compound is open and breezy and the staff is helpful. A perfect place to get away from it all!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures picks up 10 minutes away from the hotel, and is a great tour to see an amazing sunset, stars, and an old volcano.

Review of The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jfmanhattan
Family
Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
Dec 26, 2011

Great family vacation spot

The Fairmont is great! The beach right in front of the hotel is perfect for kids all ages. It is like a swimming pool: no waves. My 2-year old son could stay in the water by himself, and my 8-year old daughter could go snorkeling too (we even saw turtles!) The staff is very courteous. I made a mistake in my checkout date and they were able to accommodate a late checkout. The food at the hotel is very good, although a bit pricey.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Roy's Restaurant

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