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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
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“A perfectionist's paradise”
Reviewed 9 March 2013 via mobile

If you're a perfectionist, this is the place to stay. The staff, grounds, and amenities are world class. It is expensive, so it is wise to invest in an upgrade to a second floor room and not cheat yourself on a good view. We were in Beech Tree Crescent and had a second floor room and the view was very nice. The first floor views were not nearly as nice. If you are truly in to a spectacular view, stay at the Mauna Kea up the road. ( We stayed there as well and I reviewed that hotel also.) Four Seasons is a family friendly resort. We traveled as a couple sans kids and there were many families there. There was also a large group. I did have our agent request that we have a room away from any large group. At no time did I feel like our stay was compromised by the large group or exuberant children. This is a testament to the layout of the resort and the highly trained, wonderful staff. This hotel is a perfectionists dream.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

Gorgeous resort. A truly memorable vacation. Although not inexpensive worth every penny. Relaxing authentic Hawaiian experience. No reason to ever have to leave except to see the volcanos. Must get a drink at the swim up bar in the adult pool

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rheba C, Executive Office at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, responded to this review, 12 March 2013
Greetings from Hualalai! Thank you (mahalo!) for your positive feedback regarding your recent visit to our resort. I agree there are very few reasons to leave "campus," but a visit to the volcano adds to the entire experience. I hope you will continue to choose Hualalai as your vacation destination!

With warmest aloha,

Rheba Crane
Executive Office
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Calif
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

Hi our family recently stayed at the four seasons in Feb 2013, I was dissappointed with there service, It was ski week and there must have been 300 kids under 10 there, Not enough staff to take care of the situation, Every restaurant was Fully Committed, and if I heard Fully Committed one more time from the staff I was going to flip out. I had 2 ocean front rooms, My
children were one building away from us, there room was ocean front, ours was more like ocean view, After I called front desk and told them I was not happy with our accomodation at the rate I was paying, you would think they would offer me a lower rate or upgrade, Obviously
they were extremely overwhelmed with hotel guests & were not prepared for the busy season,
My ? is why should we suffer because of there lack of staff, they knew they were going to busy
that week, they have the reservations all booked, So what is the problem, I will not go back to the four seasons on the big island, Not a place for teenagers, nothing for them to do, Kids under 10 it is perfect,

Room Tip: ocean front rooms, but you won't get what you want, like I did.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Rheba C, Executive Office at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, responded to this review, 12 March 2013
Aloha from Hualalai! Thank you for taking the time to describe your recent vacation with us, and mahalo for the very kind words regarding your stay. I agree that the wide-spread layout of our resort is ideal for couples traveling without children, families and group functions. I am happy to heasr that you did not feel "crowded," and indeed found the resort to be a "perfectionist's dream." We look forward to welcoming you back many times in the future.

With warmest aloha,

Rheba Crane
Executive Office
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San Francisco Bay Area
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

this is simply the best resort ever. Fantastic facilities, staff, rooms, meals, etc. Sure, it's not inexpensive (about $20ish for a cocktail) it's our idea of paradise. We have been here now at least 1/2 dozen times (maybe more)

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rheba C, Executive Office at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, responded to this review, 13 March 2013
Aloha from Hualalai! We are thrilled that you took the time to let us know that you had another fantastic time at our resort. A pat on the back is always appreciated! We hope you will continue to make Hualalai your vacation destination.

With warmest aloha,

Rheba Crane
Executive Office
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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

We spent a week at The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, during which time we got married. There isn't a single negative thing we can say about this resort, everything was perfect from start to finish. The staff is professional and never seem to tire of pleasing you, whatever your requests may be. The spa was clean and services are top-notch. The restaurants at the resort are pricey, but the food is excellently prepared and the wait staff are friendly and efficient. The pool staff is friendly and seem happy to see you each day. The resort is a bit removed from everything else in the area which made us want to just stay at the resort most evenings. It is expensive but worth every penny in our opinion. Be warned.... once you stay at a Four Seasons it is tough to stay anywhere else. We loved it so much we are planning on staying at The Four Seasons when we visit Maui in April

Room Tip: We stayed in a first floor room which was wonderful, clean and spacious. The outdoor shower was del...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Spicewood, Texas
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Reviewed 2 March 2013 via mobile

In one word, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, is PARADISE. From the beginning we stepped out of the taxi, we felt like we were in a place not often found. Can't say enough about the well trained staff who always greets you with "aloha" and gives a friendly smile. Our room with an ocean view located in Palm Grove was fabulous. We enjoyed our breakfast in the room each morning accompanied with the ocean breeze and sound. The food served was always fresh and local grown. The golf course is at your back door and exceptional to play. We enjoyed the relaxing Spa and daily ocean path walks. There are many scheduled fun activities such as ukulele lessons which we enjoyed. During our 5 day visit, we never felt the desire to leave the resort. With breathtaking sunsets, it's one of the best places in the world that we've been fortunate enough to visit. The "bar" has been raised and we'll be back!

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore, MD
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

I cannot imagine a better resort - facilities, staff, rooms, meals, cocktails, & more - everything was perfect! I was there on business, so the prices did not affect my mood. But while nothing was inexpensive, absolutely every aspect of the resort was the best that I have ever encountered.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Rheba C, Executive Office at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, responded to this review, 12 March 2013
Greetings from Hualalai! Thank you (mahalo!) for your positive feedback on your recent stay at our resort. We hope you will return many times in the months and years to come, for both business and pleasure.

Warmest aloha,

Rheba Crane
Executive Assistant
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Additional Information about Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Property: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Address: 72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#1 Green Hotel in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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:
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai At Historic Ka`Upulehu Hotel Kailua-Kona
4 Seasons Resort Hualalai At Historic Ka`Upulehu
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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