Perfect, It was truely our place of refuge on the island! So glad I choose the Beautiful Orchid. I can tell this grand resort was a Ritz Carlton in the past. It has maintained it's elegance and distinguished details. It's interior design isn't over the top or in your face just Casual/Elegant just the feeling you want when you are in Hawaii. Our suite was spacious, comfortable and pretty. The king bed was perfect and the 4 pillows were really comfortabe (very important to us). We loved having 2 bathrooms 2 showers,one shower was with the tub, both Carrera Marble. We could both shower at the same time, didn't affect water at all. The cleaning staff does a spit spot job every morning and turn down every night. Coffee maker with comp. coffee, mini frig. we did request a larger frig. it was $25 but worth it. The rooms have excellent air conditioning! Nice to have two seperate his and hers closets with mirrors. Also, appreciated the dressing table with a mirror that was not in a bedroom or bath. I can't say anything negative about the rooms. I only noticed a tiny bit of wear on the white painted trim here and there.
We loved the mini-beach it is just right for floating, sunning hanging out and ordering drinks. Beyond the little reef you can snorkle and swim. I loved it because I didn't have to wear water shoes and watch for "things" in the ocean. It is not a good place for body surfers or people who like allot of water action. If you want a bigger beach experience you need to go to Hapuna or Mauna Kea beach. We checked them out but only hung out on the Fairmont beach it was just to perfect:) We did pay $65 a person for the activities package so that we could utilize the floaters,snorkels,kayaks etc. Nice pool area also. Both are close to the rooms it doesn't feel like it takes forever to get there.
The bars and restaurants are awesome and we ate at everyone of them, from tasty to decadent just take your pick! We loved the Luana lounge, it over looks the beautiful grounds and the sea, great for watching sun sets! The beach bar was great after dark .
I did appreciat the staffs attitude it really made our stay very pleasant!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii is a Kohala Coast Hawaii oceanfront luxury hotel and resort with white sand lagoon, Hawaiian Spa Without Walls, golf, tennis, five restaurants, extensive meeting and event facilities, and a year-round children's program. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Hotel Waimea
- Fairmont Hotel Kamuela
- Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
- Fairmont Kamuela
- Kamuela Fairmont