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Reviewed 29 July 2022 via mobile

Had a great time with, Carly commemorating our trip. She made it fun and we love the photos!

We got our photos taken while we were visiting and had a great time.

The beach and property are absolutely beautiful here and we had a great time.

Would definitely recommend for a family looking to relax and enjoy the beach.

Date of stay: July 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mauna Kea Resort, Agency / Consultant at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2022

Mahalo for recognizing Carly and the wonderful service she provided to ensure that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay! Thank you for sharing your kind review!

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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

Mauna Kea hotel was wonderful! A perfect relaxing vacation. We did pictures with Pacific Dream Photography. They were wonderful to work with and we highly recommend them. Cynthia was our photographer and really knew how to naturally capture our teenage kids. Karly was so patient and helpful selecting our photos at the picture preview. You can’t go wrong with the hotel or pacific dream photography!

Date of stay: July 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mauna Kea Resort, Agency / Consultant at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2022

Mahalo for recognizing Cynthia and Karly at Pacific Dream Photography and the wonderful service they provided to ensure that you captured many Mauna Kea Moments! Thank you for sharing your kind review! Aloha!

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Reviewed 21 July 2022 via mobile

Cynthia did a great job taking a family photo session. We have a two years old and she knew how to get our son attention and get him to smile for the pictures. Karly took her time reviewing the pictures with us and allowed us to take our time. We recommend PDH, Cynthia and Karly at Mauna Kea Hotel.

Date of stay: July 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mauna Kea Resort, Agency / Consultant at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2022

Mahalo for recognizing the staff and the wonderful service they provided to ensure that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay! Thank you for sharing your kind review!

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Reviewed 12 July 2022 via mobile

We stayed as a family of 3 for the week of the 4th of July. Things have vastly improved since our stay last year. All elevators were functioning, more staff were on site, and the whole place really came back to life.

You’ll have a hard time finding a nicer beach anywhere in Hawaii. Waves are usually minimal, and the water is clear, warm, and calm. Beach chairs and umbrellas are included for no fee, as are SUPs, kayaks, and snorkel gear. There’s also no “resort fee”. However parking is $30 per night. There’s a laundromat on site which offers free washing and drying and even includes free detergent. So it’s an expensive place, but you don’t get nickel and dimed here.

Granted, it was a holiday week, but I was somewhat surprised by how aggressive chair-saving was at the beach. The entire front row was typically reserved by 7 am, and there was a day when no chairs were available by 9am. Something to be aware of.

The hotel has a timeless elegance, and is a true architectural work of art. Amazing views can be had from about anywhere on the property. Photos don’t do justice.

The room was luxurious and comfortable, and best of all perhaps was the large balcony with a view to the ocean, complete with plush reclining chairs.

We ate at Manta, Copper Bar, Hau Tree, and. No. 3. Food overall is pretty good, but is not going to compete favorably with the many excellent eateries around the island. Still, for convenience we are most meals here and we were happy with the food and service.

Overall what has to be understood is that the hotel is, true to its name, oriented around the beach and the beautiful outdoor surroundings. It compliments its setting perfectly in an unobtrusive way. You don’t come here to be ensconced In modernity, or to be waited on, hand and foot. It’s instead a classy, laidback, peaceful vibe here, and we absolutely loved it. Where else can you go swim a short distance from your hotel’s beach to snorkel with a manta ray before retiring to your quarters?

Date of stay: July 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mauna Kea Resort, Agency / Consultant at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2022

Mahalo for joining us to experience the magic of Mauna Kea! We look forward to welcoming you back for many years to come!

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Reviewed 18 June 2022 via mobile

We’re still here and pretty disappointed by the entire experience. My family used to come here a long time ago and pretty much every except the beach has devolved into a rather run down experience. The food is bland, the employees seem disinterested, and the property is desperately in need of a major renovation. The grounds are not well kept. None of these issues would be worthy of complaint, but paying $15k for a trip warrants better. The luau uses plastic cups and ran out of food within 35 minutes. If your read this, do not book here. Go to the Mauna Lani. At least the place is updated and the staff are professional. It’s so sad to see a beautiful property fall into shambles.

Date of stay: June 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mauna Kea Resort, Agency / Consultant at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2022

Aloha, Thank you for your review of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We appreciate your candor and honest feedback and have shared that with key team leaders. Mahalo.

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