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The room was clean, and the oceanfront view from our 5th floor location in the Ocean Tower was impressive. The Dolphin Quest experience, while expensive, was very much worth our time, especially for the time spent with dolphins--the guided snorkeling was not as good in their ocean-connected lagoon as it was out in some of the Hawaiian bays. Check-In: the check-in experience was awful. While I waited patiently in line using the line suggested by the velvet ropes constructed by the hotel, at least four other parties skipped over this line and cut directly in front of my wife and me, with no recognition from staff. I tried to speak up politely about this when I finally checked in, and I received a boilerplate response about sharing this information with the manager. Food: The food was extremely expensive and poor. A fairly basic hot breakfast for two came out to well over $70. In addition, a pizza dinner at "Dona and Tony's" was essentially a frozen pizza and cost well over $40. Housekeeping: In terms of housekeeping, one of our housekeepers (most likely unintentionally, but still) managed to throw out an expensive razor that we were storing on the bathroom tub, and on that same day the housekeeper also forgot to use a flat sheet when re-making the bed. Parking: Finally, I feel that the parking expense is outrageous. $25/day for self-parking (when valet is $30/day...plus tip), especially when your room is 0.8 miles away from your car.
beautiful facility, great staff, nice location
Right away we received a text message asking if there was anything we needed. We asked for a late checkout and got it! Noticed The Waterfall wasn't flowing into the main pool? Whats up with that?
the location!!! very expensive breakfast + parking!!! no free internet if you do not bring your own pc!
Beds were comfortable. The lies, poor service, staff didn't even care when I walked across the whole complex to speak with someone about my concern. Wouldn't get a manager for me to speak to when requested. Staff very rude! Hidden fees, no shuttle services for free as they stated, prices for food was so high we ate lobster for every meal somewhere else and saved money than eating at the Hilton. Transportation around hotel was poor! Took 15- 20 minute before either would arrive. Trolleys would only run certain times a day, there were 13 boats I counted and there wasn't but 2 of them running at any given time. Had to walk across the whole facility every time, in which we beat the trolley and the boat to our destination. Trolley would always be in maintenence so when we did try it out it only went down one stop from the lobby and you had to walk from there. If you need exercise, then choose this place. Plan on 15-20 minute walk to lobby or the pool, etc. We stayed at the Fairmont for 5 days before we came to try out the Hilton. Switching was the biggest mistake! Fairmont 6 star rating, Hilton 1 star only because we stayed alive. Going to share this experience on every review site possible.
Booked a double room, only got a king.
Charge to park more than 1/2 mile from the room. Must turn in pool towel cards at checkout or be charged $10 each. Long wait to check out.
The property is breathtaking the moment you set foot in it. Sea turtles and beautiful fish swim right there in the lagoon with you. Staff is very attentive. Sunsets are incredible and the nice acoustic singer sets the perfect mood. They had a nice champagne in our room for our honeymoon. I chose this property after doing a LOT of research and the main reason was because there were a lot of activities for guests included with the stay (or so I thought). The brochure on their website is very misleading, it lists fitness activities without any pricing. My husband and I did Floating Yoga a couple of times and then I saw a charge of $20 per person per class on the final bill. I couldn't dispute it because apparently it was stated on the sign in sheet, but at 6:45am I really wasn't reading the fine print on what I was putting my name and room number on. The resort fee of $25 per day only includes parking and very slow wifi. Everything else is charged, even shaded chairs at the beach. Too many additional charges, in my opinion.
Room is beautiful and the restaurants were excellent, maybe the large pool was excellent we landscaped and pool isn't to be at. Many activities to enjoy at the beach. The outdoor spa treatments are amazing! With the most friendly and helpful staff. Leaving, The only casual dining was at lunch.
The housekeeping service, facilities, the restaurants, the pool area services, the sunset ritual the beach is terrible, the inconsistency in serving the same breakfast - the waffle was presented with and without additions, like whipped cream, spiced sugar, coconut sauce. Unacceptable.
Hotel was okay but you can't compare to a four seasons. Need more people at the front desk. There are a lot of stray cats on the premises.
It was a beautiful resort. The lagoon was great and the snorkeling was good. This would be a great place to stay if you have no complaints or issues. The staff is not helpful at all. Not the front desk, not at the restaurants. It's as if apathy and not luxury service should be the hotel motto. It is pervasive. We had an issue with smoke in our room. It was coming through the AC. They kept calling to apologize and offering assistance but when I would meet with the front desk they would do nothing. It is advertised as a non smoking facility.
The facilities are superb, the staff is outstanding, the food is very good (mainly breakfast). The snorkeling at the front beach is amazing. Lots is different and colorful fishes. Turtles also come by. Internet speed. Although it is reached wherever you are, it definitely lacks speed.
Wonderfully designed hotel which is open and integrated into the natural landscape of the beach and countryside, luxury at every locale on the property. No
Has one of the best beaches in Hawaii. Price was reasonable .staff could not do enough for you....
The views are amazing and can't be beat! Very quiet and comfortable. Perfect luxury! Nothing.
Bed was very comfortable and the room spacious. Everything was very clean. Fantastic location.
The pool location , the staff , beach Poor cab service, food options poor, food over priced for quality
Room cleanliness, size, restaurants, beach, service was great. You get what you pay for.. Cheap snorkels
a great place No
We loved the location. The pool area was outstanding for families. The beach was very accessible and beautiful. It was very quiet and relaxing. We would stay here again. The eating choices were few and expensive. The location felt isolated so that the only convenient choice for food was the hotel. That food was very expensive. One restaurant was closed the whole time we were there.
Great location and beautiful grounds - basic but nicely done. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Lobby is gorgeous and rooms are spacious, though outdated, VERY few restaurants or bars open on site. Made it look and feel like a hotel on the way down. Looked like a lot of events had just happened and the staff had not gotten around to cleaning up yet. $12 for in-room wireless is SO yesterday. Hotels without site-wide free wireless are just trying to tap guests (aka hostages) for their last $. Had to go to lobby to get free wireless. Give this facility a little facelift and keep more restaurants/bars open and you might get more occupancy, more energy, and more revenue.
The hotel is with good facility and big - located on the beach. The pool & spa is very nice. The beach is nice and having few people compare to Waikiki. We are arrived at late night - not easy to find the hotel on the highway.
Location at the beach is excellent except that there are no real alternatives to hotel restaurants. Outdated, especially bathroom and not very clean. All in 80's style. Tried restaurant once for breakfast and very disappointed. Parking too expensive, should be free (self parking far away from room).
Sweeping open spaces far from the crowds of Kailua-Kona. Beautiful open lobby and a cool drink at check in. Nice pool and great beach. This was our 3rd visit and probably won't be our last. Always at least one flight of stairs to get down to pool and beach, so beware if someone in your party is mobility impaired. As others have commented, dining options are few and pricey. The Coast Grille was closed for renovation during our stay, limiting the choices even more. Fortunately, there are many choices further up the Kohala coast and a little ways inland at Waimea. We do miss the old tradition of free orange "slippahs" in the room, but apparently the bean counters got to that one.
Full kitchen, great pool, great staff Loved everything
Perfect location, couldn't believe the overall quality. The best place I've ever stayed at! Walking distance to the beach , shopping, and local restaurants... Already planning to stay aging next year.
Nice pool and BBQ, free parking, right beside petrogylphs, lovely place, spacious, beach chairs and boogieboards no tennis
The beds sagged a bit. Couch was in poor shape.
Very quiet place,have amazing views on King shop. Rooms good size,kitchen has everything you need to prepare food. Spa is small but nice and clean. Nice pool,clean. Located very close to shopping and beach. Nothing.
Location could not be better. Close to beaches, shopping, restaurants. Accommodations were spot on and had everything we needed for our comfort during our stay. It is a non smoking property so cigar enthusiasts beware.