Halekulani Hotel

Address: 2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, 96815, United States | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located in the Waikiki area of Honolulu, is near Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, DFS Galleries, Waikiki Beach Walk, and Abhasa Waikiki Spa.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHalekulani Hotel Honolulu

    Reviewed by ellen_davis

    Dream location

    Reviewed Jan 1, 2014
    by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

    Beautiful views, excellent food, and outstanding customer service. Very affordable with high standards.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Halekulani Hotel Honolulu

    A true "Leading Hotel of the World"


    If you are looking for budget travel, do not stay at Halekulani, but if you wish for a five star hotel, this is it.

    Halekulani is an oasis of tranquility in the middle of the busy Waikiki area. As you arrive, registration is done in your room, thus no long lines to check in. The staff escorts you and shows you around the room.

    The interior and square footage of the rooms are all the same whether you book a Garden view or a prime ocean. The rooms are nice, all with big balconies, with an adjacent closet between the bathroom and the bedroom...as a result, you could easily get dressed in the bathroom without disturbing your spouse. The interior is wonderfully coordinated in white tones and impeccably clean with twice daily maid service.

    The hotel is situated on the Waikiki beach which is a few steps away from the famous Halekulani pool. The pool is magnificent equipped with tanning chairs awaiting you. Pool service is equally good, as you choose your favorite location, a fitted cotton chair cover is provided along with a towel. As you first see the pool, one fully understand why it is so renowned.

    The quality of service truly meets one's expectation of five stars. I have tried many others in this category and this, I had not yet encountered with.

    No noises can be heard from your neighboring rooms and in the evening you can enjoy beautiful Hawaiian light music heard from House Without a Key.

    The hotel hosts three restaurants: House Without a Key, Orchids and La Mer. All are highly recommendable and each features different menus and prices.

    Absolutely the best!


    Best ambiance, best service, just simply the best!What else can I say?

    Not What I Expected


    The service is excellent, other than that you can have it. Room was small despite the grand price. Just nothing to impressive about this hotel. I have read so many great reviews and realize it's noted as one of the best hotels in the world. We travel to Hawaii several times a year due to family living there, and we will never stay here again.

    You'll find better luck at the Kahala Mandarin. The beach even stinks here, we just never got why it has such great reviews.

    Spectacular service


    My husband and I just spent 3 nights at the Halekulani in June. The ocean view room was simply breathtaking and the service and the amenities at the hotel were spectacular. What a great place to begin our 2 week anniversary vacation.

    One of best hotels on earth


    Service is unreal, rooms are very nice, food is unreal, views are spectacular, beach is small, pool is big, House without a key is the best place on earth to be at sunset!!!

    Where is the beach?


    The Hotel is pretty not an Oasis, the restaurants are great. The newly open spa is a little above average. Is not the usual, gym, steam room sauna and spa. The gym is in another wing, there is no steam room etc.

    In other words you can tell the spa was an add on. Beware there is hardly a beach, is a little larger that a sand box and when high ties comes along it wipes the little beach away,until low tie comes. The Hotel is sandwiched between other two hotels (all waikiki is over build).

    Halekulani, House Befitting Heaven


    When you arrive, you immediately sense the tranquil and calming environment. All the hustle and bustle of Waikiki is left behind. You are shown to your room or suite by one of the front desk staff and check in occurs once inside your room. There are always the welcoming touches, the chocolates, bowls of fruit and lovely flower arrangements.

    The rooms and suites are all pleasantly furnished in soft, subdued shades of beige. The patios are large enough for outdoor dining. The rooms are a nice size and include a sofa, desk and chair. If you want lots of space the Luxury Suites are corner suites with a lovely entry foyer, powder room, living room and dining area. The bedroom has an oversized bath and a walk in closet. If you just have to wake up every morning, and see Diamond Head, then the Diamond Head Suites are for you. These suites are a little smaller but the views of the coastline and Diamond Head are incredible. For the ultimate in accommodations is the Royal Suite. This suite is located on the third floor of the building closest to the water. It is atleast 3,000 sq ft and pure heaven. Arrival is by private elevator which leads to a private reception area where your private butler awaits your instructions.

    These gentlemen will attend to your every need. The suite is configured to be one or two bedroom. There is a kitchen, large dining room which seats eight comfortably, a family room for viewing TV or movies, an oversized living room wth Yamaha piano and the most incredible wrap around outside patio with three seating areas which has views in all directions. All three restaurants offer excellent food with varied menus. Orchids serves a wonderful Sunday Brunch and High Tea Service is served daily in one of the lounges. The pool and surrounding area is pleasant with plenty of lounge chairs. There is a small beach area which you share with everyone else. All beaches are public. My family and I have enjoyed many wonderful times at Halekulani. Halekulani translated means "House Befitting Heaven". It is a slice of heaven on earth.

    Fantastic Hotel


    Stayed at this hotel in 1978, in cabin. Stayed again last week for two nights. This hotel is 5-star all the way. Flawless.

    Bad experience with reservation dept.


    When inquiring the availability of rooms, making reservation and cancelling the reservation, I contacted the reservation dept. by e-mail or by facsimile first.

    Nobody responded to me.

    Everything started after my having called the dept

    (to my surprise, knowing nothing is processed) and strongly requesting to process my request promptly.



    We just returned from a wonderful trip in Oahu. We stayed 5 nights at the Halekulani. It was everything that I ever expected and more. We stayed in their prime ocean view room. The view was spectacular. Service was incredible. We will definitely be back. It was expensive but found it to be worth every penny.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Halekulani Hotel Honolulu

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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