Wonderful!!! A review of The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
My husband and I just returned from a fabulous five night stay. I too am shocked by the negative comments. Everything was great. There is FREE Kona coffee in the morning until 9am, and then a small counter with muffins and the sort until 10am. If you are a late riser, the dozen or so tables at the beach bar are ready for you after 10am until the wee hours of the night. Each day at the pool we got small cups of fresh fruit and very cold washclothes to cool off with. Very nice touch! The pool is heated (very nice) and is beautiful! The padded lounge chairs are an added plus as is the beach towels I swear they use faberic softener on. The beach is man-made/enanched. Small sandy area, but large enough. Be sure to snorkle. It's wonderful. You will see many fish and turtles. Be sure to seek out the turtle they named Tripod... unfortunate shark incident. You are in Hawaii after all and the sight of lava is pretty cool.The restaurants are wonderful. Expensive, but great. We enjoyed our first night's dinner at Brown's Beach Grill. Every night they had live entertainment and it was wonderful to eat great food, listen to the singers and watch the waves crash against the shore. Heaven.The daily torch lighting is as fun to watch as the kids say it is to run along with them! The grounds are wonderful. Be sure to check out all the waterfalls.. you may find a jacuzzi or two. The staff is almost over accomodating. They leave a card in your room which you have the option to leave on your bed if you don't want the sheets changed. We thought we would save the room attendent some work by putting the card on the bed. She found us and asked us if we wouldn't prefer some fresh sheets. Wow!!! The front desk was quick to any response and the staff in the restaurants made us feel like royalty. Wonderful!!Now the spa. I can not say enough about this! I purchased the Hawaiian Rejunivation for $200 and it was worth every penny. Without a doubt, the best spa experience I have ever had. Suzanne was wonderful, and the poducts were all locally made. I never felt rushed, and the whole experience was top notch. I highly recommend spending some time in the spa. The rooms were great. Very large, beuatiful and comfortable. The beds were cozy, the room was clean and very sound proof. I never heard our neighbors or people in the hall. I really can not say enough about this resort. I highly recommend it and I am sure you will have just as wonderful an experience as I have had. Enjoy!!!
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