"Awesome resort with plenty to do."
This was an amazing resort. The grounds were beautiful to wake up to every morning. My 2 boys ages (10 and 8) enjoyed the pool and activites offered at the private beach. I would definitely recommend this resort.Genuine Expedia guest review
"nice hotel with nice facility"
I didn't really stay in the hotel. The pool was 24 hour heated which was nice. The private beach was okay, going to other beach (eg. Kona) was much better.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet, comfortable and classy"
Great recent stay at the Fairmont Orchid! The staff went above and beyond to make our time there special. The beach was quiet and didn't feel crowded at all. Highly recommend the cabanas! Dinner at Norio's and Brown's was fantastic -- as a matter of fact everything we ate and drank during our stay was delicious. We can't wait to try other Fairmont resorts, […] or come back to the Orchid! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Aloha TT, thank you for your great review. We look forward to welcoming you back!
"Deluxe Water View is NOT full water view"
Overall, the resort is located on a nice stretch of beach. The bay is small, but enough for some dipping. The room itself is comfortable and the bed is very nice. We also dined on the beach a couple of times, and that was a great experience. However, two things bothered me. First, we decided to pay extra for the Deluxe Ocean View room. However, when […] you are in the room, all you can see is the golf course. You have to go almost all the way to the balcony to see the water on the side. I will NOT call that a deluxe water view. I feel the descriptions on the website is misleading. To be fair, after we complained about the room, they gave us a meal credit for a restaurant on site. Still, I still felt disappointed about my view. Secondly, during our stay, they were renovating parts of the hotel, and as a result, we had to walk very far to get to the waterfront. At first, they didn't even block the construction area, so I got to witness the torn down hallways and wallpaper. Not quite nice for what I thought I was paying for. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic hotel with beautiful beach and pool"
Spent a week here with my wife and daughter, the website does not do this hotel justice. Gorgeous uncrowded beach and huge pool, friendly staff, excellent food (it's pricey though!). We will return to this one!Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Thank you so much for your amazing review! We look forward to welcoming you back.
We are world travelers and it is safe to say we have never had the "perfect" experience until the Fairmont Orchid. We stayed in an Executive Suite and never wanted to leave. The room was amazing. Incredibly comfortable bed, everything modern and brand new, top of the line in every way. Awesome bathrooms. Can not recommend this more highly. And the secluded […] beach at night is one of our best memories. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice hotel with a great staff"
This was our third trip here and we still love the place. Friendly staff, comfortable accommodations, and great food. There are activities to take advantage of on the property. No complaints about this place from us!Genuine Expedia guest review
We stayed for 5 nights and had a good time. The rooms were clean and comfort, the premises were good well maintained. The staff were courteous and helpful. I would recommend and would love to come back.Genuine Expedia guest review
Would definitely recommend staying here.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel was stunning ~ spa was amazing!"
Hotel was amazing ~ food was exquisite - pool was gorgeous & staff was top notch ~ would highly recommend this gorgeous place!Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Aloha Kimberly, thanks so much - we love your review! We look forward to welcoming you back!
The fairmont was nice, but we were very aware of the many meeting groups at the hotel. The food was also just so-so. I was looking foward to a fruity drink by the pool and they used fruit syrups instead of real pineapple, which is all over the island.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice & on the beach"
Lots of options for food. Fridge in room for snacks, wine, fruit etc. all good !Genuine Expedia guest review
Amazing hotel! We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the hotel, just wished that the sun wasn't hiding behind the clouds so much and the wind was very strong.Genuine Expedia guest review
Excellent service, beautiful location, friendly staff, concierge staff helped us to book several activities and dinner reservations that made our vacation very enjoyable. I will be very happy to go back to this place anytime.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful, peaceful, tropical Paradise."
We enjoyed our stay at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel very much. In fact I wished we didn't have to leave at all but stay there indefinitely. The grounds are beautiful, lush, tranquil with the sound of waterfalls, fragrant from all the tropical blooms that grace the property. The food was sometimes excellent, sometimes just good, but overall we did not starve, […] on the contrary, we piled on some lbs :) We liked the Japanese restaurant the most, Norio's. The sushi (nigiri, sashimi) was ultra fresh and delicious. The other restaurant, Brown's, had a more beautiful setting, next to the beach, but it was a little hard to make reservations and we actually liked the food at Norio's a little more. They had corporate events and parties going on every night for the whole week we were there, which made for a little annoyance with all the activity around setting up the equipment and the tables and everything, but fortunately they didn't amount to too much noise disturbance for the regular guests like us. All in all, we had a wonderful, relaxing vacation at the Fairmont. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice place - we'll be back"
We had a lovely stay. The public areas are very nice and well maintained. We ate several nice meals at the casual restaurant right on the beach. The food was pricey but good. You definitely pay for the luxury of eating with your toes in the sand. They also have a 'deli' that's less expensive and still quite nice. The first night we had a crying infant […] next door to us that woke us at 6am, we asked ot move and the Fairmont was very accomodating and nice about it. They called our cell as soon as the new room was ready and a bellman came and helped us move. I also had a billing problem that I noticed once I got home, I called and the billing department fixed the problem immediately. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
A long way to go to sit at a pool!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Outstanding service, from the front desk, to the housekeeping staff, to the servers in all the restaurants on property. Beautiful setting, beautiful resort. Landscaping and maintenance of the grounds is five star.Genuine Expedia guest review
I really enjoyed my stay with them, everything i needed was in the resort, and while the resort's private beach was not that big, it was clean, and was not crowded at all. Around 2 miles there is a shopping center, and a grocery store which i found very convenient. I would go back again to the same place whenever i have the chance to.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel staff was very accommodating and friendly"
We had a late flight going home, the hotel let us stay until 9:30 pm for a reasonable price. It had rained all day and it was a lot more comfortable waiting in our hotel room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, food and service"
Food was great in all the restaurants and lounge Service was very attentive Nice beachfront Outdated bathtubs but bathrooms were overall nice. Marble shower stall but porcelain old bathtub You can tell it was a refurbished hotel but nicely done - original ritz Carlton. Gold suite had great continental breakfast! I would return again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Aloha, And thank you for your review. It is very gratifying to know that you enjoyed your stay very much, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
"Best and most protected beach"
Beautiful property with great private beach access to a protected cove. Want to see turtles (yes, sea turtles)? There are a half dozen or so who sun on the rocks and feed in the cove so makes for great snorkelling.Genuine Expedia guest review
The Fairmont Orchid is a small family-friendly property with a lovely beach, protected lagoon, easy snorkeling, golfing, tennis, a historical walk, good variety of restaurants and close to several sight seeing and shopping opportunities. We had a lovely time at this relaxing resort.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Aloha Amy, thank you for your feedback. It is wonderful to know that you had a relaxing time at The Fairmont Orchid, and enjoyed the many fun activities that our resort, and Hawaii Island, have to offer. We look forward to your next visit! Mahalo, The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
"A Relaxing Stay"
Had a very relaxing stay at this gorgeous resort. It doesn't have as much stuff for kids as some others so it's quieter...which we like. The food at Norio's Restaurant is excellent. Only complaint is the high ($13.95 per day) wifi fee and the fact that unless you pay for premium wife (which costs even more), it's very slow. The location is beautiful […] but far away from anything else which makes it hard to go out to dinner at a different place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Incredible location, excellent service. Everything was perfect. I'd go back in a second.Genuine Expedia guest review
The Fairmont Orchid is one of the finest properties we have ever stayed in. We are world travelers staying only in 5 star hotels. This hotel is the finest hotel in the Hawaiian Islands; even better than the 4 Seasons... This property is has everything you could want: Beautiful landscaping, elegant rooms, spacious balconies, great ocean views, excellent […] restaurants and impeccable service! Need I say more? Book an ocean view room; not ocean front...because you will want a view of the luscious lawns,gardens and flowers and the architecture which is beautiful in itself! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"An island of luxury"
FabulousGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful location & amazing service!"
We spent just four days at the Fairmont and we definitely weren't ready to leave. We had a beautiful partial ocean view room where we could hear the waterfalls. The Fairmont is a big facility but the service still felt very personal and caring. Our daughter loved the beach, the water activities and we appreciated the safe lagoon where she could swim […] all day. Definitely get the activity pass so kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling gear is all included. We enjoyed the poolside deli for breakfast in the mornings and had one dinner at Brown's which we thought was a bit overrated for the price. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great hotel. Plan to return.Genuine Expedia guest review
This is my second stay at the Orchid. Beautiful hotel and property. Great pool area.Genuine Expedia guest review
After a stay in tokyo and then on Oahu, this was our last stop. And I wished it had been longer. Loved the resort facilities w the lagoon and the wonderfully warm beautiful spacious pool. Had trouble finding the whirlpool as "hidden" and then my 3 y old wasnt allowed which was a bummer so had to take a pass but I get the concern. We didnt wind up eating […] at browns but hale was ok. Nearby shopping center was a great resource and monstera there was amazing. Staff was so welcoming and friendly and for the first time in 2 weeks I truly felt comfortable w letting my kids be kids. It was a nice resort for couples or families, laid out in such a way that both could coexist peacefully and families were at home. Would definitely come back. We didnt partake of room service as that set up was my one gripe..prices were better than most places but delivery charge and high service charge w verbiage that stated that that didnt all go to the staff so you were welcome to tip. Seriously? After delivery charge plus 24% gratuity I was supposed to tip again? That was the only thing I took issue w so I didnt use it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed in Four Season on Maui, and the hotel was great. And then we wanted to experience different hotels on big island, since we thought staying 4 nights in one hotel would be boring. So be choose to stay in this hotel before we move to four season. But it turns out to be a total MISTAKE! The hotel was like a nightmare in our vacation!!! We booked […] a ocean view executive suite, however, there was no ocean view at all!!! Also, they put us on the ground floor and the room just has no view and very humid! We called the front dest to ask for a room change, and the front dest woman was very rude. She barely was trying to have a fight with us. she said" If your question was do we have another room? then my answer is NO." Ok, I mean our room costs like more than four season per night, and I think this is not the service we deserved. The room is also very bad, with the coffee machine broke, the kettle has mold inside, the bathtub is very dirty, and the toilet would not flush. Anyway, my worst hotel experience!! Would not choose to stay in any Fairmont hotel anymore!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
From the time we arrived to the time we left, our entire experience at the Fairmont Orchid was exceptional. Beautifully lush groups, immaculate facilities, and courteous and helpful staff were the norm here. They have truly set the bar high for anywhere else I might ever think of staying on the Big Island. My only regret... Having to leave. Thanks for […] the great experience! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Resort was very clean. We had a garden view room which looked out at the waterfalls . Staff was great and very helpful. Would defiantly come back and stay at the resort again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great option at a good price point"
Stayed 3 nights during my honeymoon. Front desk manager could not have been ruder and our room was 3 hrs delayed checking into. In general it seemed like majority of the employees were just going through the motions of work, with the exception of the bell hops who were great. It's a shame the staff is so unpleasant because the hotel itself is lovely […] and for the price in comparison to near by hotels, an excellent stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time. Very relaxing . Beautiful weather and beautiful resort. Perfect for just relaxing . Close to beach . We were up early every morning and felt like we got the most out of time spent there. Nice shuttle to shopping that was close by. We enjoyed the food at the resort as well ...We would stay there again .Genuine Expedia guest review
"Luxurious Hotel on the Beach"
Everything about the Fairmont Orchid was superb. The staff are friendly, and enjoy their jobs. Every encounter with hotel staff, from housekeeping to reception are polite, helpful, and attentive. The rooms and grounds are immaculate. The four restaurants are all exceptional; staff could answer questions about menu preparation clearly, and without hesitation. […] The outdoor facilities are beautiful, with a safe swimming area. There is plenty of shade available to prevent sunburns. Restaurant staff are available at the beach for small meals and beverages. One can feel pampered and well cared for at the Fairmont Orchid! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Wonderful stay , very good food , wonderful staffGenuine Expedia guest review
"Daughter in World Championship Ironman!!!!"
went to Kona to watch our daughter compete and FINISH in the World Championship Iron Man....didn't want a condo.. wanted to be treated and pampered...never had such great service as we received from the "entire" staff of this beautiful hotel....everyone should stay at the Fairmont at least once!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Terrible for people who smoke"
Everything including the staff was great and super friendly except all the rooms were non smoking and what is worse is that despite having an open air deck attached to the room, even there smoking was prohibited. Smoking areas kin the whole complex were few and far apart. My wife is a smoker and for her this holiday was not enjoyable at all. The smoking […] policy is TOO strict considering it is a place to relax and enjoy. Also the hotel is in the middle of nowhere and being a luxury hotel, it is not expected that there will be no room service after midnight. Won't go there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beach, Pool, pampered-like comfort"
For the price we paid, a great value. the rooms sizable, tasteful, huge functional & attractive baths; we choose a standard room and were very pleased despite no water view. The beach is somewhat small but nice and protected so ocean swimming is safe. The staff was very good & professional, and the staff at the Deli could not have been more filled with […] "Aloha". The restaurants were pricey and parking pricey, but overall a great experience and wonderful way to spend our last few days in luxury. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nicest resort I've ever visited. Can't wait to get back.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to relax"
We stayed 3 nights mid September 2013 and it was excellent to relax and forget about work! It is a 30min drive from the airport so quite isolated from the other hotel areas. This is good if you want to relax but not so good in terms of food-there are 3 restaurants and a deli so when you get bored of those, you need a car to go somewhere else.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, pricey restaurant"
The hotel is nice, with a good artificial beach that is perfect for kids and snorkeling. The restaurants are nice with good food but they are too pricey, even compared to other similar hotels the restaurants in this one are too pricey.Genuine Expedia guest review
"An oasis carved out of an Aa lava field"
Driving from east to west across the big island, you realize the hotel grounds were bulldozed out of a miles long and wide Aa lava field. The hotel grounds and beach are man made but really beautiful. It is fun to eat outside near the beach. The rooms are first rate. Nothing of much note near the hotel. 40 minutes away from KOA airport.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great setting and facilities ! Excellent tennis courts. The layout is friendly and hospitable. Would go back any time.Genuine Expedia guest review
We were woken up by early construction on the floor above us, but after we complained we were moved to a new room on the other side of the hotel. The room keys stopped working again and again, and the staff kept blaming it on us putting it close to our cell phones. The room was clean and comfortable and the bathroom was spacious in white marble. The […] grounds and gardens are lovely, but it's hard to find the right path to your room, restaurants, pool, beach, etc., they wind about, but don't actually start or end where you need them to. We could never find the hot tub, the rooms terrace was covered in bird droppings and the deli staff were very unfriendly. But the lounge was comfortable and the food was delicious, and Browns restaurant was very pleasant as well, and has great sunset views. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"3rd Trip to Fairmont Orchid"
Revamping the rooms made them appear like any other hotel room in any other City in the world. We come to Hawaii to relax and expect to see Hawaii reflected somewhere in our room and not just look out the door. The décor is full of hard edges and bland everything that reminded us of the our parent's home décor in the late 50's and 60's. What did you […] do with the flowers!? There wasn't even a single flower on the very expensive meal at Brown's or the lobby bar of the over the top breakfast buffet. Why not!!!!? The main flower display in the lobby was pitiful - reminiscent of something you might see in a bargain basement hotel, not the Fairmont Orchid. The orchids that are along the lobby bar are nice but they look like 2" pots for a 6" space. Having wifi and internet connections are important but it appears the Fairmont lost its aesthetic senses when it added the ability to surf the net, rather than the waves. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very Expensive and isolated from any town area"
Great if you want to be in a resort only area. No town or city to walk to at night; highly isolated location. Beautiful beach/lagoon area was nice to swim in for one day. Pool was crowded and too warm. Breakfast cost more than $100 for 3 people and was a long wait.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Solid, but not above-and-beyond"
Beautifully-kept property, but some rooms don't offer much of a view at all (e.g. the one we got). Also, noticed that receptionist and restaurant service didn't provide the five-star friendliness and helpfulness that we expected.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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