Posted Sep 19, 2016
We had the opportunity to spend a week at this wonderful hotel in September. Having previously stayed in Honolulu at the Royal Hawaiian several times we had heard much about the Halekulani and as such had very high expectations going into our visit.
I can say without no ambivalence that this was once of the finest stays we have had anywhere (including beyond Hawaii). This hotel understands the definition of service. The attention to every little detail is amazing. From cleanliness, to decor, to attentiveness of all the staff ranging from housekeeping, check-in, concierge, dining staff, valet, bell staff is absolutely second to none. I looked high and low for something that that did no attain the highest standards and could find none.
We dined at Le Mer, a highly regarded Michelin-starred restaurant for a very good reason. Exquisite food, presentation, service, ambiance and a view second to one. Yes, this was a ghastly expensive dining experience but nothing was left to chance or fell short. The Lewers Lounge music was world class, the setting luxurious yet comfy, the cocktails and bites were top flight. Orchids restaurant serves an incredible full breakfast that is a must over the buffet. Last but not least the House Without a Key continues to deliver great Hawaiian music and excellent hula!