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Halekulani

Oahu, Hawaii, United States of America

At a Glance

  • Waikiki's most stylish hotel in the heart of famous surfing city

  • Fantastic beachfront position for watching the surfers

  • Award-winning Spa Halekulani

  • House Without a Key restaurant perfect for sundowners and dinner

  • Extensive choice of rooms and suites many with spectacular ocean and Diamond Head views

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Honolulu is a year round destination with a tropical climate, with the very best months being April to September. Temperatures are high throughout the year but never excessive, as humidity levels are manageable. There is a rainy season from December to March which is also ironically, the tourism high season, when the scenery is at its most lush and long, hot days break up the rainy spells.

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Insider's View

The best stretch of beach in Waikiki is in front of the Hilton Village just a couple of minutes' walk away - there are sun loungers and umbrella's available for hire.

If you're there on a Friday, join the Back of the House tour which takes you behind the scenes at the hotel

The iconic House without a Key is the perfect place for early evening cocktails and live music as the sun sets

Try the signature Halekulani Popovers for breakfast, a favourite since 1917

Take a guided tour around the hotel and learn about it's links with Native Hawaiian history and culture

Enjoy daily complimentary surf or stand up paddle lessons!

Call us on 020 3993 8245 to start planning your holiday to Halekulani or take a look at our itineraries to Hawaii

Description

Perched on Honolulu’s legendary Waikiki Beach with a front-row view of surfers riding the waves, Halekulani is a sleek and sophisticated luxury hotel with the kind of service and facilities that definitely put you centre stage.

Originally built in 1907 and now completely made over into a contemporary luxury hotel of the first order, Halekulani’s 453 rooms span five spacious buildings, surrounded by open courtyards, lush tropical gardens and balmy ocean breezes.

The hotel boasts an award-winning spa and a wide range of water sports, including outrigger canoe rides, surfing, snorkelling, sailing and more so that you can make the most of Waikiki's world-famous beach culture. But if you're not feeling quite so beachy, the freshwater pool with its glass mosaic tiles designed as a rare orchid, is a work of art and provides a relaxing place for a swim. The hotel’s spa, SpaHalekulani, allows you to fully explore the healing culture of the Pacific with a full menu of massages, facial and body treatments. For families travelling with children, a kids’ programme is provided during the summer months and at Christmas.

Halekulani’s rooms are incredibly spacious, and most have fabulous ocean views to enjoy from your private terrace. The décor combines a number of different shades of white, which, combined with the aquamarine of the Pacific, almost provide the feel of being in an aquarium. Large sitting areas consist of bamboo love-seats and chairs, while glass-topped cocktail tables and marble-topped desks also feature. State-of-the-art technology includes 46-inch flat-screen TV, a DVD/CD entertainment centre, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms feature a deep soaking tub, a separate glassed-in shower, and a marble basin. For an unforgettable experience, book the Diamond Head suite, with stunning volcano views.

The hotel's signature restaurant, La Mer, features neoclassical French cuisine, and has long been recognized as one of Hawaii's top restaurants, while House Without a Key is surely one of the world’s most romantic spots for a sunset cocktail or a light meal under the hotel’s 100-year-old kiave tree.

Waikiki Beach is one of the world’s most beautiful, and it doesn’t get much better than seeing and enjoying it from the Halekulani.

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Accommodation

Halekulani has 453 rooms, 82 of which are suites.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Halekulani, however, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel.

Services

In-room dining, laundry services, bakery, florist, concierge services.

Facilities

Three restaurants, three cocktail lounges, swimming pool overlooking Waikiki beach, spa, fitness room, business centre and concierge services.

Activities

Honolulu is synonymous with Waikiki beach which begins a couple of minutes walk from the Modern and stretches all the way down the coast to Diamond Head. Waikiki is a popular place to take surf lessons and is fun for people watching. Away from the beach, there are shopping opportunities galore, from upmarket designer labels such as Tiffany and Coach to Macy's and the ubiquitous surf shops.

Downtown Honolulu offers a world apart from bustling Waikiki with its colonial palaces and buildings, museums and parks and is a 15 minute drive from the hotel. Pearl Harbor & the Pacific Historic Parks is worth spending at least half a day to take in the USS Arizona Memorial, Pacific Aviation Museum, USS Bowfin and USS Missouri. It's a 45 minute drive from Waikiki and can be combined with a visit to Oahu's less developed North Shore - scene of epic waves and surf contests in the winter (November to March).

Reviews

5

Nikki Trailor (Staff)

Halekulani is a remarkably serene and luxurious property located on the famous surf beach of Waikiki. With amazing restaurants, pools, spa and fitness centre, there is plenty to keep you occupied on-site. To top it off, many of the beautiful coastal-contemporary rooms and suites have unobstructed views of either the Pacific Ocean or the iconic extinct volcano that overlooks the bay, Diamond Head.

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Anna Bleasdale (Staff)

I must admit, first impressions here weren't the best, just because it seems a big hotel to begin with and I always feel that the smaller the hotel, the warmer the welcome. First impressions can be wrong, from the moment we arrived we were greeted with happy smiles and fantastic service. We were whisked up to our room straight away and check in was done actually in our room along with a quick guide to everything in the room to familiarise ourselves, then we were all set for our Waikiki experience to begin. It started with the view! 90% of rooms at the Halekulani have at least some ocean view and we caught our first glimpse of Diamond Head and the surfers sitting waiting for the waves just off shore. The hotel only has a small piece of beach out the front, however, walk just a minute or so each way and you're on wider, golden sands of Waikiki beach where you can grab a surf board and take a lesson or head out on a catamaran, or simply dip your toes into the warm water. Back at the hotel, as the sun set we headed for the House without a Key, the hotel's relaxed dining and cocktail lounge. There we settled in for a little sundowner while listening to a live band strumming Hawaiian soothing sounds and watching a lovely lady dancing hula. It was such a Hawaiian experience, you can be in no doubt where you are. Set behind the hotel, the designed shops, buzz and restaurants are mere moments away, however, the hotel is a lovely oasis right in the heart of it all, perfect for a few days in this busiest of the Hawaiian Islands.

Experiences

  • 4 Hour Pearl Harbor Guided Tour

    Pearl Harbor is a sobering reminder of the impact of World War II and a must visit for anyone inquisitive about the fateful events of 7 December 1941 but also in past and present military equipment and history in general.

  • Diamond Head hike and farmer's market

    Earn your breakfast with a brisk Saturday morning hike up Waikiki's iconic Diamond Head peak before heading to the farmer's market at Kapiolani Community College for some delicious home grown & baked goodies washed down with a cup of Kona's finest coffee.

  • Epic waves on Oahu's North Shore (November to March)

    If there is such a thing as a perfect wave, you’ll likely find it on Oahu’s North Shore. The epic winter waves of this legendary surf mecca attract the best surfers in the world. This is strictly for pros but why not don your board shorts and hang ten.

  • Kualoa Ranch & movie set tour

    With dramatic valleys, rainforests, volcanoes and white sand beaches, it's easy to see why Hawaii has been used in many a film or TV set, from Jurassic Park to Lost and even King Kong. Turn the set into your own adventure on this fun-filled tour!

  • Learn to surf

    Enjoy the thrill of Surfing in the warm tropical waters of Hawaii, the birthplace of Surfing. Whether you're a complete beginner or a wannabe Kelly Slater, we can arrange for you to have lessons or take you to the ultimate big wave spots.

Holiday Ideas

  • Alaska and Hawaii for Families

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    from £10000 pp inc flights & transfers for 16 nights

    • Offering a delightful contrast of inland and ocean adventures, Hawaii and Alaska combine perfectly to showcase the varied nature which can be found within the United States
    • Enjoy flightseeing excursions over snow-capped Mount Denali, North America's highest peak
    • Sunbathe, learn to surf or snorkel with marine life on some of Hawaii's iconic beaches

Location & directions

Oahu, Hawaii, United States of America

The Halekulani Hotel in Honolulu sits in Kalia Road, in the middle of a metropolis on the beach at Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.

How to get there

18-hour 30-minute flight via Los Angeles to Honolulu International Airport, followed by a 20-minute transfer to Halekulani.

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