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Review of the Fairmont Orchid Hotel, Big island

Fairmont Orchid, Kohala coast, Big island - outdoor lanai seating
Fairmont Orchid, Kohala coast, Big island - outdoor lanai seating
Noel Morata Photography

The Fairmont Orchid Hotel


If you want to be pampered at a luxurious hotel located on a sunny stretch of land along the Kohala coastline, then a stay at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel is a must. Perfectly located in the sunny Kohala coast with protected ocean beach access, the Fairmont Orchid is a very comfortable and luxurious stay on the Big island of Hawaii

Inviting hotel interiors

The hotel is expansive with plush large open air atriums, reception and beautiful lounging areas that exude an old world charm with tropical flavor. The view is the first thing you see when you enter the airy atrium with clear and expansive views to the pool areas, grounds, the stunning beach and endless ocean. Everything is well done to maximize the outdoor/indoor Hawaiian lifestyle, views and the seating areas are dressed in off white and earth tones throughout. The rest of the public areas are also tiered down into large open seating areas, bars and an expansive outdoor/covered diving area with more stunning views of the entire resort, pool areas and beaches.


Each room is plush and luxurious with large comfortable king sized beds with very soft sheets and comforters. There is a nice seating area and a wonderful desk with views to a private lanai with ocean and pool views. Large closets, a small kitchen pantry area with a large empty fridge for personal use are nice amenities. The bathroom is very large and modern with a separate toilet, bathtub and showering area. A large vanity with huge mirrors and sink make the main part of the bathroom very comfortable with a full line of toiletries and personal accessories

Breakfast and dining services

The breakfast service and menu is quite extensive with so much bounty of local fruit and products procured from the island. Traditional breakfast foods including cheeses and meats, traditional breads and pastries, fruits, nuts and other delicacies along a variety of stations. In addition, the staff will also create custom omelets or breakfast dish that you may want in addition to the expansive buffet. The variety is exceptional along with quality food and service. Attention to small details, regularly stocking the stations and offering local specialties from the region makes this an exceptional breakfast experience while staying at the hotel. Breakfast and dining service is separate from the hotel stay so factor those costs in with your accommodation.

General Summary

The Fairmont Orchid is an excellent luxury stay while visiting the sunny Kohala coast on the Big island. The resort and all the outdoor facilities, pool and beach and other recreational facilities make for a complete resort vacation. Once you had a full day of touring the island, it's nice to go back to a very quiet and luxurious stay at this hotel and enjoy all the wonderful amenities of the resort.