Hilton Waikoloa Village
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Hilton Waikoloa...bring your walking shoes to walk the resort Nov 19, 2010
Stayed at the Hilton Hotel Waikoloa Village on a Family trip to Kona. Departing from Chicago ORD with a connecting flight in LAX, Of course leaving from Chicago ORD traveling in March you always have the chance of running into bad weather. That is what we did, they could not keep the runways clean long enough for planes to take off. After 2 hours they got the run ways clean and we were off. LOVE outdoor airports, which Kona is, reminds me of what the West Palm Beach airport used to be. Well enough about the flights we have all been there before.
The HILTON is about a 45 min drive from the airport, an there is only one road so you can not get lost. My advise it to rent a car the airport transfers will cost you about as much as the rental car for a week.
They were great we arrived late due to flight problems and they were over sold in our room type so we up graded and it was well worth the money.
Two bedroom, Living room Dining room, kitchen, and 2.5 baths great. Big change form the Maho Bay Camps that I love so much. The room was always clean and the hotel they are on top of everything all the time.
The only bad thing is we were in a tower and the end of the resort, so make sure you bring your walking shoes. They do offer a boat or a high speed train that can take you from one end of the resort to the other.
Food was really good, BUT GET UP REALLY EARLY IF YOU WANT A PAPER, by 8am all the USA Papers are gone :( To me they were a bit over priced for the food but it is a resort and that is what you are going to pay if you stay there.
This Hilton for sure lives up to hilton Standards. there is always someone to help you if you need it.
THINGS TO DO:
- If you dont want to pay for the high priced food, ride the tram to the near by shopping mall and eat there. Better yet stop at the COSTCO on you way there and pick up water and a few snacks.
- In Town go whale watching well worth it if you are there in March or APril
- SKI - Yes I Said it you can SKI OR SNOWBOARD(SNOW) in Kona in JAN, FEB or March. Make sure you bring some winter layers then. A bit of dive up the islands big mount. But you can say thAT you went skiing in Hawaii how many people can say they have done that
- LAVA - still you can drive to Hilo and Bike the national park to see the Lava, but if you want t great view make sure that you do the plan ride or boat ride to see it \
- Trek the water falls and trails.
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Stunning Jul 16, 2008
This hotel is made up of many different buildings that would be each be a large hotel on their own. With various restaurants, pools and activities on offer you really could spend weeks here and not get bored. It literally is around a 20 minute walk from the lobby to some of the accommodation blocks, so they have a train and a boat running frequently in a circle around the resort!
The rooms are pretty spacious, and we had a ground floor room, which meant we also had a small garden terrace. The rooms are also very clean and all staff were friendly and helpful.
Downsides to this hotel is the extra services, such as the restaurant, which are very expensive. Instead, we went to the Kings and Queens Malls a few minutes up the road, which had much more affordable places to eat. Due to the sheer size of the hotel, it also felt slightly impersonal.
Aug 07, 2007
This place is AMAZING!!! Even if you don't want to stay here, I highly recommend stopping by and checking it out. This hotel is an amusement park in itself- a gorgeous one! It covers an enormous coastal piece of land with several buildings, pools, waterfalls, exotic statues inspired by buddhism, hinduism(Eastern religions in general) as well as animals (tigers, elephants, etc), gardens, restaurants, bars, hot tubs, exotic birds, beaches and spas. They even have a large water area where you can swim with dolphins. You can either travel through this hotel on a modern, city-style train or on a boat through narrow rivers (with multi-colored fish, including koi) that travel between all the buildings, which by the way, are decorated like luxurious Asian palaces. It's a great place to spend a whole day at, and get cool tropical drinks on one of the many swimming areas with friends or to play golf or tennis. There is also a shopping center here where you can buy everything from souvenirs to high-end fashion, as well as a salon. Extremely impressive! You will feel like a millionaire when you are there!
Hilton Waikoloa Village Overview
On the nine-mile long stretch of sunny Kohala Coast, Hilton provides the ultimate luxury resort - the Hilton Waikoloa Village. There is no other hotel like it in Hawaii. This 62-acre resort has everything- a 4-acre swimming and snorkeling lagoon, 3 freshwater swimming pools, sun-drenched beach, interactive dolphin encounter program, more than 7 million dollars in art, waterfalls, exotic gardens, trams and canal boats.
The Hilton Waikoloa is a destination in itself. Arriving guests cruise on mahogany boats along tranquil waterways to expansive guest rooms. All have lanais with seating and whether you have a garden, mountain, golf course, full or partial ocean view- the view will be spectacular. Guests may choose to travel through the resort by boat, by air-conditioned trams, or by strolling along walkways flanked by Polynesian and Oriental artwork. This Hawaiian playground offers virtually every activity under the sun - from snorkeling and swimming to scuba diving and nearby deep sea fishing- and some unique adventures such as the Dolphin Quest interactive program with bottlenose dolphins. This activity is conducted under the expert guidance of professional trainers.
The Hilton Waikoloa Village is home to two 18-hole championship courses. The Beach Course is designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and the King's Course by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. Set among the lava fields and by the adjacent ocean, the Hilton Waikoloa courses are among the very best in Hawaii.
For tennis enthusiasts, there are 7 plexicushion tennis courts and a 450-seat stadium court.
The 25 thousand square foot Kohala Sports Club & Spa offers European-style treatments including Limu (seaweed) body wraps, a variety of massages including Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi, facials and a full service beauty salon.
For children from ages 5-12, there is Camp Menehune. It is an adult supervised day-time activity program where our younger visitors can build their own Hawaiian memories to treasure.
Each of the restaurants offers distinctive cuisine exquisitely prepared and presented. From gourmet dining in elegant surroundings to casual poolside snacks or a tropical drink in one of the many lounges, we'll be certain the experience is outstanding. The Hilton Waikoloa Village - truly more Hawaii than you can imagine. Helping Guests and Team Members to be their best.
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