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Iolani Palace

364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
+1 808-522-0822
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Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy, is a marvel of opulence, innovation and political intrigue. Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu tells of a time when their Majesties, King Kalakaua, who built the palace in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani, walked its celebrated halls. Today, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular living restorations in all of Polynesia and immerse yourself in Hawaii’s royal heritage. E komo mai! Welcome!
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“royal family” (242 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
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"hawaiian history"
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"royal family"
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"audio tour"
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"hawaiian royalty"
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"throne room"
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"queen liliuokalani"
in 58 reviews
"shoe covers"
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"electric lights"
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"original furnishings"
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"beautiful building"
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"own pace"
in 131 reviews
"self guided"
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"great history"
in 63 reviews
"downtown honolulu"
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"history lesson"
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"bishop museum"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed today

The Palace has been lovingly restored. Our docent was extremely knowledgeable and gave a remarkable tour.

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Reviewed yesterday

The Iolani Palace is a amazing view into Hawaiian history. The building has been restored providing visitors a real feel into the lives of the Hawaiian Monarchs. The tour guide relayed information in a humorous and educating presentation.

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Reviewed yesterday

We first toured the Iolani Palace about 25 years ago so decided it was time to go again. We loved the self-guided tour that was available this time, there is a tour every 10 minutes so very little waiting and can be booked in advance...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Not only is this a beautiful building, but the story of the monarchy is interesting. The last king was a world traveler and diplomat. He was very technology-savvy and on the leading edge. This was a very worthwhile visit.

Thank hus4154
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed the updated furnishings and the welcoming personnel that all made our visit a great experience.

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Reviewed yesterday

with the self guided tour - we were handed headsets and slippers and sent on our way. No introduction to anything so don't expect even a customer service rep to show you how to use the self guide equipment. Then you have to wait for...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The palace is quite beautifu, but the self guided tour needs some work. The headset does not give specific enough directions on where to go and when. At one point you are to get on an elevator, but you are never told to do so....More

Thank Joan S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were on vacation and a local resident recommended we tour the palace. The history of the home and the beauty is incredible. What was truly interesting though was the history of the Hawaiian royalty. Well worth visiting.

Thank Deborah B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the hop on/hop off trolley to the palace. It is a beautiful place with much history of the Hawaiian monarchy and the take over by the United States. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My second trip to the Palace, this time with hubby. A very informative self guiding audio tour. So much information and they have done a wonderful job restoring the palace. Definitely worth a visit.

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tshep42
31 January 2018|
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Response from LGgirl866 | Reviewed this property |
I think it depends on how busy it is. Last month I tried to book a week ahead and could only get a Saturday tour. The good news about the weekend is there’s very little traffic downtown.
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Karen T
12 July 2017|
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Response from P9152PVkt | Reviewed this property |
There's metered street parking. Nearby Business District offers parking however; it is a bit pricy. Suggest that you catch the bus or taxi/ uber to the Palace if you plan on taking a tour.
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