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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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“hawaiian history” (445 reviews)
“royal family” (242 reviews)
“audio tour” (587 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
+1 808-522-0822
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful palace with so much interesting history! The audio tour was very interesting and provided a lot of detail and insight into each of the rooms of the palace. We did have some slight confusion when buying the tickets - the staff could definitely be...More

Thank Mark-Riverlife
Reviewed yesterday

Visit the palace, learn about the Hawaiian culture, go in the room where the American's locked their queen in her own palace for 8 months, be respectful, learn and reflect.

Thank Cariluvzu
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cool experience downtown. Interesting history. Good audio guide, thorough and detailed without being lengthy. Perfect for a rainy day.

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Thank brandoncjaffe
Reviewed 2 days ago

We Spent about 90 minutes on the audio tour and visiting the basement displays. We came on a rainy day and were very pleased with the quality of the palace restorations. More importantly, the audio tour intertwined the fascinating historical context. Truly fascinating and very...More

Thank johnG2004FS
Reviewed 2 days ago

Iolani palace will take you back to the days of the great Hawaian monarchy. The palace is beautiful and is cared for with love. The restoration of artifacts continues and is a tribute to the people of Hawaii. From our native Hawaian chant before entering...More

Thank Tracy P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We made a special trip to visit this Palace and saw the outside of it. The organizers and workers were very disoriented and rude. They told us to go buy tickets in another building but there was NOONE working there. I doubt is seeing the...More

1  Thank TCregular
Reviewed 3 days ago

While in Oahu this is a place not to miss. The historical significance of this place for people of Hawaii is well presented. The palace is beautiful and well worth an 1.5 hour tour.

Thank Missbeanie
Reviewed 3 days ago

The palace and grounds are gorgeous and the mission to educate you about the history of the Hawaiian royal family is great. However, the audio tours are poorly run. We were scheduled at the same time as a docent-led group and we're basically treated like...More

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1  Thank LeoPalmer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The former Royal Palace has been restored with great attention to detail over the past decades and allows you to make a journey through time back to its glorious paßt. For aproximately 15 dollars, the lovely staff will provide you an audioguide. With that device,...More

Thank Ale_Sa_75
Reviewed 4 days ago

A part of the real Hawaii were we can see how the king, queen use to live. Not so many area we can see it!

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30 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.
Karen T
11 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.
Mayri L
21 January 2017|
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Response from Juanna C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's about $22 for the audio self guided tour. You don't buy the ticket in the palace itself but at the old, small building beside it.