Iolani Palace

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9 / 10

11 expert reviews

“A National Historic Landmark, this gorgeous royal estate blends Italianate and Polynesian styles, a singular mashup referred to as American Florentine.”

– Condé Nast Traveler

Fodor's
"America's only royal residence was built in 1882 on the site of an earlier palace." Full review
Concierge
"King David Kalakaua built this palace in 1882, as a symbol to the world that Hawaiian royalty was as grand as any in Europe."
Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"If you're intrigued with kings and queens, join the 90-minute docent-led tour... with plenty of history provided." Full review
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Peek at rare treasures and crown jewels
Frommer's
"If you want to really "understand" Hawaii, Oahu's royal palace is well worth the time. Iolani Palace was built by King David Kalakaua, who spared no expense." Full review
Afar Magazine
"The only royal palace in the United States, it has plenty of lavish decor to ooh and ahh over." Full review
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