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Sometimes a strict cancellation policy is the price you have to pay to book a luxury hotel on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, a fact the gorgeous Halekulani on Oahu uses to its full advantage. If you cancel a standard guest room within 72 hours before your expected arrival date, you won’t be charged a fee at this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel. But if you cancel less than three days before you’re scheduled to check-in, you can expect to pay one night’s room rate plus tax.
The policy is a bit more strict for Halekulani’s heavenly suites: Within 30 days of your arrival, you’ll be charged one night’s room plus tax for canceling. Cancel less than seven days before check-in and you’ll have to forfeit the full amount of your stay. For premier suites, a non-refundable full pre-payment is required 30 days in advance. And if you book before then, you’ll have to make a non-refundable deposit equal to one night’s stay.