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Hulihe'e Palace

75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
+1 808-329-1877
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Hulihe‘e Palace is located in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i, on Ali‘i Drive. Once a summer vacation home for Hawaiian royalty, today Hulihe‘e Palace is a museum showcasing Victorian artifacts from the era of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapi‘olani.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
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"hawaiian royalty"
in 59 reviews
"hawaiian history"
in 94 reviews
"guided tour"
in 49 reviews
"royal family"
in 36 reviews
"remove your shoes"
in 18 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 14 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 9 reviews
"piece of history"
in 8 reviews
"summer home"
in 8 reviews
"original furnishings"
in 7 reviews
"on display"
in 14 reviews
"interesting place"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 18 reviews
"historic site"
in 8 reviews
"self guided"
in 6 reviews
"lots of history"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovingly preserved building. It is full of artifacts from Hawaiian royalty. The massive Victorian era furniture was impressive and beautifully made. Also great to see some of the gowns worn by the ladies of the same period. Just wish theyhad some postcards...More

Thank Toni G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hulihe's Palace is well worth a visit. The elegant royal residence has extraordinary koa wood furniture and many objects of considerable value and interest. The view of the sea from the back porch is stunning.

Thank Panajody
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don’t normally like history type places, but I love Hawaii and wanted to learn more about it. Lots of interesting facts and items. Beautiful wood furniture. Wonderful view. Definitely worth a walk through.

Thank CoLeeC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I realize this is a private run business, but $10 entrance fee? Really? It takes 15 minutes to see it. Its not worth the admission price. I know they are using the funds to preserve this piece of History, but here's a thought. I saw...More

2  Thank Saskheat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace is an engaging place for an hour or so. It gives one some appreciation of the lives and times of Hawaiian royalty. Interesting historic photos and artifacts. Helpful staff who are keen to provide addition information. $8 entrance for seniors - $10 for...More

Thank Tony E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent visit. Very helpful, knowledgeable staff. Incredible artifacts to see, enjoy, and read about. Beautiful property. Definitely worthwhile to visit, to get a hint of old Hawaii and its royalty.

Thank southendgirlfriend
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled on this palace while walking by the beach. The grounds are beautiful and the interior takes you back in time. Nice break from all the tourist oriented sites and shops.

Thank Piemur617
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice stop. It’s a self guided tour and there are lots of nice artifacts. Only in Hawaii do they make you take your shoes off to wander barefoot through a museum!

Thank Christi F
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful visit! The staff were extremely knowledgeable and wealth of stories to share. Artifacts were abundant and well preserved. Take your shoes off at the door, in respect for the heritage. Well worth the visit

Thank Heidi R
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in a tour. Our guide was very knowledgable about the royal family and the history of the island. I went into this activity thinking it would be a 3 star -- but it was a 5 star, due to our guide! I learned...More

1  Thank Becky U
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M M
9 December 2017|
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Response from KLE2013 | Reviewed this property |
We did not have a guided tour. Instead we followed the written brochure and relied on the docents who cheerfully answered questions and provided fascinating historical information. Take your time, enjoy the palace and the... More
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Klux2014
3 February 2016|
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Response from Pete S | Reviewed this property |
It is very close, certainly less than a half mile and probably less. We stayed a little south of Hulihee palace and walked to the pier many times. Lots of stores and restaurants on the way.
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casperbks
3 November 2015|
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Response from Mommikara | Reviewed this property |
It was $6.00 for each senior and 4 people in our group. Yes, your shoes must be removed but they have paper booties for you to wear while inside. This was in summer. (2015)
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