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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.
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75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
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+1 808-329-1877
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"hawaiian royalty"
in 64 reviews
"hawaiian history"
in 96 reviews
"guided tour"
in 49 reviews
"remove your shoes"
in 19 reviews
"koa wood"
in 18 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 16 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 9 reviews
"royal families"
in 8 reviews
"piece of history"
in 8 reviews
"original furnishings"
in 7 reviews
"summer home"
in 7 reviews
"on display"
in 14 reviews
"interesting place"
in 8 reviews
"lots of history"
in 11 reviews
"gift shop"
in 25 reviews
"self guided"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

We have walked by this Palace many times and never went in but this time we decided to go in and we are really glad we did! It only consists of about six rooms but it is amazing how much history they contain. I recommend...More

Thank Buttons560
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Once we showed genuine interest, the docent started telling us stories and details....ended up with a full blown custom tour with all types of amusing info.....

Thank Marty M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The palace is well worth visiting. The furniture and artifacts are beautiful. The docents are very nice and knowledgeable. The grounds and view are lovely.

Thank Ellen G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was only a few blocks away from our Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Kailua-Kona, and we enjoyed the visit. The guide who took us through the Palace had a great deal of knowledge of the history of this residence, and the people who lived...More

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building was owned by the last Hawaiian royal family. It includes some interesting historical artifacts but gives only a glimpse at the past. As the final royal family became enamored with the western lifestyle in the early 20th century, they sold all the house’s...More

Thank Ichecked
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Knowledgeable staff who provided some EXTRA info we certainly would NOT have discovered on our own. Amazing hand-crafted woodwork. How Hawaiian royalty linked to the rest of the world. Way cool location.

Thank Dave T
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Old place with a couple cool features and staff that was more than interested in sharing information about it. Small, only a couple rooms. Shoes and Pictures are not allowed once inside. To bad because the fishing tools were really cool and I wanted to...More

Thank LQuimby
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

The palace is right in the midst of the Ali'i Drive tourist area with shops and restaurants so it is convenient to visit. You need to take off your shoes on the porch and pay an entry fee ($8 for seniors, $10 regular price). The...More

Thank tomcarla
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach home with some interesting history. Worth the trip if you’re already in or going to the city but I wouldn’t drive here just for the ‘palace’. My husband and I toured the house in around 15 minutes.

Thank cokm93
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Although not a huge amount to see, fascinating history and lovely to walk around the palace learning about the history of the kings and queens of Hawaii. I wouldn't necessarily travel to see the palace, but would certainly stop in if in the area.

Thank MMCSydney
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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
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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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