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Reviewed 5 March 2012

I arrived at Kalani at night, so my first impression was not of the beauty of this retreat center. My first impression was of the staff. What a treat that was. From the volunteer who picked me up at the airport, to the lady who...More

2  Thank James A
Reviewed 5 March 2012

I stayed here with my husband, baby, father and brother over Christmas time. To be honest, I actively seek out artistic places like this... if you want an experience versus just a room than I suggest you consider Kalani. Rooms: The rooms feel like wooden...More

3  Thank Adventure_Seeker44
Reviewed 5 March 2012

I'm an independent dance teacher in Seattle and have been bringing students to residencies at Kalani the past twelve years. It's a fabulous place to be a presenter/facilitator. I've always deeply appreciated the respect and support Kalani offers me as a creative professional sharing my...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2012

We stayed at Kalani in the middle of the rain forest for a week and fell totally in love with the place. It's Heaven for the cosmically conscious, hippies, yogis, artists, and other benign weirdos who appreciate beautiful nature and great vegetarian food. However, if...More

1  Thank DanishAccent
Reviewed 3 March 2012

I stayed at Kalani Oceanside Retreat a few months ago and I found the experience very disappointing. The treehouse rooms were great in concept, with the frogs and crickets chirping away through the night. I can understand from other reviews that people would have trouble...More

10  Thank Looking4NextHoliday
Response from kalaniweb, Manager at KalaniResponded 15 March 2012

Aloha, and thank you for your visit and taking the time to provide your feedback. While we certainly aren't a Hilton, we do everything we can to keep our rooms looking fresh and comfortable. Our Treehouses take extra effort because of their beautiful, open nature...More

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Esp15
5 February 2017|
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Response from Ali S |
Aloha Catherine, Our tropical lofts and a few of our cottages are among the newest rooms on campus. When you book your reservation, specify that you are looking for one of our newer buildings, rather than the more rustic... More
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jsoko22
24 March 2015|
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Response from kalaniweb | Property representative |
Aloha - most of the major car rental companies have counters at Hilo Airport, and some in Hilo town itself. We are able to provide you with a shuttle back to the airport so you can pick up your rental car. Mahalo!
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jsoko22
23 March 2015|
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Response from kalaniweb | Property representative |
Aloha! If you were just coming for a retreat, we would say a car wouldn't be necessary - but given that you then plan to spend time traveling and adventuring, you will absolutely find a car helpful. Some of the island's most... More
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"We stayed in 13 - 3. I think it is the best of the lot."
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"Request a newer building or one with an ocean view"
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"over price room, no clean towers, dirty rooms."
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"You will be in a hale which is a large open air, circular building. You can hear your neighbors but everyone..."
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