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The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
Ranked #1 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
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Eagle, Idaho, United States
1 review
“Engagement Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

The Inn at Kulaniapia was one of the most peaceful and picture perfect settings I have ever been to. Driving throught the lush forest outside of Hilo to the resort makes you feel like you are entering another world. When you arrive on the property you are welcomed by tall bamboo gardens, a view over the ocean, and the sound of the falls in your ears. I propsed to my girlfriend at the base of the falls and will forever remember how special our trip was. The room was very comfortable and immediatley felt like home. I promise the bed will be one of the softest you have ever felt. We kept the windows open all night listening to the water fall and crickets. I can't wait to go back and highly recommend the Inn if you are looking for a quite, peaceful get away surrounded by beautiful Hawaiin landscape.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

Previous reviews gave some indication but it's not till you're there that you realize that you are in a tropical paradise. With a magnificent waterfall and stunning surrounds you can't help thinking that you don't want to leave. Well worth the distance away from Hilo on a good road. Service was helpful and friendly without being intrusive. I don't normally write up reviews but felt that in my small way, I should inform and recommend to as many people as I can.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

As a big fan of the island of Hawaii (Big Island) I have never been at a lack of beauty from the island. While staying at the Inn they took it to a whole new level. The common areas are amazing although I was not used to sharing one. It created a mini family of those staying at the Inn, starting amazing conversations shared by new found friends. Listening to the sounds of the waterfall soothed me into a very deep sleep (the amazing sheets helped too, not sure what they were made out of but WOW). As amazing as the stay was, with the amazing trail, bamboo, koi fish, hot tub, waterfall and location, I have to say that the mac nut waffles were my favorite part of the vacation. So ono!!!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vernal, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

What a pleasant surprise. Found this on Hotels.com and took a chance, so glad we did. It is a little hard to find so be sure to have your GPS, it was well worth the drive. It is so peaceful and beautiful, this place was one of the highlights of our 11 day stay on the Big Island even though we only stayed one night. Leah is so special and makes you feel right at home, we hated to leave. So glad we found this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012 via mobile

The property is just a retreat! I absolutely enjoyed the scenery of the waterfall and the gardens. Breakfast was delicious (lots of fruit, macadamian waffles, eggs). The staff were darling and very helpful on giving tips on your travel. The Jasmine Room was nice and cozy. They made the bed and change the towels everyday. I would definitely stay here again!

Stayed April 2012
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Additional Information about The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

Property: The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
Address: 100 Kulaniapia Dr, P.O. Box 646, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2361
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
Price range (per night): ₹ 13,709 - ₹ 16,314
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming Inn offering 10 rooms or a private guest house. Three waterfalls and a botanical garden. ... more   less 
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