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Holualoa Inn
Ranked #2 of 6 Holualoa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“When can I come back?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Everyone has a different standard of perfection -- the important thing is to know your own parameters; the joy in travel is when you find (or stumble across) them.

Mine have been as simple as a picnic under the stars and as exotic as a night alone in an elegant, Balinese-inspired house. I experienced both at Holualoa. I rarely post reviews but I had a night there that I'll never forget.

It started when I slipped off my shoes before walking through the main rooms. Brian greeted me with a glass of fresh guava juice from the property (the inn rambles over several acres of fruit trees and a growing coffee farm). Brian also charms your time there with homemade treats like fresh avocado bread, stuffed french toast and a sunrise of fresh fruit in the morning.

Cat walked me through the house, where the flow of one room to another, joined together by long floors of eucalyptus, feels like a Balinese version of a fairy-tale castle -- every fairy-tale should have a freshwater swimming pool, a sumptuous bed and breakfast made as you wake up, shouldn't it?

There are several nooks and remote perches to sit and take in the property and the view, and I spent my night there visiting all of them. It turned out I was the only one at the inn that night, except for a couple I met briefly late in the evening.

I picked up fresh fish nearby and cooked it on a grill and kitchen available to guests; there are many small touches like this that make the inn feel like a home instead of another place to stay. In the middle of the night, I lay out on the roof and counted the stars while listening to the ocean.

It should be noted that the owner has superb taste, and has decorated the inn with furnishings and art that are apparently for sale. I'd like to come back and say "I'll take it all," but in the meanwhile, I'll just hope to visit here again.

Room Tip: The Gardenia Suite is worth the splurge. The sitting room has a panoramic view of the ocean, while...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CocoLuce
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IslandSerenity, General Manager at Holualoa Inn, responded to this review, 15 February 2012
You are welcome to come back “home” anytime !!! We loved reading your inspiring words. You truly captured the magical experience the Inn has to offer by writing, “it feels like a Balinese version of a fairy-tale castle.” We are thrilled to know the fresh fruit, Chef Brian and Kat’s incredible aloha spirit, and the stars and ocean were all in perfect alignment to make your stay such a memorable event. Until your next visit, we’ll keep your “fairy-tale castle” as wonderful as ever, and promise some special surprises when you return!
Mahalo Nui Loa, Noelani
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Holualoa Inn toward the end of a month long vacation. We'd flown from Australia, where we live, to Honolulu for five nights, California for two weeks and then back to the Big Island. Stepping off the plane in Kona is a bit of a surprise - it felt hot and a little desolate. Little did we know. We collected our car, found the directions to the Inn and started the short drive. You climb quickly and before you know it enter a world that's cool and green. We drove through the village of Holualoa, found the Inn and parked. It was quiet. We took off our shoes, walked in and met Brian, the chef. He gave us a tour and treated us like old friends. It got better from there - the place is a dream, the setting wonderful, and the people as good as they come (Brian, Kat, Chrissy and Noe all took time to make us feel welcome).

Our first full day we drove around the island and everything fell into place: my wife said it was like watching the trailer for an excellent movie. Four days wasn't enough for either the island or the Inn. We'll be back soon.

Room Tip: Some have ocean views and some overlook the garden. We overlooked the garden and thought it was grea...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cupidosiris
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IslandSerenity, General Manager at Holualoa Inn, responded to this review, 15 February 2012
We feel honored to be the “wonderful trailer for an excellent movie” at the end of your month-long vacation. You’re right, four days is not enough, there is so much to see and do at the Inn and on the Big Island. We look forward to continuing the “dream” when you return “home” soon. Until then, by visiting us online and feel connected to memories from the last few days of your vacation.
Mahalo nui loa, Noelani
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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

My husband and I along with my dad stayed at Holualoa Inn Thanksgiving week and we had a wonderful stay. Kat, Noelani, Brian and staff were great. My dad loved Chef Brian. Breakfast was good and rooms were lovely, comfortable and clean. The Inn is peaceful and gorgeous with fantastic views. The property is amazing with tropical gardens, Kona coffee plants, fruit and avocado trees and even cute chickens enclosed in a nice area behind inn. You will love Holualoa Inn.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ocdclean
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IslandSerenity, General Manager at Holualoa Inn, responded to this review, 17 January 2012
Mahalo nui loa for such a complimentary review. To be called the “Best Bed and Breakfast, ever!” is such an honor and makes us so proud. I am so glad that you finally made it to Holualoa Inn. We’re excited to know we helped make your Thanksgiving visit with your husband and father a special and wonderful time. Kat and Chef Brian love to share the "Aloha Spirit". Please come back and visit us again soon! Mahalo and Aloha, Noelani
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

The Holualoa Inn - is a truly wonderful place to stay. We stayed there for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon and wished we staying on for longer. As soon as you get there you know you're going to be happy.

On arrival we were met by Kat and given the nicest welcome ever. Fresh Guava juice a cool face towel after the long drive and then a tour of the property. You're made to feel incredibly welcome from the moment you arrive and pop your shoes off (hawaii style) and you'll have that feeling each time you get back there after a day out exploring.

Either before or after breakfast the pool was a nice way to wake up a bit - a bit parky but hey it's good to cool off! Talking about breakfast - WOW. Brian the chef - well you've probably read the other countless reviews that all say how good the place is and mention the lovely staff and how amazing Brians food is - but seriously - it's like a breakfast for royalty. Not only a great chef but he's also a really nice bloke too.

The room itself was perfect. We stayed in the Orchid room. Super comfy bed, amazing sheets a beautiful view out on to the garden and beyond to the coast. And some really nice extra little touches too.

Theres always coffee throughout the day and little cakes put out in the afternoon for the guests to tuck into whenever you like. The grounds themselves are lovley too and well worth a little wander through.

We found the other guests really nice friendly folk too. Might be weird to review the other people who go there but I think it tells something about the place.

Late evening after getting back to the house, we made the most of the roof terrace and loungers and spent a couple of lazy evenings up there after dinner with a bottle of wine and views over the coast. Great place to sit and relax and take it all in.

Overall, the staff go out of their way to make your stay the most relaxing stay you can have. The house is beautiful, as are the rooms. If you're going to Big Island do yourself a favour and book in here - you'll have no regrets, except leaving.

Room Tip: We stayed in the orchid room - but i don't think you'd go wrong with any of them
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SiFord
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IslandSerenity, General Manager at Holualoa Inn, responded to this review, 17 January 2012
We love to share our Aloha Spirit and create special memories for our guests, especially those on their honeymoons. Knowing you traveled all the way from London to Kona to stay with us is incredible. Your kind and thoughtful review highlights many of the characteristics that make the Inn so unique. We are thrilled to know you had a “Wonderful!” experience. Kat and Chef Brian are the best and all our guests love them. The Inn’s 30 acres, filled with a variety of fruit trees, over 5,100 coffee trees, and a refreshing swimming pool make for exciting adventures as you wonder around and explore its natural beauty. Enjoying the sunsets on the rooftop lanai with your favorite beverage is a special treat. We hope you return “home” for your 1st anniversary! Mahalo and Aloha, Noelani
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

Our second visit and as excellent as ever. Three nights in the Gardenia Suite.

This visit we also took the private dinner option. Chef Brian offers you in advance choices for appetizers and entrees. He also sources the wine for dinner. Brian's attention to detail and absolute fastidiousness in sourcing the highest quality local produce made the meal additionally special. He is an immensley talented chef and a very nice guy. And... he will cook any dessert you wish to nominate.

Highly recomended as an additional treat for one night when you stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sydney_Gary
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IslandSerenity, General Manager at Holualoa Inn, responded to this review, 17 January 2012
We’re thrilled you enjoyed your “Private Dining” experience. It’s a special and memorable event for all guests when Chef Brian prepares his magical dinners. He loves to create a wonderful ambiance and pamper the guests with attentive service and fun conversation. Kat used her pastry skills to make the pineapple upside down cake you selected for dessert. We look forward to providing you with another “excellent” experience on your next trip. Mahalo nui loa, Noelani
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Additional Information about Holualoa Inn

Property: Holualoa Inn
Address: 76-5932 Mamalahoa Hwy, PO Box 222, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-9762
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Holualoa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Holualoa
Price range (per night): ₹ 28,948 - ₹ 35,024
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Holualoa Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casual elegance with Polynesian luxury... Spectacular Pacific Ocean views, 30 lush acres of well-tended tropical fruit and flower gardens, 5100 Kona Coffee trees, custom-tiled mosaic pool, exquisite inn guest rooms, cottage, covered open-air pavilion, exceptional service, rooftop, pool and garden gazebos and an abundance of Aloha Spirit all wrapped into our Kona bed and breakfast. ... more   less 
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