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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Quiet dark wood main house with beautiful orchards, coffee trees and view of Kona harbor below. There is a hot tub and a bracing pool (the air temperatures are much cooler up in the mountains than below in Kona). Away from hectic areas, peaceful, quiet. Breakfast was good with many edible flowers and afternoon snacks. Snorkeling gear, washer/dryer, and WiFi were all appreciated. We will be back.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the cabin, a private house on the property.
Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Holualoa Inn O, Guest Relations Manager at Holualoa Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Many thanks for choosing Holualoa Inn for your Big Island vacation and for posting this lovely review. Although we are just a short drive to Kailua-Kona and numerous beautiful beaches, the Inn and surrounding environs do provide a quiet, peaceful oasis for those looking to relax and rejuvenate. Whether reading in the Makai lanai rocking chairs, soaking in the hot tub, exploring our nursery gardens and orchards or enjoying a beautiful sunset on our rooftop gazebo, there is no end to the tranquility at Holualoa Inn. We look forward to welcoming you home again in the future. Me ka aloha pumehana, Kathryn and your Holualoa Inn Ohana

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We reserved the Gardenia Suite at the Holualoa Inn for our last two nights on the Big Island of Hawaii. What a great way to end our stay!

The Gardenia Suite is on the top floor and consists of a lovely sitting room overlooking the ocean in the distance, and a spacious bedroom with two full closets. The bathroom is also quite large with a full vanity and walk-in shower. There is even a small balcony off the bedroom where you can sit and enjoy the gardens below.

The grounds are equally spectacular and include several gazebos, a hot tub, pool area (with an unheated pool), and beautiful gardens. The Inn is open air, so don’t be surprised to see little geckos scurrying about! On the main floor, there is a large, formal sitting area and a dining room, where breakfast is served. On the lower level, there is a large “family room” with a T.V. and assorted dvds. There are also a number of card and board games available to use. Off the “family room” is a small kitchenette with a sink, dishes, and full-sized refrigerator. Each room is assigned a shelf in the refrigerator, which works out fine.

Gorgeous wood floors extend throughout the Inn. Guests are asked to remove shoes, but only if they are comfortable doing so. Since we remove our shoes at our own home, we had no problem with this request.

Everything about this property is first class, and every room we had access to was beautifully furnished. Presumably, because we were on the top floor, we didn’t have any issues with the noise reported by other TripAdvisor travelers. The breakfasts were delicious and much of the menu consisted of produce found on the property. We also appreciated being able to borrow snorkel gear, beach chairs, and a beach umbrella for a day trip to the beach. However, I have to agree with some who have questioned the price of the rooms at this Inn. While the Gardenia Room was lovely and the service was very friendly, both my husband and I felt it was a bit over priced. The weather was suitable for sitting around the pool, but the pool was uncomfortably cool in the second week of May. We happened to have a generous gift card that brought the price down to a level that we felt was reasonable for the space and amenities provided. Without a similar discount, we probably would choose to book a room somewhere else.

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Holualoa Inn O, Guest Relations Manager at Holualoa Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Much mahalo for this thoughtful review! Your description of the Inn and amenities is wonderful and we're delighted that you found everything you needed to relax and enjoy your time at the Inn. We do appreciate your feedback about our pricing and will certainly take it into consideration as the year progresses. With warmest aloha, Kathryn and your Holualoa Inn Ohana

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Where to start? More an elegant inn than your typical bed and breakfast, the main building is situated amidst a beautiful garden and coffee plantation in the hills above the bustling town of Kailua Kona. Leaving the main highway, you drive upwards to the quaint artists' village of Holualoa, where a very understated sign and a long tree-lined drive to a beautiful traditional copper-roofed portico announces your arrival. There you are immediately welcomed by a friendly innkeeper and given a tour of the property and its many wonderful features. This is the first indication of the warmth and charm you will experience during your time here, not only of the inn itself, but from all the staff. Everyone here endeavors to make your stay memorable, whether by accommodating your dietary needs or just your need for an extra flashlight.. Speaking of food, the inn offers a gourmet breakfast every morning with ingredients from their own garden and self-professed "happy' chickens. And upon request, they are happy to provide you with a packed lunch for your adventures across the island. We stayed in the cottage above the main house, and it was like renting a tiny private home - with housekeeping! As for amenities, there is a swimming pool and patio, private hot tub, massage pavilion, large garden you can walk through, complimentary beach and snorkeling gear, and a library of books we enjoyed. But what really sets this inn apart from so many other places we've stayed is the perfect balance it offers between privacy and friendly interaction with staff and guests. Everyone who works here - without exception - is very good at what they do.

Room Tip: The cottage offers maximum privacy.
  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Holualoa Inn O, Guest Relations Manager at Holualoa Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Guests at our Darrell Hill Cottage get the best of all worlds - complete access to the Inn and amenities as well as absolute privacy in their stand-alone one-bedroom home. Equipped with a full kitchen, BBQ and wrap around lanai overlooking a private tropical garden, orchards and a view of the Pacific ocean, our Cottage is ideal for couples looking to relax and rejuvenate or enjoy a romantic Big Island vacation. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you home again in the future. Mahalo nui loa for choosing us, and for taking the time to write this beautiful review. A hui kaua, Kathryn and your Holualoa Inn Ohana

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Just minutes out of and almost 2000 feet above Kailua/Kona. When It's calm winds and hot in town, this venue features almost non-stop island breezes and cooler temps. Awesome views of the town, harbor, and ocean. Warm, welcoming, and gracious staff. Artful breakfasts. Upon arrival, we were encouraged to practice our "mindfulness". The first night, lying in bed, I was very mindful of how grateful I am when I have a "refrigerated" bedroom with temps in the 80's and humidity over 90 percent. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Room Tip: Rooms with Ocean views will have the best ventilating breezes at night.
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Holualoa Inn O, Guest Relations Manager at Holualoa Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Mahalo nui loa for this high rating and lovely review! It was such a pleasure to meet you both and welcome you to Holualoa Inn, particularly for such a special occasion. Our Inn and surrounding environs are ideal for romantic couples, with lots of beautiful spots to relax and rejuvenate. Wishing you both another 40+ years together. Ho'okahikahi ke aloha (be one in love), Kathryn and your Holualoa Inn Ohana

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I've lost count of how many times that we have stayed here. We actually call it our "other home". If you want the best breakfasts on the island, to be constantly pampered, for everyone to know your name, and to live in luxury, then this is the place for you. Our thanks to the entire staff for making this trip special. It's what they do. We sleep better here than anyplace in the world. The Holualoa Inn embraces the spirit of Aloha...Mahalo!

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Holualoa Inn O, Guest Relations Manager at Holualoa Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Aloha redefined is a specialty of our staff and it's our warm, amazing guests that make the job a delight. Much mahalo for "coming home" once more - your sixth visit if memory serves - and for once again posting such a beautiful review. You will always have a home here with us. Aloha nui loa, Kathryn and your Holualoa Inn Ohana

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