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Reviewed 7 March 2018

My family booked two rooms with the owner with payment upfront (full payment ) two months before the stay as demanded. The morning before arrival I rang them that we will be arriving in the evening, he said no problem. So when we arrived, there was no room available!!! we were then left to find rooms ourselves that night.
BTW the place is difficult to find and to drive up and is full of mosquitoes.

Room Tip: It is not what you think
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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2  Thank Eric Y
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LilikoiInn, Owner at Lilikoi Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

We are very sorry that your booking was not completed properly. We had a snowball of problems due to overbookings made by booking.com and just could not kick out people so you could have a room. We hope you enjoyed Hawaii and all of its beauty!!
There are plenty of special places on this island. As you can see by our over 600 great reviews that this does not happen and it was an unusual circumstance. Once again we aplogize.BTW we do not have mosquitos in January, it is just not their time at all!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I would recommend the Lilikoi Inn to anyone visiting Kona! My time there was wonderful. Shai and Trina are excellent hosts with plenty of great knowledge about the big island. The guest kitchen was so convenient and makes traveling a bit more economical. On a rare rainy evening i enjoyed soaking in the hot tub and watching the sunset in a surreal tranquil rainforest setting. Getting to eat fresh macadamia nuts and bananas straight from the land is something to cherish and i miss it everyday! I absolutely will be visiting again!!!

Stayed: January 2018, travelled solo
Thank Amanda P
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Lilikoi Inn is located above the quaint town of Holuala and overlooking the Kona Airport. The entrance road is steep, but our two-wheel drive rental car made it up the grade without a problem and oh was it worth it! We were surround by grapefruit, avocado, banana, papaya, and coffee trees to name just a few of the plants which surrounded us. The owners, Trina and Shai, have made their home and farm into a relaxing getaway from the beach scene and a great base for explorations of the Kona coast. It is only a short drive to downtown Kona and to Costco (the best prices on wine and gasoline).

Shai, the chef, provides hearty breakfast which always includes fresh fruit and avocadoes from his farm. A cup of Shai’s well brewed coffee in the morning made for a great start to each day’s island explorations. Because the breakfasts were so filling, we often had light lunches supplemented with fresh bananas and papaya from the Lilikoi farm. We also treated ourselves to Gypsea Gelato, down the road towards Captain Cook. Some days Shai made a pot of delicious soup which he left for us in the fridge since he knew we didn’t usually want to go out for dinner. Most evenings we much preferred sitting on the lanai taking in the lovely sunsets over the bay and the twinkling town lights.

Our room spacious and included a lovely painting of the passion fruit over our desk. It included a private bathroom, TV, Wi-Fi, and a easy access to the lanai. We also had access to a fully equipped kitchen and the living room, which included a piano. We made good use of the kitchen in the evenings and thoroughly enjoyed an impromptu concert one evening when one of the Australian guests played the piano, accompanied by another guest on a ukulele. The Lilikoi really did attract some of the nicest people we met on the big Island. Beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, and snorkeling gear were also available.

Shai and Trina went out of their way to make us feel welcome taking time to show us around the farm, demonstrate how to operate the secluded hot tub, and help us plan out how to go about each day’s adventures. The grounds show evidence of Shai’s artful stone and tilework. While we were there he was working on a colorful tile topped table.

In short, the Lilikoi is beautiful place to relax away from the more touristy hotels.

Room Tip: The Tropical Suite and the Lilikoi rooms are both upstairs with direct access to the living room and main lanai.
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Roger C
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LilikoiInn, Owner at Lilikoi Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review and lovely photos. We enjoyed having you and hope you come again soon. How lucky that the three kids were here when you came, they were all just terrific guests. WE do hope you come and see the finished table, and next he is working on more lilikoi plants climbing all over the garden area!
Take care and stay warm, spring has already come to the islands!
with aloham,

Trina and Shai

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Excellent accommodations, great breakfasts, use of the kitchen for other meals, and a very friendly atmosphere made for a memorable stay on the Big Island. Shai and Trina are very helpful with advice regarding things to see and do. We especially enjoyed sitting at breakfast with and getting to know all the other guests and discussing our experiences of the previous day.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank jhorwitz1
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Trina and Shai Yerlick are very hospitable and friendly. All rooms are large and have a private bathroom. The city views from the Lanai are beautiful, especially at night. The breakfasts are large and delicious.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank alans0n
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