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“Fabulous Inn! Highly Recommended!”
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The Orchid Inn
Ranked #5 of 6 Holualoa B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
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“Fabulous Inn! Highly Recommended!”
Reviewed 31 October 2008

I booked a two night stay at The Orchid Inn on October 21 & 22, 2008 in conjunction with my destination wedding. The home is absolutely stunning and the attention to detail is amazing. The owner was willing to personalize my visit and even provided breakfast (for a small fee) for members of our wedding party who were not guests of the Inn.

I would highly recommend the Orchid Inn for a romantic get away during your time on the Big Island. It is about a 25 minute drive up Mauna Kea from downtown Kailua-Kona, but if you want something special and memorable, it is worth the effort to get there!

  • Liked — It was a beautiful, serene setting. A perfect gem hidden away from the hustle of Kona.
  • Disliked — The 25 minute drive up winding roads in the dark.
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Indiana
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Reviewed 14 October 2008

My wife, three children, and I stayed at the Orchid Inn for three nights during our visit to the Ford Ironman World Championship on October 11, 2008. Our younger son competed in the Ironman for the first time, and had a wonderful experience. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Inn. The proprietress, Ms. Darrelyn Gravett, was a warm, kind, and gracioious host. She served us a wonderful, cooked-to-order breakfast every morning, including breakfast at 4:30 AM on the morning of the Ironman competition. The rooms and the property are very clean, beautiful, and well-maintained, with a spectacular view of the ocean and the town of Kona below. The Orchid Inn is located a 10 minute drive from downtown Kona, where the Ironman starts and finishes.

  • Liked — excellent service
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with family
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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2008

Although I live in the beautiful state of Hawaii (on the island of Oahu) every once in awhile it's good to get away to one of the other islands. I chose The Big Island on my recent mini vacation and am so glad that I did! Not only did I have access to all of the fabulous sites The Big Island offers but I stayed at the premier Bed & Breakfast on the island. The Orchid Inn in the charming little village of Holualoa is located on the west side of the island. This is the warmer, drier side of the island and The Orchid Inn is but a stones throw away from some fabulous beaches. The owner, Darrelyn was as generous with her advice about where to go and the shortest route there as she was lending out coolers, beach chairs, beach towels etc. Breakfasts on the lanai overlooking the ocean and Kona below with an occasional cruise ship anchored in the bay were a visual and culinary delight. She has a creative flair in the kitchen and it was not unusual to be eating fruit or vegetables raised on the property. My accomodations exceeded what I expected from the website. The grounds should be seen in order to appreciated. They are truely "estate like". Close to the airport and easily accessible to the rest of the island. .A truely exquisite place and a fabulous getaway for me. I'll be back.......

  • Liked — The tasteful, stylish decor & linens. The overall appearance of house & grounds- stunning!
  • Disliked — There was abolutely nothing that I did not like!
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Newfoundland
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Reviewed 30 June 2008

Nancy and I spent 5 wonderful nights at The Orchid Inn. The view was superb, the suite refreshing and the conversation enjoyable. Darrelyn provided excellent sightseeing information and was a remarkable host (and a good scrabble player too!). We will definitely stay at The Orchid Inn on our next visit to the Big island.

Dwight and Nancy Oates
Newfoundland, Canada

Stayed May 2008
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Chapel Hill, NC
1 review
Reviewed 5 June 2008

Our stay at the Orchid Inn in Holualoa, Hawaii was absolutely delightful. Our room, the Zanzibar Suite, was appropriately decorated to carry out the African theme and very comfortable. We had our own private lanai overlooking gorgeous tropical gardens that surround the inn. The proprietress, Darrelyn Gravett, is very friendly and welcoming. She loves her island and enjoys suggesting nearby sights, her favorite restaurants, and day trips. She was available to answer questions and for enjoyable conversation, but she was also considerate of our privacy.

The inn’s location is ideal. It’s only 20 minutes from the Kona airport, so it was a great choice after we arrived in Kona, following our long flight from North Carolina. The east shore beaches are all within driving distance. Breakfasts at the inn are light and tasty and served in an open-air dining area. We were served omelettes with avocadoes and tomatoes from the garden on the first morning, and delicious banana pancakes the second day. There is also an excellent restaurant, the Holuakoa Gardens, almost within walking distance of the inn that serves lunch and dinner.

  • Liked — The location and beautiful setting
  • Disliked — It was a good tour center for 2 days but too far from other island attractions to stay longer
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Orchid Inn

Property: The Orchid Inn
Address: 76-5893 Old Government Rd Apt A, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-8767
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Holualoa
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Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Holualoa
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When is the last time you felt the gentle trade winds play with your hair & caress your face? Ready for some well earned rest & relaxation, peace & quiet? The Orchid Inn, a Kona countryside Bed & Breakfast filled with designer touches is the place where you will find all of the above and then some..... Two beautiful suites only, a very intimate place surrounded by sumptuous grounds full of tropical fruits & flowers. A full cooked breakfast will be served to you each morning on a lanai with a gorgeous view of the ocean. Come for the rest, stay for the experiences..... ... more   less 

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