Place has friendly staff. David was helpful giving me directions on the phone. I came in around 7pm. I believe check in is by 8pm. I was surprised that a front desk closes. It was good I called just before the evening manager went off. The rooms are small but for an overnight it is fine. There are rooms with kitchenettes and just basic rooms. Yes there is rust and old furniture and dated but it was clean for me. The closet has a curtain that you use to cover it and the walls have paneling. The bathroom window was open when I arrived so I closed the windows. I guess to try to decrease the dampness. The windows you can see into(bathroom as well) so the curtains need to be closed for privacy. The grounds are quiet and clean. Yes the TV is small but it worked fine. The door is not very secure. The key took the evening desk manager and me later at night awhile to get in the room. I thought I was going to be locked out. Small soap provided but I did not get shampoo. I think you have to ask for a hair dryer. I did not have one in the room. There was no alarm clock in the room. I am not sure if you have to ask for one. I found out later it states that on the web site. I was not told this when I checked in. The breakfast I thought was good. They had some homemade banana bread, some slices of melon and strawberry, hot water for noodle soup(Asian style breakfast), quick Quaker oats,cold cereal, of course coffee and tea, and waffles that you put in toaster. They had some homemade jam they were selling you could use on the waffle or bread. The breakfast room had a TV you could watch while having breakfast and also there were board games. I guess you could borrow them on rainy days. The rooms are so small you would have to play in the breakfast room. The place was close to a shopping center and major market. It is about a 25-30 minute drive to Waipio Valley. It is about 35-40 to the resorts on the west side of the island (the Waikoloa) region. The evening manager said that many of the guests are workers on the nearby ranches.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kamuela Inn is a 30-room boutique hotel in the heart of Waimea on the island of Hawaii. Located just a 45-minute drive from the Keahole Airport in Kailua-Kona, and hour's drive from the Hilo Airport, Kamuela Inn serves as a great spot for visiting all that the island has to offer. Serving a daily complimentary continental breakfast, our guests start their day off right with a delicious selection of pastries, breads, cereals, oatmeal, fresh fruit, boiled eggs and of course, the famous Roy's Kona Coffee blend. Guests also can't stop raving about their beautiful night's sleep on our Simmon's Felicity pillowtop beds and Natural Comfort allergen free pillows, and being snuggled in our soft Comfy sheets. There's just too much to share. Just come and visit us and see for yourself! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kamuela Hotel Waimea