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Hulihe'e Palace

75-5718 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808-329-1877
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Ranked #10 of 50 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Description: Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.
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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I dropped in on a whim, and I'm glad I did. The setting is beautiful, and although the house is modest, the furnishings are very beautiful. There is a lot of gorgeous koa wood inside, and the furniture and artifacts are lovingly crafted from local materials. Best of all is the knowledgeable staff, who will happily discuss whatever questions you... More

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Tampa, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
8 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Enjoyed so much touring the palace and learning from the tour guide all about the Hawaiian royalty. We learned so many facts about Hawaii which we never knew before and the setting for the palace is beautiful. You could almost imagine what life was like during the timeframe families lived there.

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Temple City, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The artifacts of furniture, cultural items, and the building itself are worth seeing. The admission fee is low and worth the coat.

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Hulihe'e Palace is easy walking distance from Kona Seaside Hotel. If you want to get a taste of Hawai'ian history, this will give you some good information. Next door is a gift shop and we were lucky enough to see a hula class getting instruction on the porch!

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California
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70 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The house is quite interesting and the views from the porch and front lawn are amazing. Unless you get a docent tour, you can be done with the whole thing in about 15 minutes. You won't be allowed on the porch on the second floor unless you are with the docent (for good reason, the railing is very low). I... More

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chicago
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5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Love the history of the monarchy of Hawaii. Very pretty place as well! Very peaceful and beautiful right on the water.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The Hulihee Palace was a very interesting quick tour in downtown Kona. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable about all the artifacts and the history surrounding them. You will get a good grasp of the history of royalty in Hawaii in a short time. Don't miss it!

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Orlando, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The home is rather small so there wasn't a whole lot to see. There are only four rooms and the second story balcony was roped off so we couldn't even go outside and enjoy the view. There was a docent giving a guided tour to a group and they were able to go outside on the balcony and hear about... More

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Inwood, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

While enjoying the shopping, dining and walking along Ali'i Drive in Kona, take some time to see the Hulihe'e palace and the Congregation Church across the street. The church is an original structure and the palace is a lovely 6 room retreat from the heat, complete with original furnishings. You will learn about members of the Hawaiian royalty. Don't forget... More

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Rancho Mirage, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Take a look how Princess Hulihe lived oh so many years ago. Lovely home has been lovingly restored and maintained. A nice waterfront location in the heart of Kailua Kona, the palace is a nice, cool respite from the tropical sun.

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