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Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   250 Maluhia Road, Box 185, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I will admit that driving in the dark from the airport in Kona to find this hotel made me a bit nervous once the GPS started to take me down one long, beat-up dirt road after another, but once I got there I was very pleased. The first 3 nights I stayed in a yurt which was a great experience... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We traveled here as part of our valentine's day getaway and we're both "one of those people who do yoga in the morning together and consider our relationship as helping us grow spiritually together" so we truly loved our experience here because it allows us to be completely present with each other and marvel in the beauty of nature and... More

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Rochester, New York
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cut my stay short because it was just too secluded and quiet for me. There was almost no one else at the hotel (which felt like a very empty, dark palace at night time when I was there). If you truly want complete silence and solitude, this is the place to get it. Nice pool. Steep walk down to... More

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you for your input. Most of our guests come from very stressful and busy lives and really just want to rest and rejuvenate. Although we do not have a restaurant on the premises, we have private Chefs on staff to provide meals with advance notice. When preparing meals we cater to what is in season and organic as well... More

New York City, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel for sure caters to a specific clientele. If you're looking for remote, relaxing and are interested in yoga, then this place will be perfect for you. We stayed two nights at the Hawaiian Island Retreat and while the service was friendly, I was disappointed that the hotel was not quite what the website would suggest. The whole hotel... More

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

We are sorry you were disappointed. There is a privacy chain restricting access to the exterior penthouse lanai for our guests to use at their discretion. Most of our guests are very respectful of private areas and to date we have not had anyone access the penthouse lanai without our knowledge or permission. Although we understand your concern about the... More

Los Angeles, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the right place to go if you are looking to decompress. I went with a yoga group so that was my purpose. The weather there is very questionable, not the usual Hawaiian climate that one might expect. This part of the Island where the retreat is located, seems to attract more windy days with spotty rain throughout the... More

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

The yurts at Hawaii Island Retreat are for guests that are looking for a close to nature experience without sacrificing some of the comforts associated with a room. They are not as luxurious as our regular rooms nor are they meant to be. We are sorry about the condition of your yurt and appreciate the feedback provided; and are taking... More

San Francisco
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We loved our three nights at HIR and would definitely return. We originally booked a YURT for something different (& to balance out next 5 days at the Four Seasons.) When we checked in, we asked to see the rooms in the hotel, and Jeanne showed us the wonderful suite with the deck and views through the trees to the... More

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New Jersey
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19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We were very pleased with this hotel. It was rather a splurge for us, but worth it! The grounds and our room were beautiful and elegant. Overall the atmosphere was peaceful and relaxing - just right! We do not like the mega resorts at all, and this place is anything but! The fact that they are trying to be as... More

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I spent five glorious nights at HIR mid February -- a small hotel on fifty acres! We indulged in the yoga retreat package and came away feeling incredibly sound, joyous, and relaxed. The hotel is beautiful, with excellent amenities. The staff was friendly, helpful, accommodating and happy! The home-grown fruits and vegetables and local seafood and poultry... More

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I was fortunate to spend 2 weeks at Hawaii Island Retreat, and my experience was absolutely spiritual and transformative! Upon arrival, I immediately felt a sense of 'ohana. The staff is extremely personable and dedicated, the food is heavenly, and the grounds provide a space to re-connect with nature and spirit. I come away a new woman, wife, mother, daughter,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

If you are looking for "Hawaiian Vacation" with Piña Colada and white sand beach ( with lots of tourists and cute life guards) maybe you should look for Waikoloa are or even other islands. But if you are someone like me, having too much inputs from everyday environment and looking for away from them on vacation in Hawaiian spirits, this... More

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Address: 250 Maluhia Road, Box 185, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kapaau
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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Kapaau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hawaii Island Retreat is unique among Hawaii's destinations, spas, and eco-retreats. Set among evergreens and ocean breezes, our 50 acre boutique hotel offers gracious accommodations in complete harmony with nature. It is the ideal location for weddings, spa vacations, and corporate retreats, offering elegant venues in a distinctly Hawaiian setting. ... more   less 
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