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Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

4.0 of 5 250 Lokahi 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very well-designed, small (boutique) hotel; set near a bluff overlooking the ocean, at the end of a graded gravel road. The rooms are spacious, and well appointed; the setting is tranquil and fragrant. The owners and staff are gracious and helpful, and the entire atmosphere is very quiet and serene. If you're planning to stay in the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am the same person who wrote the review, "Not Quite What We Expected" and felt compelled to comment on the retreat's response. Although the retreat wasn't what we expected the response to my review was, just more excuses mixed in with some outright lies. Following is how the manager/owner responded to my concerns: HIR (Hawaii Island Retreat's) Response: "It... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked a stay at the Hawaii Island Retreat for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. We had spent time touring Oahu and the Big Island while staying at Bed and Breakfasts, the Hawaii Island Retreat was to be our last and final stop and at over $800 a night (for an all inclusive spa package) our expectations were... More 

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

I am sorry you are dissatisfied, and that you were unable to appreciate the unique qualities of Hawaii Island Retreat. This is a green property for its serenity and beauty. While many hotels use strong pesticides to eliminate all insects and lizards, we do not. We use organic pest repellents. Those that have a strong fear of insects might be... More 

Bedford, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Difficult to top other reviewers' comments - the Retreat is all they say and more. Gracious, welcoming, peaceful, feels like home. The hosts and staff could not have been more accommodating ... I have some special needs regarding sleeping accommodations, and a reclining massage chair was placed in our first-floor, accessible room for me to sleep in. When I discovered... More 

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

Thank you for such a gracious and thoughtful review! As we have stated many times in the past, not only do we look forward to making our guest's stay as enjoyable as possible; but we also look forward to sharing everything else that North Kohala has to offer. We certainly enjoyed your company and hope to see you again in... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I booked this trip through Living Social. The retreat sounded like just what we wanted--to get away from it all in a beautiful, quiet setting. Hawaii Island Retreat certainly accomplished that goal! It's only 9 rooms (and a yurt village). We just so happened to be only one of four rooms occupied so we pretty much had the place to... More 

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

Mahalo -Thank you for your terrific review. I will most certainly pass to Rebecca your comments. She is a wonderful chef. It really pleases us that you had such a nice time. North Kohala is absolutely beautiful and there is so much to do and see, yet at the same time you can get away from it all if you... More 

Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My compliments to the chef. The location is incredible. The spa service is wonderful. The yoga trainer is top notch. The view is unparalleled but the food is wonderful and one of the main atractions. We stayed in the penthouse and were spoiled by the very personal sevlice. Also, the infinity pool and hot tub are a great addition.

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

Mahalo for your kind review. I will pass your comments to our staff. We are pleased that you were able to enjoy your stay at Hawaii Island Retreat and North Kohala. More 

Morgan Hill, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was the most magical and spiritual place for my god-child's wedding. We were welcomed by the owners, Jeanne and Robert, with Aloha right from the start. Our room's decor, "the red room", was the perfect blend of warmth and class with a spectacular view of the wild Kohala Coast. As we all gathered from different ends of the globe,... More 

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

Thank you so much. Please accept our apologies for not responding sooner to your wonderful review. We are so pleased that the wedding turned out so well and was enjoyed by so many, family and friends alike! More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had our wedding at the Hawaii Island Retreat this past March and it was absolutely amazing. We wanted our guests to say onsite for several days and wanted the privacy of our own resort. HIR offered that and much more. Things we loved: - private, cliff side location - beautiful, luxurious rooms that felt very authentic - amazing grounds... More 

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

Thank you so much, we all enjoyed hosting your wedding. Your family and friends were great guests and it was a pleasure to make this event special for all of you. We too have many fond memories of your wedding, it was truly beautiful! We still talk about it. We are so happy to have participated in making this dream... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Last month we held our wedding at Hawaii Island Retreat and it was absolutely perfect! This is the ideal wedding venue on the Big Island. The property itself is breathtaking. Kapa'au is one of the most beautiful places on the Big Island and the Retreat's magnificence parallels so nicely with its natural surroundings. The sanctuary offers beautiful backgrounds and scenery,... More 

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

Aimee, thank you so much from the entire staff for allowing us to make your wedding such an unforgettable event. Speaking on behalf of the staff, we all know how special this wedding was for both of you and your families. We are pleased that everything turned out so well, that everyone had a wonderful stay, and for the fun... More 

Folsom, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I stayed at the retreat for a spiritual workshop. It is the perfect venue for that. The grounds are beautiful and completely green. This is a special place and the grounds have lots of history and energy. The organic meals were fantastic, and even better that the fruits and veggies were mostly grown on the property. You can lose yourself... 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 review. We are extremely pleased that you were able to enjoy your time with us! We will pass on to our chefs your compliments. More 

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Address: 250 Lokahi Road, Box 185, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kapaau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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