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Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sedona, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My daughter and I just returned from a six day mother/daughter yoga retreat at this incredibly special property. From our original booking to saying "Aloha" at the end of our stay, everyone was welcoming, professional and accommodating. Our room was spacious with a beautiful bath, quality linens and maid service on request. The doors opened to the ocean and we... More 

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

Thank you so much on your gracious feedback and recommendations. As you mentioned, North Kohala does have a lot to offer in terms of scenery and outdoor activities, most of which are within easy driving distance of our Retreat. We are also very pleased that we were able to make your stay such an enjoyable one and look forward to... More 

Bozeman, Montana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Hawaii Island Retreat is a gem of a discovery. The large gracious villa with a spacious entrance, inner courtyard with blooming Ylang Ylang trees, lovely, quiet rooms, and tall trees leading to a stunning ocean overlook all fill the senses and quiet the spirit. I found myself breathing more deeply here than I had in a long time. A path... More 

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

On behalf of all the staff thank you for your gracious comments. We were delighted to have you as a guest and best of all we are extremely pleased that you had such a nice stay with us! We try very hard to please all of our guests so your feedback is highly valued. We look forward to seeing you... More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We just returned from an amazing spa retreat and felt compelled to write about our experience. We are a couple from California and we are so happy to have fond this oasis. After looking online at the website and reading about the private aspects of this retreat (there are only 17 rooms on 50 acres!)we decided to spend a week... More 

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

Thank you so much. We are pleased you had such a wonderful stay with us. I will certainly pass to our kitchen staff your kind words as well as our therapists! We look forward to seeing you in the future. Mahalo! More 

San Francisco, California
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Just back from an amazing yoga retreat at Hawaiian Island Retreat lead by ChristyBrownYoga.com and wow! The property feels like a grand home with a beautiful view, lovely grounds with ancient sacred stones, large suites, great pool and wonderful yoga space. Its off the grid with power generated from onsite solar and wind installations and they serve delicious farm to... More 

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San Rafael, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Spent a lovely six days in a yoga retreat here. Beautiful yoga space, sacred land, great staff and gifted healer/owner. Mahalo! See you next year. Spa was great too! Food got better each day. Food from the land included!

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

Thank you for your kind and gracious review. We are pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay at our guesthouse! More 

Los Angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There are many valuable and rarely found attributes to this lovely place. It is a working farm, growing much of the produce that is served in their restaurant, (which will cater to unique dietary needs). It is a healing center, in that the proprietors are a brilliant healer of body and mind and the local medical doctor. It is a... More 

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

Thank you so much for your gracious response. You truly captured the essence of our Retreat! More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

For the price of this place, I expected much much more. The view from the cliff the hotel sits on is truly spectacular, the paths to hike throughout the property are lovely and the drive into the site is beautiful. (although you can run into various trash piles...very unsightly for such a beautiful property) The staff is helpful and kind.... More 

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

Thank you for your comments and concerns. We do have a maintenance program in place. One of the challenges of living at the edge of the ocean is the weathering effect of the salt air and at times fairly strong winds. I can assure you it is an ongoing process. I was most concerned about your comments regarding trash. We... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We are couple from Sweden who see ourselves as easy going people who travel a lot and are seldom dissapointed. We enjoy the nature, going camping and have no problem living a simple lifestyle. This is the first negative review we have ever written. We stayed at Hawaii Island Retreat for three nights during our honeymoon. From what we had... More 

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

We are so sorry that your we did not meet your expectations. However, we would like to address some of your observations: - The “signature picture” in our website showing the pond at night was taken shortly after the Retreat opened several years ago. Since then, we have added water lilies and other plants suitable for a large pond. -... More 

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 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 

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