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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Mauna Kea is and always has been the ultimate resort. The hotel staff is wonderful and the views are stunning. You couldn't ask for a better vacation. The bay is beautiful for swimming and snorkeling and there are multiple beach activities. Not to mention the terrific bar, right off the sand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was here two years ago for my niece's destination wedding. The hotel grounds/gardens/plantings are beautiful. If you are a golfer, you will love it here since you are right on a fabulous golf course. The tennis courts are superb, imagine playing tennis with the ocean/lava as your background. We also enjoyed our meals at Manta along with the wedding... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for visiting and belated congratulations on your niece's wedding. We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll return one day soon! More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First trip to Big Island and we loved our 7 day stay here. The rooms were stunning and the beach and views awesome . The welcome from the reception staff was the best we have had and all the staff were warm and friendly. It is a long way from home but we loved it so much we hope to... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for traveling so far to be with us and sharing your positive review! We appreciate your comments and your suggestion about the "quiet zone." We will explore this as an option to improve our guests' experiences. Mahalo. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just returned from a lovely five night stay at Mauna Kea. We loved our rooms in the plumeria wing, they were quiet and serene, and had a beautiful ocean and sunset view. The white sand beach was wonderful, with terrific snorkeling and kayaks available. The staff were really nice all around the hotel. Only complaint was the food. Breakfast... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for staying with us. We are happy to hear that your enjoyed your visit. We appreciate hearing your thoughts about your dining experiences. It is an area we are working hard to improve and anticipate that upon your return you'll find many positive changes. Mahalo. More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We finally got back to the Mauna Kea. It was just a wonderful as I remember. I kind of missed the sweet rolls being handed out at breakfast and some of our favorite places were gone, but it is still the best in my book.

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We're happy you "finally" made it back and that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you'll plan to return again soon. Mahalo and aloha. More

San Francisco, California
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from my third visit to the Mauna Kea. I have been to Hawaii many times and stayed at many resorts. The Mauna Kea is unrivaled. We stayed in a deluxe golf vista room--spacious, extremely comfortable bed and beautiful bathroom. The ambiance in and around the property is beyond relaxing. Just walking around the property is relaxing. The design... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your return visit with us! We enjoy welcoming back so many loyal guests throughout the year and we'll look forward to your next return very soon. Mahalo. More

Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning architecture, classic beauty, and the most soothing, relaxing beach ever! We spent one entire day just alternating between bobbing in the ocean and sitting under an umbrella having a drink. Our room was beautiful and the mantas were fun to watch. Wonderful!

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

"Bobbing" from the ocean to the bar does sound like a perfect day here at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel! We're happy you visited and hope you'll return for more relaxation soon. Mahalo. More

Fountain Valley, California
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night at the end of an 11 day trip to Maui and Big Island. Booked the deluxe Golf Vista room. The room itself is stunning, very clean design and immaculately clean. The bathroom is a dream with a glass door and window view, open door less shower, huge tub etc. The entire space is white tile... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for staying with us. We're happy you enjoyed your visit and would certainly encourage you to visit us once again. Aloha. More

New York City, New York
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've now stayed at the Mauna Kea Beach hotel three times and I always leave with a bittersweet sigh, wondering when I'll be lucky enough to return. I wish I lived on the west coast, from which the journey is half the distance, as I'd probably visit annually. As it is, it's still worth the trip from NYC, when I... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for being among many who return to us again and again. Mahalo for staying, for returning, and for sharing your positive comments about our special place here at Kauna'oa Bay. Return soon! Aloha. More

Pine, Colorado
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the great beaches on the west coast. The hotel is a little dated, even though it has been recently updated. The room was comfortable and the bath/shower combo was very nice. Everything is pricey, and like many Hawaiian resorts, they can nickel and dime you. ($50 an hour to rent a paddle board? Seems like that could be... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Owner at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for staying with us! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Please return again soon. Aloha. More

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Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kohala Coast > Puako
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mauna Kea Beach Hotel 4.5*
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Hotel located on Hawaii Island's Kohala Coast. Legendary, timeless hospitality. Exceptional value. No mandatory resort fees. ... more   less 
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