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The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

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100 Kulaniapia Drive, P.O. Box 646, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96721
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The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
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Ranked #8 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The caretakers and staff are eager to please at this beautiful inn set between a macadamia nut plantation on one side and a rainforest complete with waterfall on the other. The Inn is very eco-friendly. Paths and trails are fun for the walkabout enthusiasts, but bring your raingear and hard sole shoes, sunshine turns to downpours quickly in Hilo. We... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 3 nights there recently. We had a GPS with us and it easily guided us to the Inn. As you get within a few miles you will also start seeing their own signs. From downtown Hilo it's less than 15 min drive - mostly on quiet road and private roads. They are located in what feels like the... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At first this seemed the perfect country location. Far enough out of town and still close enough to drive back for dinner or activities. This is the wettest part of the island so expect to drive the narrow windy road in these conditions, treacherous after dark. The room we had King something was nicely appointed in Japanese theme. My daughters... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok let me just say that I AM recommending this place. I looked at some of the one star reviews out of curiosity after having stayed there. It isn't a typical inn/bnb. No check in desk and you dont get the warm and fuzzies. The owners/managers are a bit hands off is the only way I can describe it. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Serenity - slept listening to the falls, just had to look out our window to view them. Absolutely gorgeous! Furthermore, grounds were well kept and we were able to enjoy a nice stroll before breakfast. Furthermore, breakfast was excellent...macadamia waffles, sweet bread, fresh fruit and great coffee. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an awesome place with great views of the waterfall...nice staff...clean rooms...super nice owners...and a wonderful breakfast!! It is in close proximity to downtown Hilo as well. You will not be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beautiful Yasmin room is in a house with a common kitchen and living room area. Big fridge, coffee, tea and kitchen utensils are available for preparing snacks (cooking not allowed). Parking is right outside the house. Owners are very friendly and uncomplicated. You can swim and SUP in the stunningly beautiful waterfall - on rainy days the water currents... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing place, and I can't recommend it enough. The owners are attentive, and fun! Everyone I met there was helpful and pleasant, and the place itself is gorgeous. Easy trip to downtown Hilo, and yet you feel a million miles away

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California, USA
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would highly recommend this location. The falls were as lovely as any we saw on the big island and it was a unique experience to get to kayak in the pond and falls, all by ourselves. Wish we had had time to do stand up paddle board - I recommend that you make time to do both - seriously... More 

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Jeffersonton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I both loved this place. Outstanding hospitality, beautiful location. We arrived after hours and I had forgotten about the welcome board, we knocked on our hosts door and he was very pleasant about helping us find our room. I would definitely recommend this inn.

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