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The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

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3.5 of 5
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100 Kulaniapia Drive, P.O. Box 646, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96721
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend staying at the Inn at Kulaniapia Falls it is the best accommodations in Hawai'i in so many ways. It is the greenest by far of all the hotels & B&Bs not just in green lush vegetation but also in their carbon footprint aspect of green as they use the power of the waterfall and solar to provide... More 

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Longueuil, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful site, beautiful rooms, excellent service. Owners are great. They made it possible for the 4 of us to stay in the Jasmine room. This was highly appreciated for the one night we were staying in Hilo. What you read and see on the web site is reality. The site is a little far from city center but worth the... More 

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Ventura, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this property for it was listed as close to the volcano, however it is over an hours drive away. We were not sure how we made the mistake for the map had it closer online, other guest said they made the same mistake. This hotel is in Hilo, so check the actual address before you book to make... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and we enjoyed getting away from all the touristy areas of Kona-Kailua. We stayed in the Orchid Room at the Pagoda house and the room and kitchen was nice and clean. We enjoyed the Asian theme and the nice shiny wooden floors, it went well with the architecture style. On our... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have stayed three times now, total of 7-8 days in all (this year and last year). Would have stayed more nights but did not book far enough ahead. Not to be missed, highly recommend. Please see my earlier review - this year when I returned I brought my family, and they fell in love with the place, of course.

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Sycamore, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at Kulaniapia Falls was the highlight of our trip to Hilo. The location was perfect - nestled in the woods, right next to a beautiful waterfall, and a clear night sky for star gazing. Our scenic drive to Hilo downtown took about 10 minutes, which we did not mind at all. The room that we stayed in was perfect... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exactly what we signed up for. We enjoyed the closest waterfall view from our balcony on the Maile room. Such a beautiful property and all very well cared for inside and out. Small complaint of the room is the sound proofing, we could hear all conversations of our neighbors sitting on their lanais but for the most part all guests... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very pleased with our stay in July 2015. The Falls, breakfast and the Pagota House were spectacular! The property offered lots of fun things to explore including paddle boarding at the base of the Falls. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. Perfect beginning to our first time on the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a one night stay between Kona side and Volcano stay. Hilo seemed limited on resort quality hotels so I was pleased to stumble upon this gem online. The location is about 15 mins up a series of macadamia nut farm roads that follow the river up the hills from downtown Hilo. The drive itself was beautiful.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a very special inn. It is has four waterfalls, with the largest right next to the inn and in view of all the guest rooms. We enjoyed swimming in the waterfall -- what a special treat. Plus, the breakfast is delicious and the staff and owners are very friendly. Staying at the inn was one of the highlights... More 

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