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Kalani

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12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road, Box 4500, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Gaia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in 1993 (pre-Trip Advisor), and being inquisitve, thought I'd check and see if things have improved......apparently not, judging from the several less than stellar reviews. When we were here, our reservation was made for several nights. After one horrendously noisy, buggy night in a shoddly made room which had so many holes in the screens they were... More 

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Thank gianabee
Ali S, Manager at Kalani, responded to this review

Aloha, I'm sorry to hear that your experience at Kalani did not meet your expectations. With over 40 years of history, we are in a continuous process of evaluating and improving our facilities - including processes with regard to maintenance and housekeeping. Thank you for your candid feedback. If you could please let us know which room you stayed in,... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing! We had the most wonderful experience here! There is so much peace and tranquility here. The grounds are beautiful, so lush and tropical. The food is great, don't expect fancy gourmet stuff but it is delicious and healthy. We tried many different yoga classes and they were all awesome. Service here is good, everyone is very... More 

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were so many cars traveling back and forth, I could have been on the Mainland. The trails were difficult to walk. The food was excellent and served with care and concern although the schedule was too rigid.

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Ali S, Manager at Kalani, responded to this review

Aloha Ahualoa, Kalani Honua, translates as "harmony of heaven and earth," and we have maintained this original name and intention for over 40 years. Kalani has expanded to include our eco-village and steward cottages on Kalani Kai and Kalani Mauka - which is why many commonly refer to our retreat center simply as Kalani. That being said, the heritage and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay at Kalani ( we were just up the road), we ate dinner here one night. I would have given the food a rating of 3....it was ok, but the atmosphere and vibe here is incredible. A huge peaceful property, with accommodation dotted throughout the gardens. I think it would be a wonderful experience to stay here and... More 

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Ali S, Manager at Kalani, responded to this review

Aloha Niteskye and thank you for your review! Please consider staying with us the next time you are on the island. We serve three fresh meals every day from our volunteer-powered kitchen, including fruit/salad bar, house made dressings, and different entrees and side dishes to choose from. We also try to include something for all different kinds of eaters -... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

The food, massage, watsu, pool, classes!! It's all amazing. I didn't want to leave. You must partake in the body work. The watsu is heavenly. I loved the casual friendly atmosphere. And you must try a chocolate chip cookie from the guest service center! The only thing that I would add is ice cream at lunch and dinner.

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Keaau, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I recently attended the Hawaii Yoga Festival sponsored by Kalani. It was a joyful and interesting experience. I learned about things like Watsu that I would not have otherwise experienced. The food was wonderful. The people were great. The place is situated in beautiful rain forest along the lower Puna coastline. It's best if you rent a car, as it... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I just had a mostly wonderful stay at Kalani. The accommodations are rustic but great, and the staff does a fine job of making sure you will be comfortable. It is located right on the Puna Coast of the Big Island which is one of the most beautiful places in the world with the freshest air in the world, I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I just come back from my 3rd vacation at Kalani Honua Resort, on the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii. It was once again amazing. Kalani is a different type of resort, Different in a great way! Whether you chose to stay in a studio with a shared bathroom, or in a beautiful bamboo cottage with your own... More 

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Los Altos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The food is fantastic--fresh local papayas and other fruit and vegetables full of flavor, delicious local streak, fish and chicken, and very fresh salad, plus great vegetarian choices. Almost every meal is excellent or very good. It is fun to meet interesting people from all over the world at meals where everyone can converse at long tables that seat 10... More 

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Orange County, California
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54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I visited this venue for the Yoga classes and received so much more. The staff, the food, the property, the ambiance, all reflects the owners intention of harmony and serenity. There are many themed events which may interest a seasoned traveler.

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