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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was really amazing. I felt home at the very first moment. I had a private room with shared bathroom and kitchen. People were extremely friendly and Bernie was very helpful from the beginning on. I loved the house, the garden, the outdoor space and the calmness of this place! It's located across one of the most beautiful beaches... More 

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Whitehorse, Yukon
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49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here for 2 nights in February of 2015. I was traveling solo and it certainly felt like a getaway. If you are a volunteer and living here, I think it would be fabulous, or someone who is taking a course or doing a retreat. Everything is very spread out, so if walking or if you have any mobility... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to admit that I am quite a picky hotel guest. I normally stay in high end 5 star resorts and can still manage to find something wrong. I can only think of 1 thing wrong with Kalani and it is that the walkway/roads between locations (dining hall and far rooms) are not well lit for evening strolls. I... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THis is very environmentally friendly, accepting atmostphere for all. Rustic, basic, charming. Cell and wi-fi service can be spotty and unreliable. But available on the property somewhere at sometime during a day, but not necessarily in your room when you want it (in all rooms). Food is healthy and homemade with a committed kitchen staff to wholesome eating. No heavy... More 

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San Mateo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I stayed for 3 nights at Kalani as a solo traveler and it was a good way to start my vacation on the Big Island. The majority of the people there are volunteers from all over the world, who exchange their labor for extended stays at the center. I only met 2 other guests. The volunteers are friendly,helpful and make... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stayed here as part of a yoga retreat package, so I did not choose the location. Liked my cabana that I shared with a friend. Clean, quiet. Truly a lush jungle, dark at night. Food was adequate for the most part. Indian food night was excellent! Staff very helpful and attentive. Took part in Hawaiian cultural experiences and highly recommend... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Pros: lush jungle, really good food, lovely yoga room, very friendly kitchen staff. Cons: no towel/sheet changing unless you asked for it and even then it's "probably", clothing optional pool/hot tub that didn't seem very clean, rooms that had storage with other people's belongings, very rough-looking housing for longer-term residents, little to no lights along extremely dark, unpaved paths and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The place is certainly beautiful. However the people working here are not always very friendly, helpful or polite. I found the food quite stuffy and often over garnished with salt, pepper and sauces. They also would not clean the rooms where we stayed unless we asked. There are beautiful paths to walk through, there is a gorgeous spot where to... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We booked at the Kalani Retreat because of its location, rather than for the lifestyle services and classes offered. We’re just travellers on a budget and were slightly concerned we may be treated as outsiders but needn’t have worried. On arrival we were checked-in without hassle, quickly and efficiently but with a friendly smile and were soon on our way... More 

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Tianjin, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I went there with my partner to celebrate our love and commitment to each other through marriage. Seven other friends and family joined us. Everyone at Kalani made it the most memorable time of my life. Tiki and LJ made everything easy. The location, the food (which was incredible everyday because of the love the people put into it), the... More 

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