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Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging

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59-222 B Kamehameha Hwy, Sunset Beach, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atenas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wrote to the hotels asking about rates and availability for the dates we were interested in (the rates are top-secret according to the website), and received a form response giving me rates and information about the winter season - not the season we were requesting. I wrote back asking specific questions about their rooms and studios and then they... More 

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KalaniHawaii, Guest Relations Manager at Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging, responded to this review

Aloha Alison, First, let me apologize that you encountered difficulties with our reservation process. As we are a small, boutique lodging we do things a bit differently than your run of the mill hotel. Allow me to clarify the situation that has led you to write such a poor review for a place you never even stayed. Our rates are... More 

Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a home away from home. There are some rather strict rules, especially with respect to the kitchen, but overall it helps to keep the place clean. The owners are nice and very helpful. There are four dorms that vary in size. I stayed in the dorm on the right side which is much smaller then others. Each bed... More 

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KalaniHawaii, Guest Relations Manager at Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging, responded to this review

Aloha from Kalani back to Boston! Mahalo for taking the time to give a detailed account of your stay with us. We're happy to hear you found everything so clean and our staff so helpful. We're especially thrilled to hear you consider us a home away from home and would recommend us to others! Hope to see you again someday... More 

North Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I should have written this review a while ago...a couple of years ago we went to Hawaii and out of all the places we stayed this was our favorite by far. I went there with my husband and my three kids,9 year old twin boys and a 12 year old girl. The owners were super nice to all of us,... More 

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KalaniHawaii, Guest Relations Manager at Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging, responded to this review

Aloha Caropita and mahalo for writing a review that has brought such a big smile to our faces! That you took the time to share you fond memories made at Kalani so many months after your stay means the world to us. We do hope to see you and your lovely family back again soon! Until then, big mahalos and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

you wanna stay at a hostel which feels like your home? I’m talkin’ about ‘home’ where you take off your shoes before you walk in.. you wanna be close to North beaches? I mean ‘close’ like in walking terms.. wanna have barbecue partey with fellow travelers and have a sip of beer/wine? (amen!) I bet you also want clean&comfy bed... More 

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KalaniHawaii, Guest Relations Manager at Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging, responded to this review

Aloha!! Mahalo for your awesome review of Kalani!! We're thrilled you enjoyed all we have to offer so much and took the time to say so! We hope to see you back next time you're craving your tropical home away from home ;) Mahalo again & much aloha! More 

Los Angeles CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Bernie and Maria are great hosts! We rented the studio on their home property. It had everything we needed for a weeklong getaway, including kitchenette, television (we never used), outdoor shower with plenty of hot water and a very comfortable bed. Very clean! The wi-fi was the best on the island. Private backyard had bbq, lounge chairs and table for... More 

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KalaniHawaii, Guest Relations Manager at Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging, responded to this review

Aloha & Mahalo nui loa for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your stay with us at Kalani :) We're stoked you had no use for the tv (haha!) and that you found our accommodations so enjoyable! Safe travels and we hope to see you back again someday, Aloha! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Like all of the northshore, Kalani residence was nothing short of paradise. It oozes laid back, easy going living. Bernie and Maria are the perfect hosts. So helpful and will go out of their way to accommodate you. On top of that, unreal location and reasonably priced.

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KalaniHawaii, Guest Relations Manager at Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging, responded to this review

Aloha Bernice! Mahalo for taking the time to give a glimpse into what your experience was like here at Kalani and for sharing with all our future guests how Kalani can keep your Hawaiian vacation affordable as well as unforgettable! Safe travels!! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Was meant to stay here three nights with a friend. Seeing as we couldn't afford to rent a car we took the local bus here instead. It was very difficult to know when to get off at the right stop but we managed eventually. However, finding our way to the place was confusing so we asked some locals for help... More 

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KalaniHawaii, Guest Relations Manager at Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging, responded to this review

Before we begin with the response to this review we would like to address that this is a duplicate review of user Beatrice K's on here from October 22, 2014. Dear Melica, please understand that we are sincerely sorry you experienced a trying ordeal in making it to our lodging and further felt unwelcome, but we'd like the opportunity to... More 

Avoca Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

i stayed here last winter and although the surf wasn't great, my time at kalani was amazing. Best place i have stayed in Hawaii hands down. Amazing location right out the front of rocky point with world class breaks either side

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KalaniHawaii, Guest Relations Manager at Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging, responded to this review

Aloha Matty! Thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here on the North Shore! Bummer the surf wasn't cooperating during your trip, hopefully you'll find yourself back here again when it's way up. Mahalo for taking the time to review! More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We travelled all over Hawaii for a couple of months, but we enjoyed Kalani Private Lodging the most of all the places we've been to. The North Shore has a lot to offer. Bernie and Maria are both very helpful people and they happily share their knowledge with guests. The dorms were clean, nice and the beds are confortable. I... More 

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KalaniHawaii, Guest Relations Manager at Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging, responded to this review

Aloha Laura! We were so stoked you enjoyed our place so much you decided to extend your stay with us :) Mahalo nui loa for all the positive words about Kalani and we hope to see you back again someday! Safe travels! More 

Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had the best experience staying at Kalani and being on the North Shore for the Triple Crown surfing event was awesome , was so relaxing staying in the Bungalow and just walking over the road to Sunset Beach and an easy walk to the Pipeline, the whole of the North Shore was amazing, we just jumped on a bus... More 

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KalaniHawaii, Guest Relations Manager at Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging, responded to this review

Aloha!! Mahalo Nui Loa for taking the time to write such a nice review of your stay here with us in our Sunrise-Sunset studio! Happy to hear your vacation was so easy and enjoyable, and mahalo for the lovely photos! Can't wait to see you back again! Safe travels - all of us at Kalani More 

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