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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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 clarify a few things. First, with your relation about the bus: We have many, many guests take the bus to reach us without any trouble as we are a a... More 

Avoca Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best hostel you will ever stay in, hands down. Bernie is a legend. He and Maria run a tight ship, and the place is always immaculate. Best location on the north shore and you will be glad you avoided Waikiki. Just book it!

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

Aloha Dale & Mahalo for your kind words as well as the great advice! Hope others take it and enjoy as much as you did! Sending plenty of waves & aloha your way - all of us at Kalani. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Kalanis for a couple of nights. Been traveling a lot before but there are just a few places like this cosy, nice and familial on this planed. Perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of waikiki, close to the beach and perfect for a surf. The owners are always friendly and helpful, provide you with loads... More 

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

Aloha Manuee! We were so happy you decided to stay with us during your trip to Hawaii and even happier to hear you were pleased with all our efforts to make your stay the best it could possibly be! Mahalo for your wonderful review, we appreciate you taking the time to share with us & others your time spent at... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This was my first time and I was totally amazed! The accommodations were perfect and you can tell that Bernie and Maria love their place and love to share it with everyone. They can't do enough for you to make sure you have everything you need and that you are well taken care of. Awesome folks. Awesome place. I will... More 

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

Aloha Theresa! Many Mahalos again for choosing to stay with us and for writing such a sweet review of your stay! We're so thrilled to hear you loved it and we can't wait to see you back again someday! Happy travels! More 

Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed 10 days with Bernie and Maria in the Sunset Studio across from Sunset Beach. We are in the over 50 age group and have never surfed. There is plenty to see and enjoy on the North Shore. Bernie is a wealth of information and bent over backwards to help us. With a schedule, the the city buses are... More 

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

Mahalo, Annette, for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of us here! We're thrilled you had such a great time and are so happy to be a part of such a fantastic vacation and the memories you made. We hope to see you back again someday! Aloha from all of us here at Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging. More 

Lima, Peru
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From the first email to the last day goodbye, true ALOHA. Bernie and Maria Ines own the best place in Sunset Beach and take very serious their service. Impeccable and clean infrastructure, fully equipped and supplied to the VERY last detail (probably not even Turtle Bay would match this), heavenly private garden (great spot to chill from the beach and... More 

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

Joaquin you're making us blush! Mahalo Nui Loa for your wonderful words relating to all the hard work we put into making your stay here unparalleled. We hope you'll come relax with us in our lush gardens when you decided to visit Hawaii again! Aloha from all of us here at Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Bernie runs with his wife, Maria Ines, this wonderful accommodation in North Shore. We stayed a week in their Pacific Studio. A friendly little house with private garden, porch, kitchen and nice bedrooms. Everything was very clean and nice! The hosts made sure we liked it, gave us perfect tips on nearby attractions and equipped our children with surfboards. Of... More 

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

Mahalo to you, Maria, for your glowing review of us! We were so happy to be a part of your great family vacation and we look forward to seeing you again someday soon! Aloha!! More 

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