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Honu Kai B&B

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74-1529 Hao Kuni St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Ranked #1 of 12 Kailua-Kona B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fennville, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I concur in the glowing recommendations of other guests. Wendi and Dave are wonderful hosts, and we have stayed in many B&Bs in US and Europe. This is a setting that encourages guests to mingle, so if you are looking to be alone you may have to work at it. It is also a car ride from... More 

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wien
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13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Honu Kai is definitely a cosy and friendly place,with a beautiful and well kept garden around it.Our room(Nigori) had all the comforts one needs and a very good bed ,the breakfast was substantial .But what makes the real difference is Wendy (assisted by her friendly husband,an ex-pilot):she is so incredibly knowledgeable about her island and so well organized in organizing... More 

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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this review

Mahalo for your kind words of us and our home. Many people comment on the excellent reviews of Honu Kai, but we would like to take this opportunity to comment on our excellent guests who write those reviews. Excellence perpetuates excellence and we are honored to have both, good reviews and guests. Mahalo Nui, Wendi More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Dave and Wendi have created a special place at Honu Kai. The property is beautiful, the rooms are extremely well appointed and comfortable, the food amazing and the hospitality is second to none. It helps when your hosts come from the top strata of travel, entertainment & hospitality backgrounds - add a touch of "Aloha" sprinkled on top and you've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Our stay at the Honu Kai B&B was amazing! Dave and Wendi think of everything to make everyone who stays there comfortable and able to enjoy Hawaii Island. The pictures on their website accurately depict the beautiful and comfortable rooms, relaxing common area and peaceful grounds. As mentioned in other reviews, they share detailed information about the island - beaches,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We have stayed at many B&B's around the world and this is one of the best anywhere. Wendi and Dave are gracious hosts of a beautiful property. We stayed in the Nigori Room which was incredibly comfortable. Every time we left on our day's adventure, Wendy or Dave made sure we had snacks, sunscreen, beach chairs or whatever we needed!... More 

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Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

So incredible to truly have the feeling you are revisiting family. We were so lucky to get back to Honu Kai for another wonderful vacation. The Honu Kai family, Wendi, Dave, Soni, Ray and Michael do everything possible to make every guest (new or returning) have the best Hawaii trip and then make it better as only they can. Their... More 

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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this review

Mahalo Jim and Kim for taking the time to write a fantastic review about us. It was great having you back as part of our Ohana, the Hawaiian word for Family. Last time you were here we did not have our fire pit of friendship constructed yet, but we're happy you made it back to enjoy it this time. Next... More 

North Bay, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

If you plan to stay on the Big Island reserve a room at the Honu Kai B&B. Wendy and Dave will make your stay very memorable. The rooms are spacious, clean, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The common area is well set up for relaxing and enjoying the sunrise and sunset. Breakfasts are prepared fresh every morning, beautifully presented and... More 

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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this review

Mahalo Debbie, We're very proud of our #5 national rating by TripAdvisor. I would like to say it's just from a lot of hard work, but the truth is having guests like you make it all that much more easier to do. Before our guests venture off on a long day of exploring our magical island, we do like to... More 

Wilmette
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We loved this place! In the 30 years we’ve been staying at B&B’s, this one may be our favorite. The rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed, with lots of artful touches all around. Honu Kai’s huge deck is designed for outdoor living, with the breakfast table and an outdoor kitchen. The rest of the deck is ideal for reading, lounging... More 

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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this review

Mahalo Anna for your nice review of our little slice of paradise called Honu Kai. With your extensive experience in traveling, it's a huge honor to have you acknowledge us as one of the best B&Bs you've stayed at. The addition of our full outdoor kitchen has been a great success, especially this time of year when guests are coming... More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stayed with Wendi and Dave for 4 nights on a weeklong trip to Hawaii and we just have to reiterate everything said here. You land and feel like you are home. From driving us to the airport to pick up our rental car the morning after we arrived to handing over a sweater for the mountains and hat for... More 

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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review of Honu Kai B&B. The biggest compliment we get is when people say they feel at home staying with friends or family. Most people arrive as guests, but most guests leave feeling like family. It is our Kuleana, or in English, our responsibility to make sure all visitors to our island have the very best experience... More 

Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My wife and I just spent four wonderful nights at Honu Kai. We went the last week in January to celebrate my birthday. I’m afraid I’m not as eloquent as some of the recent reviewers, but I have to try to relate just how nice this B&B is and how nice your hosts, Dave and Wendi are. The entire place—rooms,... More 

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HonuKaiBnBOwners, Owner at Honu Kai B&B, responded to this review

Mahalo Judy for your glowing review of our Honu Kai B&B. It is our Kuleana, or responsibility, as island hosts to make sure your time on our island is the very best experience you'll have. What better way to start that, then with a good nights sleep and a great 3 course breakfast. We enjoyed sharing the evening with the... More 

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