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Holualoa Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   76-5932 Mamalahoa Hwy, PO Box 222, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725   |  
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Houston, Texas
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

My husband and I went to Hawaii for 1 week and stayed at cheaper hotels for part of the trip so we could splurge and stay here 2 nights-- it was worth it! Absolutely gorgeous mansion looking down at Kona with it's own coffee grown on site! Beds were super comfy and the food was delicious and local. Both mornings we were there we enjoyed coffee on the upper terrace and breakfast with new friends around the main dining table. When we asked the staff a good place to go snorkeling they gave us snorkel gear to use free of charge! Would absoluetly recommend it to couples looking to get away on the big island.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Holualoa Inn O, The Turtle Team at Holualoa Inn, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Mahalo for your recommendation! The upper lanai is definitely one of our guests’ favorite locations because the view is spectacular. We’re thrilled to know you enjoyed the snorkel gear. The fins, boogie boards and beach chairs, make for a fun day at the beach. We look forward to your next visit.

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  • Location
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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117 reviews 117 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

If you are looking for any extraordinary island experience away from the hustle and bustle of a beach resort experience, you will find it at the Holualoa Inn. Instead of the beach, you will stay in coffee country artist community, yet have all the luxury of a koa wood filled Bali style Inn: excellent breakfasts, friendly helpful staff team, gardens to walk around, and many private areas to just sit and read and enjoy the view. The beaches and restuarants are near but not walking distance. It is expensive but worth it. I agree with previous reviews that the down side is that because it is really a multilevel home, noise from people walking and talking in halls can be a problem if you are planning to sleep in.

Room Tip: The Hibiscus room has expansive views of the coastline, All rooms are beautiful and luxurious.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, (The Turtle Team) at Holualoa Inn, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
Your kind words capture the essence of the Inn, “excellent breakfasts, friendly helpful staff team, gardens to walk around, and many private areas to just sit and read and enjoy the view.” We are thrilled to have so many talented artists and galleries within walking distance. The 5,100 coffee trees on our 30 acres make for a great cup of Kona coffee! Mahalo for your visit and review, please come back “home” soon.
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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

The inn is just outstandingly beautiful, nestled in the mountains and overlooking the shoreline. They have a working farm, and grow their own coffee, mangos, etc etc. Chef Brian is just so much fun to be around, and he prepares top notch breakfasts! Don't be afraid to make requests. He also prepared a lunch for our beach day which was just perfect.

I highly recommend booking a massage, the massage therapists are wonderful! We chose to do our massage outside in their outdoor gazebo. Bring your ipod with your favorite relaxing mix.

The sheets on the beds are amazing, and are available for purchase in several great colors. They ship them straight to your house!

Room Tip: The Coffee Cherry room has a private jacuzzi that nobody else can use! Just sayin ;)
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, (The Turtle Team) at Holualoa Inn, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
Mahalo for your lovely comments. Our sheets are incredible! We’re happy to know you’ll be enjoying them at your other “home.” Yes, the couple massages are pretty special and very popular with our guests. We’re pleased your “To Go Lunches” hit the spot on beach day. Chef Brian awaits your return to delight you with more delicious breakfasts!
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Smyrna, Georgia
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

If you're going to stay on the Kona side of the big island, don't miss this place! We booked 4 nights here based soley on the website and trip advisor reviews, and we weren't sorry. It's perfect!

The staff are all very friendly, welcoming, and genuine, and make you feel right at home from the minute you walk through the door. We stayed in the Plumeria suite, and we would highly recommend it. The king size bed was one of the most comfortable we've ever slept in. This room offered a lot of privacy because no other sleeping rooms are near it, but is probably not the best for someone who likes to sleep late, because the dining area is directly above it and folks walking around up there can get a bit noisy. Brian's breakfasts are unique, interesting, and tasty...we're still dreaming of his lilikoi (passion fruit) syrup...soooooo GOOD! To call this a B&B isn't fair, because the grounds and rooms are so expansive and offer more privacy than I've ever experienced at a B&B.

The village of Holualoa is a nice retreat from the busyness of beach town Kilua-Kona. Dining options in Holualoa are very limited (Holuakoa Cafe is really the only option), so be prepared to do some driving....it takes 15-20 minutes on some narrow windy roads to get to Kilua-Kona. This was a vacation and stay we'll never forget...and we'll probably be back...hopefully soon!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Plumeria suite, and we would highly recommend it. The king size bed was one of the...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cassandra H, Guest Relations Manager at Holualoa Inn, responded to this review, May 18, 2012
We're always interested to know how our guests find us. We appreciate you sharing the Website and TripAdvisor Reviews are what made you decide to reserve the 4 nights. Plumeria is a great room! Chef Brian's breakfasts and his lilikoi syrup is worth dreaming about. We all loved reading, "To call this a B&B isn't fair, because the grounds and rooms are so expansive and offer more privacy that I ever experienced." There is a lot to see and do on the inn's 30 acres. We look forward to your return "home" soon. The Plumeria room says, "Aloha" and misses you too! Mahalo nui loa,
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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

My husband and I just returned from the Big Island and we can't stop talking about our experience at The Holualoa Inn. The pictures don't do it justice...it is more beautiful in person. And then there's the amazing team that delivers nothing but above and beyond, top-notch service. Don't get me wrong...this is not a "stuffy" place. Quite the contrary. The Inn and surroundings are authentic and the staff is genuine. It is perfectly situated on a coffee plantation overlooking the water and Kailua-Kona, it is convenient to beaches and town and is within walking distance to one of the best restaurants on the Island. But you will also want to carve out some down time to just enjoy this beautiful place. It's simply amazing!

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Holualoa Inn O, The Turtle Team at Holualoa Inn, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
Mahalo for your wonderful review. We are delighted to know you had a beautiful experience at the Inn. Our Team was excited to read, “And then there's the amazing team that delivers nothing but above and beyond, top-notch service.” We look forward to your return “home” soon.
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012 via mobile

This was our third (now yearly) visit. They just keep getting better. This year we chose to renew our vows and Kat arranged all the details for a ceremony that would be special and customized to us. It was a truly perfect celebration. Of course, the inn's sense of privacy, over-the-top food (special thanks to Chef Brian) and complete attention to detail will keep us coming back. I honestly believe that you can't do any better anywhere in Hawaii.

Stayed April 2012
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IslandSerenity, Manager at Holualoa Inn, responded to this review, April 27, 2012
We are thrilled to know your vow renewal was special and unique! Kat and Chef Brian exude the real “Aloha Spirit” and were so happy to provide you with an incredible experience. When you wrote, ”I honestly believe that you can't do any better anywhere in Hawaii,” you brought smiles to our souls. We miss you and hope you come back “home” soon! Mahalo nui loa, Noelani
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

This B&B is a little off the beaten track, it is situated off a main road through a small town. But it is beautifully situated - high up the mountainside it has a wonderful view of the ocean and coastline. The Holualoa Inn is an open, inviting sprawling wooden plantation style building. It is richly furnished with lovely wooden antiques, paintings and statues. It has quite a few common areas - the foyer, the living room, a rooftop look out, and downstairs by the outdoor pool is a recreational room if you want to do some cooking (including a bbq), watch a movie or play boardgames. The grounds contain beautiful gardens as well as fruit trees and coffee plants. The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgable. If you want to go snorkelling or just lie on the beach - they have masks, snorkels, fins, towels, etc to borrow. Fantastic! The breakfasts are freshly made with local produce including fruits from their own garden. In the afternoon and evenings a table is laid out with snacks in the living room; fruit juice, mixed nuts, cookies, dried fruit, etc. There are six guest rooms, each with their own theme and scattered around the building so there is some privacy. The rooms are clean, the bathrooms up to date with excellent shower stalls, and the beds very comfortable. We stayed in the Ginger room, one of two on the upper floor. I recommend this as a beautiful, romantic and serene get away.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IslandSerenity, General Manager at Holualoa Inn, responded to this review, April 7, 2012
WOW!!! Your choice of words and how they describe the Inn reads like an outline for a wonderful video. We’re thrilled to know you gave the snorkel gear a “Fantastic!” rating. As a Senior Contributor to TripAdvisor we know you have seen many incredible places. It is an honor for us to read, “I recommend this as a beautiful, romantic and serene get away.” We hope you come back
“home” soon !!! Mahalo Nui Loa, Noelani
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Address: 76-5932 Mamalahoa Hwy, PO Box 222, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Holualoa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Holualoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holualoa Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
…an inspired vision of Polynesian elegance - Spectacular Pacific Ocean views, 30 lush acres of well-tended tropical fruit and flower gardens, 4,000 Kona Coffee trees, custom-tiled mosaic pool, exquisite inn guest rooms, cottage, covered open-air pavilion, exceptional service, rooftop, pool and garden gazebos and an abundance of Aloha Spirit. ... more   less 
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