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“Beautiful Decorated Market House” 4 of 5 stars
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Pahala Plantation Cottages
3.5 of 5 Cottage   |   Maile St., Pahala, Island of Hawaii, HI 96777   |  
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Upland, CA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Decorated Market House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

This is a beautiful house that was built in the 1930's in the sleepy town of Pahala. It used to be a store of some kind so the living/dinning room is open and spacious. The rooms are exquisitely decorated with antiques from Sugarcane's glory days. It's a fantastic place to stay if you want to have a quiet holiday or be close to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We really enjoyed ourselves here.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HawaiianTraditions, Owner at Pahala Plantation Cottages, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Thank you for the compliments and for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. Your beautiful photos indicate you stayed at our "Market House" which indeed used to be a store many many years ago. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future!

May the new year bring you cheer!

Mahalo,
Julia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

What a great find! At the recommendation of a friend, we booked the Market Cottage in Pahala and boy are we glad we did as the main entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sits just 20 minutes away.

The Market Cottage was not listed on the website, but sounded interesting. It was the meat market for the town, and has been thoughtfully renovated. Cable TV, local phone, and wireless WiFi are included. There is a full kitchen, a peaceful and large balcony, two full bathrooms (one with a tub), and three bedrooms (two queens and one with two twins). There are several interesting antique pieces around the cottage, along with some vintage art. The cottage had plenty of space and could easily sleep 6.

It was an extremely relaxing and peaceful stay. It was nice to be able to come and go as we pleased, and have the kitchen available. In addition to being very convenient to the Park, the rest of the south end of Hawaii Island was also easily accessed from here. We went down to south point and saw the green sand beach, and out to Punaluu black sand beach to see the turtles.

Overall, this was a great stay. One of the best things was leaving the Park in the late afternoon in the cold and rain that seems pretty typical to that area, and knowing that the only thing cold in Pahala was the wine in our fridge! We can't wait to stay here again

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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HawaiianTraditions, Owner at Pahala Plantation Cottages, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Thank you for your generous review, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Perhaps we might see you in the future for another peaceful stay? :)

Happy New Year and may 2012 bring you joy!

Mahalo,
Julia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

I loved this place! It was my first time to Hawaii and I was traveling solo. The manager, Julia, was wonderfully accommodating and friendly. It was an ideal location to meet the locals, see the Punalu`u black sand beaches (where I was lucky enough to see 4 sea turtles resting on the beach), Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea and Kahuku sides), South Point, and of course the exquisitely beautiful coffee farms surrounded by rain forest! I had my meals catered by the staff as well, which was excellent! All grown locally and delicious! Furthermore, the interior decorating is beautifully done - tasteful and comfortable.
There are several cottages - I inquired for future reference - and a very large house often used for weddings, reunions, and big family/friend rentals. I loved it so much that I extended my stay to several weeks!! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone - it's beautiful, cost-effective, friendly and in a great location!
Especially wonderful because it is not one of those terribly expensive tourist trapping resorts that never let you get to know the real Hawaii - this place has class, culture and is surrounded by pristine beaches and rain forests! STYLISH ECO-TOURISM with a historic influence. I give it two thumbs up!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 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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HawaiianTraditions, Owner at Pahala Plantation Cottages, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Thank you for your handsome review. It is wonderful to hear that you liked our accommodations, the area and local produce. We would be happy to host you again should you need another getaway.

Happy New Year and my it bring you cheer!

Mahalo,
Julia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2008

We ended up staying almost 2 weeks, because we really loved it here. the owner, a great woman named Julia and a local community worker, manages about 14 great places to stay in Pahala, all great old plantation cottages or rooms in the big plantation house. everything is decorated with much integrity and love, and the stay comes with a lot of extra's; free laundry, free local telephone use, free internet, and spacious, clean and charming atmosphere, set in lovely nature.
Also, all priceranges are possible as we found out; we stayed at a 2 bedroom cottage with 2 veranda's and fully furnished kitchen for only 95 a night, that is on hawaii a real bargain!
she also has bigger places and luxury rooms in the plantation house for more, and she also caters for groups in the big house, incl food and stuff.
a real hawaiian experience in style is what you get; we definitely will return and hopefully if you go you enjoy it as much as we.
greetings, Caroline & Jerry

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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HawaiianTraditions, Owner at Pahala Plantation Cottages, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Thank you for your complimentary review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you in the future - but perhaps it might be a while, seeing that you joined us from Amsterdam!

May the new year bring you happiness!

Mahalo,
Julia
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Additional Information about Pahala Plantation Cottages

Address: Maile St., Pahala, Island of Hawaii, HI 96777
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Pahala
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Pahala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pahala Plantation Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renovated plantation cottages from two-bedroom homes to the seven-bedroom Pahala Plantation House, the former manager’s house for the 28,000-acre sugar plantation. The houses are decorated in antique furniture and plantation style floral prints. They have original wooden floors, high ceilings and details of the sugar plantation era. All units are fully furnished, complete with a kitchen, lounge, dining area and bathroom. Laundry facilities are located on site and welcome to guest use.Walk to a public pool, library, post office, convenience store and bank. The village is surrounded by Macadamia nut and coffee farms as well as ranches. Take a 5 minute drive to Punalu'u Black Sand Beach and snorkel or watch sea turtles bathe in the sunlight. ... more   less 
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