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Hulihe'e Palace

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Address: 75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
Phone Number: 808-329-1877
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Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.

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Insight into Hawaiian Royal history

Well worth a visit to see how the royal family lived over a hundred years ago. Very influenced by the British Royal lifestyle. Some beautifully preserved furniture and artefacts .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Elizabeth W
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit to see how the royal family lived over a hundred years ago. Very influenced by the British Royal lifestyle. Some beautifully preserved furniture and artefacts .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A touch of history is a must on vacation. The palace is situated in was once a secluded waterfront, now very crowded with tourist souvenir stores.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a beautiful historic building on the water front in Kailua Village and worth a visit. there is not a lot here for the $10 entry fee but worth a view and walk around

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Palace is more like a mansion. It is quite pretty and is lighted up at night. It is on the Main Street leading towards the restaurants and the ocean is just behind. We noticed that it is used now for functions since we saw a well dressed crowd enjoying a party like occasion. Not sure if they do tours... More 

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to learn of some of the history of the island. please take off your shoes to enter. on the water front

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Grover Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Hawaiian history. It is a self guided tour, but ask questions, the docent has answers. It just so happened that some locals were having a "1 year Luau" for their 1 year old child in the back yard of the palace. The guests hadn't arrived yet but they had Dennis Paveo's music playing during their party setup.The palace... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour was a good mix of looking at artifiacts and listening to history stories by the guide. The stories can be overwhelming if you are not interested in history. They had a special booklet for school-aged kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms fully redone. Even the floors, so no shoes for entry! Really. No shoes. Beautiful view off the back balcony and very friendly staff.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the palace while housesitting near Kona. If you are at all interested in the history and culture of the Hawaiian peoples this is a must see. Our guide was very knowledgeable and willing to stay after the tour to answer questions. It is in a beautiful setting and has a small gift shop worth the stop.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Daughters of Hawaii have done a wonderful job preserving this Royal palace and building an inventory of period furniture and other related pieces. The tour was enjoyable and informative.

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