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Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are from Kona, Hawaii, so as locals, you might get a different perspective. We have done all the tourist stuff, or are aware of everything that is offered on the Big Island. When my wife booked us into this place, I was a little bit skeptical. However, it was a surprisingly wonderful place. I think part of my unanticipated...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aloha, We appreciate your stay with us and for taking the time to let us and others know about your experience! Mahalo from the Ohana at Hawaii Island Retreat

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a few days in Hawaii Island Retreat to relax and do yoga at the beginning of my trip and it was really nice. The place is very lovely and peaceful, the food is great and the staff is very helpful and kind. If you are travelling by yourself you may want to stay in the rooms and not...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aloha, We're so appreciate the feedback and look forward to your next stay with us! Mahalo from the Ohana at Hawaii Island Retreat

Reviewed January 14, 2017

Relexing, Stunning location, Green. You sit and relax or walk there property. Many trails! Staff was helpful & lovely. You can feel the care that went in to this Spa. The have a garden & many of the fruits & veggies come from it that you can eat there. Rooms where clean & nice

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hawaiiislandretreat, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aloha, We appreciate the kind and thoughtful feedback. We're glad you enjoyed what we have to offer and look forward to your return! Mahalo from the Ohana at Hawaii Island Retreat

Reviewed January 13, 2017

The property is on a 50 acre plot with diverse flora and fauna. It is advertised as a luxury wellness resort. It is very secluded, and off-grid. It is self-sufficient, generating its own power and growing its own vegetables. The owners did an admirable job of creating such a nice retreat from what was a plot full of trees and...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Owner at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

I am happy that you were able to appreciate this most unique destination. We are off grid and produce our own electricity so heavy electrical use such as personal coffee pots in each room are not possible. That is why we provide coffee and tea in the dining room from 6 am throughout the day. And yes, we serve outstanding...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed January 3, 2017

ILean and Jeannie warmly received us when we arrived on a rainy night — especially ILean, who trotted out to the car to greet us as we approached the porte-cochere. After the long flight, the first sight of the holiday-lit, plantation-style villa was a relief all its own. Even in the near dark (this off-the-grid villa operates solely on windmill...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aloha, How happy we are to hear you had such an wonderful experience! It's what we're here for and, of course, something we hope all of our guests come away with. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we're doing and to allow future guests to benefit from your experience. Mahalo nui loa! From the Ohana...

Reviewed December 11, 2016

I would definitely come back here again. My stay was so quiet, peaceful, and relaxing. The staff are so welcoming and kind that it felt like I was staying with family. The food was very delicious and made with their own vegetables and fruits that they grow on the land. I loved waking up every morning and being able to...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aloha, How wonderful to read your review. Hawaii Island Retreat was created with the express intention that guests would come and have just the experience you described. I hope you know how absolutely delighted we are to hear you fully enjoyed what we have to offer. Mahalo for staying with us and for taking the time to share your experience...

Nashville, TN
Reviewed November 28, 2016

We spent four days in Waikoloa at a fun but touristy Hilton and then spent four days at the Retreat (with our 3 boys for a friends wedding). The retreat sits on 50 acres and they have made trails all over for hiking and views. The property is stunning -- gardens everywhere and the pool is lovely. Although we did...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo from all of us at Hawaii Island Retreat! Your feedback is so much appreciated! We look forward to your return and, when you do, it'll feel like ohana (family).

San Francisco
Reviewed October 1, 2016

I just stayed for almost a week, in the Penthouse suite, with a small group of writers. Owners and healers Jeanne and Robert have created a practical paradise on the Big Island that is worthy of countless stars and accolades. From the endearing dog Eyelean- who leans because of an injury, the Moroccan chef Mo and magical chef Rebecca, the...

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Mahalo for sharing your experience. And, of course, we feel incredibly grateful to know you enjoyed and appreciated what we have to offer!

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Hawaii Island Retreat is perfect for those seeking an intimate respite to reflect, rejuvenate, and perhaps spiritual healing among organic gardens, beautiful grounds with a reflection pool, and spectacular cliffside views of the ocean. The architecture of this grand hotel is fashioned after European Villas from the late 19th Century. The lobby, dining area and staircases are open spaces to...

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Mahalo for taking a moment to share your experience. We are a place of peaceful beauty as well as elegance and comfort in harmony with nature. It's gratifying to hear how much you enjoyed it!

Chicago, IL
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast at the retreat is an embarrassment of riches - fresh tropical fruits, goats milk yogurt, house made granola and an assortment of savory items using ingredients gathered from the garden on property, including the fresh eggs that are produced daily by the retreat's happy Ancona chickens (who will rush out to greet you if you take the retreat's suggested...

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Aloha Teresa, Mahalo for sharing your experience...it's very much appreciated. And, Rebecca is pleased to know how much you enjoyed her cooking. It's an artistic and creative passion of hers and something we all enjoy the benefit of! Aloha, Judy Rogers

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled among towering pines and cooling ocean breezes Hawaii Island Retreat and Spa is unique among Hawaii Destinations. Located on 50 acres of North Kohala's coastal land, this boutique hotel is the ultimate in sustainability merged with a luxury spa retreat. Our elite 17 room boutique lodge features farm-to-table dining, spacious yoga studios with polished hardwood floors, and luxurious guest rooms with roomy private bath and balcony. We offer elegant venues in a distinctly Hawaiian setting. Perfect for group retreats, weddings, reunions, and corporate retreats. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

Address: 250 Lokahi Road, Box 185, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kapaau
Price Range: $211 - $571 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Our choice was a room rather than the yurt, due to having a shower in the room”
 of 5 bubbles oceananimal, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Avoid the bungalows”
 of 5 bubbles mk824, Jan 13, 2017 | Read review
“Choose the Golden Penthouse if available (and if you're okay climbing stairs)”
  • Spa waiting room
  • No elevator in hotel. Penthouse is up two flights. May need a hand with your luggage.
  • Massage lanai overlooking meditation meadow
 of 5 bubbles jmR618HF, Jan 3, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view if you want one.”
 of 5 bubbles Chris778083, Dec 11, 2016 | Read review
“loved our room facing the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles Fitzcentral, Nov 28, 2016 | Read review
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