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Kohala Village Inn

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~E Komo Mai~ Loaded with comfort and amenities, the Kohala Village Inn is the finest choice in plantation-style lodging at an outstanding value. Our selection of rooms come with a private bath and equipped with a mini-fridge, cable television, wifi, and ceiling fans. Local residents please inquire about our kama'aina rate! The Big Island's most beautiful beaches, historical sites and scenic areas dot the Kohala Coast and are all easily accessible from Hawi. The hotel is walking distance to fabulous restaurants, shopping, local attractions, and the famous Kamehameha Statue is just a short drive down the road.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Banquet room
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Non-smoking hotel
Public wifi
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Flatscreen TV
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If you'll be staying on this part of the Big Island, I absolutely recommend the Kohala Village Inn. We were communicated with prior to our stay, which made me feel secure that they'd be ready for us. Check in and check out was an absolute breeze. Our room was comfortable, quiet and attractive / cute / appealing. WiFi worked well, there was A/C and we appreciated the mini fridge to keep bottles of water cold. Bathroom was clean with good water pressure. We enjoyed our stay!
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We stayed in Kai 1a/1b with our girls (12/11). It was very comfortable, impeccably clean, and had really good vibes. The facility is older, so it has character, and it is very well kept--from the furniture to the paint, to the grounds. While the front of the Inn was destroyed in a fire, the Inn was not affected. However, that means there is not really a working "front desk." All instructions were provided electronically. Our room was equipped and stocked with everything we needed from extra pillows to extra towels. The two rooms are connected by a jack and jill bathroom. We wanted for nothing in our room, which had a mini fridge that didn't knock or keep us up all night. The a/c was easy to use. The locals also talk highly of the Inn and recall with sadness when the fire occurred. It's a quiet sleepy town that has every amenity you could want. The weather is very good in Hawi and the environs and it's a great place to stay if you want to hike the Pololu Valley, which we highly recommend. We wish we would have stayed longer than one night to enjoy more rest and relaxation, and to support the Inn and its endeavor to get back to normal. This establishment was better than most Inns I've stayed in. We really feel for the community and look forward to staying here for a few days next time we're in Hawai'i.
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Rooms are fairly basic but clean and comfortable, with AC, fan, TV and fridge. Quiet though right in the centre of Hawi. There is a community space next door and we got to see a hula dance practice 😊
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Despite the fire that affected the Kohala Village Pub, Miyoko and the staff made the effort to find us a room in the Uka building. We were travelling by tandem bike so our flexibility was limited and that was a big help. The room was ready early and the staff were very accommodating in allowing us to check in. Hawi is a quaint little town and we enjoyed seeing the shops. We happened to be there on a Monday evening so that limited dinner options a bit
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We road tripped the Big Island so we could experience as much as we could. We booked this place since it seemed it would give us an insight into real Hawaiian culture. It did, at least in our opinion. This was the biggest advantage to this place. As for the details: 1) It was clean. This is our number one priority for a room. (Ties with no noise when sleeping.) Even though this is a small place in a small village, the housekeeping was still good. There is a caveat for those who insist on clean sheets every day. How often sheets are replaced depends upon how long you are staying. In general, they are not replaced daily. Check their website for details. But the initial housekeeping was as good as anywhere else we have stayed. Extra towels were available in a central lounge room at one end of the building we were in. There was a small heating unit in our room. It was unusually cold for Hawaii when we visited, so we used it. It barely held it's own against the cold. 2) It's quaint. This means it is laid out differently than most hotels and motels. It's interactive friendly since it has a hallway all the way around the inner courtyard of one building. It is likely that if you enjoy mingling with other guests, this could happen. The rooms have a b & b feel to them. They feel more like you're staying with friends than at a hotel.There are designated quiet times, 9 p.m. weekdays, 10 p.m. weekends, so if napping midday is part of your routine, it might not work for you, since there is lots of local activity you can hear in the daytime. But it *is* quiet at night. At least it was for us. We were there two days. Also, there is no front desk personnel on duty after 7 p.m. and before 8 a.m., except emergencies only. 3) You can get a feel for the local vibe easily. There is a restaurant and bar next door, around the corner from the front desk. We even went there one night to go dancing to a local DJ. The community is small, so it's easy to become "familiar" with it within in a day or two. As tourist sites go, Hawi is limited, but it makes a great central hub for northern and central Big Island exploring. 4) They're flexible. I booked a room after perusing their site and photos uploaded to Google Earth and other sites. All I saw was a single level facility; no stairs. Well, not so. There is more than one building associated with this facility, and we had been booked on a second floor reachable only by stairs. My wife can tolerate some stairs, but it is better she doesn't have to navigate any. So the front desk people moved us to another room in the single level building. This was much appreciated. 5) Pricing is not in line for what it is. As others have pointed out in their reviews, Hawaii is expensive. This place is more or less, the "only game in town," so pricing for rooms is the equivalent to the lower price levels at the Grand Naniloa Hilton in Hilo and the lower price levels at the Royal Kona in Kona. We paid more per room here than at the other two. This place was about $20 more per night than the other two, which we also stayed at. 6) I strongly advise that if you plan on staying here that you read all the info found on their website. Make sure it fits your needs and requirements, since it is not your usual sort of hotel experience. With that said, if I ever visited the Big Island again, and was up this way, we would stay here again.
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$139 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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