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65-1300 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Kamuela Inn is NEWLY RENOVATED boutique hotel in the heart of Waimea on the island of Hawaii. Located just a 45-minute drive from the Ellison Onizuka Airport in Kailua-Kona, and hour's drive from the Hilo Airport, Kamuela Inn serves as a great spot for visiting all that the island has to offer. Serving a daily complimentary continental breakfast, our guests start their day off right with a delicious selection of pastries, breads, cereals, oatmeal, fresh fruit, boiled & scrambled eggs, hot meat dishes and of course, the coffee and juices. Guests also can't stop raving about their beautiful night's sleep on our Simmon's Felicity pillowtop beds and Natural Comfort allergen free pillows, and being snuggled in our soft Comfy sheets. There's just too much to share. Just come and visit us and see for yourself! (Please note: final renovations of eight of our original 1960's units begin October 2019 into late Spring 2020. These units have not been renovated yet.)
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65-1300 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Don W wrote a review Jun 2021
Portland, Oregon2 contributions
I stayed there for almost 2 weeks on a work trip. Other than the room being small, everything else was great. I'll return to the area a few weeks from now and will stay there again. It'll be even better once the breakfast room reopens post-COVID -- take-out isn't the same.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Edlyn Carvalho, Innkeeper at Kamuela Inn
Responded Jun 10, 2021
Aloha, Yes, we will be re-opening our dining room for buffet service soon. Hopefully our new equipment arrives by July so we can start to offer a self-service again. If Vegas buffets can re-open, why not little ole Kamuela Inn? But seriously, we do want to offer our complimentary breakfast as a buffet so guests can really get back to enjoying life like we did pre-covid. Mahalo and hope you have an opportunity to book a larger room option on your next business stay. I do recommend booking your vehicle prior to airlines and hotel arrangements as the rental car situation has not yet improved. Until next time, stay safe and happy travels! Mahalo nui loa.
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Robin8082021 wrote a review Jun 2021
Hilo, Hawaii1 contribution
Upcountry hospitality at its very best! A conveniently stashed boutique hotel loved by locals and visitors alike. A short ride to the lovely Kohala coast and close to many renowned golf courses. Recently renovated in a mix of modern and paniolo style, makes the Kamuela Inn a true gem. The amenities are the gracious employees and the winner complimentary breakfast. A wonderful stay-cation. Mahalo!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Edlyn Carvalho, Innkeeper at Kamuela Inn
Responded Jun 7, 2021
Aloha Robin, You are so very kind! It is always our pleasure to welcome guests to Waimea and into our home at Kamuela Inn. Thank you very much for your rave review. We look forward to sharing more surprises as we continue to improve the guest experience. Mahalo nui loa! A hui hou!
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DJK21Maui wrote a review May 2021
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The Inn is clean & the staff is friendly. It is in walking distance of town, so very convenient. With COVID, the breakfast experience was less than ideal. Often, we'd have to wait in line or we did not get what we had ordered. There is a lovely teahouse and patio in the back (closed due to COVID), but they kindly reserved for us for a family (takeout) meal & HS graduation party The kitchen in our room had a gas range, which was wonderful. Fridges could be larger.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Edlyn Carvalho, Innkeeper at Kamuela Inn
Responded Jun 1, 2021
Aloha, Thank you for sharing about your recent stay at Kamuela Inn. We're sorry your breakfast experience was less than ideal, but we thank you for your patience. Sometimes getting 20+ FREE take-out breakfast plates out at 7am can be a challenge, however, we try our best. When covid requirements restrictions relax, we hope to re-open our dining room and outdoor patio area again. We ask that everyone continue to practice social distancing, frequent hand washing and/or sanitizing and wearing of masks. Let's all do our part in keeping our community, guests, staff and ohana safe. Mahalo nui loa!
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Kaumanamom wrote a review May 2021
Hilo, Hawaii32 contributions10 helpful votes
The Kamuela Inn is the best bang for your buck on the Big Island. The newly decorated rooms have a tasteful upcountry aesthetic, they are clean and the pillows, sheets and towels are super comfy. The complimentary breakfast is very generous and can be enjoyed on one of the many patio tables around the property.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Edlyn Carvalho, Innkeeper at Kamuela Inn
Responded Jun 7, 2021
Aloha, Thank you for sharing about your recent stay at Kamuela Inn. We have been listening to guests and have recently purchased 4 additional picnic tables and umbrellas for the front lawn. Now there are more outdoor areas for enjoying our daily complimentary breakfast. The new umbrellas also have solar-powered LED lights for sharing an evening cocktail or two. We hope you can visit again as we continue to improve and make your stay even more enjoyable. Mahalo nui loa!
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meredithing wrote a review May 2021
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The Kamuela Inn is a lovely place to stay. The room was beautifully renovated, the grounds were a pleasant place to hang out, and the complimentary breakfast was tasty. We live in Hilo, and we'll be back for sure!
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Response from Edlyn Carvalho, Innkeeper at Kamuela Inn
Responded May 27, 2021
Aloha, Thank you for staying at Kamuela Inn and sharing about your time with us. We have always loved our island stay-cation guests, even more so during covid. Hope to see you again and please feel free to visit more often. Mahalo nui loa!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kamuela Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Kamuela Inn?
Nearby attractions include Parker Ranch (0.4 miles), Waimea Homestead Farmers Market (0.4 miles), and W.M. Keck Observatory (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kamuela Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Kamuela Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kamuela Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kamuela Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Merriman's Big Island, Hawaiian Style Cafe, and Red Water Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Kamuela Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Anna Ranch Heritage Center (0.8 miles) and Historic Spencer House (0.5 miles).