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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Bucket55
San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous Stay!”
Reviewed July 15, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We were welcomed with freshly made croissants and the day just got better. Kawehi left notes and menus of restaurants to enjoy and hints about other things to do there. She went out of her way to make our stay comfortable. For a small fee she did our laundry!
The place is spacious and welcoming. We had friends over to BBQ, used her equipment to spend time at the beach and loved every minute of our stay. Yes, there were noises at night. Our friends said they were local frogs - all part of the island life. She does provide ear plugs if you need them. Fans and AC were wonderful too.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 16, 2017
It was a pleasure hosting you. Mahalo and A Hui Hou.
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res_psych...
Orlando, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A comfy, campy house perfectly located in Hilo!”
Reviewed June 27, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

A comfy, campy house perfectly located in Hilo for exploration of all that the east coast offers! Close to downtown, easy access to the main roads, and beautifully quiet for relaxing. A/C in the bedroom was hardly needed, and the cool breezes and fans throughout the house were perfect. It kinda felt like living in a tree house. Wonderful.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 29, 2017
Mahalo Mike. It was a pleasure hosting you. A hui hou!!!!
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litolbit
Huntington Beach, California
1 review
“Wonderful, comfortable and great location to Old Town Hilo”
Reviewed May 10, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Convenient location to a variety of venues. A warm, welcoming and comfortable home away from home with everything you need to make your stay pleasant. Great Host provided wonderful suggestions of restaurants, shops and sites to visit. Look forward to return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 11, 2017
Mahalo nui loa for your visit. You must come again.
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2119rio
Atlantic Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Not a hotel”
Reviewed May 9, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We booked under the listing as a hotel. It is not a hotel and more of an airb&b. You are staying in a person's house and she is in the back part of the house. We definitely questioned our privacy. We also questioned security because of screened doors that did not have exterior doors to close and lock.

The home is very quaint and interesting. It was like staying in a museum. There is a great deal of displayed artifacts and memorabilia.

The croissants were delicious. There was water and soda and fruit in the refrigerator. Wine with an honesty money box and many other amenities.

It was a very interesting experience, but not meant for everybody. It was a good value, but an odd experience. I can think of some people I would recommend it to and some people I wouldn't. My husband is not a b&b type of person. He prefers a well appointed hotel room. He wasn't comfortable with the idea of being in someone else's space. I enjoyed the displays, but wished the bedroom and bathroom were more 'hotel like' without displays. I had a hard time finding places for my personal items, makeup, small unpacked items I wanted to be readily accessible.

It turned out to be a good experience, but not what we expected or desired.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 10, 2017
Aloha. Yes this is a guesthouse and not a hotel and it is listed as a guesthouse. I believe Expedia has their own format but if you look at their information carefully it says guesthouse. I live on the estate and available to assist guests. It was a pleasure hosting you. And, it is an AirBnB accommodation.
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cryoung2
Charleston, West Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“This is a wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed March 27, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

My wife and I spent one night a the very comfortable Hale Kaweha and wished we had scheduled more. This is a very comfortable place to stay with all amenities furnished. The hostess/ owner is a very gracious hostess and we felt very much at home. I definitely recommend this location and hope to be able to stay there in the future.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 28, 2017
Mahalo Charles. It was a pleasure hosting you. Come visit soon.
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DavidECle...
Hillsboro, Oregon
2 reviews
“Pono Hawai'i Hospitality”
Reviewed December 7, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Hale Kawehi is a great place to stay in Hilo. Kawehi Cochran is a wonderful hostess who seems to know everyone in Hilo! The location is perfect for easy access to the waterfront, the university district, and the airport.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 8, 2016
Aloha David. Such wonderful guests to host. Mahalo for your kindness and I hope you visit again. A hui hou!!!!
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101jeremy...
Port Macquarie, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Comfortable Home in Hilo”
Reviewed December 4, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

This is a beautiful, charming and very comfortable house well located though not exactly "downtown". There is only one bedroom but there are multiple indoor and outdoor sitting areas to choose from, all awaiting a bit of loafing and relaxation. This is not for children, the house is filled with a lifetime of collectables and significant furniture. It's would be cluttered were it not so big. The owner, Kawehi, is discreet but but if encouraged will be delighted to explain her treasures and share her encyclopaedic understanding of Hawaii's Islands and culture. No one will ever forget a stay at Hale Kawehi and if you were to return to Hilo there would be no question of staying elsewhere. I say Ave Kawehi!

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Liked best: The house and its contents
Liked least: The damp smell in one of the bathrooms
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 5, 2016
Mahalo Jeremy. I enjoyed hosting you and wish you well. See you again.
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