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

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Dinopomod...
Parkville, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Already booked for Dec 2018”
Reviewed January 13, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

We have been coming to the Big Island for 20 years, but never stayed in downtown Hilo. This was a great first time in an authentic Hawaiian style home. Several relaxing seating areas, both inside and out, with interesting collectibles all around the house. The Hilo shops and restaurants are fairly closeby, and always interesting. Ditto the farmer's market (best/biggest on Wed. & Sat.). This was an excellent start to our 12 days on the island.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 14, 2018
Mahalo for your visit. I am looking forward to hosting you next year. A hui hou.
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joester5
Golden, Colorado
1 review
“A beautiful example of the real Hawaii.”
Reviewed December 31, 2017 for a stay in December 2017

This guesthouse provides what we believe is a perfect example of the real Hawaii - laid back, very inviting and beautiful. The property is very clean and comfortable. The owner is the definition of aloha - how to live with joy and respect. Mahalo Kawehi.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 1, 2018
Aloha Joseph. It was a grest pleasure hosting you. I hope to see you again in the future. Mahalo Nui Loa.
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Canuckgre...
Victoria, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Another wonderful stay at Kawehi's.”
Reviewed December 7, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

This was our fourth visit with Kawehi's. Obviously, we wouldn't stay anywhere else in Hilo. She's a wonderful host, her house is very comfortable and well equipped, with so many different options for lounging around. These visits always add a terrific dimension to our Big Island trips. Thanks, Kawehi, for making your lovely home available to travellers. P.S. If you are in Hilo on a Tuesday, try to take in the Hawaii music night at the Hilo Town Tavern.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 9, 2017
Mahalo for your 4th visit with me, I always look forward to hosting you.
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solo-deni...
Carlsbad
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Authentic Hawaiian experience”
Reviewed December 2, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The living space and kitchen are screened, open air to a great porch with table and a lush, enclosed garden. The bedroom has a small air conditioner that while noisy does keep it cool. The house is filled with Hawaiian memorabilia, which those who prefer Ikea-style minimalism might not like. I have MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity) and had a couple of reactions but 9 times out of 10, I react to something in new places, including minimalist decors. But what made this a unique experience was our charming hostess Kawehi, a 70-something powerhouse who knows her history and was beyond helpful, delivering avocados and fruit upon request, regaling us with interesting tidbits about the island, and filled with an energetic enthusiasm that was catchy. If you want an authentic Hawaiian home in a real Hawaiian neighborhood with an authentic Hawaiian host, you will not be disappointed.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 3, 2017
Aloha Stephanie. Sorry about your immune system but I’m glsd you rnjoyed your stay.
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ZachSF84
San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Warm, inviting, magical, everything one could hope for...can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed August 7, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Our stay at Hale Kawehi was perfect and magical. Kawehi is the absolute perfect host and we only wish we had stayed here longer. Everything in the beautiful guesthouse is exactly as advertised…actually I have to say…it’s even better than advertised because you really need to be there to experience the beauty of it in person. My partner and I felt so welcomed by Kawehi’s energy and felt like we had total privacy. We had fresh croissants every day we were there, stocked refreshments and treats, which just added an even more welcoming and homey feel to our stay. Absolutely everything you could need is included in this guesthouse, from a firepit/bbq to cook on, to a full kitchen, which we cooked in. The openness of the floor plan and then sliding doors is spectacular, with the wraparound decks, seating, and garden. We felt totally safe and secure. The location is perfect, close and accessible to everything. We can’t say enough positive things about our stay here. We definitely hope to return to the Big Island and to Hilo, and we most certainly hope to stay again at Hale Kawehi.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 8, 2017
Aloha from Hawaii. Please come and visit again!!! It was a pleasure hosting you. Mahalo.
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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.
Was this review helpful? 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jun 29, 2017
Mahalo Mike. It was a pleasure hosting you. A hui hou!!!!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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