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“If you like nature, this is the best place!”
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Opaliuli Historic Estate
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Opaliuli Historic Estate
Opaliuli guest house
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front porch and view to swimming pool
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Henry Van...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“If you like nature, this is the best place!”
Reviewed June 8, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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This is a beautiful historic property surrounded by nature, rain forest, amazing flowers, quiet and calming, but also close to shopping and restaurants. The guesthouse is renovated and lovely decorated. When we came, Gisella had put beautiful flower arrangements from her own yard on the tables and kitchen. She has a lot of chickens and cats and in the morning she brought us fresh eggs for breakfast. We had a very pleasant stay at the Opaliuli guesthouse where we also enjoyed the swimming pool in the morning and afternoon when we came home.

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Liked best: Sitting out on the porch surrounded by nature
Liked least: The walk from the parking to the guesthouse
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jun 9, 2016
Dear Henry,
Thank you so much for your review.
Aloha, Gisella
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LadderTru...
Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Unique, Clean, Comfortable, Affordable, & Historic!”
Reviewed January 25, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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There are not enough superlatives to describe this great place! We two retired couples enjoyed a week's stay in Jan. '15 immensely. This property is the best value on the Big Island. Lots of space, inside and out. Very conveniently located for exploring Volcanoes NP, Puna, Hilo, Mauna Kea, and the Hamakua Coast. It's also great if you just want to lounge on the large lanai, swim in your private swimming pool, or roam the extensive tropical grounds.

The cottage consists of two large private master bedroom suites separated by a living/dining/kitchen area. Each suite has a spacious bedroom connected to a separate roomy bathroom. Each bedroom also has its own outside entrance as well as connecting to the living area. The baths have showers but no tubs.

Practical Matters: The cottage is about 100 yards from the parking area at the end of a brick walk. If you plan on arriving after dark or returning at night, be sure you have flashlights. There is very little lighting along the walk. Large windows let plenty of daylight into the cottage, but the small curtains leave you feeling a little exposed at night (there are no other buildings close by and foliage does provide some screening). Laundry facilities are not located in the cottage itself. They are about 80 yards away down the brick walk in a latticework room under the main house. There is a very modern front loading washing machine, a large modern dryer and a older top loading washer. Only one roll of toilet paper was provided in each bathroom and no soap for the shower, so don't be "caught short". All plumbing worked well. Our party enjoyed being serenaded to sleep by Coque frogs and awakened in the morning by roosters. Some may not.

There is a pharmacy, supermarket, gas station, farmers market, hardware store, Thai restaurant, and McDonald's about a mile away in Kea'au. A large Hilo shopping area is about 8 miles away. The Kea'au supermarket is Foodland. Foodlands are found throughout Hawai'i. If you plan to do any grocery shopping, I highly recommend that you get the Foodland shopper's card during your first visit. It offers significant saving on many items (Hawai'i prices are high!). Getting the card is no hassle and is issued on-the-spot at the checkout register.

Finally, your hostess, Gisella, is welcoming, accommodating, and helpful. She provided fresh flowers for the dining table and advice about our sightseeing. This place is a gem!

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Liked best: Tropical Grounds
Liked least: Long walk to cottage
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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