We stayed at Holualoa for the first three night of our honeymoon. We honestly questioned whether it was going to be too far away from the action. As it turns out, we were really thankful by the end of our trip that we had been able to spend some time away from it. While you definitely have to drive to get just about anywhere, we didn't mind. We used it as a home base for our explorations. The only thing we really missed was having a variety of dining options to choose from. We found ourselves struggling daily to find a great spot for dinner.
We booked the Ginger Room and loved every second of it. We'd heard mixed reviews of the roosters and frogs chirping, but I have to say it was rather relaxing. We loved walking the grounds and exploring the inn. If only it had been warm enough for a dip in that cold pool!!
The staff was great and breakfast was delicious. My husband LOVED trying the local fruits and still talks about that cherimoya.
We, too, found the suggested tip portion of the bill to be awkward, but it certainly wouldn't deter us from returning. Those sheets are reason enough to return!!