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“Excellent stay with wonderful hosts”
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Lilikoi Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Holualoa B&B and Inns
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed three nights at the Lilikoi Inn at the start of our week-long visit to the Big Island. Trina and Shai were very welcoming hosts, giving us many great suggestions. The breakfasts each morning were excellent and kept us satisfied well into the afternoon. The room was spacious, clean, and private. I would highly recommend the Lilikoi and we would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Perfect B&B location for a stay at Big Island
Excellent hosts, with great breakfasts from Shai and fabulous entertainment from Trina.
Also a lot of helpful ideas and support, how to explore the Island and finding the beautiful places.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Roland R
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We loved the Lilikoi Inn. Trina and Shai were delightful hosts as were the friendly cats. Their ideas for local activities and hikes were much appreciated. Trina enjoys sharing her appreciation of Hawaiian music and Shai is happy when you enjoy his delicious culinary creations. We agree with all of the posted reviews. You must look at Shai's catering photos. We shall return!

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We have been guests at the Lilikoi Inn the past two years. We can't say enough about the hospitality! It has some of the best food we had in Kona. We LOVE the laid back 'hang loose' atmosphere. Shai and Trina make you feel like family OR you can get lost in the plush lush romantic surroundings. Shai was making an beautiful out-door shower this year. We WILL be back to see the end result. ALOHA!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Joan T
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

The Lilikoi Inn is a great spot from which to explore the Big Island – highly recommended for honeymooners and families alike!

Before we extol its virtues, we should be upfront about what you are getting at the Lilikoi: if you are looking for the resort experience, then this small B&B is not for you. It is not on the beach, doesn’t have air conditioning, and you’re going to accrue a few mosquito bites. If you’re up for something a little more rustic, then you’re in for a great experience!

The Lilikoi Inn is on a farm about 15 minutes or so from the Kona airport. The most difficult about getting there was the driveway. It’s a little hard to see from the road, which is long and very steep. Drive slowly and carefully and you’ll be fine. The innkeepers are Shai and Trina, and they are incredibly friendly and a great resource for any newcomers to the island. They were able to give us recommendations every day for whatever we wanted to do, be it snorkeling, hiking, or going to the beach. Their recommendations never led us wrong.

The rooms at Lilikoi are comfortable and a little bigger than your average hotel room. Each room has a fan and the temperature was always comfortable, though very damp. Everything worked well in the bathroom and with the lights. There is closet space, extra towels, and a hair dryer if you need them. There are two different lanais on which you can relax and look out over Kailua-Kona and (if the volcanic fog lets you) the ocean. There is also a hot tub that we can help you unwind after a long day of activities around the island.

The biggest highlight from our point of view was the daily breakfast cooked by Shai, who is a fantastic chef. The first morning we sat down to fresh coffee grown on the farm, avocados, and papayas filled with yogurt and berries. We didn’t even consider that there would be a second course, but there was (a delicious omelette with greens from the farm) and it filled us up for most of the day! Every day, Shai whipped up something exciting and tasty. On top of that, if you ask when you book, he’ll cook you dinner one of the nights you’re staying there. Definitely make sure to take advantage of this – we like every single thing we ate at the Lilikoi.

To sum up, if you’re looking for a smaller place to stay with a relaxed atmosphere, we can’t imagine a more comfortable place. The Lilikoi Inn had tons of little perks to raise it above the typical B&B and one major one in the amazing food. Definitely give Lilikoi a try!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

I loved my stay at Lilikoi Inn! Trina and Shai were so hospitable, I felt that I was home away from home (and that's saying a lot because I stayed there for over a week!). I am not usually a morning person, but I actually looked forward to getting up for breakfast to enjoy the peaceful morning on the property and see what Shai was going to prepare for us. My personal favorite was banana pancakes with lilikoi syrup, but I literally enjoyed everything he served. The coolest part is that they actually serve the coffee that they grow on site!

The gorgeous view of the tropical plants around the inn, of Kona and the ocean below is also amazing. Sitting on the lanai watching the sunset is a must! Everything everyone has said about Lilikoi is true- great rooms, lovely view, awesome breakfast. But the warmth and welcome of Trina and Shai are what made my stay completely in the spirit of aloha. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

This was an amazing place to stay! I can't recommend it enough. Trina and Shai were incredibly welcoming, with tons of advice and friendly conversation. This is definitely a place to go if you like interacting with other travelers - we all gathered at breakfast over fantastic food, talked about the previous day's adventures, and planned our next steps. Shai was great with directions and has a large map posted in the lanai to show us exactly where to go.

We were in the Green Papaya room. We enjoyed the downstairs room (not off the main Lanai) for the privacy it afforded when we wanted it. It was very comfortable and clean.

The location was also perfect. It is close to the downtown area, and also easily accessibly to both the north and south spots that we wanted to explore.

We had a wonderful stay, and can't wait to come back again next time!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Rebecca R
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Address: 75-5339 Mamalahoa Hwy Apt C, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-8611
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Holualoa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Holualoa
Price Range: $202 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lilikoi Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small coffee farm set in a lush area near local attractions of beaches, hikes, snorkeling areas yet remote. The breakfasts are gourmet and everyone leaves the breakfast table with great ideas for the day. The big island has a lot to offer and is full of magical places. Come and experience paradise on the big island of Hawaii! We look forward to your visit at the Lilikoi Inn. Trina and Shai ... more   less 
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