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“Nice Getaway”
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Lilikoi Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Holualoa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Beaverton, Oregon
1 review
“Nice Getaway”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

We spent 5 delightful days at Lilikoi Inn. Beautiful setting up in the hills above Kona Village, amongst the coffee, banana, avocado, mango and lilikoi trees. Delicious breakfast in the morning which will hold you til dinner.

Trina and Shai are most gracious hosts and we now feel that they are our friends too.

We look forward to a return stay.

Bob & Debbie

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El Dorado Hills, California
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Thanks Shai and Trina for such a delightful stay at the Lilikoi Inn. We had such a wonderful time and the atmosphere was so peaceful. The only problem we had was there was so much good food to eat at breakfast!!!

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Margaret River, Australia
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We were on Oahu, Big Island, and Maui for 3 weeks total, and we have been travelling the world for 18 months, and this was the best place we stayed. Loved it, all the fresh fruit from the garden, the views, the balconies, the hot tub. Was perfect. Shai's breakfast was superb and we instantly made to feel very welcome. We are experienced travellers and this one stood out, thoroughly recommend it.

Room Tip: Go snorkelling at Historical park (2 step) for turtles, dolphins, and whales.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Friendly and warm atmosphere. Lovely organic garden with passionfruit, avocado, banana, coffee and more. Best breakfast in the islands. Steep drive way, but 4wd not necessary. To be recommended in any way.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Okemos, Michigan
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Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stay at B&B's when ever we can and the Lilikoi Inn is a very good choice if you are on the Kona side of the Big Island. It's any easy drive into town and to the various activities such as whale watching and snorkeling. Shai is also very helpful in suggesting places to go and places to eat. The pros and cons for us were as follows:
Pros:
- good location
- great breakfast (the avocado with Hawaii spice, garlic, etc. was fabulous, as were the blueberry pancakes)
- comfortable bed
- some great advice on where to dine
Cons
- the driveway is a bit steep and harrowing, especially if you have a bigger vehicle, though Shai can explain a way to make the approach to the steep entrance a bit easier.
- the rooms feel less private with the French doors with curtains on the room we had. Also, sound seemed to carry pretty easily.
- there are no room keys, so you cannot lock your room. We were fine with this, but some may not be.
- in our room, the shower had two curtains and there was a bit of black mold on the curtains.
All in all, this was a good B&B choice.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

I concur with Wolfgang's review below as we just happened to enjoy the same two breakfasts and conversations with them during our stay. If you want to get away from the resort life, this is the perfect place. Shai was very welcoming and helpful in our trip planning around the island each day. Make sure to ask for the map to the "Lost Fountain of Youth"....A MUST!!! His breakfasts are to die for, and you will never go hungry. All the ingredients come from the B&B. Can't wait to stay again during our next visit and enjoy some fresh pizza from the new brick oven!!
-Jen & Aaron

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ellicott City
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

As part of a husband-wife, 2-week trip to Oahu and the Big Island, I sought out a B&B on the Kona side of the Big Island as a launching site for our treks up and down the leeward coast. Little did I know that Lilikoi Inn was a treasure when I booked! I thought it sounded good, but didn't realize just HOW WONDERFUL our experience would be. Shai--born in Israel--is a gregarious, affable host, with, without doubt, the best breakfasts we had during our travels. Heavy on fruit and eggs and other healthy goodies! We were greeted with a smoothie of wonderful proportion and taste and treated to a tour of the grounds, complete with a "rainforest" outdoor shower, a hot-tub and a veritable jungle of plants, flowers and coffee plants. An outdoor, wood-burning pizza oven is in the works. The fruit for breakfast and smoothies comes right from Shai's garden. The coffee is grown on site, too, and is most mellow and plentiful.

Our room was exceptionally comfortable and attractive; the bath well-appointed and supplied. If you expect hotel turn-down service, look elsewhere. Make your own bed or not, as you like. It's YOUR room; treat is as such. No worries on that score from this corner!

Following breakfast each day Shai provided suggestions (and directions) regarding the day's activities we might consider. We saw things we otherwise might have missed! And his directions were nonpareil!! If you're the tour-bus type, skip this place. If you're adventurous and love a warm welcoming atmosphere, gourmet breakfasts, and a background of traditional Hawaiian music, the Lilikoi (passionfruit) Inn is for you. It was a little bit of heaven on earth for us. Shai calls both his home and surrounding area his "Promised Land" and he works hard to make it yours as well!

Last, we discovered that Trina (Shai's wife) is an alum of the same small university as I am (Brandeis U). We ALMOST started singing Gilbert and Sullivan songs together when we discovered that we also both participated in that activity while at school. What a small world!

Room Tip: We stayed "below" in the Green Papaya room. All rooms are well-decorated and clean; this...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lilikoi Inn
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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