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“Amazing place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waianuhea Bed & Breakfast

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Waianuhea Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 5 Honokaa B&B and Inns
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“Amazing place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2005

Well I've used the reviews on trip advisor many times in the past and found it very useful so I thought it was time to write my own review of this gorgeous b&b on hawaii.
We stayed here for 3 nights after having been at the mauna lani resort for the previous 3 nights. We felt like we had arrived in paradise when we drove up - the gardens, the building and the furnishings are so beautiful. This place is far superior to any of the large hotels I have visited, including the mauna lani which we liked at the time until we came to this b&b. In fact, the manager that was working at the b&b when we arrived used to work as a manager at the mauna lani herself. The service is very personal, not like at the larger hotels. When we arrived we got in the jacuzzi which we had all to ourselves until it started to rain (as it was for most of our stay there - tip, go to the kona coast when you want to get away from the rain which was 20 degrees warmer) so we went back o our room which was so cosy and started the fire in our room until we were toasty warm (i didn't think we would ever need to light a fire in hawaii!). There are a huge selection of dvd's to watch. At 5pm there is a wine hour where wine and snacks are provided and the guests can mingle with each other and the staff and you can swap tips and stories. If you cannot make the wine hour they will leave wine and snacks in your room for when you get back. If you want to stay in and don't want to eat out there is a selection of frozen food and an honesty bar to help yourselves. In the morning the breakfasts were huge and they were more than happy to accomodate my husband when he decided he didn't want eggs one morning, and went out of their way to prepare another delicious egg free breakfast. We visited both the volcanoes ansd the kona coast on different days from here. Both are a bit of a drive but nothing is more than 1 1/2 hours away. We also visited waipio valley and the north of the island which are very near. I would also recommend that you walk round their beatiful gardens which are full of coffee plants, citrus trees, palms etc as well as the pond which itself contain massive frogs (when you are driving in or out and it is raining watch out for the frogs that like to linger on the driveway - they don't seem too keen to get out of the way of the car). When we left the owner took our photo and emailed it to us as a souvenir for when we got back.
If we go back to the big island (and we will) we will definately return to this amazing b&b.

  • Stayed December 2005
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2005

Forget any dowdy B+B images you may have. Wainuhea is all about style and luxury. You won't find any frilly vicotrian lace curtains or dusty knickknacks decorating this place. This place deserves to be featured in Architectural Digest magazine. We spent 2 night in the Lio'lio room and 1 night in Olu'Olu. Lio'lio is by far my favorite (I peaked into the other rooms). The Jotul gas stove, ocean views, luxurious downy soft bed, and huge 2 person tub really made it fun. It is also the most private of the rooms. Oh, and the flat screen plasma TV and DVD player is a fantastic addition. (The B+B has a dvd collection to rival Blockbuster, with new releases added all the time)

It is in a remote setting, off the beaten path to be sure. Its about an hour drive from Kona (without traffic), but you'll be rewarded by unmatched peace and serenity. For the price, I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else on the island.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Additional Information about Waianuhea Bed & Breakfast

Property: Waianuhea Bed & Breakfast
Address: 45-3503 Kahana Dr, PO Box 185, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6901
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Honokaa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Honokaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A remote yet luxurious bed and breakfast on the big island of Hawaii. Located in beautiful Ahualoa above the town of Honokaa, Waianuhea's five guest rooms combine a sense of remote retreat with modern convenience and sumptuous furnishings. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Waianuhea Hotel Honokaa
Waianuhea Bed And Breakfast
Waianuhea Bed & Breakfast Honokaa, Hawaii

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