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.
- 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