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“A good place for a night or two”
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Kamuela Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Waimea
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Good central location and a few hundred feet off the main street. So it’s quiet. Good sleeping quality. Neat, clean place with a big, well-kept grassy front yard with a big tree and a hammock. Very pleasant reception by nice people. Good restaurants and a big shopping center and a big Long’s (CVJ) Drugstore within walking distance.

Small rooms, get a kitchenette suite, a real suite with a separate bedroom with a queen-size bed. Comfortable and super-smooth, warm blankets let you slept heavenly. Don’t expect the bed to come from some big empire but rather a small kingdom. Alright if you are in tune with your bedmate. If you ask for extra pillows, they’ll charge. That nonsense got to go.

And a fully equipped kitchenette. Big fridge, stove, microwave (which didn’t work properly) table and all. Also a separate, walled-in bed for a kid? Ideal for a low-budget small family. Toiletries: 2 small bars of soap, but lots of clean towels—from friendly maids.

No elevator, and the stairway needs a new handrail.

Continental breakfast. Whoa the best. Apparently especially whipped up by the temporary manager, Cindra. Superb Italian quiche or tasty sushi besides the regulars with a choice of 15 (!) different local jams and butters. Lots of fresh, local strawberries and other goodies.

Overall a good value for a one or two-night stay.

Room Tip: Get a kitchenette suite upstairs.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

I stayed here with a school group and really enjoyed this lodge. My room was clean and had a TV plus WiFi. No air conditioning or fans in the room, which was evident by the musty smell that pervaded my nostrils upon entering, but opening the windows to let the air run through the room fixed that problem.

Each room has a country/farm theme to it, which is cute. Continental breakfast every morning is decent with breads, cereals, and usually fresh fruit and a local style dish available each morning. Nice place for the remoter, more country area of the Big Island that it is in.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank spratt504
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We stayed here for the past 3 nights and while the room was a little worn and in need of a refurb, it was perfectly adequate and comfortable for the tourist resort that is this town. The staff were especially friendly and for the price and comfort we would be back.
Gerard Monks

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Gerard M
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

This was a perfectly adequate, quiet place to spend a night. We used the Inn as our base for a visit up Mauna Kea since the trip back to where we were staying in South Kona would have been a long one that late at night. Staff responded very, very quickly to our reservation request, upgraded our room for the Trip Advisor promotion, and checked us in quickly once we arrived. As others have noted, the hotel is a bit worn around the edges and has some signs of aging (peeling paint in bathroom, etc.), but the room was clean, smelled fresh, and provided a good value for this area. The bed was a bit soft, but the area was quiet (no frogs!), so we slept well. I also enjoyed trying various local fruit jams and jellies at breakfast, along with local papaya.

We would definitely stay again if we need a place in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JP L
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We have stayed in awesome places and places that we had to tolerate. This one fit into the tolerable. We stayed in room 27 the first two nights, and noticed that it was outdated, no biggie it was spacious enough and clean, I have a clean barefoot carpet pet peeve, and all was good bare footed.

Lets move on to pushing the third night at at lower rate same motel, one word "nightmare" I walked in the door first while my husband went to do the final check in, I swung open the door hands loaded with items and noticed a strong odor masking spray. Well that lasted a few minutes. I immediately started having major allergy symptoms, my mold allergy is masked by nasonex, however, I have cat, dog, smoking allergies. By the way the room was rotting in a lot of areas and mold was coating the walls. We spent over an hour deciding whether to change rooms and once we did decide to change rooms, we spoke to David whom by the way is a gem informed us that there was non available! I started to search for my allergra. We roughed it out and checked out the following day. It's not all together a bad place to stay but make sure you do a room walk over before booking.

Aloha!

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank brookeheather2
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Cindra M, Manager at Kamuela Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

This guest is unhappy because we were unable to extend the Trip Advisor Mobile App special through the weekend. They initially booked for 1 night, were upgraded from a standard to deluxe room. The next morning they extended another night, which took them into the weekend. The front desk graciously extended the TAMP upgrade. The next morning they extended another night. Unfortunately all deluxe rooms were pre-booked, and guests were advised that superior or kitchen rooms were available. They were unwilling to pay the difference, and chose to move to a standard room.

This property is 55 years old, and while we can't do much about the age of the facility, we do everything possible to keep the rooms, bedding, bathrooms, and flooring as clean as possible.
From time to time, we have guests who disrespect our no smoking in the rooms policy, and the use of disinfecting spray is necessary to help dispel the lingering odor of tobacco.

Our entire team has worked exceptionally hard to clean and maintain this property. We take great pride in the many compliments and positive feedback we get from our guests. Negative feedback helps us improve and focuses our efforts to do better.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

The hotel is very simple and very quiet, and seems to cater to the non-resort type of tourist. We booked last minute and received a warm reception. Waimea is at a higher elevation and it was actually a bit chilly at night. The room and bath are not swank, but its clean and comfy and a good value away from the beaches and the hectic pace, and you'll certainly get a good night's sleep. There is no swimming pool or other facilities. Breakfast was very good and substantial. Note; there are no gas stations between Waimea and the airport in Kona so fill your tank here.

Room Tip: The Inn is away from the street so all of the rooms should be just fine.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank bruce a
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

The Kamuela Inn is located in the center of Big Island so that daytrips to Mauna Me, north coast and the area of Hilo are easily possible. Waimea has a lot of supermarkets, post office, restaurants - all that useful places to be well equipped for daytrips and have nice evenings.

We had a rather cheap room w/o kitchenette and thus the room was not fancy but ok. The bathroom could get new colour on the wall and carpets were not newest ones but overall it was clean and ok for less than 90$ including breakfast for two persons.

The breakfast was nice. Fresh fruits, lots of bagels, muffins, home made cookies and cake, waffles, oatmeal and cereals as well as coffee, juice and milk... So nothing to miss - just all served on and in plastics or paper...

In general this place is well located and ok for the money you pay it is just nothing personal or special.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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1  Thank judithbaehr
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Additional Information about Kamuela Inn

Address: 65-1300 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Waimea
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Waimea
Price Range: $79 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kamuela Inn is a 30-room boutique hotel in the heart of Waimea on the island of Hawaii. Located just a 45-minute drive from the Keahole Airport in Kailua-Kona, and hour's drive from the Hilo Airport, Kamuela Inn serves as a great spot for visiting all that the island has to offer. Serving a daily complimentary continental breakfast, our guests start their day off right with a delicious selection of pastries, breads, cereals, oatmeal, fresh fruit, boiled eggs and of course, the famous Roy's Kona Coffee blend. Guests also can't stop raving about their beautiful night's sleep on our Simmon's Felicity pillowtop beds and Natural Comfort allergen free pillows, and being snuggled in our soft Comfy sheets. There's just too much to share. Just come and visit us and see for yourself! ... more   less 
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Kamuela Hotel Waimea

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