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Ala Kai Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 8 Keaau B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cranford, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“First time at a B&B”
Reviewed November 9, 2007

Our first time staying at the Bed & Breakfast and after staying at the Ala Kai, we would seriously consider staying at a B&B again. And I would recommend those traveling around the Hilo/Volcanoe area to try this place out.

The owners are really friendly, they'll give you local advice on what to do, where to go, what roads to travel on, local culture, etc. There's more personal interaction like staying at a friend's house instead of a staying in a cheesy hotel (for the same price in this area). The room and the bathroom are very clean. And they provide free wi-fi internet. You might get better rates if you make reservations directly for this place. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

Stayed November 2007
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Chattanooga, TN
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Reviewed July 9, 2007

My husband and I had a terrific experience. The owner's are great (Pat's breakfast is terrific), the accommodations comfy, and the view outstanding. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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st. louis
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Reviewed May 29, 2007

We definitely loooooved our stay in Ala Kai. The name "Ala Kai" means "by the ocean" and it can't fit the place any better. You are literally facing the ocean when you sit on the lanai. The place is new and clean. We also loved the breakfast. One of the owners Pat cooks great casserole dishes. The sweet bread custard is one of the best that I had. If you love the peace and tranquility of the big island, you should go there.

jw & lily from st. louis

  • Stayed May 2007
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Reviewed March 12, 2007

Every once in a while you are truly pleased overall with a place you find to go on vacation. We have stayed in Oahu, Kauai, Kona and in Hilo on previous trips to Hawaii. Until this trip we never stayed and experienced Hawaii as it was meant to be. We stayed in the guest house behind a bed and breakfast. This is a totally independent free standing 2 bedroom cottage. There is a large kitchen and den area along with the 2 bedrooms and full bathroom facility. The entire cottage was beautiful and clean. Outside there is a full lanai (porch) where you can enjoy the peace and quiet. The only thing we heard were birds, the ocean, and the wind in the trees. No jets, no sirens, no loud music, nothing else. This is what Hawaii is supposed to be like. Every morning a lavish breakfast is served and every morning it is different: breads, fresh island fruits, Kona coffee, fruit juice. Your hosts Pat and Mary are a wealth of information about island attractions, traditions, roads, etc. They provide many things that you may need for your visit such as ice chests, swimming floats, guide books, etc. I could go on and on about this place because we want to go back already. You are located less than an hour from Hilo, Volcano National Park, a lava flow that glows in the night, a tidal pool where you can swim in naturally heated waters along with small tropical fish, and other attractions too numerous to mention. The accomodations, food, hosts, local attractions were all excellent. The price was incredible too.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Ala Kai Bed & Breakfast
Address: 15-782 Paradise Ala Kai Dr, Keaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96749-7138
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Keaau
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Keaau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ala Kai Bed & Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ala Kai B&B offers easy proximity to Volcanoes National Park, great snorkeling, and the best Farmer's Market in East Hawaii. We are located on Kaloli Point and are directly across the road from the ocean. Enjoy spectacular sunrises, whale watching December through March, helpful travel advice, and wonderful breakfasts tailored to specific culinary needs.Please join us at Ala Kai B&B for a touch of paradise. ... more   less 
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