My wife and I stayed in the Garden Suite near the end of our honeymoon, and loved it - even more than the two resorts we stayed at earlier. When we arrived, Petra greeted us, gave us local restaurant recommendations, asked if we have any dietary restrictions, and walked us to our room.
The Room: The Garden Suite is amazing. We had a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, all of which was spotless and looked newly redone. The TV has dish service, and having a stovetop and microwave allowed us to save a lot of money on food. Petra also stocks the room with nearly every supply you may have forgotten.
The Bed: The mattress is a little on the firm size and you can choose from a couple of different pillows. I am used to a memory foam pillow and can't sleep well in hotels with really thick pillows, while my wife is the opposite. We both found pillows we liked and I slept like a rock - best rest of the 2.5 week trip. As I have seen in other reviews, the frog's are loud, but it's pretty much white noise and you can thank Walmart for bringing them to the island.
The Breakfast: My wife really wants your French Toast recipe. Breakfast places are pretty big in our area, and I grew up in a chef's house, but that was the best French Toast we have ever had. The breakfast has fruits from the property, juice, toast, cereal, coffee, and an entree. The three days we stayed at Hale Moana, the breakfast entrees were banana pancakes (fabulous), french toast (see above), and scrambled eggs with ham (good). Petra also gave us a book of the area and pointed us towards many sites to check out during our stay.
All in all, a fantastic stay and a phenomenal host. We would definitely stay at Hale Moana again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located between the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo - Warm Island Hospitality and Aloha Spirit of old Hawaii – Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast offers comfortable, spacious suites surrounded by beautiful tropical serene gardens. Three suites with living room and kitchenette, one studio, all with separate entrances and private bathrooms. 10 min. to lava viewing area, where active red hot lava plunges into the ocean, 30 min. to Volcanoes National Park & Hilo/International Airport, 5 min. to Pahoa, in Leilani Estates. Close to hot ponds, black sand beaches, coastal parks, snorkeling, steam vents. German/English spoken, gourmet Island breakfast included in rates, families with children welcome, many other amenities available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast Hawaii/Pahoa