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Aloha Cottages
Reviewed June 25, 2007

The Aloha Sunrise Inn is set on an exceptional estate within minutes to some of Kauai's best beaches (Hanalei, Tunnels, Annini) . It's like being in your own private tropical forest, yet you are right near the sweet town of Kilauea, with restaurants, market, shops, world class bakery, etc.. The cottage is pristine, with new bamboo floors, all the amenities you need : full kitchen, bathroom, and dining area downstairs; nicely appointed, skylit bedroom and living room upstairs. I can't recommend it enough!

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2007

Staying at The Aloha Sunrise Inn was like staying at your home away from home. Hosts Alan and Catherine Rietow could not have been more welcoming. They were able to answer any questions we had about touring Kauai, gave us wonderful suggestions for hikes, restaurants, beaches, etc.

The Aloha Sunrise Inn is conveniently located on the north shore of Kauai. We were but a few minutes by car from Kilauea, Princeville and Hanalei Bay.

The cottage is tucked away in a private corner of the extensively planted lawn. It is perfectly designed for two people, nicely furnished and spotlessly clean. The kitchen is totally equipped for cooking. Television, radio, movies, cd’s and guide books are all there for guests to use. The added bonus is your own washer and dryer.

The Rietow’s lawn and gardens provide a beautiful and relaxing setting. Taking a walk through their lawn and enjoying the plantings is a special treat. One can see and sample fruits such as oranges, limes, grapefruit, avocado, lemons, and enjoy colorful blooms and foliage of native plants.

The hosts, the accommodations, the setting, the location on north shore of Kauai are all reasons for our eagerness to return to Kauai and the Aloha Sunrise Inn.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2007

The Aloha Sunrise cottage was the first of three spots we stayed at during our recent holiday on Kauai. We enjoyed our stay here for all the reasons mentioned in the other reviews.... well maintained, well appointed accomodations on a beautiful secluded property. We really appreciated the warm welcome we received upon arrival and the helpful nature of our hosts during our stay. After travelling for nearly 24 hours to get to Kauai, this was a great introduction to the island. We immediately began to feel relaxed and comfortable as soon as we arrived at this lush retreat.
This is a good location from which to explore the North Coast area which, with its beautiful uncrowded beaches and great hiking opportunities, turned out to be our favorite part of the island. We hope to return to Kauai in 2008 and if we do we will definitely return to the Aloha Sunrise Inn.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2007

My husband & I stayed in both the Sunrise and the Sunset cottages on the Aloha Inn property during the first week of February, 2007.

We would highly recommend both the properties for the qualities noted in the other review. We travel regularly and stay at luxury hotels as well as B&Bs and we found the Aloha Inn to be an excellent value for the traveller who wants to have lots of privacy and a relaxed environment. Both cottages were very clean and extremely well stocked and well designed, with good kitchen equipment. We were especially impressed with the up-to-date guide books on Kauai and local pamphlets and flyers on local attractions and restaurants. The owners, the Rietows, are friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable, but will give you as much privacy as you'd like during your stay.

The cottages are well located, close to Kilauea and only a five mile drive to Princeville and good (grocery) shopping. There are wonderful beaches nearby, including the famous Lumahai Beach, made famous in the film, "South Pacific". One of the great things about the north shore is that there are few crowds and you can have a fabulous beach like Lumahai or Anini all to yourself. The cottages come well stocked with beach "equipment" such as beach chairs, towels, snorkeling gear and boogie boards, to make your time at the beach a comfortable one.

We thoroughly enjoyed the properties and the area and would unquestionably return to the Aloha Inn on our next trip to Kauai. The two cottages are idea for family travel, though not accessible for people with mobility issues.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2007

My husband and I spent a wonderful week at the Aloha Sunrise Inn. Aloha Sunrise is beautiful, spacious, well located, and fully stocked with anything one could possibly need on vacation. Aloha Sunrise and Aloha Sunset are independant cottages on the estate of the innkeepers, who live on the property. It has many of the advantages of a bed and breakfast in terms of a personalized experience, but with the privacy of a vacation rental. It's like having your own vacation home on Kauai with helpful neighbors who really know the island. The cottage is larger than it looks in the photos. Downstairs is a bathroom with shower and tub, a full kitchen, and a dining area. Upstairs is a bedroom with a queen sized bed, and a sitting area with TV and stereo, as well as books, videos, and CDs for guests to enjoy. The cottage has its own washer and dryer and is stocked with beach necessities such as boogie boards, bamboo mats, beach towels, and snorkel gear. The cottage is decorated with fresh tropical flowers from the Rietow's garden, and guests are encouraged to pick avacados and fruit from the garden as well. The Rietows are happy to share their advice on beaches, hikes, restaurants, and anything else you need to know to enjoy your time on Kauai. The location is near Kilauea, very close to some beautiful beaches. Hiking, kayaking, and yet more lovely beaches are a short drive away. Well situated for reaching all points on the north shore, as well as Kapa'a and the northern parts of the Coconut coast.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Aloha Cottages

Address: 4899A Waiakalua St, (Aloha Sunset Cottage and Aloha Sunrise Cottage), Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754-5533
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kilauea
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Kilauea
Price Range: $220 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Aloha Sunrise and Sunset Cottages are romantic one bedroom, one bath, honeymoon guest cottages for two. Stunning sunsets, Napali Coast mountain views and lush forest surroundings frame these amazing retreats. Relax and unwind in the privacy of these sparkling, Hawaiian style hideaways. Our returning guests love the simple comfort and beauty of our cottages, the great weather, our tropical seven acre estate and our famous world class North Shore beaches just minutes away. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Aloha Cottages Hotel Kilauea
Aloha Cottages Kauai/Kilauea, HI

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