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“A nice respite from the bustle of Kailua-Kona”

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Hale Maluhia Country Inn
Ranked #5 of 13 Kailua-Kona B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
west bend, wi
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“A nice respite from the bustle of Kailua-Kona”
Reviewed June 28, 2009

We stayed here 10 days and could not have been more comfortable. We stayed in the smallest room at the B&B and it was, while small, very comfortable. The staff which consitsted of the owners , and their daughter as well as a gardner could not have been more accomadating and friendly. The rooms are cleaned and made up daily.
Breakfast consists of a make your own omlet bar, fresh fruit, fresh home made bread and pastries. More than enough to start your day. The coffee is of course Kona with pleanty for several cups.
If you are looking for a fancy place to relax and be waited on this is not the place for you. It is however a quiet, friendly place to stay while you explore the island during the day.
Thank you all for a lovely time.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2009

We stayed in the Makua Room at Hale Maluhia for 3 days in May 2009 and it was simply the most wonderful B&B that we have ever been experienced. The hosts, Ken and Sue, could not have been friendlier, the accommodations were clean, the breakfast of fresh breads baked daily accompanied by fruit, juices, eggs any style, meats and pastries was astounding. Whether we were relaxing in the living room, enjoying the birds and other wildlife on the lanai, walking through the gardens or easing tired muscles in the hot tub at the end of a long day Hale Maluhia provided for our every need and represents an outstanding place for travelers. The location is perfect for exploring the Kona area, close to the beaches, Petroglyphs and other sites without the congestion and humidity of being on the beach. This was the culmination of our 3 week holiday in the Islands and we were truly sorry that we had to leave. Definitely recommend Hale Maluhia to anybody that is visiting the Kona area.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sausalito, CA
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Reviewed April 15, 2009

We just returned from this wonderful retreat and miss it already. You don't realize until you've been there for a few days the peace and serenity that inhabit your experience there. The rooms were so clean, the owners so kind, and the breakfasts were legendary. Either as a home base for island exploring or just a place to relax and hang out, it's ideal. We chose it because we were tired of the manufactured, crowded, overstimulated typical Hawaiian hotel experience. There is nothing more peaceful than being able to hear the quiet Hawaiian rain. If you need to get away, truly get away, this is the place. And if you can't stand to be away from the internet, it's also available to you. Although I have to admit it is also a great place to wean yourself from your addiction to email...

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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Halifax, Yorkshire
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Reviewed April 13, 2009

We travelled half way round the world hoping to experience Hawaii rather than just another US state and were not disappointed. Many of the coastal hotels and condos could be anywhere in the world, but Ken has created an Hawaiian retreat on the hillside and is more than happy to share his vast knowledge of the island and its history with guests. OK, you will need a rental car, but then it is virtually impossible to see this magnificent island without one!
Breakfast is a feast in itself with a fantastic spread of beautifully presented tropical fruits, delicious home made bread, free range eggs any style you wish plus various juices, island specialities and freshly brewed Kona coffee. Breakfast on the lanai with wild turkeys, free range chickens and a multitude of island birds on the adjacent lawn 'for company' completes the picture!
Our accomodation was very clean and perfectly adequate as we planned sampling the local cuisine. The bed was very comfy with clean sheets and fresh towels in the bathroom daily during our stay. We were sorry to leave when the time came to move on to California.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Ocean Shores, WA
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Reviewed April 13, 2009

This is a wonderful place to stay! If my husband and I had realized how close it is to everything on the island, we would not have stayed anywhere else. The breakfasts were spectacular, especially the home-made bread and fresh pineapple. My husband loved the omelets and coffee cake. The coffee was hot and sooo good. Eating on the covered porch was beautiful looking out over the lush vegetation, waterfall, wild birds, turkeys, and the ocean in the distance. The peace and tranquility was so refreshing compared to the larger hotels, which we prefer not to use. The hot tub was very relaxing. Our hosts went out of their way by letting us keep our luggage in the library during the day as we had a red-eye flight that night home. The facility was extra clean and felt like home. Thank you for making our vacation even more special!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Chiccago, Illinois
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Reviewed March 11, 2009

Alhoa. Excuse me if I ramble but I cannot say enough about Hale Maluhia. The owners, Ken and Sue Smith and all the associates working there are wonderful. If you need anthing you just need to ask. The cottage rooms are so beautiful and very clean. When you wake up you feel that you are waking up in Hawaii of long ago and you are the first one to see the sunrise from you lanai. Just beautiful. Then you go down to breakfast of fruits, homemade bread (of Ken's own recipe) pastries, jams, cereals, and ingredients to cook whatever you want. The main house is equally as beautiful. Huge rooms with private baths, tastefully appointed. Whetever you need, be it gear for snorkeling, flash lights for volcano viewing or towels and beach chairs, they have it. Or just relax with a movie or book from their library. Our stay of two days turned into a week. The staff are helpful with directions to where ever you wish to go. Mahalo to Ken and Sue and all the staff for making this a very hard place to leave.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 13, 2009

Built in the 70s and then expanded (according to the proprietress), this nice little compound offers a restful, quiet spot to breakfast and relax in the mornings before you head off down the hill for daytime activities. (Breakfast, incidentally, is not merely continental; ample omelet makings are available for DYI in addition to tropical fruits and homemade bread.) The breakfast lanai allows you to watch the chickens, wild turkeys, and fish in the fountain (highly entertaining if you’re traveling with kids). The room we stayed in (Pikaki) was a tad cozy (probably standard for Kona) but well appointed and taken care of. Ken and Sue provided useful information for quick trips around Kona, and were very child-friendly to boot (we brought our 2-year-old). Highly recommended overall.

  • Liked — breakfast with the wild turkeys
  • Disliked — Room sort of cozy. Would've liked a couch. But it's a country inn - understandable.
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hale Maluhia Country Inn

Property: Hale Maluhia Country Inn
Address: 76-770 Hualalai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-9776
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hale Maluhia Country Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a Virtual Kona Coffee Plantation of five rooms and two cottages in country comfort. Exceptional Breakfast Lovers Buffet and DIY omelet bar, fresh fruit, fresh bread baked daily, pure Kona coffee and bird watching. Relax to sage advice, friendly prices, broadband wireless, good beds, private baths and a gentle touch of aloha from old Hawai'i along the road less traveled. Just 3 miles south of Kailua-Kona and 11 miles south of the Kona International Airport (KOA). ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hale Maluhia Country Inn (House Of Peace) Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
Country Inn Kailua-Kona
Kailua-Kona Country Inn
Hale Maluhia Country Inn Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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