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Hulihe'e Palace

75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
+1 808-329-1877
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Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
+1 808-329-1877
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Touring historical buildings is not what comes to mind when you think of Hawaii. But this place is worth a stop. The building is interesting and well maintained. It is on a beautiful location right on the ocean. The history behind the island and the...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 4 days ago

So worth the price of admission. It was like visiting a museum and the view, is beyond words. Loved it.

Thank oscarandrafikismom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This special place is just a short walk from the "King Kam" hotel, and has lots of green lawn and great oceans views. Various "celebrations" are held here, and there are a few craft fairs held on weekends. Of course there is the Palace...its worth...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the tour here of the palace. Wonderful history and appreciation for the Hawaiian Culture.

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the middle of Kailua-Kona is a Victorian house with historical furniture, Hawaiian weapons, ritual items, portraits of the last royal family from Kamehameha I - V, and interesting historical tidbits. It is regrettable that one cannot take photographs, but it's special just to...More

Thank Cinerina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace is a beautiful home, with amazing woodwork and stunning furniture. The history is very interesting, so please allow the guide at the door to give you the entire history. The past history has a large effect on the current status of Hawaii land...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the west side of Alii Drive immediately across from Mokuaikaya Church is this palace built in 1838, now a museum run by the Daughters of Hawaii. Visiting Hawaiian Royalty used the house until 1914 and some of the most interesting exhibits here are antique...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did walking tour of downtown area of kona. This was across from the historic church. Even though we could go inside it was awesome

Thank Lendel B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The best way to enjoy the palace is to ask for a guided tour. There is so much information that is not provided in the brochure. Ask lots of questions. There is so much to be learned about the governor, and the royalty that stayed...More

Thank DMarie632013
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

the museum stuff were super wonderful. the gentleman was a pool of knowledge. he described a good chunk of history about the weapons, pots, native trees, clothing and important hawaii culture. the history of the furniture, huge weapons and the feather works were amazing. the...More

Thank Raihan K
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3 February 2016|
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Response from Pete S | Reviewed this property |
It is very close, certainly less than a half mile and probably less. We stayed a little south of Hulihee palace and walked to the pier many times. Lots of stores and restaurants on the way.
3 November 2015|
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Response from Mommikara | Reviewed this property |
It was $6.00 for each senior and 4 people in our group. Yes, your shoes must be removed but they have paper booties for you to wear while inside. This was in summer. (2015)
28 August 2015|
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Response from Bill G | Reviewed this property |
This Daugters of Hawaill website should provide the answers you are seeking once the September calendar is up. I cannot attach the link but a simple search should find it.