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The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
Reviewed 29 December 2013

This was our third stay at the inn, our first on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. What a special time with my 94 year old mom and my brother from the Bay Area. A wonderful breakfast and Christmas gifts from the Innkeeper ... Life doesn't get much better. We will be back to enjoy paradise on the Big Island,

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Beulah, CO
Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

This was a really nice place to stay, and I would stay there again. While you feel as if you are at the end of the world, you are really just a short trip from Hilo. Our bedroom was small, but quite pleasant, and our porch looked onto the falls after which the property is named. Going to sleep to...

1Thank Barring C
Arroyo Grande, California
Reviewed 23 December 2013

This is a really special place. We were lulled to sleep by the sound of the waterfall and the frogs. The room (Pikake Room) was very tasteful and clean, but not huge. Good wifi. Great breakfast with waffles, eggs, and lots of local fruit. the grounds are wonderful. Nice bamboo garden and guava trees on the way to the waterfall....

1Thank calpoly2013
Bakersfield California
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Arrived somewhat late, about 7:30pm so it is pretty dark. The drive into the facility is almost treacherous at night. Instructions for "checking in" are just OK and imply you don't need to bother the inn keeper. Fortunately he came out to help us. There were only two guests registered and one of them was already there leaving us as...

1Thank ElectricalEngr
Lennysutton, Owner at The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls, responded to this review

This guest is a perfect example of how difficult it can be sometimes to be an Innkeeper. Even when your guest shows up in the middle of the night with a plethora of bags and you take mercy and volunteer to help him with his heavy bags, he finds will find a reason to fault you for the effort. Sometimes...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

The view can't be beat! And that's what you're paying for... The rooms are average, a bit small, no tv or mini fridge and since the inn is a good drive from town, you might want some non perishable snacks. Overall, our stay was great! The breakfast was very tasty and filling. The hike along the falls and through the...

Thank Medea6300
Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 12 December 2013

After being in the concrete jungle of Waikiki, I chose this place because it was secluded. We arrived in the dark after spending the day at the volcano and the drive was a bit spooky due to the fog. Lighting was very subtle so we couldnt see the waterfall but man could we hear it. We settled into bed (...

Thank kmarajh
Bosque, NM
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We chose this bed and breakfast to start our honeymoon trip to the big Island of Hawaii. We did this solely online. The facility is everything the website attests to and more, if possible! Sleeping with the sound of the waterfall and the coqui frogs (we know, they aren't native, but we enjoyed their songs) was so relaxing we slept...

Thank Luanne T
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Our main interest in visiting the Hilo side of the Big Island was the volcanoes, yet we didn't find a B&B close to the park that interested us as much as this one. The drive was 30 or 40 min and went by quickly. We loved the quiet of the inn, the trails on the property and the wonderful full...

Thank ChicaLL
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 26 November 2013

On the last night of our recent honeymoon, we stayed at The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls. The view is amazing, and we enjoyed walking to the falls and the expansive bamboo garden. Make sure to apply a liberal dose of the Inn's supplied bug spray before beginning your trek. Made to order eggs and macadamia nut waffles were the highlights...

Thank Erik B
Webberville, Michigan
Reviewed 18 November 2013

My Husband and I stayed in the Harmony House for two nights in the Maile room. The room is extremely small, the bed does not fit the bed frame, and the bathroom is so tiny that you have no room to put anything. There is no AC at this resort, this would be OK at night except you can't leave...

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Lennysutton, Owner at The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls, responded to this review

The Guest Room you stayed in was the Maile Room. it is 12 ft X 16 ft not including the 8ft X 6 ft private balcony so close to our 120 ft waterfall that you can throw a rock and hit it, and not including the bathroom. Not our largest room, but the one with the most dramatic view of...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls sits among 22 lush, natural acres, surrounding Hawaii’s largest privately accessible waterfall. The Kulaniapia experience is like no other, just 15 minutes from town, but completely away. Whether you come for relaxation, adventure or both, nothing quite prepares you for how much you find of each. Those seeking adventure are invited to sign up with the Kulaniapia Adventures team for a guided, 120 foot rappel down our namesake waterfall. Accommodations are provided in several asian inspired buildings providing accommodations ranging from standard/waterfall view rooms and family suites, to fully detached cottages and a Pagoda Guest House with a full kitchen. Enjoy a wholesome, locally sourced breakfast and the big island’s best coffee, all while enjoying the view of our namesake falls each morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

Address: 100 Kulaniapia Dr, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2361
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: RM934 - RM1,293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
The Inn At Kulaniapia Falls Hotel Hilo
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