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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Encouraged by the reviews we wanted to end our dream hawaii vacation at a luxury B&B but were very disappointed when we showed up here.First the remote setting away from any town.The Kale inn advertises generous complimentary amenities,but on arrival we learned there is No pool,No in room movies/entertainment,No sauna,No Jacuzzi,No gym equipment(at a property run by men on the...

Thank George J
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The owners of Kalaekilohana are very gracious hosts, very willing to give tips about the local area, and fantastic cooks. We made our third trip to the Big Island in four years specifically to have the opportunity to stay with them again.

Thank Bob B
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had split our stay between two different B&B; one in Kona and here and we stayed for 3 nights at each location. It was a perfect way to end the trip and away from hustle and bustle and it worked out well for us. Kenny and Kilohana are amazing hosts. They are passionate and love what they do and...

Thank RR103
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights at the end of a 3 week vacation in Maui, Kauai and finally the Big Island. If we could have stayed longer we would have stayed another week. It was the best place we stayed and some of the others took some beating. I don't think we have ever stayed anywhere with such genuinely welcoming...

Thank animatedstardust
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Beautiful setting, terrific hosts, lovely rooms and a good spot from which to explore Volcano National Park, the southernmost tip of the United States and a stunning black beach. Kenny and Kilohana were helpful and tried to think of everything to make the stay terrific. Loved the front veranda and the frogs chirping at night.

Thank fromchicago2011
Miami, Florida, United States
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Where to begin? We absolutely LOVED our stay at Kalaekilohana. The perfect retreat that we were hoping for. I stayed for 6 nights (my husband for 4) and enjoyed every minute. The hosts are welcoming and so helpful with day trips and activities recommendations. We saw more than we thought we could with their help. I had bottomless local French...

Thank AshleyBeth17
Kalaekilohana, Owner at Kalaekilohana, responded to this review

One of our favorite things is that early morning time on the lanai with all the bird activity. It's a great way to get start the day and we're glad you enjoyed it as well. We appreciate your comments on dinner. We're getting more and more access to locally sourced fruits and vegetables as time goes on. We had the...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful house in a very quiet part of the big island. Kenny and Kilohana are delightful hosts and offer good suggestions for nearby activities, which include Volcano National Park and green sands beach. Fair warning- anything within an hour's drive is "nearby" in this part of the world. Tip: eat breakfast at 7 and leave early in...

Thank mfitz81
Kalaekilohana, Owner at Kalaekilohana, responded to this review

It's a great reminder just how large our island is in comparison to our neighbor isles. O'ahu and Maui could fit into our district alone. Our central location helps make the southern half of the island easy to see. Combined with a few nights up north, you can drive less and see more. Thanks for pointing out what a good...

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Rooms are lovely and well appointed. I love the front porch. Spent as much time as possible there. Kenny and Kilohana are perfect hosts. We love the decor of the public areas as well as the rooms. Their feather Kahilis are authentic peaces of art work.

Thank hawaiiislandretreat
Kalaekilohana, Owner at Kalaekilohana, responded to this review

It's great for our kahili to get a mention. Pi'i Mauna is the name for the Hawaiian feather standard that graces the center of the house. It roughly translates as "ascending" and metaphorically is the story of how Kalaekilohana came to be. We're forever grateful to those that had a hand in his artwork.

Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is perhaps the nicest inn we have ever stayed at, if you factor in the hosts and the ambience as well as the inn itself. The four rooms are very comfortable and attractive, the remainder of the inn is lovely, and the hosts are so welcoming that you feel completely at home. We ate dinner at the inn each...

1Thank LexTraveler01
Kalaekilohana, Owner at Kalaekilohana, responded to this review

That is most gracious of you to describe us this way. From the day we began, we envisioned guests who wanted to experience the ambiance and comforts of a full-service Hawaiian inn in a familiar way. The addition of nightly dinner over the last few years has helped bring us closer to that vision. Thank you for helping us remind...

Reviewed 6 March 2017

During our week in Hawaii, we stayed at a beach resort, a house in Volcano, then here. Kilaekilohana was to be the relaxing end to the trip - and it was just that. Kenny and Kilohana are amazing hosts. Relaxing spaces, wonderful room, peaceful atmosphere, amazing service, and best of all the food. Breakfast was heavenly. Dinners was thoroughly enjoyed....

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Kalaekilohana, Owner at Kalaekilohana, responded to this review

We love the great combination of accommodations. We often encourage folks with over a week on our island to split their trip into a stay up north and a stay down south. It has worked really well for most over the years. Of course, we were grateful to be able to do our part. We're happy to hear our meals...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hawaii's greatest luxury value, with generous complimentary amenities that save you hundreds and a perfect location for seeing the southern half of Hawaii Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kalaekilohana

Address: 94-2152 South Point Road, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Naalehu
Price Range: RM1,697 - RM1,792 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Kalaekilohana Hotel Naalehu
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