We discovered the Aloha Guest House in Fodor's and decided it looked like a good central location to stay on the Kona coast. We could easily drive down to South Point and Volcanoes National Park, as well as head up north to Kohala and the Waipio Valley.
We arrived in the evening, and to be honest, were a bit concerned by the long, mostly unpaved road up to the house. However, that's where our concerns ended. Both Johan and Greg were unbeatable hosts, preparing amazing breakfasts and offering up tons of information on what to see and what to eat around the island.
The house itself was impeccable. The room we stayed in had an ocean view, and connected to a covered deck offering a perfect spot for evening reading and relaxing. Sure, the HDTV and ample supply of DVDs were a nice touch for a laid back evening, but even better was the views around the house. The guys have a number of citrus trees and plams line the driveway.
Service was also top-notch. Greg answered a myriad of questions about the island, serving as a B&B host and historian during our stay. We rented a kayak from him for Kealakekua Bay, which made getting to the marine preserve and seeing the dolphins far easier. The guys were always ready to help whenever we needed something. Make sure you pick up some coffee from them before you leave.
Overall, we were very, very impressed with the Aloha Guest House and will definitely stay here our next trip to the Big Island. Sure the road up the hill is kind of a pain, but considering you'll only drive up and down once a day, it's well worth the effort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casually elegant, secluded, relaxed atmosphere with panoramic ocean views. Five guest rooms with private baths, premium linens, HDTV with DirecTV satellite programing. Generous fresh organic breakfasts sourced locally from Aloha Guest House's own fruit farm, farmer's markets, or the local natural food store; served with organic 100% Kona coffee. Snorkel gear, beach umbrellas, ice coolers available free of charge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aloha Guest House Hotel Captain Cook
- Aloha Guest House Hawaii/Captain Cook