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The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
Ranked #1 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
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“Awesome BED and BREAKFAST”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

This Inn was awesome. We stayed in the Hibiscus Rome 4 nights. We had a queen bed, bathroom and a screened in porch. It overlooked the 120 ft waterfall. It was beautiful. There is no air conditioner but a ceiling fan and the screen porch let you hear the fall all night. It was GREAT! It had coffee available at 7:00 and breakfast from 8-9. You had a person who would fix you things for breakfast like Macadenia Nut waffles-great, any type of eggs, fruit, Passion juice, bread, bagels etc. It was nice to meet other people staying there expecially during breakfast. I think any one going to the Big Island should stay at this place. To get there, have the Inn on their website give you directions. We came in at 9:00 at night and had no trouble getting there.It is 4 miles away from downtown Hilo. Not any city noise. The owner came every day and talked to us. All the people working there are GREAT. LOVED THE PLACE!!!!!

Room Tip: The Harmony House there was perfect!!!
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Green Features: Electricity from the waterfall Great food Nice helpful people things to do like bamboo trees to see one a walk, the waterfall, the small falls also.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

As we drove up the long driveway to the property we stopped to take numerous pictures, just getting there was gorgeous. Then you arrive! The grounds were beautifully manicured. The owner, our host Len greeted us with his two dogs. Our room was cozy, nice linens, no air conditioning but the ceiling fan is more than enough to cool you. We walked down the Bamboo trail to the waterfall and it was like walking into a fairy tale. The lush gardens were so peaceful and the sound of the waterfall was so powerful and yet calming.
We woke to breakfast being made by our house Chef Melissa. She made the most wonderful Macadamia nut waffles and eggs anyway you want them (perfectly done). Tropical fruits, great coffee and more than your tummy could hold.
Our host Len took time to talk with us and explained to my husband how he came upon the property and entertained us with his stories. We will stay again when ever we get the chance.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Jasmine room. We brought our grandson with us, so he slept on a blow up mattress o...
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Green Features: It was great to know that the Inn was completely self-sufficient.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

This was an absolute treasure that a my boss referred to. I loved everything about it. I stayed in the hibiscus room, which had an enclosed porch that faced the waterfall. The sheets were incredibly soft and the room very comfortable. The landscaping and water fall were amazing. There is a great trail that leads you down to waterfall, where you can swim, kayak or enjoy the scenery. This bed and breakfast exceeded my expectations and the pictures don't do it justice. My only regret was that I only stayed for one night and had to be up and out early the next morning.

Room Tip: Hibiscus is near the kitchen and living room, but has an covered porch that faces the waterfall. I c...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

What a fabulous place. the best part having access to the falls with few other people there.
they had some kayaks there. We were lucky enough to be there when the water was flowing just right so we could swim and paddle.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Great Falls, Virginia
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

This Inn is in the most beautiful and relaxing setting imaginable. You sleep to the sound of a gorgeous waterfall on the property, to a cacophony of tree frogs. The waterfall has a lovely swimming hole where you can swim and kayak (and note, safety first - the proprietor requires staff be present, to serve as a lifeguard.) The property is a lush garden, with blooming camelia bushes, and many exotic plants - so interesting, and so marvelous.
Coffee and breakfast is served by delightful staff- the breakfasts are friendly and so delicious, with ripe papaya, pineapple, and omelets, delicious (!) waffles, etc.
The island of Hawaii is extremely interesting - there is a lot to see, and it is easy to travel from this Inn to explore the entire island. There is little traffic around Hilo, and it is easy to get to the Inn from the airport (or Hilo). The easy and short drive (15-20 minutes because you drive slowly on the small road, by orchards and farms and gardens) is amazingly beautiful.
The Inn feels like home - I was traveling alone, and found the atmosphere so relaxing, complete with quiet soothing music, and really lovely staff, that the guests just hang out and talk with each other in the evenings, as well as at breakfast. It's very low key, and the guests are interesting and friendly. The rooms are very nice, very clean and fresh, the bed comfortable, bathroom very nice, the floors gorgeous. You will feel at ease and completely at home in this beautiful place. There is a spacious kitchen to share, as well as a screened in porch and a living room and dining room -The proprietor has created a wonderful, welcoming place - it's my favorite place ever. It's thrillingly breathtakingly beautiful, and yet relaxing and comfortable in every way.
Other nice touches - beach towels, interesting soap, overall thoughtfulness and attentive but low key assistance and service, and reasonable rates. Lenny and his staff are very informative and helpful with trip planning activities, etc. It's just a great place!! I am coming and bringing my family here next summer for a week! I lucked out finding this Inn!

Room Tip: Every room is quiet, and from the rooms in the back you can hear the waterfall more clearly.
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Raleigh, NC
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

What a beautiful place tucked away from the town. We stayed in the Pagoda and really enjoyed the space and the surroundings. The grounds are truly beautiful. The Pagoda is right by the falls. We went to sleep listening to them. Just like your own soothing sound machine! Lenny the owner is very sweet and helpful. The other employes are great too. The Inn is really an attraction on its own. We would recommend to anyone planning a visit to Hilo.

Room Tip: We loved our Pagoda. Wonderful for a family
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

This is a wonderful place to relax and refresh. It is a few miles out of town, but it is worth going the few next miles You will be happy you chose to stay there. There are waterfall and trails to enjoy.

Room Tip: get a room with a full view of the waterfall
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Green Features: It does a very good job of taking care of mother earth
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
Address: 100 Kulaniapia Dr, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2361
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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 
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