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Hale Kai Hawaii Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #7 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 9 January 2005

The best place in all of Hawaii. View is great breakfast is great, and it is very reasonably priced, also the hosts are the nicest and most helpful people on the island. Great place to stay!!!

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Palo Alto, CA
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Reviewed 2 January 2005

Just back from our trip. We stayed 6 nights there. This must be one of the best views of the ocean available in Hilo. We slept with the windows open to let the noise of the waves get us to sleep.
The hosts are very nice and breakfast is delicious, for example, a boat made out of papaya filled with tropical fruits and topped with vanilla yogurt, followed by a preparation of eggs, onion and some purtugese meat, accompanied with fruit juice and delicious coffee.
Do not be afraid of asking the hosts for recommendations on anythings from the best places to snorkel to the volcano sights.
While we are talking about the volcano, this is a good location to stay when visiting the national park, you are about 45 minutes from the park, but down where the weather is warmer. We stayed for 6 days so we were able to combine volcano days with other sights (do not miss the champagne pond - page 114 in Hawaii The Big Island Revealed, an excellent unbiased book).
Back to the review - there is a small shared refrigerator and a microwave, so you do not have to go out for dinner every night.
We will be back there if (when) we go to Hilo again.

  • Stayed December 2004
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Reviewed 23 November 2004

stayed 3 nites, nov 20-22, spacious moana room, ocean right out the door, waves lull you to sleep, we swan in the pool and used the hot tub each AM, before 8 am breakfast that was really good, such as macadamia waffles, or a fritatta, always lots of fresh tropical fruits, kona coffee, and helpful hosts, we watched the surfers next door each AM too. great place ,and about 10 min drive from old hilo/downtown.

  • Stayed November 2004
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Reviewed 13 September 2004

We spent 3 days at the Hale Kai Hawaii from Sept 5-8, 2004 and loved everything about it. The location is very convenient to most of the sites on the east side of the island including Volcano National Park, which is only 35 minutes away. Ric is very knowledgeable about the area and provided great advice including what Big Island guidebook to purchase, where to go for dinner, the “must sees” on both sides of the island and where to get the best price on souvenirs. There is no question that Maria and Ric take pride in their business. No detail was left out and the breakfasts were truly gourmet. We enjoyed generous servings of fresh tropical fruit every morning along with fresh coffee, tea, tropical fruit juices, papaya or taro french toast or portabello mushroom scrabbled eggs, or a fritatta, served with a fresh baked macadamia nut and mango muffin or a papaya scone. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious and you will not leave the table hungry. We stayed in the Moana room, which was clean, private and spacious. The bed and pillows were comfortable and the ceiling fan and ocean breeze kept the room cool. If you’re not a morning person, the room was equipped with room-darkening vertical blinds that kept the early morning sun out. Each room has a semi-private balcony with your own patio table and chairs that came in handy when it came time to write postcards. There is also a hot tub and a pool available for use. The rooms all face the ocean and have unbeatable views. We were lucky enough to watch dolphins at play while we were eating breakfast and enjoying our morning coffee. We really enjoyed visiting with the other guests during breakfast. During our trip to the Big Island, we also stayed at the Hapuna Beach resort and at a condo in Kailua-Kona and our favorite, by far, was the Hale Kai Hawaii B&B.

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Reviewed 1 September 2004

My wife and I visited Hilo during july 2004, and our stay at Hale Kai was key in a great vacation. Ric and Maria are great hosts, more like friends than business owners. Their local knowledge and willingness to share it with us was great. The Breakfast was incredible, and the location outstanding. I can think of no bad points to our stay in their home. I know where I will stay on my next visit to the Big Island.

  • Stayed January 2005
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Reviewed 24 February 2004

We spent 4 nights at the Hale Kai and could not have been more pleased.
We stay at many B&B's and Ric and Maria have one of the best. The oceanview is impressive from the rooms and from the lanai where the excellent breakfast is served. There were many whale sightings.

The sunrise is spectacular.

The B&B is just north of Hilo and in very quiet neighborhood but only minutes to downtown.

Our only problem was that we didn't spend enough time on the big island. Next time we will stay at least 5 full days with Ric and Maria.

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Property: Hale Kai Hawaii Bed & Breakfast
Address: 111 Honolii Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2203
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanfront accommodations with a spectacular, panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and Hilo Bay. Enjoy a delicious breakfast while watching surfers, dolphins, and seasonal humpback whales. Relax in the evening to the sound of the surf. Four oceanfront rooms available, each with private bathroom, free WiFi, cable TV, fresh flowers, lanai, and access to pool and hot tub. Quiet, peaceful location 2 miles north of Hilo Town, just 10 minutes to the airport. Smoke-free property. Free parking. ... more   less 
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