We have stayed at the Inn numerous times since 1997 and have always been delighted until our most recent stay last month. The Inn is going through a transformation under the new ownership and we were disappointed to have the usual tranquility of our stay interrupted with the constant presence of workers staining the outside of the facilities. In the past there had been an elegance to the simplicity of the furnishings, however, this year there was a steady flow of new furniture being moved in making it feel more like a furniture store than a Bed and Breakfast. The feeling of aloha that has always been present in past years was significantly diminished with the departure of the innkeeper. In addition, we were shocked to learn that the price of the room we normally reserve had increased from slightly under $200 (including discount for length of stay) to $290 (discounts no longer being offered).
We spent much of our time looking around the island for other places to stay. We have found other beautiful places that are much nicer and have the spirit of aloha we expect to find in Hawaii. They are likely to get our business next year and going forward. In the past I would have rated Holualoa Inn Excellent, but no longer.