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“Sunsets and wonderful breakfasts”
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Lilikoi Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Holualoa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Sunsets and wonderful breakfasts”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We had a wonderful couple of days in this place where you are spoiled with amazing breakfasts. The food here is beyond any standard of B&B. Getting there is not very easy (a VERY steep drive up a one lane road, which seems the standard on the island), but once there you don't want (or need) to leave.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We stayed in three different places on our vacation, on the beach, at Volcano House on the rim of Kilauea caldera, and here. We really liked the mix and ending up here to relax before returning home. Breakfast was terrific, and the coffee, grown on site, was the best we had (along with Kona Coffeehouse & Cafe at Honaunau). Shai was very welcoming. I would highly recommend all of the rooms except ours (the Torch Ginger). This room is very small and while it had a bookcase, chest of drawers and closet, they were all full of someone's belongings. We had to put our things on the floor, making the room even smaller. It did have a fabulous bathroom. There are many nice areas to hang out including lanais, a hot tub, a living room and full kitchen. We didn't spend any time in our room except to sleep.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Being in the 22 mile strip of Kona Coffee Country we were served delicious coffee from the property each morning on the lovely long "lanai" (veranda) facing the ocean. Sunsets from this view were spectacular. Shai, a trained chef. served wonderful breakfasts e.g. half papaya filled with a variety of cut fruit in yoghourt, followed a hot breakfast dish which varied each morning of our six night stay.The use of the fully equipped guest kitchen was much appreciated. Shai and his wife Trina are interesting hosts who speak a variety of languages. Shai was a very valuable source of sight seeing options. The tropical foliage, which also surrounded the hot tub, made for a delightful setting. As our heritage is Australian, having an endless supply of "lilikoi" (passionfriut) was an extra special bonus!
The location being 1600' above sea level made for very pleasant temperatures.Highly recommended! Robyn and Peter

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

It was a great stay at your BnB, just perfect. The room was very clean, the location incredible, the breakfast awesome and you are just great!!! Thank you sooo much for your hospitality! We will see you in berlin this year :-)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kailua, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Everything about the Lilikoi Inn was fabulous, the best "No Ka 'Oi" - the views, the large rooms, the huge bathrooms, the several lanai (porches) and the hot tub.
But perhaps Best of All were the daily scrumptious breakfasts prepared by Shai...
Hot local coffees, fresh avocados, fresh papaya with mixed fruits and yoghurt, banana pancakes, broccoli and asparagus frittata, Mediterranean vegetable stew with poached egg.
Trina and Shai were wonderful hosts, and I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 22 January 2014

The Lilikoi Inn is delightful - a beautiful, lush setting tucked in a cool, secluded area. Surrounded by the beautiful, Hawaiian natural environment - fruit trees, tropical flowers, a stunning view of the Kona coastline and magical sunsets. Each breakfast was a delightful surprise, as if being served in a special restaurant. Luscious fruit and juices, and creative and delicious entrees. Shai and Trina asked if I had any food allergies, and every day prepared my breakfast as delicious as the others, excluding any ingredient that I was allergic to. Trina and Shai were wonderful hosts - warm, engaging and full of answers to our questions about how to get to places.

Room Tip: I enjoyed the Plumeria Room - if you're looking for privacy it can't be beat! It was furthe...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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159 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We chose the Lilikoi Inn based on reviews - and are glad we chose it. Overall it's unique - in location, food, and care/attention from the hosts ( Trina and Shai ). We felt like we were part of the family when we had breakfast -- and Trina and Shai joined us to talk about our plans for the day and offer specific and detailed comments about our destinations. Shai even offered to help us with our routes, suggesting we call if we had questions. We took him up on that when we went astray at one point.

The accommodations are very nice - large rooms with good ventilation and other comforts. We spent more time on the lanai than in the room - however, the rooms had screens on the doors/windows while the lanai did not. We enjoyed the meals, but since they are served on the lanai (with superb views) that is unscreened, we ended up with a few extra insect bites.

I've enjoyed stays at B&B's all over the world, and this one is unique. A great combination of personal attention and comfortable lodgings. It's hard to find unless you use the written directions (forget the GPS!!!), and it's high up - above the bustle of Kona Town and close to other interesting away from town.

If you leave breakfast hungry, it's your fault. So much food - too much food? - that's wonderful. You can put leftovers in the fridge and have it later (for lunch?).

Overall, if you stay here you'll be well taken care off and well fed. Isn't that what a B&B is about?

Room Tip: There are only a few. Rooms downstairs are larger, but you may hear noise from upstairs. Rooms ups...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lilikoi Inn

Property: Lilikoi Inn
Address: 75-5339 Mamalahoa Hwy Apt C, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-8611
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Holualoa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Holualoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Lilikoi Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small coffee farm set in a lush area near local attractions of beaches, hikes, snorkeling areas yet remote. The breakfasts are gourmet and everyone leaves the breakfast table with great ideas for the day. The big island has a lot to offer and is full of magical places. Come and experience paradise on the big island of Hawaii! We look forward to your visit at the Lilikoi Inn. Trina and Shai ... more   less 
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