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Review of Hanalei Surfboard House

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Hanalei Surfboard House
Ranked #1 of 5 Hanalei B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Albertville, Minnesota
1 review
“The time of our lives!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

What a wonderful experience! Simon is a terrific host and has thought of everything you might need during your stay. The suite is very roomy, much larger than it shows on the photos. Very convenient location. Close to all the north shore beaches! The gardens are beautiful and show how much Simon cares about his property. Can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

If you want to authentically experience Hanalei Bay, this is the best place to stay. You are a minute from the beach, can walk into town and have your own private hideaway. We stayed in the Elvis room and enjoyed the privacy and character of the room. Simon is a great host. He is very engaging, provides local knowledge and appears right when you need him. It is the kind of place that you want to stay and experience instead of zipping around all day just to land back at the room at night. We really enjoyed grilling out and enjoyed eating on the patio.If you are trying to determine whether to stay at the Surfboard House or at the resorts of Princeville, we recommend here. We still had golf and a mai tai at the St. Regis and were able to leave the cookie cutter resort feeling and head back to a peaceful unique setting.

Room Tip: Both the Elvis room and Cowgirl room are the same.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Excellent hotel, fantastic location (near beach & town), wonderful staff. The room decoration is music funky (lots of memorabilia like gold records) and the property landscaping quite eclectic (surfboards & bowling balls among tropical landscaping). Our kind of lodging. We'll definitely go back for a longer stay.

Room Tip: Ask for the "Love Shack"
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

We just came back from our trip to Kauai, we spent few nights in the Love Shack, and just no words for such an amazing place... every single detail make the surfboard House an excellent place that you can not miss out. At my first contact with Simon I had good experience and made me feel that I have to go and check out this place. I called back to reserve it and I talked to Simon who gave me few tips to enjoy more the Island. His place is just WONDERFUL.... I love each room and of course our Love Shack as well... His House and his hospitality was incredible... THANK YOU very much Simon for the Sapote and the lovely fruits and avocado we enjoyed everything till last minute, and look forward to go back soon!!! Your Venezuelan and Colombian Friend!!! THANK YOU!!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

We spent three weeks travelling in Hawaii during January. Staying at the Hanalei Surfboard House in the Love Shack was the highlight of our holiday. Now that we are back home we are still thinking about how truly amazing our experience was. Simon the owner was fabulous at helping us with information on where to go for dinner and things to do in the local area. The accommodation was fantastic, the layout perfect, the detail in the decorating was so interesting, Simon had everything covered for a traveller to this part of the world. The proximity to the beach was great, and being able to walk into town and go out to dinner or shopping was a bonus. We just loved the fabulous feel to the place and this lovely town.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

This review is long overdue as we stayed for 6 nights over the Thanksgiving holiday in the Elvis Suite. As other reviews have noted Simon has thought of everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible and we enjoyed the back pation, the kitchen and BBQ as we ate in often. This is the perfect spot in Hanalei and I would not change a thing. The grounds are beautiful and loved seeing the birds and flowers greet us every time we arrived back to our bungalow. Perfect spot as you can walk to the beach or town which makes it even more relaxing. A trip to Cost Co when you arrive as it is near the airport is key as you can stock up on essentials. Loved the local shampoo, conditioner and soap in the bathroom as it was such a nice touch and loved being able to try locally produced products.Thank you again Simon and promise we will see you soon!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Hanalei is one of my favorite places in the world, and staying at the Hanalei Surfboard House made the experience even better. Simon is a generous and accommodating host, and his attention to aesthetic details is phenomenal. This is a fun, relaxing, comfortable, quiet, beautiful place, a short block or two from the beach, and a two-minute drive from town center. And in the unlikely event that you should need something Simon hasn't already provided, he'll be happy to help you out. (We stayed in the Elvis Suite, but all three rooms are great.)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hanalei Surfboard House

Property: Hanalei Surfboard House
Address: 5459 Weke Rd, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Hanalei
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Hanalei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in one of the most sought after destinations on Kauai’s spectacular North Shore, our suites are just a few minutes from charming Hanalei town. On a beachfront road lined with stately homes and plantation cottages, we provide some of the only room-rentals in Hanalei. Hanalei Bay, the playground of surfing’s World Champions, is right across the street. ... more   less 
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Hanalei Surfboard House Hotel Hanalei
Hanalei Surfboard House Kauai

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