I wish we could give the accommodation a better review, because the owners are both very lovely people and the breakfast, complete with make-your-own-omelette station and fresh fruits, was delicious. The view from the breakfast lanai was also beautiful, and the property was lovely and wooded.
However, the room that we stayed in, the Maile room, was gross. The industrial carpet was worn in places, the room was overly humid and musty, the furniture looked very old, the bedding uncomfortable.
We were greeted by a wolf spider on the wall when we entered (which promptly hid somewhere, we had no idea where, before we could remove it - which freaked us out before going to bed) and a large centipede by the bathroom when we awoke.
The bathroom was pretty clean and the water pressure was okay, so that made the morning better. But we were glad to be heading out the next morning and very glad we only stayed there for a night on our arrival. The price was cheap, which is good, but I think next time I'll pay more and stay elsewhere.
I feel guilty writing this because the owners were so nice, but I have to be honest about how I feel. If you're okay with feeling like you're camping or staying in a rustic, unrenovated cabin, then this place would be fine - because the owners are great and the breakfast was tasty. I think the place was just a poor fit for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a Virtual Kona Coffee Plantation of five rooms and two cottages in country comfort. Exceptional Breakfast Lovers Buffet and DIY omelet bar, fresh fruit, fresh bread baked daily, pure Kona coffee and bird watching. Relax to sage advice, friendly prices, broadband wireless, good beds, private baths and a gentle touch of aloha from old Hawai'i along the road less traveled. Just 3 miles south of Kailua-Kona and 11 miles south of the Kona International Airport (KOA). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hale Maluhia Country Inn (House Of Peace) Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Country Inn Kailua-Kona
- Kailua-Kona Country Inn
- Hale Maluhia Country Inn Hawaii/Kailua-Kona