My partner and I just returned from a 2 week trip to Hawaii, four days of which we spent at Hale Ho'ola and couldn't be happier with our experience. In short - Mary and Bob are fantastic! Both gave us some great activity suggestions, Mary provided some of the best breakfast we had throughout our stay, and Bob provided some of the best story-telling we've heard in a long time; Bob even broke out cigars and brandy and the two guys chatted for better than an hour one evening.
Their home is perfectly lovely. The previous reviewer is correct - it's not ocean front property, but nothing about Hale Ho'ola states that it is. There is a panoramic ocean view from the breakfast area and, when the Hawaii weather cooperated, it was breathtaking. Yes, it is absent air-conditioning, but none of the B&B's we stayed in throughout our entire trip had air-conditioning....it's Hawaii for god's sake - turn on the ceiling fans (which were more than enough), open your windows and breath the fantastic fresh air.
I don't know what to say about the previous review. Our trip was less than 2 weeks after theirs and our experience (and mind you - we actually stayed!) is without any complaint. If you want air-conditioning, a swimming pool, room service, etc... stay at some mass-marketed resort. If however you want charming accomodations, amazing food, colorful characters and an incredibly unique and memorable experience then Hale Ho'ola - and Mary and Bob - are a good bet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hale-Ho'Ola B&B is 20 miles South of Kailua on the Big Island. It is a two story plantation style house nestled among tropical plants & flowers, offering a panoramic view of the ocean & unforgettable sunsets. South Kona has the Old Hawaiian flavor, with countryside, coffee farms & quaint little towns. Within 10 mins of:-Snorkeling & Swimming Beaches-with dolphins & turtles-Famous Painted Church-Place of Refuge Historic Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hale Ho'Ola B&B Hawaii/Honaunau