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Hulihe'e Palace

75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
+1 808-329-1877
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Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
+1 808-329-1877
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The best way to enjoy the palace is to ask for a guided tour. There is so much information that is not provided in the brochure. Ask lots of questions. There is so much to be learned about the governor, and the royalty that stayed...More

Thank DMarie632013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the museum stuff were super wonderful. the gentleman was a pool of knowledge. he described a good chunk of history about the weapons, pots, native trees, clothing and important hawaii culture. the history of the furniture, huge weapons and the feather works were amazing. the...More

Thank Abu_hurayrah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After years of walking past the palace we finally decided to take a tour. We already knew the history but needed to kill some time. I wish we would have done it sooner!!! Seeing how beautiful it is inside and being able to see all...More

Thank sgoldsby856
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not have time to take a tour (unfortunately), just used their brochure and "toured" ourselves. Very interesting.

Thank AnnL462017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the waterfront in Kona, a short walk from the pier. It was worth the admission price ($10) just to see the furniture and the dishes of Hawaiian royalty. Staff was great with a history lesson in every room. Only negative- closes at 4pm!...More

Thank SanDiego_RunLong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The people there seemed very knowledgeable about the history of the palace and were very nice. The entire building was laid out with a lot of historical pieces.

Thank Kenny O
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Lots of artifacts in a historic building by the sea. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. It was pleasant being out on the back deck looking out at the sea.

Thank bobndee24
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Hulihe's Palace gives you a glimpse of a facet of Hawaii that is not as famous as its beaches. It houses artifacts and memorabilia of the Hawaiian royalty and traces their story as they slowly but surely became westernized and ultimately, chose to be a...More

Thank gomk
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great historical building. We did a tour of this house and learned a lot about the Hawaiian kings and queens and the influence from Europe

Thank Julia0501
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Wonderful place to stroll and learn a little about this historical site. Even if there is a cover charge please understand, it was the home of Hawaiian royalty and well you have to also pay to see George Washington's Mount Vernon. It is not the...More

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3 February 2016|
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Response from Pete S | Reviewed this property |
It is very close, certainly less than a half mile and probably less. We stayed a little south of Hulihee palace and walked to the pier many times. Lots of stores and restaurants on the way.
3 November 2015|
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Response from Mommikara | Reviewed this property |
It was $6.00 for each senior and 4 people in our group. Yes, your shoes must be removed but they have paper booties for you to wear while inside. This was in summer. (2015)
29 August 2015|
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Response from Bill G | Reviewed this property |
This Daugters of Hawaill website should provide the answers you are seeking once the September calendar is up. I cannot attach the link but a simple search should find it.