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The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewed 9 October 2013

First we heard the waterfall, then we saw it, absolutely beautiful! We followed the trail from the waterfall, along the river, through The Bamboo Garden. It was amazing! The grounds are beautiful. A true taste of Hawaii! Breakfast the next morning was great. The Dining Room hostess was quite friendly and very hospitable. She made the very best waffles! This...

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Notts
Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

Spent 5 glorious days here. It is stunning. It was late at night and very dark when we arrived, so couldn't see anything, but could hear waterfall. We were exhusted from flight etched, so fell straight to sleep. Woke up to Glorious sunshine, opened the balcony doors, to the most beautiful waterfall, it was breath taking!!! And right outside our...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 19 September 2013

The view of the waterfalls and the grounds were extraordinary. Young girls on the staff provided excellent breakfasts and support. Hawaiian weather was hot and our King Kamehameha room with the best exposure to the falls outside the windows was also very hot with its West exposure and it was hard to sleep even on top of the covers with...

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Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed 16 September 2013

There are some minor issues which if corrected would move them into the top drawer. Nothing major. The rooms are a bit small and the amenities in the rooms are a bit tired, however you are right beside one of the best waterfalls on the Big Island and definitely the best in Hilo. Breakfast is very good, with lots of...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Offensive host, out of date rooms, mediocre breakfast. The owner booked us in the wrong room and when we told him at check in he got mad at us and lied and said the room we wanted was booked prior to our call months ago. We were on our Honeymoon and spoke with him a long time about the property...

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 3 September 2013

What a fabulous time! I loved being able to roam the beautiful landscape of this truly slice of heaven. My husband and I stayed three nights which was really not long enough. The laid back atmosphere of self check in makes you feel right at home and the macadamia nut waffles made to order are D-licious! I loved getting up...

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Chesapeake, VA
Reviewed 22 August 2013

This Inn was a highpoint of our trip to Hawaii! It is way off the beaten path. Although not difficult to find, I was glad that the first time we went was in the daytime. Very quiet,with beautiful trails where we didn't run across any other people. In the evenings, we were serenaded by what seemed to be a million...

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Thank i20jc
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We had a great stay in the hibiscus room. The rooms are nice and the grounds are amazing. The breakfast was great with some delicious fresh fruit, and Jasmine was very helpful with pointers for our trip. If you are staying in the Hilo area I would definitely stay here!

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Wenatchee, Washington
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Amazing location with waterfall and view of Hilo. Bed was super comfy. Food was good, though eggs and waffles may have gotten repetitive if we stayed for more than two nights. Check-in was a little odd as it was self service and we arrived in the rain at night, but we managed to figure it out.

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Chapel Hill, NC
Reviewed 8 August 2013

What more can you ask for than a nice room by a spectacular private waterfall a short drive from Hilo and its surrounding sites? The inn is well kept and the staff very non-intrusive. The drive from Hilo is beautiful and takes you through macadamia nut tree groves. The inn itself looks over Hilo and you can see the lights...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls sits among 22 lush, natural acres, surrounding Hawaii’s largest privately accessible waterfall. The Kulaniapia experience is like no other, just 15 minutes from town, but completely away. Whether you come for relaxation, adventure or both, nothing quite prepares you for how much you find of each. Those seeking adventure are invited to sign up with the Kulaniapia Adventures team for a guided, 120 foot rappel down our namesake waterfall. Accommodations are provided in several asian inspired buildings providing accommodations ranging from standard/waterfall view rooms and family suites, to fully detached cottages and a Pagoda Guest House with a full kitchen. Enjoy a wholesome, locally sourced breakfast and the big island’s best coffee, all while enjoying the view of our namesake falls each morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

Address: 100 Kulaniapia Dr, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2361
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $278 - $441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
The Inn At Kulaniapia Falls Hotel Hilo
The Inn At Kulaniapia Falls Hilo, Hawaii
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“Jada it is the only completely solo house. hibiscus is also very private. Queen and King have good views”
 of 5 bubbles X4983OCjacquelineb, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Pagoda is outstanding”
 of 5 bubbles bradr615, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Waterfall view is best.”
 of 5 bubbles artbycathy, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Having a patio is really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles AaronRhodes47, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms in the red building have an amazing view of the falls from the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles BobRadecki, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
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