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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Very kind people who serve food. Half the taste is from the ambience I guess. Very healthy Breakfast and Lunch options. Everything is a buffet. Breakfast was from 7:30 - 8:30 and Lunch from 12 - 1. You have to be there on time or...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Having read the reviews and heard good things we thought we'd try out Kalani for dinner. At nearly $30 each for dinner we had expected more than canteen food on paper plates.. The plastic furniture and free roaming pigs and cats just added to the...More

4  Thank myrativos8
Response from Ali S, Director of Storytelling at KalaniResponded 21 March 2017

Aloha and mahalo for your review! We are terribly sorry we were unable to meet your expectations of our Dining Lanai. Although it is extremely uncommon, our jungle location makes us vulnerable to equipment and power outages that affect our ability to run "as usual"....More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

I've been to Kalani four times and love it, but it works best for those who go there to meditate, do yoga or go within. Regular tourists might not fit in, especially not the prudes who believe that people should wear a bathing suit when...More

3  Thank DanishNovelist
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We booked for a week but left after a day - (no refund). The place is run down and unhygienic, seems to be full of escapees from the mainland having a party and expecting paying guests to subsidise their lifestyle... The spa is none existent...More

6  Thank Frejacayman
Response from Ali S, Director of Storytelling at KalaniResponded 21 March 2017

Aloha and mahalo for your candid review. Kalani Honua is a 40-year old 501(c)(3) non-profit educational retreat center. We host group retreats and individual travelers for experiences in yoga, meditation, massage, arts, and much more. Given the breadth of experiences we offer here, the people...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017

I got back a week ago and my experience was vastly different than my initial one 2 years ago. In 2014 I signed up for a yoga retreat and went to Kalani for some serious R&R. I was burned out on my job and relationship...More

3  Thank Kellismom
Response from Ali S, Director of Storytelling at KalaniResponded 5 January 2017

Aloha Kellismom and mahalo for your review. We are in the process of updating our website with language and imagery to make it more clear how remote and rustic some of our accommodations are -- and, we're happy you were able to optimize your second...More

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Esp15
5 February 2017|
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Response from Ali S |
Aloha Catherine, Our tropical lofts and a few of our cottages are among the newest rooms on campus. When you book your reservation, specify that you are looking for one of our newer buildings, rather than the more rustic... More
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jsoko22
25 March 2015|
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Response from kalaniweb | Property representative |
Aloha - most of the major car rental companies have counters at Hilo Airport, and some in Hilo town itself. We are able to provide you with a shuttle back to the airport so you can pick up your rental car. Mahalo!
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jsoko22
24 March 2015|
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Response from kalaniweb | Property representative |
Aloha! If you were just coming for a retreat, we would say a car wouldn't be necessary - but given that you then plan to spend time traveling and adventuring, you will absolutely find a car helpful. Some of the island's most... More
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"We stayed in 13 - 3. I think it is the best of the lot."
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"Request a newer building or one with an ocean view"
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"over price room, no clean towers, dirty rooms."
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"You will be in a hale which is a large open air, circular building. You can hear your neighbors but everyone..."
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