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Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 17 Pahoa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Marysville, Washington
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Vacation in Paridise”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

We stayed nine days and eight nights...wonderful! The grounds are so beautiful! The accommodations were just what we wanted. Petra, John, Miriam, Chris and Lili were fun and warmly hospitable. Parking was fine. Great location! Food was great! Free WiFi. We will stay at this Bed & Breakfast again soon. Petra and John provided good information about where to go to eat, swim, etc. Highly recommend Kaleo's in Pahoa for dinner.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bullard, Texas
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

This was our second visit to Hale Makamae and we would recommend others to stay in Petra and John's rural-suburban tropical paradise. Their location is both convenient to southeast Hawaii sightseeing and activities as well as Pahoa shops and restaurants.

Petra and helper Maid Miriam's breakfasts are superb recipes and sometimes unique- try "Witches Ashes". A wide variey of tropical fruits are also served.

Petra, John, and Miriam are warm and true people. They openly welcome and share their wide area knowledge of the island and are quite helpful in pointing out area attractions as well as unusual ones, too. Their children, Chris and Le Le, are very intelligent and well-mannered. They also have a good knowledge of the vegetation around their home.

We have stayed at Hale Makamae for one week in 2011 and one week in 2012. It is refreshing to return to a Bed & Breakfast and see that the delightful first experience is repeated. We have returned to other Bed & Breakfasts after a period and many times the overall second experience was disappointing. This was not true at Hale Makamae.

Their two acre property is well maintained and almost rivals area garden attractions. The rooms are clean, quiet, and well maintained. A visit to Hale Makamae is worth a traveler's stay.

Michael and Jean Ruscak, Texas

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

This Bed & Breakfast is located in a beautiful park with fantastic tropical vegetation. You’ll find rare orchids, palms and amazing blooming plants. You can enjoy a rainforest experience without a risk of malaria, missing comfort and concerns of safety … and Petra with family adds the unforgettable ALOHA.
We stayed at the just renovated Garden Suite in November 2010. Lot of space, elegant equipped and absolutely clean. The kitchenette is fully equipped so we could spoil us with a self prepared dinner. But we rather trusted Petra’s recommendations and tried a few restaurants in town. And it was a wonderful idea - delicious and tasty food we got. Furthermore we definitely have to mention the breakfast, tasty and delicious, with local fruit - just a pleasure. But the best is: during the breakfast Petra and/or John help the guests with their plans for the day. So we found some really nice off-the-beaten-path gems. This area is so beautiful and there are so many things to explore, you should spend at least 4 days. We’ve been there twice and at this stage we hope for a 3rd visit at Hale Makamae Bed & Breakfast because there are still so many places to see.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

My wife, son & I spent 8 nights in the Garden Suite, and had a wonderful time. The suite was in excellent condition, and was quite roomy & comfortable. Breakfast each morning (served at 8:30AM) was served buffet style, and was quite delicious and generous. The free wifi worked well from our suite, and was a nice plus.

We'll definitely keep this B&B in mind when we return to the big island in the future.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Staying at Hale Makamae is like coming home. From the second we arrived Petra and John greeted us with open arms and made us feel so welcome. The grounds are amazing; avocado trees, gorgeous orchids, and frogs that serenade you to sleep at night. It truly is stepping into paradise.
We could not have been more pleased with our stay. The 3 units they have are wonderful and fit our family so well.
The knowledge that John has of the area is invaluable, and he so kindly shared tips and tricks for navigating the area, lent us a wonderful map book ,and even let our small daughter use his sons water shoes and gear.
Petra's cooing is amazing, and breakfast each morning is a real treat. My daughter is still talking about her amazing pancakes.

We will for sure, 100% be back, and tell everyone we know about Hale Makamae. Aloha and blessed travels.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Lanai Suite and it had plenty of room. All rooms are well located.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast

Property: Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast
Address: 13-3315 Makamae St, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778-8453 (Formerly Hale Makamae Bed & Breakfast)
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Pahoa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Pahoa
Price range (per night): $180 - $227
Hotel Class:3 star — Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located between the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo - Warm Island Hospitality and Aloha Spirit of old Hawaii – Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast offers comfortable, spacious suites surrounded by beautiful tropical serene gardens. Three suites with living room and kitchenette, one studio, all with separate entrances and private bathrooms. 10 min. to lava viewing area, where active red hot lava plunges into the ocean, 30 min. to Volcanoes National Park & Hilo/International Airport, 5 min. to Pahoa, in Leilani Estates. Close to hot ponds, black sand beaches, coastal parks, snorkeling, steam vents. German/English spoken, gourmet Island breakfast included in rates, families with children welcome, many other amenities available. ... more   less 
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