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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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Hulihe‘e Palace is located in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i, on Ali‘i Drive. Once a summer vacation home for Hawaiian royalty, today Hulihe‘e Palace is a museum showcasing Victorian artifacts from the era of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapi‘olani.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
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+1 808-329-1877
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"hawaiian royalty"
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"hawaiian history"
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"guided tour"
in 49 reviews
"remove your shoes"
in 19 reviews
"koa wood"
in 18 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 15 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 9 reviews
"royal families"
in 8 reviews
"piece of history"
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"original furnishings"
in 7 reviews
"summer home"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"on display"
in 14 reviews
"interesting place"
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"lots of history"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This building was owned by the last Hawaiian royal family. It includes some interesting historical artifacts but gives only a glimpse at the past. As the final royal family became enamored with the western lifestyle in the early 20th century, they sold all the house’s...More

Thank Ichecked
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Knowledgeable staff who provided some EXTRA info we certainly would NOT have discovered on our own. Amazing hand-crafted woodwork. How Hawaiian royalty linked to the rest of the world. Way cool location.

Thank Dave T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Old place with a couple cool features and staff that was more than interested in sharing information about it. Small, only a couple rooms. Shoes and Pictures are not allowed once inside. To bad because the fishing tools were really cool and I wanted to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The palace is right in the midst of the Ali'i Drive tourist area with shops and restaurants so it is convenient to visit. You need to take off your shoes on the porch and pay an entry fee ($8 for seniors, $10 regular price). The...More

Thank tomcarla
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful beach home with some interesting history. Worth the trip if you’re already in or going to the city but I wouldn’t drive here just for the ‘palace’. My husband and I toured the house in around 15 minutes.

Thank cokm93
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Although not a huge amount to see, fascinating history and lovely to walk around the palace learning about the history of the kings and queens of Hawaii. I wouldn't necessarily travel to see the palace, but would certainly stop in if in the area.

Thank MMCSydney
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Alright, this is our third time here and we've walked by "too rushed to get to the next whatever" to stop. It's ten bucks to get in but if you value history at all, it's worth it. Take off your shoes prior to entering and...More

Thank tedola
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This home was gorgeous and the guides were wonderful. The view was amazing. The Palace was the vacation home of the King and Queen, it was small and cute, very well kept but very interesting and cool to see. Totally worth the $10 (kids are...More

Thank K10trips
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

It's too bad you can't take any pictures while inside this building. It's a great glimpse into a vast tradition that the Hawaiians have in their royal past. Just walking the corridors takes you back to a time where the world was vastly different.

Thank JohntheLast
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Although this is not like the palaces in Europe......it is special.....beautifully restored and maintained ..............there are guided tours included in the entrance fee of $10.00....$8.00 for Seniors........a nice gift shop and beautiful garden

Thank norman m
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10 December 2017|
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Response from KLE2013 | Reviewed this property |
We did not have a guided tour. Instead we followed the written brochure and relied on the docents who cheerfully answered questions and provided fascinating historical information. Take your time, enjoy the palace and the... More
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Klux2014
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.
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casperbks
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)
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