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Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 March 2015

We just returned from an amazing spa retreat and felt compelled to write about our experience. We are a couple from California and we are so happy to have fond this oasis. After looking online at the website and reading about the private aspects of this retreat (there are only 17 rooms on 50 acres!)we decided to spend a week...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We are pleased you had such a wonderful stay with us. I will certainly pass to our kitchen staff your kind words as well as our therapists! We look forward to seeing you in the future. Mahalo!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Just back from an amazing yoga retreat at Hawaiian Island Retreat lead by ChristyBrownYoga.com and wow! The property feels like a grand home with a beautiful view, lovely grounds with ancient sacred stones, large suites, great pool and wonderful yoga space. Its off the grid with power generated from onsite solar and wind installations and they serve delicious farm to...

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San Rafael, California
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Spent a lovely six days in a yoga retreat here. Beautiful yoga space, sacred land, great staff and gifted healer/owner. Mahalo! See you next year. Spa was great too! Food got better each day. Food from the land included!

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hawaiiislandretreat, Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and gracious review. We are pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay at our guesthouse!

Los Angeles
Reviewed 20 February 2015

There are many valuable and rarely found attributes to this lovely place. It is a working farm, growing much of the produce that is served in their restaurant, (which will cater to unique dietary needs). It is a healing center, in that the proprietors are a brilliant healer of body and mind and the local medical doctor. It is a...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your gracious response. You truly captured the essence of our Retreat!

Reviewed 7 February 2015

For the price of this place, I expected much much more. The view from the cliff the hotel sits on is truly spectacular, the paths to hike throughout the property are lovely and the drive into the site is beautiful. (although you can run into various trash piles...very unsightly for such a beautiful property) The staff is helpful and kind....

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hawaiiislandretreat, Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and concerns. We do have a maintenance program in place. One of the challenges of living at the edge of the ocean is the weathering effect of the salt air and at times fairly strong winds. I can assure you it is an ongoing process. I was most concerned about your comments regarding trash. We...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We are couple from Sweden who see ourselves as easy going people who travel a lot and are seldom dissapointed. We enjoy the nature, going camping and have no problem living a simple lifestyle. This is the first negative review we have ever written. We stayed at Hawaii Island Retreat for three nights during our honeymoon. From what we had...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

We are so sorry that your we did not meet your expectations. However, we would like to address some of your observations: - The “signature picture” in our website showing the pond at night was taken shortly after the Retreat opened several years ago. Since then, we have added water lilies and other plants suitable for a large pond. -...

Reviewed 24 January 2015

This is a very well-designed, small (boutique) hotel; set near a bluff overlooking the ocean, at the end of a graded gravel road. The rooms are spacious, and well appointed; the setting is tranquil and fragrant. The owners and staff are gracious and helpful, and the entire atmosphere is very quiet and serene. If you're planning to stay in the...

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Reviewed 28 December 2014

My husband and I booked a stay at the Hawaii Island Retreat for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. We had spent time touring Oahu and the Big Island while staying at Bed and Breakfasts, the Hawaii Island Retreat was to be our last and final stop and at over $800 a night (for an all inclusive spa package) our expectations were...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Owner at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

I am sorry you are dissatisfied, and that you were unable to appreciate the unique qualities of Hawaii Island Retreat. This is a green property for its serenity and beauty. While many hotels use strong pesticides to eliminate all insects and lizards, we do not. We use organic pest repellents. Those that have a strong fear of insects might be...

Bedford, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Difficult to top other reviewers' comments - the Retreat is all they say and more. Gracious, welcoming, peaceful, feels like home. The hosts and staff could not have been more accommodating ... I have some special needs regarding sleeping accommodations, and a reclining massage chair was placed in our first-floor, accessible room for me to sleep in. When I discovered...

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you for such a gracious and thoughtful review! As we have stated many times in the past, not only do we look forward to making our guest's stay as enjoyable as possible; but we also look forward to sharing everything else that North Kohala has to offer. We certainly enjoyed your company and hope to see you again in...

Reviewed 18 June 2014

I booked this trip through Living Social. The retreat sounded like just what we wanted--to get away from it all in a beautiful, quiet setting. Hawaii Island Retreat certainly accomplished that goal! It's only 9 rooms (and a yurt village). We just so happened to be only one of four rooms occupied so we pretty much had the place to...

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Mahalo -Thank you for your terrific review. I will most certainly pass to Rebecca your comments. She is a wonderful chef. It really pleases us that you had such a nice time. North Kohala is absolutely beautiful and there is so much to do and see, yet at the same time you can get away from it all if you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled among towering pines and cooling ocean breezes Hawaii Island Retreat and Spa is unique among Hawaii Destinations. Located on 50 acres of North Kohala's coastal land, this boutique hotel is the ultimate in sustainability merged with a luxury spa retreat. Our elite 17 room boutique lodge features farm-to-table dining, spacious yoga studios with polished hardwood floors, and luxurious guest rooms with roomy private bath and balcony. We offer elegant venues in a distinctly Hawaiian setting. Perfect for group retreats, weddings, reunions, and corporate retreats. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

Address: 250 Lokahi Road, Box 185, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kapaau
Price Range: $295 - $799 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Our choice was a room rather than the yurt, due to having a shower in the room”
 of 5 bubbles oceananimal, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the bungalows”
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“Choose the Golden Penthouse if available (and if you're okay climbing stairs)”
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