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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotels accommodations, from the breakfast to the rooms, were mediocre at best. That's said, the private access to the falls is an amazing benefit and for some people will be worth the stay. About the falls: it's a 120 ft waterfall with private access only available to people staying at the inn. It can be accessed via a short...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My son and I stayed at the Inn in the small Jade Cottage and it was perfect for us. It has a small balcony has a good view of the waterfall is very private and clean. has a parking spot right in front of the room. staff is unbelievably friendly and helpful. Short private trail to an unbelievable pond and...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a great surprise! So much more than expected. Amazing location, with falls all to ourselves 2 of the 3 days. Very laid back. Full, nice and updated functional kitchen in each house available to each unit made it so easy for coffee, tea, self created happy hour, etc. Beautiful grounds. Very informative staff to help with daytime plans in...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights at the Inn and the highlights for us were breakfasts on the veranda overlooking the waterfall, the breakfast waffles and the comfort of the bed and bedding. You can swim or kayak in the pool under the falls. Grounds were very nicely maintained and pleasant to walk. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Rooms were quiet...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful stay with my wife. The balance of calming peacefulness and fun waterfalls and hikes. Proximity to downtown was great for food options, and to go to nearby attractions like lava flows and OK Farms. Very picturesque location. Also very close to the Hilo Airport.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay here and wish we could have stayed longer. Sleeping with the sound of the waterfall coming through the windows was perfect, and swimming near the waterfall was amazing! We will stay again the next time we get to the Big Island.

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think I've ever seen a place this beautiful. Waterfall outside the window was amazing. Beds and bedding fantastic quality. Trails, grounds and swimming in waterfall pool a definite highlight. Only slight area for improvement is breakfast - fresh fruit was great, but could use some kind of protein.

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2-2th-dox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hosts are truly gracious regarding use of the area the day of check-in and check-out. The Falls are breathtaking and can be enjoyed from the deck or from hiking to the pool. Swimming is by permission only based on the conditions. I would recommend the less physical types take an abbreviate hike. Again, a lovely relaxed atmosphere and timeless location...

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has everything you need for perfect relaxing vacation. It has spacious, comfortable rooms, warm staff and best is the waterfall that is just a stone throw away. Just a wonderful place to vacation!

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Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms and shared kitchen and eating spaces were comfortable and very well maintained. The highlight of our stay was having a waterfall view from the balcony and the bathroom. The bamboo trails made for a beautiful low-intensity hike. We also enjoyed gathering and cracking macadamia nuts! Breakfasts were very good...waffles, tropical breads, fruits and juices and wonderful Hawaiian coffee....

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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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. Accommodations are provided in several asian inspired buildings. The residence, which includes our largest family suite, the Jade Cottage with a private covered lanai, the Pagoda Guest House with it’s own kitchen, and the Harmony House with some of the best waterfall views. Breakfast is provided daily and included with your room rate. Enjoy a wholesome, locally sourced breakfast and the big island’s best coffee, all while enjoying the view of our namesake falls each morning. Mention our tripadvisor add and we will give you a 10% discount. (Only when booking directly with us) ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

Address: 100 Kulaniapia Dr, P.O. Box 646, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2361
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $292 - $421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“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
“This is for the nature lover- select for the view- Jade Cottage offered privacy”
 of 5 bubbles 2-2th-dox, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose the room with a waterfall view!”
 of 5 bubbles ChuckCox, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pagoda, definitely the Pagoda.”
 of 5 bubbles S2427WYjohnm, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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