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The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Great location(if you don't mind a bit of a drive out of town). Views are awesome and the breakfast was superb. Swimming in the falls was great. I'm not sure what they mean by rainy Hilo, since the weather was sunny.

1Thank ChrisKoer
Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 November 2013

My wife and I stayed two nights last week at the Inn -- it was not a great experience, but not a terrible one either -- just so-so. Here are the highlights: Good: Location is a few miles outside of the town of Hilo, and as others have pointed out, is a bit difficult to navigate, esp at night; however,...

Lennysutton, Owner at The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls, responded to this review

The Bed in the Maile room is a Queen size bed, and it has been changed out. we've been in operation as a B&B for 17 years, and this happens from time to time. We do not have a 2 night minimum, and we would have been happy to have switched that bed out had you let someone know of...

Squaw Valley, California
Reviewed 30 October 2013

The road you drive in to the resort is country- for sure. It is actually OK Farms so you drive past beautiful macadamia orchards and huge Hawaiian cow. But there are signs for the hotel at the major junctions which are very helpful. If you have GPS it is not a problem and at the end of the beautiful road...

1Thank Tahoepov
Arlington, VA
Reviewed 26 October 2013

We had good directions from the hotel, but it's located down bumpy country roads, and might be tricky to find at night unless you were sure of where you were going. The setting of the Inn is beautiful, with views of a lovely waterfall from our room's small balcony. We took a stroll through their interesting and attractive bamboo garden...

1Thank justasteve
Fair Oaks, California
Reviewed 25 October 2013

...or if you just need to getaway. This if not your typically get pampered B&B, but the scenery is just beautiful. The rooms are very small, but tastefully decorated. There is not a lot of interacting with the innkeepers which sometimes can be a good thing. The road getting to the Inn is marked, but could be difficult to navigate...

1Thank suethe
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 23 October 2013

My rating is based on several things. Firstly you cannot beat having a beautiful waterfall right outside your doorstop! The actual walk down to it can be quite slippery though, plus you need to sign a liability form for swimming there as actually getting into the water is quite tough too. There is a beautiful Bamboo Garden also to explore....

1Thank 75aloha75
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Situated in the middle of nowhere which is nice for quietness and nature.Good luck to find where you stay as there is nobody around to help.The room is half the size that it looks on the photos.It is an house transform as a supposely hotel.The shower and room weren't the cleanest.We had to ask for some clean towels who weren't...

3Thank Patrick C
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Reviewed 21 October 2013

I picked this location in Hilo for the scenery. It is a pleasant place to hang out once in awhile if, for instance, the government shuts down your national park. I personally prefer an ocean-front condo with everything, but I did not find as nice of choices in Hilo as Kona. There are some tedious aspects such as the room...

1Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We stayed in the King Kamehameha Suite for two nights during our honeymoon. The room had a great view of the waterfall and we really enjoyed sitting out on the balcony. If you choose a room without as good a view, though, you can always go sit on the common patio and look directly at the waterfall. It was nice...

1Thank TravelyTraveler
Suffolk `
Reviewed 20 October 2013

After a long day of travelling we found the drive to the Inn to be a bit tedious and the road surface to be poor at the start of the drive. On arrival, externally the place looked tired and in need of some refurbishment. Shoes and cleaning products on the front porch, doors in need of some paint. The location...

3Thank JGJG_9

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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. Whether you come for relaxation, adventure or both, nothing quite prepares you for how much you find of each. Those seeking adventure are invited to sign up with the Kulaniapia Adventures team for a guided, 120 foot rappel down our namesake waterfall. Accommodations are provided in several asian inspired buildings providing accommodations ranging from standard/waterfall view rooms and family suites, to fully detached cottages and a Pagoda Guest House with a full kitchen. Enjoy a wholesome, locally sourced breakfast and the big island’s best coffee, all while enjoying the view of our namesake falls each morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

Address: 100 Kulaniapia Dr, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2361
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $297 - $409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
The Inn At Kulaniapia Falls Hotel Hilo
The Inn At Kulaniapia Falls Hilo, Hawaii
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“Waterfall view is best.”
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