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    Big Island Retreat

    78-226 Kahaluu Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2454
    (503) 406-4318
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (86)
    Room & Suite (61)
    Dining (7)
    • Excellent83%
    • Very good14%
    • Average2%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “orchid room” (11 reviews)
    “outdoor kitchen” (13 reviews)
    “pineapple room” (10 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Private Balcony
    Breakfast included
    2.5 Star Hotel
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    5 Nov6 Nov
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviews (174)
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    1 - 5 of 152 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My fiancé and I booked the Ocean view room for a week. The weather was hot and humid. Yes, we did miss having air conditioning, but on the other hand, it was nice to be closer to nature. Gigi was amazingly helpful. She even drove...More

    Thank Raymsie
    Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

    This place is absolutely stunning, few steps from kauhulu bay, a gem for snorkeling, and 5 min drive from Kona downtown, which is of nice places where to eat. The hospitality of Gigi, the owner of Big Island Retreat, tells a lot about the island....More

    Thank Alessa79
    Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

    Loved our stay. We had the Seaside room. Large and comfortable with a great lanai. Has a view of the ocean through trees. If you stayed in the luxury suite above us that had a completely unobstructed view of the ocean which was not available...More

    Thank momshops11
    Reviewed 20 June 2017

    This is a very unique “hotel” that I would classify this as “comfortable rustic”. Our room, the Aloha room, is big enough for 2 people as it has a balcony with 2 chairs and a table. Double 4 poster bed and a kitchenette equipped for...More

    1  Thank Greg M
    Response from BigIslandRetreat808, Manager at Big Island RetreatResponded 21 June 2017

    Aloha Greg, Mahalo for your valued feedback and overall experience. Please keep us in mind on your next visit to the Big Island. A hui hoi... Warm aloha, Gigi

    Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

    Having never been to Hawaii before I found this place on Google and booked three nights in the Seaside suite. The retreat is about 8km/5mi from the centre of Kona, located opposite a popular snorkelling and surfing beach. The room is very spacious, well equipped,...More

    Thank GPA1966
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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Price range
    • US$159 - US$522 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 6
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    • Hawaii >
    • Island of Hawaii >
    • Kailua-Kona
    • Also Known As
    • Big Island Retreat Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
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    Traveller (86)
    Room & Suite (61)
    Dining (7)
    Pool & Beach (2)
    Hotel & Grounds (44)
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    21 February 2017|
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    Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
    BIR is an adult only place. They do not allow children.
    10 April 2016|
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    Response from redbets | Reviewed this property |
    Btw: thanks for asking the question, it brought back some good memories!
    Room Tips
    "All the rooms are beautifully appointed and clean, clean, clean!!!"
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    "Others noted the lack of ocean view from Seaside Room. My husband and I were very pleased with the view..."
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    "Tell Gigi (the property manager) what you want/need."
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    "Book Penthouse Suite thru TripAdvisor for less than website price. You'll want to hang out on oceanview..."
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