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Holualoa Inn in Holualoa, HI

Holualoa Inn in Holualoa, HI


The Holualoa Inn...an inspired vision of Polynesian elegance
Spectacular Pacific Ocean views, 30 lush acres of  tropical fruit and flower gardens, 4,300 Kona Coffee trees,  mosaic pool, exquisite guestrooms, exceptional service, rooftop, pool and garden gazebos and an abundance of Aloha Spirit.
Traditional plantation-style architecture creates a singular environment that effortlessly blends with the natural surroundings. Open air lanais capture fragrant garden aromas and soft tropical breezes. Jalousie windows filter cool tradewinds through the spaces and allow views of the Pacific.
Throughout the inn, Old Hawai'i is masterfully echoed. Indigenous, eucalyptus floors have been beautifully restored and woven Lauhala matting embellish ceilings. Designed to take advantage of the tropical clime that allows indoor outdoor living, the Great Room features select works from local artists, a player piano, traditional Polynesian furniture, stunning sculptural accents and sweeping garden views.


Established in 1987.

The Inn was originally built in 1978 as a vacation retreat; it was remodeled in 1987 to accommodate guests. The Inn is located on the slope of Mt. Hualalai at 1,400 feet.  The elevation gives view to 16 miles of the Kona coastline.  The Inn is center on 30 acres and is surrounded by our Kona coffee orchard, tropical gardens, organic herb gardens, and tropical fruit trees.  Cassandra Hazen acquired Holualoa Inn in 2005.  Holualoa Inn and the beautiful land surrounding it, beckoned to Cassandra as her favorite place in the islands.


Company Info:

Rating: 5.00

Address: 76-5932 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, HI, 96725
  • Mon: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Comments (10):

1. Kate F.
Amazing- every detail was thought of. We absolutely loved our time there. The rooms were spacious and clean, the food was amazing, and the grounds and shared spaces were elegant and well cared for. This definitely beat a resort in terms of comfort, charm and not having to pay for extras (parking, beach towels, etc).  We cannot wait to go back.

27/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Leon N.
It is difficult to know where to start when describing the delightful experience we had at Holualoa Inn. My partner and I stayed at this beautiful in for six days, to celebrate our 25th anniversary. From the moment we arrived, we new this was a special place. We were greeted by Noe, a gracious hostess, as we walked up to the entrance. She knew who we were and was ready to provide all of the details we needed to quickly settle in. The same emphasis on service was consistently demonstrated by the entire staff, but not in a stodgy hotel sort of way. The people of Holualoa Inn seem more like a family and they welcomed as in as new family members. From the delicious breakfasts to recommendations for sightseeing and dining to the beautiful rooms and gardens, every aspect of this inn was a pleasure.

To give you a few more specifics, let's start with our room. It was a spacious room with a very comfortable bed, generous sitting area with two chairs and a table, lots of closet space, and a big bathroom. The shower was a true joy. It was large enough for two people :) and actually had decent water pressure - a rarity in just about all hotels, let alone b-n-bs! The towels are especially worth mentioning. They were so soft and thick, we actually asked where to buy them and will be replacing our towels at home. Our room also had a french door leading out to a secluded balcony overlooking the beautiful gardens.

Other notable aspects of the Inn include the rooftop gazebo that provides both privacy and a stunning view of the Kona coast, a crystal clear pool, multiple quiet locations throughout the grounds with chairs or chaises, and even a labyrinth for those who want to get lost in thought. Of course, no review of Holualoa would be complete without mentioning the spectacular breakfasts. Each morning started off with a plate containing a variety of fresh fruits - many of which came fresh from the Holualoa grounds. After the fruit, we were treated to a scrumptious dish that varied each day - lilikoi-scented cream cheese stuffed French toast, huevos rancheros with portugese sausage, and eggs florentine are just a few examples.

I guess you can tell we really liked this place, huh? :) I wholeheartedly recommend Holualoa Inn for any occasion, but it really is a treat for a special celebration.

31/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Sue S.
Staying in the Gardenia Suite for a week was our dream honeymoon!!! Absolute heaven!!!! Chef Brian made the most phenomenal breakfasts (and chocolate chip cookies) we've ever eaten, the landscaping is beautiful, the views spectacular....we also had the romance package, the massages in a little hut overlooking the ocean, and flower leis. Every detail of our honeymoon at this inn was amazing. Also worth noting, the stone shower is wonderful, and every bed, chair, etc in the room was incredibly comfortable and in perfect condition, and chairs and tables are set up in scenic areas throughout the property for romantic dinners and relaxing. Also - having a personal refrigerator shelf and grill was GREAT, we grilled several dinners and ate them at sunset. It was so much nicer than eating out every night. =)

13/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Rohan D.
I am going to do my best possible written recap of our stay at Holualoa Inn, but its going to be no where close to reality. My wife and I came here on the end of our 2 week Hawaii trip and stayed for 3 nights in the Coffee Cherry Room. From the moment we waled in, to the time we left, we were treated with love, respect and like family. The staff at the Inn were some of the nicest people we have ever met, and really took good care of us and other guests. In addition to soaking up the amazing views, you will soak in the most amazing coffee and delicious breakfasts, which are always a surprise and a gastronomical journey your tastebuds are going to love. Some of the things we loved while at the Inn were the awesome grill, where you can buy yummy local fish and grill fro dinner. Watching the sunset and the amazing snacks and desserts that are made available to all guests. You will not go wrong staying here, and will have a memorable experience.

02/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. T.H. J.
Absolutely spectacular setting on a ridge away from the Kona Coast. Clean, thoughtful lodging. Don't think twice about this.

09/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Sandra S.
My husband and I like to go away to a bed and breakfast every year for our anniversary for two nights. We tend to like small places because of the intimacy and romance factor.

Holualoa Inn did NOT disappoint! Our stay there was easily one of our top two favorite anniversaries! The staff is awesome! We were treated like we were in our own home and had run of the place both nights. The room was dreamy, the rooftop gazebo had a breathtaking view, the pool was nice and just the right temperature, the downstairs game room had everything you could ask for, the decor was incredible and the service - flawless. They even have bathrooms with showers downstairs by the pool, and will keep your luggage there if you check out and just want to hang out until its time to go to the airport!

Ok, so I have to mention breakfast. A-MA-ZING. It is cooked fresh for you when you come downstairs, and made to order.  The views from the dining room are incredible. Everyone eats at one table, so we were able to meet the two other couples that were staying there (there are only four rooms, so one was vacant). Note: that was the only time we actually saw anyone else there.

We stayed in the Gardenia Suite. Looks exactly like the pictures on the website, with fantastic views. Its their biggest suite (livingroom and bedroom, with adjoining bath) and included a balcony off the bedroom. The sheets are Comphy Sheets - sooooo soft! We ended up ordering a set from the Inn, and they were able to get them shipped from the company to our house on Oahu for free. How awesome is that!?

We got the couple's massage in the gazebo one evening, which was awesome. I'd recommend you get it in your room, though, because even though the gazebo was nice, you just don't want to get up and walk anywhere when its over.

The furniture they have all over the place is Bali-inspired. Its also all for sale, for a pretty penny. Most of the pieces are very unique. Everywhere you look, there's a place for you to sit and relax, or enjoy the view.

We didn't want to leave. It was the first time we'd gone to the Big Island, and Holualoa Inn was a huge reason why the experience was so unforgettable. We will ~definitely~ be back!

22/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. M. C.
Spent two nights here in March 2014.    It's not cheap -- ~$450/night for a room for two people - but it's in line with the Kohala Coast resorts, & it's worth it for a very nice, quiet, high quality experience.  

- beautiful property in the hills above Kona-Kailua.   ~10 min drive up the hill on windy roads through the neighborhood.
- plenty of parking on the property
- feels more like a personal residence than an inn  / hotel.   Supposedly it was a family home before it was purchased by an antiques dealer who turned it into an inn.  
- great views up and down the coach, see the sunset etc. You can spend all day just hanging out and enjoying yourself here.  
- beautiful rooms with sitting areas in addition to the bed space, large bathrooms
- very quiet
- outdoor swimming pool (unheated), heated outdoor hot tub with views
- gardens and various places to stroll and sit outdoors
- downstairs "family room" with TV, movies, kitchen etc.  You can buy groceries and/or wine/beer & leave your items downstairs
- rooftop covered sitting area with views
- good breakfasts
- walking distance uphill to the local restaurant for lunch/dinner
- only downsides:  it's not directly on the beach and it takes ~10 min to drive downhill for shopping, dining etc.

Bottom line I'd stay here again for a very nice, special event vacation.

12/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Benny V.
Best B&B I have ever stayed at. The place is SUPERB, clean, GORGEOUS VIEW, amazing breakfast, jacuzzi with a view of the Kona coast, very close to restaurants and a short drive to the beach. I can't recommend this place enough, as I walked around the property I felt like my wife and I were there alone. There was a lanai on the roof to sit back and soak up the view, the pool was clean and also had the view of the coast. My wife and I left early some mornings to do excursions and the staff accommodated us with breakfast to go and on one occasion even made breakfast for us early so that we would not leave with empty stomachs. I am AMAZED with this place and I hope to return soon.

02/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Christine S.
Beautiful B&B nestled in the Kona hills. You won't be disappointed. Breakfast is AMAZING! Staff is attentive and helpful. Stayed in the Cottage but rooms down in the actual Inn are beautiful too. Can't wait to go back.

11/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Matt P.
We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at Holualoa Inn and stayed there for two nights.  There are not words that do the Holualoa Inn (both the Malulani Pavilion and the Inn) justice.  I was dead-set on a beach wedding until we fell in love with this location and I am so happy we found the Holualoa Inn.  The views are stunning. The grounds are stunning. And the staff?

Well this is the point I really wanted to hit in my review.  If you are searching for a wedding venue in Hawaii, many of the views and grounds will take your breath away, and Holualoa competes with and beats many competitors on that front.  However it is the staff at the Holualoa Inn that sets this location apart from anywhere else.  Crystal and Brea (sorry if spelled incorrectly!) were the most generous, attentive, and welcoming hosts at breakfast.  Joaquim (again, sorry about the spelling) made some special accommodations for us that helped make the day even more special, and Kawika spent the morning of set-up making sure everything was perfect.  We only worked with Carol once or twice but she was heartfelt, caring, and genuinely concerned about meeting our needs.

And then there is Kathryn (Kat).  Kat is a superhero.  She is, hands-down, one of the best professionals I have ever worked with in any capacity, wedding or otherwise. Her humor, zest for life, attention to detail, and honest passion for making your day perfect will take a LOT of stress of off your plate.  

Thank you so much for everything Holualoa Inn.  We will be back for an anniversary soon :)

10/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0