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The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

100 Kulaniapila Dr. , Hilo, HI 96720 USA (Show map)
4.4
152 Reviews
$179 - $289
per night

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About

Kulaniapia is situated on 22 lush tropical acres. Enjoy our private 120 ft. waterfall just 15 minutes from downtown Hilo. Enjoy Kulaniapia Falls, or stroll along the powerfull Waiau River to the Bamboo Garden and enjoy a pavillion that cantelevers over the river with views of our triple tiered waterfalls. Built specifically as a country Inn, our guest enjoy seperate entrances to their guest rooms, comfortable sitting areas, private balconies that overlook the ocean and our waterfall and private baths entirely finished in Itallian marble. Our rate includes a full breakfast with eggs cooked to order, fresh tropical fruits, breads, cheeses, juice, and plenty of our own brand of "Hilo Side" coffee.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.5

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Amazing view!

3.6 on December 23, 2014

The rooms were smaller than I had anticipated, but it is a wonderful location with excellent service.


The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

5 on November 28, 2014

The view and grounds were very beautiful. The manager and staff were great. Len and Jane were great hosts. We stayed at the residence and enjoyed the two nights. Tom & Claire


Wonderful Gem of a Place

5 on November 25, 2014

This is the second time we have stayed in this lovely place. We can't give high enough Kudos to do it justice! Great quiet location, wonderful staff and breakfast. We will definitely spend time here again in the future.


Pagoda house was wonderful!

4.6 on November 05, 2014

We stayed in the Pagoda House and it was awesome. They had internet including a computer. It was clean and they had coffee and tea. The king size bed was very comfortable. The waterfall was literally right outside our door. We were met by the owner right after pulling in. We felt welcome. We loved our experience there and have recommended it to other.


unique little place

4.0 on November 01, 2014

We had a wanderful stay at the inn.Everybody is warm and welcoming. Very clean and beautiful. The rooms are great and the waterfall is lovely.


Honeymoon stay

5 on October 31, 2014

We had a great stay during our honeymoon. Proximity to the waterfall was even better than we had hoped for. It's a nice walk through the bamboo garden to the waterfall. The breakfast was really great too.


A Wonderful Experience

4.8 on October 13, 2014

So much to see, hear,touch and enjoy. This place stimulates all of your senses. Mother Nature provides the opportunity and the host have plenty of aloha.


Paradise

5 on September 15, 2014

Absolutely beautiful! The room was spotless and well appointed.. The owners and the staff were very friendly and hospitable. The food was excellent. This is a wonderful place!


Honeymoon in Paradise

5 on September 09, 2014

We loved our stay at Kulaniapia Falls so much. Everyone was so nice. Breakfast was amazing. The rooms were very nice and clean. Being from South Louisiana, we were a bit concerned since there is no A/C, but we slept with the windows and balcony door open and were almost cold some mornings. Being able to see and hear the Waterfall right outside of our room was so peaceful. Len and Jane made us feel welcome like family as did all the people who worked there. They were even kind enough to let us get married on the property. I cannot say enough about this place. It is definitely a place that I would like to go again. Thanks Len, Jane, Lara, Brit, Jasmine and Melissa for making our stay so wonderful. I know that our paths will cross again one day.


Family trip to Hilo area.

4.2 on September 07, 2014

If you are looking for people to wait on you, this is not the place for you. It was a tropical, beautiful, and laid back inn that was like no other place we have ever been. The refrigerator was stocked along with papaya, oranges, and apples. A must stay if you want to experience the east coast of the big island. We intend to go back.


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Rooms & Rates

Jasmine Room

Ground floor room at Harmony with a King size bed, Chinese antique and Contemporary furnishings. Private bath and an LCD TV and Satellite reciever

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Orchid Room

Ground floor room at Harmony with a King size Select Comfort bed. Chinese Antique and Contemporary funtishings. Full bath and shower enclosure finished in Itallian marble. LCD TV and Satellite receiver. You can listen to the sounds of the waterfall from this room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

King Kamehameha

The best views of Kulaniapia Falls from the Residence. Private bath and private balcony. Black Lacquer inlaid Japanese furnishings

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Lehua Room

Our Economy room. Furnished in Chinese Antiques and leather, this room is ideal for those on a budget. Queen size bed, LCD TV and satellite receiver and private bath. Listen to the sounds of Kulaniapia Falls from this room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Queen Lilio'ukalani

River facing room with a King size bed, private bath, and private balcony with ocean views from the body of the room. You can see the top of Kulaniapia Falls from the balcony of this room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Prince Kalakaua

Ocean views from the body of the room and Ocean and Garden views from the private balcony. Asian fusion futnishings and private bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

princess kaiulani

Garden view room with Ocean views from the private Balcony. Traditional Hawaiian furnishing and private bath. You can hear the sounds of the waterfall from this room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Pagoda Guest House

Built on a cliff overlooking Kulaniapia Falls, this one bedroom residence has the most spectacular views of the waterfall and pond. 1 bedroom 1 1/2 bath, Fully equipted Kitchen, Work station with computer. Suitable for 4 adults and 2 small children

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

Hibiscus Garden Suite

Our junior suite has a screened and comfotrtably furnished lanai with waterfall views in addition to the bedroom with queen size bed, private bath, television and cable

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Maile Room

Upstairs room at Harmony with astounding waterfall views from the private balcony. Chinese art and antique furnishings with private bath. Queen size bed and Flat sceen LCD TV and satellite reciever

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Pikake Room

Upstairs room at Harmony with astounding waterfall views from the private balcony. Chinese art and antique furnishings with private bath. Queen size bed and Flat sceen LCD TV and satellite reciever

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Spare Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location

Location Type

Island

Airport

Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Directions From the Hilo Airport – Turn right at the first traffic light after leaving the airport (highway 11). Turn left at the next traffic light (kamehameha Ave). Continue Through downtown to the last traffic light (Wainuenue) and turn left. Go one block and turn right at the next street (Keawe). Go over the bridge and turn left (Ohai). Continue one block to the stop sign. From this point it is four miles to the Inn. After the stop sign continue 1 mile to the next paved road and make a left (Maikalani). Continue on Maikalani 1 mile to the Kulaniapia sign. At this point the road goes up through the middle of 2000 acres of Macadamia Nut trees. Follow the signage to the Inn. There are no street lights from the stop sign to the Inn (4 miles), so if at all possible, it would be best to arrive during daylight hours on your first visit. From Hamakua (highway 19) – Exit into Hilo at the sign. You will be on Wainuenue. Go one block to Keawe and turn right. Follow directions as above to the Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, world class botanical gardens, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Working Ranch

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Desk, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Hiking trails, swimming in pond below our 120 ft waterfall, working mac - nut farm, walking trails along river, bamboo garden and 3 more waterfalls, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: after 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No no smoking facility
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% in advance to hold your room. Balance to be paid upon arrival
  • Cancellations: deposit refunded if reservation canceled 2 weeks prior to your stay

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Len Sutton

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 am to 9:00 am.
  • Serving Location: on the large lanai that overlooks our waterfall, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian


Details

100 Kulaniapila Dr. , Hilo, HI 96720 USA (Show map)

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