The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

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

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
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Absolutely Beautiful!

4.6 on May 04, 2016

The area was just beautiful, then you add the amazing waterfall....who could ask for more! The staff and owner were very friendly and available. I would recommend this place to anyone!


Awesome!!!

4.8 on May 01, 2016

First time, loved it immediately. Very peaceful and relaxing. Outstanding staff. Will definitely come back again. I wish price could be a little lower though but worth it.


Two nights at the inn at kulaniapia falls

4.6 on April 30, 2016

Take advantage of the waterfall, they have kayaks and a stand up paddle board you can use all you have to do is sign a quick waiver form. St he staff was laid back and very helpful and gave good tips on places to visit. Really close to Hilo town and shops best bed and breakfast I've ever stayed at.


OUTSATNDING

5 on April 27, 2016

If you enjoy authentic, somewhat rustic travel, you will LOVE this B&B! The staff is amazing, are very helpful with any information about the island and planning your time there. The breakfast is also wonderful!


Merrie Monarch

3.6 on April 07, 2016

this was my third time to stay at the Inn of Kulaniapia Falls and enjoyed it so much! This time got to walk down to the waterfall and through the bamboo garden. Stunning!


Wow! Wish I would have stayed here longer!

4.4 on April 02, 2016

The waterfall and bamboo garden is a must see experience! The owners have poured their heart and soul into this place and it really shows!


A romantic getaway

4.8 on March 24, 2016

We absolutely loved our stay at the Inn. The setting by the falls was beautiful and peaceful. We loved the chirping of the coqui frogs at night. The grounds were imacculate and the whole setting was exquisite. The breakfast was wonderful. Loved the macadamia waffles and egg soufflé! We were there for 6 nights and loved it! Definitely would recommend standing there.


Beautiful getaway

5 on March 24, 2016

Quiet and peaceful. Beautiful hike to the falls. We would return again.


Hidden Gym! A must stay for couples looking for a romantic night

4.6 on March 16, 2016

This was my wife and I's second time staying at Kulaniapia. We have absolutely enjoyed both stays. Just the drive from Hilo to The Inn is breathtaking. Breakfast was great, staff were very friendly and the location is even more beautiful than it looks in pictures. I do wish it was a little more affordable, but hey, it's Hawaii! Things are just more expensive overall. We will definitely return again!!!


Great Stay and even better grounds

4.8 on March 10, 2016

The grounds are fantastic, aside from the amazing waterfall there are manicured trails to explore scenery. There's also a macadamia orchard where you can gather your own nuts. It's very quiet and relaxing. Lenny and Lara were very welcoming and friendly; the whole staff was great. There were public areas with full kitchen, diining room and living room space, in addition to the room itself. This is the perfect place for a casual relaxing vacation stay in Hawaii.


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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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

King Kamehameha

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Spare Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Jade Cottage

fully equiped private cottage built on a ridge with views of our 120 ft waterfall from the large covered lanai. Equiped with Queen bed, TV and cable, and refrigerator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Residence- One Bedroom

one bedroom luxury unit...a well appointed art filled space of over 1200 sq. ft.

  • 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, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet

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)

Laura Harton

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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