Hale Maluhia Country Inn (House of Peace) Reviews


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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Wonderful place to stay

4.6 on May 12, 2018

We stayed in this lovely Bed&Breakfast as a family and loved it. We had a spacious and well equipped room. Breakfast was delicious every morning. The Inn was our homebase to explore the whole island. Dave and Miriam are wonderful hosts. They do everything to make their guests have a special, unforgettable, beautiful stay. Thank you!

Innkeeper Response
Your welcome. We love serving our guests! Aloha

- Dave & Miriam (innkeeper)

Home in the Rainforest

5 on May 03, 2018

We had a lovely stay. The owners and staff could not have been more welcoming. As new owners, they are trying to make improvements to the inn and go out of their way to make you comfortable and to seek feedback. This felt like home while we explored the Kailua-Kona side of the island. It was a luxury eating the amazing breakfasts on the lovely covered lanai as we watched the chickens and exotic birds, and chatted with other guests about their Big Island adventures. Bring bug spray for the nighttime mosquitos and earplugs for the Coqui frogs' nighttime singing and the rooster's morning crow. While it feels like a haven, don't forget that you are still in the rainforest.

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy that you had such a great time here. We do get the best guests! And if you forget you earplugs, we have plenty here on hand if you need them.

- Dave & Miriam (innkeeper)

A Piece of Kona Paradise

5 on May 01, 2018

Owners, Dave and Miriam and their staff make a special point to know you by name and make sure all of your needs for your stay are so special. The breakfast is wonderful; everything is fresh and displayed so nicely and sitting outside having breakfast confirms you are on vacation. For sure we would stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
We're so glad you loved the outdoor breakfast! Kona weather is pretty tough to beat.

- Dave & Miriam (innkeeper)


5 on March 07, 2018

The true meaning of Aloha!!!!! Mahalo for. Everything!!!!¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We loved serving you. We always want our guests to have a fantastic stay here and a great time on the Big Island.

- Dave & Miriam (innkeeper)

Delightful Stay

4.8 on March 06, 2018

We were very impressed by the spaciousness and comfort of the Banyan Cottage. The country inn is up the "hill" from Kona which we fully appreciated. The hosts were pleasant and accommodating. All the guests loved the setting and the variety of birds that came to the feeder. The rooster liked to crow not just at sunrise but we all liked the "out in the country" feel. We highly recommend to any traveler who prefers a lovingly restored inn.

Innkeeper Response
We're so glad you loved the Banyan Cottage, the grounds and the birds! It was our pleasure to serve you.

- Dave & Miriam (innkeeper)


5 on October 16, 2017

September 2017 Our week's stay at Hale Maluhia Country Inn was over all too soon. We loved the beauty and serenity of "The House of Peace" as it is aptly named. Miriam and Dave are very warm and welcoming Hosts. Miriam prepares wonderful breakfasts of fresh fruits, pastries, home baked breads and all the fixings to make omelettes and waffles. Truly, this is a special place to stay!..Rosemary and Keith Gray

Innkeeper Response
We truly enjoyed serving you. Thank you!

- Dave & Miriam (innkeepers)


5 on September 22, 2017

Beautiful place to stay for our 2 week 15 year Anniversary! Central to everything Kona, the breakfast buffet every day was fantastic! The new hosts were very gracious .... we started out as guests and ended up family :)....looking forward to our next visit...we won't stay anywhere else....Paul and Debbie from Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Beautiful and Peace full of Aloha!

5 on February 16, 2017

This is a beautiful, tropical setting and the staff are welcoming and helpful. Breakfast is lovely with fresh local foods and always fresh baked bread. One truly feels in paradise yet at home. Thank you for a wonderful stay! Marcy

House of Peace

5 on October 12, 2016

Miriam and I absolutely love this place. The beauty of the property and the promise of an omelette bar got me here, but Ken and his staff completely endeared me. Truly it is a House of Peace. Dave Cariveau

Twice Charmed

5 on July 30, 2015

Last week was my second stay at Hale Maluhia. My daughter and I had a great stay in 2008, that definitely recommended me to return. And this time was equally great. I will certainly return on my next vista too. The location on the mountain slope gets one a bit out of the hustle and bustle of Kona, yet close enough that one can zip into town within 10 min. Also, very easy access to all the sights and experiences of the Kona coast. The breakfast layout is the most professionally hosted and extensive of any B&B I stayed at. They emphasize fresh picked produce, fresh baked breads and eggs. On the dining porch there are great views of the mountain environment, birds all about. The rooms were impeccable. I would recommend, for the AM or dusk walkers, the level stretch of road about 1/2 down on Hualalai Rd, where it meets Hienaloli Rd; (walk along Hienaloli north; park at intersection). It's a gentle stroll, with jungly views.

A place of paradise!!!

5 on May 01, 2015

C’est un coin de paradis. Je ne pouvais pas espérer mieux. La maison est située en hauteur, dans une quasi jungle. Tout est là. Les oiseaux nous réveillent le matin, le bruit de la jungle nous berce la nuit. Le personnel est d’une amabilité, sympathie, serviabilité et éducation exemplaire. Le personnel de cette maison est très humain. J’ai apprécié les gens et le lieu et je retournerai volontiers. Mon séjour à durée 3 nuits (par manque de disponibilité des chambres). Les chambres étaient prises. Je suis resté du 11 au 14 avril 2015. Les chambres sont propres, les salles de bain aussi, bref je n’ai aucun mauvais commentaire. Tout était beau dans ce lieu de paradis qui m’a surpris. Pour moi, tout était parfait. Le parking est inclus et le petit déjeuner aussi. C’est un buffet ou j’ai rarement gouté à des aliments aussi frais que ça. De plus, il se donne sur une véranda qui donne une vue agréable sur la nature et les oiseaux qui l’occupent. Je recommande vivement ce lieu. Si vous voulez fuir la ville, jouir d’un endroit de paix, de beauté et d’humanité, c’est la place ou aller. Merci à tout le personnel pour votre sympathie et humanité. Note totale !!! bravo et bonne continuation. Je vous remercie! abdel

Paradise in Hawaii

4.6 on March 05, 2015

Loved the rustic and homely feel of our cottage. Excellent staff and service. Wonderful breakfast every morning. Peaceful setting. Highly recommend. Thank you Jason and Grace. Jill and Mike

Tranquility in Paradise

4.8 on September 30, 2014

My husband and I came across Hale Maluhia while searching for the ideal Bed and Breakfast. We couldn't have located a more perfect residence for our 4 day Kona stay. "House of Peace" is the perfect name for this beautiful home. Surrounded by foilage, Birds of Paradise, a breakfast garden to enjoy in the morning (or anytime) filled with native birds and a waterfall as well as caring staff and owners - a traveler is bound to decompress from the Mainland and experience the spirit of aloha in this wonderful place. Our breakfasts were just awesome - a grand array of hawaiian fruits, delectable homemade breads and other goodies complemented the 'make your own' omelettes and waffles. And located in near proximetry to coffee plantations, the coffee is just the BEST!! We were joined on 3 of the mornings by a gecko who shared a piece of papya with us!! Our room was very comfortable, and the staff went out of their way to meet our needs and make us feel at home including being serenaded by beautiful piano music during breakfast. There is a peace here that almost defies explanation. If we are ever fortunate enough to return to the Big Island, we will be certain to stay again. John and Kathy Raimondi

5 stars

4.0 on January 24, 2012

Real Hospitality: Having read the most recent review before this one, I wonder if we stayed at the same place! We found it to be very relaxing, comfortable and clean. As far as insects, there were ants but it's a tropical island and that is to be expected. Our hosts were very outgoing and friendly and made our stay very enjoyable. The breakfasts were incredible. We would definitly recommend this place to everyone and stay here again should our travels take us back.

A Slice of Paradise

5 on August 15, 2011

We highly recommend this place if you are looking for a beautiful, quiet, traditional inn. They were very accomodating to every request and looked after our every need, their motto was, "Hey, you're on vacation, relax!" The breakfasts were wonderful with a wide variety of fresh fruits, homemade breads, and make your own omelet bar. This place is surrounded by a wide variety of exotic plants, birds, and flowering trees, very lovely. We enjoyed sitting in the jacuzzi at night and listening to the sounds of the tree frogs chirping. If you are used to a modern resort atmosphere, this place may not be for you, but if you want a slice a paradise, this is the place!

A truly peaceful retreat

5 on June 21, 2011

As we entered our bungalow we were enveloped by the peaceful comfort of serenity the suite offered. The song birds, the view, the service and food far exceeded our expectations. The serenade of frogs were a beautiful lullaby to the end of our day. Skip the boxy rooms of the busy hotels for a truly peaceful retreat experience.

Lovely 3 nights in Kona

3.8 on January 15, 2011

We stayed in this B&B for 3 nights on our honeymoon. The B&B served our purposes very well, being close to Kona in a lovely peaceful area in the coffee country. The service was friendly and the breakfast and room had everything we wished for and more. The B&B had good facilities for everyone to use. Special thanks to Monica for superb coffee and the delicious surprice elements at breakfast!

Just wow!

5 on October 13, 2010

Friendly hosts, nice rooms and houses, quite and peaceful environment...we love it and would like to recommend it to everybody who does not want to stay in a big anonymous hotel...this place is heaven! Thank you for the nice time although we could not really appreciate everything because of our limited time. Thanks from Germany Bille and Roman

Truly a House of Peace

4.8 on April 28, 2010

My wife and I spent our first wedding anniversary on the Big Island and stayed at this most delightful B & B which was truly a “House of Peace” for us. Owners Ken & Sue Smith were most accommodating extending a discount for our longer stay. Inn Keepers, Adam & Pam Mather (along with precious little 5 yr old Jade) went above and beyond to make our stay most enjoyable. From providing us with home made cracked wheat bread along with their breakfast self-serve buffet to supplying us with water & beach equipment, they served us royally. We will not forget them! This well-equipped B & B is nestled up on the mountain side in the midst of a lush green landscape. It has the feel of being built in the old-style Hawaiian fashion almost like the “Swiss-Family Robinson” home. Although it has a sense of being secluded, it is in fact very accessible to all points of interest. With all of the amenities you could ask for including a covered hot tub, internet access and large screen TV’s with movies, we could not have asked for more. This will certainly be our point of destination and stay the next time we return to the Big Island! It is well-worth your stay! Don & Bonnie

The Best of a two week vacation.......

5 on April 11, 2010

I stayed at the House of Peace for one night and part of the following day. The property is a wonderful place to find oneself. The owners, Ken and Sue Smith touched my life in a way I will never forget. I would love to be there now. Steven Hill

Big Island adventure

4.8 on March 28, 2010

We booked at Hale Maluhia going on their web info. it was as advertised and more. We updated to the Banyan Cottage - very private for a couple, unique design, cheaper than a deluxe room at a resort, luxurious accommodations. Hosts Adam and Pam provided insight to local spots, great breakfasts, met all needs, answered all questions. We stayed 7 nights, went to another B&B, found it lacking and went back to Hale Maluhia and were lucky enough to get booked for our final 3 nights. The inn is just up the plateau from Kona, close enough to all the best beaches and within driving distace of all the Big Island sights. Best beaches- Mahai'ula Bay- Makalawena, Hapuna, Waipi'o valley black sand beach. Best adventure- waipi'o valley. best pizza and beer- Kona Brewing Co.

A quiet affordable and peaceful stay

4.2 on March 12, 2010

We spent four nights at this wonderful bed and breakfast. The owers, Ken and Sue, and managers, Adam and Pam (and their wonderful little girl Jade) were the perfect hosts. We felt more like old friends during our stay. The accomodations were very nice and we really liked the layout, which provided a feeling of privacy, while at the same time were easy to get around. The breakfasts included a wide array of fresh fruits, breads, and excellent omelet bar. We truly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone looking for a relaxing and peaceful place to stay. Mahalo, Don & Betsy.

A Tropical Paradise

5 on February 22, 2010

If you want a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the big hotels, this is the place to stay. After attending a time share presentation at one of the big hotel chains, we were glad to get back to our quiet room. Hosts Pamela and Adam made us feel like one of the family. The breakfast each morning was awesome. Fresh eggs from their own chickens, freshly baked bread, fresh fruit, juice, coffee etc. Included were free internet, phone, TV, DVD, hot tub, library with books, DVDs, CDs. Beautiful grounds with Koi ponds and lots of shade trees. Away from it all but only minutes from shopping and beaches. We made new friends each morning at breakfast on the lanai. If you want a true Hawai'ian holiday, this is probably the place for you. We hope to come back again. David and Katherina, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Peaceful Hawaiian haven

4.6 on December 01, 2009

We stayed in the Banyon Cottage, a lovely retreat. The cottage is huge and comfortable. Our host, Ken Smith, went out of his way to make us feel as though it was our home while we were there. Breakfasts of local fruit, fresh pastries, and eggs right from Ken's chickens were plentiful and delicious. Wild turkeys roamed and colorful tropical birds fed as we ate on the front patio. We felt ourselves exhaling and relaxing. Our recommendation: book the Banyon Cottage for privacy and beauty. Aloha!

great place to relax!

5 on September 28, 2009

We want all to know that this B&B far exceeded what we were expecting. Our host, Spiro, was gracious and friendly. He was very helpful and knowlegable. Very clean and quiet rooms. We will stay here again, for sure! Gary & Venette of Colorado

Hale Maluhia Country Inn

4.6 on April 23, 2009

Lovely tropical gem perched on mountain side with views of oceanside. Personal service loved the place!!!! Will go again!

Beautiful property, excellent services

4.4 on December 30, 2008

Stayed there from Dec. 11-13, our first stop on the big island. The property is beautiful. Nice host and great services. Breakfast was excellent and plentiful. It's a quiet paradise for a vacation.

stay in Paradise

4.2 on July 24, 2008

excellent service Excellent hosts Paradise environment Fabulous breakfast

Hale Maluhia Country Inn (House of Peace)


  • Nightly Rate $131 - $315
  • Reviews (28) 4.8
  • Rooms 7

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