Ala Kai B & B Reviews


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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Exceptional B&B

5 on November 21, 2015

This review is long overdue but were reminded after another B&B stay, which made us appreciate this B&B even more! We stayed in the Ohana cottage and everything from the accommodation, the warm welcome, and delicious and creative breakfasts was really perfect. Privacy, easy parking, lovely garden, delicious breakfast and coffee, beautiful view from the lanai, interesting and welcoming hostesses, very sweet kitty too! A really special place to stay! We enjoyed every day here and will return on our next trip to the Big Island!

Amazing place

4.8 on May 23, 2015

We stayed in the cottage. It was a great place for us to get away. The grounds are gorgeous. It was a bit daunting when arriving because it seemed like you were on a backroad for a long time to get there and I almost felt like I was being tricked by Apple maps once again but it as fine. The cottage was spacious with 2 bedrooms and a pull out couch. No ac but it was not hot at all. The only issue is that there are a lot of Mosquitos but that is no fault of the owners. If you don't want Mosquitos then go to Cali where there is a drought. The breakfasts consisted of very good light meals fresh fruit and one day was eggs and the other it was homemade pancakes. Overall the stay was perfect with the exception that we didn't bring swim trunks for the pool.

Anniversary Getaway

5 on November 25, 2014

We spent our 25th Anniversary at the Ala Kai BnB and were totally pleased with the accommodations provided by Mary and Pat. The cottage was just what we were looking for and was clean, comfortable and private. Situated very close to the shore of Kaloli Point we enjoyed the gentle sound of the surf each day and were pleasantly surprised by the exquisitely prepared breakfast each day. Our hosts were quite helpful in suggesting great local dining choices and alternate sights to see.

Truly Paradise on Earth

5 on October 07, 2012

We have had the most wonderful stay at Ala Kai. With my wife, two kids and my dad we booked the cottage for 6 days in the end of August. With the queens in two bedrooms and a queen hide-a-bed sofa in the living room it really was the only choice we could find for the price where we could all sleep comfortably. The place has a beautiful and tasteful decor. Full kitchen, not only with pots but also with salt and spices. Some books including a very good guide to the island that came in very handy. TV and DVD that we really did not have time for :). A washer and dryer in the garage with all the liquid soaps and what not. There is no air conditioning but we did not suffer from it at all. We were out all day and at nights the temperature was very pleasant so that we slept with open windows. We did not even used the provided fans. At night there is some loud singing outside that we thought was coming from some birds. To our big surprise these appeared to be frogs :). We actually enjoyed falling asleep listening to this singing but for sensitive sleepers the owners thoughtfully placed ear plugs at the night stands. The breakfasts we had there were simply the best! My wife and I had the same thought: "OMG, we are in Heaven!" The breakfast was served at the elevated porch (lanai) at the main house facing the ocean with waves crushing on the cliff, coconut trees and a nice swimming pool. The table was set beautifully, even with napkins in little shell holders. The food was hot and delicious. A set of fresh tropical fruit from the backyard was simply spectacular. And if I had a little bit too much, I could take a nap in the hammock right there and then have some more :). Pat and Tracy were the most friendly and accommodating hosts, interesting to talk to and very helpful recommending places on the island to visit. We will absolutely come back and stay there next time we have a chance.

Abit of paradise by the sea!

5 on August 19, 2012

We recently spent ten days on the Big Island at the Ala Kai Bed and Breakfast for a family celebration. The Ala Kai is at the end of a quiet road overlooking the ocean. We were in the vacation cottage, which is like a mini vacation home. It was well furnished, thoughtfully stocked and very comfortable. The owners, Pat and Mary were very accommodating and friendly. They were responsive to our needs. We never went wrong following their advice on sightseeing, from tidepools, restaurants, farmers' markets, gardens, etc. Beach and snorkeling equipment and a great guide book to plan our days were provided. Breakfasts were plentiful and delicious. It was always a pleasure to come "home" after a day of traveling around the Island and take a dip in the pool or sit on the lanai listening to the waves and feeling the ocean breezes. We highly recommend the Ala Kai B&B.

We loved our stay!

5 on July 23, 2012

The Ala Kai B&B was wonderful. We wanted to split our time on the Big Island between the Hilo side and the Kona side, but we were also apprehensive about many of the options closer to Hilo. After scouring TripAdvisor, we decided to give the Ala Kai a try, and we could not have been happier with our choice. We stayed in the cabin behind the main house, and it was like having the best features of a B&B and a vacation rental at the same time. Pat and Mary were great hosts --- the breakfasts were very good, and featured incredibly delicious fresh fruit --- and we availed ourselves to the snorkel equipment and excellent advice for where to go swimming. We also loved the location right by the water, which along this part of the island features dramatic lava formations rather than beaches. By the time we left, we were already planning who we could get to come with us for our next visit!

Paradise found

5 on April 29, 2012

We stayed at Ala Kai B&B for 3 nights. Mary was our lovely hostess! Her breakfasts were amazing! She would always have a beautiful tray of locally and home grown fruit! Soo good. Our room was quaint and comforable. The setting is beautiful, and peaceful! We enjoyed the nightly concert by the coqui frogs too! We would recommend a stay here to anyone visiting The Big Island! Thank you Mary and Pat!!! Karyn and David from Colorado!

March 2012

5 on March 26, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Ala Kai. Everything was clean, breakfasts were varied and included lots of fresh fruit! The value was outstanding. It is located somewhat "rural" and is away from town, but that adds to its beauty. Would recommend it highly!

What a great find!

4.6 on October 11, 2011

I needed a place with 2 bedrooms for a week and came across the website for the Ala Kai. Reservations were made and the stay was the best. My mom and I shared the cottage which was a complete house and we felt right at home. The sunrises watched from the edge of the cliff with a fresh cup of coffee were memorable. Meeting Pat was an extra bonus and I know that we will be coming back.

A beautiful home away from home in paradise

4.8 on September 21, 2011

Staying at Ala Kai B& B was an exceptional experience and Mary and Pat were awesome hostesses. Eating fresh breakfast every morning sitting in the lenai in front of the ocean view cliff was amazing. Our kids enjoyed the company of the cats for whatever little time they could get after our daily excursions and still miss them. The rooms were equipped with every comfort one could think of and very clean & beautifuly furnished. We'll continue to tell our friends of our relaxing and comfortable stay here for a couple of days & nights and hope to return again one day

A lovely stay at a lovely place.

4.0 on July 19, 2011

My husband, our daughter and son-in-law stayed at Ala Kai and enjoyed the cabin very much. They offered everything we needed, including wifi and a gourmet "Island" breakfast on the lanai, overlooking the sea. How glorious! It was convenient and comfortable. We could have stayed much longer! Emily, Jerry, Jenni and Chris, from Ohio

Stay September 2010

5 on October 01, 2010

We stayed for two days at Mary and Pet. It was wonderful. The pool is pretty cool with the chilling chairs ;) The cottage is very comfortable. The breakfast was amazing. And the hosts are very helpful and so kind. If I ever go to Hilo again I will stay again at Pet and Mary. Greetings from Vienna

A bit out of the way, but well worth finding

5 on February 10, 2010

From the clean rooms to the "pool with a view" everything about this B&B helped make our stay on the Big Island wonderful.


4.8 on March 07, 2009

What a wonderplace to stay. The hospitality was great and we loved it there. Would highly recommend it to anyone. The hosts are superb. Thank you for everything.

A lovely stay

4.4 on October 20, 2008

We had a lovely stay at Ala Kai B&B. The place was a real delight to relax and catch our breath in between a big island touring. We were within a easy drive of many things we wanted to see and had the charming evening and morning at the B&B with a waterfront view.

Ala Kai B & B


  • Nightly Rate $145 - $175
  • Reviews (15) 4.8
  • Rooms 3

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