The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls was an ideal respite for a 5-day stay in Hilo, Hawaii. The setting was idyllic and very zen-like and the Inn was not very far from the places we wanted to visit. Breakfast was delicious and offered a wide variety of fresh fruits, breads, granola, yogurt and delicious waffles. I would definitely recommend this sanctuary during a stay on the Big Island.
We stayed here two nights in October. The room was well equipped, AC and TV but only 3 stations. It is really close to beaches. They have a kitchen that all of the guests can use. They put breakfast foods in the fridge for you to cook. We cooked bacon & eggs. They also have fruit in a bowl so we had fruit salad also. The outside area was nice with tables. The caretaker is very friendly and gives great tips. This is not a fancy place, but it you want to feel like you are living Hawaiian style then this is a good place for you.
We were welcomed by Carolina and settled in to a nice room with a covered deck overlooking a joint pond. It is walking distance from the Farmers Market and shops in the downtown. The breakfasts were lovely and the covered decks and common spaces were comfortable--felt you were visiting a friends home (with a fun and well put together decor).
We celebrated our mom's 80th birthday at Shipman House. The property was beautiful, the staff friendly and Barb and Gary went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful. I was very special and my mom couldn't have been happier. Thanks to everyone at Shipman House.
I found this B&B by chance while looking for places to stay for just a couple nights on the big island. Once I saw the waterfall I was sold. The drive to get out there takes just a little bit as the road is very windy and narrow, but well worth it. When we got there, I was blown away by how beautiful the area was. We had arrived very early and the staff worked hard and got us into our room earlier than quoted. We stayed in the Jade cabin. It is small, but more than enough room as I really didn't want to spend much time inside. I thought having no AC would be a problem, but the breezes were more than enough to keep us cool while in the room. Breakfast was good, about what I would expect from a B&B. The staff was very helpful in pointing out things we shouldn't miss on our short trip. We were able to swim and SUP at the waterfall and it is breathtaking. If I ever get the chance to return I will be staying here again.
The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls has a beautiful setting, it is peaceful and relaxing yet only 20 minutes away from Hilo. The ability to self cater is one of the benefits of the inn, along with the ample continental breakfast and the friendly staff who are only to willing to assist you if required.
The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls provided an absolutely amazing view in an amazing location. The Inn itself was beautiful with beautiful rooms. The Inn overlooks a waterfall, which is available for swimming. The location is extremely remote, which is perfect if you want to disconnect from reality. However, it is a negative when it comes to dining after a long day of sight-seeing.
We arrived early and were able to get into our room, a lovely room with a view of the bay. Windows open and a sweet view from our lanai. Breakfast and coffee on the lanai were a great way to start our day of exploring. Our hostess was excellent and made us feel welcome while also honoring privacy. I look forward to returning.
Wunderschönes B&B mit herzlichen Gastgebern, die sich liebevoll um Ihre Gäste kümmern und mit allem von Informationen zu Ausflügen, Kühltaschen für den Proviant bis zu Taschenlampen bei nächtlichen Spaziergängen versorgen.
So glad we chose this B&B for our stay on the Big Island. Stunning room with a wonderful Lanai overlooking the bay. It was the perfect place to take our scrumptous breakfast which included fresh, fresh fruit. I even got up extra early one day to catch the sunrise. We could walk to town in less than 10 minutes which was handy for having a beer or two with dinner and not having to drive. The hosts were wonderful and friendly but gave us plenty of privacy, I have already told my friends about this gem. Highly recommend. Also not far from the amazing Volcanoes National Park. Andrew S, Toronto
We stayed in the Palm Room. The room was very clean and well kept. The windows were a little dirty but the rest of the room, and bathroom, were clean. There were plenty of provisions in the room and bathroom. We never got the WiFi to work, but to be honest, we didn't try very hard as we really didn't require it for our stay. The breakfast was very healthy and tasted good. The coffee was started before 7 am and breakfast was sitting out by 7. There was ample parking. The view of Hilo Bay from the Lanai was perfect. The noise is a little high as the highway is close by and there are many frogs in the area. Add in the waves and it was kinda soothing. FYI, this home, as are most homes in the Hilo area, is open air with no air conditioning provided. You should not need an A/C though as there is usually a good breeze blowing through the room with the windows open. We highly recommend this bed and breakfast for your next stay in Hilo.
Spent the week here great location with a beautiful view over the bay,rooms were really nice with a really comfy bed.breakfasts were good and healthy,hostess was great,frogs at nice noisy but sleeping was not a problem,would happily stay here again
Wonderful cozy cottage with fresh fruit and banana bread, Big Island coffee, granola, milk, etc for breakfast. Attractive grounds to wander and a hot tub to warm up in after a cool night viewing the volcanic glow at the nearby National Park.
A lovely cottage thoughtfully updated into a comfy B&B, a short walk from the cool downtown waterfront of Hilo. We had the spacious James Michener room with its spacious bathroom and private lanai overlooking a narrow, walled tropical garden with koi pond and frogs. The frogs can be a tad noisy at night. Guests have free use of the kitchen and a washer and dryer. We had a very early departure well before the stated breakfast hours, but they left a generous bowl of fruit in the fridge with yogurt, a coffeemaker primed to brew at the push of a button, English muffins ready to toast for the provided preserves. We look forward to returning when we can extend our stay.
We stayed at the Jungle Farmhouse in August 2016 - a single family home on 3 acres outside of Pahoa, run by the guys who operate Hilo Bay Hale. It was retro-gorgeous and we felt like we were locals. Less than 3 minutes by car to downtown Pahoa which had coffee shops and restaurants if you didn't want to cook using the farm fresh eggs and fruit grown right outside your door. Danny and Matthew were fabulous hosts and so were the chickens, ducks, goats and pot bellied pig! Highly recommend for anyone who likes something different. One downfall - solar heat meant cold showers, although the kitchen tap was hot.
Rooms are very modern, clean and our room had a balcony overlooking the most picturesque waterfall. The waterfall is breathtaking, private to the B&B and worth the trip alone. The whole staff was amazing. They were very inviting, helpful and made sure your stay was perfect. We only stayed one night and regret not booking for longer. It's perfect for flights into Hilo, driving to the new lava flow or a day trip to the Volcano National Park. This stay was the highlight of our vacation. Can't wait to go back!
The Inn at Kulanapia Falls is a relaxing B&B in idyllic surrounds. The staff are friendly and welcoming and full of recommendations of things to do and see on Big Island. I highly recommend it and will almost certainly stay there again on my next holiday in Hawaii.
My wife and I spent 10 days traveling around the islands and enjoying the sights. This was our last day and could not have enjoyed it more. The B&B is located right on the river with access to waterfalls and rooms that overlook the waterfall. The service was incredibly friendly and the rooms were modern, comfortable and very clean. We have stayed in hundreds of B&Bs over the years and this was by far the most beautiful and our favorite stay we've ever had. We are already planning our next stay we loved it so much.
My husband and I were celebrating our 10-year anniversary and we wanted to stay in Hilo on the night before our helicopter ride to the volcanoes. We loved staying at the Inn. The check-in was casual and easy. We had a lovely walk down to the waterfall. It was so soothing to fall asleep to the sound of the waterfall. The next morning, the breakfast was delicious and we had a view of the waterfall from the lanai. All of the staff were so friendly and helpful! Overall, we would absolutely return to the Inn at Kulaniapia. It is such a unique and wonderful place.
Absolutely wonderful vacation at the Inn at Kulaniapia Falls! We enjoyed every minute we were there; the views, the service...all of it was wonderful. It's a little bit of a drive outside of Hilo, but worth the effort...it's a MUST when on the Big Island. Breakfast was varied and plentiful, the staff was fantastic, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We wouldn't stay anywhere else...
This Place is worth every penny! We stayed on the Hilo side only for one night and stayed at the Inn at Kulaniapia. The location of the Inn is amazing as it sits on a beautiful waterfall and they have a bamboo garden on site which is equally amazing and FREE to walk through. You can walk down to the waterfall and swim in the pond and they provide kayaks and a paddle board and pretty much everything you need (water shoes, life vests if you need it etc). The Inn only holds so many guests so it was not crowded, very quiet and we were so glad we found this gem! only downside was the breakfast. Staff was wonderful and breakfast was great but it was basically fruit and bread (no hot items like eggs); which is what we expected but something you should know. Overall, I would recommend staying here. Its worth the view and experience (even if you can only stay one night). Staff was very pleasant!