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Situated in Hilo, The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls is in a rural location and close to Kaumana Springs Wilderness, Rainbow Falls, and Ainako Park. Also nearby are Lyman Museum and Gilbert Carvalho Park.
Guests are served a complimentary breakfast. In addition to a garden and a picnic area, The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls features concierge services. Additional amenities include a porter/bellhop and self parking. Onsite parking is complimentary.
Guestrooms at The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls offer ceiling fans and windows that open. Housekeeping is offered daily.
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Sugar was once king in Hilo. Now, the town is known for its bay, shops, and farmers market that teems with exotic fruit. Swaying hips abound at Hilo’s Merrie Monarch Festival, a week-long hula contest held after Easter. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is nearby. There, Kilauea is the hottest attraction as one of the world’s most active volcanoes. At its helm is Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess.see all hotels in Hilo
"Nice and special in its own way but ..."
Nice in many ways - breakfast was nice in the sense that the innkeepers made eggs and waffles for you personally. But no one met you when you arrived and the innkeepers were generally scarce. Very hands-off whether you like it or not. Beautiful waterfall but it's not easy to swim there or make your way around parts of the site. Also the location is […] pretty hard/tricky to get to - you're not close to anything and it's a one-way road with no lights so it can be weird to drive at night. The bed was comfy but the room was very warm with only a fan and no air conditioning. The innkeepers obviously care for their bamboo garden but aren't around to give much info on it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bed and Break-Fast"
We arrived at dark thirty. Get a car the cab drivers did not know the way to the resort. It was a very interesting drive at night up the hill in Hilo. We rode the bus to Kona the next morning to get our own rental car since we were going to stay in Kona after a couple of days at kaliniapa Falls. the breakfast was for vegans. The water falls and the […] bamboo trail was great and private. The might sly was better than the view at Mauna Kea(that is a FACT). Not a place to stay for long term unless you really want to get away from it all. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
check in routine is unusual hotel is hard to find get there in day light beautiful sight of water fall no hot water in shower no tv no A/C breakfast was excellent coulld not connect to wifi mold in bathroomGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The view of the waterfall and the surrounding rain forrest were well worth the trip.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Falls are the High Point!"
Magnificent setting! After recent rains, the waterfall was splendid and we could both see and hear it from our room. The owners of 20 years must have had their work cut out for them, clearing, planting, and creating some beautiful paths that go down to the waterfall and follow the river. Had it been warmer and sunnier, we would have loved to swim in […] the natural pool at the base of the falls. I strongly recommend getting there before dark, because the road leading to the Inn is well pot-holed in one section, narrow and dark as it passes through what is largely an agricultural area. That's not a critcism, it just is what it is. The owners were nice enough, but not nearly as engaging as those of other B&B's in which we've stayed--almost seemed kind of distant. In general, the exterior of the main building, decks, patios and stairs could use some work--maybe a good power-washing and some paint. Muddy boots left on the front porch of the owners entrance didn't make a good first impression. Our room, on the other hand, was clean and decorated nicely. We met some nice folks from around the country over a breakfast on the lanai of fresh waffles or eggs cooked to order. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls"
Not too far out of town, but we got lost. Pretty drive to hotel, beautiful gardens, bamboo garden was amazing and view from bottom so peaceful. The property was very well maintained and beautiful. We did not see anybody from the Inn during our stay. We got there, our key was in our door, nobody to welcome us, we had to leave early and would have liked […] to have breakfast a little earlier, but we had to go search for the property manager, so we just skipped breakfast. Would have been nice to have some interaction with somebody running the Inn. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"5 star location, 1 star room"
It is really difficult to rate this B&B as a whole thing, so I will do it in parts. Location: 5 stars. It is in the middle of a rainforest overlooking a beautiful waterfall. Nice hikes throughout the property. A small minus - add 15-20 minutes to your drive time - because to get anywhere you have to go back to Hilo. Breakfast: 5 stars. Eggs cooked […] to order, local sweet breads, fruit, juices, waffles... Small minus - they only serve it 8-9 am, so if you want to leave the hotel before that time - you are out of luck :( Staff: 5 stars for the girls cooking breakfast, 0 stars for the rest of the staff because it was simply non existent. No check-in, nothing. Towels were changed daily but room wasn't cleaned. The whole absence of staff felt like we were kind of invading somebody else's property, which is partially true because the owners of this B&B live in the same building. Room: 1 star. A twenty-dollar-a-night motel in the middle of nowhere has better rooms. The room had no tv, no a/c or heat (and it was COLD at night), no hangers in the closet, mold everywhere. There was only one tiny dresser in the room, and all the drawers in it were broken. Furniture looked like it was at least 50 years old. Shower was a joke, it was so small that you couldn't turn around in it, and it didn't have a single shelf to put your stuff on. BUT: if you are on the Big Island, you probably wouldn't be spending much time in your room anyway. We only slept and showered in there, so it was OK. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Inn @ Kulaniapia Falls - private waterfall"
Private waterfall and breakfast are great, but the basic necessities of a hotel room were lacking. Beds are old, you can feel the springs; dead mosquitoes all over the room; shower heads are terrible - water doesn't spray out of the nozzle very well. It was an OK stay, and if the above wouldn't bother you, I'm sure you'd have a good time, but for me, […] one night was enough. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I chose this location first because of the photo's on their website. It is a lovely place, very scenic and away from the hustle of traffic. The rooms are nicely finished and the bed was very comfortable. We stayed in the King Kamehameha room and had a great view of both the waterfall and the city of Hilo. It did take a minute or two before getting hot […] water to arrive in the shower the first day, but it was quicker the remainder of our stay. The trails down to the falls and the bamboo forest were well groomed and offered some great views. The road from town to the Inn was a pain at times. I didn't mind the distance of the drive but part of the road nearer to Hilo was in poor shape. And the part through the mac nut farm offered little space to pull over to oncoming traffic, although that didn't occur too often. Due to being early risers, we didn't eat breakfast there until the last day of our stay. It was pleasant, with fresh fruit and juice along with eggs and potatoes. I was a little concerned about the lack of a/c, but the temps drop at night and it never was a problem. The frogs do make their presence known at night, but the sound of the waterfall blends together with the croaking and isn't as intrusive as one might think. I'm not a B&B person, but I enjoyed my stay here. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Stayed here for one night while travelling through Hilo. Yes the hotel is far out of downtown Hilo but honestly the location is worth the drive as there isn't much happening in Hilo. The waterfall is great and Mum and I enjoyed a walk around the trail. Much better waterfall than rainbow falls. We had issues with the wifi the whole time we were there […] and were not able to access the internet by the computer in the common area either. Also Mum was taking a shower soon after we checked in and the power went out for about half an hour so she had to cut it short. This was a pretty relaxing place to stay but perhaps a bit of attention to detail with the wifi and making sure the power is constant would have made the hotel stay great. The breakfast was great and the lady in the harmony house made awesome mac nut waffles for our breakfast and was very friendly. The owners seem very relaxed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Off the beaten track"
Check in was self-serve with little instruction; room was clean but quite small; breakfast was great; falls were cool and right outside the doorGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Oops unable to lock Pagoda"
This is a hotel with a very nice location. However there were two major problems while we were there the regular owners were away and no one seemed to know what they were doing. We stayed in the Pagoda which had an amazing view of the waterfall however you could not lock it so this caused a large security issue, for my wife and I. Another Issue is […] the Pagoda itself was not constructed very well at all, and the carpet upstairs smelt dank from the humidity and mouldy. The construction seemed incomplete. But if you like to stay in a place where you are not disturbed and left to your own devices then this is the one. The breakfast each day was good. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Less worse in Hilo"
The inn is quite far from Hilo (6km). A small dark road brings you to the hotel that is close to falls in the middle of nowhere. Inn is not bad, you don't meet owners neither for checkin nor checkout. You go straight to room and leave. No breakfast facilities or restaurant of any time. No minibar or any vending machine. Parking area is nice, it is not […] a problem. The owner has a nice dog, very quite and friendly. For more than a day probably it is too much especially because from hilo to the inn it takes time and a narrow unpleasant road. No air con in the room, even if not required (it rains every day in Hilo). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Traumhafte Lage mitten in der Natur, das Haus selbst hätte eine Renovierung verdient.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lieu exceptionnel un peu gâché"
Nous avions hâte d'arriver à ce bed and breakfast deluxe, notamment pour sa vue sur les chutes d'eau. En sortant d'Hilo, nous prenons une route peu praticable, l'idéal étant le 4x4. Avec notre routière, c'était un peu galère. Nous arrivons, pas de check-in. Notre nom est affiché. La clé est censée se trouver sur la porte de notre chambre. Pas de clé. […] Nous avons du aller la réclamer aux Innkeepers, cela les embêtait clairement. Concernant la chambre, très jolie, mais pas très pratique (la salle de bain n'est pas aménagée), mal insonorisée alors que nous sommes au fin fond de la campagne. Nous n'avons pas été déçus par les chutes, le parc est très bien entretenu. Sinon, le soir, aucune envie d'aller au resto sur Hilo, la route nous ayant découragé. Point positif : très bon petit déjeuner. Par contre, ça s'appelle "Bed and breakfast", bizarre ! Généralement, nous avons un contact avec les propriétaires, là, personne, comme à l'hôtel finalement ! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
ヒロの町に近いけどレインボーフォールのそばと云うロケーションに惹かれて選んだＢＢです。 トップシーズンでも無いのに各国からのお客さまで満室でしたので人気のあるＢＢと思いました。 ＢＢとしては良い部類なのでしょうが、私の失敗等から利用時の注意点を次に挙げておきます。 ① 通りの名前が現地の地図に載って無いような場所に在るので、明るいうちに行き着かないと迷子になる。 ② 英会話力の無い自分としては、朝食の用意をしてくれる女性スタッフや他のお客達との会話についていけず、気まずい思いをしながらの朝食はちょっとつらかった。 ③ 食事・飲み物のサービスは朝食以外は無いので、宿へ帰ってから何か飲みたい食べたいと思ってもダメ。そのへん注意が必要。Genuine Expedia guest review
"Für den Preis mehr erwartet!"
Das Hotel liegt sehr schön, aber extrem weit weg von Hilo und ist nicht gut zu erreichen bzw. sollte besser beschrieben werden. Wir und andere Gäste haben über 1 Stunde gesucht. Für die Aufmachung (r-Frühstück angekündigt und im Endeffekt gab es Eier und ansonsten denGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Inn at Kululiapia Falls près de Hilo (Hi)"
Cet hôtel est un Bed and Breakfast et les critères d'appréciation sont un peu différents. Situé à plus de 6 km de Hilo, par une route souvent déformée où le croisement est souvent très difficile, il faut vouloir aller à cet hôtel. Si on choisit la solitude, le ressourcement, l'approche de la méditation, cet hôtel me paraît très recommandé. Dans le pavillon […] "Harmony", petite fontaine dans l'entrée, la chambre est décorée à la mode asiatique, mais petite pour qui a deux grosses valises, pas de table pour écrire, et un canapé situé juste au dessous de l'écran de télé; belle salle à manger et splendide salon commun aux résidents, le personnel très aimable prépare un breakfast de grande qualité. Wifi gratuit. L'hôtel est calme si les occupants sont calmes. Pour un touriste cherchant une chambre de qualité, bien située et facile d'accès, il vaut mieux chercher ailleurs. Là-bas, c'est le bout du monde! Je ne suis pas certain de l'impossibilité de se perdre lorsqu'on regagne l'hôtel de nuit. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cool nights and a short drive from"
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