The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

One Kulaniapia Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, 96721, United States | 4 star inn
Prices starting from $198.00

Travel Blogs from Hilo

Soaring in the sky & Spelunking in a lava tube

A travel blog entry by journeyer


... events for 2013 on the bulletin board in our lodge’s reception area. I’m a newbie when it comes to star gazing, but boy it is fascinating and has captured my imagination and there is so much to learn!

Here’s some information about the Geminid Meteor Shower: y/2013/12/13/geminid_meteor_shower_view ing_guide.html

Spelunking ...

Away to Hilo, American takeaway

A travel blog entry by roger_ramjet


... Coast of the Big Island.
We go around the massive monolith of Mauna Kea, all 13796 feet of it, and Antek lands us gracefully into Hilo. A real flight, in our own little plane. I question why I didn’t get my pilots licence years ago, this is pretty cool. Mind you, I’ve never landed a plane in a hairy crosswind…yet…
We check into our hotel and go for a cruise in the hire care through Old Hilo Town. It’s ...

Ua ka ua, kahe ka wai

A travel blog entry by tuffychloe


... Greg had a Loco Moco and surprise... I had Teriyaki Beef. It was all quite good but then the best for last... malasadas! I had a custard filled, Stephanie had chocolate filled and Greg and Tracy had Mango filled. Malasadas taste so good. We were wondering why malasadas were such a tradition in Hawaii and learned that they are a Portuguese donut. The tradition was started when people would use up all the lard and sugar before ...

Off to Hilo

A travel blog entry by paulej4


... not. Meals are had whenever we want. My chief regret is that we (but mostly me) have consumed all the wine we purchased in Auckland and now must be content with the more limited and vastly more expensive selection aboard Queen Elizabeth.

Even Mr. K**ly seems to have become more pleasant. I shall continue to keep an eye on him, however, and will report any lapses in civility he suffers along with any remedial actions I take to rectify the damage he leaves ...

Aloha my Ohana

A travel blog entry by samcotton


... my official introduction was very minimal. I felt left to fend for myself, among what seemed like a group of very young Americans, all getting ready for a night 'out'. It was challenging; knowing that you are on the other side of the world, in the jungle... and had I picked the wrong place? It felt like I was around a bunch of gap year students. I went to dance for a while; it was an ecstatic dance event held in an ...

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This 4 star inn, located on One Kulaniapia Drive, Hilo, is near Pacific Tsunami Museum, Mauna Loa Observatory, Honoli'i Beach Park, and Naha Stone.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Inn at Kulaniapia Falls Hilo

    Reviewed by vivford

    Brilliant location

    Reviewed Feb 6, 2014
    by (7 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Brilliant location with wonderful grounds. Good breakfast. Room comfortable but little disappointed with view in the queen lili room , said it riverside but could not see river due to vegetation.
    I think some of the other reviews and s.s.hill are for wrong hotel

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls Hilo

    Hidden Gem


    If you enjoy finding unusual, off-the-beaten-path,places to stay then this is the place for you. We booked 1 night in Hilo to end our Big Island stay. Len, the owner, was the most gentle, kind, person you could hope to meet. The Inn is very secluded and you travel through acres and acres of mac trees to reach it. This is best done during daylight. This place is incredible and worth the extra time to find it!

    A Great Experience


    The Inn provided us the best of all worlds for our recent trip to the Big Island. We were within easy reach of all the Island destinations yet the Inn location provides the beauty and respite as only a country setting can do. The Suttons and their gracious staff took excellent care of us. The rooms are nicely appointed and comfortable and the breakfast offerings are GREAT!!

    A Place of Serenity


    Our 10 days far exceeded our expectations. The peace and serenity of the Inn is only matched by the warmth of the Sutton family and staff. This is truely a place to find renewal. Treat yourself to the true spirit of Hawaiian hospitality.



    World class property is how I would define The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls. We found our accommodations clean and freshly painted with some very nice chinese funiture along with incredible views of an amazing 120 ft waterfall. Len and Jane Sutton are more than gracious with their time and aloha and have an incredible vision of how their 22 acre parcel should be developed. The road leading to the property is a country road with some pot holes and rough areas, however, as others have stated, have patience because what lies at the end of the road is truly remarkable. We have reccommended this Bed and Breakfast to our friends and are hoping to return next year.

    Absolutely terrific


    My family and I spent 3 incredible days at the Inn at Kulaniapia in Hilo this last January. We felt fortunate to have found this jewel on the internet. the setting is absolutely gorgeous with not just one waterfall on the property, but four. One of which is 120 ft tall and falls into a pond thats about 400 ft in diameter. A trail leads to a Bamboo Garden were there are 3 more waterfalls. Although the Inn is remote, we found the staff very gracious, and the breakfast was very complete. the guest rooms are well appointed and clean. Our room had a terrific view of the large waterfall. We would highly reccommend this B&B to anyone that wants something private, quiet, and off the beaten path.

    Huge disappointment way off the beaten path


    What a disappointment - non gracious and vacant of hospitality is how I'd characterize this inn. It is not 10 minutes from Hilo as stated in their description - the inn is located at the very end of a very long dirt road riddled with machinery. We walked down to the falls but there is no path to take you down to the water easily and the water was frigid. Also, full of mosquitos, as was our room. We found cans of bug spray downstairs.. but no mention to beware the bugs. Not recommended at all.

    Your own personal waterfall


    We really enjoyed our two night stay at the Inn at Kulaniapia. The accomodations were clean, comfortable and beautiful. Both the family and innkeeper were very welcomng.

    Not Family Friendly


    We were at the Inn at Kulaniapia last year, and we found the B&B was very remote. The private dirt road leading to the place was so full of potholes, you had to drive really slowly not to get stuck in a rain-filled hole. Hilo is pretty hot, and we had to keep the veranda open for a breeze. Unfortunately, the veranda is not screended, and the place being so wet, was teeming with mosquitos. One of the least restful stays on that vacation.We stayed for several nights with our child, and we found that the proprietor was NOT at all kid-friendly.

    Morning coffee with the falls!


    We stayed for only two nights at the Inn at Kulaniapia Falls. After our first night stay we reqretted not booking more nights here. The Inn is located approximately 4 miles from the town of Hilo. Be patient during this short drive, you are about to experience a 5 star B & B! We booked the Prince Kalakaua room, which had a great view of the bay and the sunrise. Arriving at night, we could only hear the falls. We had the best two nights of sleep in two weeks due to the quiet location of the Inn (the sound of the falls lulled us to sleep). Much to our surprise, as we left the room and decended the stairs to have breakfast on the main lanai, the falls were absolutely beautiful. The Inns website does not do the falls justice! The flora on the grounds of the Inn that surround the falls is exceptional. Breakfast included all the Kona Coffee you can drink, toast, bagels, coffee cake, mango, papaya, pineapple, bananas, nuts and a great choice of either scrambled eggs or an omelette. From the Inn you have a short drive to the Volcano National Park and Hilo attractions. This Inn is an extremely good value. We have paid much more for less at other resort areas, internationally and within the US. We plan on returning to the Big Island and will definately stay at the Inn at Kulaniapia again!

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls Hilo

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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