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Recent Hakalau reviews

  • Good!

    "* Location/View: The Lai Nani grounds are very well maintained. The entrance walk features some lovely gardens, and then down the hill towards the living spaces there is a gazebo and a great view of the ocean. They have clearly put a lot of effort into the property and it shows. As you've probably heard, the Northeast side of the island get a lot of rain, and we definitely found that to be true during our stay. Finally, the resort itself is fairly isolated - probably about 15 minutes from Hilo or any other town. This is either a good thing or not depending on what you want so just be aware. * Interior: My first impression was "wow" - the bungalows have high ceilings, and a clean, sleek design style. Be careful about leaving food or dirty utensils laying in the sink - we found that the bugs were quick to come out. I suspect this is more a problem with the region rather than this specific unit - there is a lot of lush vegetation and rain, and so there's probably a lot more bugs too! * Sleeping Experience: The blinds closed enough for the room to be "pretty" dark. The mattress was fairly comfortable but it creaked really loudly whenever we moved which made it difficult to sleep. * TV and Internet: The TV was a nice flatscreen, and the internet was easy to set up and fairly fast."
    Guest: Brian B. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 9, 2014
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  • Best vacation ever!!

    "My husband and I spent two weeks at Hulili. The cottage was aesthetically delightful, elegantly simple and complete, like a second home with every comfort and convenience, including a full kitchen, umbrellas if it rained, a cooler, a guide to the Big Island, I mean everything you'd need, not to mention all of the most delicious bananas you could eat right from the farm - and longans. The location was perfect for exploring the Island, close enough to Hilo, Puna, the Volcano and even over to the Kona side for day trips. Sheree was a pleasure to meet, always bright, cheerful and helpful, a wonderful person! After a day out, the cottage was the perfect place to come back to relax and enjoy the fantastically beautiful sunsets, stars and sunrises. A truly blessed and magical place! We will always remember our time there in paradise."
    Guest: Glenda Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 5, 2015
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  • Hula and Adventures for Four at Paradise by the Sea

    "This was the best accommodations we've ever had on this side of the Big Island. The guest house was roomy for four with 2 baths and kitchen, in a tropical setting with ocean view, and close to sights and activities. Location is ideal for relaxation and homebase for adventures up and down the coast. We came to Hilo to attend the Merrie Monarch Festival but we also managed to squeeze in trips to the Mauna Kea summit at sunset, Volcanoes National Park, Akaka Falls + Honomu, nearby beaches, swimming with the turtles at Carlsmith and of course local cuisine. We miss the coqui lullabies already. My daughter recorded the coquis (and birds in the rainforest) to remind her of the sounds of the island. We hope to come back again in the future. Mahalo Sandy and Bob for sharing the house with us."
    Guest: Carlos D. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 19, 2015
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  • Merrie Monarch 2015

    "Hakalau is our favorite place to be!! The whole house was very inviting. Everything was perfect for all members of our family. Thank you Starr for keeping this place a favorite of ours and being a part of our family. We are already talking about coming back, but not for Merrie Monarch. Just to come an relax and enjoy more sight seeing places that we have not been. Again I thank you for your hospitality. I will be calling as soon as we can establish a date."
    Guest: Patsy Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
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