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Hulihe'e Palace

75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
+1 808-329-1877
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Hulihe‘e Palace is located in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i, on Ali‘i Drive. Once a summer vacation home for Hawaiian royalty, today Hulihe‘e Palace is a museum showcasing Victorian artifacts from the era of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapi‘olani.
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75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
+1 808-329-1877
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the palace and are glad that we did. The site is very well maintained and the staff are friendly and knowledgable. It was a genuinely lovely experience.

Thank mundabella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of Hawaii's history is shown in this waterfront historical building. Open most days for self guided tours.

Thank EscoDave
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A real Hawaiian palace on beautiful grounds. Staff tour was very informative. Also a bonus view of the ocean.

1  Thank TheDude23112
Reviewed 26 October 2017

compared to earlier habitation , was considered pretty nice for the royalty of the island , interesting artifacts , a little sparse in content

1  Thank ALLENT7V
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The Hulihe'e Palace is a wonderful place to visit. It gives you a glimpse of the Hawaiian history and culture. It is well maintained and a beautiful location. I found it to be very interesting. There is a little gift shop on the property with...More

1  Thank littletraveler410
Reviewed 26 September 2017

A beautiful piece of Hawaiian history (along with the church across the street. Lots to see without taking up to much of your leisure time while in Kailua-Kona.

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Touring historical buildings is not what comes to mind when you think of Hawaii. But this place is worth a stop. The building is interesting and well maintained. It is on a beautiful location right on the ocean. The history behind the island and the...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 20 September 2017

So worth the price of admission. It was like visiting a museum and the view, is beyond words. Loved it.

Thank oscarandrafikismom
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This special place is just a short walk from the "King Kam" hotel, and has lots of green lawn and great oceans views. Various "celebrations" are held here, and there are a few craft fairs held on weekends. Of course there is the Palace...its worth...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Really enjoyed the tour here of the palace. Wonderful history and appreciation for the Hawaiian Culture.

Thank Heather R
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9 December 2017|
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Response from KLE2013 | Reviewed this property |
We did not have a guided tour. Instead we followed the written brochure and relied on the docents who cheerfully answered questions and provided fascinating historical information. Take your time, enjoy the palace and the... More
2 February 2016|
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Response from Pete S | Reviewed this property |
It is very close, certainly less than a half mile and probably less. We stayed a little south of Hulihee palace and walked to the pier many times. Lots of stores and restaurants on the way.
2 November 2015|
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Response from Mommikara | Reviewed this property |
It was $6.00 for each senior and 4 people in our group. Yes, your shoes must be removed but they have paper booties for you to wear while inside. This was in summer. (2015)