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Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

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Nashville, TN
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent four days in Waikoloa at a fun but touristy Hilton and then spent four days at the Retreat (with our 3 boys for a friends wedding). The retreat sits on 50 acres and they have made trails all over for hiking and views. The property is stunning -- gardens everywhere and the pool is lovely. Although we did... More 

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hawaiiislandretreat, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo from all of us at Hawaii Island Retreat! Your feedback is so much appreciated! We look forward to your return and, when you do, it'll feel like ohana (family). More 

San Francisco
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I just stayed for almost a week, in the Penthouse suite, with a small group of writers. Owners and healers Jeanne and Robert have created a practical paradise on the Big Island that is worthy of countless stars and accolades. From the endearing dog Eyelean- who leans because of an injury, the Moroccan chef Mo and magical chef Rebecca, the... More 

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hawaiiislandretreat, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Mahalo for sharing your experience. And, of course, we feel incredibly grateful to know you enjoyed and appreciated what we have to offer! More 

Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Hawaii Island Retreat is perfect for those seeking an intimate respite to reflect, rejuvenate, and perhaps spiritual healing among organic gardens, beautiful grounds with a reflection pool, and spectacular cliffside views of the ocean. The architecture of this grand hotel is fashioned after European Villas from the late 19th Century. The lobby, dining area and staircases are open spaces to... More 

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hawaiiislandretreat, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking a moment to share your experience. We are a place of peaceful beauty as well as elegance and comfort in harmony with nature. It's gratifying to hear how much you enjoyed it! More 

Chicago, IL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Breakfast at the retreat is an embarrassment of riches - fresh tropical fruits, goats milk yogurt, house made granola and an assortment of savory items using ingredients gathered from the garden on property, including the fresh eggs that are produced daily by the retreat's happy Ancona chickens (who will rush out to greet you if you take the retreat's suggested... More 

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hawaiiislandretreat, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aloha Teresa, Mahalo for sharing your experience...it's very much appreciated. And, Rebecca is pleased to know how much you enjoyed her cooking. It's an artistic and creative passion of hers and something we all enjoy the benefit of! Aloha, Judy Rogers More 

Scarsdale, New York
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is a C+ property that charges B prices. We stayed in a yurt, but would have been more comfortable spending the night in our car. Room was sweltering, crawling with various insects, and had nothing but cold water. Noise from nearby yurts made it impossible to sleep or relax as we could hear every word our neighbors said as... More 

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hawaiiislandretreat, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Mahalo for your feedback. We're very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay with us. The Yurts are canvas sided structures and, during the day, they can get warm. We refer to staying in one as 'Glamping'. Fortunately, in the evening, they do cool off and are quite comfortable. Each yurt has a separate enclosure with a toilet and... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

What a beautiful place! Set in its own grounds, this is a rather grand hotel aimed at those who want complete tranquillity. We stayed in one of the yurts which are arguably not very special, but this didn't matter for a couple of nights. Hotel pool is very good (and was empty when we stayed). Hotel was not doing meals... More 

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hawaiiislandretreat, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Many people who see our lodge for the first time ask if it was originally built as a luxury home in a bygone era. When you refer to it as "a rather grand hotel", that rings true. It does have a grand design! Mahalo nui loa for taking the time to share your experience with others. More 

Kenai, Alaska
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We attended a wedding at this facility and the service and the entire place was REALLY REALLY nice. I would highly recommend this facility. the location was absolutely beautiful. The food was exceptional for the "Meet and Greet" (night before the wedding) and also the buffet after the wedding was great.

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hawaiiislandretreat, Owner at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

It was a beautiful wedding and we were absolutely delighted to be part of it! Mahalo for sharing your experience with others. With warmest aloha from all of us at Hawaii Island Retreat. More 

West Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

For three days, my son, his fiancé and many friends took over the Retreat to celebrate their wedding. The groom's parents hosted a meet and greet for the 90 people the night before the wedding. Jeanne arranged for John Keawe, an award winning slack-key Hawaiian guitarist and his wife Hope, to perform. She also arranged a fire dance...a magical night.... More 

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hawaiiislandretreat, Owner at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo! "Memories that will last a life time". It's what Hawaii Island Retreat was created for so I hope you can imagine how happy and grateful we are to receive your generous feedback... More 

Louisville, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We recently visited Hawaii Island Retreat for a destination wedding. The grounds and facilities are world-class, and I mean gorgeous. It is built on old sugar cane farming land, and the land and gardens have been extensively rebuilt, re-planted and re-designed. The main building is gorgeous, half inside and half out. The subsidiary buildings (meeting rooms in separate buildings) are... More 

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hawaiiislandretreat, Owner at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aloha, I am happy you were able to enjoy and appreciate the amazing beauty of this place. It is unfortunate that the meals were not to your taste. We create meals to the specifications of the bridal party. Many attendees complimented us on the food. I can appreciate there are differences in taste. There are two shower houses in the... More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

If you are looking for a truly peaceful, spiritual get back to nature experience this is the place. I have been to Hawaii several times and never left feeling so grounded. No matter if you need to just chill by the ocean or be active with Yoga, hiking and adventures this retreat feels like home. If you are looking for... More 

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hawaiiislandretreat, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aloha, Hawaii Island Retreat was created as a place of intentional peacefulness so it's incredibly gratifying to hear that's what you experienced with us. Mahalo nui loa! The Team at Hawaii Island Retreat More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled among towering pines and cooling ocean breezes Hawaii Island Retreat and Spa is unique among Hawaii Destinations. Located on 50 acres of North Kohala's coastal land, this boutique hotel is the ultimate in sustainability merged with a luxury spa retreat. Our elite 17 room boutique lodge features farm-to-table dining, spacious yoga studios with polished hardwood floors, and luxurious guest rooms with roomy private bath and balcony. We offer elegant venues in a distinctly Hawaiian setting. Perfect for group retreats, weddings, reunions, and corporate retreats. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

Address: 250 Lokahi Road, Box 185, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kapaau
Price Range: $285 - $826 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“loved our room facing the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles Fitzcentral, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are exquisite. The Penthouse has multiple windows and a heavenly bathtub. Choose a yurt if you feel adventurous”
 of 5 bubbles EndearingSoul, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have unique qualities. I stayed on 2nd floor facing the ocean with private patio - believe all rooms have private patios.”
 of 5 bubbles StellaS364, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms in main building are hot at night. Book 1st floor or Yurt.”
 of 5 bubbles catherinejphillips, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“yurts are a big funky and much louder. Rooms in main lodge are beautiful and spacious, but more money, of course.”
 of 5 bubbles 319nancyk, 12 May 2016 | Read review
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