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Hale Maluhia Country Inn

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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

The advertisement for a spa and ponds and waterfalls .... Not true.... Many years ago there may have been a spa but not for years..... Gecko poop on the walls along with resident geckos. The owner Ken is unkept and so is the property. If you don't respect yourself, then you can't respect your guests. His small staff does a...

1Thank Amherst107
Ken S, Owner at Hale Maluhia Country Inn, responded to this review

First time in 25 years I have had a personal attack that I am "unkept" and to the wide wide world. Now how to answer this one and try not to be "rude?" Only that at 83 I do try to be friendly and "kept" and I wonder why folks don't take the time to talk while they are here...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 May 2016

We were happy we chose a place off the Kona strip. We like tranquility and often enjoy basic accommodations. In terms of general location and breakfast, Hale Maluhia was a good choice. We made friends with their gecko which was really cool and their wi-fi was fast and reliable. But something just seemed off. When we checked in, the owner...

Thank Kayla R
Ken S, Owner at Hale Maluhia Country Inn, responded to this review

First off, I will try to be "NICE" as you suggest though your thoughts are not. First off we have lost thousands of dollars by folks giving us bogus credit card information and left without signing in and stayed without paying and no real way to collect. So we made it a policy to process a credit card upon arrival...

Gig Harbor, Washington
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Just a short drive "up" from the bustle of downtown Kona, this series of rooms & cottages affords a very private retreat. Banyan cottage, is an entire "cottage" which seems in the "trees & clouds". You can watch the sunset from your own private deck, with swing. Its very spacious. A short walk to the "main house" for breakfast, will...

Thank Laura M
Ken S, Owner at Hale Maluhia Country Inn, responded to this review

Water, yes, our apology and thank you for your patience. Our old galvanized water line rusted out finally. We did not notice until it blew. Now all fixed and not a problem any more. Kona has exceptionally good clean water from deep springs found in the heart of the Big Island.

Reviewed 27 April 2016

I and my beautiful girlfriend were visiting this place in early April. We had nice time, the location was almost ideal and very quiet. The breakfasts were a big help and super tasty in the morning. Finally, the stuff was very friendly and tried to foresee many our needs.

Thank Volodymyr I
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This B&B's is conveniently located to visit the Kona side of the island. We stayed here for a week. I recommend staying in one of the two rooms in the main building that also contains the kitchen and dining area. They're nicer than the guest houses and lack the dank, musty smell of the other cabins. The people there are...

Thank Puckmeister
Ken S, Owner at Hale Maluhia Country Inn, responded to this review

Actually we just went through an interesting wet season this year with a hundred year storm that took out our ponds, waterfalls and all our koi down to the ocean. But the humidity is back down in the 60% levels now so all is drying up very nicely. Thanks for your comments for the Maile and Pikaki, our least expensive...

Lexington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We enjoyed our stay in the cottage. Roosters and frogs didn't really keep us awake--though, as others have said, earplugs are a good idea if you would find that a problem. Very friendly staff--Matt and June were very helpful. And the freshly baked bread was nice to have at breakfast. Very convenient for seeing the island.

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Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here. Staff was very helpful, giving us good and useful information. The location is very convenient for getting places while having a genuine country feel. Great breakfast!

Thank Timothy W
Friendswood, Texas
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent a lovely week in the Banyan Cottage. This B&B truly lives up to the name "house of peace." We enjoy camping so the music of the birds, frogs, chickens, and turkeys were delightful. If that bothers you, you may want some earplugs at night. We also loved being far from the tourist scene but close...

Thank Rebecca P
Colorado Springs, CO
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stayed in the main house and liked it! Another guest stayed by the road and had trouble sleeping so ask for a room away from the road. We liked the staff and appreciated doing our laundry in the house washer after 3 pm. Property is at about 1000 feet so it cooled off nicely in the evening and morning....

Thank LeeMilner
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Decrepit room filled with bugs and spider webs. I wouldn't even use the shower it smelled so dank. The carpets were disgusting. The place is falling apart. Mortified to notice after eating breakfast that a huge rat trap sat just below the fridge. There were also teensy ants everywhere. All over the tables, in the butter, everywhere! The room even...

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Ken S, Owner at Hale Maluhia Country Inn, responded to this review

Seems like we get one of these reviews from time to time and wonder if they really stayed here as folks move into the same space after them and really love being here. If these folks had talked to me, I would have upgraded them to a more expensive room without charge. Yep, and I am 25 yrs. now with...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy a Virtual Kona Coffee Plantation of five rooms and two cottages in country comfort. Exceptional Breakfast Lovers Buffet and DIY omelet bar, fresh fruit, fresh bread baked daily, pure Kona coffee and bird watching. Relax to sage advice, friendly prices, broadband wireless, good beds, private baths and a gentle touch of aloha from old Hawai'i along the road less traveled. Just 3 miles south of Kailua-Kona and 11 miles south of the Kona International Airport (KOA). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hale Maluhia Country Inn

Address: 76-770 Hualalai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-9776
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $103 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Hale Maluhia Country Inn (House Of Peace) Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
Country Inn Kailua-Kona
Kailua-Kona Country Inn
Hale Maluhia Country Inn Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
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