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Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Relexing, Stunning location, Green. You sit and relax or walk there property. Many trails! Staff was helpful & lovely. You can feel the care that went in to this Spa. The have a garden & many of the fruits & veggies come from it that you can eat there. Rooms where clean & nice

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The property is on a 50 acre plot with diverse flora and fauna. It is advertised as a luxury wellness resort. It is very secluded, and off-grid. It is self-sufficient, generating its own power and growing its own vegetables. The owners did an admirable job of creating such a nice retreat from what was a plot full of trees and...

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

Aloha, We're always looking for ways to improve; your review offered us an opportunity to do that! Mahalo nui loa, The Ohana at Hawaii Island Retreat

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ILean and Jeannie warmly received us when we arrived on a rainy night — especially ILean, who trotted out to the car to greet us as we approached the porte-cochere. After the long flight, the first sight of the holiday-lit, plantation-style villa was a relief all its own. Even in the near dark (this off-the-grid villa operates solely on windmill...

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

Aloha, How happy we are to hear you had such an wonderful experience! It's what we're here for and, of course, something we hope all of our guests come away with. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we're doing and to allow future guests to benefit from your experience. Mahalo nui loa! From the Ohana...

Reviewed 11 December 2016

I would definitely come back here again. My stay was so quiet, peaceful, and relaxing. The staff are so welcoming and kind that it felt like I was staying with family. The food was very delicious and made with their own vegetables and fruits that they grow on the land. I loved waking up every morning and being able to...

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

Aloha, How wonderful to read your review. Hawaii Island Retreat was created with the express intention that guests would come and have just the experience you described. I hope you know how absolutely delighted we are to hear you fully enjoyed what we have to offer. Mahalo for staying with us and for taking the time to share your experience...

Nashville, TN
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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...

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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).

San Francisco
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...

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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!

Seattle, Washington
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...

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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!

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 20 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...

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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

Scarsdale, New York
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...

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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...

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...

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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.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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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: €198 - €584 (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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“Avoid the bungalows”
 of 5 bubbles mk824, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the Golden Penthouse if available (and if you're okay climbing stairs)”
  • Spa waiting room
  • No elevator in hotel. Penthouse is up two flights. May need a hand with your luggage.
  • Massage lanai overlooking meditation meadow
 of 5 bubbles jmR618HF, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view if you want one.”
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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
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