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Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center

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Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center is a half mile from the ocean on the eastern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii, approximately seven miles from the small village of Pahoa. The 10-acre ocean-view property is blessed with average daytime temperatures of 85° F year-round, and 65° F at night, with cool, fragrant trade winds, surrounding tropical flora, including old growth mangoes, nearby swimming, snorkeling and soaking in the thermal warm ponds; not far from the volcano too where one may view lava flowing.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
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Room features
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Don't know how this place ever got on trip advisor, but it is really just a campsite. The food is all cooked outside and there is no inside dinning and it is pretty buggy. So make sure you get de bugged. The staff was great, it's just the developer didn't finish
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I was here for a yoga retreat and course organized by someone else, so I can only comment on the accommodations and food. The food was wonderful! Everything was vegan and gluten free and they were also accommodating of people in my group with allergies. Everyone was impressed
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I booked an 8 night stay at Kirpal complete with morning yoga, breakfast, and dinner. Hawaii is quite expensive so as a budget traveller I was excited to find someplace that is affordable and that also operates as an ecologically responsible retreat. They use solar power and
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Response from KMEC H, Manager at Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center
Responded 20 Feb 2018
Aloha and Mahalo (thank you) for your review! We are excited to hear you enjoyed our amenities, including the morning Yoga sessions, our organic, locally sourced meals and wonderfully caring staff of international travelers! We love the relaxing and peaceful atmosphere of the fresh Hawaiian rain forest, and living less than a mile from the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean is ideal! With 10 acres of maintained orchards with over 100 fruit trees of all kinds, we enjoy the abundance of living from the land as much as possible. Of course the freshly caught and filtered rain water and solar power only add to our minimal footprint. To keep in line with the comforts our guests expect, we still provide hot showers, flush toilets, and Wi-Fi. Along with hand built cabins that compliment the natural surroundings. We hope to see you again! With Love
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After booking and paying in full in August we were literally told on Christmas morning that there was no space and we needed to find rooms elsewhere. The bad news started when we arrived and were told our accommodations were not built yet and we were given worse accommodations
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This was my third stay there and I don't know if they are concentrating on growth too much but my experience was definitely better before! I had a small cabin called Milo and right next to the cabin they were building more cabins and since there are no windows to close I was
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Can you spot the gecko above the cabin door?
Can you spot the gecko (on the inside of the roof)?
This is the only building with a bathroom, and it's on the back porch. But, it's completely priv
This is the only building with a bathroom, and it's on the back porch. But, it's completely priv
Before leaving the Mango
I'm flying in and out of KOA. What's the best way to get to KMEC?
Aloha, Thanks for your question. KOA is on the west side of the island and is about 2.5 hours from KMEC. The fastest way to get across the island is Saddle road. Our office closes at 8 pm, you will need to notify us prior to arriving if you will be later than this. Feel free to call us or email us with any questions. Mahalo
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Aloha and Mahalo for your questions. We would love to welcome your service animals here at KMEC.
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"The less expensive the room the more basic it is"
"Beds are uncomfortable"
"go somewhere else"
"Check out the website They added some new cabins since i was there last,"
"Ask for Milo 3 cabin if there are two of you."
US$63 - US$104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiPahoa
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