Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star bed & breakfast with free breakfast and massage/treatment rooms


Situated in a rural location, this boutique bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Kalakaua Park, Pacific Tsunami Museum, and Lyman Museum. Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Naha Stone are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Property Features

This bed & breakfast features massage/treatment rooms, concierge services, and a library. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, barbecue grills, and a picnic area are onsite.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually furnished and offer free WiFi and ceiling fans.

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4.3 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
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Great place next to the falls.

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 11, 2017
Nice people, beautiful place in a country atmosphere.
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Exceptionally beautiful grounds, friendly staff.

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 1, 2017
Pros: The view, the quiet rural background, the grounds, the breakfast and the great coffee.
Cons: The bathroom is rather cramped and places to hang clothes there would be useful. Closet space is also limited.
Location: Very nice walk on the grounds, a beautiful waterfall and a fine bamboo garden. Hilo offers excellent eating. Best breakfast coffee ever.
Stayed 3 nights. Its a great place to sleep with waterfall music in the background. Breakfast is on a veranda with sweeping view of the falls and vegetation. You do need to be aware that its a way out of town on minor roads but the route is fairly well marked. Still I advise arriving while its daylight. Our room had very pretty hardwood floor and a very good bed.
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Loved this place!!

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 24, 2017
Gorgeous location off the beaten path! Small inn up in the rain forest. The staff is attentive and helpful. The waterfall is spectacular. The breakfast delicious! And the room had the most comfortable bed I've ever slept on while away from home. We will stay here again!!
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5 out of 5
Posted Jan 15, 2017
Wonderful people and A truly amazing place. A must stay
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Has its own waterfall

5 out of 5
by from Los Gatos, CA
Posted Dec 21, 2016
Pros: The location and its service.
Cons: A wider breakfast selection would make the stay still better.
Location: The location is beautiful with the waterfall and its surroundings for hiking and as a center from which to explore the island by car.
Kulaniapia Falls are located directly behind the Inn, and provide the most beautiful location for an unforgettable Big Island experience. If you want to get away from it all, this place is it.
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beautiful hotel in a secluded area

5 out of 5
by from Washington
Posted Dec 9, 2016
The staff members were exceptionally helpful with local advice and even provided equipment that we'd forgotten to use for a nighttime walk to see the active lava flow. They have water shoes to use for your short walk down to the falls which was muddy during our visit due to recent heavy rains. The room was immaculate and comfortable The breakfast was simple but tasty and the attending staff were warm and attentive. Overall a pleasant experience. Would definitely stay again.
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Relax and enjoy

5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 9, 2016
Pros: Friendly staff, impressive scenery, and oh, so quiet. You are able to relax and really enjoy your time here.
Cons: Maybe a little more variety in breakfasts from one day to the next.
Location: Hilo is a short, easy drive. Botanical gardens, about 20 minutes drive away, are a must see. Or, just enjoy the waterfall and its plunge pool.
Staff are marvelous, room is wonderful, and views are better than anyone could ask for. It is quiet and so relaxing, you may not want to drive into Hilo, except to eat. After several days of hiking through volcanic debris, this place really hit the spot! We especially appreciated the small roof balcony to sit out at night and look at the lights of Hilo
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5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 8, 2016
Pros: It is a nice place to stay next to a gorgeous waterfall. The adjacent garden path is also nice. The staff were helpful and cheerful. I was very pleased with the result.
Cons: The only drawback is that this inn can be difficult to find if you are driving, especially at night. Calling ahead to get directions is recommended.
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5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Oct 22, 2016
Excellent service with awesome view. I would stay here again.
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Great place and staff, mediocre location and frogs

4 out of 5
by from CA
Posted Oct 14, 2016
Location: Hilo is great! There's a zoo, caves, more waterfalls. Lots of natural beauty.
The Inn is an amazing place, the scenery is incredible and the staff is super nice. The waterfall is amazing, swimming in the lake was cold but fun. There's also a lovely bamboo garden. Breakfasts were light but good. The main disadvantage is the frogs; the area is infested with coqui frogs which make deafening noise at night. The rooms aren't air conditioned, so it would have been nice to be able to open the windows and still be able to sleep. Also, the falls are ten minutes from town down private roads meaning its not as convenient to go out for short times.
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The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This boutique bed & breakfast also offers a library, a terrace, and barbecue grills. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Total number of rooms - 4 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Library 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Free self parking 
  • Garden 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Ceiling fan 
  • Limited housekeeping 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually furnished 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered complimentary continental and full breakfasts.


Start your day with a free continental or full breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Bed & Breakfast Name

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