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351 Wailuku Drive, Hilo, HI 96720, United States of America – Show map
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Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Non-smoking Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Abundant Life Natural Foods (0.4 miles) Island Naturals (at Hilo Shopping Center) (1.4 miles) Sack N Save (0.2 miles)
Hilo Farmer's Market (0.4 miles)
Blane's Drive-In (0.2 miles) Cafe Pesto ($$ midrange pricing) (0.4 miles) Prince Kuhio Plaza (2.5 miles)
Bear's Coffee (breakfast) (0.3 miles) Full Moon Cafe (0.3 miles) Hilo Town Tavern (0.3 miles)
Kilauea (the most active volcano in the world) (23.6 miles) Mauna Kea (the tallest and largest landmass in the world) (24.9 miles)
Lake Waiau (on permafrost atop Mauna Kea) (25.5 miles)
Wailuku River (largest river in the archipelago) (0 miles) Waterfall (0 miles)
Hilo Bay (0.4 miles) Pacific Ocean (0.1 miles)
(no lift; occasional dangerous skiing on Mauna Kea) (25.5 miles) Best historic surf spot in the islands (Old Lighthouse) (0.4 miles)
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
Extra beds are not available.
The maximum number of total guests in a room is 2.
Pets are not allowed.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
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Based on 51 reviews
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April 23, 2015
no breakfast served
staff are nice; close to downtown
April 14, 2015
Given only one set of towels per person in a week. No bathroom door, just a curtain separating that room from the rest of the space (no privacy). No microwave. Unit needs better cleaning, some black spots in bathroom. Windows and doors stuck/broken and needed to jiggle open.
Really close to downtown Hilo. Beautiful quiet neighborhood.
March 22, 2015
A bit hard to find in the dark .
Quiet, not the usual setting .,
March 19, 2015
Close to the city center (walkable distance 5 to 10 min max) Space of the room and high ceiling Clean Shared bathroom is well equipped Wooden floor is beautiful
March 18, 2015
Small shower no tub!
Nice big room
March 17, 2015
It is a private cottage in the back of a private house as it appeared to us. No microwave, no coffe/coffee machine, no TV. Toilet was dirty when we used it the first time, although 20 USD are charged extra from guests. No bathroom door, just a curtain to separate living room from toilet. Sorry, but this is not worth the 100 USD+20USD at all!!
Spacy room Bed ok Nice host
March 13, 2015
a tv would be better
everything!free wifi,hot water,cozy sofa,big bed,frogs,birds,insects singing all night long,Rae n Glen so nice to us,helped us book the local tour and sent us to the assembly,even called a taxi for us to the hilo airport.
March 13, 2015
Very close to town with many great restaurants
March 10, 2015
I get the cottage n it very private , it convenient n short walk to DT Hilo ,
March 9, 2015
Nice kitchen. Downtown but quiet.
March 2, 2015
お風呂が共用なので、きれいですが慣れない方は気になるかもしれません。場所がヒロなのでコナ中心の観光を- する日は１日に5、6時間運転しなければいけないこともありました。 a shared-bath may be a little troublesome if you are not used to it. it takes several hours when drive to Kona area.
グループで泊まるとリーズナブルな値段で宿泊でき、ゲストハウスなだけあって地元の方の生活をより近くで味わえました。植物の茂る庭や虫やカエルの鳴き声に癒されました。オーナーさんがとても親切な方で、また日本語も少しできて優しい素敵なご夫婦でした。 you can enjoy the local life with reasonable price. I am glad I stayed here instead of a big resort-type hotel. a beautiful botanical garden, songs of frogs or birds, and all the atmosphere made me feel relaxed apart from an urban life. the owner is really nice couple, who speak some Japanese. I am sure I will come back when I visit Hawaii next time!
February 9, 2015
Shared bathroom, smallish room.
Hosts were friendly. Access to a kitchen. Clean.
January 14, 2015
We enjoyed our stay!! Thank you for everything.
December 23, 2014
Little bit hot in the room. There is no TV.
Rae and Dr. Glen are so nice!!! 2 big bed in room Free Wifi Have welcome dinner with hosts. Free coffee and washing machine. Very clean house.
December 8, 2014
Good location, spacious rooms, good wifi, extremely friendly owners.
November 6, 2014
If you are a light sleeper, take earplugs for the frogs at night.
Five minutes walk to centre of town with shops and food. Don't bother with the hotels further away.
October 12, 2014
The owners were very helpful and made sure all my needs were met even going so far as picking me up and dropping me off at my tour group destinations.
October 1, 2014
The kindness of the landlord and the super-comfortable bed.
August 31, 2014
A bit expensive for a room with a shared bathroom.
A very nice place which feels just like home, awesome staff (and the best bananas you've ever eaten)
August 20, 2014
Very nice owners(!) Walking distance to downtown Good WiFi Bananas in the back yard!
August 19, 2014
Copui frogs Wakes you up.
Very nicke andere charmant Hosts coqui frogs sing you to sleep
July 7, 2014
shared bathroom crazy frogs making lots of noise all night
July 6, 2014
The yard wasn't appealing. No common area. Just a place for spending the night, not necessarily for a long stay.
The price and location. We did not have a chance to use the spa facilities
June 18, 2014
The owners Rea and Glen are very nice and they realy give you the feeling you are their guest in their home.
June 9, 2014
The owners are very friendly and helpful.
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