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Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel

87 Banyan Dr, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Hannover, Germany
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hotel will be closing down on Feb 1st 2016, and I understand why. When we first walked into the Lobby all seemed okay for a Motel type of Hotel. We sat in the Lobby and waited for our room to be cleaned. Well, when it was finally done, we walked into a ROOM that stunk of ROT and anything... More 

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Carnelian Bay, California
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40 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got a room with a corner balcony. We slept to the sounds of the sea lapping the shoreline. Sure the place needs upgrades but for the price on the big Island it really can't be beat. It's funky but after camping in the jungle it seems like paradise. You can drink the water straight from the faucets and light... More 

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Waimea, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to stay at the Hilo Bay due to the need to be in Hilo for a meeting and not wanting to drive until the next day. The room was simple and clean and just what I needed. They had a pool I did not swim in it or eat at the hotel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We meant to stay a couple of nights in Hilo at Uncle Billy's but left both after only one night, as we could not find something else in the surrundings. Nice view and ok personel, but all the rest was just shabby, worn and untidy. We recomend that you find a room in one of the neighbouring hotels. Naniola was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I recently went to this hotel with my wife for our honeymoon. Overall it wasn't a bad stay the room was simple and clean. The room sizes are quite large and pool is probably the only place i'd swim in the area. The issue I had was with the complimentary breakfast or lack there of. We booked here because it... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Agree with the other recent reviews about the decrepit and deplorable state of the motel. Recently they canceled the continental breakfast! Bait and switch, when we reserved they were advertising it. Room was moldy and dirty, bathroom run down. Would be surprised if this place lasts much longer in this condition. Some of the staff is nice, some are not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Not clean at all, smelt bad, we wanted to leave. Very difficult to sleep when the place is so disgusting. Not worth how cheap it is. You're better off paying a little more to maintain the standards of your holiday.

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San Leon, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

peeling paint in room,odor in hallway,huge old fashioned TV and furniture,creepy carpet! The Revervation clerk was just sooo nice I didn't have the heart to go back down and leave! We suffered through it with Loud a/c unit as well!!! Never again!

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We only stayed for one night upon our arrival in Hilo. The staff was friendly, but the accommodations were not good. It is in desperate need of an update. If Uncle Billy would put a few bucks into fixing the place up, then I would love to give this place another try. They did put us in the corner, ocean... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Uncle Billy's Hilo is an older hotel. The buildings are a little run down but the rooms are large and clean. The hotel is on the beach and near a nice park, but a few kilometres from the centre of town. There are some decent restaurants within walking distance. The continental breakfast (included) consists of coffee/juice, fresh fruit, muffins and... More 

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