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Arnott's Lodge

98 Apapane Rd., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014
PattyWong Los Angeles, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

basically this is a hostel, not a "hotel". Most of the rooms are shared and face out on to a common courtyard, so you might have people doing their laundry (this happened to me) outside your window in the middle of the night. Shared shower/bathroom, thin matresses, smelly rooms. OK for budget-minded backpackers; otherwise there are nicer places to stay... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Arnott's is clean and basic. The location is good - close to the airport and within walking distance of a beach. We took the stargazing tour up to the telescopes and although it was not cheap, you get your money's worth as they drive you up to the summit (a somewhat long and rocky ride) and give a personalized rendition... More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha to our friends from Los Angeles! Mahalo nui loa for having chosen Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures for your stay in Hilo on The Big Island of Hawaii, for sharing your experiences and thoughts on TripAdvisor, as well! We are happy to have provided your party with clean, affordable, no-frills lodging accommodations and an excellent adventure tour! We are... More

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place was quiet, not very central, very clean with the usual Hawaiian thing of signs up everywhere telling you what you're not allowed to do ;) I got a discount for staying on a tour to watch the sunset above the clouds at 13000 feet; this in itself was an amazing must see & tour guide was a lovely... More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha to our guests from the UK! Mahalo nui loa for choosing Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures for your stay in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii! We would like to also thank you for sharing your experiences on TripAdvisor! As always, Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures strives to offer clean, affordable, friendly, no-frills lodging and tour accommodations for... More

Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our stay at Arnott’s lodge can only be described as the best accommodation we have ever visited. We stated for 9 days in a deluxe room, located in the ‘Annex.’ Which is essential a house across the street from the main lodge, which has been subdivided into several separate rooms which share a common kitchen. It’s not that it was... More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha to our friends from Denver, Colorado! Mahalo nui loa for your fantastic review of our lodge! It is always so nice to read that our accommodations met and exceeded the needs of our guests. Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures is a maintained and managed by a group of dedicated individuals that strive to build upon the foundations that owner,... More

Sherbrooke, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We spent 2 nights and took a Mauna Kea Tour at the end of june. The palce is clean and simple as we expected. The staff is friendly. We enjoyed the Mauna Kea tour. This is more than just a ride to the top. We took a tour downtown Hilo stopped by Rainbow Falls and then went to the Mauna... More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha to our guests from Canada! Mahalo nui loa for such a stunning review of Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures! We are pleased to offer simple, clean, affordable lodging and tour accommodations to our guests; be it simply provided tenting grounds or staying in our Deluxe Suite! We are glad you enjoyed your trip to Mauna Kea with us! Arnott's... More

Boerne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Spent 3 nights while we visited in an around Hilo, simple and clean, with friendly staff, Thanks, Glory again! Good Price for Hawaii, They offer tours, and tips on what to see. Mauna Kea is great, if I had to do it over again I would rent a jeep and drive myself up there, the tour was good but a... More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha to our guests from Boerne! Mahalo for your review! We enjoy having guests who appreciate what we have to offer: a clean and comfortable place for travelers to rest between adventures. We also offer several tours (with discounts given to our guests staying multiple nights!), including tours to see Mauna Kea, local spots and waterfalls, and tours to see... More

East Falmouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place is clean, accommodating, and pleasant, and I highly recommend it. They handled my apprehension so well (I was arriving late due to a travel SNAFU)! There is an outside dining area and movie area. It is a short walk to the rocky coastline to see the Hilo city lights. It is only a mile and a half from... More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha! Mahalo for your good review! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, and we were happy to help with your arrival. We try to provide every guest with a clean and comfortable place to rest at night, as well as with friendly staff that are happy to answer any questions you may have. Our lodge is... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Arrived for a 4 night stay and greeted with an extremely friendly welcome! I stayed in a deluxe room with a shared kitchen. Very clean, good amenities and friendly staff throughout my stay! I highly recommend the Volcano & National Park tour. Our guide Ikaika was a knowledgable and funny bloke who tailored the tour to our needs. There are... More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha to our guest from the UK! Mahalo for your review! We love to hear from all of our guests, especially those who also take our tours and can offer input in both areas. Thank you for your praise of our excellent Volcanoes National Park tour! We will definitely pass it on to Ikaika. We are glad you appreciated our... More

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The lady at reception provided the most friendly welcome and check-in I think I have ever received. I stayed in a deluxe room with private ensuite and found it to be clean and comfortable and great value for money.

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha to our guests from Sydney! Mahalo for your great review! It’s great to hear that you appreciated what we have to offer for travelers-our rooms are always clean and we do our best to keep them as comfortable as possible. We have room types here to suit nearly any budget; from tent camping and dormitory style beds, all the... More

Bundaberg, Australia
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We loved our time at Arnott's Lodge. The facilities were clean and comfortable. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the Tours were great. Deano is awesome!! Great value for money and would definitely recommend to anybody :) The only downside is that it is out of town but other than that everything else was wonderful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha to our guests from Australia! Mahalo for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and your tour to Mauna Kea! We hope you were able to take advantage of our guest rate-any guests staying two nights or more get a great discount on our tours. Our lodge is located in a residential area of... More

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Address: 98 Apapane Rd., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
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