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Arnott's Lodge

#2 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
98 Apapane Rd., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arnott's Lodge pretty much delivers what says: comfortable, affordable, no thrills accommodation. At the deluxe level you get your own room with ensuite in a cottage with shared kitchen and lounge. Alternatively there are dormitories with shared facilities. The Lodge is clean, the staff are friendly and the sensible rules attract guests looking for a quiet night's sleep rather than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful stay at Arnotts lodge...accommodation was very clean and comfortable.I also met some wonderful people there.. The tours offered were fantastic, I would highly recommend the Mauna Kea Summit trip and the Volcanos National Park Thanks for a great time in Hilo

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here 22 years ago, just 3 years after Arnott opened this great place. Fascinating how this place has developed and the core remains - one of the friendliest and relaxed places I have ever stayed at, 22 years ago and today. And this was the reason to book again when I planned my honeymoon this year. Staff... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a very comfortable, super clean room. It's not elegant, but it's quite comfortable and you have access to everything you need, including Kona coffee blend! The staff were wonderful and welcoming. Took a tour with LAUREN (best tour guide ever!) and appreciated SARAH's help at the front desk. We would stay there again without hesitation.

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

Aloha to our guests from Vermont! Mahalo for taking the time to review Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures. We do not claim that we are an "elegant" lodge so luxury, room service and restaurant is not what we provide. If you want a clean place to lay your head, walk to the ocean and go on our tours then Arnott's... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Arnott's lodge is fantastic. For the same price I paid for a dorm in a hostel near Waikiki beach, I got a secure twin share room with a friend in a really nice beach-hut inspired lodge. Facilities are better than some of the standard hotels I've stayed at back in Sydney! Close distance to some snorkelling spots, the staff are... More 

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

Aloha to our guests from Sydney! Mahalo for choosing Arnott's Lodge and the awesome review! We strive to provide a great facility at no frills for all type of travelers. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Hilo. Aloha More 

boynton beach
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Arrived to find no central A/C or even a wall unit. Had to ask for two small portable fans to make sleeping tolerable for two people. Location accommodations were OK. I would say one step above a youth hostel. The worst part, however, was the non-stop barking of the neighbor's dog. Morning, afternoon or evening that dog was always barking... More 

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

Aloha, mahalo for taking the time to review Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures. You either booked a room that was a semi-private or a 1BR suite (twin) that did not have air condition. We are looking to possibly install air condition in all of our units in the future. Currently all of our deluxe and some of our semi-private units... More 

North Tonawanda, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Arnott's Lodge while touring the Big Island. We stayed for 2 nights. It was very nice. The room was clean, the common area's of bathroom and kitchen were clean. The main common areas, were also clean and well cared for. We used the laundry while we were there as well. The staff was knowledgeable... More 

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

Aloha to our guests from New York! Mahalo for your positive review. Our goal is to provide a clean place to stay, awesome customer service and great tours. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience. We are a lodge where travelers meet other travelers. We hope to see you soon on your next visit to Hilo.... More 

Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stayed here two nights due to close with the Hilo Airport, and ride bike outside to the town and even airport for the daily tour of Volcano..the black sand beach beside the lodge and the staff service, the room conditions are all perfect.

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Aloha to our guest from China! Mahalo for choosing Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures and for the awesome review. I feel we are located in the best place in Hilo and as you explored the area by bike you can see why. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to the Big Island. Aloha More 

Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Scheduled the night before for the best room they had. Super good and professional service, and awesome accommodations. The queen bed was comfy, and they gave us macadamia nuts and coffee for the morning. Would definitely return!!

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Aloha to our friends from Colorado! Mahalo for the awesome review and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Our macadamia nuts are compliments from Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut here in Hilo. We are glad you enjoyed a little treat at check in. Aloha More 

Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We stayed in a deluxe room: queen bed, air conditioner, private bathroom, and refrigerator with access to a common room and common kitchen. A nice amenity was the semi-private lanai in the back; we usually parked in the side yard and entered through the lanai. The room was basic, as others have noted, but scrupulously clean and, although a bit... More 

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Aloha to our guests from Atlanta. Mahalo for taking the time to review Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures. Yes, we offer simplicity, cleanliness and friendliness. So we don't advertise ourselves like the regular hotels but we provide a great place at a great price. We are the only hotel in the state that has its very own tours and we... More 

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