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Arnott's Lodge

#2 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
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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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Utah
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A great place to stay for our family of five, just a block from a beautiful beach. Not deluxe, but clean, plenty of space and great service. Not far from downtown in a tree-filled residential area. Reminded me of motor lodges in New Zealand.

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

Aloha to our guests from Utah! Mahalo for your review. We do get a lot of groups and families as some of our 2BR suites accommodates 2-6 guests. We are really close to the beaches and you don't have to drive. Arnott's Lodge is very unique as we have different accommodations ranging from camping, dormitories, semi-privates, deluxe units, 1BR suites,... More 

San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nice setting, staff and overall experience. Deluxe rooms a little small and worn down. Deluxe room compound needs some refurbishing. We liked overall experience and would recommend it. Kitchen area is a bonus and useful. Wish there were some decent coolers in kitchen to borrow as bringing one on aircraft not practical.

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

Aloha to our guest from San Diego. Mahalo for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your honest feedback and we are taking it into consideration. We have our 1BR suites that allows couples or smaller families a vast space to spread out. We hope that you will consider this type of accommodation the next time you visit Hilo.... More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

First, I love the location. Outside of town and near all the beaches in a residential area. For $75/night I got the twin bed private room w/ private bath. It had AC and was perfect for my needs. The room itself is kind of small, but since it was just me it was perfect! Since I stayed 3 nights, I... More 

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Aloha to our friends from Portland! Mahalo for the awesome review. Yes, it's all about location, location, location and we are situated in a great location. Thanks for recognizing Lauren and Miranda, we are glad that they are part of the Arnott's team. We are considering adding the Kilauea Iki Crater Hike as one of our lodge tours so we... More 

Oakland, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We got a room with basically two small beds from which our feet hung out as they were too short[we're about 6'+]. The room was claustrophobic and hot with only a very small static fan. Separate bathroom was ok and clean. Kitchenette was clean as well but we didn't use it. The easter egg surprise was that due to the... More 

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

Aloha and thank for your review. Your dissatisfaction of your stay was brought to my attention and I responded to your wife's email and refunded your second night. My husband and I are also both travelers and there are key things that I look for when it comes to hotel reviews and that is if guests report it's clean and... More 

Cabo Frio, Brazil
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A little far from downtown but close to beautiful beaches and definitely a nice place to stay. After a long day walking, observing, learning the most important thing is to have a clean and silent place to rest, digest and recover yourself, and this was what I got from Arnott's Lodge.About the tours offered: they have a fair price and... More 

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

Aloha to our friend from Brazil. Thanks for taking the time to write a review on our lodge and tours. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our lodge and our Mauna Kea tour. We are away from the noise of downtown which makes our location ideal for those that want to rest and relax. I will send your... More 

Ontario, Oregon
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Nice place to stay, We stayed just one night in room with ac and bathroom. Clean and cozy with access to kitchen. We had a evening beer at the outside common area and it was cool and comfortable. We did not have rental car yet as we were hiking for next four days in Volcano National Park, so getting to... More 

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

Aloha to our guests from Oregon! Thanks for taking the time to write a review and choosing Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures. We hope to see you soon on on your next trip to Hilo. Aloha More 

Watkinsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Our family of four stayed at a comfortable suite, clean, peaceful, and with all in working order. We were close to shops and restaurants, in a quiet part of town. The personnel was very friendly and helpful.

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Aloha to our friends from Georgia! Mahalo for the awesome review. We are happy to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed our facilities. We hope to see you and your family soon on your next trip to the Big Island. Aloha More 

Seaford
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A wonderful lodge, super friendly and helpful staff, very clean and they offer great tours. Spectacular beaches with turtles only walking and riding distance away! Definitely recommend to any traveller...

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Aloha! Mahalo for the awesome review. We strive to be a fantastic lodge for our guests to enjoy and we are blessed to be in a great location where you can spot turtles and whales in season. See you soon on your next trip to the Big Island. Aloha More 

Herzlia, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Arnott's Lodge provides a variety of good accommodation choices - from dorms to suites with kitchenettes. Clean, comfortable and affordable. They offer great tours at reduced prices for lodgers! Close to Hilo center. Not to miss when on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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

Aloha to our friends from Israel. Mahalo for taking the time to review Arnott's Lodge. We provide different categories of rooms for every budget, from camping to deluxe rooms. We also offer tours for Mauna Kea, Twilight Volcano, Valleys and Waterfalls for those on a budget but also for those that want their own private tour anywhere on the island.... More 

Ochtrup, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stayed three day at the lodge. The room was okay - the bathroom was very clean - but we had problems with the gnats (not the fault of Arnott's). The staff was very polite an helpful. You need a car to get near the city centre (obviously) :-).

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Aloha to our guests from Germany! Thanks for taking the time to review Arnott's Lodge. We are 3 miles from the center of Hilo town and there's both a bus and bicycles for rent. Although many guests do rent a car. The gnats you referred to are in fact seasonal termites which come out of the ground on the first... More 

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