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Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast

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301 Ponahawai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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HAWAII FOR $140 PER NIGHT
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Houten, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Lava room and were very happy with our choice of room and B&B. Danny and Matthew have a fantastic eye for detail and know how to feel people at home in their B&B. I thought it was very clever of them to create a community shelf where people can leave anything they don't want to take... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Our stay in Hilo was the high point of our vacation on the Big Island, mostly because of our stay at Hilo Bay Hale. Most importantly, Danny and Matthew were incredibly helpful, warm, inviting and responsive to our needs. Little touches such as a gift of cookies for our son helped make Christmas a terrifically nice occasion. Breakfast was always... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Back for the fourth or fifth time. This time we tried another B&B just for the heck of it and left after one night to come back home to Hilo Bay Hale. Such a warm, inviting and comfy vibe. The cleanliness of the property and careful attention to detail in decor is testament to how much Matthew and Danny care... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I don't have too much to add to all the other reviews. Danny and Matthew are great hosts. Anything we needed, they gave us. The place is right in downtown Hilo, and the house and grounds are full of character. We stayed in the Orchid Room right off the front. Great lanai with a fridge and spacious and clean bathroom.

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Amazing BnB! A pleasant surprise nestled in Hilo minutes away from several restaurants and the beach. We arrived after hours and everything was set up for us to get into our room with ease. We stayed one night in the James Michener room which was clean and cozy. I particularly enjoyed the small balcony overlooking the garden. The highlight truly... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We'd stumbled into Hilo to find the Merrie Monarch Festival underway and no rooms available. Then a helpful soul remembered hearing about a cancellation at the Hilo Bay Hale. Rushed over & met Danny, the very pleasant owner, who showed us to the Lava Room! Saved! Hilo Bay Hale is a wonderful 100 yr-old house - lovingly restored - with... More 

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Beijing, China
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30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I stay here in James Michener Romm for 6 days from Feb 25 2015. I believed this 6 days would be unforgetable for a life time. I can't say anything negative after my stay. This bnb and its hosts gave us great experience. The Michener room was more spacious and and extremely comfortable. This style was old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Hilo Bay Hale is a very nice bed and breakfast tucked away in an unassuming part of the Big Island. We arrived late and were somewhat put-off by the surroundings; an adult store on the adjacent corner, the blaring television and slightly louder young child in the house next door, and the old van in the street out front with... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

An older house with pleasant front and back porches within a short walk to the bay. Excellent breakfast, tropical fruit eggs, bacon, coffee locally produced and fresh. Friendly helpful host, comfortable bed and easily accessible internet. Not a fancy or large room but comfortable.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We've stayed here three times (see previous glowing review) and we love the house and our hosts. But the shower valve was broken in the Bay Room. So we were moved immediately to the room at the front of the house. Same model valve, same problem. Because water was either scorching hot or freezing cold, showers were impossible for our... More 

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HiloBayBNB, Owner at Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Mahalo Martin for the glowing reviews in the past and staying with us again. We are replacing the fixtures in both rooms and in the meantime, instructing guests how to adjust the water temperature. We are always working hard to make every guests' experience a great one and we hope you will return again. And we are happy to give... More 

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