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Aaron's Cottage

2.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   54 Keokea Loop Road, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Ranked #14 of 19 Hilo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bellevue, Nebraska
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed with Penne & Allen one night March 13, 2014 prior to flying out of Hilo early the next morning. We concur with all the positive comments of previous reviews. Most memorable for us was the wonderful breakfast to go that Penne send us off to the airport with. We had spent three days already on the Kona side... More

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Central NJ, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful little place, just outside the town of Hilo, with it's own little (beautiful at sunrise) beach. Alan and Penne are the most welcoming hosts, full of information about where to go and what to see. I was sorry we could only be there one night. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was great, the shower was... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Spent only 1 night here but so worth it.....innkeepers Penne and Alan Tanabe are the epitome of warmth, kindness, generosity, and hospitality! Following a lengthy flight from the mainland, we were looking for accommodations that were close and convenient and Aaron's far exceeded our expectations.....the relaxing hot shower and comfortable bed were pure bliss after an exhausting day! We awoke... More

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Carlotta, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Aarons Cottage for 3 nights. This place is a little slice of Hilo (heaven). Just 5 minutes to a secret beach. It does not have the amenities of a big resort, but it has all the charm of Hilo. Penne and Alan made us feel very comfortable and welcomed. The breakfasts were a delight... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here at Aaron's Cottage for 4 nights.. before we came here we stayed at Uncle Billys Kona Bay Hotel and Aaron's is far better. Penne and Alan treated us like family. All the breakfast that Penne made was delicious and fresh. All the fruits came from her garden. She made an awesome fresh mango salsa.... More

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Decatur, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Warm hospitality!!!! So glad we had time to relax and enjoy a morning with Penne, Alan, and the other guests! We arrived rather late in the evening, were tired from touring, went straight to bed and were rather disappointed in the comfort of the mattress. In the morning, the mattress was soon forgotten as we enjoyed an array of freshly... More

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1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My wife and were guests at this little slice of life in the beautiful city of Hilo Hawaii October 15 thru October 17. While the cottages did not offer all the amenities of a typical resort the hospitality of Alan and Penne made our stay warm and enjoyable. Our room was clean and had everything we needed for our stay... More

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Oakland, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

There is a creepy black man who lives in the kitchen / pantry where guests go to get their breakfast. He is Alan's resident and is not a tourist. Alan will never mention this person so as not to scare his guests. The black man's front door is in the kitchen and you will see him come in and out... More

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tropicalsnowbird, Owner at Aaron's Cottage, responded to this review

To "Watch Out" I really struggled with this review...whether to respond or not. Initially I hoped the weight of the other reviews, all unsolicited yet gratefully received, would be enough to balance any perception or...mis-perception by readers caused by this adverse review. We actually did connect with this guest privately. We came away from that "conversation" feeling this guest was... More

Swansea, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of June during our recent tour around Hawaii and thought it was great. We stayed in the middle unit (i.e. neighbours on both sides), but never particularly found noise problematic. The room was a good size, with a very comfortable bed and a good shower in the bathroom.... More

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Also Known As:
Aaron`s Cottage Hotel Hilo
Aaron`s Cottage Hotel
Aaron's Cottage Hilo, Hawaii
Address: 54 Keokea Loop Road, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #14 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
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Hotel Class:2 star — Aaron's Cottage 2*
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