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Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast

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6 Makakai Place, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Steve and Su were away on a family trip during our stay, but my partner and I had the pleasure of meeting Steve before he left and getting a walkthrough of the space. A lovely woman named Malia hosted us in their stead, and we could not have been happier to have her during our stay. She was so kind... More

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Newport Beach, California
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11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I was not a guest- I was the guest of some guests- I can say that this is hands down the most fantastic b+b that perhaps exists. Steve the host is incredibly nice and friendly. He has decorated the entire place meticulously to the degree that you are at home in a way that is unusual for a place... More

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Chattanooga, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about The Orchid Tree and its owner/host Steve. My wife, our 8-year-old daughter, and our two friends from Germany reserved the two suites for a long weekend. The accommodations were perfect. Each suite was large, clean, and well-appointed. The two suites share a huge lanai with ocean view and hot tub, as well as... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 nights at Orchid Tree in June. Our accommodations were spotless and recently updated. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom was extra large with a huge shower. The room was beautiful, we had a nice view of the grounds and distant ocean. The breakfast was wonderful! We have never seen a more beautiful fruit... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband and i stayed for 2 nights. It is clean, sparkly, and very tasteful. The breakfasts were delicious. The grounds are well maintained. Steve is a perfect host. Nice walks nearby and a short drive into Hilo. Would highly recommend staying here.

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at the Orchid Tree B&B. I was not disappointed, to say the least. The location was great, close to Hilo, and a good starting point for sight seeing. We stayed in the Koi Suite, which was spacious and tastefully decorated. The B&B and grounds are beautiful. The breakfast fruit platter was plentiful, had excellent variety, and... More

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New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Orchid Tree for a few nights during our honeymoon and couldn't have asked for a better experience. The room was clean, well-appointed and extremely comfortable. Steve, the owner, has lived most of his life on the island and I'd be hard-pressed to find someone more knowledgeable about the big island than him. He gave... More

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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

From all the positive reviews that have been written it doesn't leave me with much else to say. Great place, Great location and an even better host. With only 2 rooms available make sure you lock it in early in your travel prep. You don't want to miss out on staying here.

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Ludwigsburg, Germany
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Again, we trusted the good taste and reviews of other Trip Advisor contributors and chose the Orchid Tree to stay in Hilo. We spent 6 nights there. Our studio was tastefully decorated and was very comfortable. Steve was a great host and was always ready with the one or the other tip. Breakfast was something to look forward to every... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Orchid Tree last summer -- but I cannot let more time go by before I write a review. This is a lovely B and B in a wonderful location. My husband and I stayed in the Koi room which was wonderfully decorated with a beautiful shower. If you are a light sleeper, be... More

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Address: 6 Makakai Place, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Orchid Tree b&b
Orchid Tree Hotel Hilo
Orchid Tree Bed And Breakfast Hilo, Hawaii

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The Orchid tree B&B is located one mile north of historic Old Hilo Town at Honolii Beach. Enjoy the comfort of a 600 sq/ft suite overlooking the ocean, pool and lush gardens; very private and elegant. Located within minutes of all the activities in East Hawaii: 45 minutes to Volcano National Park. Enjoy surfing, hiking, excellent dining, shops and the famous Hilo Farmer's Market. With 35 years experience on the Big Island, let us show you the way to an authentic and memorable Hawaiian experience! ... more   less 
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