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Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast

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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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2008

Orchid Tree B & B is in a lovely neighbourhood on the north end of Hilo, minutes away from town and literally steps away from a small local beach. There you can watch the surfers, watch the sunrise, beach comb, swim, or just sit and enjoy. And you will not be surrounded by hundreds of other tourists. The location is... More

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Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2008

The Orchid Tree is a wonderful place to stay in Hilo. The weather might not always be the best on this part of the island but the colourful breakfasts, lush garden and warm rooms make you forget this. We stayed in the newly decorated suite with amazing floorboards, a confy bed, a walk in wet room and space to chill... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2008

We stayed 4 nights and found our room spacious, clean and comfortable. We especially loved the back lanai with grill, jacuzzi, pool and tropical gardens with a distant view of the Pacific. Local surfing beach around the corner in walking distance. Steve and Su are knowledgeableand professional and always willing to point you in the right direction for points of... More

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Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2008

We stayed four days at the Orchid Tree, and did not want to leave as it was so relaxing and comfortable. We stayed in the older suite, (smaller bathroom and carpet floors)-there are two suites. There was ample room, comfortable couches to relax when reading or watching TV. Guidebooks to the island are provided and it is located close to... More

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2008

We stayed two nights at the Orchid Tree while visiting the Volcano’s National Park area. Our room was spacious with a large king bed, sitting area with couch and coffee table, plenty of space for luggage and a big bathroom with gigantic shower. Breakfast was relatively simple but there was always plenty of food with fruit, yogurt and pastries available... More

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Culver City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2008

My wife & I have never been to Hawaii and we have not taken a vacation that included a stay in a very nice place. We found the Orchid Tree by searching the internet. Steve Welsh replied to our inquiry in less than 24 hours. We had answers to our questions and photographs; we were hooked. We arrived at the... More

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New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2008

When we travel we often stay in B&B's or small inns because we get the opportunity to meet and exchange information with people on a more personal level than in a large hotel. This was the perfect place for that. Steve and Su have a beautiful home which was a pleasure to stay at. Our room was quite spacious with... More

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san francisco
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2008

I was so comfortable and happy I didn't want to leave! Great food and coffee for breakfast, great neighborhood to take walks down to the beach. Steve and Su, the owners, are awesome and a wealth of knowledge about Hilo and the Big Island. I surfed great waves right out in front of the house every day, and Steve, the... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2008

The Orchid Tree is in a secluded setting just 2 miles from Hilo and a short walk to a surfer's beach. We saw whales spouting from the lovely, large patio that has a swimming pool and hot tub. We stayed in the newer room which has beautiful wood floors and custom work all done by the owner Steve. Fresh fruit... More

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pittsburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2008

I'm not necessarily a fan of bed and breakfast arrangements, but this one was perfect: - the owner treats the rooms he rents like his own house: the newer room has beautiful hardwood floors, all the finishing touches that one would do for one's own home. we stayed in the "older" room that was so comfortable that we chose not... More

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Additional Information about Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast

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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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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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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