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The Quirky Cottage

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577 Kino'ole Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
The Quirky Cottage
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really pleased with my stay at the Quirky Cottage. The price is right, and it is CLEAN! It was so clean, I was eating nachos off the bathroom floor (just kidding). I highly recommend Suite 1. It's awesome! It's bright, airy, cheerful, and roomy. You definitely won't feel cramped. Plus, it has two decks (lanais) for hanging out... More 

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Woking, England
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58 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Short Suite has a single bed, a shower, wc and washbasin. There is a fridge, microwave and coffee maker in the room. No tv and no free wifi – if you get a Time Warner Access Pass there are lots of connections available or there are places nearby like Starbucks where you can use free wifi. There is off... More 

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Nedlands, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Quirky Cottage was something of a revelation. We booked online several months before visiting and Doug was very accommodating and quick to answer questions. It was even better when we arrived. There were many things we liked about The Quirky Cottage. It has no TV (why would you want one when you're in Hawaii?), it doesn't need air conditioning, it... More 

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Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, We would like to thank these guests for staying with us and for this great review. There is no better reward that connecting to guests who understand what we have to offer here. This is not a five star resort with all the bells and whistles. We never claimed to be but just offer friendly, clean, safe and convenient... More 

Hilo, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Quirky Cottage. It suited all of my needs, and is conveniently located near downtown. Doug and his wife were very accommodating and friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone who needs somewhere to stay in Hilo.

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Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, We would like to thank this young man for staying with us and for the nice review. He stayed in the unit with the full kitchen and he left it very clean. He was quite and it was a pleasure to host him for eight days while he was here. We think that he might be back. We would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We really enjoyed our recent stay at the Quirky Cottage. It suited all our needs and was very conveniently located in downtown Hilo. Doug and Sue were very helpful and friendly and we were very comfortable here for our 3 night stay. Doug showed us maps and directions to everything we needed. We would recommend this place for business, families,... More 

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Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, We would like to thank this nice young couple for staying with us and for the kind review. We are just a guesthouse and don't pretend to be a fancy hotel. Our website and all advertising is not intended to portray anything else. It is somewhat loud in the morning and we want people to know that in advance.... More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
57 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We booked to stay at this hostel without realizing it was a hostel!! We were shown to a self contained area upstairs, The owners live Downstairs and other parts of this very small house have living areas For other guests. There is no tv or wifi. If you want the aircon it is Around 20 dollars extra, the rooms were... More 

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Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, Our only response to this review is to say that THESE PEOPLE DID NOT STAY AT THE QUIRKY COTTAGE! We are disappointed with Trip Advisor that they would allow someone who doesn't use a service to write a terrible review. Please read all the reviews and make up your own mind! Thanks to all our wonderful guests who have... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We're a young couple who stayed at The Quirky Cottage for two months. We had only planned to stay for one month, but added a second month after seeing the place in person and discovering how well it fit our needs: 1. Your choice of (A) big kitchen or (B) big covered patio… and only for your use. What the... More 

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Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, We would like to thank this sweet young couple for their extended stay and the great, honest review. They were a real joy to have in our home. They were so co-operative, clean and quite that we hardly knew they were here. They have become part of our extended ohana (family) and we are sure that we will see... More 

Inverness, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We concur with all the positive reviews on Doug and Sue and The Quirky Cottage. We were on the Big Island for two months and discovered them towards the end of our stay. We were so relieved to find it impeccably clean, well stocked, (we intentionally rented a unit with full kitchen) and very welcoming. The only two items we... More 

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Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, We would like to thanks this wonderful couple for staying with us for 11 nights and for this great, detailed review. They are exactly the type of guests that we cater to. Our accommodations are for the budget minded travelers who are looking for all the things mentioned in this review. These guests were quite, clean and always friendly.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Having spent several nights here in Hilo, I must say that it was refreshing to finally come across a vacation rental where the price paid was exactly as stated from the get go. No surprise fees, not sudden changes in rates. And no, it may not be a luxury condo by the beach, but it feels right at home in... More 

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Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, We would like to thank this guest for the wonderful review. We also do not like hidden fees and other charges so we are very clear what our prices are. They are always stated up front and we always abide by our quotes. We also make exceptions for flight delays and other travels mishaps to make our guests understand... More 

Stavanger, Norway
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My wife, stepdaughter and I stayed at the Quirky Cottage for about three weeks around Christmas and New Year's, visiting my sister. We rented the entire second floor, and couldn't be happier with our stay. Great location - only a few minutes to walk downtown; sometimes the car noise from Kino'ole Street was a little intrusive, but that's the price... More 

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Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, We want to thank this family for their kind review. It was a real pleasure to host them in our home. They were clean. quite and very friendly. Since they have family here and this was not their first visit we are very pleased that they chose to stay with us. It is guests like these that make it... More 

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