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369 Nene St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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At the Beach with Friends Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #12 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Waipu, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Entering Claudia's B&B, I felt like I could be in many tropical places - a combination of American craftsman style, Balinese wooden sculting, screened porches in the southern USA or Australia. Tasteful, solid and clean... peaceful with common areas to visit others. She is a little ways out of Hilo and right across the street from some small, safe, rocky... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Claudia was a fantastic host. Our room was splendid and immaculately clean! Breakfast was 5 star, my husband especially enjoyed the granola and I loved the blueberry scones! As other reviews have mentioned, you can hear the frogs at dusk, however this didn't bother us at all and we slept fantastically. There were a few mosquitoes about but Claudia had... More

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Nottingham, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Not easy to find, so get directions before setting off if you declined the satnav on your car rental. Coming from England we are not used to so many bugs as you get beside the water here. Claudia, the rather eccentric friendly owner tried to help with a few squirts of fly spray, but as she has probably got accustomed... More

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Body heat from exercise such as unloading suitcases from the car, certain blood types, metabolic emissions of the body, fragrances, clothing color and even drinking beer can make individuals especially delicious to mosquitoes. Our visitor from England was right that I am less bothered by the presence of mosquitoes that are common in Hawaii then he and his wife. Genetic... More

St. John's, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed our time tremendously. The B&B is quite nice, and very handy to the beach and to Hilo, but surrounded by rainforest so you don't have a sense of being close to anything but nature. Claudia was very friendly and helpful, and the room quite comfy. We spent some time at Volcanoes National Park, and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed at this B&B on our travels around the Big Island. It was a nice, quiet location surrounded by gardens and jungle making a very restful spot. Right across the the sprawling back yard jungle is a lovely beach and a perfect place to walk in the am. The room was nice and very clean and had a small... More

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Shanghai
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at this nice B&B and really enjoyed it. The room was quite big, with garden access. Room and bath are really clean. And we liked the nice decoration (tiles) of the bathroom! The owner was very friendly and helpful with all kind of advises. And the breakfast she prepared was totally yummy and delicious. We really... More

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Leavenworth, WA
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We had just been camping for a few days and were looking for a place to relax for the afternoon/evening and found this place. It is located in a very quiet spot in a jungle like surrounding with a small lagoon and within walking distance to the ocean. There is a place on the property that you can hang out... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Just got back from a 2 week stay on the Big Island. Half of the time we stayed in Hilo at the Beach with Friends. This B & B was perfect for my type of traveling. Accommodations were comfortable and secure. We always had a delicious breakfast and conversation with Claudia in the morning and then set out on a... More

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Aiea, HI
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

At the beach with friends is an amazing place to stay. If you have been to the big island you know that many places are a little older and run down. Claudia (The owner) keeps the place immaculate. The bed and breakfast is close to the airport, about 10 or 15 minutes to the terminal, however we did not hear... More

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

It's location - next to 7 natural beaches & it's own lush tropical setting make this a gem! Claudia, the gracious owner, has the details nicely attended to: snorkel gear, beach towels, umbrellas etc. Rooms are large w/ comforable, kingsized beds, each has a great view of the natural setting & a lovely large clean bathroom attached. The daily fresh... More

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Address: 369 Nene St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Private guest wing on a lagoon across from Hilo's favorite swimming beaches. Luxury ocean view accommodations for $150-$175, king beds, ensuite baths, free WiFi, flat screen TVs, computer with highspeed internet, common sitting room/lounge area, games, books, & hot buffet breakfast. Small refrigerators in room and tea service available in common room. Triple room available. Beach towels, folding chairs,coolers flashlights and umbrellas on hand. ... more   less 
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