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Holmes Sweet Home B&B

107 Koula St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-1625
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Ranked #6 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014
Andy B Harlow, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
33 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had a lovely, restful stay with John and Charlotte mid-May. They are very welcoming, and also very knowledgeable about Big Island and the rest of Hawaii. Their suggestions about the locality enhanced our stay very much. They even have beachmats, and beach towels that guests may borrow. The shared sitting room is an oasis of calm. Access to the... More

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Sunshine Beach, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

John and Charlotte are lovely people and we had a nice breakfast. Unfortunately, the bed is not comfortable, there is a see through lace curtain in the bedroom and it's a long way out from the airport and main area. We were only staying for a very short time and it cost us a lot of money to get there... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed with John and Charlotte this past May for 4 days. If you're looking for a homey, clean and comfortable B&B, this is it. The hosts are knowledgeable about where to go and what to do on the Big Island. They are so friendly and helpful -- true examples of the Aloha spirit that makes Hawaii great. We would... More

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Calgary, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at this B&B in April, 2014. John and Charlotte are a sweet and wonderfully gracious and welcoming couple who know the Island well and have great information about all there is to see. Their home is in a quiet area of Hilo and you'll be greeted by their itty-bitty welcoming committee kitty who is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed at "Holmes Sweet Home" in September 2013 and it was a superb experience. It was the first trip that we stayed at a B&B and after the experience with Mr and Mrs Holmes we will surely do it again! They had the best tips for Big Island, since both of them are retired rangers from the National Park.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have never stayed at a B and B before -- so really cannot compare. Décor dated. Clean. Superbly friendly host and hostess. Common room where breakfast was served very neat, but the office/home was cluttered. Breakfast was continental -- freshly baked muffins. Could borrow many things for the beach.

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Having seen so many good reviews, we were surprised and disappointed with our stay. The room's decor was extremely dated, and there were significant signs of wear and tear. The room and house in general were very cluttered with lots of "stuff" everywhere, which did not aid the sense of cleanliness. The bathroom in particular was in urgent need of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Holmes Sweet home really is home sweet home. John and Charlotte were the best hosts on out entire hawaii trip. You feel like youve known them your whole life and if you ever have any problems on your trip, these are the type of people who will do everything to help. Great breakfast too!

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Manchester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We spent 2 nights here and couldn't be happier with our stay. John and Charlotte are the best!! Great breakfast and advice on what to see and do around Hilo. Be sure to check out the macadamia nut factory while you are there;) Thanks!!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

So, to start, we only got to spend one evening here because we have a tendency to dramatically overbook our trips. With that said, John and Charlotte treated us like family from the moment we got in, even providing some (probably much needed) chiding about how we shouldn't try to pack so much into our days. Mr. and Mrs. Holmes... More

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Address: 107 Koula St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-1625
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
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