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Hilo Honu Inn

Certificate of Excellence
465 Haili Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Hilo Honu Inn

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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Bryn Mawr, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were privileged to stay in the elegant Samurai Suite, which occupies the entire top floor. It is in the style of a Japanese tea room -- the only caveat I would offer is be careful not to trip over the floor tracks for the sliding door panels! There are windows all around and the view of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The B&B is convenient to the center of Hilo. The owner was helpful and enthusiastic, and the breakfast was excellent. Our room was a pleasant suite (Bali Hai), nicely furnished. There is some noise from a nearby street, but not a major issue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stayed in the samurai suite which was designed as a Japanese tearoom. The views and decorations were gorgeous! Gay was a gracious hostess and made delicious breakfasts. She is very knowledgeable about Island life and culture. A great b and b both for people who are used to staying at bed and breakfasts and for those who typically shy... More 

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Gay was very welcoming, making sure everythig was all right for us. The house is really beautiful : cottage from the 30's with japanese architecture. Every room was pretty and it was super clean. It is located a really calm residential neighborhood, but close to everything. Gay is a great cook, her breakfasts are delicious. I was very impressed. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I stayed at Hilo Honu Inn for two days with my parents and it is a very memorable and excellent experience. Gay, the hostess of the inn welcomed us upon arrival. She is a very nice lady, gave us a lot of helpful advises for out travle plan. The breakfast were also nice, made with local fruits. Overall, I couldn't... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Being my first time staying at a B&B I don't have much to compare it to, but I can only hope our experience at Hilo Honu Inn is a standard in the industry. Gay made us feel instantly welcome from the moment we pulled up in to the driveway, and continued the sentiment throughout our 3 day / 3 night... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I was off a day and inadvertently reserved a room. Gay was understanding and did not charge me. Also, she was responsive to all communication and genuinely friendly. Hilo is not as touristy place as Keno but it nearby beaches with great snorkling and bodyboarding and good resturants.

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This B&B was a very good place to stay in Hilo. Nice rooms. Very clean. Plenty of information on what to see on the island. Best part were the breakfasts. Excellent! Fresh fruit. Yogurt. And the special of the day. The pancakes were especially good. Good free wi-fi. Off street parking. Quiet neighborhood but close to downtown. I would stay... More 

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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stayed in the Samurai Suite in October for four nights and really loved this B&B. The room was beautiful and very comfortable, especially with the great views of the ocean from the sitting area. The breakfasts were also delicious and the owner was friendly and always helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Firstly, the owner is amazingly accommodating and made us feel extremely welcome with great local knowledge and advice. Secondly, the rooms were clean, well appointed and everything that you'd expect from a top notch B&B. Thirdly, breakfast. Homely and just what is needed for a day of adventures. We would highly recommended the Japanese suite. The website's photos do not... More 

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