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Dolphin Bay

#1 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
2.5 of 5
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333 Iliahi St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Dolphin Bay
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely time here. Room was clean, comfortable with well equipped kitchen. Fresh local fruit, banana bread and coffee for breakfast. Lovely garden. Staff were friendly. Just a nice relaxed down to earth vibe. Owner accidentally underquoted for the room and honored that quote which was very nice as higher rate was very reasonable.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to stay, especially the hospitality, fruit trees and it being near downtown Hilo. Beautiful gardens to walk and breakfast in the morning of fruit and homemade banana bread. The owners were very accommodating. Love, love, loved staying there.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent one night here at the Dolphin Bay hotel. We went to look at room 5 before we agreed to rent it, as it doesn't appear on the surface to be fabulous but as soon as we went in the room we were pleasantly surprised. Don't let the first impression sway you away. Two vases of... More 

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Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here two nights in a two bedroom apartment so we could access the volcano national park. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted, given a tour and had many of our questions answered with fantastic local knowledge. The rooms were a little outdated however were clean and had everything we needed (except for air conditioning!). Every morning there is... More 

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Ventura, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this little hotel. The gardens, daily banana bread, and coffee were amazing, but I was most touched by the kindness of everyone working in the hotel. My husband got sick on our Hawaiian vacation and was in the hospital 5 minutes away. They were so caring and concerned, always asking how he was doing and offering to help... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only were able to stay one night at the Dolphin Bay, but it would make a perfect base for exploring the Hilo side of the Big Island. It is not for the resort type traveler, but for those looking for a clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced hotel, look no further. It is close to the old business area of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed here one night during our time on the big Island, but were made to feel really welcome. We arrived quite late and were welcomed in by a very friendly lady (she did tell us her name bit I forgot!). The room was large with self catering facilities, not that we needed it! The hotel also let us... More 

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Hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times & as usual we enjoyed our visit. The rooms are very large & very comfortable. The staff are like family & really look after their guests,they even offer great free coffee & banana cake,not to mention free fresh fruit all day from their property. How amazing is this

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Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and i stayed at Dolphin Bay during our visit to Big Island. The main reason we were there was the HILO Int MARATHON 2015. And yes, i can recommend Dolphin Bay. Clean, perfect location to the marathon event, helpful and smiling staff, quiet for good night sleeps, wifi and not to forget: The Breakfast. Fresh fruit, banana cake... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little motel-like-hotel wirh lovely staff and a cosy feel. Authentic coastal accommodation with lush vegetation surrounding the hotel. Rooms were clean, roomy, and nicely kitted out with amenities. Communal cofde, banana bread, and papaya is a great personal touch. Great for solo, couples, or business visitors.

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