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“A Welcoming First-time Visit to Hilo” 5 of 5 stars
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150 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720   |  
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Ranked #3 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hudson, Wisconsin
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“A Welcoming First-time Visit to Hilo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I found D&S Bed and Breakfast online and called to inquire about availability. The room I wanted was not available, but I was offered a larger room at a reduced rate. Customer service is a priority for Tim and Jami. My room was very clean and contained all the amenities needed to make my stay a perfect one. There was always fresh fruit and hot or cold water available in the very attractive common area. The continental breakfast was more than ample and I was provided a breakfast to go on the morning I wanted to get started early. Tim took the time to provide an abundance of information for places for me to visit in and around Volcanoes National Park which was the primary reason for my trip to the Big Island. Their location is right downtown making it convenient to walk to the Farmer's Market and stores and to enjoy the walking tour of the town itself. When it was time for me to return to the airport, Tim was kind enjoy to drop me off on his way to do daily chores. Who could ask for more?? I will be back as soon as I can! Jami and Tim, thanks so much!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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TimJamiVez, Owner at D&S Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Aloha Susan!

Thank you so much for your kind review! We really enjoyed having you in our home. We are so glad you enjoyed the island. Yes Tim is an abundance of information especially when it comes to the National Park. We do our best to make sure everyone has a wonderful experience with us. Please let us know when you plan to come back to the Big Island! We would love to have you stay with us again!

Mahalo and Happy New Year!
Jami and Tim
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Haleiwa, Hawaii
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

If you are going to be staying in the Hilo area for any amount of time, you'd be crazy to not stay with Jami & Tim. They are such wonderful hosts, just genuinely good people. The B&B itself is very centrally located, only a few blocks from the market and wonderful restaurants... reason enough to stay here. But their hospitality sets this place apart! Probably some of the best service we've ever had at any accommodation. Breakfast is provided during a generous window of time in the morning, great for guests varied schedules, and the rooms are spacious and so clean. Yes, as a few reviewers said, you do get some street noise due to the central location, but for us it was no problem (and they provide comfy earplugs in case you're a light sleeper). They've thought of everything!

Overall we loved visiting the Big Island and loved staying here - will DEFINITELY be back the next time we're in Hilo.... hopefully soon!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TimJamiVez, Owner at D&S Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Aloha Hilary and Cameron,

Thank you so much for your review! You guys were so much fun to have in our home and so full of energy! It was nice getting to know you in the short time you stayed with us! We hope you had an awesome time on your Lava Tour! Please let us know if you ever plan to come back to Hilo!

Mahalo,
Jami, Tim, and Able
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

From the very first minute in Hilo, I really enjoyed my time at Jami and Tim's place. I'm not talking about my huge room full equipped, or about the lanai you can share with the other guests, where you always find fruit, calm, or sometimes good company. I'm talking about a place where you can start to discover the other Hawaii, the earthy and powerful one. These people knows everything about the Big Island. It was thanks to them I could find amazing places even in the other side of the island. They lent me their guide books and much better; their knowledge and love for the earth where they are living. Your forever grateful spanish hiker :)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TimJamiVez, Owner at D&S Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Aloha Fernanda!

Thank you so much for the amazing review. We loved getting to know you. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. We loved talking with you about your adventures here. We hope to see you again!

Mahalo,
Jami, Tim, and Able
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We stayed at D&S Bed and Breakfast for 4 nights in November. Our hosts, Tim and Jami, upgraded us to a suite, which was spacious, clean, and well stocked with essentials.The B&B is located walking distance to many restaurant options ranging from fine dining to budget-conscious. The farmers market is two blocks away, and has a variety of fruits and vegetables that you won't easily find on the mainland. Tim and Jami spent tons of time going over places to visit (a lot of the recommendations they gave us were not found even in popular tour books, but were well worth visiting). If you are looking for an awesome place to stay in Hilo, look no further, cause D&S Bed and Breakfast is it!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TimJamiVez, Owner at D&S Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Aloha Murtaza and Fareeda,

Thank you so much for your review! We really enjoyed getting to know you guys and having you in our home. I loved talking with you guys at breakfast and hearing about your adventure the day before. You really took advantage of all the beautiful sights of this island and it was really fun for us to see that. We hope to see you again!

Mahalo,
Jami, Tim, and Able
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Rio de Janeiro
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We run a small bnb in Rio de Janeiro so we know the most important thing is to make the guests 100% happy and give them insights they might not know. Tim and Jamie understand this and they go out of their way to help you with all your needs. Cudos for their hot blueberry muffins, V8 Juice, herbal teas and Kona coffee for breakfast, clean and comfortable beds and linen and powerful hot showers. You won't find better hosts anywhere on the island. Da best!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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TimJamiVez, Owner at D&S Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Aloha John and Cindy!

We had such an amazing time getting to know you guys. It was such a pleasure to have you in out home! Thank you for your amazing review! We hope to hop over to Brazil sometime soon and check out your place! Please keep in touch!

Mahalo,
Jami, Tim, Able, and Kuma
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Albuquerque
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Tim and Jami are such good hosts, they made us (kids and grandkids) feel so welcome. Tim's advice on in Volcano Park was perfect. Great location--market and good restaurants close by. I thought the frog sounds were soothing!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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TimJamiVez, Owner at D&S Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Aloha Roxanna,

Thank you for your review! We are glad everyone had a great time with us and we are glad you had such a great time at the National Park. Tim does know all the neat little spots to check out there, glad you took his advice! It was nice getting to know you and having your family in our home.

Mahalo,
Jami, Tim, and Able
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Wonderful experience! I live on the west side and love this B&B. Jamie and Tim are so gracious, helpful and accommodating and have thought of everything to make this a lovely place. Great location!! I'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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TimJamiVez, Owner at D&S Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Aloha Betty!

Thank you so much for your review! It was so nice getting to know you! I am LOVING the soaps you made! We look forward to seeing you again in January!

Mahalo,
Jami, Tim, and Able
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Address: 150 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Approximately 4 miles from the airport within walking distance of numerous restaurants, Hilo Farmers Market, museums, grocery stores, and Mooheau Bus Terminal are 5 beautiful units for rent by the day, week or long term. Catering to the independent traveler, we offer reasonable rates, cleanliness, convenience, privacy and security. The Suite offers separate kitchen area with coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, dining table with chairs, 1 queen size bed, and private bath. The Bedroom Unit offers 1 queen and 1 twin bed, coffee maker, refrigerator, dining table with chairs and private bath. The economy room offers a twin bed, a divided area which includes a futon, desk, table and chair, refrigerator, coffee maker and toaster. The covered lanai area is a great place to visit with friends and family, eat, play games, read or just enjoy the tropical breezes. Free WiFi. ... more   less 
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