I came to Hilo just for one night to give a talk at the University and thought I'd save some money by not going to a too expensive hotel. I really don't need much to be happy with a hotel, but this hotel was really the most terrible experience that I've ever had. The building is run down, people are living there long term and leave their doors open and run around half-naked. The smell in the room was unbearable, I could smell what people cooked next door as the it came out of the ventilation system right into my room. There was dust everywhere (not just in hidden corners, but very obvious on the bed and the kitchen shelves). The staff at the registration desk was really unfriendly. They wouldn't give you the password for the wifi but way to type it in to your computer themselves. When the lady walked away with my laptop and I was running after her to ask her what she was doing she slammed the door right in front of me shouting she wouldn;t touch anything. Although they say you can only use the wifi in the lobby area it still works when you're sitting at the balcony of your room. But this is definitely the worst experience I've ever had (and I travel a lot, I even stayed at better places in India). Don't go there!
- Also Known As:
- Country Hotel Hawaii Condo
- Country Club Hawaii Condo Hotel Hilo