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6 Makakai Place, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI   |  
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Ranked #1 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
Findlay, Ohio
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“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed for a couple of nights in a well decorated, clean room which was very spacious. The garden and pool area are very nice. Steve was a conscientious host - provided lot of local information and delicious breakfast. The neighborhood is quiet, away from the main city but within an easy 5-10 minutes to get to most places. The blacksand beach nearby is a surfing beach. Very popular. We saw a sea turtle on the beach. There is a nice walk to a nearby waterfall.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Best B&B I've stayed at. Room was a delight. Breakfast was unbelievable. Hospitality was outstanding. Only problem was that our stay was over too soon. If I ever return to Hilo, the Orchid Tree B&B will be an absolute must. Many thanks to Maxine for looking after us while Steve and Su were away. Mahalo Maxine.
John and Velette, Australia.

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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
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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We stayed two nights at this beautiful bed and breakfast and no pictures do it justice! Everything was top notch...deco was classy, beds were comfortable, all put together with a wonderful "you are at home" feel! It is a little slice of heaven nestled there in Hilo and we hope to visit again someday. Our only regret is that we did not get to meet Steve and Sue as they were out of town, but Maxine is so sweet and made us feel right at home! Breakfast was awesome. And we love the gecko's!!

Room Tip: both rooms are great!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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Montreal, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Wow! What else could I say. This is the best Bed & Breakfast I ever stayed. Everything is perfect: location (close to main city Hilo), beautiful and huge room with view on the ocean and sunrise, splendid garden, pool, jacuzzi, and amazing breakfast. And Steve was a terrific host with good advices for the visit. The fruit plate in the morning just worth it. Yes, you will ear the famous frogs at night but it's better than to ear trucks! Nice little beach just down the street especially for surfers (not sandy). Mahalo Steve!

Room Tip: We had the room behing the garage and it was great but I haven't seen the other room
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast is a real find in Hilo. The room and the surroundings could not be more beautifully appointed, while feeling cozy and welcoming, too. The garden is spectacular, the furnishings exquisite, and the hospitality is top-flight. Steve, the proprietor, gave us lots of good ideas and pointers for the few days we were there, and we are grateful to him for contributing to our great time!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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In the soft green seas of the Pacific Ocean
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We live on the Big Island of Hawaii, not far out of Hilo town. When we had to get our house bombed for bugs (a periodic event here in Hawaii), we decided to make a mini-vacation of it.
We chose the Orchid Tree B&B based on its proximity to a beautiful surf spot and downtown Hilo, along with the glowing reviews from past guests.
We were not disappointed. Steve, our gracious host, and my husband talked surfing till they were talked out and I got to relax in one of the nicest rooms I've been in. We had a fabulous, fresh fruit extravaganza breakfast on our own private balconly overlooking the lotus pond and gardens. Even the coffee was perfect; robust, just the way we like it.
There are only two suites in this very private place, and they are connected by a huge lanai indoor/outdoor room. The pool is pristine and a great place to swim if you're not at the nearby ocean.
We thoroughly enjoyed our "local vacation" and will be back again.

Room Tip: If you are more than 2 people, choose the older but much larger suite. If it's just the 2 of you...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed two nights at the Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast in late June on the first part of our Big Island vacation. The room was nice and large, the bathroom beautiful, the grounds full of Hawaiian tropical plants, and Steve's breakfast awesome. Breakfast started with a very complete fruit plate and included waffles and also cereal or yogurt if you are still hungry.

It is a short downhill walk to a surfers beach which includes a nice small park. The bed and breakfast is also only about a 5 minute drive into Hilo, where we ate at Cafe Pesto which was very good. We stayed in Hilo to zipline, see Akaka Falls, and the botanical garden, which were all very enjoyable.

Overall, Orchid Tree is a great place to stay, and was one our favorite bed and breakfasts that we have stayed in. And we have stayed in quite a few.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 6 Makakai Place, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Orchid tree B&B is located one mile north of historic Old Hilo Town at Honolii Beach. Enjoy the comfort of a 600 sq/ft suite overlooking the ocean, pool and lush gardens; very private and elegant. Located within minutes of all the activities in East Hawaii: 45 minutes to Volcano National Park. Enjoy surfing, hiking, excellent dining, shops and the famous Hilo Farmer's Market. With 35 years experience on the Big Island, let us show you the way to an authentic and memorable Hawaiian experience! ... more   less 
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