My husband and I stayed four nights at the Orchid Tree. We had the large suite with two beds, I believe one full and one queen. The beds were very comfortable. The suite included a sofa and love seat, a small tv and the ability to choose from three large binders of DVDs. The closet was huge and included a dresser where the drawers were not usable. (They didn't slide on a track, but would fall out) It also had a very small refrigerator which had a moldy gasket. The bathroom was small but functional.. The best part of this place was the fabulous fruit tray breakfast that our host, Steve, prepared each morning. Breakfast was served at 8 AM and included choices of coffee, juices, breads, muffins, jams, cereal,and yogurt. We enjoyed sharing breakfast with another couple staying in the other suite.
I give this place a 4 out of 5 because it had a moldy, musty smell. (Though it might be the humidity of the area) It was lacking a box of tissues, and no iron or ironing board. I also got attacked by mosquitoes so I had to keep the windows closed and the air conditioner on.
Overall, Steve was a good host, providing a great breakfast and supplying suggestions and information about the area. The rooms had an assortment of travel books, brochures, and menus to aid in exploring the island. I would recommend this place to visitors in the Hilo area.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Orchid Tree b&b
- Orchid Tree Hotel Hilo
- Orchid Tree Bed And Breakfast Hilo, Hawaii