This was our first stay in a B&B, anywhere in the world, and if all B&Bs are run like Laura and Garvin run Island Goode’s then we will be staying in a lot more in our future travels. Island Goode’s is an easy 10min drive from Hilo airport just off Highway 19. We stayed for 3 nights in the Hilo Bay Room, the room was beautifully decorated, had air-con (as all rooms do) and two fans if the air-con became too cool. The bathroom was very large and well appointed as the room. There was a beautiful recliner in the room that was nearly as comfortable as the bed…..LMAO. The bed in our room allowed you to set electronically the softness level that you desired, and that was for either side of the bed. Never slept in a bed that could do this, so it was pretty cool, AND very comfortable. The room also had a small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities, large screen TV, small dining table and heaps and heaps of cupboard and storage space. There is also free wi-fi!!
Breakfast could be served in your room or on the lanai, and as others have mentioned the breakfast was amazing and delicious and a perfect start to the day. We always had it served on the lanai as our lanai looked out to Hilo Bay, amazing views. Each room also had access to a hammock if you wanted to sway the day away, sadly we had a busy schedule so couldn’t avail ourselves to this luxury.
Island Goode's is in the perfect location to explore the eastern side of the island along with the southern side which includes the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and also the central part like Mauna Kea. The coastal drive north along Hwy 19 is amazing and takes you through some beautiful rainforests. If that doesn’t suit, being 7 mins from Hilo allows you easy access to dinning and shopping. If you don't mind driving it is an easy 2 hour drive to Kona, we did it and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery driving through the middle of the island on Hwy 200.
What can you say about Laura and Garvin that hasn’t been already said, they are magnificent hosts and have a great understanding of Hawai’i. They are always happy to have a chat and help where required, and also mindful if you want your own space. They are a long way on the path to make their B&B self sustainable and environmentally friendly, which was a big plus for us. Island Goode’s is a little slice of heaven on the Big Island. Would definitely stay again and would recommend to our friends and family. Thanks Laura and Garvin for a wonderful stay and it was a pleasure to meet some of your lovely family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Island Goode's is 5 minutes from Hilo, 10 minutes from the Hilo Airport. The perfect location to experience The Big Island. New Luxury B&B with spectacular view of Hilo Bay. Each room has King Size "Select Comfort" adjustable beds, large bathrooms with full size tub and shower, 9 foot ceilings with two fans in each main rooms and A/C in all main rooms. We are grid-tie solar electric and solar hot water, but always backed up by the utility company. Sparkling clean! A private breakfast served to your room or your private covered Lanai. Large Gazebo with Hot Tub and BBQ over looking the Ocean and Hilo Bay. Very private 7 acre estate, tropically landscaped with exotic palms and fruit trees. ... more less