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Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures

Hilo, HI, USA
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About Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures
Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures is a unique and special place for people to spend their Hawaiian stay on the Big Island and take our tours. Our tours consists of Mauna Kea Sunset/Stargazing, Volcano National Park, Big Island Eruption Encounter and Frozen Fire Tour. We also do private and custom tours to cater to your needs. Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures was established in 1990 and we continue to give our guests an experience they'll never forget. Take advantage of our discounted tours when you stay with us for a minimum of 1 night. We provide a place to pitch your tent, dormitories, semi-private units, suites, deluxe and deluxe suites.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ended up having a solo tour around Volcanoes National Park and they catered the entire day to my wants. The tour guide was absolutely fantastic and I had a fabulous time. My only suggestion would be a slightly longer trip which could also encompass things...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
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AlohaArnotts, Arnott's Ambassador at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha!! We love learning that you had a fabulous time on our Volcanoes National Park tour. We appreciate hearing about how you enjoyed both your guide and your time. It is our goal to be able to share our love and passion for this island...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a private room for 3 nights - although it was advertised as having a shared bathroom and kitchen the other room in the apartment wasn’t being used so got it all to myself which was a nice bonus. Place was spotless and didn’t...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
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AlohaArnotts, Arnott's Ambassador at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha!!! We are pleased that you were able to enjoy our lodge. We do our best to ensure a clean, comfortable and quiet stay for our guests so that they are able to rest and relax after a day of exploring our beautiful island. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. Beautiful scenery. Amazing story and our guide Donna was awesome. Very knowledgeable and went out of her way to take care of us. Really enjoyed ourselves.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mark D
AlohaArnotts, Arnott's Ambassador at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Mark, Thank you for taking time out to share your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour as well as your tour guide Donna. Donna is excellent and has a great passion for the knowledge and culture of Hawaii. Her energy is...More

Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

Our tour guide was Donna and she was fantastic. So knowledgeable about everything we were seeing and gave a phenomenal tour. If I were going to do it again, I’d want to call and make sure she would be our guide. We saw Rainbow Falls,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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AlohaArnotts, Ambassador at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Aloha!!! Many thanks for taking the time to leave a wonderful review. I will make sure that your glowing appraisal is passed along to Donna; we are joyed to hear that you would join us again if she were your guide. She is very knowledgeable...More

Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

After a 5 days stay in different campsites, we found the confort we needed! Really clean, super nice staff, nice accommodations and 10 minutes walk from the ocean. Very comfy and a nice vibe! Plus fresh litchis everyday! Recommend it to all!More

Date of experience: July 2019
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AlohaArnotts, Ambassador at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

Aloha and Mahalo for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay and as always for your recommendation of our little piece of paradise!! We take pride in being able to offer clean and affordable options for each type of traveler...More

Reviewed July 9, 2019

Our guide Bear was the man! took us to the top of Mauna Kea and had answers to all our question, from local ecology to constellation spotting and everything in between. Highly recommended if you want to get to know the Big Island!More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Andrew S
AlohaArnotts, ArnottsAmbassador at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Aloha and many mahalo for your review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Mauna Kea Summit tour with Bear (we agree that he's pretty awesome) and thank you for allowing us to be your adventure company while you visited the Big...More

Reviewed July 7, 2019

We went to the top of the mountain with a guide from Arnott's Lodge. She picked us and three other people up directly at our hotel and took us right to the Mountain. She was wonderful--from the area, very knowledgeable, kind, interested, smart, and very...More

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Date of experience: June 2019
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AlohaArnotts, Ambassador at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

Aloha!!! Mahalo for such a lovely review, and for taking the time to let everyone know about your experience. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed not just your Mauna Kea Summit tour but your guide as well. We most definitely are pleased to hear...More

Reviewed July 3, 2019

Very nice tour guide, though the pick-up instructions were misleading. We met the group at the base of the mountain and were instructed to wait in front of the visitor's centre (despite there being construction and despite the pick-up location moving to accommodate it). Furthermore,...More

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Date of experience: June 2019
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AlohaArnotts, Ambassador at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

Aloha and Mahalo nui loa for taking the time to let us know about this unfortunate situation regarding pick up instructions. We do apologize for the misunderstanding. Obviously we missed getting you the updated instructions after the Visitor Center closed due to construction, though we...More

Reviewed June 30, 2019

Extremely knowledgeable tour guide. The laser pointing of the constellations was wonderful. Driver David was delightful and cautious.More

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Date of experience: June 2019
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AlohaArnotts, Ambassador at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Aloha! Mahalo for your quick words regarding our Mauna Kea Summit tour and our guide David, as well as our laser guided exploration of the constellations and night sky. We appreciate your time and your patronage and hope to see you on your return voyages....More

Reviewed June 27, 2019

Did a stargazing trip with them , they are awesome . U need to ask for DONNA she is too good .the hot chocolate was awesomeMore

Date of experience: June 2019
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AlohaArnotts, Arnott's Ambassador at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2019

Aloha Abhimanyu, Thank you for such a great review and for taking time out to share it with us. We appreciate the shout out to Donna and want to thank you for your business. Donna is an amazing Tour Guide whose knowledge and passion really...More

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wmhutch
July 1, 2018|
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Response from Maria718 | Reviewed this property |
It is a great company and they won’t go out if they think it’s unsafe. Call them ahead of your arrival date to make sure if they’re flying and possible refunds.
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Bravo313
July 14, 2016|
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Response from AlohaArnotts | Property representative |
Aloha, it all depends on what day and what season you will be in Hawaii. Our stargazing is weather and cloud dependent. There's no guarantees but we will do our best. Also check out moon formation on the day you want to... More
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