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Arnott's Lodge

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Tanah Rata, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a senior solo traveler and having stayed here once before, it was good to find my choice was a good one. Hilo airport is close by and public bus stops there and a few feet from Arnotts. Staff are always helpful and a pleasure. A bit out of town, but the public bus runs 6 days a week and... More 

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Uxbridge, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My nephew and I stayed at Arnott's Lodge (2 bedroom suite) in June, 2016 and we were very happy with it! We bought groceries at a great little health food store in Hilo and at the famous Farmer's Market - we made all of our own meals in the suite's kitchen. Doing this saved us a lot of money. The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

It is a perfect place to stay for a couple of days until you discover the Hilo bay area. You can visit the Mauna Kea by their organised daily trips, as well as it is a good spot to check the waterfalls near to Hilo. Staff is nice place is good.

1 Thank Gergo S
AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha, and mahalo for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your stay. We consider our location to be a perfect jumping-off point for exploring the Big Island, as well as a great spot for catching some rest after a day of adventures. Mahalo for staying with us! More 

Kernersville NC
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46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We stayed in one of the private rooms for 4 nights and had plenty of room for 2 people. There was a kitchen outside our room shared by others, but we saw only 2 people using it. The folks at the front desk were very helpful, the place was very clean (although they don't clean daily as in a hotel)... More 

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your great review! We pride ourselves on being a clean and comfortable hotel/hostel, and we love to hear when our efforts are appreciated. We aim to create a quiet atmosphere (definitely not a party place!) and an enjoyable place to sleep. We hope you got a chance to take the Mauna Kea tour, as it is... More 

North Platte, Nebraska, United States
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122 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Arnott's is a great place. For being centered on the East side of the island, it is extremely convenient. It is clean, equipped with a kitchen in some units, and the price is as good as you'll find on the island. I will be back, next time we are in Hilo, that is for sure. Just be aware you are... More 

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for you excellent review! We do our best to provide a clean, comfortable and low-cost accommodation for our guests, and we are glad you appreciated our efforts. We definitely are not a spa or a resort hotel: we consider ourselves to be no-frills and budget friendly. We want to be a great place to rest after a... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

After staying there in 2015 only for 1 night after the evening guided tour of Mauna Kea, (which I can only recommend) I recently spent 5 nights in a shared accommodation . First of all I love the location, very quiet, close to a couple of beaches or pools where you can spot turtles. The staff are all very friendly... More 

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha! Mahalo for your great review! We love returning guests, as it's one of the best compliments we can receive. We do our best to create a clean, comfortable environment that encourages relaxation and safety. Mahalo for all your compliments, and we hope you choose to come back and see us again! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 2 nights in mid-April in a semi-private room. I was lucky because I actually had all the shared facilities to myself as it was quiet! I did the Mauna Kea and Volcano tours through the lodge and was very impressed with the knowledge of the guides. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay.

1 Thank myportablelife
AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha, and mahalo for your good review! The Semi-Private rooms are a great option for travelers, and you can occasionally get lucky and have extra privacy during quiet nights. We appreciate an honest recommendation, and we are glad you had a good time with us on our tours as well. We hope you were able to take advantage of our... More 

Somerset, UK
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

I spent four days at Arnotts in January this year, in one of their Queen deluxe rooms, and I was absolutely satisfied with my choice of accommodation. It was comfortable and well equipped, safe, quiet at night once the frogs had gone go bed, and represents good value for money in my opinion. I went on two of their tours,... More 

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha, and mahalo for your review! We are always glad to have recommendations from our guests, and we strive to create the kind of place that you would wish to return to. Cleanliness, comfort, safety and a good atmosphere are all priorities for us, and we love our quiet, secluded location. We are not a resort, but we are a... More 

Sewell, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

While on a cruise, my husband had an accident and was hospitalized in Hilo.I found lodging thru the Island's VASH program that assists people who have problems away from home. My stay at Arnott's Lodge was most pleasant even under the circumstances. I had a nice clean comfortable room, bath, refrigerator, coffee maker and can't forget the hair dryer.Everything worked... More 

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha Barbara and Tony, mahalo for your great review. We were happy we were able to be of service to you through our Visitor Aloha Society Hawaii which assists any visitor in adversity. We were glad when we heard you got home safely and later that Tony was doing well. We hope that someday you will come and finish your... More 

Québec, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We stayed in a deluxe suite with kitchenette. The accommodation was spacious, clean, and very well equipped. Good value for accommodation conveniently located near many attractions. Very welcoming, friendly staff. Near the airport and offered a free shuttle during the return.

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for the awesome review. Thanks for choosing Arnott's Lodge for your stay in Hilo. We are located close to some of the popular beaches here in Hilo, Mauna Kea, Waterfalls and our most active volcano. We welcome you back soon on your next adventure to the island. Aloha More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures is located in a delightful, tropical area minutes from the coastline. We offer a range of affordable accommodations from backpackers in one building, to deluxe rooms with private bathroom in another. In between these accommodation extremes we have semi-private/suites that include a shared bathroom and a kitchenette which makes family vacations affordable. We also incorporate a beautiful camp ground for campers. Inexpensive bike rentals are available. Arnott's also has its own tour division where lodge guests get substantial discounts on incredible adventures such as the summit of Mauna Kea, Volcanoes National Park and Valleys and Waterfalls Tours. Come experience a relaxed Hawaii environment within walking distance to green sea turtles and swimming beaches. We hope to see you soon. Aloha ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arnott's Lodge

Address: 98 Apapane Rd., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $111 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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Arnott`s Hotel Hilo
Arnotts Hotel Hilo
Arnott's Lodge Hilo, Hawaii
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