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Arlington, Virginia
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Douglas and Sue are great. They were able to accommodate my brother and I in the second floor kitchen unit with two beds. Clean, convenient location to most of downtown, and quite cozy. For those in need of A/C, it is available at and extra fee, but we were fine just leaving the windows open. Also, S&D provided earplugs for... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was really pleased with my stay at the Quirky Cottage. The price is right, and it is CLEAN! It was so clean, I was eating nachos off the bathroom floor (just kidding). I highly recommend Suite 1. It's awesome! It's bright, airy, cheerful, and roomy. You definitely won't feel cramped. Plus, it has two decks (lanais) for hanging out... More 

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Woking, England
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81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Short Suite has a single bed, a shower, wc and washbasin. There is a fridge, microwave and coffee maker in the room. No tv and no free wifi – if you get a Time Warner Access Pass there are lots of connections available or there are places nearby like Starbucks where you can use free wifi. There is off... More 

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Nedlands, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Quirky Cottage was something of a revelation. We booked online several months before visiting and Doug was very accommodating and quick to answer questions. It was even better when we arrived. There were many things we liked about The Quirky Cottage. It has no TV (why would you want one when you're in Hawaii?), it doesn't need air conditioning, it... More 

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Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, We would like to thank these guests for staying with us and for this great review. There is no better reward that connecting to guests who understand what we have to offer here. This is not a five star resort with all the bells and whistles. We never claimed to be but just offer friendly, clean, safe and convenient... More 

Hilo, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Quirky Cottage. It suited all of my needs, and is conveniently located near downtown. Doug and his wife were very accommodating and friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone who needs somewhere to stay in Hilo.

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Thank Daniel S
Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, We would like to thank this young man for staying with us and for the nice review. He stayed in the unit with the full kitchen and he left it very clean. He was quite and it was a pleasure to host him for eight days while he was here. We think that he might be back. We would... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We really enjoyed our recent stay at the Quirky Cottage. It suited all our needs and was very conveniently located in downtown Hilo. Doug and Sue were very helpful and friendly and we were very comfortable here for our 3 night stay. Doug showed us maps and directions to everything we needed. We would recommend this place for business, families,... More 

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2 Thank Christie W
Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, We would like to thank this nice young couple for staying with us and for the kind review. We are just a guesthouse and don't pretend to be a fancy hotel. Our website and all advertising is not intended to portray anything else. It is somewhat loud in the morning and we want people to know that in advance.... More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We booked to stay at this hostel without realizing it was a hostel!! We were shown to a self contained area upstairs, The owners live Downstairs and other parts of this very small house have living areas For other guests. There is no tv or wifi. If you want the aircon it is Around 20 dollars extra, the rooms were... More 

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Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, Our only response to this review is to say that THESE PEOPLE DID NOT STAY AT THE QUIRKY COTTAGE! We are disappointed with Trip Advisor that they would allow someone who doesn't use a service to write a terrible review. Please read all the reviews and make up your own mind! Thanks to all our wonderful guests who have... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We're a young couple who stayed at The Quirky Cottage for two months. We had only planned to stay for one month, but added a second month after seeing the place in person and discovering how well it fit our needs: 1. Your choice of (A) big kitchen or (B) big covered patio… and only for your use. What the... More 

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Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, We would like to thank this sweet young couple for their extended stay and the great, honest review. They were a real joy to have in our home. They were so co-operative, clean and quite that we hardly knew they were here. They have become part of our extended ohana (family) and we are sure that we will see... More 

Inverness, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We concur with all the positive reviews on Doug and Sue and The Quirky Cottage. We were on the Big Island for two months and discovered them towards the end of our stay. We were so relieved to find it impeccably clean, well stocked, (we intentionally rented a unit with full kitchen) and very welcoming. The only two items we... More 

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3 Thank Cassandra Z
Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, We would like to thanks this wonderful couple for staying with us for 11 nights and for this great, detailed review. They are exactly the type of guests that we cater to. Our accommodations are for the budget minded travelers who are looking for all the things mentioned in this review. These guests were quite, clean and always friendly.... More 

Nelwyn City
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Having spent several nights here in Hilo, I must say that it was refreshing to finally come across a vacation rental where the price paid was exactly as stated from the get go. No surprise fees, not sudden changes in rates. And no, it may not be a luxury condo by the beach, but it feels right at home in... More 

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Doug G, Owner at The Quirky Cottage, responded to this review

Aloha, We would like to thank this guest for the wonderful review. We also do not like hidden fees and other charges so we are very clear what our prices are. They are always stated up front and we always abide by our quotes. We also make exceptions for flight delays and other travels mishaps to make our guests understand... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Quirky Cottage is a newly renovated boutique Hotel/Hostel. Each unit has private entrance and bath. They also offer fridge, microwave, coffee maker and ceiling fans. It is located on the edge of downtown Hilo within easy walking distance to a variety of restaurants, grocery stores, the famous Hilo Farmer's Market, museums, theaters and a multitude of various shops.We cater to independent travelers of all ages looking for Modest accommodations. We offer reasonable rates, cleanliness, convenience, privacy, security, and hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Quirky Cottage

Address: 577 Kino'ole Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $40 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The Quirky Cottage Hilo, Hawaii
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