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Reviewed August 7, 2008

We spent 4 nights at Shipman House, and we had a great time. Barbara and Gary are wonderful hosts and the house and its surroundings are magnificent. Especially we enjoyed the mornings around the extended, organic breakfast on the porch - all sorts of local fruit, smoothies and home baked goodies. The house somehow attracts interesting visitors, and we enjoyed...

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Reviewed July 30, 2008

Barbara and Gary Anderson, our hosts at Shipman House, invited us into their B&B as if it was their home, which, in fact, it is -- a turn-of-the-century, fully restored Victorian house, with 2 cottages, located on acres of tropical fruit trees. Every morning, we were greeted with a cornucopia of fresh Hawaiian fruits and smoothies. Barbara graced us with...

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san francisco
Reviewed July 29, 2008

Stayed at the Shipman B&B in Hilo and it was so lovely that absolutely, we would go back. It was a beautiful place and the hosts were very gracious. The room was clean and spacious as were the bathroom amenities. Breakfast was a delight as the hosts shared local fruit from their garden in addition to wonderful home baked breads....

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Reviewed July 29, 2008

We were travelling on Big Island, Hawaii and it was my wife's birthday. Although to be in Hawaii was already something special, I was looking for a highlight for that day. The tourist map we had received from the rental car contained a photo of a bed&breakfast mansion, which looked really great and I said to my wife, we will...

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Perth, West Australia
Reviewed July 19, 2008

Look- it's expensive- I grant that. Still, on every front it is worth it. After this place, any hotel is a crackerbox- and a small one at that. The people are friendly and very helpful, and knowledgable of the area- found us services we needed and good advice on restaurants and attractions. The house itself was worth the price of...

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Orlando, FL
Reviewed July 15, 2008

I have to say that the Shipman House B&B is my new favorite place on the planet! It was the most beautiful, relaxing, peaceful, vacation I've ever had! The house itself is georgeous! It is a remodeled, historic Victorian mansion and full of beautiful, antique furniture. And, the scenic view is remarkable! It makes you feel like you are in...

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Reviewed June 13, 2008

We were at the shipman house April 2-6 2008. Gary and Barbara were very gracious and were a wealth of Hawaiian knowledge. Our stay at the Shipman House was like slipping back in time. The breakfast served on the veranda was fruit picked on their property. I enjoyed some fruit I did not know existed. Before we left Barbara took...

Reviewed April 30, 2008

We had a wonderful, but all too short, stay at this exquisitely restored inn. The wide porch is very inviting and the interior is of special interest. It provides a historic reference to how life once was in 'old hawaii' and a glimpse into the history of the family who built and lived here. The grounds are beautifully maintained. The...

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Reviewed April 23, 2008

This House was introduced in a high class travel magazine as one of the best places to stay in Hawaii for nature lover, and those who are interested in Hawaiian culture and history. Both of my wife and I are very much interested in Hawaiian culture, history and particularly its music and dance (hula). We learned that the last Queen...

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Reviewed April 21, 2008

The home is magnificient with old world charm. Barbara and Gary are gracious, and they are a great source of information about the area. The breakfast was a treat of local traditions, and the accomodations comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
What to do in Hilo? Plenty! Get some of the best local advice from your hosts at Shipman House B&B, an historic home from Hawaii's monarchy period. Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking. Large guest rooms all have modern private baths. Amazing breakfast fruits. Special diets accommodated. Your part-Hawaiian host, a Shipman descendant, knows the best places to eat, shop, explore. Walk to restaurants, museums. Hula available. National Register. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shipman House Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 131 Kaiulani St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2529
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $219 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Shipman House b&b Inn
Shipman House Hotel Hilo
Shipman House Bed And Breakfast Inn Hilo, Hawaii
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Auntie Clara's Shell Room has gorgeous sunrises.”
 of 5 bubbles TanyaM596, 4 days ago | Read review
“All rooms looked really nice. You can't go wrong.”
  • Mauka Room
  • The Porch of the guest house
 of 5 bubbles NikkiW268, Dec 15, 2015 | Read review
“I loved the quiet guest house. The home was gorgeous too. You can't go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles 123katyb, Dec 2, 2015 | Read review
“Auntie Clara's room does not have an overhead fan but is spacious with multiple chairs, day bed, desk and chair. The private bath is down the hall so some people may not like that, we didn't mind.”
 of 5 bubbles cyssf2003, Jul 3, 2015 | Read review
“Just ask the hosts what preference you have & they have photos on their excellent website also.”
 of 5 bubbles joecV6955YF, May 12, 2015 | Read review
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