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Dolphin Bay

#2 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
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Dublin, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We explored Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pots, took a hike into a 1 mile long lava tube. That was all within 5 minutes of the hotel. We stayed in the annex which included a living room and kitchen area. There was also a washer and dryer available which was needed after some of our longer hikes. John recommended a guide... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

A lovely little mom and pop hotel. Staff were fantastic and helpful . Nice clean room with good kitchen. Could use ac and a safe in room to make us city people more comfortable. Great base for the volcanoe tours and a short walk into the town.

2 Thank bigfella68
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We stayed in Dolphin Bay the end of June for about a week. We stayed in the 1 bedroom annex that's across from the hotel. The hotel is located in a residential area but very close Hilo downtown, farmers market, Richardson ocean beach, Rainbow Falls, and the airport. The staff in the hotel was very helpful. I strongly recommend talking... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This is a nice, cozy place. We stayed here and were very impressed. The rooms were clean and included a little kitchenette. In the morning, we took a walk around the gardens. Beautiful! In the mornings, they have coffee, tea, fresh fruit grown in the garden, and baked goods that were freshly made by the owner just that morning. The... More 

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Sugar Grove, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Really a motel on the northern edge of downtown Hilo. The staff was very helpful and informative about the area an all it has to offer. The is NO air conditioning-but during our three day stay it was not a problem. The nights were cool and the humidity not a factor. We had a one Br. apartment across from the... More 

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Kloof, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Ths is more of a motel (as opposed to an hotel) but Dolphin Bay is excellent in all respects. We stayed for a week in June 2012 and found our room to be quite adequate with a microwave and fridge, a small table if required for meals and a lovely shower (there was even a gas stove in the kitchen... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Recently stayed here for two nights. Large ground floor room with open plan kitchenette and table/chairs. Comfortable bed, flatscreen TV, clean bathroom. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Basic breakfast of coffee/tea, muffins/cake, papaya & bananas but does the job. Free parking and wifi. Lovely grounds, situated in quiet residential area. We walked into town both nights, not al lot to... More 

1 Thank stalig
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Weve been at Dolphin Bay for 2 days, also staying in room 4, it's right next to the morning breakfast serving area and to be honest, we didn't get much noise - mind you I was up at 6.30 getting coffee and fruit. It's a cosy hotel, Ellie at front reception couldn't be more helpful. The hotel is old, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012 via mobile

We were in Room 4 for a four night stay. We loved the tropical gardens, Verna and the other staff were friendly and informative, but our room was next to the office, with lots of noise very early in the morn from slamming doors and other guests talking and yelling while they were inhaling the complimentary coffee and muffins or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We stayed here in May and really enjoyed it. Not only do you not have to pay for parking, but you get a little treat in the morning. Make sure you ask what there is to do around Hilo. You'll get so much information it'll fill a day. One thing that we did ask about and received the incorrect information... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Seasoned guidance for a wide range of Big Island adventures. Walking distance to downtown Hilo. Clean quiet & reasonable. All rooms with kitchens. Free WiFi Internet available. Rated nicest small hotel in Hilo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Bay

Address: 333 Iliahi St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2399
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $167 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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