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Arnott's Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
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East Falmouth
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“Great, low key, comfortable place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place is clean, accommodating, and pleasant, and I highly recommend it. They handled my apprehension so well (I was arriving late due to a travel SNAFU)! There is an outside dining area and movie area. It is a short walk to the rocky coastline to see the Hilo city lights. It is only a mile and a half from Hilo, very convenient. All good!

Room Tip: Top floor (of a 2 story building) with porch facing neighbor's yard with pond.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Aloha! Mahalo for your good review! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, and we were happy to help with your arrival. We try to provide every guest with a clean and comfortable place to rest at night, as well as with friendly staff that are happy to answer any questions you may have. Our lodge is definitely well situated; being within easy walking distance to the beach, as well as within easy driving distance into downtown Hilo. We also give great discounts on our tours to guests who lodge with us for two nights or more.

Thank you! We hope you can come and stay again!
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Arrived for a 4 night stay and greeted with an extremely friendly welcome! I stayed in a deluxe room with a shared kitchen.

Very clean, good amenities and friendly staff throughout my stay!

I highly recommend the Volcano & National Park tour. Our guide Ikaika was a knowledgable and funny bloke who tailored the tour to our needs.

There are plenty of things near by with a beach directly behind the Lodge. It's a fair trek to the nearest shops but a lovely walk nonetheless.

Thanks for making my first trip to the US a memorable one!

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Aloha to our guest from the UK! Mahalo for your review! We love to hear from all of our guests, especially those who also take our tours and can offer input in both areas. Thank you for your praise of our excellent Volcanoes National Park tour! We will definitely pass it on to Ikaika. We are glad you appreciated our deluxe rooms: they are a must for those guests who like peace, quiet, and private bathrooms! We always strive to keep all of our rooms clean and welcoming at all times, and we always provide free wifi, free parking, coin-op laundry and friendly and helpful staff for your needs.
We hope that you will choose to join us again on your next trip to Hawaii!
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

The lady at reception provided the most friendly welcome and check-in I think I have ever received. I stayed in a deluxe room with private ensuite and found it to be clean and comfortable and great value for money.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Aloha to our guests from Sydney! Mahalo for your great review! It’s great to hear that you appreciated what we have to offer for travelers-our rooms are always clean and we do our best to keep them as comfortable as possible. We have room types here to suit nearly any budget; from tent camping and dormitory style beds, all the way up to deluxe rooms with private bathrooms, and multi-room suites!

Thank you for staying with us! Please visit us again the next time you are in Hilo :)
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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

We loved our time at Arnott's Lodge. The facilities were clean and comfortable. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the Tours were great. Deano is awesome!! Great value for money and would definitely recommend to anybody :) The only downside is that it is out of town but other than that everything else was wonderful.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Aloha to our guests from Australia! Mahalo for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and your tour to Mauna Kea! We hope you were able to take advantage of our guest rate-any guests staying two nights or more get a great discount on our tours. Our lodge is located in a residential area of Hilo, which definitely has its upsides! There is very little road and city noise here. You’re more likely to hear a lot of coqui, birds and maybe a neighborhood dog. We are also very lucky to be just a short 5-minute walk from the beach. For our guests that don’t have cars of their own: come to the front desk to get a public bus schedule, or to rent one of our bikes for the day!
Thank you for staying with us! Come back soon!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

This hostel was just right for the money. First it was very clean, the reception people were very helpful and warm. The place felt secure and mutual respect for all seems to be the common theme. I like the quiet hours of 10:00PM-6:00PM. The location is close to two beaches, but a car would make it easier to get to places. They also rent bikes if you are into that. They also offer tours hosted by knowledgeable people. I highly recommend the Mauna Kea summit tour. I stayed in the open dorm and that was comfortable; but having a Bug Spray to use before bed is highly recommended. Ill stay again at this place the next time I visit Hilo! Thanks Guys!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Aloha to our guest from Minnesota! Mahalo for your great review! We love when guests appreciate our dormitories-we have a wide range of lodging types, from tent camping, to dorm beds, up to semi-private and private rooms and suites. Our dormitory rooms are definitely the best budget option for guests who like a roof over their heads at a low price! Our dorms are cleaned every day, and they’re a great place to meet other travelers. We also always offer free wifi, free parking for those guests with rental cars, coin-op laundry, a TV lounge, friendly staff, and a great discount on our tours for guests who stay with us for two nights or more. Our location is amazing for a peaceful night’s sleep, and for beach access. If you want to go to town and don’t have a car, you can catch the hourly public bus, or you can rent one of our bikes by the day.
Thank you for your visit! We enjoyed hosting you just as much as you enjoyed your stay!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

Fantastic service with a great "nothing is a problem" attitude. Clean room with lovely outdoor table & chairs. Very private & quiet. Tours were fantastic with great guides. Can recommend Mauna Kea & Volcano national park tours - both operated by Arnotts Lodge. Great value for money.

Room Tip: Room 5 has a private bathroom & queen bed.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Aloha to our guest from Brisbane! Mahalo for your good review! We strive to produce what guests need: a clean, comfortable, laid-back environment where they can rest from their adventures of the day. Our tours are definitely a great value. We have excellent, knowledgeable guides that really love their subject matter. And, if you stay two nights or more, you can get a good discount on all of our tours!

Thank you for choosing Arnott’s Lodge for your adventures in Hawaii! We hope to see you again!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

We just loved our stay at Arnott's! The staff was wonderful in every way. The adventure tours were great- excellent destinations and fantastic guides. It's always a bit of a risk when you make reservations from far away but we couldn't have been happier with the outcome. Only a short walk away from a beautiful county park on the ocean with a great view of Mauna Kea and a little shop with delicious and unusual flavors of ice cream also within an easy walk. Beautifully maintained, quiet and peaceful with a balcony view that makes us yearn to be back. Have to repeat about the staff and the tour leaders - absolutely great!

Room Tip: We certainly liked suite 8 on the second floor facing east to catch the rising sun and never getting...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Aloha to you! Mahalo for your great review! We thought the two of you were pretty wonderful as well-what a pleasure to meet such polite and thoughtful guests! We are glad you enjoyed Suite 8: with its view of the pond and some local flora (yes, those were papayas!) and fauna, it is definitely a relaxing suite to stay in. Our location is really pretty excellent. We have beaches a mere 5-minute walk away, and are constantly surrounded with the natural beauty of Hawaii. We are very glad you enjoyed your tours. Thank you for your praise! We hope to see you guys again sometime!
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Property: Arnott's Lodge
Address: 98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4907
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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