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“Best Kept Secret in Hilo” 4 of 5 stars
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Aaron's Cottage
Ranked #13 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Winnipeg
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Kept Secret in Hilo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We stayed at this b&b on the 1st night of our stay and the last night. The rooms were comfortable, clean and quiet. Our hosts were great. They gave us a tour of the yard and all the delights therein! From here we went on our great adventure touring the island in camper vans and staying once again at the conclusion of our vacation. By the time we returned we felt as though our host were also our friends. Breakfast was delicous (macadmia nut scones!mmmm!) On our return we were greeted by Penne and a bottle of red wine. We will definately stay here again should we return to this amazing island!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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3 Thank footlooseWinnipeg
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Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Stayed for a couple of nights here. Really close to the airport and a short walk to a few beaches nearby (though I wouldn't recommend these beaches compared to those on the Kona coast). The owner is really friendly and breakfast is great. And the price is extremely affordable as well.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank rahulnanavati
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
112 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I stayed at Aarons cottage in oct 2012, for 1 night only.

The room is fine just very tired and didnt feel very clean.

All that said the price was extremely cheap for hilo and close to hilo airport and food joints nearby.

I didnt eat breakfast but there looked alot of choice.

If you are on a budget stay here, If you have extra cash stay elsewhere......

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ladream
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Hilo, Hawaii
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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I recommend Aaron's for a pleasant lodging at a very reasonable price in Hilo. One block from beautiful beaches at Puhi Bay. Not far from the airport. Clean, well-furnished rooms. Walk to Arnott's for vending machines. Parking in the two-car carport is first-come-first-served, otherwise, park on the lawn.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Communer
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Aulnay-sous-Bois, France
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The owner is very friendly and helpful. The cottage is well located in a quiet neighborhood.
The room is very spacious and practical, comfortable. One small problem, the TV sound is very loud even at minimum, which makes other rooms noisy.
The common kitchen is very practice, full breakfast and very pleasant to take outside.
All for a very low price: perfect!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Emeline R
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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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86 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

For us, there is no place like home, and when we find a place where we can feel it, it is definitely 5 stars. Aaron’s Cottage is really simple, but we could get the “Aloha spirit” in our enjoyable stay!
Staff: Alan was so friendly in everything we needed. Presented us the place like a person that open the own door’s house. He gave us a lot of tips about Hilo, the beaches, the roads... Helped me with the washing machine and helped my husband even to find the hand brake of the old car we rented! Ah, and his dogs are so sweet! I wish this blessed couple can make this place exactly like this forever, thanks for everything!
Breakfast: We stayed 5 nights, and then we decided to return for one more night after we arrived from Kona. The B&B has a shared kitchen, and Alan serves breakfast there in a “buffet style”. Each morning they prepared something different and let in the kitchen for the guests! Pancakes, cupcakes, muffins, croissants, everything homemade! And they always serve fresh fruits, yogurt, milk, and eggs from the chickens they have. Everything that is in the kitchen is for common use, so we could cook every day during our stay (there were bread, rice, oil, salt, pepper that were left from other guests). The kitchen is really complete.
Location: At the end of the street there is a beach, but it is rocky. We had a rented car, so everything was near for us. 5 min drive to Richardson Beach Park, and a little bit more than 5 min to arrive downtown Hilo. It is really close to the airport, but we didn’t have problems with noise (maybe because we can hear just the sea and the rain at night).
Room: it is not big, old-fashioned, but really clean. Comfortable bed, TV, coffee maker, refrigerator, table… Shampoo, conditioner, and extra towels in the bathroom. Wi-fi speed is really great, we could call home (Brazil) using internet. I just missed drawers to put my clothes, there is just a small closet with hangers.
Definitely would stay again!

Room Tip: We stayed in rooms 8 and 9. Unit 9 is a bit bigger, but it is in front of the kitchen's window
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Poly_Rafa
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Texas
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43 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

When I book a room the most important thing I look for is the bed - this bed looked very old. My husband slept in it and said it slept fine. I did not. The photo (could only find one) was misleading - yes I can see "some" of our room in it, but it must have been taken some time back when everything was new. We did not get the meet the owners as we stayed one day and left early. There was little privacy as the blinds did not shut completely. You can see where attempts are made to have a nice place and with a little more concentration on bathroom floors and bedding might be a good place to stay. I think it just depends on what you are looking for.

Room Tip: Definitely a budgetted type motel.
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Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Aaron's Cottage
Address: 54 Keokea Loop, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4927
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
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Hotel Class:2 star — Aaron's Cottage 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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