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“Absolutely the most beautiful and comfortable establishment ever with a host who makes you feel like family.”

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Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 19 Hilo B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Spacious suite with two beds, private door to the lanai, pool and garden. Our host Steve Welsh provided an excellent breakfast every day--waffles, muffins and scones, banana bread, smoothies,beautiful fruit platters as examples. We stayed 8 nights and enjoyed our time in this delightful suite. Highly recommend Orchid Tree.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this gem! Waking up in a sumptuous bed to a peek a boo view of the sun rise over the water. Gorgeous interior, very spacious and comfy. We were served an excellent breakfast of fruit, coffee, wafffles, breads, cereals. Beautifully landscaped and appointed yard, though it wasn't warm enough to use the pool, we did enjoy the hottub. Extra towels and beach chairs are set out. The ambiance is laid back and very Hawaiian, the huge covered poolside patio was inviting, and we enjoyed visiting with the other guests. Perfect!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank LDenise
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Excellent....The garden and pool area were picture perfect...Breakfast was so well presented that my wife had to take a picture..The bedroom was very spacious and clean....I would recommend this B&B to a friend or relative...

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stayed 5 nights with Steve and Su and felt very welcome immediately. The room was spacious, clean and beautiful. It's far more than a B&B stay over its like staying with friends or family. Nothing's too much trouble and Steve helpful advise and knowledge of Hilo and the island made a big difference. Breakfast was good and plenty of coffee kick started us for the day. Another thing that made the stay so good was the fact we were welcome to just hang out by the pool and simple relax at Steve and Su's home. Would not hesitate in recommending to anyone, we have stayed in various B&B's and hotels in Hawaii and the Orchid is by far the best. Do not waste time looking for anything else........

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank rurobley
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Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Ideal spot to enjoy the many activies and sites on the Big Island. Would definitely return and recommend. Couldn't ask for better host. Steve makes amazing smoothies! Lots of knowledge about the island. Easy walk to a lovely beach.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Absolutely charming huge rooms, ours with a private balcony overlooking a frog croaking small pond. Lots of privacy. Hottub. Outside of town, so you need a car to go to the restaurants. Near a surfing beach for those interested ( the owner is a surfer) . Steve made the breakfast and although the fruit plate was a work of art, the breads and cakes were not homemade. ( Steve: a secret for waffles: half milk half carbonated water or beer) .
Steve was very helpful with all the info need we were seeking (restaurant) but one felt more as transient guests (no surprise there !) than friends.
Beware of Hilo's rain !

Room Tip: Only 2 rooms. One has a small terrace.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Ondine21
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The Orchid Tree was the best part of our trip to the Big Island, although we stayed there only a brief 2 nights. Our group of 6 (including 2 babies) took over the whole place and were made entirely welcome and comfortable by Steve our host. Both suites are spacious, comfy, elegantly appointed, and squeaky clean. The open patio area is a wonderful space to relax, have a light meal, read a book, take a dip in the pool, or soak up the ocean view. And Steve's breakfasts are spectacular! Giant waffles for everyone, plus elaborate fruit platter, granola, yogurt, juice, coffee, you name it. Our first morning we had an early commitment so that we weren't going to get the nice breakfast, but we still found hot coffee, juice, fruit, and a loaf of banana bread laid out extra early so we didn't go hungry. Really could not have asked for a better experience.

The only negative (and this is specific to guests with young children) is the close proximity of the pool to the suites and patio. Without any barrier around the pool, a little one could sneak out a door and be in the deep end in about 10 seconds flat.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Beth P
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Address: 6 Makakai Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2229
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
Price Range: $200 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Orchid tree B&B is located one mile north of historic Old Hilo Town at Honolii Beach. Enjoy the comfort of a 600 sq/ft suite overlooking the ocean, pool and lush gardens; very private and elegant. Located within minutes of all the activities in East Hawaii: 45 minutes to Volcano National Park. Enjoy surfing, hiking, excellent dining, shops and the famous Hilo Farmer's Market. With 40 years experience on the Big Island, let us show you the way to an authentic and memorable Hawaiian experience! ... more   less 
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