It had only been one year since our first stay at the Hilo Honu Inn. In that time Gay and Billy had upgraded our favorite room with a large flat screen tv that included free netflix too! Which after 12 hours of hiking the volcano was great to come home and relax with. Last year we had an AMAZING time, this year, even better. After reading some review of other BnB'S in the Hilo area I realized how great we have it at the Hilo Honu Inn. We have locks on the doors, great accommodations, an air conditioning unit in the wall which worked quite well if needed, but most importantly the true feeling of being with "family" while staying there. Yes, The breakfasts are great, the coffee, and the pancake souffle, and Gay's dancing, which comes straight from her humbly honest love of everything Hawaiian.
She is the "real deal" and everything you want in a friend or family member when staying at their home during the vacation you have been looking forward to all year. She is honest, heartfelt, wears her heart on her sleeve, intelligent, and well versed in everything Hawaiin all while being the quintessential host anyone would want guding there way through Hilo. This year she went to dinner with my spouse and I and we had even more time to get to to know her. As we sat, locals would stop by our booth and she would greet them and ask about their family, and when they "were coming back to dance with her friends in their local group!?" Gay was the owner of the bed and breakfast we stayed in two years ago, but now she is the friend we looking forward to catching up with the next time we see her. f you want to stay at a BnB that feels first class and fabulous, this is the place!!! Mahalo Nui to Gay and Billy for their accomodations and sincere friendship....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilo Honu Inn is a recently renovated, craftsman style bed & breakfast located just blocks from downtown Hilo. Spectacular ocean view from Samurai Suite. 10 minutes from the airport and convenient to many area attractions. Great home base for Volcanoes National Park and the east side of the Big Island. See waterfalls and tropical gardens. Visit Mauna Kea observatory and Imiloa Planetarium. Watch sea turtles (honu) swim at local black sand beaches. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hilo Honu Inn Hawaii