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Art and Orchids
Ranked #4 of 8 Keaau B&B and Inns
Guelph Ontario
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Five things we liked about Art & Orchids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

We enjoyed our two night stay with Art & Orchids. Here are some of the things about the place that made it special:
- The room was spacious, clean and well provisioned. A little balcony and lots of windows made it bright and airy.
- Markie, our hostess was gracious, helpful with information, and a great cook - the scrambled eggs for breakfast were delish - and she's a master gardener!
- The tropical forest setting was a treat - lots of beautiful plants and flowers to photograph, and the jungle sounds in the evening were exotic and unlike anything you'd hear in a regular garden.
- The proximity to a couple of natural wonders - the Kapaho Tide Pools and the Kalapana lava flows - made it an ideal choice to use as a base for exploring what Puna has to offer.
- Art & Orchids is only a few miles from Pahoa village which has an eclectic mix of shops and services and a variety of dining options. We chose to have dinner at Kaleo's, which we thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tillamook
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Our 5 days at Arts and Orchids gave us the nicest of Hawaii experiences. Delicious hot breakfasts and extremely helpful input from our friendly hosts each morning ...a great way to start each day's adventure. This location was tucked away in its natural setting and at the same time was perfect jumping-off point for us to easily reach all parts of the island. We thoroughly enjoyed our rooms, which were comfortable in every way and unique, with beautiful interesting furnishings and handcrafted artistic features.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linda H
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los angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Hosts: friendly and very enthusiastic about our trips, our stay, interests.
Location: perfect for Hilo, jaunts to Pahoa for dinner, the volcano. Very quiet. Billions and billions of stars seen from the hot tub.
Value: much better than others for the money. For instance, excellent breakfast included, served with a smile.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bixto
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

Leg 2 of our Hawaii trip. Definitely was a memorable one thanks to Art & Orchids B&B.

We got in fairly late as we came from Kona side. We took a lot more extra time stopping at various points.

Exhausted, we found our room (Rainbow room) quaint and pleasant. Big room, walk in closet and quaint bathroom beside the common living area with kitchenette, refrigerator for guest use.

You are definitely in the middle of nature. Set in the middle, it was practical for our trip calendar which consisted of the surrounding areas of Keaau. Hilo, Volcano, Pahoa, etc was within close proximity and took no longer than 20-30 minutes to arrive.
They were very accomodating! Thanks again!

The breakfast buffet was excellent and fresh. There was enough for everyone.

Markie was very hospitalable to help guide the days planned (Thanks for the Richardson tip!).

There is sunscreen, aloe vera, snorkeling, bath towels, bath mats also available for guest use. Which was very convinient.

We definitely would keep this B&B in mind on our next trip to the Big Island.

Day 1 - Falls galore.
Rainbow, Akaka, Pe'e Pe'e & Boiling Pots.
Richardson Park where we saw a giant green turtle coming to bay to rest! What an amazing site! Some of the locals were also spear fishing!

Day 2 - Volcano Park.
Took about 30 minutes to get to. We were there until 8pm to glare at the luminous Lava glow ! The brightest in over 10 years!

Room Tip: All the rooms are great !
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank aimeex418
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great welcome! Beautiful, rustic, beds very confortable, food was excellemt - homemade fruit salad, from their garden, breads, granolas, plentiful and delicious! Markie is so helpful in choosing your sites to see! Site is just beautiful! Central, you can see black sand beaches, volcano, raifnorests, all while staying there!

We felt like staying with family! We would definitely recommend... A bit far to visit frequently for us but we'd go back if we could Thank you!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Plouffepare
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Alsace
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

We had a very good time at Arts and Orchid, rooms are big, clean and confortables. Breakfast was very good (amazing banana bread and pineaple cake). Owners were very helpfull with a lot of knowledge of Big Island.

A place to go !!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Silex57
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

Quirky and friendly, least pretentious B&B we've ever visited. Owners have built and decorated the B&B themselves with lots of local art and a random collection of furniture. Loved the shower. Markie sits down with you on the lanai and gives tips while you enjoy breakfast. Great spread with eggs, homemade breads, fruit from their yard, and yogurt. Kitchenette upstairs was handy for reheating leftovers for dinner. Fun to explore their garden and land. Didn't get to enjoy the pool or hot tub but both looked appealing. The property is in a good location, 25 miles from Volcanoes National Park, great restaurants in Pahoa only a few miles south, and many fun things to explore nearby.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sneadhearn2
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Property: Art and Orchids
Address: 16-1504 39th Ave, Keaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96749
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Keaau
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Keaau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A haven for artists and those who love tropical gardens. Luxury at an affordable price. Wake to the sound of rainforest birds in our spacious home on the Big Island of Hawaii, 15 miles from Hilo. All rooms with private baths, one with jacuzzi. Decorated with high quality art. Relax in our hot tub. Breakfast includes macadamia nut granola, eggs, ham, local tropical fruit, sweet and whole-grain bread, Hawaiian honey and jam, tea, and local coffee. ... more   less 

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