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“Rustic, quaint, old Hawaii at its best”

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Our Place Papaikou Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 2 Papaikou B&B and Inns
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“Rustic, quaint, old Hawaii at its best”
Reviewed July 12, 2005

If you like the feel of 'old Hawaii,' you'll enjoy the quiet and the quaint, tucked-into-the-stream-bank feeling at Our Place.

We stayed in the master Bedroom and found it quite comfortable. We were in Papaikou while looking for property to build on in Hilo, and Ouida Trahan was wonderfully welcoming and helpful with information about the town, its people and possible good locations to purchase land. She suggested activities, pretty drives, places to visit, and gave us a tour of her gardens.

Breakfast was good strong coffee, locally baked breads from Baker Tom's, granola and ripe papayas that grew right outside the window.

One note of caution: As with many areas on the wet side of the Big Island, be sure to bring insect repellent for the mosquitoes. Our Place is right at the edge of a pretty stream, and there are mosquitoes!

The price was right and Ouida's a great host, and we were pleased that Our Place was featured in Frommer's budget guide -- it's definitely a simple, clean, no-frills place that offers great value and an excellent central location for exploring Hilo and the Hamakua coast.

Sarah & Rich
Stow, MA

  • Stayed April 2003
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Reviewed July 19, 2004

My family and I made a visit to the Big Island.

We were going to stay at Our Place B&B (Hilo, Hawaii off of Papapikou) for 3 days. However, we left ASAP (one hour at most) and checked into the Hilo Hawaiian (met our needs).

I have stayed at many bed and breakfast places over the years. This is the only bad one I have stayed at.

It smelled like a box of storage stuff that was put away for a year and then taken out.

The common area was being used as storage and had a bunch of dust everywhere.

The two rooms (the Oriental Suite) I reserved had no windows – only doors (on opposite sides of the room) that were attached to common areas. The rooms were so hot, the doors had to be kept open giving zero privacy. The owner stated just keep them open and it will cool off – after we came back from finding another place the doors were closed…

The private bath that was agreed upon was not private – anyone and everyone had access to it. It had no bath – only a shower stall (for the 73 year old woman I was traveling with).

You had to knock on the door to come in (yes, the front door to this b&b was locked) and the owner was very slow in opening it.

The grand piano they stated everyone can enjoy – was broken.

After the original reservation was made a friend wanted to join my party. She called the B and B and they agreed on an extra bed. When we arrived there was no extra bed and no room for an extra bed. They later denied this even happened.

When the place was booked a deposit was requested - they charged the entire amount of the stay on my credit card.

The website is beautiful and the pictures are deceiving.

Do not stay here!!!!

Earlier in our trip, we stayed at the Cedar House B&B in Kona – it was fantastic. The staff/managers were friendly, out-going, and wanting everyone to have a good time. The direct opposite of Our Place.

These are only my opinions. If you want to make up your mind - go ahead, but, at least go for a face to face visit first.

Thanks!

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Additional Information about Our Place Papaikou Bed and Breakfast

Property: Our Place Papaikou Bed and Breakfast
Address: 3 Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Papaikou
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Papaikou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8

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