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The Bay House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for two nights in the Bay Room. It is as lovely as it looks in the pictures and is right on the water. All the furnishings in the room felt quite new and modern and everything was spotlessly clean. Tina was really sweet and even gave me a box of chocolates! I found the bed really comfortable and...

Thank Kitty_Mew_Mew
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Ecstatic that we chose Hilo instead of over crowded Kona. Fresh bananas, pineapple, and papaya, wonderful quiches and crepes. With our own private lanai we woke up every morning to great sunrises. Tina showed great hospitality and charm. This is definitely the place we will come when we return to The Big Island. We uploaded a few pictures for everyone's...

1Thank Bill W
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great (larger) sleeping room with comfortable bed and roomy bath. All very clean. Rooms have lanai (balconies) with great views of bay. Protected parking. Wonderful breakfast each morning - eggs (frittata), lots of fruit, breakfast breads, and drinks available all day. Table and chairs on the Lanai for enjoyable breakfast. One minute (driving) to down town and other restaurants. Near...

Thank ErichinPA
Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I booked this place based on the reviews and pictures. We were thrilled with our stay. We had our own lanai and could hear the waves of the ocean at night. Tina keeps the place immaculate. There is daily changing of towels, room tidying , and floor sweeping. Special touches from the custom made breakfast ( quiche with fresh fruit,...

1Thank lisa a
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We spent 4 nights in the harbour room on a recent trip to Hawaii. The room was very clean, and the bed was comfortable. I loved the ocean breeze and the sound of the surf and the fantastic bay view. There was also a good guidebook in the room. The communal facilities were very useful. The only slight downsides were...

Thank AKREdinburgh
Oahu, Hawaii
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I plan on telling everyone I know who even thinks about visiting Hilo to come here, it was just that good. The room was beautiful (we stayed in the Bay Room), the bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in, the view of the bay was great (we even saw some whale activity and enjoyed watching...

1Thank Analise83
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay at this small - family run - home style BnB. The rooms are great - breakfasts are fresh and varied and hosts are friendly and helpful. Great location for short walk to downtown Hilo for those not always wanting to drive.

1Thank Damien G
Buckeye, Arizona
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had both the Harbor room and the Palm room, Both were beautiful with all the extras, lanai, beautiful view through the crazy rain and surf :). Tina was terrific in providing all we needed, breakfast was great. Wine glasses, cork screw. Refrig for wine and beer and water. Enjoyed the hot tub overlooking the harbor. All around great stay.

Thank newbucketlisters
Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at this very convenient, neat, clean and comfortable B and B. The breakfast breads were wonderful and served with nice fruit and eggs each morning. The set up doesn't have a communal table, and frankly, we enjoy being able to take our breakfast to a private deck each morning (I'm not sociable too early). This...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed three nights in the Bay Room. Very cool antique furnishings. Our lanai looked out on the bay and we could hear the waves as we went to sleep, very nice. Sunrise is over the bay too. Mosquitoes and coqui frogs were pretty much absent, but that's probably a seasonal thing (earplugs were provided for the frogs, just in...

Thank Andrew H

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Bay House

Address: 42 Pukihae St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2454
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $274 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bay House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Bay room has a great view.”
Kitty_Mew_Mew, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“We only stayed in the Bay Room but did get the opportunity to peek in the others when unoccupied and decided we still liked ours the best.”
Analise83, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Harbor room”
newbucketlisters, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are just three rooms and they all have wonderful views. We chose the Harbor Room but would be happy in any of them.”
HowardsTX, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any of these rooms are great. The views are not expansive, but you can see the Bay through the garden foliage.”
frey2, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
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