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Hilo Honu Inn

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Houston
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was exceptional. Gay, our host, was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the Hawaii culture. She made the breakfast conversation both mornings very engaging and interesting. (Ask her to show you how to hula) And the breakfasts were very tasty. The house is also a gem. It's an historical house which has been updated and maintained in top...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Samurai Suite and were happily rewarded with privacy, views across the city to the ocean and lots of space. Everything was clean and well maintained. Breakfasts were excellent with good coffee. Gay is knowledgeable and extremely helpful. We will definitely return on our next visit to the Big Island. BTW, even though Hilo is wet, it...

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Columbus, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stayed at the Hilo Honu Inn as the first stop on a 10-day 30th wedding anniversary celebration trip. It is a lovely B & B in a very convenient location to explore the Hilo area. We stayed in the Bali Hai suite, located on the first floor of the property. The suite was spacious and consisted of a sitting...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We found this place through excellent reviews at Tripadvisor, and still the hostess and the place itself managed to surprise us positively, adding a value by itself to our overall Hawaii experience. The house is a gem, very well maintained Japanese style house from the thirties. Gay, the hostess, is a very welcoming and knowledgeable person, and in love with...

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Redding, California
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderfully light, airy, spacious and well-equipped under the direction of Gay, who knows everything about Hawaii from Hilo to hulu. Only three rooms (two large and comfy suites) which makes it perfect for a family invasion. Creative and filling breakfasts top it all off.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 11 December 2016

E Having stayed at many wonderful BandBs around US and world, this is my favorite 1) Gay, the proprietor is knowledgeable, warm and fun to talk to; 2) the house feels so comfortable and oozes warmth and the spirit of its great history 3) Breakfast was great as was the conversation at the table 4) Most comfortable bed of any...

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Ajax, Canada
Reviewed 5 October 2016

My husband & I had the pleasure of staying one night at this lovely B & B. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the owner Gay. We were instantly impressed when she brought us into her lovely B & B and showed us our room. It was very nicely decorated and had it's own nicely decorated bathroom. The...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 September 2016

When I booked our stay in Hilo, I had no idea that this Inn was so much more than "just a place to sleep". Hilo is a great location if you like to really discover the island and go hiking, snorkeling, volcano watching, etc. But Hilo Honu Inn is just the perfect place to stay. The house is gorgeous and...

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USA
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before and was a little nervous, but since Hilo has few decent hotel options I decided to give it a shot. And once again Tripadvisor hit a home run with the Hilo Honu Inn!!! It was one of the highlights of our trip! We stayed in the Honu's Nest which was...

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Albany
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We spent two nights at this amazing B & B with a party of 10 (ranging from 5 years to 72 years old), so we got to see all of the tastefully decorated and comfortable rooms. The house and garden are wonderful, but the breakfasts served by the knowledgeable and friendly proprietor, Gay, were a highlight of our stay in...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Hilo Honu Inn

Address: 465 Haili St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2515
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $183 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Hilo Honu Inn Hawaii
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“The second floor rooms have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles margoy94, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms were lovely, with a space and price range to accommodate travelers.”
 of 5 bubbles 281marilynl, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Loved mine off living room but I am sure they are all great”
 of 5 bubbles syncomm1, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Bali Hai Suite great for families or if you want a private sitting room!”
 of 5 bubbles kcal2005, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Samurai is a 2 br 1 ba suite with a spacious king and 2 singles in the other room perfect for a family of 4”
 of 5 bubbles bartb523, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
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