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Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures

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Address: 98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4907
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+1 808-339-0921
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Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures is a unique and special place for...

Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures is a unique and special place for people to spend their Hawaiian stay on the Big Island and take our tours. Our tours consists of Mauna Kea Sunset/Stargazing, Volcano National Park and Valleys and Waterfall Tours. We also do custom tours to cater to your needs. Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures was established in 1990 and we continue to give our guests an experience they'll never forget. Take advantage of our discounted tours when you stay with us for a minimum of 2 nights. We provide a place to pitch your tent, dormitories, semi-private units, suites, deluxe and deluxe suites.

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Amazing sunset on the world's tallest mountain

My husband and I were on our last night in Hawaii, and Arnott's Mauna Kea tour was a fantastic way to finish our trip. Our tour guide, Lauren, is extremely knowledgeable about the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Teresa S
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were on our last night in Hawaii, and Arnott's Mauna Kea tour was a fantastic way to finish our trip. Our tour guide, Lauren, is extremely knowledgeable about the area and about the stars. She told us she does this tour at least 3 days a week, and her experience shows -- especially when driving on... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sunset at Maunakea was great. We expected the stargazing at the summit. The sky was clear. However, the tour guides descended down to the information center where no stars were visible due to fog. There were spots available at the street down but the guides did not put effort to find one for us. Disappointed. Price for quality, poor.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since I was traveling solo, so I booked a room at Arnott's together with two of its tours. The experience overall was wonderful. The deluxe room was nothing fancy, but clean with everything I needed -- except food, but it was easy and fun to rent a bike and get restaurant food and go simple grocery shopping. Beach is only... More 

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo Nui for your amazing review! We are stoked to hear you took advantage of the convenience of being able to stay with us and take our tours, as well as our discounted tour rate for Mauna Kea! As we are a "no-frills" lodge, we don't provide all the extra things, however we do try provide the necessities... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Manua Kea was another item on my Hawaii bucket list I wanted to complete, and it certainly did not disappoint. Our guide Lauren was amazing - Arnott's should be proud to call her own of their own. She was super friendly, knowledgeable and got us up and down the mountain safely and comfortably. The weather conditions that day were... More 

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo nui for choosing Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures! Your review is greatly appreciated! We are stoked to know that you enjoyed the tour up to the summit of Mauna Kea! We are definitely proud to call Lauren one of our own!! She is a spectacular guide, and we will definitely pass along your praises to her! It... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice clean room, quiet, we'll equipped, and at a great price. A great place to stay if you also want to go to the top of Mauna kea.

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo for your review! Considering all the amenities available to our guests, we are definitely one of the more affordable lodges on island, with a wide rage of accommodation options! The convenience of being able to simply walk out of your room and join one of our amazing tours is also a big perk! We are happy to... More 

Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

My husband and I went on The Twilight Tour to Kilauea volcano. Lauren was our guide. The tour was informative and included some easy walks that culminated in viewing the caldera at sunset where the lava lit up the night sky.

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo nui! We hope that our Volcanoes National Park tour was amazing and that we were able to leave you with lasting memories! We will definitely let Lauren know that she is the best! :) Join us again during future travels on our Mauna Kea Summit and Stargazing tour, and our Valleys & Waterfalls tour! Cheers! More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Thank you for giving us the possibility to experience the marvellous Mauna Kea. Lauren, thank you, you're a perfect guide and driver😄

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review! It is wonderful that the tour was successful and that you truly enjoyed it! We will pass along your praises to Lauren! Please visit us again for our Volcanoes National Park Tour and our Valleys & Waterfalls Tour! Aloha! More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our trip to the Mauna Kea Summit with Arnott's lodge. Since we were staying on the other side of the island, we chose to meet the tour group at the visitor's center. We actually got weathered out the first day we were supposed to go on the tour (the road from the visitors center... More 

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! As the weather on Mauna Kea can be very unpredictable, we try to give our guests multiple options for their tour. It is awesome that you were able to reschedule to a beautiful day, and that you had an amazing tour with David, despite the clouds. We... More 

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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We booked the Mauna Kea Summit Tour with Arnott's Lodge after being cancelled with another tour company due to the summit being closed for high winds and then snow. Arnott's stayed in touch with us about the summit reopening and soon we were on our way from where we were staying in Volcano Village to meet at Arnott's Lodge in... More 

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo nui for taking the time to leave us your review! It makes us really happy that you seemed to truly enjoy the tour! Sean will be totally stoked to hear that he could be a part of such a memorable evening! It is unfortunate that the other company cancelled the tour on you, but we are thrilled... More 

Honolulu, HI
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Enjoyed the tour. The guide and instructions were all straight forward and clear. We met at the visitor's center and parked in the lower lot with no problems. Wish the jackets were a bit warmer, as by the end we were a bit too cold to enjoy the star show, or just bring the warmest stuff you've got. They do... More 

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this review

Mahalo nui loa for your review! It is wonderful that you enjoyed the tour, despite the cold on the Mauna. We understand it can get quite cold, thus we recommend bringing extra warm clothing. We hope that you were able to take many wonderful photos and that you will cherish many wonderful memories of our Island! We hope to see... More 

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