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Arnott's Lodge

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#1 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Ascona, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Avoid this lodge if you arrive late in the evening (around 10pm), beause the statt is stubborn regarding no late chek-in. Well-equipted large rooms with kitchen. Close to the airport. Somewhat old-fashioned. Overall highly recommendable!

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

Aloha and mahalo for your review. We do have a jungle, tropical feel location that you will not see anywhere else. Our website clearly states that the last check in we accept is 9:45pm as our front desk closes at 10:00pm. We are not an establishment that is open for 24 hours. All of our units are equipped with a...

Long Island, New York
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Combined stay with tour by Arnotts to Mauna Kea. Great jumping off point for volcanoes national park and Mauna Kea. Room was basic and clean. No frills. Smelled a bit of bug spray. Shower was unexpectedly good. Sheets and towels were a bit old. This is hostel not hotel.

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

Aloha and thanks for your feedback. Arnott's Lodge is located in Hilo and we are a good base for Mauna Kea, Volcano National Park and the waterfalls. We aim to provide a clean place to stay for our guests. Our linens are constantly being changed. Yes, we are a no frills lodge with great value. Mahalo again for taking the...

San Leandro, California
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Hilo is a wonderful little town but unlike Kailua-Kona, does not have a lot of hotels in town. We wanted to avoid staying in an insulated, isolated deluxe resort, and we trying to find someplace that would work for our trip. After reading good things about the Mauna Kea Summit tour by Arnott's, I decided to book our stay there...

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

Aloha and mahalo for the positive review. We are happy to hear that we were perfect for your stay in Hilo! Our deluxe suite and 1BR suite are our most requested rooms as you have your own space to spread out and feel like home. We don't provide TV's in the room but who needs a television when you've got...

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 19 December 2015

I guess I expected rustic and basic. It was basic but not at all rustic. This is a motel in the middle of a residential neighborhood very close to the airport. To call it a lodge is misleading. We were woken in the middle of the night with a screaming domestic dispute. A bit disconcerting to say the least. It...

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

Aloha and thanks for your honest review. We are located in a hotel zone area and yes we do have families and local residence around. Our area is usually quiet majority of the time. We apologize that you were woken up by a dispute not sure if it was from a neighbor or a guest staying with us? Arnott's Lodge...

Dessau, Germany
Reviewed 17 December 2015
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Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Reviewed 12 December 2015
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Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a private bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Towels, soap and shampoo in dispenser were provided. They are clean. It is closed to a small and interesting beach, a walking distance. Closed by several good restaurants (by car). The best is a discounted rate to Mauna Kea Summit. Our guide, Lauren, was knowledgeable. Two things we can recommended to...

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

Aloha and thanks for your review. We are within walking distance to numerous beach access and all very different and beautiful. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Mauna Kea tour with Lauren. You can't beat the price of $130 per person when staying with us. Thanks for the feedback on our air condition unit. We will soon...

Sydney
Reviewed 9 December 2015

By far our favorite place to stay in Hawaii. Throughout our trip we stayed at a number of hotels. Ranging from 5 star resorts to backpackers accommodation. The lodge gave us the perfect balance of everything we were looking for in a holiday. Our room was very comfortable and offered us a brilliant view of the garden. The location is...

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

Aloha and mahalo for the great review! We are happy to hear that Arnott's Lodge is your favorite place to stay in Hilo, what an awesome compliment! We are happy that you enjoyed the view from your room. It can range from, watching swaying coconut trees, fresh water pond, dancing hibiscus or friendly geckos! Riding a bike around the area...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 4 December 2015

We stayed at Armott's for just one night. But had a wonderful experience. The girl at the counter was extremely helpful:) She gave us tips and tons of information, she went as far as printing driving directions for us. We did stay in private rooms in the hostel, which I couldn't be happier with cleanest hostel I've ever stayed at....

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

Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review. We have great staff and they are a wealth of information. Cleanliness and customer service is important to us and we hope our guests have a memorable experience in Hilo. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Hilo. Aloha

PASCO
Reviewed 3 December 2015

This was a really neat place. I felt like I was at a 5 star hotel. I only had time for one night but next time I will definitely schedule time to stay longer. The exotic table decorations were clever, beds comfortable and clean. Information was readily available. Great place. I highly recommend.

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

Aloha and mahalo for the awesome review! We wished you could've stayed longer too! It's a great compliment to hear that you felt like you were in a 5 star hotel! We aim to provide 5 star service at great prices. We look forward to seeing you again soon but longer. Aloha

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures is located in a delightful, tropical area minutes from the coastline. We offer a range of affordable accommodations from backpackers in one building, to deluxe rooms with private bathroom in another. In between these accommodation extremes we have semi-private/suites that include a shared bathroom and a kitchenette which makes family vacations affordable. We also incorporate a beautiful camp ground for campers. Inexpensive bike rentals are available. Arnott's also has its own tour division where lodge guests get substantial discounts on incredible adventures such as the summit of Mauna Kea, Volcanoes National Park and Valleys and Waterfalls Tours. Come experience a relaxed Hawaii environment within walking distance to green sea turtles and swimming beaches. We hope to see you soon. Aloha ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arnott's Lodge

Address: 98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4907
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: €113 - €167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
AlohaArnotts Hilo, Hawaii Property representative
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Aloha Rahul,

Are you landing in Hilo or Kona? We are located in Hilo.

You may travel by taking our tours: Mauna Kea, Volcano National Park and Valleys and Waterfall Tour. We also provide private tours. We also have bikes you can rent and there's also the public bus. Ask us for bus schedules at our front desk.

I would suggest Mauna Kea and Volcano National Park tour.

Let us know if you have any other questions.

Mahalo,

Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures

1 month ago
Honokaa, Hawaii
over a year ago
AlohaArnotts Hilo, Hawaii Property representative
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We're more of a hostel. We are a traveler's lodge so proof of an outward bound air ticket or travel itinerary will be requested upon check in.

over a year ago
Wollongong
9 months ago
AlohaArnotts Hilo, Hawaii Property representative
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Yes, you would need to fly from Hilo to Honolulu or Kona to Honolulu for your flight to Australia. We have 2 airports on the Big Island. The airport closer to us Hilo. Hope this helps.

9 months ago
New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Highly recommend botanical gardens and volcano. My top 2 favorites when in on the big Island. Followed by snorkeling and swimming at hapuna beach near kona.I didn't get to snorkel at hilo, but heard some parts are nice. The sunrise on the beach is magical too. Arnott is so close, walking distance to much of the good stuff!

1 month ago
Tempe, Arizona
AlohaArnotts Hilo, Hawaii Property representative
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Thank you for your question.

The reference to street locals was directed at downtown Hilo which is 3 miles from Arnott's Lodge. The warning which they received probably referred to those who might visit a restaurant or bar and come out late. This is true in almost any town and Hilo downtown has no more or less "undesirables" than any other city in the world.

No matter where you travel to you should always be aware of your surroundings and not leave valuables in your car.

over a year ago

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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Because my daughter and I wanted separate rooms I initially looked at the 2br-suites, but the 1-br gave us everything we needed.”
HazFly, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Spring for the private rooms if you can. They do have hostel type rooms for less money as well.”
syee99, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room #4; upstairs (No elevator) in the back. Loved the room.”
bubbleartist, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The suite in which we had a semi-private room had tile floor throughout so sound travelled very efficiently. If there had been others staying in the suite I probably would have used earplugs just in case others were up and about when I was sleeping, but they weren't necessary when it was only us. The bed was a bit soft, but in good condition.”
P4458OTwendys, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The 1st floor rooms are pretty bright, sunny & quiet !”
shaktim2017, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
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