I have been visiting Arnott's intermittently over the past 15 years. Arnott's continues to be the best place to stay in Hilo to launch any of your Big Island Adventures, explore sleepy Hilo Town, or to just relax and get away from it all.
The staff are always friendly and exhibit the Aloha that many of the other places in Hilo have lost. You get treated like a local here, like an old friend returning for a visit. Arnott has made small improvements, including the eco-friendly lighting, free internet, etc.
Perhaps the only complaint I would have would be regarding the work-stay staff. The outsiders who occasionally do work exchange do not understand the Aloha Spirit and can detract from the positive experience at Arnott's. The one gentleman in particular harasses the female staff and is a bit curt and unhelpful to guests. Keep the part time help making beds and not working reception!!!
I would recommend Arnott's for those who are coming to Hawaii to EXPERIENCE Hawaii and not just see it from the balcony of your hotel. I always meet other returning customers...that should say enough! ~
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Arnott`s Hotel Hilo
- Arnotts Hotel Hilo
- Arnott's Lodge Hilo, Hawaii