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Arnott's Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Just got back from a trip to Hilo. Stayed at Arnott's for a week with a group of high school students. The lodge and staff were amazing. The Arnott's themselves went above and beyond our expectations in making sure we were comfortable and well taken care of. They also gave lots of great advice for travelling around Hilo and the Island.

I would gladly recommend the lodge to any and everyone. Simple, but clean rooms at a great price. Great staff. And good access to local beaches and lots of sea turtles.

Thanks Arnott's!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank MiltJ37
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Aloha to our group from Arizona! Mahalo for your review! We very much enjoyed having you guys come and stay with us. It’s always great to see bright and pleasant students enjoying what Hawaii has to offer! We pride ourselves in being a place that is comfortable for individual travelers, couples and friends, as well as for large groups. We always do our best to ensure that you are lodged in a clean and well-appointed room, and that you have access to hot showers, stocked kitchens, ample parking, free wifi, a TV lounge, and coin-op laundry facilities.

We certainly hope to see students from your school in the future! Mahalo!

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

What a great find! This place is located at the end of a long road from the airport, but it's easy to find and its location makes it well worth the journey.

We stayed for two nights flying in from Maui. On arrival, we joined up with Dave and his tour of Mauna Kea. We picked up one other person and then we were off - just the four of us! What an experience! Dave is a great guide - he doesn't chew your ear off with details - but always has an info tidbit or observation which really adds to the experience. And the 4WD he was driving helped too since the road up there is pretty dicey. As for the view, you'll have to go up there yourself to find out - and yes, it's worth the hype!

Arnott's itself is geared more towards backpackers and families or groups who are fairly self contained. The deluxe rooms are nearly hotel standard though and very spacious, clean and with basic kitchens. Cute little beaches and typical Hawaiian homes nearby give the place a real sense of a neighbourhood. We'll be back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Aloha to our guests from Australia! Mahalo for your great review! We are happy to hear that you liked our lodge, and happy to hear that you enjoyed your Mauna Kea tour as well. David is a great tour guide and we are very lucky to be able to share in his knowledge. We definitely agree that Mauna Kea is worth the hype!
Our lodge is in a great location-a quiet, beautifully green neighborhood an easy 5-minute walk from the beach, and a short drive from the main part of town. It makes for a very restful night’s sleep for our guests. We are glad you appreciated what we have to offer: a clean, comfortable place to rest for independent travelers. We definitely look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Thanks you Arnott's for hosting us! It was an Amazing Experience. The rooms when we arrived were nice and clean. We were able to go on behalf of the room rates they were very affordable! To our convince. We had the Dorm part of the Lodge which right out side of our main door were the common grounds, they included a movie room, washer and dryers, and a beautiful backyard look out. Before you look into a luxury hotel, look into Arnott's a home away from home.

Room Tip: For a school trip or a large group of friends get the dorms.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Inez M
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Aloha to our guests from Arizona! Mahalo for your review! We loved having your group stay with us just as much as you enjoyed staying. It’s a pleasure to meet people as friendly and courteous as we found your group to be. We try very hard to keep our rates affordable for travelers, while still maintaining a high level of cleanliness and comfort, and we love when that means that schools can send their students to stay on the Big Island with us and experience a new place! We hope that you get a chance to stay with us again!

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We had a room with a fully-equipped kitchen -- very clean and the staff is helpful and super nice.

The price is excellent for Hilo and the room is a good value. Enjoyed sleeping there when coming back from Mauna Kea, with Arnott's tour.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Aloha to our guests from Canada! Mahalo for your good review! It’s great to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you chose to take our Mauna Kea Adventure Tour! This tour is a great favorite with our guests, and we hope you enjoyed it. Our lodge is an excellent option for the budget traveler: with some of the lowest prices in Hilo, and with clean, comfortable accommodations and pleasant amenities like free wifi and coin-op laundry facilities, we are a win-win choice for a good night’s sleep.
Mahalo for your patronage!

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

not fancy but clean, spacious and better than most of the other places I stayed at for less than half the cost. I got the queen deluxe room and was very comfy in it. It had great free wifi, a good bathroom in a nice residential neighborhood. Friendly desk help. A really good deal for Hawaii.

Room Tip: I only saw my room which is in a separate house from the hostel portion. It led onto a living room...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Aloha to our guest from Connecticut! Mahalo for your great review! We love to see that our guests appreciate what we have to offer- a clean, comfortable lodge well-equipped with amenities designed to give you a comfortable rest while you are adventuring around the Big Island. We always provide bathrooms with hot showers to all of our guests, as well as free wifi, coin-op laundry facilities, a TV lounge, plenty of parking, friendly staff, and an excellent discount on our adventure tours for guests who stay 2 nights or more at our lodge! We truly appreciate that you took the time to review us, and we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Big Island!

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We selected Arnott’s for the price and the choices we had for living spaces. We elected to try the deluxe rooms, with air conditioning, but we certainly didn’t need AC because the breeze and cool night air was comfortable. We had use of a communal kitchen, well-stocked with kitchen utensils, cookware and dishes, and a refrigerator in our room. There was minimal noise from the common area while we were there and from the adjoining rooms. Dogs barking from the locals living near-by was the greatest distraction. We were gone during the day so much that we did not make use of the lounge areas near the office but it would have allowed for more space and an opportunity to meet others. The hostess who greeted us was outgoing and assuring. Our room was very clean and the bed comfortable but do not expect daily house service. We would recommend these accommodations to others who want an alternative to a typical hotel/motel/resort. Good location for the places we wanted to explore on the Hilo side of the island and several near-by restaurants, if you don't want to cook yourself.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Aloha to our guests from New York! Mahalo for your good, concise review! Our deluxe rooms are always a good option for the guest who appreciates privacy: with private bathrooms and AC, and a location slightly away from the main lodge, it is the ideal room type for the traveler looking for the maximum in peace and quiet. Although we cannot enforce quiet hours on the neighbor dogs, we can and do enforce quiet hours at our lodge. We strive to provide a clean, comfortable environment for all of our guests, and if you need daily in-house service, please let us know at the front desk and we will certainly accommodate you!

Mahalo for taking the time to review us, and we hope you get a chance to visit us again in the future!

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

We stayed two nights in a private apartment. This is a good-quality hostel, not a hotel by any stretch and while our room was very clean (kudos!) my travelling companion found her bed uncomfortable and neither of us slept particularly well because of the noise from outside. On the upside, the staff were friendly and helpful and the kitchen was actually usable (always a bonus!) and the nearest beach (less than five minutes at the end of the road) was lovely and family-friendly.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Aloha to our guests from London! Mahalo for your review! It is always good to see that our guests appreciate what we have to offer: clean, well-maintained, low-cost lodgings for budget travelers. We always strive to provide the best we can for our guests, including amenities like bathrooms with hot water for every guest, kitchen access, free wifi, plenty of parking, coin-op laundry, and friendly staff! We always appreciate constructive criticism, and while we cannot enforce quiet hours on our neighbors, we do our best to maintain our nightly quiet hours here at our lodge. In addition, we are in the process of replacing all of our old mattresses with new ones, so that uncomfortable bed will hopefully be replaced with a lovely cushy one soon!

Mahalo for your business! We hope you choose Arnott’s Lodge again in the future on your trips to Hawaii.

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Address: 98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4907
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Hilo
Price Range: £65 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arnott's Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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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