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Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
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Australia
1 review
“Fantastic location, fantastic people, didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed 26 September 2009

We stayed at Hilo Bay Hale for two weeks in August. We had a fantastic time, in no small part due to the warm and friendly hospitality from Matt and Danny. The rooms were huge, clean and amazingly decorated. We loved the lanai overlooking the koi pond, fantastic for dinner after a hard days sightseeing! One of my favourite things about the house was the extensive collection of Hawai'i-themed books free to read.

Matt, our host was an absolute star, cooking us a hot breakfast every morning with fresh hot coffee, waffles, eggs and fresh papaya, grapes and pineapple! It was divine and hard to leave behind! The kitchen was well equipped with all the utensils needed to cook your own meals.

The house was in a prime location only a short 5 min walk from downtown Hilo, with lovely views overlooking Hilo Bay. It was fantastic to walk down and browse through the Farmer's Market after a lazy morning, although it would be wise to take an umbrella!

We had a fantastic time at Hilo Bay Hale and would recommend it unreservedly to anyone traveling to Hilo. Matt and Danny are very accommodating and friendly, and make you feel like you're at home. They're full of useful advice on places to visit and restaurants worth going to! We're keen to go back once they've installed the jacuzzi!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2009

This was my second time staying at the Hilo Bay Hale B&B and just as with the first visit it was wonderful! I was made to feel right at home from the beginning by Danny and Matthew. It feels more like a home away from home . . . a second home!

The rooms are well appointed, my bed was comfortable, the bathroom just right, and the breakfast in the morning got my morning started perfectly! And . . . there's WiFi throughout the house!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
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MCO808
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Reviewed 5 August 2009

Very nice, well-appointed house in a great central location. Hosts are super friendly. I plan to stay here again and definitely recommend this place others.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Maui
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Reviewed 4 August 2009

I highly recommend this B&B for any scholars doing research on Hawaii Island. Close to the UH Hilo Campus and walking distance to the wonderful Hilo farmers market. Wireless internet is included - that was a real lifesaver.
Dr. Janet Six
Maui, Hawaii

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 March 2009

Everything about Hilo Bay B&B was genuine and of high value: from our informative host Danny Miller's pleasure in welcoming and helping us; to his assistant Victor's yummy breakfasts; to the furnishing and decor of this gracious downtown home. Hilo Bay B&B gave us a real sense of place, down details like the locally produced soap, east Hawaiian coffee and lilkoi jelly available at the local farmer's market.
At a far more reasonable price than the local "luxury" B&B's and far more luxurious and evocative of Hilo life than the "bargain" rooms available elsewhere, we found real value here.
The lush gardens and general tropical greenery belied our downtown location. Complimentary bicycles made exploring tropical Hilo Bay's urban features and local beaches a car-free breeze.
We have traveled much of Europe, South Asia and South Africa using Trip Advisor as well as other Internet resources and Hilo Bay B & B is a real find that I don't hesitate to share with fellow travelers.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 9 March 2009

The only issue we had with Hilo Bay B&B is that for the amount that we paid ($130), I felt as though we should have had a better breakfast. We had some fresh fruit, coffee, and pastry, but the pastry was highly processed and the fruit serving small. And our juice was partially fresh-squeezed and partially processed. With the wonderful Hilo Farmers' Market offering such fantastic produce, it was a disappointment to have a meager breakfast. But Danny is great, the rooms are all spacious, clean, and lovely, the backyard garden is lovely (chairs to admire the garden would be terrific), and the location is ideal.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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Reviewed 6 January 2009

This place is terrific! I found it online and was a bit unsure because it was new and there were no reviews. We were absolutely thrilled with the place. The rooms are spotlessly clean, very tasteful, and completely comfortable. You can walk to town in a few minutes. Breakfast is laid back, healthy, and local. Danny went out of his way to be helpful. You feel right at home the second you walk in.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast
Address: 301 Ponahawai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2611
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilo Bay Hale Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy Hilo Bay views from this beautifully restored 1912 historic home in the heart of Hilo, close to all the wonderful markets, cafes and galleries that make Hilo so famous. Each room has a private lanai with views of magical koi ponds and/or Hilo Bay and are furnished with period antiques and unique island art. ... more   less 
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