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Arnott's Lodge

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#1 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Dauphin Island, Alabama
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

They run a deal that if you stay at least one night, you get $35 off their Mauna Kea Summit sunset tour. That's why I stayed (it's a good marketing strategy - helps them and us)! It's a good value! I had the whole girl's dorm to myself (so I got lucky there). I think it's off season. Anyway, a...

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Davis, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very polite and professional reception. Casual and relaxed atmosphere, but professional. Deluxe suite was very nice...nothing extravagant, but very comfortable with nice patio, back yard area, immediate parking...felt like I was in my own little home...very clean and everything in good working order. Very short walk to ocean/beach. Short drive to town, or even walk if you are energetic. I...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is limited Budget accommodation in Hawaii and this place is what Hawaii could do with having more of. It is well organised and welcoming to independent Travellers whether it be camping in the pleasant garden or staying in a shared room - 2 bed dorm. Good security, spotlessly clean, good wifi, good bathrooms, helpful staff and a great TV...

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

Aloha and mahalo nui for you review! We are happy that you enjoyed not only your stay but also took advantage of our discounted guest rate for our Mauna Kea Sunset & Stargazing Tour! As a "no-frills" lodge, we are happy to still provide plenty of entertainment and activities. We apologize if some things were not up to expectations, but...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staffs are welcoming. We took their Volcano and Stargazing tour as well which is RECOMMENDED. The only cons is that there is no food in the stargazing tour. If there is food offered I believe it would make the experience perfect. And.. one more thing! If you book a room and take volcano & stargazing tour altogether, you will...

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! It is wonderful to hear you joined us on our adventures to Volcanoes National Park and up Mauna Kea! For any of our tours, we do not advertise any provided meals. We always recommend that our guests bring with them snacks and water, just in case! However, despite that,...

Rapid City, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you don't have a car this is not the place to stay no stores or restaurants within a mile radius.. Quiet and clean, but no frills. Suite would be good for a family with microwave, refrigerator, and stove with cooking supplies. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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

Mahalo for your review! As advertised, we are a "no-frills" lodge. We are happy to provide the necessities for visitors to our beautiful island, including well informed staff to help you get great ideas for adventuring during the day! While it is a little bit of a walk, or a short car ride to get into town, we love our...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had Lauren as our driver and guide. Fortunately, our group of 12 all met at the lodge so there was no shuttling needed. We just loaded and headed out. First stop was rainbow falls. A great place to get into mood. This was also a great place to use the restroom before heading to the visitors Centre. Appreciably, we...

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

Mahalo nui for your wonderful review! As we have and always will, we take pride in our guides and their abilities to provide educational, and fun tours for our guests! Lauren is no exception! She is one of our best! We hope that you were able to take home a lot of wonderful facts about the history and culture about...

Honolulu, HI
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It fits the bill. I wanted somewhere cheap to lay my head at night and for $30 I got that and a lot more. I arrived a little later in the evening and moved into my shared dorm room with two beds. The other lodger was quiet and seemed to be staying there a bit longer. My room was adjacent...

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

Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to hear that you found our dormitory space comfortable! As we are a traveler's lodge, we are happy to provide a quiet, relaxing spot to come back to and wind down after a long day of adventuring! We hope to host you again during future travels to...

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Our group of four stayed here following a recommendation from a friend and because we wanted to do some of the adventure tours Arnott's offers. It was a really good choice, although our last-minute decision to hire a car while staying in Hilo was a very good one. On the map it looked like we could have got into Hilo...

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

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We were happy to have been able to host such wonderful guests! It is also great that you were able to take advantage of our discounted guest rates on our tours! While Hilo is a relatively small town, it is always a good idea to have some means...

Campbell River, British Columbia
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were camping on the Island and Arnotts provided a great location for our tent within a short walking distance to 2 nice beaches. We have access to showers, laundry, lounge area and internet. Definitely worth while.

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

Aloha and thank you for leaving us a review! We are thrilled that you found camping with us to be relaxing and easy! While many places on island have limited options for camping, we are proud to be able to provide hot showers, laundry, and many other necessities for traveling for our guests! Please join us again during future travels...

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2 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at Arnott's Lodge whilst in Hilo. Ideal location if you have a car and want access to shops/cafes/restaurants... but you can easily walk to the beaches as they are near by. We stayed in a deluxe suit and it was perfect. Clean and with all the amenities we needed. The laundry facilities on site allowed up...

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

Aloha and Mahalo nui for your review! We would love to welcome you all back to stay with us again soon! It is great that you enjoyed your stay with us! As a "no-frills" style lodge, we don't provide a lot of extras for visitors, however we do take pride in having just want guests need for their stay! We...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • 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: RM372 - RM773 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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“Bring coffee! Coffee pot but only one coffee packet. ”
Cms2716, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
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