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Reviewed 7 June 2016

Our group booked all 3 rooms, each with its own exterior door. We arrived late in the evening and each room had a sign with the occupant's name. The rooms were clean and tastefully decorated. The beds were comfortable and we slept comfortably for both nights. The back yard is beautiful with fruit trees and a stream across the back...

Thank Michael D
Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The Old Hawaiian B&B was a perfect home-away-from-home for this traveler for two weeks in March. It was comforting to come back every night to the peaceful and attractive Bamboo Room off the shared lanai. Perhaps even better was waking up the next morning knowing Lory’s home-baked treats were about to be served, along with a large, luscious salad of...

Thank J M
Canning Vale, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Our room stepped out onto a wide verandah (lanai) which overlooked a huge lush garden of fruit and palm trees with a massive waterfall at the far end! Fresh fruit from the garden and home cooked pastries for breakfast (ask for the cream cheese and cranberry fiĺled croissants with an orange glaze)!! Lots of great local information from the lovely...

2Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the Hawaiian room for 3 nights at the end of our holiday. The room was so comfortable and quiet in a lovely neighborhood, but convenient to Hilo and the volcanoes we had come to see. I can't say enough about the breakfasts and particularly Lorys baking! Would happily stay again.

Thank jemhol
Kailua Kona, Hi
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This is a wonderful place, in a great location, with beautiful grounds, beautiful furnishings, all topped off with yummy homemade breakfast in the morning. You rock, Lory! We are so glad we found your B&B.

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Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed for just one night in June 2015, and this place completely exceeded our expectations. Beautiful and quiet location, lovely spacious room, amazing host and great breakfast. Room didn't have an air con but open windows and ceiling fan did the trick, we had a great nights' sleep. Bed is very comfortable. Gardens are spectacular with lots of exotic fruit...

Thank juliet298
Kawaihae, Hawaii
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

This charming home delivers perfection in accommodations, service and local flavor. Our bed was in the Goldilocks zone - just right. Slept like when we were kids. Ceiling fan kept us very comfortable, plenty of room and storage, lovely bath, decor was very appealing and not overdone or fussy. Our hostess pampered us with a royal spread at breakfast where...

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Hilosunshine, Owner at The Old Hawaiian B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. See you on your next trip to Hilo. Lory

Hackensack, NJ
Reviewed 14 May 2015

My husband & I stayed in the Hawaiian room April 19-23rd last month. It is spacious, quite room with a very comfortable bed & a large bathroom. We used the ceiling fan at night and were very comfortable. As others have noted, breakfast is delicious and Lory is such a gracious host.

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
Reviewed 19 March 2015

I highly recommend this B&B, the host is wonderful, warm and inviting. I looked forward to breakfast every day...the food was great. The room was awesome, lots of room, very quiet and just comfortable to be in.

Thank sznlmn
Reviewed 17 February 2015

The Old Hawaiian B&B is a beautiful property in a wonderful location. Apart from the proximity to two natural attractions that are State Parks, the rear of the property extends to short walking trails along the river's bluff. It was also very convenient to both downtown Hilo (literally only a 10-minute drive) and roads out of town that avoided downtown...

Thank Rick H

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Hawaiian B&B is a two story 'Olde Hawaiian Style' home located on 1/2 acre of gorgeous landscaped grounds, backing onto State-owned land, and the Wailuku River. It is situated in one of the most peaceful and tropical areas of Hilo, and only two blocks from the Boiling Pots Park, which has an overlook of the river. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Hawaiian B&B

Address: 1492 Wailuku Dr, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-1254
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: RM470 - RM727 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Hawaiian B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Very quite”
 of 5 bubbles Noelle772, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Hawaiian Room very large with large bathroom, Sunrise Room well set up”
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“Follow their directions to find the place!”
 of 5 bubbles 581tk, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Sunrise Room has lots of windows facing east. The Bamboo Room is smaller. It's also darker, less windows.”
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