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Arnott's Lodge

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Really friendly and helpful staff. Just outside of the hustle of Hilo near the swimming beach with turtles. They have hire bikes to get into town. Was clean and I think really worth staying at- nice part of Hilo .

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

Aloha to our guests from Brisbane! Mahalo for the positive review. It is our goal to assist our guests to make the most of their Big Island adventure. And we just bought 3 brand new bikes for guests to enjoy! We hope to see you again soon on your next trip to Hilo. Aloha!

Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We had the studio apartment, great price, staff were super neat, great place to stay if you keen to get a bit more stuck in rather than just lying on the beach. Hawaii Island is a bit more than just a get away and arnotts lodge is a great base to experience the full potential of the island

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

Mahalo for taking the time to review Arnott's Lodge. We always are looking for ways to improve customer satisfaction. We hope you enjoyed your stay and took home great memories of the Big Island. We welcome you back soon. Aloha!

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Arnott's Lodge pretty much delivers what says: comfortable, affordable, no thrills accommodation. At the deluxe level you get your own room with ensuite in a cottage with shared kitchen and lounge. Alternatively there are dormitories with shared facilities. The Lodge is clean, the staff are friendly and the sensible rules attract guests looking for a quiet night's sleep rather than...

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

Aloha to our guests from Perth! Mahalo for your thorough and honest review. We appreciate your feedback. Affordable, yes! No thrills accommodation, yes! We are not located in the downtown area but a 5 minute drive into town. So if you want the conveniences of markets and centralized restaurants a car is needed. For those that don't drive or want...

Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

I had a wonderful stay at Arnotts lodge...accommodation was very clean and comfortable.I also met some wonderful people there.. The tours offered were fantastic, I would highly recommend the Mauna Kea Summit trip and the Volcanos National Park Thanks for a great time in Hilo

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

Aloha and mahalo for the awesome review. Yes, we are a great place to chill, relax and bring your blood pressure down. You can't beat our location and there is none like it. Our goal is cleanliness, customer service and keeping costs for travelers low. In addition, you probably got substantial discounts on our tours for staying 2 nights or...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 5 August 2015

I have been here 22 years ago, just 3 years after Arnott opened this great place. Fascinating how this place has developed and the core remains - one of the friendliest and relaxed places I have ever stayed at, 22 years ago and today. And this was the reason to book again when I planned my honeymoon this year. Staff...

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

Aloha to our visiting friends from Hamburg! We are glad to hear that you returned to stay with us after 22 years and on your honeymoon!! Congratulations!! We just celebrated our 25 birthday of the lodge and we're continuously blessed with returned guests and new guests that are experiencing us for the first time. We're always making improvements to the...

Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We had a very comfortable, super clean room. It's not elegant, but it's quite comfortable and you have access to everything you need, including Kona coffee blend! The staff were wonderful and welcoming. Took a tour with LAUREN (best tour guide ever!) and appreciated SARAH's help at the front desk. We would stay there again without hesitation.

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

Aloha to our guests from Vermont! Mahalo for taking the time to review Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures. We do not claim that we are an "elegant" lodge so luxury, room service and restaurant is not what we provide. If you want a clean place to lay your head, walk to the ocean and go on our tours then Arnott's...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Arnott's lodge is fantastic. For the same price I paid for a dorm in a hostel near Waikiki beach, I got a secure twin share room with a friend in a really nice beach-hut inspired lodge. Facilities are better than some of the standard hotels I've stayed at back in Sydney! Close distance to some snorkelling spots, the staff are...

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

Aloha to our guests from Sydney! Mahalo for choosing Arnott's Lodge and the awesome review! We strive to provide a great facility at no frills for all type of travelers. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Hilo. Aloha

boynton beach
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Arrived to find no central A/C or even a wall unit. Had to ask for two small portable fans to make sleeping tolerable for two people. Location accommodations were OK. I would say one step above a youth hostel. The worst part, however, was the non-stop barking of the neighbor's dog. Morning, afternoon or evening that dog was always barking...

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

Aloha, mahalo for taking the time to review Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures. You either booked a room that was a semi-private or a 1BR suite (twin) that did not have air condition. We are looking to possibly install air condition in all of our units in the future. Currently all of our deluxe and some of our semi-private units...

North Tonawanda, New York
Reviewed 12 July 2015

My husband and I stayed at Arnott's Lodge while touring the Big Island. We stayed for 2 nights. It was very nice. The room was clean, the common area's of bathroom and kitchen were clean. The main common areas, were also clean and well cared for. We used the laundry while we were there as well. The staff was knowledgeable...

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

Aloha to our guests from New York! Mahalo for your positive review. Our goal is to provide a clean place to stay, awesome customer service and great tours. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience. We are a lodge where travelers meet other travelers. We hope to see you soon on your next visit to Hilo....

Chengdu, China
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Stayed here two nights due to close with the Hilo Airport, and ride bike outside to the town and even airport for the daily tour of Volcano..the black sand beach beside the lodge and the staff service, the room conditions are all perfect.

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

Aloha to our guest from China! Mahalo for choosing Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures and for the awesome review. I feel we are located in the best place in Hilo and as you explored the area by bike you can see why. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to the Big Island. Aloha

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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: ₹ 8,267 - ₹ 12,165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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“The 1st floor rooms are pretty bright, sunny & quiet !”
 of 5 bubbles shaktim2017, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Spring for a deluxe room - you get your own bathroom, access to a kitchen, and more privacy. ”
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“Respect your fellow travellers privacy”
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“deluxe rooms are excellent value”
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“The suite had two bedrooms, and a sleeper sofa in the living room.”
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