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Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like to stay somewhere unique and very special then this is the place for you. The property is spectacular, the common areas and bedrooms are all put together with love, excellent taste and a keen eye for detail, and Claudia the proprietress is a charming hostess. The gardens, grounds and ponds are something out of a jungle fantasy... More 

Thank GringoPerdido5262
Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Claudia for the wonderful stay :) my husband and I as well as a close friend stayed in her Coconut Palm Room for three nights. The room was cozy, clean and overall really nice, breakfast was perfect with coffee, fresh fruit, Müsli, homemade muffins and one warm dish (varying every day, being yummy every day). When we took... More 

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Delray Beach
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I learned a lesson with my visit to this B and B. When a website is so thorough in it's description of policy for refunds, BEWARE! The cost for our 7 night stay was debited from our credit card, 1/2 at booking and 1/2 30 days prior to our arrival. I assumed that the fact that there was no air... More 

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seasonedscreener, Owner at At the Beach with Friends Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

For the first three days Kathy thanked me profusely for the services I provided. The reason given to me for the early departure was that Kathy's husband wanted to go somewhere with air conditioning, being from Florida where they have it in their homes he was bothered by the humidity. The homes in Hilo do not have air conditioning because... More 

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

My friend & I had a lovely 2 night stay with Claudia. The room & en-suite were spacious, clean & nicely decorated. Breakfast was delicious with fresh fruit, home made muesli & muffins. The house is close to Richardson's Beach, surrounded in a tropical garden & within easy access to town with good roads to the volcano & other attractions.... More 

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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We stayed here for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. Claudia is a delight, and takes great care of her guests. She made us a wonderful breakfast every morning with lots of coffee. She then took the time to sit with us and share her advice for the activities we had planned for the day. Her advice was spot... More 

Thank Karla P
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our 2 nights here. Claudia is a fantastic cook and kept us company at breakfast with her friendly stories and advice. When I told her I was wheat-free she had no problem accommodating my needs the next morning. The place is a little tricky to find at first (hint: it's not the house with... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I can't say enough positive things about this bed and breakfast and it's owner, Claudia. As soon as you arrive (rent a car), you are welcomed by lush immaculately landscaped gardens. The house is large, clean, inviting and very well decorated. you get fresh towels every day and new sheets if you stay longer than two days. Claudia welcomed us... More 

Thank Whitney M
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136 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

If you plan to visit Hilo and are looking for a B&B consider staying with Claudia “At the Beach with Friends”. Across a quiet road from the black sand beach of Richardson State Park, the setting is stunning and very convenient. The house is large and tropical, reminiscent of our years in South East Asia. We stayed in the Lagoon... More 

Thank Clay W
London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Such a lovely place, we had the bamboo room, large airy and very comfortable bed. Every you may need is taken care of, beach towels, flippers mask all there to be made use of. Beautiful setting with lovely garden just across the road from one of the many beach parks in Hilo. Freshly cooked healthy breakfasts daily and tea coffee... More 

Thank Jonny97
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2016

This was a most delightful B&B. Home cooked, healthy breakfasts, coffee & tea made available all day, a lovely beachside but intimate rainforest oasis location around a water and fish filled lava tube made this a gem of a place to stay. Claudia, the owner is simply delightful, and so accommodating...she loves a chat and provides excellent local knowledge about... More 

Thank Loren B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Private guest wing on a lagoon across from Hilo's favorite swimming beaches. Luxury ocean view accommodations for $150-$175, king beds, ensuite baths, free WiFi, flat screen TVs, computer with highspeed internet, common sitting room/lounge area, games, books, & hot buffet breakfast. Small refrigerators in room and tea service available in common room. Triple room available. Beach towels, folding chairs,coolers flashlights and umbrellas on hand. ... more   less 

Additional Information about At the Beach with Friends Bed & Breakfast

Address: 369 Nene St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4942
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: ₹ 11,523 - ₹ 11,523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
At The Beach With Friends Bed And Breakfast
At The Beach With Friends Hotel Hilo
At The Beach With Friends Bed & Breakfast Hilo, Hawaii
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“All the rooms are wonderful!”
 of 5 bubbles 120karlap, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Bamboo room with sliding door was wonderful!”
 of 5 bubbles B531, 4 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The wi-fi works in the common room so maybe a bedroom closer to the common room would get wi-fi too.”
 of 5 bubbles LaBeau808, 27 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The Coconut Palm room had an extra bed, so we had lots of room!”
 of 5 bubbles Christine01930, 16 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The largest and most private room was the honeymoon suite.”
 of 5 bubbles JJBHtravelers, 6 Sep 2014 | Read review
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