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Recent Hilo District reviews
"Jim and Kepi are amazing hosts - not too close but not too far away. I stayed alone for approximately 6 nights. They are happy to give advice about places to go, things to see, restaurants, etc. Suitable for nearly anyone."
Guest: Ethan D.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 28, 2015
"Hilo Hale is conveniently located about 10 minutes drive from downtown Hilo, and close to the KTA grocery store and Prince Kuhio mall. At the same time, it is set in a large garden in a quiet and safe neighbourhood.
The house is spacious, clean and comfortable, as well as light and bright. With plenty of windows to open for a through breeze, the lack of air conditioning is not an issue. The kitchen is rather old-fashioned, but functional with the usual appliances in good working order. No oven and no dishwasher is a bit of a shame in an otherwise well equipped house, but with a toaster oven and the huge old porcelain sink we did fine. The cookware was good and there were a few staples waiting for us, but surprisingly no foil, plastic wrap, or ziplock bags.
Washer and dryer are fine, although located outside and under the kitchen in a very low-ceilinged space where anyone over 5’2 would have to stoop. Laundry detergent was supplied, but nothing else.
It was lovely to have a bathtub, not only a shower, in a nice bathroom. The one bathroom was enough for the two of us, but for four people there could be a bit of a traffic jam.
The location is an excellent base for trips to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, to Pahoa and Puna, to the string of beaches along Kalanianaole Avenue, to the Hamakua coast, and is also quite handy to the new Saddle Road."
Guest: Two retired CanadiansDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
"We arrived to a clean and well-stocked condo. It's not the Ritz, folks, but it was clean, comfortable, well-stocked, and in a perfect location. We enjoyed the view and seeing whales from the lanai with the binoculars provided. The location was convenient to our planned activities, yet away from any noisy town traffic. Our favorite part was snorkeling next door with the turtles. We went just before sunset and there were about 30 turtles in the lagoon. We hiked around volcanoes national park, and enjoyed the fresh produce and the lilikoi butters at the farmers market. But, the most amazing day was at Imiloa planetarium. We went for an hour show and none of us was ready to leave after 4 hours, including our four year old. We have been to planetaria in Los Angeles and Chicago, but prefer this one. Our presenter, Cam, also works at Mauna Kea on the telescopes. He was very informative as well as patient and inspiring for our child. The food at Imiloa was the best we tasted of any restaurant in Hilo.
This condo was a great place to stay and we will definitely try to stay in this unit again."
Guest: Declan's MomDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 9, 2015
"The house is spotless and everything works great. We finally had a place we could catch up on our laundry. We enjoyed dinners and wine on the water by taking a couple chairs out back. Great internet. We would drive to Hilo everyday, which isn't bad at all. We did the Volcano one day. That also didn't take long to get there. A great deall for this location. The owner sent a guide of things to do. We used that and the Hawaii Revealed book at the home to tour around. So many great places to see. We really discovered this side of the Island. We are already planning our next stay."
Guest: Linda S.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 21, 2015