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Arnott's Lodge

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Arnotts lodge was fantastic, both the accommodation and the tours. We stayed in a three bedroom suite which just had new aircons put in. They were great! Doug is lovely and so were the tour guides, with the trip to manua kea with bear being my favourite. It's really close to the beach which is fantastic, for getting in and... More 

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

Aloha and mahalo for your positive review. We're glad to hear that you participated in our tours as well. Doug Arnott started Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures in 1990 and he takes pride of the facilities. Constant renovations and upgrades are always made. We will extend your compliments to Bear. Bear loves being a tour guide and we are happy... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I read other reviews about this place before we decided to stay there, and the were all spot on. We read that Arnott's is a no frills hostel/hotel designed for hikers and was know to be super clean. We are used to staying in much more fancy hotels, but figured we be adventerous and give it a shot. We are... More 

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

Aloha and mahalo for your great review! Your adventurous spirit found a gem in Hilo and we're glad to hear that this will be the place for you on your next future visits. We maintain a clean place for our guests and our staff embodies the Aloha spirit. Our 1BR suites have been popular for those that want a bigger... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The staff was very helpful and friendly, offering great advice when asked. The dorms have plenty of space (no bunk beds) and all the facilities are remarkably clean. Common area outside is nice with plenty of space to hang out.

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

Aloha, and mahalo for your great review! We do our best to be a clean and comfortable place for our guests to rest and meet other travelers. The dormitories are an ideal spot for this. We did do away with bunk beds, and we think the more open rooms with fewer guests packed in are a big improvement. We hope... More 

San Diego, California
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108 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I don't know why, but seeing Arnott's as I'd drive to Hilo's beaches always piqued my interest. We ended up deciding to stay here during part of our most recent trip, given the positive reviews. We were looking forward to being out of Hilo's center proper, but as my boyfriend noticed, it's kind of weird to drive through the industrial... More 

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

Aloha and thanks for the extensive review. I'm glad you finally stayed at Arnott's as you obviously appreciated the area we are in. As you said you had lived in Hilo your comment passing through the industrial area seems strange as all over the world one has to pass through less desirable areas to get to the nice areas. Did... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Nicely renovated semi private facalities. Great shared kitchen. Very clean and well kept. Only 45mins from the volcanoes and 10mins into Hilo. The staff were also very friendly and was nice to help celebrate Arnotts 26th Birthday.

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

Mahalo for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay. We are also glad you were able to be with us for our birthday celebration :) Come see us again sometime! More 

Munich, Germany
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105 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Reasons to stay here: + quiet location (own transport required) + good value for money + attentive staff (Brittany and Sarah) and friendly hosts + nice outside lounge area with separate TV room + 'quiet zone' enforced from 10pm + no bunk beds, only individual beds in dormitory + clean and well equipped kitchen + great shower in male dormitory... More 

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

Mahalo for your excellent review! We appreciate your compliments, and have passed them on to Brittany and Sarah. We strive to provide a clean, comfortable environment for all of our guests, including campers, dormitory guests, and private rooms. We consider our location to be ideal: far enough from downtown to provide a reliably quiet night for sleeping. However, for those... More 

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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Really great location in Hawaii Big Island. We stayed at Arnott's Lodge as backpackers on their Campsite. The kitchens and "bathrooms" were clean, only that there could be more silverware in the kitchens. In the big loungearea you can hang around and have great chats with other guests. We also booked the Mauna Kea Sunset Tour at Arnott's Adventures. Our... More 

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

Aloha, and mahalo for your review! We are always happy to hear from our campers :) Camping is a great low-cost way to tour the island, and we are one of the very few places to camp on the east side! We like to know how to help our campers have a great time, and we are glad Miranda was... More 

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32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had a one bedroom suite for only one night but would have happily stayed longer if our schedule allowed. The suite was impeccably clean. Simply furnished but more than adequate in very way. The kitchen was handy to have (fridge in our bedroom). Absolute highlight was breakfast on the balcony with geckos frolicking around us. Staff were great; helpful,... More 

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

Aloha, and mahalo for your review! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! One of our main goals is to provide clean rooms, and we are very pleased to hear that you felt they were up to your standards. We are also very fond of our gecko friends: they help keep the local insect... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

A group of 6 of us stayed for 4 nights. The apartment was perfect for us, and the new air-conditioning was appreciated! Doug and his staff were very friendly. The mauna kea tour is a must do! The lodge is a little out of town so I wold recommend hiring a car, it's a hot walk to the nearest restaurant!

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

Aloha, and mahalo for your great review! We appreciate all of our guests, and we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and tour with us! We are also very glad to hear that you enjoyed the new air-conditioning units. Pretty soon we hope to have them in all of our rooms! We love our location: it's definitely... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Arnott's Lodge offers a good base to explore Big Island. We loved the not so touristy town of Hilo, as well as the unique beaches of the westcoast. For travelers without car (and those who enjoy biking), Arnott's Lodge offers beach-cruiser-bicycles to a fair price. Bring food, since there's no café or restaurant close. Don't expect hikes if you book... More 

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

Mahalo for your great review! We are always glad to hear when a guest appreciates what we are offering. We definitely consider ourselves to be a good base as well. We are not designed to entertain you all day, but rather to provide a comfortable, clean and secure place to sleep at night after you return from your Big Island... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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  • 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: $159 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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“With such a wide variety of accommodations available, read the description of your chosen room closely to assure it meets your requirements.”
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 of 5 bubbles RFDjr, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I chose a semi-private room, private room, shared bathroom with 2 other rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 799franckr, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If staying in a suite, ask for one overlooking the pond nearby. They have a great view with the chance to see some local wildlife.”
 of 5 bubbles Wanderer_787, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Only one-bed room has A/C”
 of 5 bubbles HJChou, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go for a private suite so you don't have to share a bathroom or common area. The units on the 2nd floor are the only ones with AC.”
 of 5 bubbles Joe300g, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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