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Hilltop Legacy

57 Hina St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2005
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#15 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Hilo
The Hilltop Legacy is a beautiful Hilo vacation rental conveniently located in downtown Hilo Bay. The Hilltop Legacy Vacation Rental could not be in a better location for your exciting Hilo Vacation. The Hilltop Legacy is located in Hilo is just a short 5 minute walk to the many shops, restaurants and museums that downtown Hilo has to offer. Although the Hilltop Legacy is so close to downtown Hilo Bay, You still have the amazing privacy and views that you can't find at any of the hotels in Hilo. Unlike many of the Hilo hotels, this vacation rental truly offers all the conveniences of being in town while at the same time having the relaxing and peaceful country atmosphere.
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dmbmtrip wrote a review Jun 2021
North Potomac, Maryland46 contributions54 helpful votes
We booked our room and were able to get a great price. The staff is accommodating. It is important to make sure if you have more than two people to get an extra room. The staff does their best to make sure that you are comfortable. Lastly the staff is very friendly. Thanks
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sarah-schmidt0285 wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions7 helpful votes
This is basically a step up from a hostel since you get a private room and bathroom. The bed, floor, and bathroom were clean and the linens and towels were the newest things in the room, and having a mini fridge, microwave, and coffee maker was a functional plus. Parking is limited in front of the house which sucks, but at least there is additional parking by the grassy area. If you like a place with character and has basic amenities that is still dependable, clean, and safe, then this is a great place to stay. Random quirky fact: there is an on-site outdoor cat who is super friendly and social. Only things I would fix: clean the dusty fan, fix the rain gutter outside my window that creates a noisy waterfall on the metal roof whenever it rains, and get rid of those damn invasive coqui frogs that are so loud and kept me up at night (last one is unrealistic, don't take it seriously, you can't escape those frogs if you visit Hawaii).
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Kelly wrote a review Sep 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Our first night after 10 hours in the air a friendly man, Lee, welcomed us along with two outdoor kitties. One was very shy and the other greeted us with meows. Plenty of parking. As we walked up to house, I saw a glorious brown rooster and a black wild boar in the yard. They quickly ran away and we didnt see them again but it was so cool! The island has many creatures roaming around like goats in the hills and chickens on the side of the road. The room we chose had a wonderful view just like the picture on the website of Hilo. It also had a small kitchenette. We enjoyed the extra space. The next day we drove to Carlsmith beach and swam with two sea turtles! Lava rocks made it challenging but part of the fun to get in and out of the water. Wear beach shoes if you have them. We also hit up the Saturday farmers market and found a few gems. We also had a quick lunch at the Dragon Kitchen Sushi near the market. I had a ahi bowl and it was fresh and amazing. The gentleman who made my dish was very nice and wanted to make sure it was right. Lots of wonderful experiences in Hilo!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Tiara L wrote a review Oct 2018
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Excellent location. Near Hilo and it was just a short walk to town. Room was really clean with a comfortable bed. We had a room with a beautiful ocean view. We had a wonderful stay. We’ll be back to stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
eurekay wrote a review Sep 2018
Jakarta, Indonesia473 contributions50 helpful votes
Having read all the horror stories about this property on TA, google reviews, and Booking.com, I have to admit that I was dreading my stay at this place. I am glad to say that we did survive and although it was not as horrible as we had imagined, certain aspects of the horrible reviews were true. I hate to write bad reviews, especially since the owner's father was really nice and he did his best to be a good host (The owner himself, we never met during our stay). Checking in: the property uses codes for the front door and rooms, and you're supposed to get these codes before you arrive as there isn't always someone there to check you in. I tried to contact them a week before arriving via the Booking.com app. No response. Twice. I then tried emailing and texting them and finally got a reply confirming my booking, but still no code or instructions. We decided to try our luck, and luckily the owner's father was there to check us in. However, he was surprised his son did not send us the codes, as he said he was not always there. So if you decide to stay here, please make sure you did receive a code, especially if you don't have a local mobile number to call them with and want to avoid huge roaming charges. The property: I can see that this was a beautiful family mansion in the 1940s. Unfortunately it seemed no renovation has been done since then. It is riddled with rust, mold, worn carpet and furnitures, and rotten wood. It felt like entering a museum from the WWII era. It was clean enough though, as long as you don't look too closely. Walls are also very thin, so good luck if you have early risers neighbours. Housekeeping: this area is quite lacking I'm afraid. When attempting to use the coffee machine, I found that the inside was covered with some fine herb-like leaves. So I took it to the bathroom to rinse, and what came out was 2 big dirt-like lumps. Upon closer inspection, they appeared to be old tea bags that perhaps the previous occupants decided to throw into the machine, and have been there for God knows how long. I was shocked and beyond disgusted at that point and could not bring myself to pick them up. The owner's father apologized profusely, cleaned the mess and the coffee machine for us, but I couldn't bring myself to touch the thing for the rest of my stay. That night, we also intended to drink the hot chocolate they provided in the room, only to find out that it has expired in April 2018 (5 months ago). As for the positives, the location is great. Quite close to shops, laundry, gas stations, but you do need a car as it is up a hill. Views from the room was fantastic.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$78 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilltop Legacy
Which popular attractions are close to Hilltop Legacy?
Nearby attractions include Lyman Museum (0.8 km), St. Joseph Catholic Church, (0.9 km), and Naha Stone (1.0 km).
Is parking available at Hilltop Legacy?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilltop Legacy?
Conveniently located restaurants include Liko Lehua Cafe, Short & Sweet Bakery & Cafe, and Pho Viet.
Are there any historical sites close to Hilltop Legacy?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kaipalaoa Landing (1.4 km).